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SOE educator-prep programs win re-accreditation

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has formally re-accredited the educator-preparation programs at the School of Education with no indicated areas of improvement, nor any stipulations. The re-accreditation comes after a year-long review and a multi-day site visit in February. The School’s initial-licensure level programs are accredited through Spring 2024.

NSF awards $1 million to project co-led by Kelly Ryoo

A project in which Kelly Ryoo, associate professor of learning sciences, is a co-principal investigator has won nearly $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation. This three-year project entitled “Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM ADVANCE)” aims to promote faculty mentoring for women and underrepresented groups in STEM at UNC-CH. The principal investigator on this project is Erin Malloy, director of the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Alumnus Patrick Miller named 2019 Superintendent of the Year

Patrick Miller (B.M.Ed. ’93), superintendent of Greene County Schools, has been named the 2019 A. Craig Phillips Superintendent of the Year. Miller, who is in his eleventh year as superintendent of Greene County Schools, was awarded the honor last week. Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in music education at Carolina in 1993 and went to work that year as a choral music and theatre arts teacher in his home county at Greene Central High School. He was named superintendent in 2008. As the state Superintendent of the Year, Miller will compete on the national level for Superintendent of the Year.

Eileen Parsons contributes to NAS report on science, engineering learning

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has published a consensus study report calling for improvements in the teaching of science and engineering. Faculty member Eileen Parsons was a member of the expert panel that produced the report. The report – Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12 – more systemically addresses the need to provide equity in teaching STEM subjects, an area of Parsons’s research and advocacy.

Stone, Domina making presentation today on writing

Faculty members Lynda Stone and Thad Domina will make a presentation about academic writing in the field of education today. The two will share tips and information about writing and revising manuscripts, and answer questions. Lunch from Panera will be provided. The talk will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Room 201C.

Guest speaker Dorothy Espelage to talk about school violence, bullying Nov. 29

Dorothy Espelage, a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida, will make a presentation entitled “School-based Violence & Bullying Prevention: Narrowing the research-to-practice gap on Nov. 29. Espelage is a member of the National Academy of Education and recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention Science. Over the last 22 years, she has authored more than 200 peer- reviewed articles, six edited books, and 70 chapters on bullying, homophobic teasing, sexual harassment, dating violence, and gang violence. She is a keynote speaker at the Summit on Student Safety and Wellbeing co-hosted by the School of Education Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

Teaching Fellows seeking donations to help Hurricane Florence victims

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Teaching Fellows have adopted Oxendine Elementary in Maxton, N.C. to help with Hurricane Florence relief. Many of the families continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and have asked for donations for the following: clothing (ages 4-12), non-perishable foods, coats, shoes, and personal hygiene products. Collection boxes will be located in Peabody Student Services and the 201 Suite.

Publications, presentations, etc.

Faculty members are noted in bold, graduate students/recent graduates with underline.

Halpin, Peter F., Wolf, Sharon, Yoshikawa, Hirokazu, Rojas, Natalia, Kabay, Sarah,Pisani, Lauren, Dowd, Amy Jo. (2018) Measuring early learning and development across cultures: Invariance of the IDELA across five countries. Developmental Psychology.

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Thursday, Nov. 29

Dorothy Espelage talk
Noon to 1:30p.m.
Peabody 02

Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1

Summit on Student Safety and Wellbeing
Friday Center