Watson Chronicle


Congratulations to 2014 Graduates

Faculty, staff and students celebrated graduation at an open house reception at the Watson College of Education before official commencement ceremonies in Trask Coliseum May 9. Earlier in the week, an event was held to honor doctoral graduates Michael Bracy, Molly Capps and Helen Gross.More

Watson College News

WCE Announces Assistive Technology Enhancements

Watson College of Education’s Center for Assistive Technology supports schools, community agencies and individuals with a broad inventory of equipment ranging from iPads to braille readers to meet a variety of needs. In May, the group announced expanded hours and new equipment and services including wireless iPad switches, eye gaze software and Nao robot activities for K-12 users. More

Legacy Artwork for Teaching Fellows is Unveiled

A sculpture to commemorate the Teaching Fellows program was unveiled at a reception at the Watson College in April. The artwork was commissioned by UNCW’s 597 Teaching Fellows and designed by UNCW Art students. More

Watson College Honors Five Razor Walker Award Recipients

The Watson College of Education hosted the 22nd annual Razor Walker Awards May 1 to celebrate individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice have made a difference in the lives of young people in North Carolina. This year’s honorees are Sheri L. Carroll, J. H. Corpening II, Stephanie Fanjul, Peter D. Hans and Jack Viorel. More

WCE Alumni Honored as Rising Leaders

Donald Rush and Maria Jo Adams, recent Watson College of Education graduates, were among The Fayetteville Observer’s 40 Under Forty award recipients for 2014. The award was created in 2011 to recognize the next generation of business professionals and community leaders in 10 counties in North Carolina. More

Inaugural UNC Summit Held at the Watson College

“Navigating Challenging Waters: Achieving Success in the Academy,” was the theme of a recent summit for black faculty, staff and graduate students in the UNC system. More than 90 participants from around the state attended the inaugural event held at the Watson College April 24-25. More

Upcoming Events

Webinar: The State of the Early Childhood Workforce – June 5

The Watson College of Education, in partnership with the North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals, will hold a webinar series titled, “Lean In and Learn,” June 5. The event will focus on workforce data and research, technology strategies and trends, and professional development tools and connections. Registration is now open. More

Barrier Island History Workshop for Teachers – Week of June 23

UNCW’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will hold a Barrier Island workshop for middle and high school STEM and social studies teachers June 23-27. The program will focus on the relationship between history and ecology. It will include kayaking, trips to Bald Head and Masonboro islands and more. Registration for the workshop is now open. MORE More

Extreme Science Workshop for Middle Grades Science Teachers – Week of June 23

WCE Associate Professor Amy Taylor and Brunswick County Master Teacher Daniel Richardson, in partnership with CESTEM, will offer a workshop on new tools of science and striking developments that have occurred at the extreme ranges of scale. The workshop emphasizes strategies to connect the Essential Standards for grades 6-8 with topics of scale, measurement, behaviors and more. Registration is underway. More

Education Updates and Features

NCATE Review Completed at the Watson College of Education

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) completed a reaccreditation review of programs at the Watson College of Education this spring. NCATE officials gave a favorable preliminary report following a site visit in April. A final report is due in the fall. More

Student Opportunities & Student News

Support for Educators in the Field

WCE Hosts Conference on Needs of AIG Students

The social and emotional needs of AIG students was the focus of the sixth annual AIG conference held at Watson College of Education May 8. Rick Courtright of Duke TIP was keynote speaker. Three panels of elementary, middle grades and high school students answered questions and shared insights with AIG coordinators, teachers and counselors from 10 counties in southeastern North Carolina. More

Bill Sterrett Delivers Keynote at SEA and NC Principal Fellows Events

Bill Sterrett, a Watson College of Education faculty member and author of the recently released ASCD book, Short on Time, was keynote speaker at an event sponsored by the Southeast Education Alliance April 3. Sterrett also addressed North Carolina Teaching Fellows Cohort 19 in Chapel Hill April 10. More

Programs for P-12 Students

WCE Students Tutor Local High Schoolers

Students in Professor Robert Smith’s SEC 320 class tutored students at New Hanover and North Brunswick high schools this spring. On April 24, NHHS students and their tutors spent a day at UNCW. More

Ed Lab Hosts Author Showcase

The Education Lab hosted the semi-annual Author Showcase event for children to share their original stories, poems and illustrations with their parents, tutors and friends March 25-26. More

Our College Community

Events Held for Parents, Alumni and Faculty

As the spring semester came to a close, Watson College of Education was host to a meeting of the UNCW Parents Council and a semi-annual luncheon for retired faculty. The Alumni Chapter hosted their annual dinner and Watson Student Leaders held a field day for faculty, staff and students. More