ECU launches international online educational doctorate

Dec. 29, 2016 By Jackie Drake ECU News Services Educators around the world face many of the same difficulties when pursuing advanced degrees, like completing their research and dissertation while working, but East Carolina University now provides a unique solution. Earlier this year, the ECU College of Education launched a new program – the only one of its kind – where educators can earn their doctorate in educational leadership online in just three years, including the dissertation. Nationally, less than 40 percent of educators complete Continue reading →

Guili Zhang Elected as Chair of the American Evaluation Association Assessment in Higher Education TIG

At the 2016 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference recently held in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Guili Zhang was re-elected as Chair of the American Evaluation Association Assessment in Higher Education TIG. Dr. Zhang has also been serving as Chair of the Quantitative Methods TIG of AEA for the past 7 years. The American Evaluation Association is a professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and Continue reading →

Dr. Sandra Warren serves on plenary panel at Council of Chief State School Officers Fall Meeting

Dr. Sandra Warren, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Special Education Foundation and Research, recently served on a plenary panel discussing the role of formative assessment in balanced assessment systems at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Fall Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. Joining Dr. Warren on the panel were: Dr. Rick Stiggins, Founder & President, Pearson Assessment Training Institute; Dr. Margaret Heritage, Senior Scientist, WestEd; and Dr. Kenji Hakuta, Lee L. Jacks Professor, Stanford University. During the hour long conversation before Continue reading →

Faculty Author Abbie Brown Receives Outstanding Book Award

Abbie H. Brown, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education, received the Association of Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Design and Development Division’s Outstanding Book Award for his text, The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice, 3rd Edition (Routledge), co-authored with Tim D. Green of California State University, Fullerton. “We’re honored by the award, and deeply gratified the book has been so well received by educators and students of instructional design.” The award Continue reading →

Counselor Education Program welcomes new faculty

The Counselor Education Program is excited to have two new tenure-track faculty join the program Dr. Avent received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling and Counselor Education and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio for three years prior to coming to ECU. Her research interests include: examining the role of religion/spirituality in African American mental health Continue reading →

“Most Likely to Succeed” film screening inspires students and faculty

On Sept. 27th, the College of Education held a film screening of Most Likely to Succeed. The 82 people in the audience were a mixture of faculty and students.  Most Likely to Succeed aims to help all schools re-imagine their purpose and create learning experiences that prepare kids for life in the 21st Century. The film has been shown at multiple film festivals including Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival. These screenings create a space for meaningful and necessary discussion between educators, administrators, parents, and students about how steps Continue reading →

Fall 2016 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute

East Carolina University’s College of Education hosted the Fall 2016 Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute on September 24, 2016 for ECU’s Literacy Leaders Board and educators from the Latham Clinical Schools Network, a privately funded partnership program that supports the enhancement of over 40 school systems in eastern North Carolina. The Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education in the College of Education held the conference at the Holiday Inn in Greenville, N.C. Dr. Grant Hayes, Dean of the College of Education welcomed Continue reading →

East Carolina University’s College of Education welcomed visitors from Hiroshima University Sept. 18-21.

The international educational exchange and partnership has existed for 20 years, allowing faculty and students from ECU, Pitt County Schools and Hiroshima University to share and learn from each other. Each summer two Pitt County teachers and an ECU faculty member are invited to go to Hiroshima, present at a conference and meet graduate students who will come to ECU in the fall. While in Greenville, the Hiroshima University graduate students visited classes at Elmhurst and Wahl-Coats elementary schools and C.M. Eppes Middle School. They Continue reading →

ECU Mathematics Education well represented at Meredith Mathematics Leadership Institute

 A few Pirates invaded Raleigh, NC this past summer for the Meredith Mathematics Leadership Institute (MMLI) on July 26-28. Dr. Charity Cayton, Dr. Maureen Grady, Dr. Ron Preston, and Dr. Katie Schwatz were each invited to share their expertise at the event.(http://www.meredith.edu/academics/schools/natural_and_mathematical_sciences/mathematics/mmsi/leadership-institute-description) The MMLI is a K-8 professional development opportunity for principals, district supervisors, mathematics coordinators, full-time coaches and lead teachers to come learn about research-based, best practices for the mathematics classroom. The institute includes the session offered in July 2016, as well as a Continue reading →

Co-Planning and Co-Teaching: Coast to coast

Dr. Charity Cayton and Dr. Maureen Grady spent much of their summer co-planning and co-teaching from the East Coast to the West Coast. They began in Atlanta, GA in June, where they presented six co-planning strategies at the Annual Conference for the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (http://mte-partnership.com/). These strategies were developed at East Carolina University in conjunction with two other Mathematics Education colleagues, Dr. Ron Preston and Dr. Rose Sinicrope. In July, their travels then took them to the University of South Florida in Tampa Continue reading →