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Recent News & Events
WCE Receives Outstanding Reaccreditation Report
The Watson College of Education is proud to announce results of its 2013-14 reaccreditation review by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The college has received full approval of all undergraduate and graduate level teacher preparation programs, having met six rigorous standards set by the professional education community. Learn more >
2015 WCE Public Speaker Series
Dr. Kenneth Cushner, Kent State University
The Challenge of Addressing the Intercultural Dimension in International Education
Kenneth Cushner, Professor of Multicultural and International Education at Kent State University, is author/editor of several books and articles in the field of intercultural education, including: Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach (8th ed., 2015); Intercultural Student Teaching: A Bridge to Global Competence (2007); Beyond Tourism: A Practical Guide to Meaningful Educational Travel (Rowman Littlefield, 2004); and Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide (2nd ed. 1996). Prior to his university appointment, he taught in schools in Switzerland, Australia and the United States, and has traveled with young people and teachers on all seven continents.
Faculty from the Watson College will provide two Poverty Simulations during the spring semester to help pre-service teachers build the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students.
This is the fifth year the program has been offered. To date, more than 1,500 UNCW students and community members have participated in the simulation, which provides an opportunity to get a glimpse into some of the challenges families living in poverty face every day.
Spring simulations will be offered on Wednesday, February 25 and Thursday, March 19. Both events will be held in Room 162 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Twenty volunteers are needed for each simulation. Students who have already participated are eligible to volunteer. Register here as a participant or volunteer.
***We are now full for participants for the session on Wednesday, February 25. The only way that students can now attend is by volunteering.
All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join us for lunchtime presentations throughout our fall and spring semesters.
Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Dean's Office at 910-962-3354.
- Tuesday, September 16 - EB 337
Scott Imig and Bill Sterrett (EL)
“Green Ribbon Schools: Challenges, Benefits and Leadership Implications”
- Thursday, October 23 - EB 162
Debbie Powell (EEMLS)
“Evolution and Revolution of Uni-SPIRE and the Universal Writing Continuum”
- Monday, November 17 - EB 337
Kosta Kyriacopoulos (EEMLS)
“Millenials and Race in the South”
(starting at 12:30 – 1:30 PM)
- Wednesday, February 11 - Location TBD
Chuck Jurich (EEMLS)
“Unpacking Collaborative Multiple Authorship and New Literacies Writing Practices in an Elementary After-School Video Production Club”
- Tuesday, April 14 - Location TBD
Somer Lewis (PDS) and Amy Garrett-Dikkers (EL)
“Online and Blended Learning for At-Risk Youth”
CESTEM's 1st Annual K-12 STEM Education Conference was a success, wherein leaders and teachers engaged with local and state STEM Professionals as they shared their expertise and offered successful and motivating strategies to engage children in the STEM fields!! WECT and PortCityDaily.com covered the event.
Featured on WHQR: Wilmington Math Teacher Implements Classcraft, An Educational Role-Playing Computer Game
In a Wilmington classroom, students transform into some surprising characters—healers, mages, and warriors. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports that a virtual game is preparing fourth grade math students at Alderman Elementary School for the real world. Here the full story >
‘Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline’ Event Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd at UNCW
More than 150 school leaders, law enforcement officials and representatives of government and community agencies gathered at UNCW’s Watson College of Education (WCE) on Thursday, December 11, to hear regional experts including Chief District Court Judge J.H. Corpening II and District Attorney Ben David discuss programs underway to stop the School to Prison Pipeline. Read more >
Two WCE Department of ITFSE Professors Receive Grants
Congratulations to Dr. Marta Sánchez, who has been awarded a Charles L. Cahill Award for Faculty Research and Development. These funds will be used for a project entitled, “Exploring perspectives on learning and parent involvement among Mexican immigrant parents of K-3 children in the New Latino South”. Also, Dr. Mahnaz Moallem serves as the lead PI on a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Archived Series Presentations
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- Dr. Candace Thompson: UNCW Convocation 2014 Keynote Speech
- UNCW's Watson College of Education Proposal Wins $50,000!
- N.C. teachers & parents see legislative changes as harmful, survey finds
- WCE Hosts Legislative 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"
- Portrait Unveiling of Dr. Cathy Barlow