Renee Fischer Named NCCTM Outstanding Mathematics Education Student

Mathematics Education student, Ms. Renee Fischer,  has been selected as the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Outstanding Mathematics Education Student.  The NCCTM Special Awards Committee selected Ms. Fischer based on her commitment to mathematics education and all that she has done to support students at all grades in learning mathematics. The award celebration will take place at the NCCTM State Conference on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Guilford C, Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro.  Ms. Fischer will be presented with a Continue reading →

RESEARCH EMPOWERS PRINCIPALS

ECU research group studying effects of school leadership secures $9.7M grant A group of East Carolina University researchers studying the effects of school leadership have secured a five-year, $9.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The study is led by primary investigator Matt Militello, the Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor for ECU’s Department of Educational Leaderships in the College of Education. Militello is joined by co-investigators Len Annetta and Charity Cayton with the College of Education’s Department of Math, Science and Instructional Technology. “Innovate, Continue reading →

Ryanne Hilliard selected as finalist for NCACTE Student Teacher of the Year Award

Ryanne Hilliard selected as finalist for NCACTE Student Teacher of the Year Award   In 2016 the North Carolina Association for Colleges and Teacher Educators (NCACTE) initiated the Student Teacher of the Year Award. Ryanne Hilliard (B.S. Mathematics Education, B.A. Mathematics) was selected to represent ECU in the 2018 awards process. Ms. Hilliard was recently selected as one of 10 state finalists for the award. The winner will be announced at NCACTE’s Fall Forum in Raleigh, NC on Thursday, Oct 4, 2018. Ms. Hilliard is currently teaching Continue reading →

NSF IUSE Grant to Support Math Teacher Education at National Scale

A cross-institutional team received $1.8 million over five years as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education grant for her work entitled “Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology – Examining Student Practice [PTMT-ESP]. PTMT-ESP brings together a cross-institutional team — Jennifer Lovett (Middle Tennessee State University), Allison McCulloch (UNC-Charlotte), Charity Cayton (East Carolina University), and Hollylynne Lee (North Carolina State University). The team will rely on research focused on students’ reasoning to create, refine and study video-enhanced materials to use as Continue reading →

Pirates Plunder Costa Rica

Accounting for 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity, Costa Rica served as the living lab for a group of nine graduate students and two faculty members from the East Carolina University College of Education Science Education Department. The group’s seven-day journey through the lush jungles and nature preserves of Costa Rica was led by two guides from the Council On International Educational Exchange. Along the way, the group traveled to Alajuela, the cloud forest of Monteverde, Bajo del Tigre, an elementary school in Monteverde, and more. Continue reading →

ECU College of Education hosts AP Summer Institute for educators

Nearly 70 teachers from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia attended the Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute hosted by The College Board Southern Regional Office and East Carolina University from June 25-28. Held at South Central High School, the summer institute offered intensive professional development for AP educators through the completion of 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach AP courses. AP educators can register for five content areas according to their disciplines — AP chemistry, AP English language Continue reading →

College of Education alums honored with teaching awards

Two East Carolina University College of Education alumni were recently honored with teaching awards in North Carolina. Julie Brickhouse, a special education teacher at Wahl Coates Elementary School of the Arts, was named the Pitt County Schools Teacher of the Year on Wednesday, March 14, at Rock Springs Center. In addition to earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the ECU College of Education, Brickhouse has many other ties to the college: Serving as a part-time instructor in the adapted and general curriculum programs Continue reading →

C.M. Eppes Middle School science teacher recipient of inaugural John C. Park Scholarship

When the opportunity came to attend the annual National Science Teachers Association National Conference on Science Education, Allie Smith, an eighth-grade science teacher at C.M. Eppes Middle School in Greenville, jumped at the chance. The opportunity arose through a new annual award for science teachers in eastern North Carolina — the John C. Park Scholarship — established by East Carolina University College of Education Taft Distinguished Professor of Science Education, Dr. Leonard Annetta. The scholarship, launched in 2018 by Annetta and the ECU Center for Continue reading →

ECU faculty helps shape statewide mathematics education framework

The framework for the future of mathematics education in North Carolina was recently established by a collection of mathematics educators around the state, including several representatives with ties to the East Carolina University College of Education. Announced by the North Carolina Collaborative for Mathematics Learning (NC2ML) in February, the K-8 Instructional Frameworks are designed to connect and sequence mathematical ideas to enable teachers to plan learning opportunities for students that promote a coherent understanding of mathematics. Each framework contains sets of grade-level standards that are organized Continue reading →

SEADAP Science Fair 2018

The Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership (SEADAP) program, which started in 2014, held its Third Annual Science Fair on January 25th, 2018 on the campus of East Carolina University. The goals of the NIH/NIDA/SEDPA grant-funded project are to increase student knowledge about drug addiction and to increase student interest in biomedical research and careers. J.H. Rose High School student Aleksandra (Aleks) Jones, left, and Greene Early College High School student Lailani Cruz-Alvarez, right, receive feedback on their project from ECU student judges. SEADAP students began conducting scientific research Continue reading →