In the latest Record, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal by Kappa Delta Pi, UNCW faculty members William Sterrett and Scott Imig offer tips on succeeding as a new teacher in today’s difficult economic landscape.
Thriving as a New Teacher in a Bad Economy
by William L. Sterrett and Scott Imig
In recognition of Dr. Fischetti’s support and guidance, the first Watson College of Education Ed. D. cohort group has established a Global Citizens Scholarship Award in his name. The plaque presented to Dr. Fischetti reads as follows:
“This travel award was created by UNCW’s first cohort of Ed. D. students to honor Dr. John Fischetti for his outstanding guidance and support. As the first coordinator of the Doctoral Program, Dr. Fischetti modeled leadership qualities and the importance of global awareness. The intent of the award is to extend Dr. Fischetti’s passion for global perspectives in education by providing students enrolled in the doctoral program an opportunity to study abroad.”
David Macinnis Gill, associate professor of English education, had book signings, author readings & presentations at the NCTE/ALAN conferences in November. In August, David’s newest young adult novel Black Hole Sun was released and his book Soul Enchilada was released in paperback.
Dr. Gill is a past president of ALAN, the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE. Black Hole Sun is his second novel. His first, Soul Enchilada, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults in 2010, a Kirkus Best Book in 2009, a Bank Street College Best Books of the Year selection in 2010, and an NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age selection in 2010.
At uncw.edu/EdGames, a website created by UNCW education professor Jeff Ertzberger, students and teachers can download vocabulary, math and critical thinking skill-building computer games that engage students of all abilities in active learning. Read the full story in Research Magazine >
Following a cooking recipe or using a debit card machine may seem like a simple task for those who don’t have an intellectual disability. But for those that do, self-prompting through video technology displayed on a personal digital assistant (PDA) or a portable DVD player can increase daily skill sets, according to the research of Dr. Linda Mechling.
2006: Learning with Laptops
Research suggests that when students have access to personal computers they are more motivated to learn and academic achievement increases. Drs. Tracy Hargrove, Kathy Fox and Kathleen Roney of the Watson College of Education conducted an external review of the North Carolina 1-2-1 Program, which provides children with laptops throughout the school day.
2006: A Teacher's Commitment
As a special education teacher in her native Iran, Dr. Mahnaz Moallem strived to become a better teacher. This dedication led her to further her education in Iran and later in the states, and it was what drives her research in instructional methods and technology. "I am deeply committed to human development, and fortunately my work has allowed me to pursue this passion," said Moallem.