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SOE@Work Colloquia to examine campus partnerships

The School of Education’s lunchtime faculty talks this year will serve to explore the ways in which School of Education faculty are engaged in collaborations across the Carolina campus. The series – modeled after the SOE Brown Bag talks – has been renamed “SOE@Work Colloquia: Improving Education Through Research Partnerships across Carolina.” The series will present two talks each semester. The first talk – on Oct. 19 – will present Sherick Hughes, Laurie McNeil of physics and astronomy and some of their students.

Workshop on motivational design scheduled for Sept. 7

The School of Education’s Master’s in Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship is co-hosting a workshop for people interested in learning more about motivational design, also known as “gamification.” Phaedra Boinodiris, Global Lead Games at IBM and UNC-Chapel Hill's 2016 Social Entrepreneur in Residence will facilitate. Participants will learn best practices from the fields of healthcare, disaster response, and employee and consumer engagement and design a gamification architecture. The workshop is open to students, faculty and staff and the public. It will begin at 5 p.m. in the Anne Queen Lounge in the Campus Y. Other co-hosts are CUBE and Gillings School of Global Public Health. For more information and to register, click here.

Latin@ Education Research Hub launches website

The Latin@ Education Research Hub has started a website that serves as an online resource for those interested in the work of the group.The Hub, organized by faculty member Juan Carrillo, seeks to provide a place for discussion and critical research around Latin@ education issues and works to develop university/community school partnerships. LERH was represented by faculty affiliate Jason Mendez of the University of Pittsburgh at the RISE for Boys and Men of Color Summit held earlier this month at the University of Pennsylvania.

Donate to the school supply drive

The Graduate Student Association is holding a donation drive to collect school supplies to donate to local schools. A donation basket will be located in the graduate student lounge on the second floor of Peabody through Sept. 9.

School of Education T shirts available

The Graduate Student Association has School of Education T shirts available for purchase. Order shirts online, with options for pickup at Peabody Hall or delivery to your home. The link for ordering for free pickup at Peabody is here, and the link for shipping to another address is here.

Carolina Education Policy Student Association seeking new members

The Carolina Education Policy Student Association, an organization formed and run by School of Education students, is seeking new members. CEPSA publishes a newsletter on education policy issues, hosts speakers and panel discussions and other events to socialize and discuss education policy. Anyone interested in joining the group is invited to send an email to Michael Little, president of CEPSA:

Alumna Zoe Locklear retiring as provost of UNC-Pembroke

Alumna Zoe Woodell Locklear (M.Ed. '79, Ph.D. '89) is retiring after 35 years of state service, including 25 years at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, including serving as provost. Locklear was the founding dean of UNCP’s School of Education, and served as dean of the school three times since 1999. She was appointed to the State Board of Education in 1999, becoming the first female American Indian to be appointed to the board. Locklear will be honored by the School of Education in October with our Distinguished Leadership Award.

Alumna Emily Liebtag publishes article about teaching low-income students

Alumna Emily Liebtag (A.B.Ed. '07, M.Ed. '10) has published an article taking a look at the impact poverty has on students and suggestions for teachers regarding how to help them. The article appears on the blog site Getting Smart, for which Liebtag serves as a project manager. The article is here.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Eileen Parsons served as a scholar-in residence for the five-day Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) Institute held at Georgetown University and sponsored by Helmsley Foundation and Association of American Colleges and Universities. In this role, Parsons, along with two other STEM scholars, evaluated research and provided feedback to STEM faculty and administrators from 19 Colleges and Universities regarding their culturally relevant initiatives to increase the number of underrepresented groups in STEM.

Irvin, M.J., Byun, S.Y., Meece, J.L., Reed, K.S., & Farmer, T.W. (2016). School characteristics and experiences of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American youth in rural communities. Relation to Educational Aspirations. Peabody Journal of Education, 91 (2), 176-202.

Morton, T.R., Ramirez, N.A., Meece, J., Demetriou, C., & Panter, A.T. (August, 2016). Perceived Barriers, Anxieties, and Fears in Perspective College Students from Rural High Schools. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

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Wednesday, Sept 7

BA-MAT Open House
Peabody 02

Mastering Motivational Design Workshop
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Anne Queen Lounge, Campus Y

GSA Volunteer Info Session
Peabody Hall

Thursday, Sept 8

UNC-BEST, K-12 Music Open House
Peabody 02

Friday, Sept 9

Faculty-Staff Picnic
1p.m. - 4p.m.
The Farm (Barbee Chapel Road)

Wednesday, Oct 19

SOE@Work Colloquia: Sherick Hughes, Linda McNeil and students
Peabody 02

Saturday, Oct 29

Annual Alumni Awards Dinner
George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Wednesday, Nov 16

SOE@Work Colloquia: Sharon Derry and Todd Boyette
Peabody 02