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Welcome to New Faculty

The Watson College is pleased to introduce four new faculty members. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Steven Hooker, George Kamberelis, Amy Senta and Dana Stachowiak. more...

New Videos Promote WCE’s AIG, M.S.A. Programs

The Watson College is pleased to share new videos promoting Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) and Master of School Administration (M.S.A.) graduate programs offered by the college. The videos feature WCE program coordinators Angela Housand and Bill Sterrett with testimonials from graduate students and alumni. more...

CMC Introduces Expanded Makerspace and New Website

Over the summer, Randall Library's branch Curriculum Materials Center was transformed into an expanded Makerspace for creative applied learning. Faculty and students have responded enthusiastically to the new CMC, which offers diverse workstations with everything from advanced 3D technology to poster printing and sewing. A new website showcases CMC’s focus on creativity and innovation. more...

Janna Robertson

Janna Robertson Honored for Public Service and Community Engagement

WCE professor Janna Robertson was honored with UNCW’s Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Award (Senior Scholar) in September. Robertson is co-coordinator of WCE’s Dropout Prevention Coalition. She has served on the Safer Schools Task Force and supported the New Hanover Interagency Agreement on disciplinary action. In spring 2016, she led a community-wide effort to enliven and reinvigorate a section of downtown Wilmington through the ‘Forest of DREAMS’ mural project. more...

Candace Blanke and Chancellor Zito

Watson College Recognitions

Candace Blanke was recognized for exemplary service to the university at a ceremony at the Burney Center on Sept. 14. Hoggard High School Athletics recognized WCE faculty members William Sterrett and Somer Lewis for their support of educators in North Carolina on Sept. 9. The Watson College is pleased to share these stories and other faculty, staff and alumni news and recognitions. more...

Upcoming Events

NC Child

Community Event – Oct. 3

On Oct. 3, UNCW will host a community discussion on economic opportunity for children in North Carolina. The event, sponsored by the Watson College of Education, UNCW’s College of Health & Human Services, New Hanover NAACP, Smart Start of New Hanover and the Dropout Prevention Coalition, is one of five community discussions across the state convened by NC Child. more...

Nuclear Science Week – Oct 20-22

The 2016 National Nuclear Science Week will be held at Watson College in October. The Wilmington Area Local Section of the American Nuclear Society along with GE Hitachi and Duke Energy are hosting the three-day event. Free registration is now open for three events for students and teachers. more...

Special Alumni Event with Retired Faculty – Nov. 2

Mark your calendar for another exciting event! On Nov. 2 the Watson College of Education and WCE’s Alumni Chapter will host a reception to bring alumni together with faculty and staff from multiple eras in the College’s history. Come share memories and stories and catch up with fellow alumni and former professors. Registration for the event is now open. more...

Education Updates and Features

Research Validates Cognitive Coaching Model of Learner-Centered Supervision

The Watson College of Education has used the Cognitive Coaching model of supervision in coaching student interns since the Professional Development System was created more than 20 years ago. In spring 2016, PDS conducted a study to assess the effectiveness of the model using surveys and focus groups. Research results were published in August. more...

The Higher Education Newsletter

Assistant professors James DeVita, Kevin McClure and Andrew Ryder have produced a summer 2016 issue of The Higher Education Newsletter to showcase activities of faculty and students in WCE’s higher education program. more...

Student Opportunities & Student News

WCE Students Travel to Belize, Japan, London and Malawi

The Watson College provides students the opportunity to work and study in schools throughout the world. Over the summer, WCE faculty members led field experiences to Belize, Japan, London and Malawi. Information sessions on 2017 international opportunities will be held throughout the fall. more...

WCE Welcomes 22 Freshmen to the ELC Class of 2016-17!

The Watson College is pleased to announce that 22 freshmen have joined the Education Learning Community (ELC) on campus this fall. The residential community for first-year students interested in pursuing a teaching career is now in its third year. more...

New Video Promotes Watson Student Leader Program

Watson Student Leaders support WCE recruitment efforts, represent the college at events and participate in a wide range of community outreach and social activities throughout the year. A new video initiated by WSL president Dwayne Morgan showcases the students’ passion for teaching, leadership and service. more...

Support for Educators in the Field

Onslow Teachers Study Abroad in South Africa through WCE’s SACHL Project

Twelve teachers from Onslow County participated in a four-week study abroad experience in South Africa over the summer. They are the first group to participate in WCE’s South African Culture, History and Literacy Project, funded by a Fulbright-Hays grant. Watson College department chairs Donyell Roseboro and Kathy Fox and faculty members Eleni Pappamihiel and Elizabeth Crawford coordinated the project. more...

CESTEM Hosts Workshops on Vernier Probeware, SeaPerch

In September, WCE’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics held a professional development workshop for teachers on ways to integrate Vernier Probeware into the classroom. CESTEM also held a two-day workshop to prepare teachers to coach student SeaPerch teams. more...

Programs for P-12 Students

Summer Leadership Camps Offered in Partnership with GLOW Foundation

UNCW’s Youth Programs was host to 63 rising fifth graders at three Summer Leadership Academy camps offered in partnership with the GLOW Foundation in June. The customized MarineQuest, engineering and STEAM camps were offered tuition-free to girls being groomed for the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, North Carolina’s first single-gender public charter school. The GLOW Academy opened in August 2016. more...

50 Students Participate in Junior Seahawk Academy

Each summer, WCE offers enrichment opportunities for local middle school students through the Junior Seahawk Academy. A key goal of the program is to promote career opportunities in the fields of STEM, health care and education. This year, generous funding from the Biogen Foundation and extensive support from volunteers enabled the college to offer two sessions of the program and provide expanded field experiences and project-based learning for 50 area students. more...

Fall Tutoring Begins in the Ed Lab

This fall, 117 undergraduate and MAT students will provide one-on-one instruction for children in grades K-8 in the Education Laboratory located on the UNCW campus. An additional 14 pre-service teachers will tutor elementary age children at WCE’s extension Ed Lab in Jacksonville. more...

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