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
Videos that promote programs in the college are now posted on our Youtube channel. These videos feature faculty and students talking about why they chose to be at WCU and what they do here. We also have videos promoting some of the programs in our college, including Teaching Fellows and majors such as Parks and Recreation Management. These videos were produced collaboratively by TRACS and Instructional Technology Support.
For information on producing videos for your unit within the college, contact Instructional Technology Support.
The College of Education and Allied Professions now has an active Youtube channel. Videos on various topics relevant to the college are posted here, including examples of assignments in individual programs, TaskStream “how to” videos, general technology training, and promotional videos. Visit the channel and look through the playlists of videos that may interest you: http://www.youtube.com/user/CEAPatWCU. Contact Dr. Lee Nickles if you have or would like to create videos to add to our channel.
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.
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.
The CEAP Research Colloquium is a new initiative in the college to feature research conducted among faculty and students. It is held every Wednesday from 4-5 pm in Killian 338. All faculty and students are invited. This week’s (Sept 7) speakers are Meagan Karvonen, Kia Asberg, and Debbie Racey, all of the Psychology department.