Brittany Camut, student in the MAEd-READ graduate program, has been recognized by the Town of Cary, NC Chamber of Commerce with a 2014-2015 First Year Teacher Award. Brittany is a May 2013 Magna Cum Laude graduate of East Carolina University’s Elementary Education Program with a concentration in mathematics. Immediately following graduation, Brittany enrolled in the MAEd-READ graduate program, became a member of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted licensure cohort, and assumed a position as a second grade teacher at Morrisville Elementary School in the Wake County Public School System. Brittany credits her success as an educator to her family, friends, colleagues, and East Carolina University, whose scholarly programs, dedicated educators, and committed advisors have helped her chart her future path as a literacy leader within her school and within the Wake County School system.
The COE Research Committee is proud to announce the 2015 College of Education Faculty and Student Research Showcase. Please plan to attend and participate in this event on Wednesday, March 25 from 4:00-6:00PM in Mendenhall 244.
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Mendenhall room 244
Presenters and Research Studies:
Faculty invited paper presentation (4:15-5:00):
- Dr. Benjamin Blaisdell (SEFR), Schools as Racial Spaces: Understanding and Resisting Structural Racism
Faculty invited round table presentation (5:00-5:45):
- Dr. Abbie Brown (MSITE), 3D Printing in Instructional Settings: Identifying A Curricular Hierarchy of Activities
- Drs. Christina Tschida, Judy Smith, & Liz Fogarty (ELMID), “It Just Works Better”: Introducing the 2:1 Model of Co-Teaching in Teacher Preparation
Graduate student poster presentations (5:00-5:45):
- Kristin Justice (ELEM), Thinking Maps and Latin Instruction
- Kathy Robertson (ELEM), Tutoring to Improve Language and Grammar Skills
- Kathryn V. Cayco (ELEM), Explicit Instruction vs. Student led Learning Experiences
- Ashley Lynn (ELEM), Literature Based Instruction vs. Phonics in Isolation
- Audrey Dexter (ELEM), The Effects of Music in the Elementary Classroom
- Melinda Harrell (ELEM), Math Notebooks: Should They be Structured for 6th Grade?
- Kelsey Shue (ELEM), Determining If the Use of Technology Has a Positive Effect on Math Fact Fluency and Automaticity
- Kelly Hylton (ELEM), Project Based Learning: Does it Make Science Education Better?
- Lisa Howell Langley (ELEM), Multiplication Fact Fluency: Traditional Instructional Practices versus iPad/Web Based Applications
- Catherine Bademian (ELEM), The Effects of Background Music on Student Work
- Lauren Griffin (ELEM), Best Small Group Reading Instruction Method for Upper Elementary: Guided Reading or Literature Circles?
- Jessica Stroud (ELEM), Will K-2 Students Produce Higher Scores on their DIBELS Reading Assessment if Tested in the Morning versus in the Afternoon?
- Samantha Dinner (ELEM), Stability Balls in the Classroom- Does Usage Increase Student Achievement?
- Blythe McGowan (ELEM), Reading Comprehension Strategies
- Tracy Lynn McIntyre (ELEM), Singapore Math: The Modeling of Word Problems
- Heather Marshall (ELEM), Does Integrating the Arts, Specifically Music, into the Math Class, Increase Student Performance?
- Jennifer Burleson (ELEM), The Effectiveness of Technology on Reading in the Classroom
For more information, contact the COE Research Committee:
ECU was well-represented at the NCCTM Eastern Region Conference in Kenansville on Saturday, February 14, 2014. Love was certainly in the air as president-elect, Dr. Ron Preston delivered the keynote address. It continued as Eastern Region President, Dr. Katie Schwartz led the event – both in terms of putting the conference together and facilitating on Saturday. Christie Wuebbles (alum) made many of the facility arrangements with James Sprunt Community College, where the conference was held. Many of MSITE’s grad students presented, most under the direction of Dr. Maureen Grady as part of their assessment work in MATE 6200:
Drs. Adu-Gyamfi, Grady, Preston, Schwartz, Sinicrope, and Thompson were in attendance along with MATE graduate students Gina Albright and Brooke Hill.
On March 25th, the College of Education and Department of Educational Leadership will host Michael W. Klein, J.D., Ph.D., CEO of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU). The purpose of NJASCU is to represent all state colleges of New Jersey outside of Rutgers before the NJ legislature and Governor Chris Christie.
Dr. Klein will visit courses in higher education law and finance this term. Faculty administrators and students are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion noon at Chili’s. Proposed topics of discussion include President Obama’s proposed ratings plan and free community-college proposal, performance-based funding, and policies regarding veterans and undocumented students.
Dr. Klein has published articles on intellectual property ownership, college finance, collective bargaining, and the First Amendment. His articles have appeared in the Journal of College and University Law, the Journal of Law & Education, the Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy, the Education Law and Policy Forum, On the Horizon, and the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. He co-authored a chapter on New Jersey’s higher education system in Richardson, R.C., Jr. & Martinez, M., (Eds.), Policy and Performance in American Higher Education: An Examination of Cases Across State Systems (2009). Dr. Klein’s op-ed pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the American Bar Association Journal, and Inside Higher Education.
Dr. Klein has made presentations at the International Conference of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/Institutional Management in Higher Education, the American Education Research Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Klein was a 2003 fellow of the Higher Education Law Roundtable at the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance, University of Houston Law Center, and a 2010-2011 Associate of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. He was a fellow of Leadership New Jersey in 2002. Dr. Klein is a member of the Policies and Purposes Committee and the Council of State Representatives for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Dr. Klein formerly served on the national Higher Education Government Relations Task Force.
Dr. Klein received a BA in history cum laude from Princeton University, and a JD from Boston College Law School. He received his PhD in Higher Education and Postsecondary Education at New York University.
2014 LEED Graduate Dr. Robin Hamilton had an article published on February 16, 2015 in ASCD Express entitled, “Transformative Kindergarten Transition Practices.” The article discusses the impact the transition into kindergarten can make on their future academic and social success. It also discusses different transition practices that are currently used.
Dr. Hamilton is currently the principal at Parsley Elementary School in Wilmington, NC, where some of the practices are being used. In 2014, Dr. Hamilton was the recipient of LEED’s 2014 Glatthorn Distinguished Dissertation award.
It is with great pleasure that the East Carolina University Master of Library Science degree program is able to announce that their degree program is now accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
ALA accreditation provides students, and alumni who qualify, the ability to apply for library positions in any library setting. ALA accreditation is seen as essential to MLS graduates seeking employment in academic and public libraries. It is a required standard by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Graduating from an ALA-accredited program provides greater flexibility in the types of libraries that students and alumni can apply for and enhances career mobility. Most employers, except school libraries, require an ALA-accredited master’s for most professional level positions.
ALA accreditation indicates that the program has undergone a self-evaluation process, been reviewed by peers, and meets the Standards established by the American Library Association and Committee on Accreditation. Students currently in the program will receive an accredited degree upon graduation.
Alumni who graduated in 2013 and 2014 now have an accredited degree as well. However, for alumni who have graduated prior to 2013, the program cannot offer a path to altering their degree to become an accredited one, for example, taking an additional set of courses now that the program is accredited.
The College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education students receiving degrees. Friends and families of the graduates are cordially invited to attend. It is not necessary for graduates or guests to RSVP for this event. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.
For University Commencement Ceremony details and information about the ECU Commencement Weekend, please visit http://www.ecu.edu/commencement.
In this inaugural edition of From the TRC, the Teaching Resources Center would like to refresh the minds of the College of Education’s faculty, students and staff of our mission because it will also serve as the driving force behind this new weekly column: The mission of the Teaching Resources Center is to facilitate teaching and learning initiatives by providing resources and services to educators at all levels.” [emphasis added] It is my job to reach out to the College of Education and advertise the fact that the TRC’s collection and services does support educators at all levels.
With this in mind, it can be easy to forget about the needs of distance education students because they don’t physically walk through our doors on a regular basis, if ever. They may never even know the same resources and services we offer on-campus students are available to them. I earned my Master of Library and Information Science degree online, and experienced this exact scenario. Maybe it was because I was studying to become an academic librarian that the University felt I should already know these things or I would pick them up as I progressed through the program, but I never knew about document delivery, research consultations or even the research guides on the library’s website.
Here is a list of services and resources I hope all distance education students take advantage of:
Research Consultations: Something new! Students can contact me via FaceTime or Skype for a one-on-one session to help them with their specific research needs. Email Dan Zuberbier, to schedule an appointment.
Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery: Need a book we don’t have? We can get it for you! Log into ILL with your PirateID and password to request a book. The same site will let you request document delivery where we will provide articles from our print and microform collections via email and will ship books and other media materials to you via UPS.
Cooperative Borrowing Agreements: As a DE student, you also have borrowing privileges at any UNC System library, plus a few others. Establish an account with Joyner Library to gain these privileges.
Online Writing Lab: The Writing Center also provides assistance to DE students. Through consultations with a trained writing center consultant students can ask specific questions about their writing in any stage, from brainstorming to the final draft.
Using the Past to Address the Present”
Saturday, February 21, 2015
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Joyner East, Room 201
The TRC is sponsoring a public presentation featuring award-winning children’s author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tyou) as he discusses how ancient art of the Americas influences his artwork. In addition, Mr. Tonatiuh will share how he looks at the past to address issues that affect children today, especially Latino children. Immigration and segregation are two crucial issues addressed in his works.
Born in Mexico City and raised in San Miguel de Allende, Duncan Tonatiuh graduated from Parsons The New School for Design and Eugene Lang College in New York City. His children’s books have won Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Awards and Pura Belpré Awards.
Mr. Tonatiuh’s books will be available for purchase in the lobby of Joyner Library from 10:00am to 4:30pm, and he will be autographing books in the same location from 10:30am–1:00pm and 3:30pm – 4:30pm.
His latest work, Separate is Never Equal, was named an Honor Book by the Pura Belpré Illustrator Awards and received the same award from the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal. This book, along with his other works, are available in the TRC.
The book Glee and New Directions for Social Change features a chapter from Davis B. Smith entitled “The Asteroid and the Active Shooter.” This work is about the importance of everyday interactions and using active listening so that we can better understand one another. Smith is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Doctor of Educational Leadership program with the Higher Education concentration.
Since his submission, Sense Publishers has contacted Smith for a future project on ethical decision-making using the TV show The Walking Dead as a backdrop as part of a sociology in television series.
In the College of Education, we believe the best way to find out about what is going on in our departments, classrooms, and clubs as well as in the lives of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni is by encouraging them to share their news and events with us.
As one of the larger colleges at East Carolina University, we do our best to cover all that is going on, but we know there is more, and we want to know about it! If there is something newsworthy that you believe the college should share, please let us know about it.
Members of the community can share their news by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to share relevant news stories on our news blog, website, Facebook page and Twitter. Please remember that in order for us to run a story on the website, it must be accompanied by a photo. If you have an upcoming event that would be of interest, we would be happy to share that as well.
ECU faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to use the COE helpdesk to submit their news and other promotion requests. College of Education faculty are invited to attend the upcoming professional development session “Keep Your Department in the Spotlight” on February 25th from 10-11 am to learn about all the tools COE faculty and staff have at their disposal to get the word out.
You know your story better than anyone. Won’t you share it with us?