Dr. Andrew Bobilya, associate professor of Parks and Recreation Management, will co-present two research papers and lead a workshop at the Association for Experiential Education International Conference in Chattanooga, TN October 23-26.
The Student Council for Exceptional Children at WCU are holding a bake sale Tuesday, October 21 from 8 am to 5 pm at one of the ground floor entrances to Killian. The group is raising funds to attend a conference on teaching exceptional children.
Mary Jean Ronan Herzog, professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has written an op-ed article for the Asheville Citizen-Times titled “Education problem in NC is political.” See the newspaper website for the full article: http://goo.gl/b1nZZk
Students in HPE 305: Adventure Based Physical Education participated in an overnight backpacking trip during the weekend of Oct 4-5. Students hiked the Deep Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They learned how to set up a backcountry camp site, cook a meal, navigate using map and compass, and restore the site using Leave No Trace principles. With temperatures dropping overnight into the low 30’s, students also learned a valuable lesson in being prepared for changing conditions in the backcountry. Students said their best memories were sitting around the fire (to stay warm), eating backcountry cheesecake, and discovering a new lifetime outdoor pursuit.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, students in EDEL 416 spent the day at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Students collected citizen science data for several environmental monitoring projects currently taking place in the park. They also deepened their science content knowledge, learned about science-related curriculum and pedagogy for elementary and middle grades students, and learned about the National Park and ways it and other parks can be used in community-based education.
Christie Rogers, graduate of the BSED in Elementary Education program in 2014 and currently teaching at East Swain Elementary, was selected by WLOS to be featured in their Thanks to Teachers segment. Visit the WLOS site to watch the video: http://goo.gl/sOZhYD