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Peabody Pulse

The Peabody Pulse is a newsletter describing news of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LEARN NC’s online professional development courses ready for enrollment

The spring schedule of LEARN NC’s online professional development courses is ready for enrollment. LEARN NC is offering courses for our Carolina On-line Teacher (COLT) program, as well as Moodle training, content-area courses, and courses designed to help teachers work with special populations. As always, each course was created using a researched model of effective professional development and the online format allows participants to work at a time and place most convenient to them. All courses are aligned to the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards. For more information, go here.


Ph.D. student Amy Lerner wins graduate school award

Amy Lerner, a Ph.D. student in the Early Childhood, Intervention and Literacy program, has won a Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award from Carolina’s Graduate School. Lerner won the award for a research project aimed at helping teachers learn what they need to know to help refugee students, primarily those from Burma. Lerner will be among those honored at the Graduate School’s Annual Student Recognition Celebration on April 10. The event will include a poster session at which awardees will present their projects.


SEANC information session on Wednesday

A representative from the State Employees Association of North Carolina will hold an information session about the organization on Wednesday, beginning at 1:30 p.m., in Peabody 02. The session will include information about legislative issues, member-only insurance programs, member discounts and scholarships.


LEARN NC’s ‘The Well’ profiles SILS professor’s work on African-American male literacy

“The Well,” LEARN NC’s blog about Carolina researchers’ work on educational issues, this week is profiling Sandra Hughes-Hassell, a professor in the School of Information and Library Science. Hughes-Hassell earlier this year organized a meeting in Chapel Hill entitled Building a Bridge to Literacy, examining what is known about the literacy development and needs of African-American male youth and the additional gaps that need to be field. “The Well” post explores some of the outcomes and provides links for more information.


GSA seeking proposals for SEAES Conference

The Graduate Student Association of the School of Education is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the 2013 Southeastern Association of Educational Studies Conference in January. The SEAES Conference will be held on Jan. 12, with the theme “Moving Education Forward: Connecting Research, Theory, Policy and Practice.” The SEAES Conference was created as a regional forum for the support, promotion and dissemination of research in educational studies. In keeping with this tradition, all individuals engaged in the study and research of education, regardless of specialty area, are invited to submit a proposal. Visit this page for the call for proposals and to register. Registration is free. For questions, send an email to


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SEANC info session
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Peabody 02

SOE Faculty-Staff Holiday Party
5 p.m.
Briar Chapel Clubhouse

Fall Commencement
2 p.m.
Dean Smith Center

Jan. 12
SEAES Conference