Ellie Blair presented her work on teacher moonlighting as part of an Invited Presidential Session entitled, “Teacher Moonlighting and the Dark Side of Teachers’ Work” at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) annual meeting in Greenville, South Carolina on Thursday, November 8th. AESA is an international learned society committed to supporting scholars in the foundations of education.
Amanda Clapp, Science Teacher at the Catamount School, received notification that her National Board Certification has been renewed for another ten years. National Board Certification (NBC) is a voluntary, advanced teaching credential that goes beyond state licensure. NBC has national standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The National Board certifies teachers who successfully complete its rigorous certification process.
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.