Debby Singleton (PRM Faculty) and Jake Burcaw (PRM student) presented “Hungry Hippos to Harry Potter: Move More through Pop Culture” at the annual NC Recreation & Parks Association conference held in Winston Salem, October 24-26. The workshop focused on how to use pop culture to create engaging and fun physical activities. Ms. Singleton also presented a workshop entitled, “Strategies for the Life-Work Pendulum”.
Amanda Clapp, Science Teacher at the Catamount School, received notification that her National Board Certification has been renewed for another ten years. National Board Certification (NBC) is a voluntary, advanced teaching credential that goes beyond state licensure. NBC has national standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The National Board certifies teachers who successfully complete its rigorous certification process.
The undergraduate and fully online Birth-Kindergarten Program at WCU has been ranked as the #1 most affordable online early childhood degree program by OnlineU.org. To see the whole listing visit: https://www.onlineu.org/most-affordable-colleges/early-childhood-education-degrees?utm_source=IMAP&utm_medium=email.
Two students in the Master’s Degree Program in Supervision in Montego Bay, Jamaica, presented a session at the annual meeting of COPIS (Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision) October 13 at the University of Maine, Orono. Judith Moore’s presented “Instructional Effectiveness: Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Teaching and Learning in Jamaica.” Audley Gyles presented “Educational Reform in Jamaica: Leveraging Supervision to Transform Jamaican Education.” The session was facilitated by Dr. Kathleen Jorissen, retired Associate Professor of Educational Leadership.
Betty Jo Moore, a current middle grades education graduate student with a STEM concentration, will be featured in the November/December 2018 “member spotlight” in the National Science Teacher Associateion (NSTA) Science Scope Journal. Moore is in 11th year of teaching science and currently teaches at the Wiley Magnet Middle School in Winston-Salem, NC.
The North Carolina Association for Colleges and Teacher Educators honored teacher education game changers at their annual fall forum. Dr. Dale Carpenter, special education faculty member and former CEAP Dean, was recognized as an education game changer. Thank you Dr. Carpenter for all that you have done for teacher education in North Carolina!