Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute Held

East Carolina University’s College of Education hosted the Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute with two concurrent sessions-one for pre-service teachers and one for district literacy leaders from across eastern North Carolina on February 2, 2019. The session for pre-service teachers included a review of the development and progression of literacy skills and instruction needed to be successful on the Foundations of Reading Test required for licensure in North Carolina. District literacy leaders discussed advocacy and the issues and challenges literacy leaders and teachers face.  Dr. Continue reading →
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Literacy Summit hosted by ECU’s College of Education and the NC NTSP

Over 170 literacy teachers, school principals, assistant principals, central office curriculum directors, new teacher coaches, and hig her education faculty attended a Literacy Summit hosted by the ECU College of Education and the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) on February 18, at the Hilton in Greenville. The NC NTSP is a comprehensive induction program offering a research-based curriculum and multiple services designed to increase teacher effectiveness, enhance skills, and reduce attrition among beginning teachers. The NC NTSP is based at ECU and Continue reading →
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Spring 2019 Profiles in Diversity Honorees

Two members of the ECU College of Education faculty, Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet and Dr. Christina M. Tschida were named the Spring 2019 honorees for the Profiles in Diversity award at the college’s faculty and staff meeting on Friday, January 25. Started in 2015, the Profiles in Diversity award recognizes faculty or staff from across the ECU College of Education for their commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in their life and work. Special attention is given to faculty and staff whose identities Continue reading →
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“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 →
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Student veteran throws out first pitch at ECU Baseball

Isaiah Ybarra, a 10-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran and East Carolina University history education major, threw out the honorary first pitch at the ECU Baseball “Salute to Service” series on Friday, May 11. Ybarra is a member of the ECU College of Education’s Student Veterans’ Resource Alliance (SVRA), which serves student veterans interested in becoming educators. The SVRA provides student veterans with opportunities in leadership, resource assistance, advocacy, professional development, and outreach. Since 2016, the SVRA has expanded service beyond the initial program area to Continue reading →
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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 →
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The Magic of Mursion

Junior EC Scholar Meghan Lower reflects on her experiences using the Mursion Lab at the ECU College of Education. My first experience with Mursion was through a simulated job interview. Even though I used the word simulated, I certainly did not feel as if it was a simulation. The interview was very authentic, as I received personalized feedback in real time as if were a real interview. The avatar that interviewed me had appropriate gestures and body language that reflected what it was saying. Honestly, Continue reading →
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ECU reading education faculty member works with veterans, families & WWII survivors in Saipan

Dr. Anne Ticknor, ECU associate professor in reading education, completed a second trip to Saipan to implement a second series of the discussion program, War in the Pacific: A Difficult Heritage. This program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Standing Together initiative, is unique in that it targets a poorly represented and supported veteran community – Indigenous Pacific Islanders. According to the U.S. Census there are 27, 469 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander veterans living in the United States, and 685 in Saipan. Continue reading →
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Spend Homecoming with the College of Education this Saturday

East Carolina University’s 2017 Homecoming is this Saturday, Oct. 21, and we at the College of Education are preparing for our annual Breakfast on the Porch! All College of Education students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to join us for breakfast on the front porch of Speight Building from 8:30-10 a.m as we celebrate ECU and watch the homecoming parade march down Fifth Street. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Lisa Marie Hagan at 252-737-4799, or email haganl@ecu.edu.
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