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Dr. Jewell Cooper named Associate Dean

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Education (SOE) Interim Dean Randy Penfield announced Dr. Jewell Cooper as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services. Dr. Cooper, who has worked in higher education for 28 years and has been involved in teacher education for the past 25, will begin her new role on August 1.

Dr. Cooper has been a member of the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE). Prior to her time at UNCG, she was a faculty member at Bennett College for Women in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for 9 years. She also has experience in the classroom as a former middle school language arts teacher in North Carolina, Michigan, and Tennessee.

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NEWS: 06-17-15

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

WHAT’S NEW

 Our website is under construction!

This summer, the SOE will begin working with DCL to create a new, more functional website. Stay on the lookout for updates throughout the year.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Come and tinker, play and learn at our first annual National Day of Making!

Thursday, June 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the SELF Design Studio

This event will be a making Open House, where anyone at any age can come in to play and build and do and MAKE with some of the toys and tools in our makerspace. (more…)

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NEWS: 06-03-15

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

WHAT’S NEW

Our website is under construction!

This summer, the SOE will begin working with DCL to create a new, more functional website. Stay on the lookout for updates throughout the year.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 Rethinking Traffic and Transit: A Community Conversation  

Stephanie Hudson from the ELC department and Sophia Angeles from the CED department have worked on this proposal. We are hoping to reach out to the chief of police and city council members after we have collected some signatures.

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Dr. Heidi Carlone invited to speak at the Museum of Science, Boston

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Dr. Heidi B. Carlone will present her research on the innovative Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) curriculum at the Museum of Science, Boston on June 2.

Carlone, an associate professor of science education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, brings “equity” front and center in her research agenda.  In her invited presentation at the Museum of Science, Boston, she’ll apply theoretical lenses from the fields of anthropology and sociology to investigate the short- and long-term impacts of innovative elementary instruction in science and engineering on the development of identity in diverse student groups.

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NEWS: 05-20-15

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

WHAT’S NEW

Congratulations!

Lucas Stern (graduate student in ERM) and wife Jessica are the proud parents of Corban Clayton Stern, born Thursday May 7th at 7:51 p.m. He was 8 lbs. 9 oz. at birth.

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SOE Receives Accreditation from NCATE

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UNCG School of Education Nationally Accredited by NCATE

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Education recently received accreditation for a period of six years, from 2015-21 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in P-12 student learning.

The Commission also made a distinct decision to recognize that the School is moving toward target on Standard 2 cited no areas for improvement relative to any of the standards.

UNCG is guided by the belief that its work must ensure access to life’s opportunities through teaching, learning and caring. To achieve this overarching goal, it focuses on:
• Leadership: positive influence in schools, agencies, the community and professional disciplines
• Professional Knowledge: broad and deep knowledge and the ability to use knowledge to make sound professional decisions
• Professional Practice: knowledge, skills and dispositions to support the learning of all students
• Educational Environment: safe, supportive, equitable and inclusive environments in which diversity is valued
• Data-Informed Professional Decisions: knowledge and skills to use data to increase students’ learning and development and improve schools
• Professional Development: lifelong professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and community members

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NEWS: 05-06-15

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

FRIDAY, MAY 8 at 6 PM, GREENSBORO COLISEUM SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER

Please refer to the SOE’s 2015 Commencement information guide here for important details about the ceremony.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Scratch Day

Saturday, May 9 – 11 a.m.

Would you like to learn how to create awesome animations, digital stories, or video games?  Come to our first Scratch Day at the SELF Design Studio! Free and open to the public!

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Dr. Randy Penfield named Interim Dean of the School of Education

Monday, May 4th, 2015

An announcement from Acting Chancellor, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn:

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Randy Penfield has been appointed to a 13 month term as Interim Dean of the School of Education. He will assume his role July 1. Outgoing Dean Wixson will work over the next few months to ensure a smooth leadership transition. I thank SOE faculty and staff for the valuable input regarding this appointment over the last few weeks.

After serving on the faculty of the College of Education of the University of Florida (2000-2004) and the University of Miami (2004-2012), Randy joined UNCG in 2012 to assume the position of Chair of the Department of Educational Research Methodology in the School of Education. During his tenure in this role, major accomplishments have included:

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NEWS: 04-29-15

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION

FRIDAY, MAY 8 at 6 PM, GREENSBORO COLISEUM SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER

Please refer to the SOE’s 2015 Commencement information guide here for important details about the ceremony.

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring 2015 Edition of Educate Magazine now available

Read it here or on the SOE home page.

 

Kiser & Grimsley Student Deaf-Friendly Home Model Presentation

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Guilford College President Jane Fernandes to Speak at UNCG School of Education Commencement

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Dean Karen K. Wixson is pleased to announce Guilford College President Jane K. Fernandes will offer remarks at the School of Education’s (SOE) commencement ceremony May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

The SOE will award approximately 324 diplomas, including 124 Bachelor of Science degrees, 130 master’s degrees, and 41 doctoral degrees.

Dr. Fernandes is the ninth president of Guilford College and the first deaf woman to lead an American college or university. Born deaf to a deaf mother and hearing father, she learned American Sign Language (ASL) as a graduate student. She began her work at Guilford in 2014, having served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Asheville since 2008. At Guilford, she holds the faculty rank of Professor of English.

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