Parks 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.
Dr. 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.
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.
Rebecca 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.
Dr. 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/