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Fen English nominated for Brock Prize

Fen English, the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, has been nominated for the Brock International Prize in Education. Each year the Brock Prize recognizes an individual who has made a specific innovation or contribution to the science and art of education, resulting in a significant impact on the practice or understanding of the field. This year there are nine nominees. English was nominated for his work as the founder of the curriculum management audit, which enables schools to systematically improve student achievement by designing internal organizational linkages that align curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Over four decades, the curriculum management audit has been performed in over 400 school districts and three foreign countries.

Jeff Greene has book published

Jeff Greene, associate professor of learning sciences and psychological studies, has a new book out: “Self-Regulation in Education.” In the book Greene covers the fundamentals of self-regulation, explanations of its uses, and advice for best application. It’s designed for education courses that include self-regulation in the curriculum and is intended to be helpful for education researchers and both pre- and in-service teachers. The book is part of Routledge’s Ed Psych series. Learn more about the book here.

Michael Little, Lora Cohen-Vogel study discussed in EdWeek article

A study by Policy, Leadership and School Improvement doctoral student Michael Little and faculty member Lora Cohen-Vogel was included in an Education Week story about practices that help ease children’s adjustment to school. The study, published in AERA Open, examined the types of transition practices that schools use to ease children’s adjustment to formal schooling. It found a modest increase over the last several years in the number of transition practices that schools offer children and their families, but that fewer of these practices are offered in schools serving traditionally underserved students.

Lateral entry program featured in EdNC column

A new program for lateral entry teachers being launched by the School of Education and NC State’s College of Education is the focus of a column published by EdNC. The column was written by SOE’s Diana Lys and NC State’s Michael Maher, two of the organizers of the new program. The column describes the program, and how it is intended to help the growing number of lateral entry teachers in North Carolina. The column is here. Meanwhile, the program is now accepting applications and launches in October. More details are here.

Friday’s ‘Learn by Doing’ symposium available online

A video of the “Learn by Doing: A Symposium on Experiential Education” event held on Friday is available for viewing online on the SOE Facebook page. The event featured discussions by people from around campus centered on experiential education. The keynote address was by Tom James, former dean of the School of Education and now provost of Teachers College at Columbia University. You may view the event here.

School hosting ‘Carolina Educational Leadership Summit’ Sept. 23

The School of Education will host a “Carolina Educational Leadership Summit next month, bringing together faculty researchers, school superintendents, legislators and policymakers, corporate and foundation representatives to discuss challenges in education. The event is designed to identify strengths from among represented groups that can be applied against challenges facing schools today. The event will be held on Sept. 23 at the FedEx Global Center.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Deekens, V. M., Greene, J. A. and Lobczowski, N. G. (2017), Monitoring and depth of strategy use in computer-based learning environments for science and history. Educational Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjep.12174

Michael Little, doctoral student in Policy, Leadership, and School Improvement, has a forthcoming article – Kindergarten Transition Practices and Student Achievement: Revisiting the Issue – in the Elementary School Journal about the relationship between kindergarten transition practices and student achievement outcomes in kindergarten.

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Events

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Undergraduate Info Session
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Peabody Hall, Room 104

Thursday, Sept. 14

Graduate Student Info Session
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Peabody Hall, Room 104

Saturday, Sept. 23

Carolina Educational Leadership Summit
Time TBD
FedEx Global Education Center

Saturday, Sept. 30

Open House
9:00a.m. - Noon
Peabody Hall, Room 104