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.”
Dr. Dan Grube, Director of the School of Teaching and Learning, and Health and Physical Education faculty member has been selected as the 2019 College/University Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Physical Education Association (NCPEA). 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, October 24, 2019.
The Greenday @ the Greenway is an event co-sponsored by Debby Singleton’s PRM 461 and Jackson County Parks & Recreation’s Molly Neary. The focus of this FREE event is on the educational, nature based, health, and physical activity options that the Greenway offers to participants. We will have outdoor yoga, guided bird and botanist walks, lawn games, live music, a nature art station, and a fly fishing instruction demo. This is a family friendly, inclusive event that is FREE. May 5th from 2-5pm. Contact Debby Singleton, PRM for more information.
HPE student Matt Long and PRM students Ashley Johnson, Taylor Carrigan, and Krista Patton presented their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Dr. Callie Schultz and Dr. Gayle Wells served as faculty mentors to the students’ research projects as part of the UNC Undergraduate Research Grant “Empowering students to combat poverty through community action: Undergraduate research on The Poverty Simulation”