2014 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase

On April 2nd, the Faculty and Students of the College of Education had the opportunity to showcase the research they have been working on. Below is a listing of the presentations that were available at the Showcase. Presenters and Research Studies Faculty invited paper presentation (4:15-5:00): Dr. Kaye Dotson & Dr. Hui Bian: Supervision on Site:  A Critical Factor in the Online Facilitated Internship Faculty invited round table presentation (5:00-5:45): Dr. Martin Reardon: Crumbling Barriers: A Comparative Study of International Teachers’ Experience of Educational Leadership Continue reading →

ECU in the National Spotlight for edTPA

2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference. Learn more about the implementation of edTPA at the ECU College of Education. This national conference was held November 1-2 at the University of San Diego. Over 400 representatives from higher education participated in this event, where those new to edTPA and experienced users asked difficult questions and shared strategies and best practices with colleagues from across the country. The videos and PowerPoint presentations below are highlights from the conference. Please share them with your colleagues and other stakeholders to Continue reading →

LEED: A new member of the CPED Consortium

The College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership (LEED) was accepted as a member of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) Consortium. CPED is a global initiative, developing an innovative Knowledge Forum of rigorous, applied research relative to impactfully improving P-20 educational opportunities. Over the past two years, the faculty in LEED have worked with members of CPED to revise the Doctor of Education program at East Carolina University by using CPED principles to ground their work. Response from Dr. Jim McDowelle, Ed.D. Continue reading →

ECU Hosts Lawmakers to Evaluate New Teacher Program

Story by Sara Dodrill, WITN Lawmakers Evaluate State-Funded Mentoring Program (full video story). A group of state lawmakers stopped by a Pitt County school on Wednesday. The legislators spoke with teachers and school administrators about a state-funded mentoring program and whether it’s paying off. The New Teacher Support Program was created by ECU’s College of Education. It’s designed to help beginning teachers by providing them with a coach who guides them through their first few years as an educator. Several teachers at Wellcome Middle School Continue reading →

edTPA @ AACTE’s Annual Meeting: A Recap

By Omar Davis Did you attend the edTPA-related sessions at AACTE’s Annual Meeting this year? If not, here’s a taste of what you missed! Click here to view a list of the descriptions and presenters for the various sessions that provided attendees the opportunity to converse with other users of edTPA. A highlight of the conference was the edTPA breakfast hosted by SCALE, which drew more than 200 attendees. In her opening remarks, AACTE President/CEO Sharon P. Robinson championed edTPA, emphasizing that it was developed Continue reading →

ECU’s Teacher Education Programs Take Center Stage at National Education Conference

At the annual AACTE conference, ECU faculty led a Major Forum on Taking Charge of Change in teacher preparation and numerous other sessions. The Major Forum, Taking Charge of Change in Educator Preparation: Reinvention, Reform, and Strengthened Collaboration, focused on highlighting how innovative programs are reforming their practice with an eye to improving PK-12 student achievement and experiences. Participants in the weekend discussion included Dr. Kristen Cuthrell, ECU; Laurie Edmondson, Drury University; Mary Gendernalik-Cooper, University of Mary Washington; Roy Jones, Call Me Mister Program; Charles Peck, University of Washington Seattle.  Dr. Ann Bullock, ECU, Continue reading →

ECU Professor Joins National Press Briefing on Teacher Performance Assessment

The College of Education at East Carolina University was the only institute of higher education represented at the American Association of College Teacher Education press briefing that marked the national launch of teacher performance assessment, referred to as edTPA, after two years of field testing. edTPA was designed to set a national standard of assessing the capabilities of aspiring teachers, similar to the bar exam for law students. Teacher education candidates seeking their initial teaching license submit an edTPA portfolio of materials and a video Continue reading →

ECU Educators’ Text Chosen for Superintendent Program

A book co-authored by two East Carolina University education professors has been selected as general leadership text for a UNC program designed to prepare experienced principals for superintendency. The UNC Center for School Leadership will use “Leading with Emotion” (Scarecrow Press, 2002), co-written by James O. McDowelle and Kermit G. Buckner, in its Leadership Program for Future Superintendents sessions of the Principals’ Executive Program (PEP) in June. “Of all the arenas in which leaders function, the education environment is one of the most highly emotional,” Continue reading →

ECU Professor joins Teacher Educator Standards Commission

Greenville, NC – Jane Carol Manner, associate elementary education professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been selected by the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) to participate on the Teacher Educator Standards Commission for 2005-2006. The Commission, which works to refine current standards of practice for teacher educators nationally and develop appropriate assessment devices for each standard, is divided into three teams. Each team is dedicated to one of the group’s three strands of activities. The Standards Writing Team reviews current literature and Continue reading →