The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

NEWS: 06-10-14


Note: SOE News will be published every other week during the summer. The next SOE News publication will be on Monday, June 23.

SOE Transition Plan



In order to submit an online request for a work order, go to:

You will see this in the middle of the page: “Submit online via TMA”, click on TMA.

That takes you to another page: “Requesting a Work Order”

Says “Click on link TMA”. When you click on that, it will take you to the online form.


There will be several items in the color red. These MUST be filled out.

The first drop down box is the requestor’s name, when you start typing your name in, it might pop up and it might not. Just continue to type your name and then go to the next box, which is phone number. Next is “requestor e-mail”.

The next item is not in red, but you should fill it in. It is Building Name and if you click in the empty space and type the letter C, then wait, you will see as one of the drop down items “Curry” or if you type the letter F, then wait, you will find Ferguson. Finally, type in “School of Education”, you can select the SOEB. Then click on the appropriate name to insert building name.

Do not fill in: Floor Code or Area #

Department is optional (some of our departments are not listed, so it is not necessary to fill this in).

The “Request Type Desc” is already done, so leave as is.

Do not fill in: Repair Center

The “Action Requested” box is very important. Please be very specific. Some must haves are: SOEB, Curry or Ferguson room number, floor number, if it is a bathroom issue please indicate stall number (counting from door), state issue and then state what you would like them to do.

Something to avoid: cannot say women’s bathroom on 3rd floor, you must have the room number of the women’s bathroom. Do not say Dr. Smith would like someone to check the heat in his office, you must give the room number of Dr. Smith.

The “notify me” box should be checked.

Then click Submit.

IF SOMETHING NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, you can call the work order phone number:



  • trash not getting emptied
  • no toilet paper in bathroom
  • no paper towels in bathroom
  • no soap in bathroom
  • light bulbs that need replacing
  • faucets won’t turn off or on
  • clogged drains
  • spill on carpet or other carpet issues
  • outside doors of building locked
  • water fountain issues
  • rooms too hot or too cold
  • graffiti on walls
  • odd smells
  • clocks not showing correct time (this is usually in classrooms)
  • elevator not working correctly
  • clean up vomit
  • mouse droppings
  • spills in the elevators or hallways
  • upholstery cleaning
  • low battery on e-key door (if it beeps repeatedly when you pull key out)


Everything you need to know about telephones is listed online:

Information you may find includes:

  • Directory Information
  • Repairs
  • Voicemail Information
  • Telephone services for Faculty and Staff

Please check here before asking Sharlene for assistance.


Please see Annie first with any key card issues. Key cards may be approved by Annie Smith, Sharlene O’Neil or Meredith Carlone.

The SOEB Millennium card system is changing to Blackboard. Robert Walker (334-9709) in the ID Center in the EUC will be the new contact. Ferguson will switch too, but at a later date.


Annie will work with University Police for any after-hour building access issues.

Meredith will work with University Police on all security issues and incident or accident reports.


Scheduling SOE Conference rooms or the front or back lobby for special events will go through Annie. You may check conference room availability here:

Classroom reservations go through Ava Johnson at the Registrar’s Office.

Table and easel reservations currently may be done through Annie but will be changing to a check out system when the TRC reopens in Fall 2014. Tables and/or easels will need to be picked up and returned after an event.


Sharlene and Department Admins will be working with any office changes.


Sandra Bates Hart and her team are currently working with DCL to develop a plan for web support. More information will be provided as this moves forward. Please contact Sandra with questions.


Continue contacting 6-Tech and/or Sandra Bates Hart through June 30.


Security Reminder to Faculty/Staff in SOEB

During the summer months, please be aware of your surroundings for the safety of you and others. Please remember:

– close and lock the SOEB mail room to ensure packages don’t walk away.

– close and lock your office when you are not in it.

– watch for and report any unfamiliar people in the building to Campus Police.

SOE Staff, as you plan your vacations and days off please add it to the SOE Staff Calendar. This calendar worked well last year allowing others to know when you are out of the office.

Thanks, and enjoy the summer parking!


Leadership Greensboro Luncheon – Thursday, June 12

Leadership Greensboro will hold a luncheon forum on Thursday, June 12 from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Self Lecture Hall (SOEB #118) to hear from experts on the critical first 2000 days of a child’s life and how leaders in our community are organizing to ensure Greensboro and Guilford County’s children arrive at school ready for school and ready for life. There is a reservation fee to attend this forum luncheon – for details and for the registration form, please view the event flyer.


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.


Save the Dates – 2014-15 Yopp Speaker Series

The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are pleased to announce the Fall and Spring speakers for the 2014-2015 Yopp Distinguished Speakers Series in Mathematics Education. Dr. Randy Philipp will visit on September 8, 2014 and Dr. Elham Kazemi will visit on March 23, 2015. Each will give two talks: a research talk (11 am – 12:30 pm) and a connecting-research-and-practice talk (5 – 6:30 pm).  The afternoon talks are intended for the broader community so please invite interested educators from the community.

For more information, view the event flyer

We hope that you will be able to join us for these events!

Vicki Jacobs, Kerri Richardson, and Holt Wilson


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:


Bridging the Gap STEM Ed Conference – October 28-29

Bridging the Gap unites K-12 education, higher education, industry, government and other STEM groups to work toward the common goal of strengthening K-16 STEM education in North Carolina.

This year’s conference will be held October 28–29, in Raleigh. It is organized by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research.

To participate in one of the leading efforts to strengthen K-16 STEM education in North Carolina, head to to get involved with this year’s Bridging the Gap conference. At the website, you can register to attend, apply to be a presenter or apply for the poster session. (Below please find information and registration links for those interested in attending, presenting, or taking part in the poster session.)


Register to Attend

Anyone involved with K-12 education, higher education, industry, government or other STEM groups who wants to help strengthen STEM education in North Carolina is encouraged to attend Bridging the Gap.

Before August 1, “early bird” registration prices start at $195/person ($75 for students). For every 3 registrations purchased as part of a single order, you automatically receive an additional registration for free.

For the first time, K-12 attendees of this year’s conference will be eligible to apply for special funding for their schools to support K-12 STEM education programs and resources. Additional information will be provided at the conference.


Apply to be a Presenter

Conference attendees are invited to submit applications to give presentations during Bridging the Gap.

Presentations should be interactive and engaging and will foster collaboration between North Carolina’s K-16 STEM education communities. They also will increase awareness of STEM education resources being developed by faculty at North Carolina colleges/universities and by other STEM education stakeholders statewide.

This year’s conference includes a new session — the Outreach Expo — which is for individuals from higher education and informal/other STEM groups who are looking to share research outcomes and finished products with conference attendees, especially those from K-12 education.

Presenter applications will be accepted through June 16. Each approved presenter will receive a 50% discount on conference registration.

Poster Session
Apply for the Poster Session

Conference attendees are invited to submit abstracts to apply for the Bridging the Gap poster session. The poster session will provide attendees with updated information about practical, quality STEM research that interests a wide range of subjects.

Applications for the poster session will be accepted through August 1.

For questions or additional information on the Conference, please contact Derek Howles at



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:



Promotion Dinner photo

Congratulations to the following SOE faculty who have been approved a promotion by the UNCG Board of Trustees, effective next school year:

  • Nora Bird (LIS), Anthony Chow (LIS), and Craig Peck (ELC), who have been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure
  • Teresa Little (SES), who has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor
  • A. Keith Mobley (CED), who has been promoted to Clinical Full Professor

These faculty members were honored with a dinner at Dean Wixson’s home last month.


Murray GPD photo

Christine Murray (CED) was awarded the Chief’s Award from the Greensboro Police Department (GPD) in a ceremony held on May 15, 2014. Dr. Murray was recognized for her outstanding volunteer work with the GPD during Teen Dating Violence Month in February.


L2L Yudin OSEP dinner photo

Kara Holden (current doctoral student in the LINK-2-LEAD program in SES) and Marci Rock (SES, Director of LINK-2-LEAD) were among a few selected guests invited to dinner with Michael Yudin (Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education) and Jane E. West (Senior Vice President, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) as part of the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education. Kara was also invited as one of only three Office of Special Education Programs funded doctoral students to have a meeting with Michael prior to dinner.


Disney PID photo

SES alumna Kelcy Choplin always dreamed of interpreting at Disney World.  She loved combining her passion of theatre and interpreting.  At UNCG she interpreted several plays and performed in “Taste of Sunrise” which had Deaf characters and was presented in American Sign Language.  Kelcy also participated in UNCG’s annual ASL Idol competition and won first place.  She used the DVD of her performance in her portfolio when she moved to Florida to begin working as a professional interpreter.  She has since been interpreting plays, a cruise, and is now preparing to interpret her first show at Disney World.  Dreams do come true!


SOE Alumna Angela Polk-Jones, founding principal of the Middle College at UNCG, is featured on this week’s UNCG homepage for her work in helping high school students achieve their full potential: The principal has got game


Vega award photo

ELC alumnus Juan Rios Vega recently received the 2014 Daniel G. Solorzano Mentorship Award at the Critical Race Studies in Education Association Conference in Nashville, TN. Juan was one of two recipients selected for this award. Well-known scholar and author, Dr. David Stovall, will be Juan’s mentor for one year as part of the award. Congratulations, Juan!




Bree Jimenez (SES) recently published the following:

  • Courtade, G., Jimenez, B., & Delano, M. (2014). How do we provide instruction in core content areas (literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies)? In J. McLeskey, N. Waldron, F. Spooner & B. Algozzine (Eds.), Handbook of research and practice for effective inclusive schools (pp. 352-362). New York, NY: Routledge.



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