Kehayes establishes Wellness Infusion Initiative at Wilson Community College

As the Educational Support Counselor in Student Development at Wilson Community College (WCC), Kate Kehayes connects students with the resources to support their academic and personal goals. Kehayes began working at WCC as an intern while completing her Masters in Counselor Education at ECU.  During her internship, Kehayes helped develop the Early Alert Referral System (EARS), which allows instructors to identify underperforming students for additional outreach by counselors.  Working with at-risk students helped Kehayes identify common challenges faced by community college students such as: transportation, Continue reading →

Renee Fischer Named NCCTM Outstanding Mathematics Education Student

Mathematics Education student, Ms. Renee Fischer,  has been selected as the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Outstanding Mathematics Education Student.  The NCCTM Special Awards Committee selected Ms. Fischer based on her commitment to mathematics education and all that she has done to support students at all grades in learning mathematics. The award celebration will take place at the NCCTM State Conference on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Guilford C, Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro.  Ms. Fischer will be presented with a Continue reading →

COE Community of Scholars Visit Ron Clark Academy

ECU’s College of Education recently took 14 junior education majors to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. All 14 students are four-year scholarship recipients in the college’s Education Community of Scholars.   The Ron Clark Academy is a nationally recognized, nonprofit middle school located in Southeast Atlanta. The Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success in educating students of vast multi-cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Daisy Carson Latham Scholar, Madison Williams, has been looking forward to this trip for three years. “During Continue reading →

RESEARCH EMPOWERS PRINCIPALS

ECU research group studying effects of school leadership secures $9.7M grant A group of East Carolina University researchers studying the effects of school leadership have secured a five-year, $9.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The study is led by primary investigator Matt Militello, the Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor for ECU’s Department of Educational Leaderships in the College of Education. Militello is joined by co-investigators Len Annetta and Charity Cayton with the College of Education’s Department of Math, Science and Instructional Technology. “Innovate, Continue reading →

Ryanne Hilliard selected as finalist for NCACTE Student Teacher of the Year Award

Ryanne Hilliard selected as finalist for NCACTE Student Teacher of the Year Award   In 2016 the North Carolina Association for Colleges and Teacher Educators (NCACTE) initiated the Student Teacher of the Year Award. Ryanne Hilliard (B.S. Mathematics Education, B.A. Mathematics) was selected to represent ECU in the 2018 awards process. Ms. Hilliard was recently selected as one of 10 state finalists for the award. The winner will be announced at NCACTE’s Fall Forum in Raleigh, NC on Thursday, Oct 4, 2018. Ms. Hilliard is currently teaching 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 →

COE Emergency Fund – Help Us Help Our Students!

We have started getting word that some of our COE students have been severely impacted by Hurricane Florence.  The College of Education has some funding to assist in emergencies – but it is limited.  If you want to contribute to the COE Emergency Fund, please click here or on the link below. All contributions are appreciated!  Please know that there is an application process for assistance and that these funds are only offered to students in the College of Education.  COE students who need help Continue reading →

NSF IUSE Grant to Support Math Teacher Education at National Scale

A cross-institutional team received $1.8 million over five years as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education grant for her work entitled “Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology – Examining Student Practice [PTMT-ESP]. PTMT-ESP brings together a cross-institutional team — Jennifer Lovett (Middle Tennessee State University), Allison McCulloch (UNC-Charlotte), Charity Cayton (East Carolina University), and Hollylynne Lee (North Carolina State University). The team will rely on research focused on students’ reasoning to create, refine and study video-enhanced materials to use as 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 →