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PRM Receives Intentional Learning Grant

WCU SealParks and Recreation Management has received an Intentional Learning Grant for  the course, PRM 321: Interpretation and Environmental Education.  The grant, sponsored by the Office of the Provost will allow students to experience a unique, immersive opportunity  through a four day service learning project on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, VA.

Drs. Barrett-Tatum and Caudle Publish Article

BarrettDr. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum and Dr. Lori Caudle, published an article,”Implementing new literacies instruction and design through a cross-institutional peer review process with pre-service early childhood educators” in the journal of New Horizons in Education. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum was also awarded the WCU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant, and will be presenting, Navigating Retention Policies, Perspectives, and Practices  at the Literacy Research Association in November.

 

Schultz, Wells and Davis Win UNC Research Award

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Dr. Callie Schultz, Dr. Gayle Wells, Tacquice Davis and two colleagues from Elizabeth City State Univ. won the UNC-System Undergrad Research Program Award. The project includes purchasing a poverty simulation kit, training how to run the simulation, facilitating 6 iterations of the Poverty Simulation in 2018-2019, and managing 4 undergraduate research projects based on student experiences and community impact of the simulation. For more information email Dr. Schultz.

EdD Students Attend NC Graduate Education Day

EDD studentsRebecca Ensley and Chris English represented the Educational Leadership Program and WCU graduate students by attending N.C. Graduate Education Day on Wednesday, May 30th at the N.C. General Assembly. They met with NC policymakers including, Sen. Jim Davis and Representatives Cody Henson, Mike Clampitt, Brian Turner, and Kevin Corbin. Gov. Roy Cooper declared the entire week as “Graduate Education Week” in North Carolina.

Whee Teach Serves Jackson County

wheeteachWhee Teach, a student organization for teacher education majors, put in over 600 hours of service this year. On May 5, 2018 they served at Bridges to Peace Family Fun Day. Whee Teach focused on educating families on the impact of bullying with a focus on encouraging anti-bullying.