Ellie Blair, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper, titled, “Transformative Teacher Leadership in Jamaica & The United States: Re-Envisioning a Profession for the 21st Century” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, an international social foundations of education group, in Pittsburgh, PA. Blair addressed teaching and learning in Jamaica and the United States by providing a cross-cultural examination of a profession in transition. She also highlighted the most salient features of teachers’ work that both impedes and promotes its growth and development as a profession.
Drs. Holly Pinter, Kim Winter, and Dave Strahan, published an article in the Middle School Journal this month. The article, “Strengthening developmental trajectories toward responsiveness: Learning to teach at the middle-level,” explored perceptions of professional growth among middle level teacher candidates in a program that attempts to meet these aspirations. See more: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00940771.2017.1368313
Dr. Tom Watterson, Health and Physical Education faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning has been selected the 2017 College/University Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Physical Education Association (NCPEA) of NCAAHPERD-SM. This award reflects his outstanding qualities and contributions as a College/University Educator. He will be honored at the NCAAHPERD-SM Convention in Winston-Salem on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
Dr. Eleanor Blair, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has published a chapter in: “Transformative Teacher Leadership in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the United States: Potentiality and Possibility in Curriculum Making and School Reform Efforts.” Teaching, learning and leading in twenty-first- century schools in both the Caribbean and in the United States require the adoption of transformative practices that have the intent of redefining the parameters of educational leadership in contested public spheres to include a commitment to critical thought and social justice as key components of curriculum development.