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 →

Teacher provides help, hope | The Daily Reflector

Teacher provides help, hope | The Daily Reflector. By Jane Dail The Daily Reflector March 13, 2014 This year’s top educator only has been on the job for five years but has won praise for making a difference in the lives of the children she helps mold. Eastern Elementary School third grade teacher Jami Dickerson was named the 2014-15 Pitt County Teacher of the Year at the Pitt County Farm Bureau Teacher of the Year Banquet Wednesday afternoon at Rock Springs Center. Pitt County Schools Continue reading →

Business, Marketing, and Info Technology Ed Conference

The 31st Annual Atlantic Coast Business, Marketing, and Information Technology Education Conference was held at the North Raleigh Hilton on February 27 and 28. This annual event was sponsored by the Department of Information and Library Science at ECU and was huge success. The conference theme was Digital Literacy for Developing 21st Century Skills. Approximately 150 business and marketing education teachers and librarians attended the conference. The conference consisted of over 40 concurrent sessions addressing topics ranging from technology, financial literacy, teaching strategies, and trends Continue reading →

Service-Learning Component to MSA Degree Recognized

The master of school administration degree (MSA) in the College of Education prepares individuals to become school leaders. The MSA degree includes a significant service-learning component that requires students to complete six student service learning projects (SLP) in schools. Megan Newman, a Principal Fellow student, is conducting ongoing training sessions with beginning teachers at Wintergreen Primary School and Wintergreen Intermediate School in Greenville, N.C., as part of her SLP. Through this project, Newman aspires to improve teaching and learning in the participants’ classrooms and provide Continue reading →

Performance-Based Test for Teachers Rolls Out

Performance-Based Test for Teachers Rolls Out. Jaclyn Midgette, helps Trell Chalmers, 10, with his homework while others play at recess. Midgette, a 4th grade reading and social studies teacher at Bullock Elementary School in Sanford, N.C., was part of the pilot group who took the new edTPA, a performance-based licensure test, when she was in school at East Carolina University.

100 Google Tricks for Teachers | TeachHUB | Diigo

100 Google Tricks for Teachers | TeachHUB | Diigo. It’s Google’s world, we’re just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save Continue reading →