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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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NEWS: 04-22-15

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS

“Project Runway” star Justin LeBlanc Presentation and Q&A

Friday, April 24

Save the Date!  On April 24, 2015, Justin LeBlanc, will be coming to UNCG to share his experiences as a fashion designer, as one of the finalists on the TV show “Project Runway” and of his growing up years being a deaf person. LeBlanc is a native of Raleigh, NC and teaches at NC State University. Starting at 1:00 pm in the School of Education Building, he will give a one-hour presentation followed by a one-hour Q&A session and then a Meet and Greet with refreshments.  This event is being sponsored by the School of Education and the Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies program in the Bryan School of Business.

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Announcement from Dean Wixson

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Dr. Karen K. Wixson, who has served as the dean of the UNCG School of Education (SOE) since 2011, will step down from her position at the end of June.
“My decision is motivated by both an opportunity to pursue my work in the area of reading assessment with the Educational Testing Service and my belief that this is a good time for SOE to transition to new leadership,” Wixson told faculty and staff. “It has been my privilege to work with the SOE faculty and staff and I feel I have gained as much or more than I have given. Together we have made significant progress in many areas.”

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NEWS: 04-15-15

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

WHAT’S NEW

2015 Heritage Language Academy

Congratulations to all parents and students who completed the 2015 Heritage Language Academy (HLA) program. The HLA program was developed as a university-school collaboration between the TESOL program at UNCG and Asheboro City Schools (ACS) in 2008. It aims at developing students’ bilingual skills. Parents are invited to participate in home literacy activities and a computer skills class. Students and parents from Balfour Elementary School and North Asheboro Middle School participated in HLA this year. Dr. Ye He, from the School of Education at UNCG, awarded certificates of completion to HLA participants at NAMS. The HLA received the University-School Teacher Education Partnerships (USTEP) grant and was supported by ACS superintendent Dr. Terry Worrell, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Jennifer Smith, principals Jusmar Maness and Candace Call, assistant principals Holly White and Yajaira Owens, and ESL lead teacher Dubraska Stines. HLA teachers included Carlie Abercrombie, Adriana Paschal, Claudia Rodriguez, Izamar Delgado, Jennifer Williamson, Marilu Arellano, and Sharon Cagle.

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Alumni Awards Winners Honored

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The UNCG School of Education is pleased to announce our 2014-15 Alumni Award winners in the following categories:

Early Career Award

Recognizing achievement in an alumni’s profession 8 years since their recent UNCG degree.

Zhan Shu, Ph.D.

 

Distinguished Career Award

Recognizing exemplary service to one’s profession.

Patty Fagin, Ph.D

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

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