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Doctoral student Beth Cutrer makes final round of ‘Three Minute Thesis’ competition

Ph.D. student Elizabeth Cutrer is one of 10 Carolina doctoral students to make the final round of the “The Minute Thesis” competition. Students from across campus competed in opening rounds last week, with ten chosen to compete in the final round on Wednesday. The public is invited to watch as the students present their research on stage, using one slide and no other props. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Cutrer has worked with Lynn Vernon-Feagans on the Targeted Reading Intervention program, and is completing a dissertation on her research. Her presentation is entitled "Gettin' what I've always got": A multi-domain literacy coaching approach to support teachers resistant to change.

SOE co-sponsoring symposium on Latina/os, media and politics today

The School of Education is among co-sponsors of a symposium being held today that examines "Latina/o, Media, and Politics: A Symposium on Latina/o Political Power and Media Representation." The all-day event, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is taking place in Hyde Hall’s University Room. The symposium will feature local Latina/o journalists and three academic scholars.

Education Minor students to present capstone presentations Tuesday

Students in the Education Minor will give presentations in “research roundtables” on Tuesday. SOE faculty and graduate students are invited to participate by joining a table and taking part in the discussions. The session begins at 10 a.m. in Peabody 206. Among the topics to be discussed are Project Based Learning, No Child Left Behind outcomes, underachievement in gifted students, zero tolerance policies and critical race theory.

Dean Bill McDiarmid delivers keynote in China

Dean Bill McDiarmid delivered a keynote address on Oct. 17 at a conference sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education and held on the campus of East China Normal University in Shanghai. More than 600 educators from around China attended the address, entitled, “Using Empirical Research to Improve Educator Preparation.” The conference theme was improving the quality and quantity of empirical research in China and using valid and reliable data to improve both P-12 and higher education. McDiarmid’s address was covered by local and national media, including both television and newspapers.

GSA Brown Bag on Wednesday looks at special education policy, practice

The Graduate Student Association will host its third GSA Brown Bag event of the year on Wednesday. The subject: “Hot Topics in Special Education Policy and Practice.” Speakers include Rud Turnbull, distinguished professor emeritus, the University of Kansas; Kara Hume, scientist, FPG Child Development Institute; and Matt Miller, Ph.D. student in Special Education, Early Childhood and Literacy. The talk begins at noon in Peabody 02. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card and a SOE T-shirt.

SOE hosting seventh annual Model UN session for high schoolers

The School of Education’s Carolina Center for Educational Excellence will host its Seventh Annual miniMUNCH, a Model U.N. training conference for high school students, on Saturday. The conference is chaired by members of the Carolina International Relations Association at UNC. Seventy-five students from eight high schools will discuss the "European Migrant Crisis” in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Committee. Model UN clubs represented are from Hawbridge School, Leesville Road High, Jordan Matthews High, North Davidson High, Central Davidson High, and the three high schools in Chapel Hill-Carrboro. Visitors are welcome.

Graduate Programs Open House scheduled for Nov. 21

The School of Education will host its Graduate Programs Open House on Saturday, Nov. 21, providing prospective graduate students an opportunity to learn about the school. The day-long event will include an overview of the school, an information fair featuring degree programs and student resources, sessions on applying to SOE graduate programs, a faculty research showcase and individual meetings with faculty members. Prospective students will also have opportunities to meet with current SOE graduate students. More information and a registration link may be found here.

Publications and Presentations

Jennifer Diliberto presented at the North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators in Concord, N.C., on Sunday, Oct. 18, with colleague Jessica Wery from Elon University. The presentation entitled, “From STEM to STEAM to STREAMS: How to Anchor Reading Instruction in the Content Areas for ALL Readers,” discussed how general education teachers can embed differentiated literacy instruction with a focus on the big ideas of reading and writing in content area instruction so all students can access the general education curriculum. Session participants learned strategies for how to teach literacy through the content areas and collaborate with special education teachers.

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Symposium: Latina/o, Media, and Politics
9a.m. - 5p.m.
University Room, Hyde Hall

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Education Minor capstone presentations
Peabody 206

Wednesday, Nov. 4

GSA Brown Bag: Special Education Policy and Practice
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Beth Cutrer in ‘Three Minute Thesis’ competition
Sonja Haynes Stone Center

Wednesday, Nov. 18

POSTPONED until Spring semester

SOE Research Brown Bag: Eric Houck
Peabody 02

Saturday, Nov. 21

SOE Graduate Student Open House
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Peabody Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 27

SOE Research Brown Bag
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Feb. 24

SOE Research Brown Bag
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Mar. 30

SOE Research Brown Bag
Peabody 02