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School hosting CAEP accreditation site visit team this week

The School of Education is this week hosting its accreditation visit from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The accreditation visit is focusing on the initial teacher licensure programs—the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT), the UNC Baccalaureate in Science and Teaching (UNC BEST), and the K-12 Music Education program. The visit began Sunday and continues today and concludes on Tuesday. The schedule of events is available on the SOE’s CAEP Accreditation website.

Guest speaker Ernesto Panadero gives talk today on self-regulated learning

Ernesto Panadero, a researcher at the Developmental & Educational Psychology Department, at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, will give a talk today entitled "Educational Assessment and Self-Regulated Learning: What Research Tells Us about the Intersection of Both Fields." The talk will begin at noon in Peabody 02. Lunch is provided! More about his talk here.

HDFS Film Series event on Tuesday features documentary ‘13th’

The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) offers the next in its “Tar Heel Talk” film series on Tuesday with a showing of the documentary “13th.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Unks Lecture Hall, Peabody 104. The documentary, which received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary, examines practices that have led to mass incarceration of people of color since the ending of slavery.

Eileen Parsons contributes to discussion of materials for new science standards

Eileen Parsons, professor of science education, contributed to deliberations that are included in a document published this week by the National Academies of Science examining what needs to be included in instructional materials to support new science standards. The publication – “Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Proceedings of a Workshop” – documents a workshop discussion held in June. The workshop was part of a NAS-sponsored effort to guide development of new instructional materials for teaching science. Read more here.

Alumna Katie Baker wins mathematics award

Alumna Katie Baker, who completed her doctorate at the School of Education last year and now works as an assistant professor of education at Elon University, has been awarded a Service, Teaching and Research Fellowship through the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators! The STaR program supports early career mathematics educators working at colleges and universities. The STaR experience offers professional development opportunities, including a 2018 cohort institute in Park City, Utah and additional cohort meetings at the 2019 annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

School bags sought for refugee school children

The Graduate Student Association is asking for donations of school bags – backpacks or tote bags – for Nour International School, a school for refugee children in Lebanon. Bags should be in good condition and suitable for children ages 5-16. A collection box for the bags will be placed in the lobby. For more information, email

School to host Chris Dede talk on educational tech Feb. 20

The School of Education and MEITE program will host Chris Dede, the Timothy Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University, in February to give a talk entitled "Designing Educational Innovations to Achieve Scale." Dede’s research is aimed at developing new types of educational systems. Dede is a leader in mobile learning initiatives and has developed a widely used framework for scaling up educational innovations. His talk will be held on Feb. 20 at noon in Peabody 02.

SOE’s Professional Education series offers grant-writing discussion Feb. 26

The School of Education’s series of Professional Education talks for graduate students will offer a session on writing grant proposals on Feb. 26, with faculty members Jill Hamm and Harriet Able leading the discussion. Lunch will be provided. The session will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Peabody 02.

GSA moves conference and symposium to March 3

The School of Education’s Graduate Student Association has changed the date for its 2018 Graduate Research Conference and Symposium to March 3. Proposals for conference presentations are due Feb. 15. The event, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs to 12:30 p.m., will feature graduate student work. The theme for the event is “Education as Infrastructure.” More details are here.

James Anderson to give talk March 6 on history of African-American education

James Anderson, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education, and dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a guest lecture on the history of African-American education on March 6. Anderson is considered the foremost authority on the history of African American education in the South, the history of higher education desegregation, the history of public school desegregation, and the history of African American school achievement in the 20th century. He is giving several talks on campus during his visit. The March 6 event at the School of Education will be held at noon in Peabody 02.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Faculty member Cheryl Mason Bolick and doctoral student Christoph Stutts presented a session at the N.C. Council for Social Studies Education last week. The two co-presented with teachers from Halifax, Wake and Durham counties in a presentation entitled “Teaching the American South: Confronting a Legacy of White Supremacy.”

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Monday, Feb. 12

Ernesto Panadero, Ph.D. - "Educational Assessment and Self-Regulated Learning: What Research Tells Us about the Intersection of Both Fields”
Peabody 02

Tuesday, Feb. 13

HDFS Film Series: "13th"
Sonja Hayes Stone Center Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Chris Dede Talk
Peabody 02

Monday, Feb. 26

SOE Professional Education Session: Writing Grant Proposals
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Graduate Student Lunch with the Deans
11:30p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Peabody 02

Saturday, Mar. 3

2018 SOE Graduate Research Conference & Symposium
8:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Peabody Hall

Tuesday, Mar. 6

Guest Speaker: James Anderson
Peabody 02

Wednesday, Mar 14

SOE Staff Retreat
8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Rigmor House

Thursday, Mar 22

HDFS Film Series: "Bro Code"
Peabody 104