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Sunday, March 01, 2015

WCE Welcomes Tammy Clark and Katherine Ibbotson!

Tammy Clark has joined WCE's Educational Technology Unit as an instructional designer. Clark will provide instructional design support for faculty and teaching staff, including technical and pedagogical support with online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. She is available for technical instructional support ranging from Blackboard to WebEx and other technology integration resources. Clark received her undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University in graphic arts technology, then continued her graduate studies here at UNCW and received a Masters of Instructional Technology. Please stop by and introduce yourself to the new Educational Technology Unit team member.

Katherine Ibbotson is the new engineering program coordinator for Youth Programs. She will lead Saturday engineering programs during the spring and fall semesters and engineering day camps during the summer. Ibbotson holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Dayton. She comes to UNCW from International Paper, where she worked as a process engineer and engineering supervisor for the past three years. Ibbotson looks forward to working with children, expanding on the UNCW's highly successful Engineering Expectations programs and partnerships with schools to build a pipeline to the university for future engineers.

Faculty Recognitions

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Alicia Brophy has been elected vice president of the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children. Brophy is an assistant professor of Special Education in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Literacy and Special Education (EEMLS) at the college.

Tamara Walser presented a paper titled "How can the theory and practice of program evaluation support a culture of assessment in higher education" at the North Carolina Association for Research in Education conference in Winston-Salem in February. Walser is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership.

Two professors from WCE's Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education presented at the 2015 At-Risk Youth National Forum held in Myrtle Beach, Feb. 15-18. Janna Robertson presented with Chief District Court Judge Julius Corpening and New Hanover County Schools representatives Judy Stubblefield and Lisa Burriss, "Plugging the School to Prison Pipeline: Interagency Collaborative Agreements." Robert Smith presented with Kayce Smith '12M, "Uncovering Bullying: Listening to Students' Experience and Creating Change."

The Dropout Prevention Coalition at the Watson College of Education was a sponsor of the forum. Robertson and Smith are co-coordinators of the coalition.

Faculty Publications

Buchanan, L. B., & Crawford, E. (in press). "Preparing elementary educators to teach for sustainability: Opportunities and challenges for teacher educators." Social Studies Research and Practice.

Hengameh, K., & Aldemir, J. (2015). "Preparing children for success: Integrating science, math, and technology in early childhood classroom." Early Child Development and Care, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2015.1007371

McClure, K. R. (forthcoming). "Exploring curricular transformation to promote innovation and entrepreneurship: An institutional case study." Innovative Higher Education, 40(5).

Schlichting, K. & Fox, K. (2015). "An authentic assessment at the graduate level: A reflective Capstone Experience. Teaching Education." www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10476210.2014.996748#.VQsw5FTD-Uk

Staff Recognitions

Glenda Bowen

Glenda Bowen was featured in a "WE ARE UNCW" profile on March 3. Bowen is executive assistant in the Office of Teacher Education and Outreach.