The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Announcements: 11-19-2012


SOE Reading Day Luncheon – Tues. 12/4 from 12-2 p.m.

Location: SOE Building, Room 118

Just a reminder that our SOE Reading Day Luncheon will be held on Tues. 12/4 from 12-2 p.m.

This year we will have a holiday sing-off between departments and the LIS department has already identified an outstanding cast of faculty and staff that are going to at least try and sing for everyone’s entertainment :-)!

Julie is preparing her traditional movie and please also be sure to pay your social committee dues and contribute to the housekeepers’ fund so the Dean can honor each of them at the luncheon.


The Social Committee

Laura Gonzalez (CED)

Dodie Booton (ELC)

Rachel Hill (ERM)

Anthony Chow (LIS)

Teresa Little (SES)

Edna Tan (TEHE)


The UNCG School of Education Staff Assembly has selected Murphey Traditional Academy as its service project for the 2012 holiday season.

We will be collecting items to fill backpacks for their students in need to take home over the holidays. Donations from the list of needed items (or cash donations) may be made to any School of Education department administrator.  If you would like to participate, please make your sign-up selection below.  The deadline for actually delivering your donation to the SOE is December 14, 2012.

SOE Faculty are welcome to join this service project!



December commencement ceremony


If you need regalia for the December commencement ceremony please get the following information to Sharlene O’Neil below no later than Wednesday, December 5. You will be able to pick this up at the UNCG Bookstore and will be responsible for returning it as well.

The Dean has offered to pay for this for you.

  • Name
  • Highest degree received
  • University from which you received your highest degree
  • Height
  • Complete set
  • Gown only
  • Hood only
  • Cap only


School of Education International Students Social

Please join us for a School of Education International Student Social to meet international students, scholars, and faculty.

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Location: 401 School of Education Building

All international students, faculty and staff working with international students or interested in learning more about SOE international students are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP by November 30, 2012


Holiday Safety

As the holiday season approaches please remember to lock all offices and labs.


Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Accomplishments

A research project on Black Deaf Families in the United States is the recipient of a generous gift by Dr. Ceil Lucas, a professor at Gallaudet University.  Made in honor of her former student, Dr. Joseph Hill, Dr. Lucas’ gift will provide for the production of a DVD chronicling black deaf families across the country and how they communicate with each other.  Dr. Hill will be doing the research in conjunction with Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, a member of Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet. Terri Jackson spoke at length with Dr. Lucas about her gift.  “She is excited to see this work continue, especially between UNCG and Gallaudet.  This is a wonderful collaboration.”  Research should begin this summer, with a DVD going into production in early 2014.


Drs. Kelly Wester and DiAnne Borders (CED) are coauthors of an article recently on research mentorship published in Counselor Education and Supervision.  The article is based on the work of a taskforce chaired by Dr. Wester to create guidelines for research mentorship for the field of counseling.  The guidelines give attention to knowledge, competencies, and personal qualites of both mentors and mentees.  Two CED alumni, Dr. Catharine Chang (Georgia State) and Dr. Shawn Spurgeon (U of Tennessee-Knoxville) also are co-authors.  The original counseling mentorship guidelines were endorsed by the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors and can be found at the following link article can be found here:


Ms. Amanda Phillips, a first grade teacher at Montlieu Elementary School, and a 2012 graduate of UNCG’s Elementary Education PDS Science Team, received the Outstanding Student Teacher in Science at the Elementary School level Award on November 9, 2012 at NCSTA’s Professional Development Institute.


Recent Faculty Publications and Presentations

Jimenez, B., Knight, V., & Browder, D. M. (2012). Early Science: An inquiry based approach for elementary students with moderate and severe disabilities. Verona, WI: Attainment Company.


Dr. Chow gives four presentations at international instructional technology conference

As Dr. Chow describes it they were not supposed to accept all four of his conference proposals. But they did.
Dr. Chow was very busy at the 2012 Association for Educational Communications and Technologies (AECT) Annual Conference held in Louisville, KY and gave four different paper presentations around instructional technology, Web design, and usability:

  • Interdisciplinary Design, Collaboration, and Educational Informatics – Anthony Chow, Patricia Gray, and Larry Lavender
  • Wired for Music (W4M) – Teaching STEM through the music of natural sounds – Anthony Chow, Patricia Gray
  • Systemic Change Going Public: Prelude to Scene 2 – Beth Rajan Sockman, Anthony Chow, Kurt Richter
  • The Usability of School Library Websites – Anthony Chow, Amy Figley

Caption: Dr. Gray co-presented with Dr. Chow via Google Hangout video.


Margaret Gillis presented last week on incorporating frameworks of Universal Design for Learning, developmentally appropriate practice and inclusion into online and face-to-face courses to prepare teachers for 21st century skills.


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