The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Announcements: 10-15-2012


All School Meeting

Maple Room, EUC


A light breakfast will be served before the meeting.


The IN Box

Questions, concerns, problems, ideas, suggestions, proposals, complaints, compliments, details, praise, or polish that you would like to be addressed by the Staff Coalition, click here.


Intercultural Sensitivity: Looking Through Other Eyes

Link to register: Click here


The International Programs Center [IPC] is offering this workshop to help UNCG faculty and staff increase awareness of their own cultural background and heighten their intercultural sensitivity (a lifelong learning experience). This three-hour workshop centers around Milton Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), a model of the development of one’s worldview structure. According to Bennett, “The underlying assumption of the model is that as one’s experience of cultural difference becomes more sophisticated, one’s competence in intercultural relations potentially increases.”.

Intended audience: All employees interested in incorporating intercultural competency into curriculum (as part of our university-wide internationalization plan) and/or into their daily professional/personal lives. The IPC staff will provide light refreshments.


NOTE: All enrollees are required to register for the workshop at least one week in advance to allow time to complete the 30-minute online Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). There is an $11.00 fee which must be paid before taking the online IDI. Upon enrollment, a BANFIN-33 will be provided to you. If you have any questions please contact Gwenne R. Causey,, 4-9795.

Instructor: Dr. Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost, International Programs Center.
Learning Module Credit: Managerial/Supervisory Development (elective), Communication, Diversity, Performance Management.


Dean’s Coffee Talks
Please join Dean Wixson for an upcoming “coffee chat”. Your questions, comments and ideas are welcome. The next sessions will be held in SOEB 301 on the following dates/times:
10/17 – 1:00
11/13 – 9:00


LIS – Online Teaching Workshop
LIS is offering an online teaching workshop for all SOE faculty on the morning of 11/9/12. We will also put in the SOE Announcements for the next several weeks.


UNCG School of Education Faculty:
My name is Mallory Nye and I am the Undergraduate Representative from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro for The Triad Teaching Fellows Education Conference, formerly known as The Triad Teaching Fellows Leadership Conference. This Conference centers around: Technology, Leadership, Common Core, STEM, Literacy, ELL, Special Education, Assessment, Diverse Learners, and Specialty Areas (Drama, Art, Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, etc.). Our targeted group consists of pre-service teachers in all academic areas of study as well as high school students in “Project Persist” and “Teacher Cadets.”
I would like to extend an opportunity for you all to present at this year’s conference at UNCG on March 2, 2013. Your expertise and knowledge in these fields will definitely benefit future teachers.
Further details regarding presenter registration for this event will be sent out on October 19, 2012. Please keep an eye out for this opportunity.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working with you.
Mallory Nye


SOE Online Learning Brown Bag Lunch
This is an opportunity for individuals who are currently teaching, creating, or thinking about online learning to get together for some conversation about any and all topics related to online learning.  A welcome is extended to anyone who would like to attend!  For a recap of the meeting and to stay abreast of what is going on, check out the new School of Education Online Learning Blog!    This newly developed blog will also serve as a repository of online tips, best practices, videos, etc. to assist you and your students as you navigate through the world of online learning.
Presented below are some highlights.
Monthly Meetings:
Mark your calendars – School of Education Online Learning Brown Bag Luncheons will be held the first Monday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.


Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Deborah Taub (TEHE) will be honored with the 2012 North Carolina College Personel Association’s Outstanding Service in Support of the Profession Award. This award recognizes leadership in “creative programming, staff supervision, teaching, research, mentoring new professionals, or making lasting contributions to the field through presentations, publications, and participation in professional organizations like NCCPA.” In addition, the following students and alumni will receive the following awards:  Torry Reynolds – Outstanding Graduate Student, Brandy Propst – Outstanding New Professional, and Erin Fox – Outstanding Professional Contribution. The award ceremony will take place at the NCCPA Annual Fall Conference at North Carolina Central University on October 16, 2012.


Dr. Erik Hines was an invited General Session Speaker at the A. I Mose 62nd meeting of the South Carolina Counseling Association conference, held at South Carolina State University on October 5, 2012.  Dr. Hines spoke on “Salient Factors Affecting Urban African American Student’s Achievement: Recommendations for Teachers, School Counselors, and School Psychologists.”  In addition, he led a workshop, “Parental Variables, Ecological Factors, and the Academic Achievement of African American Males,” based on his research.


Bree Jimenez was an invited presenter at The Delaware Inclusion Symposium, Shifting Perspectives: A New View on Accessing the General Education Curriculum for Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities, on October 5th. She was one of three presenters addressing inclusive practices for students with severe disabilities.


Thank you from the Stephens Family

SOE Faculty and Staff,

Thank you for the beautiful flowers and for keeping us in your
thoughts. Natalie was born shortly before 3 am on October 3, weighing
in at 6 lbs., 11 oz. She and Mommy are doing well.

We appreciate all of your support.

Jennifer, Chris, and Natalie Stephens


Graham Smith

Graham finally made his arrival at 1:30 am on 10/14/2012.  He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches.

53 1/2 hours of labor and 3 hours of straight pushing, we are exhausted but all doing good! I will send more pictures soon.

Annie Smith


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