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Students presenting ‘Social Justice Art Gallery’ on Tuesday

Alison LaGarry and the students in EDUC 533 are presenting a “Social Justice Art Gallery” on Tuesday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in Peabody 02. Organizers say the aim of the gallery is to engage identities and priorities for social justice in education as public pedagogy. There is no formal presentation, so people are welcome to drop in at any time. If you’re interested in bringing your own students, please e-mail Alison at: alagarry@email.unc.edu. EDUC 533 includes students enrolled in HDFS, the Education Minor, and many who have expressed interest in applying to the BA/MAT program.

Alumnus Ron Miller named N&O’s ‘Tar Heel of the Week’

Ron Miller (Ph.D. ’76), Carolina’s longtime fencing coach, was profiled as the News & Observer’s “Tar Heel of the Week in Sunday’s edition. Miller is Carolina’s longest-serving coach, having led the fencing teams for 50 years. The profile is here.

High School Journal seeking manuscripts

The High School Journal, managed by graduate students at the School of Education, is seeking manuscripts for its next edition. The High School Journal publishes research papers, essays and reviews that examine the field of secondary education. For information or to submit a manuscript visit soe.unc.edu/hsj or send an email to highschooljournal@unc.edu. Doctoral student Sarah Byrne Bausell is this serving as editor of the journal this year.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Jennifer Diliberto and doctoral student Katie Baker both recently presented at the North Carolina Conference on Exceptional Children sponsored by the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction during earlier this month, in Greensboro. Additionally, the School of Education participated in the expo with a recruitment table to share information about our master's and doctoral programs. Diliberto co-presented with a colleague from Elon University, Jessica Wery, on research-based practices for teaching students to decode multisyllabic words. The presentation entitled, “Teaching Student to Read BIG Words,” stems from research conducted on a supplemental curriculum developed by Diliberto. The curriculum, “Taking on Tough Words,” is expected to be available in print through Attainment Company Inc. in January. Baker presented on using Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) word problems in inclusive settings. Baker discussed ways teachers can differentiate instruction in classrooms for varying mathematical abilities.

Gregory Cizek presented the opening keynote address at the annual meeting of the Michigan Educational Research Association in Frankenmuth, Mich., last week. His presentation was entitled "NextGen Assessment and Accountability: Innovations in Policy and Practice." The Michigan Educational Research Association is a state affiliate of the American Educational Research Association.

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