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Teaching Fellows application deadline Jan. 16

Students who wish to join the inaugural cohort of the new N.C. Teaching Fellows program are urged to submit applications ahead of the Jan. 16 deadline. The Teaching Fellows program offers forgivable loans up to $8,250 per year for students who commit to work as teachers. More details about the program, including a link to the application.

School hosting informational sessions for prospective students

The School of Education is hosting a series of informational sessions for prospective students in during the next few weeks. Two of the sessions – a Jan. 24 session for undergraduates and a Jan. 25 session for prospective graduate students – will be held at Peabody Hall. Other sessions are online. More information and links to register are located here.

CAEP information available online

Resources associated with the upcoming CAEP re-accreditation process are available online. The CAEP self-study report and a blog with information about the upcoming re-accreditation visit are available to assist faculty in preparing for the visit. Visit the SOE Assessment and Accreditation page here.

Former faculty member Kate Gallagher named to U of Nebraska post

Former faculty member Kathleen Gallagher has been named director or research and evaluation at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska. Gallagher spent 13 years in Chapel Hill, as a clinical assistant professor at the School of Education and as a research scientist at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. More about the appointment is here.

In the media: Eric Houck column explores school funding policy

Faculty member Eric Houck writes about the need for North Carolina to change its school funding model in an opinion column published by the News & Observer. In the column, Houck describes how North Carolina uses a “position-based” funding model and outlines some of the flaws in the model. The General Assembly has indicated it is prepared to examine whether the model needs to be modified, and Houck suggests that it’s important that an examination occurs and efforts made to improve the funding structure.

In the media: Jeff Greene explores learning myths

Faculty member Jeff Greene appeared on WUNC’s “The State of Things” program and discussed some common myths about how best to learn. In the interview, Greene described methods that have been proven to help students learn new material.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Waight N., Abd-El-Khalick F. (2018) Technology, Culture, and Values: Implications for Enactment of Technological Tools in Precollege Science Classrooms. In: Dori Y., Mevarech Z., Baker D. (eds) Cognition, Metacognition, and Culture in STEM Education. Innovations in Science Education and Technology, vol 24. Springer.

La'Tara Osborne-Lampkin, Lora Cohen-Vogel, Li Feng, Jerry Wilson. (2017, Dec) “Researching Collective Bargaining Agreements: Building Conceptual Understanding in an Era of Declining Union Power.” Educational Policy.

Doctoral student Wonkyung Jang made an presentation for the 79th National Council on Family Relations conference in Orlando titled "Scandi-Daddy and Confucian-Father in Early Childhood Education and Care: Father Involvement in Norway and South Korea from Cross-Cultural Perspectives." The study examined 192 fathers (South Korea: 96, Norway: 96) of three- to five- year old children enrolled in an early care and education program. He also presented the quantitative part of this research for the 27th European Early Childhood Education Research Association conference in Bologna and won a Graduate Transportation Grant Award of $1,000 from the Graduate School Fellowship Office to support the trip.

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Thursday, Jan. 18

Online MAT Info Session
Register Here

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Undergraduate Programs Info Session
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Peabody Hall

Thursday, Jan. 25

Graduate programs Info Session
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Peabody Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 31

MSA Program Info Session
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 1

MEDX Program Info Session
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Chris Dede Talk
Peabody 02