College of Education hosts 232 clinical teachers

The East Carolina University College of Education hosted 232 clinical teachers in the Latham Clinical School Network March 14 and March 28.

The event provided activities centered around the theme of Crucial Conversations with clinical teachers regarding Teacher Performance Assessment and Electronic Evidences required for teacher education students. Teacher education students need those materials to complete their portfolios for licensure recommendation.

Sessions were presented by faculty members in the College of Education.

Attendees represented Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Edgecombe, Granville, Greene, Hertford, Johnston, Lenoir, Martin, Nash-Rocky Mount, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson County School Systems.

The event was organized by the Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach in the College of Education.

For more information, contact Christa Monroe (monroec@ecu.edu) or call the Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach at 252-328-2950.

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ECU grad wins in robotics competition

East Carolina University alumna Elizabeth Pate, a 2011 graduate with a B.A. in physics and a B.S. in science, was a member of the group that took home second place this month in the Palmetto Regional robotics competition in Charleston, S.C.

Pate and her team competed in Rebound Rumble, building robots that could shoot foam basketballs through basketball hoops and balance on a teetering platform. The win qualifies them for national competition.

The competition is the flagship event of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) season in South Carolina. The Citadel and city of North Charleston hosted the 3-day Ninth Annual Competition, which drew 47 teams from eight states.

Pate is a science teacher at South Central High School in Greenville. For additional information, contact Pate at PateE.schs@pitt.k12.nc.us.

 

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Counselors Connect with the College of Education

ECU students and Apple Ambassadors, left to right, Tiera Bunyan, Jessica Milwood and Sara Graves greeted attendees at the Each One-Reach One event. Apple Ambassadors work with the College of Education to recruit prospective students.


The East Carolina University College of Education hosted 36 high school guidance counselors from eastern North Carolina Feb. 2

The “Each One – Reach One” event informed counselors about the university’s teacher education programs and education as a career choice. Participants were drawn from the Latham Clinical School Network, which comprises 36 counties in eastern North Carolina. The counselors represented Beaufort, Cumberland, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Lenoir, Martin, Nash-Rocky Mount, Pitt, Roanoke Rapids, Wayne and Wilson school districts.

Representatives from ECU Admissions, the Honors College and Financial Aid provided information for the counselors to help them assist students in their districts with applications for the university. College of Education personnel shared details about the university’s teacher education programs. They encouraged the counselors to prompt students about considering education as a career choice.

Participants indicated that the workshop was “very organized” with pertinent information. One counselor said, “This was an awesome opportunity. Thank you for the wealth of knowledge.”

For more information about recruitment efforts for the ECU College of Education, contact Laura Bilbro-Berry, assistant director of Teacher Education, at bilbroberryl@ecu.edu or 252-328-1123.

 

ECU education professor Christa Monroe speaks at the event for high school counselors. Seated, left to right, are faculty in the Office of Teacher Education Vivian Covington, Laura Bilbro-Berry and Susan Morgan.

 

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Reading, Language Arts Conference set for February

The 30th annual Mary Lois Staton Reading/Language Arts Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at The City Hotel & Bistro in Greenville.

Keynoting the event is Dr. Julie Coiro of the University of Rhode Island, who will speak on “Understanding the new literacies of online reading comprehension.”

Concurrent sessions will focus on a variety of topics related to literacy.

Organizers expect more than 300 participants including K-12 teachers, reading specialists, ECU education students and university faculty.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at East Carolina University.

Dr. Mary Lois Staton, professor emeritus and outstanding professor of education at ECU for 27 years, is credited with initial conference development and endowment. Staton earned her undergraduate degree from Flora McDonald and her master’s degrees from East Carolina Teacher’s College and Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She completed her doctoral degree at UNC-Chapel Hill.

For registration information, contact the ECU Office of Continuing Studies at 252-328-9198. Additional details are available at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/ci/reading/MLS/index.cfm.

 

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ECU College of Education honors eastern N.C. Teachers of the Year

 

Honoree Malinda Pennington speaks to fellow educators at the Each one - teach one event at East Carolina University.


The East Carolina University College of Education honored twenty eastern North Carolina Teachers of the Year Dec. 6 with a celebration of outstanding educators and their impact in the region.

Billed as “Each one, teach one,” the event included brainstorming sessions in which the honored educators discussed how to better promote the profession of teaching. Participants noted the need to portray positive images of education and recruiting young people who have the characteristics of good teachers.

The educators also shared on videotape their thoughts about why they teach. The video clips will be compiled into a promotional video for recruitment events.

The 20 eastern North Carolina Teachers of the Year honored at the event were Janita Allen, Jessica Ballstzglier, Andrea Bell, Andy Cole, Sherri Cox, Justin Frederes, Tammy Hedgepeth, Dewanna Holt, Jacqueline Lanier, Lori Lolies, Brian McDowell, Marie Mullins, Antio Nadioz, Malinda Pennington, Melissa Southerland, Elise Staats, Jennifer Tyndall, Chavaleh Wetzel, Donna Whitfield and Roneca Wallace.

Additional invitees included members of the Latham Clinical Schools Network as well as administrators and colleagues from the honored teachers’ districts. Several of the educators honored are alumni of the College of Education’s teacher education programs.

For additional information about ECU’s teacher recruitment efforts, contact Laura Bilbro-Berry, assistant director of Teacher Education, at bilbroberryl@ecu.edu or 252-328-1123.

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The ECU College of Education honored 20 teachers of the year recipients from eastern North Carolina.

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