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WCE’s PDS Receives 2014 NAPDS Exemplary Achievement Award

Watson College Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum is pleased to announce that WCE’s Professional Development System (PDS) has received a national award for exemplary achievement. Dean Teitelbaum, PDS Director Donyell Roseboro, teacher in residence Somer Lewis, assistant professors Heidi Higgins and Lisa Buchanan, and local teacher Kate Tayloe were on hand to accept the award March 28 at the 15th annual PDS National Conference in Las Vegas.More

Three New Programs Offered at Watson College

The Watson College will launch a new Online Teaching and Learning certificate program, a new M.Ed. in Leadership, Policy and Advocacy in Early Childhood and a new certificate program in College Teaching and Learning. WCE is currently accepting applications for these programs. More

STAR Scholarship Program Enters Sixth and Final Year

Since 2009, UNCW has offered $10,000 annual scholarships to 59 aspiring science and math teachers through the STAR Scholarship program. Applications for 2014-15, the last year of the program, will be accepted through April 15. More

Middle Grades Program Earns State Recognition

The Middle Level Teacher Education program at the Watson College of Education has received a 2014 Teacher Preparation Program to Watch Award from the North Carolina Association of Middle Level Education.More

WCE Awarded $50,000 to Support Beginning Teachers

WCE’s Beginning Teaching Matters proposal received a $50,000 award for innovation from the Institute for Emerging Issues Feb. 11. Funds will be used to build a community-based support program for beginning teachers.More

Upcoming Events

Paul Cuadros to Speak on Campus April 24

The Watson College Office of Teacher Education and Outreach is pleased to announce an event April 24 featuring author Paul Cuadros. The event is free and open to the community. More

Razor Walker Awards Dinner May 1

The 22nd annual Razor Walker Awards ceremony will be held at UNCW’s Burney Center on May 1. Five 2014 honorees will receive an award for distinguished service to the children and youth of North Carolina. The award is presented by the Watson College of Education. More

Commencement Ceremonies – May 9

Commencement ceremonies for the Watson College of Education will take place Friday, May 9. A reception for faculty, students and families will be held in the Education Building at 3 p.m. and official ceremonies will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Trask Coliseum. More

Education Updates and Features

Growth in CTE is Topic of Recent Forum

On Feb. 27, the WCE Dropout Prevention Coalition hosted a forum to examine the changing face of Career and Technical Education. Representatives from two community colleges and five area school districts discussed career clusters, expanded CTE offerings, career readiness certification, school, community college and university partnerships.More

WCE Professors Conduct Follow-Up Survey

Scott Imig and Robert Smith completed a study of parent responses to recent legislative changes in education as a follow-up to a teacher survey in December; results published in March.More

Faculty Present Research at Scholarship Brown Bag Events

The Scholarship Brown Bag Series continued this semester with presentations by Amy Garrett Dikkers and Sue-Jen Chen. Garrett Dikkers shared research titled “The Intersection of Online and Face-to-Face Teaching and Learning” and Chen presented research titled, “Learning English Vocabulary through Singing.” More

Student Opportunities & Student News

Bringing the Joy of Learning to the AC Classroom

Watson College senior Meghan Lindsey is completing her internship at Topsail Elementary this semester, where she’s partnering with teacher Merla Jansen to bring the joy of learning to students in the daily living adapted curriculum classroom. More

Support for Educators in the Field

Watson College Hosts Regional Math Conference

“Digging Deep with Challenging Standards” was the theme of a regional conference led by faculty member Shelby Morge and North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) board members Feb. 15. More than 100 K-12 teachers attended the event at the Watson College.More

WCE Brings Geography, Agriculture to Area Schools

Lisa Buchanan has received a 2014 NCSS Geographic Literacy Grant Award to develop geography kits for local elementary schools. Buchanan will also promote the importance of agriculture in area classrooms in partnership with the N.C. and New Hanover County farm bureaus.More

Beginning Teachers Reflect, “Why Did I Become a Teacher?”

At a professional learning day for 50 beginning teachers held Feb. 28, presentations were made by nine in-service teachers recognized as Watson College of Education Promise of Leadership Award recipients. During one session, participants used a display to answer the question why they became teachers.More

Outreach Office and SEEA Host Eric Jensen; 300 Attend

On Feb. 10, WCE’s Office of Teacher Education and Outreach teamed with the Southeast Education Alliance (SEEA) to bring Eric Jensen to campus. Jensen is author of the book, Teaching With Poverty in Mind. Three hundred teachers, principals and superintendents attended the event. More

Programs for P-12 Students

CESTEM Sponsors NC Science and Engineering Fair

More than 190 students from seven counties came to campus Feb. 8 to participate in the Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair, an event sponsored by CESTEM with support from the Provost’s Office. More

Area Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at WCE

One hundred twenty-five area students celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with activities and read-alouds at WCE during a three-day event in February. It was coordinated by the Language and Literacy Program faculty in partnership with the Ed Lab. More

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