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Education Job Fair being held Wednesday

Student interested in working in a school system are invited to the Education Job Fair on Wednesday. Students can meet with representatives from city and county school systems from nationwide that are recruiting for educators. Participating school systems are listed here. This event is open to anyone interested in teaching. The event is being held in Great Hall in the Student Union, from 9 a.m. to noon. No pre-registration is required to attend. The event is co-sponsored by University Career Services and the School of Education.

Ellen Peisner-Feinberg of FPG presenting Wednesday on N.C. Pre-K effectiveness

Ellen Peisner-Feinberg, senior scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, will give a talk entitled "Evaluation of the N.C. Pre-K Program: Research to Policy." The talk will be held in Peabody 220, starting at 4 p.m. and is part of the Education Policy Colloquium Series. Peisner-Feinberg has conducted the evaluation of the N.C. Pre-K program (formerly known as "More at Four") since its inception in 2001-2002. She will present key findings from studies of program characteristics, classroom quality, and child outcomes, and discuss the implications of the research findings for policy. Light refreshments will be served.

GSA Brown Bag on Thursday explores collaboration opportunities

The Graduate Student Association will hold a GSA Brown Bag on Thursday in which graduate students from all School of Education programs are invited to talk about their work with the aim of seeking research collaborations. The event will be held in Room 310 and run from 11 a.m. to noon. Food will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to register here.

Alumna Angie Scioli featured in documentary about teaching

Angie Panel Scioli (A.B.Ed. '93, MAT '00) is the subject of a new documentary that explores the life of being a teacher today in North Carolina. “Teacher of the Year” premiered last week. The film documents Scioli’s struggles to balance work-life demands and takes a look at how education policy changes have affected her and her work. Scioli teaches at Leesville High School in Raleigh. Scioli was interviewed by WUNC-FM’s “The State of Things” program and the film was the subject of an article in The Atlantic magazine.

Student Emily Shepherd wins grant to present research

Student Emily Dickenson Shepherd has received a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research to support her attendance and presentation of research she conducted in School of Education courses. Shepherd’s research was conducted in Suzanne Gulledge’s education minor capstone course, resulting in a paper entitled “Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Push-in and Pull-out Methods of ESL Instruction.” The paper seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of two methods of English as a Second Language instruction: push-in and pull-out, evaluating which method has more of an empirical base in the existing scholarship and to evaluate what aspects of each method contribute to the language and reading development of Spanish-speaking English Language Learners. The grant will support presenting the paper at the annual North Carolina Middle Level Association this week.

Latin@ Education Research Hub hosts Cammarota talks March 23

Julio Cammarota, faculty member at Iowa State University's School of Education, will give a March 23 talk entitled "Participatory Action Research Between Worlds (Entre Mundos): Locating the Third Space of Critical Consciousness." His talk is hosted by the Latin@ Education Research Hub. Cammarota will also participate in a roundtable discussion at 5 p.m. that day at the Campus Y, in the Anne Queen Lounge.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Keith Sawyer gave a talk at Rice University as part of the university’s “Creativity Up Close” lecture series. Sawyer’s Feb. 28 talk was entitled “The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity,” based on his book “Zig Zag.”

Martinez, R. R., Dye, C, & Gonzalez, L. M. (in press). A constructivist approach to preparing school counselors to work effectively in urban schools. The Urban Review. The article will be published in the November 2017 issue of The Urban Review, Volume 49, Number 4.

Baker, S., Foxx, S., Akcan, P., Gavin, R., Ashraf, A., & Martinez, R. R. (in press). Psychometric properties of the career and college readiness self-efficacy inventory. VISTAS 2017. In this article, Martinez was responsible for the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA0, which was based on his dissertation and a recently published Career Development Quarterly article.

Baker, S., & Martinez, R. R. (2017, February). Understanding and enhancing career and college readiness self-efficacy. Presenter at the North Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference, Durham, N.C.

Martinez, R. R. gave a talk in February: Career & Identity: Recognizing the Valuable Assets Diverse Identities Bring to the Workplace, at Elon University.

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Events

Wednesday, Mar. 8

Education Job Fair
9a.m. - noon
Great Hall, Student Union

Wednesday, Mar. 8

Education Policy Colloquium Series: Ellen Peisner-Feinberg 4 p.m.
Peabody 220

Thursday, Mar. 9

GSA Brown Bag: Student Collaborations
11 a.m.
Peabody 310

Thursday, Mar. 23

Julio Cammarota lecture
12:30p.m.
Peabody 02

Thursday, Mar. 23

Julio Cammarota roundtable discussion
5 p.m.
Campus Y, Anne Queen Lounge

Saturday, Mar. 25

Let's Talk Racism Conference
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
School of Education, NCCU

Saturday, Apr. 1

20th SEAES Conference
All Day
Peabody Hall