Debby Singleton (PRM) and Tom Watterson (HPE) co-presented two workshops at CREW 2016 (Collaborative Regional Education Workshop) held at Cherokee Central Schools on October 6, 2016. The workshops were “Brain Breaks & Energizers” and ” DAP: Developmentally Appropriate Physical Activities”. Over 1200 regional educators attended the professional development day with many HPE and PRM alumni in attendance.
Debby Singleton presented a workshop on “Work-Life-Leisure Balance” at the NC Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) Conference in Charlotte, NC October 24-26, 2016. Also attending was PRM senior, Hana Miller, who completed her capstone internship with NCRPA this past summer. Hana assisted with the organization of the conference.
The College of Education and Allied Professions has released our Fall 2016 newsletter. The newsletter highlights many activities of our students, faculty, and staff. View it here: http://www.wcu.edu/WebFiles/PDFs/CEAP_Newsletter_Fall16.pdf
Windy Gordon, assistant professor of psychology, will speak on the topic “Keep Listening Because Life Is Happening” as he presents the university’s annual “Last Lecture” on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The Last Lecture Award is the only teaching award at WCU in which the recipient is selected solely by students. See The Reporter for more information.
Maurice Phipps, professor of parks and recreation management professor, and his wife Cindy Phipps, a school psychologist in Sylva, co-authored a book on Cooperative Learning. The book, titled “The Group Book: Effective Skills for Cooperative Groups,” is designed to help other instructors use collaborative learning methods in their courses. See The Reporter for more information.
On October 9th, 2016, three middle grades education majors presented their course experiences at the Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education at the national conference for the Association of Middle Level Educators with Drs. Pinter, Winter, and Strahan. The students are Jessica Bane, Alex Swanger, and Jessica Vickery. Katie Neumann also attended.