International New Year’s Celebration – Wednesday, January 28
The School of Education International Committee is hosting its International New Year’s Celebration Friday, January 28 from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in SOE 301 and 302.
Forum – Education in China and Korea – Friday, January 30
Join us from 8-11am on January 30 at 401 School of Education building (1300 Spring Garden Street) if you could like to participate in a discussion regarding education in China and Korea. Eight teacher candidates from Shanghai Normal University in China and 6 special education teacher candidates from Inje University in Korea will host a forum to discuss education in China and special education in Korea.
Lunch & Learn: Gender Neutral Housing – Tuesday, February 3
Applications open for 2015 Student Excellence Award – Deadline Friday, February 13
Lloyd International Honors College is now inviting nominations for the 2015 Student Excellence Award. These awards are given to seniors whose academic careers are outstanding both inside and outside the classroom. Each academic department and interdisciplinary program may nominate up to two students for the award. Nomination materials have been delivered to faculty and can be found at http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/faculty/student-awards.htm
The deadline for receiving nominations is Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in 205 Foust Building. If you have any questions, call Lloyd International Honors College at 334-5538.
Teacher Supply Warehouse Drive – Through Wednesday, February 18
UNCG Staff Senate and three student groups, the Teacher Education Student Association (TESA), the UNCG Teaching Fellows and Kappa Delta Pi, are combining efforts to help restock the Teacher Supply Warehouse operated by the Guilford Education Alliance. The Teacher Supply Warehouse allows Guilford County teachers to “shop” for much needed classroom supplies. All items in the warehouse are donated by the community.
Please consider donating the following items for the drive running from January 19th through February 18th:
- Copy paper
- Post-it notes
- Wet wipes
- Colored ink pens
- Hand sanitizer
- Colored pencils
- Notebook paper
- Paint (large size acrylic)
A Green box is located in the School of Education on the first floor in the Mailroom. If you have questions, email Ciara Marable firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triad Teacher Researcher Conference – Proposals due Friday, February 20
Proposals for the Triad Teacher Researcher Conference at UNCG on April 29 are due February 20 at midnight. This conference is for ALL educators at ALL levels. Please encourage your undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to submit, along with community members. If you have questions or special needs, please email Amy Vetter at email@example.com. Visit our website at: triadteacherresearcher.weebly.com.
Triad Intercollegiate Conference – Saturday, February 21
This year’s Triad Intercollegiate Conference between UNCG, Elon, and NC A&T will be held on February 21 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The topic is communication in education and the keynote speech will be on intercultural competency. For more information or to register, please email Jennifer Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anti-Bullying Workshop – Sunday, February 22
View and discuss the award-winning documentary, Bully, in SOEB 114 from 4-7 p.m. on February 22.
SOE Alumni Awards – Nominations due Wednesday, February 25
Nominations are now open for this year’s SOE Alumni Awards. If you have any nominations for the four awards, please fill out this form no later than February 25. As a reminder the awards are: Early Career Award, Distinguished Career Award, Outstanding Achievement Award, and Distinguished Service Award. Descriptions of each award may be found on the form. Please include the nominee’s name and your detailed criteria for the nomination.
Faculty First Summer Scholarship Support Awards– Nominations due Friday, February 27
Learn more at research.uncg.edu/faculty-first.
Birth-Kindergarten Initial Licensure Program Grant Funding Opportunity– Applications due Wednesday, April 1
Funding is available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for qualified students in the BK:ILP who wish to gain specialized experience in early intervention and early childhood special education. Ten spaces are available for the first cohort, beginning Fall 2015.
The grant will provide full tuition support and a stipend to assist in covering program expenses for selected students. With this support, students will:
- Complete the BK:ILP course of study
- Complete an additional one credit hour Seminar in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
- Participate in expanded field experiences in early intervention and early childhood special education
- Participate in professional and peer mentoring and induction activities
- Complete a service obligation after graduation.For further information about this grant funding opportunity contact Kimberly Terry, Project Coordinator, at email@example.com. For further information about the program contact Dr. Margaret Gillis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOE Research Awards Ceremony – Friday, April 10
The Research Awards Ceremony this spring will be held on April 10, from 9-12 p.m. in Room 224 SOEB. The format will be similar to that of last year’s ceremony. We will have a video of faculty and graduate students talking about their research, three-minute thesis talks from the top graduate researcher from each department, as well as short presentations by last year’s faculty research award recipients, Dr. Holt Wilson and Dr. DiAnne Borders. The ceremony will conclude with Dr. Wilson and Dr. Borders will handing out the research awards for this year’s recipients.
Nominations open for 2015 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award – Deadline Friday, March 6
The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) requests nominations of outstanding UNCG faculty mentors for the Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. The faculty member must have mentored at least two UNCG undergraduate students in research or creative inquiry. The 2015 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award will be presented during the 9th Annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo, which will be held on April 7. This honor will include a plaque and $1,000 to support activities related to research or creative inquiry as it involves undergraduates during the following academic year. See more at: http://research.uncg.edu/spotlight/call-nominations-outstanding-undergraduate-research-mentors/ – sthash.c0EaMxkI.dpuf
SOE Technical Support and Website Update Procedures
SOE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
As of July 1, Bob Englert and Doug Taylor, Technical Support Analysts from the Bryan School, are assisting SOE with technical support requests.
Faculty and staff should email all technical support requests to SOE-TECH-L@uncg.edu and 6-TECH will be notified so an incident ticket can be created and Bob, Doug, and Sandra will be notified.
Note: The above email address should only be used to report the initial technical requests to 6-Tech and not as a direct communication method to Bob and Doug. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Bates-Hart (email@example.com or 334-3402).
PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING WEB UPDATES
Note: This does not include grant funded projects.
- All web updates and additions must be approved by your department chair or manager. Once approved, complete and submit the form below.
- Faculty/staff needing content changes on the website will need to complete a request using the following form: SOE Web Update Request Form
- Accompanying attachments and image files should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the requestor.
- Web updates will be made by a SOE Website Content Contributoror DCL Web Specialist. Faculty/staff will receive an email confirmation when their request has been completed.
If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Bates-Hart (email@example.com or 334-3402).
The University of North Carolina Greensboro’s School of Education’s Master of Library and Information Studies Degree ranked among the best in the article titled “The 20 Best Online Master of Library and Information Science Degree Programs” by TheBestSchools.org.
TheBestSchools.org selected University of North Carolina Greensboro’s program based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths, and reputation, including reputation for online degree programs.
Victoria Allen, a 2014 graduate of the secondary social studies program, was recently named as the Grimsley High School Rookie Teacher of the Year. Victoria will now compete for the overall Rookie Teacher of the Year in Guilford County.
Traci Bellas, doctoral candidate from the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, received the travel stipend award from the Association of Teacher Educators-Multicultural Education SIG for the 2015 annual conference
The 2014-15 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award and $1,000 is Dr. L. DiAnne Borders from the Department of Counseling & Educational Development. Her work will be celebrated at the Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards in April. Please join The Graduate School in congratulating Dr. Borders.
This award was inaugurated only a few years ago and there is an impressive pool of dedicated and long-serving faculty members awaiting recognition. The process of reviewing the nominations inspires great pride in UNCG and its faculty.
Colleen Mills, senior sociology major and secondary social studies education student is the recipient of a $1,000 student teacher scholarship from the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies. Colleen will accept the award at the NCCSS meeting on February 12th in Greensboro.
Dr. Dale Schunk (TEHE) received the Barry J. Zimmerman Award for Outstanding Contributions to the fields of studying and self-regulated learning research from the American Educational Research Association. He will be officially recognized at the Studying and Self-Regulated Learning SIG business meeting at AERA.
RECENT FACULTY PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
In November, Heidi Carlone (TEHE) served as a dissertation opponent at Stockholm University for a dissertation by Per Anderhag entitled, “Taste for science: How can teaching make a difference for students’ interest in science?” While in Sweden, she also gave an invited lecture for faculty and students at Stockholm University entitled, “Being ‘smart’ and being ‘me’ in a herpetology summer enrichment program and in school science.” At Malmö University, she gave an invited lecture entitled, “The cultural production of smartness in science learning settings.”
Commencement Information Available
The SOE’s 2015 Commencement information is available online here. Information about summer graduates, registration, and guests and much more has been posted.
Condolences to Mark Meacham (NC New Teacher Support Coach) for the loss of his father, Charles “Buddy” Meacham, on Friday, January 23.
Group Counseling at UNCG SHS – Spring 2015
For more information, visit shs.uncg.edu/cc.
As we begin the semester we would like to remind faculty and staff to close and lock your doors as you leave your office – even if it’s just to go down the hall. There have been a number of thefts in the recent past so please be aware and responsible for your office space.