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.

Scales Interviewed for Podcast

RoyascalesDr. Roya Scales, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was featured in a podcast interview for The Journal of Teacher Education.  The interview features insights from the JTE article, “Are We Preparing or Training Teachers? Developing Professional Judgment in and Beyond Teacher Preparation Programs,” authored by Scales and colleagues. Listen to the full interview- http://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/podcast-interview-scales-wolsey/

 

PRM Faculty Hold Retreat

PRMfacultyThe Parks and Recreation Management faculty held an all day retreat at the US Forest Service Oconaluftee Job Corps.  They met with the center director, residential living and recreation staff to strategize ways in which WCU students can integrate class projects and internships at their site.  WCU signed an articulation agreement with the job corps last year to formalize this partnership.