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Dorothy Espelage talk, Noon, Peabody Hall 02

ThursdaySummit on Student Safety and Wellbeing, 2p.m., Friday Center
FridaySummit on Student Safety and Wellbeing, 8:30a.m., Friday Center
Guest speaker Dorothy Espelage to talk about school violence, bullying Thursday

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 Thursday. 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 on Friday and Saturday.

School co-hosting Summit on Student Safety and Wellbeing this week

The School of Education is co-hosting a summit on Friday and Saturday designed to engage people from a variety of contexts on questions around student safety and well-being. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is among the introductory speakers, with keynote addresses by Ron Avi Astor and Dorothy Espelage. Other participants include legislators, researchers, school system administrators, teachers, students, counselors and others.

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.

Grant to strengthen Hamburg partnership

The UNC School of Education’s MAT program will partner with the UNC Center for European Studies (CES) to strengthen the partnership with the University of Hamburg, Germany. Over the next four years, due to funds received by CES through the Title VI program of the U.S. Department of Education, the MAT program will be able to hire a research assistant to develop, organize, support, and evaluate the exchange program. While the Hamburg students are in Chapel Hill, the School will host workshops, visits to local schools, and teacher mentoring sessions to allow both UNC and Hamburg students to learn from one another and from in-service teachers. In addition, CES will support curriculum development to add European pedagogical models into School of Education courses as well as faculty travel to Europe. The partnership is intended to provide a global experience for MAT students, preparing them to teach with a global mindset in their own classrooms.

Publications, presentations, etc.

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Kelly Ryoo was invited to present as a panelist in the Plenary Session on "Leveraging Technology to Support Diverse Learners" at the 2018 National Academy of Education (NAEd) annual meeting.

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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