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
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.
UNITE Downtown Greensboro
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.