SOE All School Meeting and Welcome Back Celebration & Lunch

Please join us for the All-School Meeting tomorrow (August 18) from 9 a.m.-noon in EUC Alexander (note the location change). A light breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m. Following the meeting, the Welcome Back Lunch and Celebration will be at Revolution Mill from 1-3 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

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
September 5 (Spring/Summer 2018 Deadline)
September 26
October 31
November 28
January 16 (Fall 2018 Bulletin Deadline)
February 20
March 20
April 17Please 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: 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)

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Musical about being a special needs parent


Dear Friends,

One of our lawyers, Kip Nelson, has written and produced a musical about being the parent of a special needs child. He is such a parent and a talented musician. There will be a free showing on August 19 at 7:30 pm at the UNCG Music Recital Hall. It will be a concert version, so it will have all of the dialogue and songs. Hope that you can come out to see it. Please help spread the word.

Kind regards, Maureen

Maureen Demarest Murray, Esq.
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP 



SOE International Social

Diversity in Language & Culture Conference


Congratulations to Dr. Amy Vetter (TEHE) on her award from Research Foundation of CUNY on Behalf of Hunter College for her project “Using discourse analysis to facilitate critical conversations in the English classroom.”  This project is supported by funds from The Spencer Foundation. The purpose of the research is to investigate how a professional development opportunity for English teachers to study their classroom discourse impacts their facilitation of critical conversations about literature with students.

Congratulations to Dr. John Willse (ERM) on his award from the American Board of Pediatrics for his project “Experiential Measurement Training with American Board of Pediatrics.” This assistantship is an appointment at the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) office in Chapel Hill, NC. The primary role of the graduate assistant will be to assist ABP psychometric staff with both operational psychometric work (e.g., standard setting, statistical analysis, technical report writing, practice analysis) and applied research projects (e.g., conducting literature reviews, designing research studies, analyzing data, preparing manuscripts and presentations).

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Kang (SES) on her award from the UD Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for her project “Preparing Post-Baccalaureate Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Educators for Working with ALL Children.” The proposed project addresses absolute priority requirements including: using evidence-based practices to support adult learning and to promote positive outcomes for professionals and young children with disabilities and their families; incorporating principles and strategies of individualization into the curriculum; providing in-depth field experiences, particularly with high-need children with disabilities; incorporating national and state standards/competencies throughout the program; establishing a mentoring program to enhance student retention and success; conducting induction activities with program graduates to support them in the field; and expanding partnerships with community experts, families, schools, and agencies.

Congratulations to Dr. Diane Ryndak (SES) on her award from US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for her project “Project LEAPS: Leadership in Extensive and Pervasive Support Needs.” The Doctoral Program in Special Education at UNCG has a history of (a) graduating scholars who procure and maintain employment in teacher preparation programs nationally, and (b) conducting OSEP projects to prepare high quality leaders. LEAPS builds on this history by collaborating with the North Carolina (NC) Department of Public Instruction, low-performing schools in NC, self-advocates and parents of students with disabilities, and national experts to prepare leaders in research and the preparation of teachers to meet the needs of high-need students with disabilities who are far below grade level; at risk of not graduating with a regular high school diploma on time; or not on track to being college- or career-ready by graduation.