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Internships offered at Chinese schools

School of Education undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply to two internship opportunities in China. Beijing Royal School, the School of Education’s long-time partner in China, is offering internships in summer, fall and spring in a private K-12 school in Beijing, China. Language of instruction is English. Housing, meals and sightseeing trips are complimentary. In addition, the semester programs will provide a one-time stipend of $1,500 that will cover the cost of the airfare. Click here for more information and to apply. In addition, Yungwing International Preschool and Kindergarten is offering a summer internship in a state of the art early childhood facility in Zhuhai, Guangdong. Zhuhai is located on the southern coast, just a boat ride from Hong Kong and neighboring Macau. The area is called the Chinese Riviera. Housing, meals and sightseeing trips are free of charge. Click here for more information and to apply. For additional information, contact Bjorn Hennings at

In the media: Safe Schools conference highlighted by News & Observer

A conference for educators organized by SOE doctoral student Bud Harrelson and alumna Meg Goodhand to raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ students was profiled by The News & Observer and the Chapel Hill News newspapers over the weekend. The Safe Schools NC conference on Nov. 21 was attended by approximately 140 teachers and administrators from across the state. Among presenters highlighted in the story were Kathleen Brown and SOE alumnus Omar Currie. The story is online here.

Faculty-staff holiday party on Friday

The School of Education’s faculty-staff holiday party will be held Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spanky’s restaurant. The event will be a combined celebration to honor our community—with a bit of recognition for staff in particular—as well as to thank Dean McDiarmid for his service and leadership of the School of Education for the past seven years. The party will be held upstairs at Spanky’s, on the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets. Please RSVP to Laurie Norman at by Tuesday.

GSA hosting holiday social on Friday

The School of Education’s Graduate Student Association is hosting a social on Friday. Food is provided as well as non-alcoholic beverages. You may bring your own beverage, if you wish. Toys will be collected on site for Toys for Tors, so consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy. The social begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at 210 Hillcrest Circle. RSVP on Facebook here.

Publications and Presentations

Keith Sawyer delivered a keynote address at the Global Leaders Forum in Seoul, Korea, on November 19. His talk was titled “Education Revolution: Creative People Change the World.”

Jennifer Diliberto recently presented two papers at the Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division Conference in Tempe, Arizona, November 4-7. One paper surrounded her work with the Council for Exceptional Children as Work Group Chair for developing a CEC Policy Statement on Educators with Disabilities. At the conference, Diliberto presented the current working draft as well as the results from the membership survey conducted in August. The second paper entitled, 40 Years and Still Short, Let's Recruit Together, was presented with Nancy Mamlin, from N.C. Central University. Mamlin and Diliberto presented data and implication from their recent survey of North Carolina special education pre-service teachers. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight on why and when candidates chose to pursuit a career in special education. The goal is to help teacher preparation programs around the state recruit candidates to special education teacher training programs.

Jennifer Diliberto and Jessica Wery, from Elon University, presented their research on embedding literacy instruction in content areas, From STEM to STEAM to STREAM: How to Anchor Reading Instruction in the Content Areas for ALL Readers, to a group of in-service teachers at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction Conference on Exceptional Children in Greensboro on Nov. 20.

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Friday, Dec. 4

SOE Faculty-Staff Holiday Party
11 a.m.
Spanky's Restaurant

Friday, Dec. 4

SOE Graduate Student Association Holiday Social
6 p.m.
210 Hillcrest Circle

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SOE Research Brown Bag
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SOE Research Brown Bag
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