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- What Works
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- Outreach Spring Conference Series
- Brown Bag Series
- WCE Speaker Series
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Research & Highlights
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Recent News & Events
Discover what’s happening with the non-profits in our community in 2013-2014!
WCE faculty, staff, and students are invited to meet the local non-profits through a presentation series highlighting successful theories, practical applications, and service learning/volunteerism in our community. View more upcoming events and previous presentations >
- March 11 3:30-4:15 p.m. EB Atrium
Brian Brinkley, the Educational Lab Students and Parents
Collaborate with the Full Belly Project of Wilmington,
“The Peanut Machine”
- March 12 TBA TBA
Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organization (QENO)
with Natasha Davis, UNCW Director-Special Education focus—Cognitive,
Emotional and Physical Challenges
- April 23 9:00-10:00 a.m. EB 214
Dr. Crystalyn Schnorr, Meeting the Needs of Special Education in
Elementary, EDN 319
Collaborates with Erika Merriman, Special Education professional
and creator of Oasis NC, serving Students with Autism
For additional information, please contact Deloris Rhodes, Outreach Liaison at 910-962-7256 • firstname.lastname@example.org
All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join us for lunchtime presentations throughout our fall and spring semesters.
Our next presentation is
- March 11, 2014 - TBD
Learning English vocabulary through singing: The implementation of the SIR-KR instructional model on Taiwanese aboriginal students
- April 16, 2014 - TBD
Which way home?: Examining immigration using documentary film
Lisa Buchanan and Jeremy Hilburn
Join the LGBTQIA Resource Office for a Safe Zone training this semester!
UNCW's Safe Zone is a training program designed to help campus allies foster an atmosphere of support and safety for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning population, including students, faculty and staff. The mission of Safe Zone is to identify, educate and support allies. This will allow allies and UNCW to: provide a comfortable environment for all members of the UNCW community, to encourage an atmosphere free of homophobia and heterosexism and to advocate with and for the LGBTQI community. Our purpose is to provide a setting of appreciation, affirmation, and information for and about the LBGTQI community.
- Safe Zone for student attendance
- Thursday, March 13th from 5-8pm in Azalea Coast A&B
- Safe Zone for faculty/staff attendance (graduate students welcome)
- Friday, April 11th from 2-5pm in Education Building 306
RSVP to Amy Schlag at email@example.com
Faculty from WCE will be offering two Poverty Simulations this spring. This is the fourth year we are able to offer this experience to our students. Over 1,500 UNCW students and community members have participated in the simulation to date.
As you know, this simulation is taken seriously and is not a game. It is an opportunity for participants to get a glimpse into some of the challenges families living in poverty face every day. It is not intended to offend anyone or replicate specific experiences.
We need 20 volunteers for each session. Please consider volunteering if you have already participated in the simulation or if you would like to learn more about it. All volunteers should register through the link below.
- Thursday, March 20, 5:30-8 p.m., Room 162
Registration link for participants and volunteers: http://appserv01.uncw.edu/SelectSurveyNET//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=76314n22
UNCW's Watson College of Education Proposal Wins $50,000!
Wilmington, NC (February 11, 2014) - The University of North Carolina Wilmington’sWatson College of Education Beginning Teaching Matters Project (BT Matters), won a $50,000 grant, the University announced today. The award, Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation in Education, was presented to the Watson team this morning at the annual Emerging Issues Forum held in Raleigh.
BT Matters seeks to address issues of teacher retention by immersing beginning teachers in the culture of their local community and providing them with a community-based network of support.
Internationalizing Education Conference
As part of the iWeek festivities at UNCW we invite you to join the Watson College of Education International Committee for this conference featuring faculty and student presentations from a variety of units on campus.
Drs. Robert Smith and Scott Imig have gathered survey information concerning attitudes about the state of education in North Carolina from over 600 practicing educators and administrators. View the full report, "Listening to Those on the Front Lines: North Carolina Teachers and Administrators Respond to State Legislative Changes," here > You can also see an additional story about the survey from The News & Observer, "Urgent wake-up call from NC teachers" >
On Oct. 17, the Watson College hosted a legislative forum on the state of education in North Carolina. Panelists included state Reps. Ted Davis and Susi Hamilton, state Sen. Thom Goolsby; Dr. Edward Pruden, superintendent for Brunswick County Schools; Julie Kowal, executive director of CarolinaCAN and Bob Etheridge, former NC legislator and state superintendent of public instruction. The panel was moderated by Frances Weller of WECT, Gina Gambony of UNCW and WHQR and Robert Smith of the Watson College of Education. View the entire 2 hour discussion of issues including teacher pay, teacher tenure, the Common Core curriculum, pre-kindergarten programs and vouchers for private school tuition here >
Please also see news articles resulting from discussions at the forum:
- PDS University-School Partnership Agreement Signing
View photos of the ceremony > or Read the WECT article >
- WCE Alumni & Partnership Teachers Receive Awards
- CESTEM Gets the Grants!
- Students Graduate from the Youthbuild Program at UNCW
- Duplin County Pilots Self-Mentoring Program in District
- ELMS hosts "Response to Instruction and English Language Learners: National, State and Local Issues"
- Students Attend Poetry Workshop and Slam Events
- Portrait Unveiling of Dr. Cathy Barlow