The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

News: 12-02-2013


Welcome to the Last Day of Fall Semester 2013!

SOE Reading Day Luncheon – Tuesday, December 3

We trust you are having an outstanding semester. This semester’s Reading Day Luncheon will be on Tuesday, December 3 in room 118 SOEB from 12:00-1:30pm. If you bring something, please drop it off by 11:30am.

As always, we will have lots of food and drink and great company to celebrate another outstanding semester at the SOE.

What to bring (general guidelines only :

CED – fruits/salads/vegetables (Laura Gonzalez)

TEHE – fruits/salads/vegetables (Edna Tan)

ELC – meats/vegetables (Dodie Booton)

ERM, OAERS – meats/salads (Rachel Hill)

LIS – drinks/ice/desserts (Anthony Chow)

SES – pasta/vegetables (Teresa Little)

Dean’s Office, TRC, ITS – desserts/meats (Lori Warner)

Student Services, Project ENRICH & New Teacher Support – desserts/meats (Carol Resch)

Please also pay your social committee dues per the dues form  either to your department’s representative or directly to Sharlene O’Neil (SOEB Room 325). These dues are used throughout the year for Reading Day, Housekeeper holiday bonuses, and cards/flowers of both celebration and condolences throughout the year.

Warm Regards,

The Social Committee


CED – Laura Gonzalez

Dean’s Office, TRC, ITS – Lori Warner

Student Services, Project ENRICH & New Teacher Support – Carol Resch

ELC – Dodie Booton

ERM, OAERS – Rachel Hill

LIS – Anthony Chow

SES – Teresa Little

TEHE – Edna Tan


Greensboro Chinese School Talent Show – Sunday, December 15

To showcase the Greensboro Chinese School students’ talents and skills and demonstrate students’ cultural heritage, the school will host a Talent Show from 2-4pm on December 15, 2013 at 118 School of Education Building. Student artwork will be displayed in the hallway during the Talent Show.

All are welcome to attend! Light refreshments will be provided.


SOE New Year Reception – Saturday, January 11

Dean Wixson invites all SOE faculty and staff to the SOE New Year Reception, taking place on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 7-9pm at the UNCG Alumni House (404 College Ave, Greensboro, NC, 27412).  Please join us for an evening of light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, drinks, music provided by jazz pianist Thomas Linger, and fellowship as we welcome the arrival of a New Year and a new semester!

Spouses, partners, and significant others are welcome to attend – however we do request that the evening is for ‘Adults Only’. Dress for the evening is casual.

RSVP your attendance by Friday, January 3, 2014 to Rachel Williams (

We hope you will join us for this special evening!


Save the Date – 2014 SOE Commencement Ceremony

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. Spring and Summer Semester 2014 graduates will receive an email with additional details and instructions on registering for the Ceremony. More details on the SOE Commencement Ceremony will be posted on the SOE website in January.


SOE Book Club Next Read

(from Meggan Reagan)

SOE Book Club is reading A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel by Wiley Cash. We will meet on Friday, December 13th from 12-1pm in room 336 for an informal discussion. Feel free to bring lunch and hope you can join us!

For questions about the SOE Book Club, please contact Meggan Reagan (  Thanks!


 NCLA Student Library Ambassadors Program

The North Carolina Library Association is accepting applications for elementary, middle, and high school students to serve as Student Library Ambassadors for their May 2014 trip to Washington, DC. For additional details on the program and how to apply, please read the event flyer.


LMS Study Underway

(message from Nanette DeBerry, SOE Instructional Technology Consultant)

UNCG ITS and the Academic Technology Coordination (ATCC) Committee are conducting a detailed LMS study at the request of the Provost and Vice Chancellor of ITS. UNCG’s Blackboard Learn contract expires in a few years. Therefore, we are exploring the strengths & weaknesses of other LMSs.

ITS/ATCC are seeking faculty volunteers from each unit to pilot test the latest versions of Blackboard, Canvas and Desire2Learn beginning Spring 2014.

The pilots of these LMSs will begin Spring semester 2014.  Please contact Nanette DeBerry if you would like to participate in the LMS pilot testing.

Please be advised that Nanette DeBerry ( and Matthew Fisher ( will be available to provide any support on the pilots that you may need. Please contact Matt or Nanette if you have any questions regarding the LMS study. Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to hear from you soon.


 SOE ITS Training Options

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. In response to the faculty retreat evaluations, SOE ITS is offering a variety of options for instructional technology support. A full listing of training options can be found  here.


Teacher Education Faculty Professional Learning Community

Through Project ENRICH, we are establishing a faculty professional learning community around facilitating teacher candidate use of technology in teaching. The group is open to full time faculty, adjunct faculty and advanced graduate students who teach in the initial licensure programs. Participants will set their own individual goals to develop an activity or assignment for their courses that enhances candidate use of technology in teaching (either online teaching or face-to-face using technology). Participating faculty will contribute to the School of Education online repository of resources for teaching with technology.  Those who participate regularly will be eligible to receive a stipend, money to purchase technology needed for the activities that they develop, and travel funds to present on their work at conferences such as ISTE or Lilly.  If interested, please contact Christina O’Connor 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

Todd Lewis (CED) was featured in the spotlight section of last week’s Campus Weekly for his work on substance abuse counseling: Todd Lewis offers student counselors a real-world snapshot for treating addiction


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