David Strahan, the Taft B. Botner Distinguished Professor of Elementary and Middle Grades Education at WCU, has won a $300,000 grant from N.C. Quest to partner with Transylvania County Schools. The grant is to develop a “responsiveness to instruction” model that will identify individual students’ needs and tailored interventions for those needs. A team of faculty will support this effort, including Axelle Faughn from mathematics, Jessica Cunningham and Bianca Montrosse from psychology, and Tommy Hodges, Nancy Luke, Carrie Rogers, and Roya Scales from the school of teaching and learning.
For more information, see the article from the Reporter.
David Warlick, alumnus of the College of Education and Allied Professions, has been named one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Educational Technology by Tech & Learning magazine. David is an author and international speaker on educational technology issues. He was also named a Peak Performer in the college for 2010-2011 and has given multiple talks on campus. For more information, see the Tech & Learning article.
WCU is offering a workshop retreat for beginning K-12 teachers in North Carolina who have completed at least one year of teaching. The workshop will be held on WCU’s campus on June 24th, 2011. Registration is now open. For more information, see the flyer for the event.
David Solomon (graduate student), Jenna Cordrey (undergraduate psychology major) and Dr. Asberg (faculty sponsor) just learned that their poster, titled “Personality Traits as Predictors of Adult Psychological Adjustment”, was accepted for presentation at ABCT’s 45th Annual Convention to be held on November 10-13, 2011 in Toronto. ABCT is the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and gathers researchers in clinical and counseling psychology for the purpose of informing psychotherapy treatments. For more information, check out the website at ABCT.org.
Two faculty members in CEAP have been selected as honorary inductees to the WCU chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for nontraditional students. The faculty members are Cathy Grist from the department of Human Services and David McCord, department head of Psychology.
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Maridy Troy and Maurice Phipps, faculty in health and physical education and parks and recreation management respectively, have completed a research study examining the ‘energy mile’ theory. The results generally confirm the 35 year old theory and give greater insight to the energy requirements for backpackers.
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