ECU COE Faculty Members seen as Leaders at Stanford University

On August 11-13, four ECU COE faculty members participated in an invitation-only forum at Stanford University. The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) endorsed the event that focused on the development of Embedded Signature Assessments (ESAs). Drs. Diana Lys, Kristen Cuthrell, Ellen Dobson, and Sharilyn Steadman formed one of seven invited teams of teacher educators who are considered to be leaders in the field. Other teams represented individual university, state-level, and national teams. Continue reading →

Dr. Rhea Miles and Dr. Scott Rawls awarded National Institute of Health Grant

Dr. Rhea Miles, Associate Professor -Science Education, Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education and Dr. Scott Rawls, ECU Alumnus and Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the Center for Substance Abuse Research at Temple University have been awarded a four-year, $1,012,071.00 grant entitled Planarians and the Pharmacology of Addiction: An In Vivo Model for K-12 Education. The project engages K-12 teachers and  students together with health care professionals, pharmacists, and scientists in the study of the pharmacological effects of addictive drugs and the behavior Continue reading →

Dean, Faculty Present at AERA Annual Meeting

2014 AERA Annual Meeting  “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Thursday, April 3 – Monday, April 7, 2014 Congratulations to Drs. Linda Patriarca, Diana Lys, Sharilyn Steadman, Kathi Wilhite, Joy Stapleton, and Elizabeth Hodge for having their Video Case Studies in Teaching presentation featured at the American Education Research Association convention April 5-6. On Sunday, Drs. Patriarca and Diana Lys spoke on Transformation Initiatives in the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Etta Hollins, of the University of Missouri- Kansas City Continue reading →

ECU in the National Spotlight for edTPA

2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference. Learn more about the implementation of edTPA at the ECU College of Education. This national conference was held November 1-2 at the University of San Diego. Over 400 representatives from higher education participated in this event, where those new to edTPA and experienced users asked difficult questions and shared strategies and best practices with colleagues from across the country. The videos and PowerPoint presentations below are highlights from the conference. Please share them with your colleagues and other stakeholders to Continue reading →

edTPA @ AACTE’s Annual Meeting: A Recap

By Omar Davis Did you attend the edTPA-related sessions at AACTE’s Annual Meeting this year? If not, here’s a taste of what you missed! Click here to view a list of the descriptions and presenters for the various sessions that provided attendees the opportunity to converse with other users of edTPA. A highlight of the conference was the edTPA breakfast hosted by SCALE, which drew more than 200 attendees. In her opening remarks, AACTE President/CEO Sharon P. Robinson championed edTPA, emphasizing that it was developed Continue reading →

ECU’s Teacher Education Programs Take Center Stage at National Education Conference

At the annual AACTE conference, ECU faculty led a Major Forum on Taking Charge of Change in teacher preparation and numerous other sessions. The Major Forum, Taking Charge of Change in Educator Preparation: Reinvention, Reform, and Strengthened Collaboration, focused on highlighting how innovative programs are reforming their practice with an eye to improving PK-12 student achievement and experiences. Participants in the weekend discussion included Dr. Kristen Cuthrell, ECU; Laurie Edmondson, Drury University; Mary Gendernalik-Cooper, University of Mary Washington; Roy Jones, Call Me Mister Program; Charles Peck, University of Washington Seattle.  Dr. Ann Bullock, ECU, Continue reading →

ECU Professor Joins National Press Briefing on Teacher Performance Assessment

The College of Education at East Carolina University was the only institute of higher education represented at the American Association of College Teacher Education press briefing that marked the national launch of teacher performance assessment, referred to as edTPA, after two years of field testing. edTPA was designed to set a national standard of assessing the capabilities of aspiring teachers, similar to the bar exam for law students. Teacher education candidates seeking their initial teaching license submit an edTPA portfolio of materials and a video Continue reading →

100 Google Tricks for Teachers | TeachHUB | Diigo

100 Google Tricks for Teachers | TeachHUB | Diigo. It’s Google’s world, we’re just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save Continue reading →

15 Facts and Stats That Reveal The Power Of eLearning

Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:45 PM There is a lot of talk about how the internet has revolutionized the way companies do business. With eLearning that’s no different. But, without hard data and solid advice, how can training professionals move forward and get ahead of the curve? Here are some great eLearning facts, figures and statistics that you should take notice of: Companies are now increasing their use of eLearning regardless of size, but 41.7% of global Fortune 500 Continue reading →

30 Incredibly Useful Tools and Resources for eLearning Professionals

Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 02:04 PM There are thousands of free eLearning tools and resources available out there. So, to make life easier for you, we’ve collected a list of 30 free resources. We believe all eLearning professionals, especially those on a budget, should know of these tools and resources since they are quite common. Take a close look at each one and consider the possible uses in your eLearning projects: Free Stock Images: When you need images for Continue reading →