College of Education to host first Edcamp.

ECU’s College of Education will be hosting the first EdcampECU on Saturday, April 23, on the ECU main campus. EdcampECU is an “unconference” designed to provide FREE participant-driven professional development for P-12 educators with a focus on educational technology. Teachers, specialists, administrators and district personnel that are ready to share, collaborate and learn about educational technology are encouraged to attend. Participants can have an active role at edcamp by proposing a session topic, voting on proposed topics, choosing what sessions to attend and how they Continue reading →

ECU graduate Erin Kessel named Teacher of the Year

THE DAILY REFLECTOR For Creekside Elementary School teacher Erin Kessel, the time she spends with her students outside of the classroom is just as important as the time she spends in it. Her dedication to supporting students in their after-school activities, along with her passion for teaching and being a school leader, earned her the title of Pitt County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-17. She was presented the award Wednesday at the district’s annual Teacher of the Year Luncheon at Rock Springs Center. Continue reading →

People Need to Know: Confronting History in the Heartland — New book by Dr. Robert M. Lucas

The book,  People Need to Know: Confronting History in the Heartland by Dr. Robert M. Lucas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary & Middle Grades Education, has just been published by Lang Publishing Company. This book chronicles Dr. Lucas’ engaged research with students and their teacher “as they study the defining event in their community’s history.”  Dr. Lucas presents an approach to teaching and learning in social studies that fully engages students to not only learn about the history of their community, but to Continue reading →

Learning Exchange: LUNCH SESSION – Design Thinking in Your Pedagogy

Sponsored by: the Wells Fargo Distinguished Professorship in Educational Leadership Participants are guided in an immersive activity that exposes participants to the full cycle of design thinking in a short timeframe. It will touch on the fundamental values of human-centered design: a bias toward action, a culture of iteration, and the importance of rapid prototyping. The latter portion of the session will unpack the results of the activity and tie them back to the day-to-day challenges that participants face in their home institution. Date: Tuesday, Continue reading →

Learning Exchange: FULL DAY SESSION – Design Thinking in Education

Learning Exchange Sponsored by: the Wells Fargo Distinguished Professorship in Educational Leadership Design Thinking in Education Your group brings in a set of key users for whom the participants act as designers, applying the lessons learned in the first session. In this exercise the participants break into small “design teams” to tackle an challenge important in higher education and rapidly prototype innovative solutions to that challenge. Date: Monday, March 21, 2016 Time: 10:00a.m.–3:00p.m. Location: Croatan Building- Green Room John Nash (PhD University of Wisconsin) is Continue reading →

From the TRC: Reluctant Readers

It’s the third Thursday of the month and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center (TRC) has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. Today we’ll cover one of our newest bibliographies, Reluctant Readers. The TRC has created, and constantly updates, an extensive list of bibliographies and guides available to help students, faculty and staff easily navigate our collections. Print copies for select topics are available in the TRC while our entire catalog of Continue reading →

Apply Now for ECU’s Online Teacher Education Partnership

Do you want to be a part of a profession that makes all others possible? Do you want to make a difference? Do you want a career that is meaningful, challenging, and creative? Are you looking for a degree program that will fit your busy lifestyle? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should become a teacher through State Employees’ Credit Union Partnership East! East Carolina University offers four-year teaching degrees through the  State Employees’ Credit Union Partnership East (SECU Continue reading →

College of Education hosts the 2015 NC Teacher of the Year

On October 19, 2015, Ms. Keana Triplett, the 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, visited East Carolina University. Over sixty students attended Ms.Triplett’s inspiring keynote address which was featured as a part of the Teacher Toolbox Workshop series, offered by the College of Education. A North Carolina Teaching Fellows graduate, Triplett earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education in 2005, and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology in December 2012, both from Appalachian State University. In 2014, she achieved National Continue reading →

Education Graduate Leads Middle Schoolers in Conducting Nature Research

By Crystal Baity ECU News Services Eighth-graders at C.M. Eppes Middle School hope to find out if a backyard weed actually contains some beneficial ingredients. Their teacher, Jennifer Stalls, an East Carolina University alumna and graduate student in the College of Education, brought the real-world research question to her science classes as a participant in the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development. Stalls is one of 42 educators from across North Carolina who completed a five-week summer research experience and two weeks of Continue reading →

ECU Graduate Presents at the NC New Teacher Support Eastern Institute for Beginning Teachers

Ms. Jami Dickerson, the 2014 Northeast North Carolina Teacher of the Year and an East Carolina University graduate was the keynote address for the NC New Teacher Support Program’s Institute held at NC State. Ms. Dickerson spoke about using brain-based principles to keep students active and involved in the classroom. Her use of active movements and music were great strategies to model for the beginning teachers in attendance. http://winmedia.ecu.edu/coe/elmid/Dickerson/Dickerson.mp4