Dr. Patricia Anderson of the Department of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education and Dr. Maureen Ellis of the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions recently attended the 2014 Fall International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference in Las Vegas. They presented the paper “Examination of Second Life Avatars’ Growth and Development,” and were in turn presented with the Best Paper Award for their efforts.
On October 13, 2014, Abby Colley received a letter from the Elementary Science Concentration Awards Committee chair notifying her that she was the recipient of the NCSTA Outstanding Student Teacher Award. She will receive her award on November 6, 2014 in Winston-Salem at the NCSTA conference award ceremony. Abby is a well-deserving graduate from the Elementary Science Concentration and is currently teaching 4th grade at Ayden Elementary in Pitt County. It is excellent students like Abby who, through the power of their example, are helping to grow the elementary science program at ECU. Visit our website page to learn more about the Elementary Science Concentration in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education.
Drs. Dan Boudah, Lori Flint, Melissa Engleman, and David Gabbard (Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research), collaborated on a paper entitled School-University Partnership for Implementation of Common Core State Standards, which was recently published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. The full text article can be found here in : Vol. 4 No. 7(1). http://www.ijhssnet.com/index.php/archives.html
Congratulations to Brooke Kott, an ECU Math Education student who has been awarded with the prestigious USA Scholar Athelete-of-the-Year distinction. This award is given based on academic achievement (GPA), athletic achievement and service. Read more in the article dated June 10th in the Daily Reflector. Way to go, Brooke!
Jessica Chirico promotes literacy through her EC Scholars internship.
Jessica Chirico, a senior studying English at East Carolina University, chose to incorporate her passion for literature into her final collegiate internship. Chirico worked with the instructional coach at G.R. Whitfield Elementary School in Grimesland, to identify the classroom that needed her assistance the most – a third grade class where most of the students are below the average reading level. The full profile is the available at ECU’s news website.
Congratulations to Drs. William Sugar and Patricia Slagter van Tryon for recently publishing an article titled “Development of a Virtual Technology Coach to Support Technology Integration for K-12 Educators” in TechTrends. You may download the full article.
Dr. Lori Flint chaired a discussion in Philadelphia at AERA entitled, “Psychosocial Topics in Giftedness, Creativity and Talent,” on April 7th. She presented a second session later that week at the CEC convention called, “Learning From Experience: How Studying Chronic Underachievers Helps Us Help Our Children,” on April 10th, also in Philadelphia. Both sessions were related to her primary research interests of giftedness, talent development, and creativity. Dr. Flint also currently serves on the Board of the North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented.
Dr. Jane Manner, associate professor of elementary education, was asked to join the Advisory Board of the Oxford/ London Symposia. The Oxford Education Research Symposium is a forum for presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have an interest in the theory and practice of universal education.
Manner has previously attended the Oxford Education Research Symposium in 2013, where the participants were highly complementary of her presentation and the discussions in which she engaged.
Congratulations to Meghan Pickerall ’13, a middle grades education graduate and 7th grade science teacher, for receiving North Johnston Middle School’s First-Year Teacher of the Year award!
Vasti wants to address the needs of special education students
In the future, graduate student Vasti Rodriguez hopes to educate college students about special education, conduct research and implement change. Rodriguez will couple the education received at East Carolina University with her experience in the education system in the Dominican Republic to become a great teacher.