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NEWS: 04-21-2014


April backpack assembly

Thanks to all SOE Faculty and Staff who donated items for the Murphey Traditional Academy Back Pack Assembly Spring service project!


New Fall 2014 Course Offering – ELC 375 Philosophy of Education

ELC 375 Philosophy of Education, a new General Education course available for all undergraduates, is now included in the fall 2014 course listings. For more information on the new course, please view the event flyer.


NCATE Invitation to Public Comment

In Fall 2014, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) will review UNCG’s preparation of teachers and other professional educators. As part of this re-accreditation process, we invite our community and professional partners to share their perspectives about the quality of our programs.

For full details, please visit:


CED Teaching-Research Presentations – Monday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 23

Please join the CED Department for the following Teaching-Research Presentations:

Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 1:00 in 248 Ferguson Bldg.- Presented by Faculty candidate, Dr. Dodie Limberg- Examining the Contribution of Practicing School Counselors’ Level of Altruism to their Degree of Burnout

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 in 248 Ferguson Bldg. – Presented by Faculty candidate, Ms. Lynette Henry, “Just Love”:  A Collaborative Evaluation of a Faith-Based School-Family-Community Partnership.


CDLC Fellowship Presentation – Thursday, April 24

The Coalition for Diverse Language Communities (CDLC) and the SOE Faculty Access and Equity Committee will be presenting their next fellowship presentation on Thursday, April 24, from 3-4pm in SOEB Room #401. The presentation will consist of two talks by SOE faculty:

  • Preserving Montagnard Refugee Cultural Heritage: A Community Perspective, presented by Nora Bird, FatihOguz, and Clara Chu (LIS)
  • Working with Middle Grades English Learners: Finding the ‘Sweet Spot’ is a Delicate Balance, presented by Bev Faircloth, Shirley Atkinson, and Ye He (TEHE)

For additional information, view the event flyer.


6th Annual Technology Institute for Educators – April 25-26

The 6th Annual Technology Institute for Educators is scheduled for April 25-26, 2014 at North Carolina Central University. This year, the Institute’s theme is “FUTURE TEACH: Teaching with Digital Materials and Learning Technologies.” Faculty, students, administrators, and staff are invited to participate by submitting proposals and attending the Institute. For more information, visit and review the enclosed Call for Participation information and Institute poster.

The Keynote speakers for the Institute include Chancellor Debra Saunders-White of North Carolina Central University, Superintendent James Merrill of the Wake County Public School System, Superintendent Timothy Farley of the Granville County Schools and Superintendent Ray Spain of the Warren County Schools. In addition, presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussion topics by educators from a variety of settings across North Carolina and beyond will be held to address the Institute’s theme for university faculty and instructors, which will include the following: Teaching with Blackboard and Learning Management Systems; Teaching with Blackboard Collaborate; Google Apps for Educators; Teaching with Web 2.0s; Flipping the Classroom; Learning Analytics; Teaching Using the Blended Learning Approach; Teaching with Digital Materials; Teaching with Tablets and iPads; Using Technology to Support Struggling Students; Creating Audio Podcasts to Support Instruction; Creating Video Podcasts to Support Instruction; and Teaching Strategies for Online Courses.

For more information about the Institute contact Prince Hycy Bull at 919-530-7287 or by email at

Link to the 2014 Technology Institute Flyer

Link to the Proposal Submission Form

Link to the Conference Registration Form


Triad Teacher Researcher Conference – Wednesday, April 30, 2014

(message from Amy Vetter)

This is a friendly reminder to talk to your students (undergraduate, graduate, and former) about the Triad Teacher Researcher Conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. This is a great opportunity for undergraduates, graduates, or former students to present inquiry projects to other educators and attend informative sessions.

Visit our website for details:

Please note that if you require your class to go to the conference, we will not charge your students the conference fee. All presenters attend the conference free as well.

Please share this flyer with students and faculty. If you have any questions, please email Amy Vetter at



2014 SOE Commencement Ceremony – Event Information Available Online

The 2014 School of Education Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6:00pm at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. Information on the Ceremony can be found on the SOE website: 2014 SOE Commencement Ceremony

Please direct students to this web link if they have any questions regarding SOE Commencement.

Reminders For Faculty

  • All faculty who plan to participate in the School of Education Commencement should fill out the Faculty RSVP Commencement Form. Please RSVP your participation interest no later than Thursday, April 24.
  • If you require regalia rental from the UNCG Bookstore, please indicate by completing the required fields in the link to the Faculty RSVP Commencement Form above by Thursday, April 24 so that we may place your regalia order. The Dean’s Office will place the order and will pay for your regalia; however, ALL FACULTY are responsible for picking up and returning their rental regalia to the UNCG Bookstore for the SOE Commencement Ceremony in a timely manner.
  • All faculty are asked to arrive no later than 5:00pm at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center (East Wing) on the 9th for line up for the Commencement Ceremony. The Faculty Holding Area will be in Meeting Room #3A of the Special Events Center (new location). Please note that the UNCG Bryan School of Business & Economics will be hosting their Commencement Ceremony at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center (East Wing) directly prior to School of Education’s ceremony, so please allow additional time for arrival and parking.


Summer Leadership Conference – June 22-25

Click here to view Summer Leadership Conference Flyer


Strengthening Our Profession: Year One Academy for UNCG OSTEs and Clinical Teachers – June 24-26

We are pleased to announce the dates and registration for Strengthening Our Profession: Year One Academy for UNCG OSTEs and Clinical Teachers, to be held in the UNCG School of Education Building June 24-26, 2014.  For more information about the Academy and the link to registration, please view the event flyer.


UNCG Young Writers’ Camp – July 14-25, 2014

The UNCG Young Writers’ Camp, a two-week camp in its third year, is for students in grades 3-12. It will be offered July 14-July 25, 2014, in the UNCG School of Education Building. Campers will create 21st century texts using digital tools such as storyboarding, blogging, and movie-making during this two-week camp experience. The camp introduces young writers to the writing process, unlocks strategies of professional writers, and supports a variety of writing styles. Visit for registration and additional information.



Post Award Administrator Transition Schedule

(message from Terry Ackerman)


The Office of Research appreciates your patience with the transition of responsibilities since Sheila Gambardella left her Post-Award Administrator position.  We were in the process of hiring a replacement, but those efforts have been put on hold due to budget considerations.  We anticipate the vacancy lasting no less than three months before we post the position again.  During this time, the Dean’s Office staff is working together to make sure you have the support you need for contract and grant pre- and post- award activities.

Deana will continue to do all of her pre-award administrator duties.  However, we have decided to divide up the post award responsibilities among Deana, Sue and Terri. Please note that Sue will only be available to help out with post-award responsibilities on MWF from 8:30-12:30.  Thus, if you have to see her please make it during those times.

Below is how we divided up the post-award responsibilities:

Deana Hasty

  • Award set-up, no-cost extension requests and close-out
  • Budget transfer and inquiry/summary
  • Processing of honoraria, and BANFIN / reimbursement requests, and contracted services forms
  • Processing of Travel forms that DO NOT include the use of PCard
  •  Student tuition forms
  • Hiring paperwork for students and staff to be put on grants (Deana will work with Terri Lawson for hiring process)
  • Communication regarding course release and add-pay personnel actions (Deana will work with Terry Lawson to schedule grant-related EPAF creation)
  • Primary contact for Contracts & Grants

Terri Lawson

  •   EPAF creation and documentation
  • Hiring paperwork

Sue Miller

(Note: office hours for grant-related activity:  MWF 8:30am – 12:30pm)

  • PCard purchases and Purchase Orders
  • Conference registration and flight purchases for travel
  • Processing of Travel forms that include the use of PCard

We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.



Nominations are Now Open for the 2013-2014 Mentoring/Advising/Supervising (MAS) Award – Deadline extended to Tuesday, April 22

Nominations are now open for the 2013-2014 Mentoring/Advising/Supervising (MAS) Award, established to recognize excellence in mentoring, advising, and supervising activities within the School of Education. One award for tenured faculty and one award for untenured faculty will be awarded.

Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, April 22 at 5pm (deadline has been extended). All nominations and queries should be forwarded to the Mentoring/Advising/Supervising Award (MAS) Committee Chair, Dr. Stephanie Kurtts (

For full details on the MAS Award criteria and submissions, please view the MAS Award Call for Nominations


Project ENRICH Makerspace Faculty Fellowships – Request for Proposals Now Open!

In preparation for the new Makerspace facility, the SOE is requesting proposals for new Makerspace Faculty Fellowships to financially support UNCG faculty in developing projects that require teacher candidates to engage in assignments that integrate technology, creativity, entrepreneurial learning and innovation with program curriculum. Any full time (tenure track or clinical) faculty member at UNCG is eligible to apply – proposals must be submitted electronically to Sam Miller ( by 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 30. For more information, please view the Request for Proposal.



Blackboard Summer Course Shells

Please note that Blackboard Summer course shells are available to faculty beginning April 21, 2014.


Qualtrics Offline Surveys App

The Qualtrics Offline Surveys app is now available to anyone with a UNCG-Qualtrics account. The app is only a method for collecting survey results when not connected to the Internet. Creating, editing, distributing, reporting, and downloading results are still done through the online, browser-based application. Go to Available/Survey/ for more information and installation instructions, or register for ITS’s Qualtrics workshops by visiting



SOE Book Club Update

(message from Meggan Reagan)

Due to low interest over the past couple of months, the SOE Book Club will go on hiatus for the rest of the Spring/Summer. We will pick up in August with a book discussion of UNCG’s First Year Summer Read, Little Princes by Conor Grennan. Happy Reading!!!
Here is the link with more information on UNCG’s First Year Summer Read:


“Fill the Truck” Donation Drive for Faculty and Staff Kick Ball Game

(message from Meggan Reagan)

Hi SOE Faculty and Staff!

As part of the Faculty and Staff kickball game, the Staff Senate is coordinating the “Fill the Truck” donation drive for the Guilford County Animal Shelter. We have a donation box in the SOE mailroom for anyone who is interested in donating. For more details and a list of items needed, please view the flyer below.

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Claudia Pagliaro, (SES) was awarded the Research on the Education of Deaf Persons SIG 2014 Best Paper Award (co-authored with Dr. Karen Kritzer of Kent State University) at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) recently for their submission, “The Math Gap: A Description of the Math Performance of Preschool Aged Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Children.”



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