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Library and Information Studies students Chase Hanes and Sara Maeve Whisnant presented their research at the annual meeting of the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) during the conference’s poster session. The conference was held March 16 and March 17 in Asheville. Chase Hanes presented on a project he started in a special collections course to process and make available the records of an immigrant to North Carolina from Germany. 

Chase Hanes displaying his poster

Sara Maeve Whisnant presented “If This, Then That: Promoting School History Through Social Media.” Her poster discussed her work at the UNCG Special Collections and University Archives. 

In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the establishment of UNCG, the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) partnered with the Chancellor’s office to promote the history of the University leading up to the celebration during the 2017-18 school year. In order to promote the University, SCUA has implemented multiple social media series which focus on UNCG traditions, campus changes, and also highlight students, alumni, and faculty members. Whisnant’s poster illustrated how SCUA broadened the outreach program to engage students and promote the upcoming anniversary using social media trends and SCUA’s digital collections.

Sara Maeve Whisnant with her poster presentation

Library and Information Studies student Molly Lubby presented her research at the Annual Conference of the Librarians’ Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) on March 13. The theme of this year’s conference was “Human-Centered Libraries: Crafting Value and Relevance.” Molly’s presentation was entitled “Stand in their Shoes: Applying UX & Design Thinking to Community Initiatives.” Based on her work at Chapel Hill Public Library, Molly, and co-presenter Meeghan Rosen, discussed how:

“As librarians, our instincts are to jump in and help where help is needed–whether that help is in the realm of early literacy, under-served populations, workforce education, or small business development. However, that help is amplified if we can more deeply understand the groups we want to serve and what their lives are like, what challenges they face, and what they aspire to do. In the first half of this session, participants will learn how UX (User Experience) mindset and design thinking can add value to large and small scale efforts around community improvement. In the second half, participants will get an inside look at how the Chapel Hill Public Library used UX and design thinking in collaboration with residents from the local homeless shelter.”

Molly will be presenting a version of this work again on May 22 at the annual meeting of NC Live in Raleigh. NC Live is the State of North Carolina’s digital library.

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Heritage Language Academy Awarded 24 Certificates of Completion to Student and Parent Participants

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, 15 students and 9 parents received their certificates of completion for their participation in the Heritage Language Academy (HLA) program! The HLA program was developed as a university-school collaboration between the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at UNCG and Asheboro City Schools (ACS) in 2008. It aims at developing bilingual connections for students by building upon their home language backgrounds. Parents are invited to participate in bilingual home literacy and computer literacy activities.

The 2017 HLA program was housed in North Asheboro Middle School with the support and leadership from Dr. Terry Worrell, ACS superintendent, Ms. Robin Harris, ACS Director of Federal Programs and EL, and Ms. Candace Call, Principal of North Asheboro Middle School. HLA teachers included Carlie Abercrombie, Adriana Paschal, and Claudia Rodriguez. Jill Hancock served as the Instructional Assistant who supported the program with child care.

This year, participating students interviewed family members and completed bilingual stories depicting their family history. Parents completed a website to share their insights and resources: https://goo.gl/WilVda. In addition, HLA teachers, together with Dr. Ye He and Tierney Foley, received funding from the Coalition for Diverse Language Communities (CDLC) to conduct teacher action research as part of the HLA program.

With the generous donation from the Teague Foundation, the 2017 HLA program completers were awarded gift cards from Barnes & Noble and purchased books to start and expand their home libraries! UNCG volunteers, Sherly Gerardo, Kaci Allen, and Emily Vines led by Stephanie Brabec assisted with the Barnes & Noble visit.

Nominations for the MAS Award Now Open

Please consider nominating a faculty member for the SOE Mentoring, Advising and Supervising (MAS) Award!

Full-time tenured and untenured faculty (including lecturers, instructors, and clinical faculty) who have completed at least 3 years at UNCG are eligible for consideration for the Mentoring/Advising/Supervising Award. No person may receive a second award within 5 years.

Download award criteria and procedures here.

Complete the nomination form https://goo.gl/forms/4xUqehksYJMxJW1P2 by March 31!

 

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

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SOE Retirement Celebration

Please save the date for the SOE’s Retirement Celebration during the afternoon of April 21 in the Teaching Resources Center. More details to follow.

SOE End of Year Awards and Celebration

Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education

The TEHE Mathematics Education Faculty are pleased to announce the Spring speaker for the 2016–2017 Yopp Distinguished Speaker Series in Mathematics Education.  Dr. Samuel Otten will give a talk from 5–6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  His research focuses on discourse in middle and high school mathematics classrooms, and he also studies flipped mathematics classrooms. (See below for more details.)
 
We hope that you will be able to join us!

 
Vicki Jacobs, Kerri Richardson, and Holt Wilson

 

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FACULTY AND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In February 2017, Holt Wilson (TEHE) was the Conference Program Chair for the 21st annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.  More than 600 people attended this event in Orlando, Fla., which also marked the 25th anniversary of the organization.
 
Naomi Jessup (TEHE) was selected from a competitive pool of international applicants to attend the Graduate Student Pre-Conference Seminar for Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association. In April 2017, she will meet with other graduate students and established scholars to share her work.
 
Dr. Claudia Pagliaro, Professor, Professions in Deafness in SES, presented an invited double session at the BATOD (British Association of Teachers of the Deaf) Conference in Manchester, England on March 11, 2017. 

 

 

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During this year’s spring break, nine students in the School of Education’s Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS) completed special projects in libraries and archives around North Carolina.

Chase Hanes and Della Owens work in the Randolph Couny Public Library, Asheboro, on a World War I Digitization project they completed during the inaugural year of the UNCG SOE LIS’s Alternative Spring Break program. Photograph courtesy Mac Whatley, Randolph County Public Library.

2017 marks the first year of LIS’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program, in which Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students have the opportunity to experience professional life in public libraries and archives. This project emerged through a partnership between the LIS Department and State Library of North Carolina. Students spent the week completing service projects at the George H. & Laura E. Brown Library in Washington, the Roanoke Rapids Public Library, the Randolph County Public Library, the Rockingham County Public Library, and the Wake Forest University Special Collections and Archives. Through this program, students were able to build their professional networks and strengthen connections among North Carolina librarians and archivists.

Librarians also appreciated the opportunity to work with students. Staff from all of the participating libraries said that they were “extremely satisfied” with the project.

Ross Holt from the Randolph County Public Library said that the students placed there were “outstanding and deeply knowledgeable. Each project produced tangible, substantial, actionable results.”

Students there worked with library staff to improve library services for teenagers and to help the library plan for a World War I community digitization day, to coincide with the First World War centenary.

Students enjoyed the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to the real world.

Lindsey Sprague, who worked at Roanoke Rapids, said, “it was eye-opening to see my coursework in action and have a chance to meet people who have been working as librarians for decades.”

Students at Roanoke Rapids worked with the library director to develop a survey to improve computer and internet training services at the library. They were also able to participate and help out in library programs like a teen book club, a Quiz Bowl tournament, and story time programs.

The program will be offered again during Spring Break 2018, when a new selection of students will once again go throughout the state to provide a service to North Carolina libraries and learn about librarianship in the real world.

Morgan Ritchie-Baum

M.Ed., Library and Information Studies
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Sangster Parrott Library Science Fellow

 

“I will expand my knowledge and perception of what it means to be a librarian in the 21st century.”

Because of this scholarship, I will be able to commit fully to the study and practice of Library Science by simultaneously working directly in the library field, regardless of the rate of financial compensation. I will expand my knowledge and perception of what it means to be a librarian in the 21st century and, under the excellent tutelage of the UNCG LIS department, resolve exactly where my skill set fits in the library profession.

I truly believe that free and easy access to knowledge and media resources is the cornerstone of the democracy and freedoms we enjoy in this country, and hope to use your financial gift and this belief as the foundation of whatever path I choose to pursue in this field. I know that UNCG will equip me with all the necessary skills required to make meaningful contributions to this field. This would not have been possible without your contribution.

Qua’-Shaun Henning

Junior, Elementary Education(K-6)
UNCG Teacher Education Fellow
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Jacqueline W. & Jack H. Varner Endowment Fund

 

“My dream is to make a difference in the lives of children in my community.”

I aspire to become an influential educator in an elementary classroom. I am a firm believer that a positive male role model in a child’s environment is essential. As I continue my education, my ultimate goal is to become that person, filled with compassion, patience and dedication. My dream is to make a difference in the lives of children in my community. I am very grateful, appreciative and gratified to be the recipient of the UNCG Teacher Education Fellows Scholarship. This significant scholarship will help me to fulfill my dream of becoming a great teacher.

Lalenja Harrington

Ph.D. candidate, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Luther Winborne Self Fellowship Fund

 

“Your assistance allows me to have a more robust research experience at UNCG.”

Thank you so much for recognizing my potential to contribute to the education field in concert with my dedicated circle of co-researchers. I am honored to be the recipient of this scholarship, and your belief in our work is greatly appreciated. I am a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Foundations, and I am in the writing stage of my dissertation centering student voice in higher education. Getting my Ph.D. is an essential part of continuing work in postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities, in a way that best allows me to support my students, my team, and make the greatest impact in this field.

Being awarded this fellowship is a great help in paying for important activities related to my doctoral work in the area of community engaged research. Your assistance allows me to have a more robust research experience at UNCG, and I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and support.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for the MAS Award Now Open

Please consider nominating a faculty member for the SOE Mentoring, Advising and Supervising (MAS) Award!

Full-time tenured and untenured faculty (including lecturers, instructors, and clinical faculty) who have completed at least 3 years at UNCG are eligible for consideration for the Mentoring/Advising/Supervising Award. No person may receive a second award within 5 years.

Download award criteria and procedures here.

Complete the nomination form https://goo.gl/forms/4xUqehksYJMxJW1P2 by March 31!

 

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Defining the Faculty Role in Student Success Workshop

Undoing the Isms

 

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

 

SOE End of Year Awards and Celebration

 

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The UNCG STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative (STEM TLC), led by Dr. Heidi Carlone and Dr. Jennifer Mangrum of the School of Education’s TEHE department, kicked off its first annual reception and Summit on March 14 and 15 at the School of Education. The STEM TLC is a growing network of elementary teachers, school administrators, and teacher educators committed to nurturing equity in science, technology, and engineering (STEM) and empowering teacher leaders with STEM education.

At the March 14 reception, community and school leaders joined the SOE to celebrate excellent elementary STEM teachers. Provost Dana Dunn welcomed everyone to the event and Tom Young, VF Corporation’s Senior Director for Talent Acquisition, spoke about the importance of the engineering education and life skills the STEM TLC program provides for its students.  Dr. Christine Cunningham, Vice President of the Museum of Science, Boston and Founder of Engineering is Elementary, served as keynote speaker with a talk entitled Everyone can engineer: Why all kids should study engineering—even before they can spell it. This presentation used a striking collection of candid short videos shot in classrooms around the country to show what engineering looks like at the elementary level, and how classroom engineering develops positive “habits of mind” that can support young students’ academic success in other subjects.

On March 15, STEM TLC hosted the inaugural cohort of 31 STEM Teacher Leader Fellows and their principals for a day of professional learning focused on cultivating STEM teacher leadership. The STEM TLC nurtures teacher leaders as professionals and change agents. Once teachers are confident in STEM, they become resourceful school-based advocates and experts. Learning activities focus on integrating teacher and school vision with engineering habits of mind, identifying and brainstorming ways to address common problems of practice with elementary engineering in high-needs schools, and networking with teacher leaders across the North Carolina Piedmont.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for the MAS Award Now Open

Please consider nominating a faculty member for the SOE Mentoring, Advising and Supervising (MAS) Award!

Full-time tenured and untenured faculty (including lecturers, instructors, and clinical faculty) who have completed at least 3 years at UNCG are eligible for consideration for the Mentoring/Advising/Supervising Award. No person may receive a second award within 5 years.

Download award criteria and procedures here.

Complete the nomination form https://goo.gl/forms/4xUqehksYJMxJW1P2 by March 31!

 

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

Professional Preparation Workshop

Defining the Faculty Role in Student Success Workshop

Undoing the Isms

 

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

 

FACULTY AND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Two CED alumni and one faculty member are authors of articles just published in the March 2017 issue of Counselor Education and Supervision:

  • Gulsa Kemer and L. DiAnne Borders are coauthors (with Nedim Yel) of “Expert supervisors’ priorities when working with easy and challenging supervisees.”
  • Jodi L. Tangen is author of “Attending to nuanced emotions: Fostering supervisees’ emotional awareness and complexity.”

CED faculty, students, and alumni are well represented in the April 2017 issue of Journal of Counseling and Development!

  • Amanda L. Giordano, Craig S. Cashwell, and Kelly King are coauthors (with others) of “Collegiate sexual addiction: Exploring religious coping and attachment.”
  • W. Bradley McKibben, Lindsey K. Umstead, and L. DiAnne Borders are the authors of “Identifying dynamics of counseling leadership: A content analysis study.”
  • Sejal M. Barden is lead author of “A national survey on multicultural competence for professional counselors: A replication study.”

 

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

We would like to thank the Sara Smith Self Foundation for their gift of $25,000 to support the Luther Winborne Self Fellowship Fund. This marks the 25th anniversary of the scholarship which supports doctoral students demonstrating financial need in the School of Education.

We would also like to thank the J.M. Smucker Company, Tim Smucker, and Richard Smucker for $30,000 gift in support of the Haggai Academy. The J.M. Smucker Company and Tim and Richard Smucker have been long time supporters of the THA Foundation under the leadership of Tom Haggai. These gifts represent the completion of a commitment made to Dr. Haggai, but also a belief in the mission of the Haggai Academy. The Haggai Academy will provide financial and professional support to selected non-traditional students preparing to become licensed elementary school teachers as well as address the growing shortage of classroom teachers in other levels of education.

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