Watson Chronicle

WATSON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Student Opportunities and Student News

Aubrie Leonard is Co-Presenter at International Conference

Aubrie Leonard, a WCE master’s student pursuing her M.A.T. in elementary education, co-presented with Elizabeth Crawford and Julie Fliss at the SDG 4 seminar at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland in November. The international seminar, held annually, focuses on education and sustainability. The title of the presentation was “Co-Designing Systems for Change: The Essential Role of Non-State Actors in Ensuring Quality Education for All.” more...

MAT Students Share Read-Alouds with WRAAP Families

Students enrolled in Watson’s MAT in Elementary Education program have made virtual read aloud recordings to share with children and families in the WRAAP program. The project, coordinated by professor Kathy Fox and Daryl Dockery, director of Wilmington’s Residential Adolescent Achievement Place, has provided an early teaching opportunity for students in their first semester of graduate school, and an academic enrichment opportunity for elementary school-age children in the WRAAP after-school program. more...

IBEC Students Partner with CESTEM on Science Fair Videos

Isaac Bear students Eleanor Meinhold and Andres Valdiri, members of the school’s Science Fair Academy, have developed a series of videos to help students prepare for Science Fair. The videos will be shared with schools throughout the region and the state through SFA’s partnership with CESTEM. Bryan Bishop and the SFA have also received a $7,500 grant from the Landfall Foundation to fund science kits for local schools. more...

Watson Student Leaders Host Aspiring Educators Summit

WCE’s Watson Student Leader organization held their third annual Aspiring Educator Summit on November 20. The theme of the event was “Global Citizenship.” Eugenia Floyd, 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, was keynote speaker at the full-day virtual conference. more...

KDP Welcomes New Members, Hosts Winter Clothing Drive

The Alpha Alpha Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi welcomed 37 new members in October. In November, they held a winter clothing drive to collect coats, hats and mittens to benefit students from WCE’s partnership schools. KDP is an international honor society dedicated to excellence in education. more...

ELC Students Explore Issues of Race, Culture and Identity

Students in WCE’s Education Learning Community welcomed faculty guest speakers and participated in book group discussions as they explored issues of race, culture and identity during a series of meetings this fall. The ELC is a learning community for first-year students interested in pursuing a teaching career. more...

UNCW Esports Team Finishes Season Ranked 3rd in the Southeast

UNCW introduced esports in 2019 to bring together a community to learn, play and teach electronic sports. The university’s Call of Duty team wrapped up the fall season on November 10 with a 7-2 record, a placement of third in the southeast, and top tier national recognition. Congratulations! more...