SOE News

Jessica Goodman HeadshotJessica Goodman (CED master’s student) has been awarded one of the 2018 Emerging Leader Grants from the American College Counseling Association.

Of the 6 grants awarded annually, only two are awarded to master’s graduate students.

Jessica will be attending the 2018 conference in Charlotte in February where she will participate in leadership training and other activities.

Jessica currently serves as an intern in the Vacc Counseling and Consulting Clinic.

ERM assistant professor, Ayesha Boyce and Ph.D. student, Cherie Avent traveled to Champaign, IL September 28th, 2017 for the kick-off meeting of the National Science Foundation-funded Nanomanufacturing (nanoMFG) node. The aim of the nanoMFG node is to develop computational software tools aimed at creating smart, model-driven and experimentally informed nanomanufactured structures and devices. The node will be part of the established Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) Cyber Platform, and the tools developed will be freely shared on the nanoHUB cyber framework. The nanoMFG node is the first of its kind in the country and is hosted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Boyce joins the NanoMFG node leadership team as the external evaluator.

http://nanomfgnode.illinois.edu/

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Curriculum Corner

The SOE Curriculum Committee would like to update you on our deadlines for the 2017-2018 year.
Deadline to Submit Forms to SOE Curriculum Committee
October 31
November 28
January 16 (Fall 2018 Bulletin Deadline)
February 20
March 20
April 17
Please note: Submissions for curricular changes to the SOE Committee for Spring/Summer 2018 must be received by September 5th, and must be approved by our September 12th meeting. Please submit all forms to Scott Howerton: wshowert@uncg.edu. If you have any questions about curricular items, please feel free to contact your SOE Curriculum Committee representative.

Many thanks from the Committee,
Anne Akers (LIS)
Jill Chouinard (ERM)
Brian Clarida (ELC)
Scott Howerton (TEHE, Co-Chair, UCC Rep.)
Teresa Little (SES, Co-Chair)
Keith Mobley (CED)
Jewell Cooper (ex-officio, GSC Rep.)

Helpful Links:

UNCG Curriculum Guide (use this link to access CURRENT forms and to learn about curriculum procedures)

Curriculum Help Workshops

Not sure how to complete your form(s)? There’s help…Please Sign-Up!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Find your Why Workshop

 

Boyce to give AADS Conversation with the Community Talk on October 25th at 6pm

Dr. Boyce is a speaker in the African American & African Diaspora Studies Program’s Conversation with the Community Series. The title of the talk is Culture, Diversity, and Equity in STEM Program Evaluation. It will be held on October 25th at 6pm in the EUC Maple room.

 

FACULTY/ALUMNI/STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Congratulations to Dr. Edna Tan (TEHE) on her award from Michigan State University for her project “Equitably Consequential Making among Youth from Historically Marginalized Communities.” This project is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Congratulations to Dr. John Willse (ERM) on his award from Wake Forest University for his project “Using projective unidimensional models for measuring multidimensional educational data.”  This project is supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

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Join LISSA for a Town Hall Meeting for all students in the UNCG LIS Department on Wednesday, October 11th at 5:30PM! Department Chair Lisa O’Connor will give a state-of-the-department address, present the results of the class schedule survey, and take student questions. LISSA President Lily Carden will lead a student discussion about the upcoming ALA accreditation process.

Wednesday evening classes will be delayed/shortened to accommodate this event so that ALL students can participate! We would love to see as many students participate as possible. If you live near Greensboro, you are welcome to join us in room 114 of the Bryan Building – if you are unable to make it to campus, please join our interactive hybrid online livestream!  Click here to join the meeting online.

If you have specific questions or concerns you would like to see addressed at the meeting, please contact Dr. O’Connor (lgoconno@uncg.edu) or Lily Carden (lrpenny@uncg.edu) in advance.

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Meet Victoria Budesa, a 2017 graduate of the Special Education: General Curriculum teacher education program, who will be spending her first year teaching abroad as a special education teacher in an international school in Stuttgart, Germany. Her blog, “The Teaching Adventures of Miss B,” shares a weekly recount of the many experiences, funny moments, travel adventures, and reflections as an international school teacher over the course of her first year of teaching abroad.

You can read here first SOE blog post from August here.

If anyone tells you that the first couple weeks of school are easy peasy, they aren’t telling the truth! The last three weeks have been extremely busy, between getting into a new morning routine, starting to adjust to the fact that I am teaching in 90 minute blocks, planning my lessons, as well as starting to get acclimated to the culture of school. Thankfully, the last three weeks I have been able to accomplish much of my lesson planning during the day, as I have not had to do much substituting (part of my contract), which will definitely change as the school year gets more into a swing. On top of working in the special education department, I was asked to assist with a class in the EAL department, which has been a new experience for me, as I don’t have any experience with students with limited English proficiency. The class has been going well so far and I really have gotten to enjoy getting to know not only my students but the students in the EAL department as well.

To say the least, I feel some days that I am barely keeping my head above the water, but thankfully I have been able to connect to people here at the school as well as people from back in the states to help ease some of the apprehension as well as have tried to help conquer some preliminary ‘road blocks’. But it’s still a HUGE challenge, which I don’t think anyone could prepare for. But what I have learned over the last three weeks, is the importance of reaching out to those around you (whether close by or across the ocean), who are willing to help support you, whether with lesson planning ideas, moral support, or just lending some advice about being a first year teacher. I am starting to really see the importance of creating your own ‘support system’, especially during your first years of teaching.

Someone asked me the other day what my favorite part of Germany has been so far. I would have to say the several friendships that have come together over the past two and a half months living here. It’s been really interesting and refreshing to have become friends with people of all different ages, walks of life, and interests. I definitely don’t think I would be meeting the same type of people if I were back in the states. The numerous festivals that go on during the weekends have also been a highlight of my time here as well. We’ve had the Italian/German/French Festival in Tübingen (small town outside of Stuttgart), The Stuttgart Weindorf (wine festival), and this coming week the Wassen (Stuttgart’s Octoberfest) begins.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Curriculum Corner

The SOE Curriculum Committee would like to update you on our deadlines for the 2017-2018 year.
Deadline to Submit Forms to SOE Curriculum Committee
October 31
November 28
January 16 (Fall 2018 Bulletin Deadline)
February 20
March 20
April 17
Please note: Submissions for curricular changes to the SOE Committee for Spring/Summer 2018 must be received by September 5th, and must be approved by our September 12th meeting. Please submit all forms to Scott Howerton: wshowert@uncg.edu. If you have any questions about curricular items, please feel free to contact your SOE Curriculum Committee representative.

Many thanks from the Committee,
Anne Akers (LIS)
Jill Chouinard (ERM)
Brian Clarida (ELC)
Scott Howerton (TEHE, Co-Chair, UCC Rep.)
Teresa Little (SES, Co-Chair)
Keith Mobley (CED)
Jewell Cooper (ex-officio, GSC Rep.)

Helpful Links:

UNCG Curriculum Guide (use this link to access CURRENT forms and to learn about curriculum procedures)

Curriculum Help Workshops

Not sure how to complete your form(s)? There’s help…Please Sign-Up!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Greensboro Autism Run/Walk

Greensboro Autism Run/Walk this Saturday, come join our team!

Need some exercise? Want to connect more with our local community? Come join our School of Education team at the annual Greensboro Run/Walk For Autism on Saturday, September 30. The competitive 5k starts at 9am and the fun run/walk starts at 10am at Jaycee Park in Greensboro.

You will even get a free School of Education t-shirt (while they last) so come early!<

The cost is a $15 donation to the Autism Society of North Carolina. Here’s a link to a form you can download and turn in at the registration desk, or simply tell them you are with UNCG School of Education and fill out the form on site.

Look for the UNCG School of Education Team in our t-shirts.

See you there! Susan Hedges will be there at 8:30 to help get our team signed up. Let’s support our community and have some fall fun! It is supposed to be a beautiful day!

For more information, visit http://support.autismsociety-nc.org/site/TR?fr_id=1230&pg=entry

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FACULTY/ALUMNI/STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Jenna Leigh Stack (CED student), of Greensboro, North Carolina, for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC). As an NBCC MFP-AC fellow, Stack will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her addictions counseling service to underserved minority transition-age youth (ages 16–25).

The NBCC MFP will distribute up to $11,000 to Stack and the 17 other master’s-level addictions counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Stack is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and is currently a master’s student in the clinical mental health counseling program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Upon graduation, Stack will seek employment working with adolescents and adults coping with addiction and mental health concerns. She plans to focus on services for transition-age adolescents and young adults, as she believes this critical stage allows clients to be reached through prevention and early intervention. Stack intends to work in areas and populations of highest need due to her passion for improving treatment access to underserved populations. Earning this fellowship will allow Stack to meet this goal by providing access to educational resources and a supportive network of other mental health professionals.

 

  •  Dr. Nathaniel Ivers, CED alum and faculty member at Wake Forest University, was interviewed for a Newsweek story about the impact of rescinding DACA on dreamers’ emotional and mental health, as well as the availability of relevant services.

From the article:
Nathaniel Ivers… has worked with more than 100 clients who are undocumented immigrants, and he’s witnessed how the status compromises health and limits medical care. “For undocumented clients with whom I have provided counseling, a decision was often made about whether attending a counseling session was worth the risk of driving without a driver’s license, being pulled over, and later being identified by immigration,” he says. “Many counseling sessions were missed when word got around that immigration officials were stepping up their enforcement.”

Read more here:http://www.newsweek.com/daca-immigration-heath-care-access-mental-health-660539

 

  • Check out these articles authored/coauthored by CED faculty, alumni, and students!
    • School Counselors’ Knowledge and Involvement Concerning Gifted and Talented Students
      Nancy N. Carlson, Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy & Ted R. Miller
    • See the Triumph Survivor Advocacy Training Program: Equipping Survivors of Abuse to Engage in Social Justice Advocacy 
      Joy Kelly, Christine E. Murray & Allison Crowe
    • Development of the Dynamic Leadership in Counseling Scale–Self-Report
      W. Bradley McKibben, L. DiAnne Borders & Terry A. Ackerman

 

  • Congratulations to Dr. John Willse (ERM) on his award from Castle Worldwide, Inc. for his project “Experiential Measurement Training with Castle Worldwide, Inc.”

 

  • Kiser Middle School Partner teacher Gina DiFrancesco (an alum of the SOE) has won the NcSTA Teacher of the year award for District 5 for her work on the NSF funded project, I-Engineering, with Drs. Edna Tan & Aerin Benavides (TEHE)

 

  • Congratulations to Eliana Berger (TEHE ’17), who was named Student Teacher of the Year at the NC ACTE conference!

 

 

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The North Carolina Library Association Conference will take place in Winston-Salem on October 17-20, 2017 at the Benton Convention Center.

Show your support for UNCG LIS alumni, students, faculty, and lecturers by attending as many of the following presentations as possible!  We would also love to see you at the UNCG LIS booth.

You can get register by going here.  We look forward to seeing you there!

UNCG alum Amanda Glenn-Bradley
Date and Time8:30am Wednesday, October 18 (30 minutes)
Location: Salem 3B
Presentation“Librarians on the Move: Innovation and Collaboration in Study Away”, (Panel Talk with Patrick Rudd, Shannon Tennant, Lynne Bisko, and Dianne Ford of Elon)

UNCG alumni Sarah Jeong, Kaeley McMahan, and Hu Womack
Date and Time1:00pmWednesday October 18
Location: Winston 1A
Presentation“Embedding Outside the Classroom: Three Academic Librarians in the Departments and Residence Halls.” 

UNCG Library Staff and UNCG LIS Lecturers Amy Harris Houk and Sam Harlow
Date and Time1:00pm Wednesday, October 18
Location: Winston 1B
Presentation“Active Learning Strategies for Librarians working with Online Courses”

UNCG alum Christie Reale
Date and Time3:00pm Wednesday, October 18
Location: Salem 3A
Presentation“Personality in the Library Workplace: Making the Most of Individual Differences”

UNCG Faculty Dr. Noah Lenstra
Date and Time3:00pmWednesday, October 18
Location: Salem 3B
Presentation: “Join the Movement! Movement-Based Programming in Public Libraries for Fun and Physical Literacy”

UNCG LIS Lecturer Dr. Richard Moniz, UNCG Alumni Jo Henry and Joe Eshleman
Date and Time11:00amThursday, October 19
Location: Salem 1C
Presentation“Addressing the Problem of Incivility in the Library Workplace”

UNCG alum Amanda Glenn-Bradley
Date and Time1:00pm Thursday, October 19
Location: Piedmont 4: Poster Session, Poster Board #1
Presentation: “Get CrAFTY: Innovating the Concept of a ‘Makerspace’ in Libraries Through Collaborative Design”

UNCG Faculty Anthony Chow
Date and Time3:30pmThursday, October 19
Location: Salem 3A
Presentation“The Ins and Outs of Advocacy – Relationships, Data, and Stories”

UNCG UNCG LIS Lecturer and Library Staff Jennifer Motszko, UNCG LIS Lecturer David Gwynn, UNCG Alum Sarah Prescott, and Ed Donnald
Date and Time3:30pmThursday, October 19
Location: Salem 3B
Presentation“Taking Care of Business: Collaborations Between an Academic Library and the Business Community”

UNCG alum Amanda Glenn-Bradley
Date and Time8:30am Friday, October 20
Location:Salem Foyer: Poster Session, Poster Board #8
Presentation: “The Librarian Is In(novative): Collaboration through Embedded Librarianship” 

UNCG alum Amanda Glenn-Bradley
Date and Time11:00am Friday, October 20
Location: Salem 3A: Workshop-Style Oral Presentation of Awesome with Kate Hill of UNC Greensboro
PresentationFrom Stage to Library, Conquering Public Speaking Through the Power of Theater and Improv” 

UNCG Student Molly Luby with Chapel Hill Public Library
Date and Time11:00amFriday, October 20
Location: Salem 1C
Presentation“Relationships Don’t Scale: Applying user experience (UX) and design thinking to build authentic community”

UNCG Student Lily Carden
Date and Time11:00am,  Friday, October 20th
Location: Salem 3C
PresentationWriting & Robotics: Making Literacy Connections through Technology”

UNCG Students Lindsey Sprague, Kelly Jones, Chase Hanes, and Hannah Welborn
Date and Time: Un-staffed poster on display duration of conference
Location: Exhibit Hall
Presentation: “Alternative Spring Break at UNCG: Experiences from the First Year”

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