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The 2018 May Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online. Read more >

STEM LC

STEM SENC Selected to Join Global STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice
UNCW’s Watson College of Education is pleased to announce that STEM SENC has been selected to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, SLECOP, an initiative to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). STEM SENC will now connect with 67 other Ecosystems. Read more >

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Watson College Hosts Statewide Conference on Innovation in Education
On April 30, the Watson College welcomed more than 150 education leaders, policy makers and members of the business community to UNCW for a conference designed to promote innovation in schools. Presenters and panelists included NC State Superintendent Mark Johnson, Senator Michael Lee, Best NC President Brenda Berg and School Superintendents Steven Hill, Austin Obasohan and Janet Mason. Keith Poston, President of the Public School Forum of NC, was Presider at the conference. WCE Professor Robert Smith coordinated the event. Read more >

PDS Invitation

WCE Celebrates 25th Anniversary of PDS School-University Partnerships
UNCW recognized early that effective teacher preparation requires partnerships among colleges of education, public schools and the public. Created in 1993, WCE’s national-award winning Professional Development System partnerships have grown to include collaborations with 12 school districts, 143 schools and 2,200 partnership teachers. WCE celebrated the 25thanniversary of PDS at a re-signing ceremony and reception with district and school partners and other invited guests at the Watson College on April 26. View more information here >

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Watson College Announces 2018 Razor Walker Award Recipients
Each year, the Watson College presents the Razor Walker Awards to individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice have made a difference in the lives of young people. This year’s honorees are Cathy Barlow, career educator; Ralph Hise, senator of the 47th District of NC; Wayne Lofton, president and CEO of the Community Boys and Girls Club; and the late James McAdams, longtime principal and educational leader in New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Read more >

UNCW

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy now accepting student, teacher, and staff applications!
Are you ready to become a part of Wilmington's only K-8 year-round public school? We are currently accepting applications for student enrollment, teachers and staff. Learn more about this innovative school led by UNCW in partnership with New Hanover Country Schools and the D.C. Virgo community.

DC Virgo

UNCW on Track to Open Wilmington’s First Year-Round K-8 Public School in July
UNCW, working alongside New Hanover County Schools, has finalized an agreement to open Wilmington’s first K-8 year-round public school at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy this summer. Approved by the New Hanover County Board of Education on March 6, the agreement paves the way for UNCW to enroll students and hire teachers for the 2018-19 school year. Read more >

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UNCW Writing Conference for K-12 Educators - July 27-29
UNCW invites you to attend our 4th Writing Conference at the Watson College of Education. We are pleased to present some of the top speakers in the field of writing in 4 strands. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from outstanding experts! For more information, contact Debbie Powell at debbie@thewritingcontinuum.com.
Take 5

Mindfulness Mondays Take 5
Mindfulness Monday is an invitation to faculty, staff, and students offering a weekly space providing tools and suggestions for mindful living. Take 5 with us!! Every Monday at 10:40am & 2:40pm 2nd Floor Lounge Area. Learn more >

Coffee and Conversation
Coffee & Conversation
All WCE faculty and staff are invited to drop in for friendly conversations with your colleagues. Who knows what brilliant ideas might emerge from such informal collaborations! Light refreshments will be provided. All dates will be held in the 3rd floor lounge area. View flyer for dates >
Alumni Update
Alumni - Update Your Information
As a valued member of the Seahawk family, we want to learn more about the areas of the university that are most important to you. Please take a moment to review your contact information and make any changes by visiting www.uncw.edu/alumniupdate

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Reading Day

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