News & Announcements

MLK 50 Year Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – April 4
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Wilmington 50 Year Commemoration Commission will hold an event on April 4, 2018 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to promoting peace, social justice and reconciliation. The event will be held in the Williston Middle School gymnasium from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Read more >

Full Steam Ahead Full STEAM Ahead - April 13
Join us at our 3rd annual STEAM celebration for inclusive populations. Discover nature's forces that can be captured to create energy to make things move! Try activities that harness wind, water, sun, gravity and even magnetism to put gizmos and gadgets into motion. Learn how steam can make things move. Experiment with roller coasters. Investigate maglev trains. Launch a bottle rocket. Play with waterwheels, solar boats and wind turbines. Find out how food is used to create energy that helps us move. It’s Full STEAM Ahead. Activities have been designed using an UDL framework to ensure inclusion of diverse learners. Register today!!

Innovation "Making Innovation a Priority in NC Schools: Exploring Innovative Practices" Conference - April 30
The Watson College will host a conference to explore innovation in K-12 public schools on April 30. Explore innovative programs and practices and other unique initiatives; learn how innovative programs and schools can help engage students in meaningful and challenging learning; and help identify the opportunities and obstacles to making innovation a priority in our public schools. WCE’s Murphy Distinguished Professor of Education Robert Smith is organizing the event. Learn More & Register >

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.

Watson Chronicle The 2018 January 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.

pen 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

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 >