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WCE Students Bring Virtual Reality to the TPYA Classroom

Students in New Hanover County’s Transition Program for Young Adults visited Paris and swam underwater with sharks this fall, using virtual reality viewers designed by WCE students. Twenty-five students enrolled in Jeff Ertzberger’s EDN 303 course planned the VR lessons. EDN-303 is an instructional technology course that introduces pre-service teachers to the effective use of technology in the classroom. more...

WCE Senior Mike Harris Aids in the Rebuilding of Barbuda

Mike Harris is a senior, enrolled in WCE’s Middle Grades education program. He is also a former U.S. Marine and native of Barbuda. Together with friends and family, he is working to raise funds and “mobilize 100 men” to help rebuild the small Caribbean island devastated by Hurricane Irma in September. more...

JD Hastings to Compete in Ultimate Frisbee World Finals

WCE graduate student JD Hastings is a member of the U.S. under-24 Mixed National Ultimate Frisbee Team. He’s headed to Perth, Australia to compete in the World Finals in January. Hastings is also collaborating with faculty member Andrew Ryder on a study of “creeping legalism” in higher education. more...

Stephen Parish Featured in NHCS SEA-Tech Video

Stephen Parish, a student in WCE’s MAT in Secondary Education, is featured in New Hanover County Schools’ new SEA-Tech video, “Why I Teach.” SEA-Tech is NCHS’ new technical high school. Doors opened to the inaugural class in August 2017. more...

ELCs Complete Service Learning Projects at D.C. Virgo

This fall, students in WCE’s Education Learning Community met each Tuesday at D.C. Virgo Academy in downtown Wilmington for EDN-203, a course titled Psychological Foundations of Teaching, taught by professor Janna Robertson. The UNCW freshmen also designed murals, painted the school and introduced an after-school program for Virgo middle school students. more...