World Education Day

  Educators from around the world convened in Dalian, China on Sept. 28 for World Education Day.  Dr. Ken Luterbach chaired the session on Vocational Education and Continuing Education.  In addition, Dr. Luterbach was invited to deliver a presentation on instructional app development.  As discussed below, Dr. Luterbach spoke of the joy of learning while describing app development as an outlet for creative expression and problem solving. “Learning is a joy, especially when it seems like play. Engaging in app development invites experimentation or play Continue reading →

ECU Awarded Grant to Enhance STEM Education

The East Carolina University College of Education was recently awarded a $599,939 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM education. Project INTERSECT (Interactive STEM Education Competence in Teaching) will address the nature and role of discipline-specific discourse in the classroom. The goal of the project is to explore how training with immersive classroom simulation activities affect the ability of ECU math and science teacher candidates use of discourse as a means of instruction. The Project INTERSECT team will use the Mursion Lab Continue reading →

Faculty Feature Friday: Tuning in to the Future

For the past four years Dr. Abbie Brown, East Carolina University Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education, has been reaching students and colleagues over the streaming airwaves of his podcast. The podcast, Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Sciences, began in 2013 and is produced by Brown and his colleague Dr. Tim Green, professor of educational technology at California State University. Brown said the idea for the podcast arose after he used Flipboard—an Continue reading →

College of Education Learning Colloquium – Monday March 27

Make plans to join your COE colleagues  for our COE Learning Colloquium on Monday afternoon, March 27th, 12:30 – 2:30pm! There will be presentations on a variety of topics – most offered in repeated concurrent workshops.  The COE Learning Colloquium offers something for everyone – staff, faculty, students – please make plans to be there! Schedule 12:30 – 1:15pm  Concurrent Forums I 1:15 – 1:45pm    Welcome by Dean Hayes, Dialogue, & Refreshments in Speight 203 1:45 – 2:30pm   Concurrent Forums II Concurrent Forums I Batten Rm – Continue reading →

ECU professors ‘rocket back to earth’ during NASA simulation

Three East Carolina University College of Education faculty members spent Jan. 18 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, learning about simulations for astronaut training and vehicle design. Daniel Dickerson, Patricia Slagter Van Tryon and Abbie Brown from the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education toured several NASA project areas: the rapid prototype lab developing and testing controls for the Orion spacecraft; the space vehicle mockup facility that includes full-scale simulations of the International Space Station and Orion; the Human Exploration Research Continue reading →

Pursue your passion for teaching!

The College of Education began more than 100 years ago, when East Carolina University was founded as the East Carolina Teachers Training School, and its proud history continues to this day. Whatever path you’re on, ECU has the resources and experience to help you become an outstanding educator. We encourage you to view and share the video below with all those who aspire to be Pirate Educators! Youtube link with CC:      

COE Faculty Member Authors New Edition of a Classic Textbook

Abbie Brown, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education, recently published, Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction, 11th Edition. Dr. Brown is one of four contributing authors. “It’s a great honor to be an author for this text,” said Brown. “The book’s first edition came out in 1980 and it’s been a popular foundational text in teacher education programs ever since.” Dr. Brown joined the author team in 2002 for the seventh edition.   His contributions include content related Continue reading →

Faculty Author Abbie Brown Receives Outstanding Book Award

Abbie H. Brown, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education, received the Association of Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Design and Development Division’s Outstanding Book Award for his text, The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice, 3rd Edition (Routledge), co-authored with Tim D. Green of California State University, Fullerton. “We’re honored by the award, and deeply gratified the book has been so well received by educators and students of instructional design.” The award Continue reading →