Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Instruction made a presentation to the college on November 16 regarding the new Common Core Standards that are in effect for K-12 schools in our state. Their presentation can be viewed through this Youtube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96AA436ED334274A
Several people from our college will make presentations at the 29th Annual North Carolina Teacher Education Forum in Raleigh NC held later this week. The forum is a place for those in public and private universities in North Carolina to gather and discuss teacher education. Those presenting include James Taruasi and David McCord of Psychology; Dale Carpenter, Nancy Luke, and Carrie Rogers of the School of Teaching and Learning; Kurt Frederick and Janice Holt of TRACS; Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen of Human Services; and Renee Corbin, Director of Assessment.
Teachers of Tomorrow: Reaching to Teach is a conference held for middle school, high school, and community college students who are interested in exploring teaching as a career. Regional high school and community college students attend the conference each fall on the campus of WCU; regional middle school students attend the on-campus conference each spring. The fall conference will be held on Wednesday, September 28. Visit the conference website for more information or to register.
The Mathematics Visiting Speaker’s Program has faculty in Mathematics visit K-12 classrooms to speak on various topics and engage these students in mathematics. The program has collaborated with numerous K-12 teachers in the western region of NC; last year, the program sent 4 WCU faculty to 12 K-12 classrooms at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Speakers on various topics are available for the current academic year. To learn more and possibly schedule a speaker, visit the program’s webpage.
WCU is offering a workshop retreat for beginning K-12 teachers in North Carolina who have completed at least one year of teaching. The workshop will be held on WCU’s campus on June 24th, 2011. Registration is now open. For more information, see the flyer for the event.