ECU College of Education hosts AP Summer Institute for educators

Nearly 70 teachers from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia attended the Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute hosted by The College Board Southern Regional Office and East Carolina University from June 25-28. Held at South Central High School, the summer institute offered intensive professional development for AP educators through the completion of 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach AP courses. AP educators can register for five content areas according to their disciplines — AP chemistry, AP English language Continue reading →

Cross-campus team awarded $1.25 million for special education cohort

Breaking down the silos of public and higher education for the benefit of learners with disabilities with high-intensity needs is the mission behind a new East Carolina University graduate cohort involving multiple colleges. Project CONVEY (Collaborating to Overcome Needs by improving the Voice of Exceptional Youth) is funded by a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for this mission. The project involves faculty from the ECU College of Education Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts Continue reading →

Counselor education program collaborates with AMEXCAN to provide college readiness tips

East Carolina University’s Counselor Education Program is collaborating with the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) and this summer its students are working on a service learning project entitled, “Education Academy for Latino Parents and Students in North Carolina.” On May 19 and June 2, Dr. Syntia Santos-Dietz and her students visited the central office of AMEXCAN in Greenville and interacted with the local community. On May 19 students participated in a day with Latin American families in the region, observing and listening to Continue reading →

Atkinson honored with Advocacy Award from United Way

Dr. Terry Atkinson, East Carolina University College of Education associate professor,  was honored with the 2018 Advocacy Award from the United Way of Pitt County. Atkinson, who serves as an associate professor of literacy studies, English education, history education, and reading education, received this award for her key role in fostering the development of the Literacy Coalition, the programs it has implemented, and all her efforts on behalf of early literacy in the Pitt County community. Drs. Atkinson, Kim Anderson, and Elizabeth Swaggerty are conducting a robust Continue reading →

Mursion@ECU grant applications now available for NC school systems

The East Carolina University (ECU) College of Education is pleased to present an innovative professional development experience for faculty and staff across the educational spectrum. Mursion is an immersive learning experience that provides participants with a safe space in which they can practice what they have learned in the classroom and throughout their careers with an opportunity to get direct feedback from virtual students, peers, and authorized observers. We are so proud of the work our 2017-18 Mursion@ECU grant recipients are doing, that we are Continue reading →

Students focus on College Readiness

Dr. Matthew Militello, Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor in Educational Leadership, hosted a Community Learning Exchange with EJ Hayes Elementary School from Martin County at ECU Thursday, March 29. The 25 5th graders and their parents engaged in activities led by Militello, College R-E-D’s Travis Pickney, and EJ Hayes principal Dr. Larry Hodgkins. The exchanged focused on college readiness and College R-E-D’s 3 C’s: Cheerleader, Counselor, and Coach. The participants also toured campus and the ECU athletic facilities.

ECU faculty helps shape statewide mathematics education framework

The framework for the future of mathematics education in North Carolina was recently established by a collection of mathematics educators around the state, including several representatives with ties to the East Carolina University College of Education. Announced by the North Carolina Collaborative for Mathematics Learning (NC2ML) in February, the K-8 Instructional Frameworks are designed to connect and sequence mathematical ideas to enable teachers to plan learning opportunities for students that promote a coherent understanding of mathematics. Each framework contains sets of grade-level standards that are organized Continue reading →

ECU Department of Educational Leadership hosts equity summit

Partnering with regional and national education leaders, the East Carolina University College of Education Department of Educational Leadership hosted a school equity summit on Feb. 19-20, at the Eastern Area Health Education Center.Partnering with regional and national education leaders, the East Carolina University College of Education Department of Educational Leadership hosted a school equity summit on Feb. 19-20, at the Eastern Area Health Education Center.   The summit was part of the FORCE: Focusing on Rural Challenges in Education initiative, which is a national collaborative Continue reading →

In award-winning elementary math teacher’s class, whole is greater than sum of its parts

Megan Lawson has undergone a conversion. She was never a good math student. We didn’t particularly enjoy teaching math when she started in the classroom 10 years ago. Today, she is the 2017 Outstanding Elementary School Mathematics Teacher for Lenoir County Public Schools. “It was not a good subject for me,” said Lawson, a kindergarten teacher at Pink Hill Elementary School for the past five years. “It’s my favorite subject now.” What changed her mind – and focused her career – was her participation in Continue reading →

Mursion ‘Grants’ Draw Six School Districts to ECU

The East Carolina University College of Education Mursion team hosted leaders from six counties on Thursday, July 27, that have decided to take advantage of an offer to use Mursion@ECU as part of their professional development plan for the 2017-18 school year. Mursion provides an immersive experience in a safe space providing an opportunity for repeat practice with immediate feedback. The environment allows candidates, teachers, and administrators to practice their craft where no harm can be done, but skills can be honed through the use Continue reading →