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 →

ECU Hosts Workshop for Teachers to Relay Dangers of Substance Dependencies

  The East Carolina University Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership (SEADAP) hosted its fourth annual three-day workshop on June 19-21 for a group of local teachers in grades 6-12. During the workshop, teachers learn hands-on activities that will help relay the dangers of drug dependencies to their students. The workshop was co-created by Dr. Rhea Miles from ECU, and Dr. Scott Rawls from Temple University, and began in 2014 with a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Using planarians — a species Continue reading →

‘WHAT YOU WEAR’ Researchers study the impact of young students wearing lab coats

An East Carolina University researcher is looking into how elementary school students view themselves as scientists and engineers when wearing lab coats. Dr. Tammy Lee, assistant professor of science education in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education in the ECU College of Education, has teamed up with colleagues at N.C. State University and The College of New Jersey for the study. This spring, 300 fifth-graders and five teachers in four schools in Pitt County have participated. “We know that there is some Continue reading →

Innovative University: the Advanced Degree Programs International Educators Need and Deserve

College of Education faculty members presented at the AASSA (Association of American Schools in South America) Educator’s Conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on March 31 and April 1. Dr. Matthew Militello, Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership; Dr. Len Annetta, Taft Distinguished Professor of Science Education; and Dr. Daniel Dickerson, Associate Professor of Science Education led a session, “Innovative University: The Advanced Degree Programs International Educators Need and Deserve.” “International educators face unique challenges as consumers of advanced degrees,” said Dr. Annetta. “These Continue reading →

Participants of the Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership (SEADAP) project earn awards

Six students conducted independent research during the 2016-2017 academic year after school SEADAP program on the campus of East Carolina University. Kyra Miles (D.H. Conley) Shinjini Misra (D.H .Conley) and Caroline Doherty (J.H. Rose) earned first place in the Regional Science Fair on February 11, 2017 held at ECU and the title of their project was “Effects of Red Bull on Dugesia Dorotosephala”. Bishop Miles (DH Conley), Lucas Mebane (JH Rose) and Taylor Hill (Greene Central) earned second place and the title of their project Continue reading →

Second Annual SEADAP Science Fair held at ECU

The Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership (SEADAP) program held its Second Annual Science Fair on January 26th, 2017 on the campus of East Carolina University. The goals of the NIH/NIDA grant-funded project are to increase student knowledge about drug addiction and to increase student interest in biomedical research and careers. Greene Central High School student Taylor Hill and Pitt County High School students Bishop (BJ) Miles and Lucas Mebane, left, middle, and Pitt County High School student Shinjini Misra, right, receive feedback on their project from ECU student 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-0F-E7nCTA      

Co-Planning and Co-Teaching: Coast to coast

Dr. Charity Cayton and Dr. Maureen Grady spent much of their summer co-planning and co-teaching from the East Coast to the West Coast. They began in Atlanta, GA in June, where they presented six co-planning strategies at the Annual Conference for the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (http://mte-partnership.com/). These strategies were developed at East Carolina University in conjunction with two other Mathematics Education colleagues, Dr. Ron Preston and Dr. Rose Sinicrope. In July, their travels then took them to the University of South Florida in Tampa Continue reading →