Two students in the Master’s Degree Program in Supervision in Montego Bay, Jamaica, presented a session at the annual meeting of COPIS (Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision) October 13 at the University of Maine, Orono. Judith Moore’s presented “Instructional Effectiveness: Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Teaching and Learning in Jamaica.” Audley Gyles presented “Educational Reform in Jamaica: Leveraging Supervision to Transform Jamaican Education.” The session was facilitated by Dr. Kathleen Jorissen, retired Associate Professor of Educational Leadership.
By the light of the silvery moon: Teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers’ work (2018) by Eleanor Blair has been nominated for the 2018 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award. The Society is a professional and academic association open to all persons engaged in teacher preparation, curriculum studies, educational foundations, and related activities. The awards will be given out in conjunction with the 2019 American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Toronto in April.
Gayle Wells, Health & Physical Education faculty member, along with colleagues Emily Virtue, Carol MacKusick, Amy Murphy-Nugen, Amy Rose, and Melissa Snyder, published an article entitled, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Using A Common Read to Transform a Learning Community.” Read the entire article here: https://washingtoncenter.evergreen.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1155&context=lcrpjournal
Dr. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum and Dr. Lori Caudle, published an article,”Implementing new literacies instruction and design through a cross-institutional peer review process with pre-service early childhood educators” in the journal of New Horizons in Education. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum was also awarded the WCU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant, and will be presenting, Navigating Retention Policies, Perspectives, and Practices at the Literacy Research Association in November.
Dr. Andrew Bobilya and Dr. Resa Chandler, WCU faculty in PRM and HPE, recently published a paper with co-authors from Prescott College, Montreat College and the Millbrook School titled “The Effect of an Outdoor Orientation Program on Participants’ Biophilic Expressions” in the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education. For more information go to: https://link.springer.com/journal/42322/21/2/page/1
Dr. Callie Schultz, Dr. Gayle Wells, Tacquice Davis and two colleagues from Elizabeth City State Univ. won the UNC-System Undergrad Research Program Award. The project includes purchasing a poverty simulation kit, training how to run the simulation, facilitating 6 iterations of the Poverty Simulation in 2018-2019, and managing 4 undergraduate research projects based on student experiences and community impact of the simulation. For more information email Dr. Schultz.