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The 2020 December Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
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WCE Corona Virus Support Page
In order to streamline WCE correspondence and complement university-level communications distributed by the Office of University Relations, this resource page will be updated regularly with the most up-to-date information. Resources for faculty, staff, students, and parents is located here: https://uncw.edu/ed/coronavirus.html


Watson Student Leaders Host Aspiring Educator Summit 
WCE’s Watson Student Leader organization held their second annual Aspiring Educator Summit on Nov. 21. The theme of the event was “Equity in Education.” The full-day virtual conference featured a keynote by Daphne Penn, visiting fellow in education at Harvard University and presentations by 25 educators from 13 states, including six 2020 state-level Teachers of the Year. The WSLs planned the event in partnership with WCE’s SAIL Office. MORE...


WCE Faculty, Ed.D. Students Participate in International Forum in Russia 
WCE faculty members Bill Sterrett and Michele Parker presented with Ed.D. graduates and current doctoral students at an International Scientific Forum in October. Tyumen State University hosted the forum with the support of the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research. Jen Fernandez-Villa coordinated UNCW’s participation in the virtual event. MORE...


Meredith Jones Receives NAECTE Early Career Research Award 
Meredith Jones has received the 2020 Early Career Research Award from the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education, and coordinator of WCE’s M.Ed. program in leadership, policy and advocacy in early childhood. The award was announced in November. MORE...

Hill Black

Sabrina Hill-Black Receives WILMA Women to Watch Award in Education 
Sabrina Hill-Black has received the 2020 WILMA Women to Watch Award in Education. Hill-Black is principal of D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy. The award was announced in October. MORE...

Garrett Dikkers

Amy Garrett Dikkers Receives AECT Distance Education Book Award 
Amy Garrett Dikkers is co-editor of the book “Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research.” The book was selected for the 2020 Distance Education Book Award by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s Division of Distance Learning. The award was presented at the AECT International Convention in November. MORE...

NC Shape

Kit Huelskamp, Jordan Weber Named Educators of the Year by NC SHAPE 
Healthful Living and Fitness Education faculty Jordan Weber and Amelia (Kit) Huelskamp have been named Educators of the Year by the N.C. Society for Health and Physical Educators (NC SHAPE). The news was announced by UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services in October. MORE...

Watson Preview

Watson Preview Days – Jan. 30 and Feb. 27 
The Watson College will host virtual preview day events in January and February for high school and transfer students interested in becoming a teacher. Parents are welcome too! Registration is open. MORE...

I40 East

Youth Programs Relaunches I-40 E.A.S.T. Project in Support of Rural STEM Education 
In 2018, Youth Programs introduced I-40 E.A.S.T., a STEM Student Enrichment Program (SSEP) funded by the Burroughs-Wellcome Foundation. The project serves rural middle and high school students in Duplin and Sampson counties. Career exploration field trips were cancelled last spring due to the pandemic, but the project was relaunched in October as a virtual program. MORE...


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Jan. 7

Site Coordinator Meeting

4pm via Zoom

Jan. 9

National Board Professional Development

9am via Zoom

Jan. 11

Mindfulness Mondays

10:40am via Zoom

Jan. 12

Promise of Leadership Professional Development

5pm via Zoom

Jan. 14

Partnership Teacher Orientation

4pm via Zoom

Education Building Reservation Form

Professional Licensure Disclosure