SNCAE will hold an information session to give an overview of the new edTPA Portfolio for all teacher education students on Thursday, October 2nd, 5 pm in Killian 102. All faculty, staff, and students in teacher education programs are encouraged to attend and ask questions.
The Collegiate Middle Level Association will hold a Scholastic Book Fair Sept. 24-30, 3-6 pm every weekday, 12-5 pm on Saturday. It will be in the Curriculum Materials Center in Hunter Library. Proceeds will support CMLA student dues and travel to conferences.
Russell Binkley and Nancy Luke, professors in the School of Teaching and Learning, co-authored an article with two elementary classroom teachers. “Our North Carolina Digital Stories: Weaving Common Core Standards into a Fourth-Grade History Project” was recently published in the National Council for the Social Studies’ journal, Social Studies and the Young Learner. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
Parks and Recreation Management students planned and co-hosted a conference for Region 9 of the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association on September 12. About 30 students and PRM professionals gathered to hear speakers from Asheville Parks and Recreation, Henderson County Parks and Recreation, the North Carolina Arboretum and Jackson County Recreation and Parks.
The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is offering seminars on legal aspects of teaching all day on Saturday, September 20th. WCU students and faculty can attend the sessions at no cost. For more information, see the NCCAT website: http://goo.gl/GAhM1G. Sessions open to WCU students and faculty are:
- 9:00 am – Teacher Employment Issues
- 11:00 am – Cyberlaw, Cloud Computing, Cell Phones
- 1:00 pm – Teacher Ethics
- 2:45 pm – Technology and Social Media
- 4:00 pm – Bullying and Harassment
- 5:00 pm – IEP Meetings from the Parent’s Perspective
John Habel, assistant professor of psychology, will give a presentation on “Unintentional Racism” on Monday, September 15 at 3 pm in the Catamount room of the UC. This presentation is part of Diversity Week Events at WCU.