College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony – December 19, 2015

The College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education students receiving degrees. Friends and families of the graduates are cordially invited to attend. It is not necessary for graduates or guests to RSVP for this event. Tickets are not Continue reading →

College of Education Faculty share Research at National CAEP Convention

GREENVILLE, N.C. (9/29/15) — The success of ECU’s recent Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation visit led to four COE faculty being invited to share their research at the Fall 2015 CAEP Convention in Washington, D.C. Two presentations highlighted the on-going efforts from ECU’s Pirate CODE (Continuum of Developing Expertise), its Transformation Initiative for CAEP accreditation, and on-going collaboration with CAEP to disseminate research conducted in relation to accreditation. Dr. Christina Tschida and Dr. Elizabeth Fogarty led an invited presentation, “Co-Teaching:  Conceptualizing Continue reading →

Upcoming Professional Development Offering: Instructional Design for Online Student Success

The NEW Instructional Design for Online Student Success professional development series will focus on motivating and retaining online learners by developing a course that incorporates interactive tools, student collaboration and a variety of assessment activities. Topics will also include strategies for creating and fostering a sense of community in online or blended courses. The first session, Collaborative Tools in Blackboard, will focus on using the collaboration tools that are readily available within Blackboard and many other learning management software suites including groups, discussions, wikis and Continue reading →

OAA presents at VBEA

The Virginia Business Education Association held their annual summer conference at the The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach, VA. The Conference, which took place from July twenty seventh to July thirtieth, was entitled “VBEA…Charting the Course for Success“. The conference hosted a wide range of business associated topics from Adobe Dreamweaver to Programming 101. Jason Whited, Instructional Technology Consultant from the Office of Assessment and Accreditation was asked to host two workshops covering Social Media and Google Apps for Education on mobile devices. Continue reading →

Professional Development Opportunities for 2015-2016

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation’s professional development for the 2015-16 academic school year will have two different overarching themes for participants. The workshops will be presented in two different formats to better fit the schedules and preferred learning styles of those interested in attending.  Participants will have the opportunity to attend either a face-to-face or an online session. Google Apps for Education – A Progressive Workshop Series Google Apps for Education are becoming a powerful tool in the Pk-12 education world.  Google has created Continue reading →

COE Instructional Technology Consultants Attend Pitt County Tech Fest

On August 10th, College of Education Instructional Technology Consultants, Christine Wilson, Jason Whited and Holly Fales attended Pitt County Schools’ 10th Annual Tech Fest at South Central High School. Over 500 educators from Pitt County and surrounding school districts gathered at Tech Fest to learn about the latest ways to implement technology in the classroom. Teachers, media specialists, and technology facilitators from across Eastern North Carolina conducted a majority of the sessions with several technology vendors also presenting. Popular sessions included Google Apps, NearPod, and Continue reading →

Dr. Ellen Dobson Serves on National Taskstream Panel

In June 2015, Dr. Ellen Dobson, Assistant Director in the COE Office of Assessment and Accreditation, was an invited panelist at Taskstream’s CollabEx Live in New York City. Dr. Dobson participated on a panel addressing CAEP standards and program assessment with Mel Horton of Central Connecticut State University and Courtney Peagler of Taskstream. She also led a roundtable discussion on the use of Taskstream in preparation for the CAEP accreditation process. In addition to serving on  the panel, Dr. Dobson was also recently recognized as a Continue reading →

Grant Writing Workshop Series Opportunity Available

Grant Writing Workshop Leader Robert Porter, PhD, has presented grant writing to leading universities and medical schools internationally. He is coming to ECU this Fall to conduct three focused sessions. RSVP early as seating is limited to forty (40) per session. All sessions will be held in the Mendenhall Student Center Great Room 1 Session 1: Writing Successful Grants –  September 22, 2015 (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Session 2: Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences – September 22, 2015 (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 Continue reading →

East Carolina University’s Own Dr. Linda Patriarca Nationally Recognized

Dr. Linda A. Patriarca is named one of “The 30 Most Influential Deans of Education in the United States ” according to a new list. This will leave the College of Education at East Carolina University in a great position as she steps down and hands the reigns to Dr. B Grant Hayes who will be taking over as dean at the end of July. In preparing the listing of Deans of Education, the researchers’ goal was “showcasing how they have had an invaluable impact not Continue reading →

edTPA Data Help Ensure Readiness to Teach

I recently had the pleasure and honor of delivering the keynote address for the 2015 edTPA Mid-Atlantic Implementation Conference in Towson, Maryland. As a longtime supporter and champion of observation- and performance-based educator preparation and assessment, I was eager to share with peers from across the nation who are at different places on their journey with edTPA. First, I wanted to commend each person for being there. By the virtue of their attendance and leadership, participants were helping shift the negative tone of dialogue around Continue reading →