The students of SPED 315 held a Mini-Conference on Sunday, March 29th in the Camp building. Students in SPED 315 presented on topics related to support for students with intellectual disabilities. Students who presented include: Elizabeth Blevins, Rachel Cox, Laura Dowell, Taylor French, Ashley Horak, Sarah James, Kiana Johnson, Amber Kimrey, Morgan King, Jessica Kraciuk, Taylor Mashburn, Paige McConlogue, Megan McAllister, Montana McPherson, Tori Moss, Robin Paulick, Mizuho Sakaue, Taylor Sigmon, Ashlyn Thomas, Amanda Troy, and Le Xiong. The conference was also supported by Dr. Kelly Kelley of the special education program.
The college congratulates Lori Caudle, BK education, for winning the Taft Botner Superior Teaching Award for this year. In addition, Kia Asberg, psychology, and Holly Pinter, elementary and middle grades education, have both won the Legislative Teaching Award.
PRM has acquired a new canoe and stand up paddle board trailer to support their program. The new trailer can transport 8 canoes and 16 paddle boards for Beginner/Intermediate Canoeing, Introduction to Outdoor Pursuits, Water-Based Outdoor Pursuits Education and various campus and community outreach programs. Watch for a new class in Stand Up Paddle Boarding to be offered next year.
Dr. Justin Menickelli, associate professor of health and physical education, will present “Perceptions of Women in Physical Education and Sport Contexts” as part of the Ron Morrow endowed lecture series. The talk will take place on Wednesday, April 8th at 4:30pm in Killian 102. All are welcome to attend.
Tom Watterson (HPE), Debby Singleton (HPE-PRM), and Melissa McKnight (Jackson County Public Health), presented a workshop on March 19 to educate local school personnel, parents, and community members on the importance of implementing healthy eating and physical activity into local schools. The workshop was organized in conjunction with the NC Action for Healthy Kids and the Jackson County Public Health Department.
Kelly Tracy, literacy education, has published an article with three colleagues in the Journal of Research in Rural Education titled “Obstacles to enhancing professional development with digital tools in rural landscapes.” Access the article here: http://goo.gl/giHw6E