Early Field Experience Application is now in TaskStream

We have developed a consolidated application for courses that require an early field experience where placements will be made by OFE (Block, PSY 323, SPED 339, methods courses [some methods courses are made by individual programs, but if OFE is making the placements, the students need to complete the application]).

The application is now active in TaskStream (there is no paper application), and students should complete it once they register for spring courses. The deadline is November 18, though we will certainly accept late applications if students are unable to register now for some reason (not being admitted to the Teacher Education program yet, for example). Watch this video to see how the process works in TaskStream.

Contact the Office of Field Experiences for more information.

SNCAE Organizational Meeting

The WCU chapter of SNCAE will hold an organizational meeting on Thursday, October 20th in Killian 104 from 5-6pm. Please come and get involved! We will hold elections for officers and the executive board and discuss plans for the coming year’s activities. For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Meltzer at meltzer@email.wcu.edu.

Announcing the CEAP Youtube Channel

The College of Education and Allied Professions now has an active Youtube channel. Videos on various topics relevant to the college are posted here, including examples of assignments in individual programs, TaskStream “how to” videos, general technology training, and promotional videos. Visit the channel and look through the playlists of videos that may interest you: http://www.youtube.com/user/CEAPatWCU. Contact Dr. Lee Nickles if you have or would like to create videos to add to our channel.

CEAP Members to Present at NC-ACTE

Several people from our college will make presentations at the 29th Annual North Carolina Teacher Education Forum in Raleigh NC held later this week. The forum is a place for those in public and private universities in North Carolina to gather and discuss teacher education. Those presenting include James Taruasi and David McCord of Psychology; Dale Carpenter, Nancy Luke, and Carrie Rogers of the School of Teaching and Learning; Kurt Frederick and Janice Holt of TRACS; Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen of Human Services; and Renee Corbin, Director of Assessment.

Presentation on GRE Exam

There will be a presentation for students today about the GRE exam. The presentation will include changes to the GRE and a Q&A session with four students who have taken it. The meeting will be held in Killian 104 at 4:00 pm today. Student considering applying for graduate school are encouraged to attend.

SNCAE Orientation Meeting

The Student North Carolina Association of Educators are holding an orientation meeting Thursday, Sept. 29th from 4:30 – 5:30 in Killian 104. SNCAE provides many benefits for pre-service teachers as a professional organization. Members receive for a nominal price (~$32 per year) the opportunity to attend NCAE/NEA workshops, conferences, receive professional publications, discounts on insurance and entertainments. More importantly, all members receive $1,000,000 of liability insurance to protect them when working with children. A portion of this money is refunded when they join as a classroom teacher. If you would like more information, please go to: http://www.nea.org/home/1676.htm