The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

News: 09-30-2013


SOE student scholars write thank you notes to their scholarship donors.


In Memory of Kristen Ross – Our Eternal Librarian

The UNCG LIS Department recently helped open up “the last library in North Carolina” for Camden County, NC, the only remaining county that did not have its own library (99 out of 100).

In honor of our efforts and support, Camden County officials graciously agreed to dedicate a book shelf in their new library to the memory of Mrs. Kristen Ross, a December 2012 graduate of UNCG’s LIS program who passed away unexpectedly due to complications from giving birth to her second child.

Kristen Ross

The UNCG LIS family is devastated by our loss and hope Kristen will forever be able to fulfill her dream of being a librarian through serving the children and families of Camden, NC.


Applications Now Being Received for 2013-2014 CDLC Fellowships

(Message from Micheline Chalhoub-Deville)

It is time for our second-year CDLC Fellowship applications.

Please find the guidelines/information for the 2013-2014 application submissions by clicking here.  I will be sending this announcement to different groups on campus.  However, please feel free to disseminate these guidelines to all in the SOE and across campus.  Remember that this year, we have secured additional funding to support fellowships from faculty across units on our campus.  Funding for the 2013-14 Fellowships comes from CDLC, the SOE Dean’s Office, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development.  Many thanks to all of you who work and support CDLC and our constituencies.


Weekly Tech Tip

The weekly tech tip starts today.  The format will be video and text tutorials on basic features of various instructional technology tools.   A new tip will be featured every week via SOE News.

Blackboard Collaborate:  Offers a more collaborative, interactive, and mobile learning experience that constantly evolves, and you’ll keep everyone engaged like never before. That’s what the Blackboard Collaborate™ online collaboration platform is all about. Helping you create virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces that open more possibilities to more students, wherever they are. You can find more information about this week’s tech tip at:


 Textured Dialogues: A Tapestry of Immigrant Perspectives on the Meaning of Education Gala – Saturday, October 5

You are invited to attend the gala to celebrate Textured Dialogues: A Tapestry of Immigrant Perspectives on the Meaning of Education on Saturday, October 5, from 4-6pm in the SOEB Front Lobby. This project brought together diverse cultural communities throughout Greensboro to create a tapestry and accompanying book to illustrate the perspective on the meaning of education in their community. Representatives from each community who worked to complete the tapestry will share their experiences with this project. Event is free and open to the public – light snacks & beverages will be served. For more information, view the event flyer.


 Fourth Annual Greenway Day – Saturday, October 5

The fourth annual Greenway Day, a free community science event, will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 11am-3pm along the High Point Greenway between Lexington Ave. and Andrews High School. Over a dozen hands-on science stations operated by students, teachers, and GK12 resident sciences will be located along the Greenway with a host of activities. For more information, please view the flyer below (click to view large flyer).

Fourth Annual Greenway Day


SOE “All Staff Lunches” – Fall Semester

“All Staff Lunches” for SOE staff will be held on the first Monday of each month (12:00-1:00pm) and the first date is set for October 7. More information to come!


Careers in Student Affairs Conference – Friday, October 18

Registration is open for the Careers in Student Affairs Conference, hosted by TEHE, which wil be held on Friday, October 18 from 10:30am – 5:00pm in the Elliott University Center on campus. The link to the conference website with more information can be found here:


ERM Hosts Presentation by Dr. Julie Edmonds – Wednesday, October 23

The ERM Department will be hosting a presentation by speaker Dr. Julie Edmonds on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 10am-12 Noon in #224 SOEB. The title of the presentation is Federal Guidelines for the Evaluation of Intervention Effectiveness: The I3 Example.

The U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation just issued common guidelines for education research and development. These guidelines reflect new federal perspectives on the evidence used to assess the effectiveness of educational interventions and on the importance of rigorous evaluation designs throughout the development, piloting, and scale-up of interventions. The U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program is considered a model of this approach. Dr. Julie Edmunds, evaluator of two i3 programs, will present an overview of current federal perspective on evidence and the criteria being used to assess the quality of evidence in the i3 program.

alumni awards ceremony

5th Annual iDEAL Summit: Connecting Libraries and Autism – Saturday, November 9 

You are invited to the 5th Annual iDEAL Summit: Connecting Libraries and Autism

Saturday, November 9, 2013,

UNCG School of Education, Room 120

Register 12-12:30 pm

Register at:

Come explore what libraries can and are doing for people of all ages on the autism spectrum, estimated to be 1 out of 50 people in the United States.

The keynote Cora Paul Bomar presentation will be given by Meg Kolaya and Dan Weiss. Both are public library directors in New Jersey and are the founders of Libraries and Autism: We’re Cnnected, a website of resources on meeting the needs of library users with autism. You can find more information about their work at


12:00-12:30pm   Registration
12:30-2:00pm     Keynote Presentation
2:00-2:45pm     Small Group Discussions
2:45-3:00pm     Break
3:00-3:30pm     Poster Session
3:30-4:30pm     Consensus sharing and action agenda



Call for Poster Session Proposals

Poster Sessions for the 5th iDEALS Summit:  Connecting Libraries and Autism are being accepted until October 28th.  Please submit your proposals for the poster session at PosterSession Proposals.  Poster proposals can be either research oriented or based in practice.  We are interested in topics broadly related to libraries serving individuals with autism and their families.

We hope to see you at the iDEAL Summit on November 9, 2013.

Nora Bird and Linda Gann, Co-Chairs
iDEAL Summit

For additional information, please view the event flyer.


First American Indian UNC System Faculty Forum – Monday, November 11

The first American Indian UNC System Faculty Forum, cosponsored by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) (NCSU); the College of Education (NCSU); the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, UNC General Administration; and the American Indian Center at UNC Chapel Hill is scheduled for November 11th (8 am – 5 pm) at the Friday Institute on NCSU’s Centennial Campus. The keynote speaker is Dr. Bryan Brayboy (Lumbee), Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice and Director of the Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University.

The primary goal of this event is to promote networking and collaboration among American Indian faculty at the UNC member institutions and ultimately to assist in retaining American Indian faculty.

Online registration is available at here

We are in the process of developing a website for this event. Please check the address below for updates (e.g., forum agenda) throughout the semester:

If you have questions or need additional information regarding this event, please contact Susan Faircloth, Associate Professor of Education/Faculty Liaison, OIED, NCSU by phone at 919-515-6249 or by email at


 SOE Technology Orientation Available Online 

For an overview of technology services and resources available to faculty and staff in the SOE and campus, click on the School of Education Technology Orientation.


Training and Educational Resources

The Technology Steering Committee and Instructional Technology Group are committed to supporting faculty by providing training and educational resources for developing online, face-to-face, and blended learning environments. Click here for more information.


SOE In the News…

The UNCG Carolinian featured a story on this year’s Deaf Kiss-Fist and an interview with Karen DeNaples (SES). Click here to read the story.


Faculty/Staff/Student/Alumni Accomplishments

Jewell Cooper (TEHE) received new funding from NC Ready for Success for the project “Implementing CCSS and WIDA in Secondary Math Instruction”. Building upon the existing collaborative relationship between UNCG and Ben L. Smith Professional Development High School, this project aims to feature the team of mathematics teachers’ interpretation and successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards and World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment standards in secondary mathematics instruction through a series of web-enabled videos. – Read More.


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