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WCE Students Showcase Work at Year-End Events

Sunday, June 04, 2017

As the spring semester drew to a close, the Watson College was host to a series of events to showcase the work of students.

Science Poster Night – April 25

Twenty-three students enrolled in WCE’s Elementary Education Master of Arts in Teaching program presented innovative science teaching strategies created during the spring semester at an event on April 25. The work was completed in LIC 536, a course that focuses on curriculum, assessment and instructional methods for teaching science at the elementary level.

Amy Taylor, associate professor of science in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Literacy and Special Education, coordinated the Science Poster Night event.

Higher Education Spring 2017 Symposium – May 4

The Watson College was host to a Higher Education Symposium on May 4. At the event, 15 students graduating with a M.Ed. in higher education presented posters of work completed for their culminating project, the individual work product required for graduation.

Family, friends and assistantship providers on campus and in the community were invited to join the graduates and WCE higher education faculty members James DeVita, Andrew Ryder, Kevin McClure and Symphony Oxendine at the Symposium. The event also included special recognition for graduates who are members of the UNCW chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha, the academic and professional honor society for graduate students, professional administrators and faculty members in higher education and student affairs.

Graduate assistant Travis Wright and assistant professor Kevin McClure coordinated the higher education event.

Belize Documentary Showcase – May 4

Susan Catapano, director of international programs at the Watson College, has led student field experiences to Belize for the past nine years. This spring, 14 students in their internship semester worked in schools in both North Carolina and Belize. After 10 weeks interning in N.C. schools, students took part in a five-week overseas experience that allowed them to compare and contrast schools in the two countries, immerse themselves in a different culture and develop a global perspective.

The students shared documentaries they created of their experiences in Belize with faculty, family members and friends on May 4. Susan Catapano coordinated the documentary showcase event, held in WCE’s Ed Lab.