A large group of Health and Physical Education (HPE) majors and faculty members attended their state conference in Winston Salem. WCU students and faculty presented during several sessions and were also honored with multiple awards. Dan Grube- College/University PE Teacher of the Year; Heidi Turlington – College/University Dance Education Teacher of the Year; Morgan Helton – Student Major of the Year
Morgan Helton, health and physical education major, was selected to receive the Student Major Association Major of the Year Award by NCAAHPERD-SM. She will be recognized at the annual state convention in Winston-Salem in October.
Health and Physical Education students, Ashlee Caraker and Jacob Oceguda have received scholarships awarded by NCAAHPERD-SM, the state professional organization for HPE majors. They will both be recognized at the annual state convention in Winston-Salem in late October. Ashlee will receive the June P. Galloway Scholarship and Jacob will be awarded the Nathan Taylor Dodson Scholarship.
Amanda Clapp, science teacher at the Catamount School, was selected for a year-long Kenan Fellowship. The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership addresses the need for professional development for educators, and is the largest STEM-focused teacher leadership program in NC. Key components are a three-week summer internship with a mentor in a STEM setting, and 80 hours of professional development that promotes curricular design bridging STEM at work with school.
School of Teaching and Learning faculty members, Drs. Tammy Barron, Holly Henderson Pinter, and Kim K. Winter, have published the article, “Supporting Student and Preservice Teacher Successes Through Co-teaching,” in the Theory and Practice in Rural Education. http://tpre.ecu.edu/index.php/tpre/issue/view/2/3
Dr. Kelly R. Kelley and Dr. David L. Westling, co-founders of the UP Program, are drawing on their extensive experience with inclusive college programs to outline lessons learned and offer helpful advice for developing, organizing, and implementing such programs in their new book, “Teaching, Including, and Supporting College Students with Intellectual Disabilities.”