EdD Students Co-Present at Community College Conference

Vester and White PresentationShelley White and Jonathan Vester, both students in the EdD program, co-presented their disquisition topic at the 2016 Conference of the North Carolina Community College System on October 10 in Raleigh. Their topic was “Re-imagining Competencies in North Carolina Community Colleges: Integrating Certifications into Academic Programs at Two Community Colleges.”

Counseling Holds Annual Break By The Lake Conference

Break by the Lake 2016The Counseling program held the annual Break by the Lake conference at Lake Logan on September 30th. The conference provides professional development for Student Support Services personnel, and had over 120 in attendance this year.

New Teacher Instructional Coaches Highlighted

NC New Teacher Support Program LogoThe North Carolina New Teachers Program (NCNTP) hosted an institute for almost 200 first-year teachers throughout the state in Raleigh on September 30th. Jered Crave and Jennifer Beck, instructional coaches with CEAP, assisted with a set of workshops focused on enhancing new teachers’ instruction.

PRM Students Revitalize Trail at Fairview Elementary

PRM Trail CleanupOn Saturday, October 1, The PRM Club, led by senior, Brandon Davis, completed a trail maintenance day at Fairview Elementary School to prepare for the upcoming Walk to School Day on October 5.  The trail work is an ongoing service project between PRM and Fairview.

Study Abroad in Germany

Germany TripTravel to Germany in May 9-24, 2017 with Dr. Dan Grube (Health/PE Professor), Dr. Nancy Luke (Elementary Education Professor) and other Education Majors. The travel course includes a long weekend trip to Berchtesgaden and Munich.

Go to http://paws.wcu.edu/ncluke/germany2017/ for more information.

Email Dr. Grube at dgrube@wcu.edu or Dr. Luke at ncluke@wcu.edu  if you are interested. There will be an orientation meeting after Fall break.

Flood Publishes in Journal for Multicultural Education

Journal of Multicultural EducationChena Flood, director of the Office of Field Experiences, co-authored an article in the Journal of Multicultural Education with Patrice Waller of California State University-Fullerton. The article, titled “Mathematics as a universal language: transcending cultural lines,” shows that mathematics communication and understanding were mutual among two groups whose languages were foreign to each other. The article can be found here.