Discoveries in Earth Science for Middle and High School Students with Blindness or Visual Impairment

Dr. Rhea Miles, associate professor in the Department of Math Science and Instructional Technology, was awarded $179,834.00 from the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation for the program Discoveries in Earth Science for Middle and High School Students with Blindness or Visual Impairment. The program Discoveries in Earth Science (DES) for 36 middle and high school students with blindness or visual impairments provides a unique opportunity for students in eastern North Carolina to learn earth science in a university setting. Student participants will develop skills for identifying and characterizing Continue reading →

“Reading the Rainbow” receives Edward B. Fry book Award from Literacy Research Association

Dr. Caitlin Ryan, associate professor of reading education, and collaborator Jill Hermann-Wilmarth received the Edward B. Fry Book Award for outstanding   contributions to literacy research and practice for their book Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom. The award was presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference on November 27, in Indian Wells, California. In a year with an unusually high number of submissions, the committee noted that Reading the Rainbow “advanced our knowledge about literacy, particularly related to the inclusion Continue reading →

Drs. Christy Rhodes and Syntia Dietz honored by AMEXICAN

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. (AMEXCAN) and the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition, Inc. (ENCLACO) are proud to announce that the 7thAnnual AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards “Celebrating our Community’s Commitment and Excellence” were held on Wednesday December 5that 6:00pm at the Pitt Community College Craig F. Goess Student Center. The annual Community Leadership Awards acknowledge and honor those who have supported AMEXCAN during the 2018 year.  This event was conducted during International Volunteer Week to further honor not only our local Continue reading →

We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching, Hip Hop Civics, & Creativity

Speaker Series: Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 4:00-6:00 East Carolina Heart Institute We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching, Hip Hop Civics, & Creativity The College of Education Diversity Committee and Office for Equity and Diversity invite you to a presentation by Dr. Bettina Love. Dr. Love’s talk will examine the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to Hip Hop civics education and the abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what she Continue reading →

Strengthening Social and Emotional Development With Sanford

East Carolina University College of Education was invited to join the Sanford Education Collaborative (SEC), a network of universities committed to expanding a nationwide movement to create a new paradigm for Pre-K–6 teaching excellence and student achievement. Entrepreneur and Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has funded many different philanthropic causes and he noted that “few have been as satisfying as seeing the way Sanford Harmony brings people together on so many levels, from universities to schools, teachers and parents.” In partnership with ECU he is now Continue reading → Continue reading →

Dr. Ben Blaisdell gives keynote address at Sheffield Hallam University in England

On July 9, 2018, Dr. Ben Blaisdell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education, Foundations and Research, gave the invited keynote address at the launch of the Race Staff Network at Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. His talk, “Racial Spaces Analysis: Examining White Supremacy and Antiblackness in Daily Practice,” focused on how racial spaces analysis can be used in a collaborative research and professional approach called equity coaching. Racial spaces analysis examines the spatial and racial practices and discourses that normalize institutional forms 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 →

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 →

A Critical Analysis of Rural Poverty

Imagine being a child, having to stand at the bus stop in 5am darkness, take an hour and a half long bus ride on an empty stomach, and come to school having to fully focus in the classroom?  Where would the child focus his or her attention when in the classroom?  According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the most fundamental basis to attend to is one’s physiological needs, if not, the human body cannot function effectively.  Children living in rural poverty often face food and Continue reading →