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Guest speaker: Paula McAvoy, 5 p.m., Unks Lecture Hall

TuesdayGuest speakers: Claus Krieger & Andreas Bonnet , 12:20p.m., Peabody 201C
IPEP event: Screening of film ‘Resilience,’ 5:30 p.m., School of Social Work
FridaySEAES Conference Open Mic, 6-8 p.m., PIT Comedy Club
SaturdaySoutheastern Association of Educational Studies Conference, 9 a.m., Peabody 02
Eileen Parsons chosen as president-elect of National Association for Research in Science Teaching

Eileen Parsons, professor of science education, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Parsons will assume the role of president-elect in April, serving in that position for one year before becoming president of NARST. After serving for one year as president, she will serve for another year as immediate past president. Parsons has been a member of NARST for 22 years and has been active with the organization, serving as a conference coordinator, on various NARST committees and recently as a member of NARST’s Board of Directors.

Guest speaker Paula McAvoy to talk today about ethics of steering discussions

Paula McAvoy, assistant professor of social studies education at NC State’s College of Education, will give a talk today at 5 p.m. entitled “The Ethics of Steering Classroom Discussions.” The talk, part of the Ethics Across the Disciplines Lecture Series sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics, will explore whether teachers are ever justified in steering discussions of moral and political controversy. McAvoy is co-author of “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education,” which was awarded the 2016 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award and the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Education. The talk will be held in the Unks Lecture Hall, Room 104, with refreshments being served.

Guest speakers to discuss Hamburg collaborations on Tuesday

Two guests from the University of Hamburg will visit the School of Education, speaking on Tuesday about collaborations with the School of Education. Claus Krieger, vice dean for research, graduate education and internationalization, and Andreas Bonnet, professor of teaching English as a foreign language, will give a presentation entitled “Across the Atlantic! - Existing Projects and Future Possibilities for Joint Research between Hamburg and Chapel Hill.” The presentation will begin at 12:20 p.m. in Peabody 201C. Lunch will be provided.

IPEP event on Tuesday to explore the biology of stress

The Interprofessional Education and Practice collaboration is holding a screening of the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope” on Tuesday. The film, hosted by the School of Social Work, will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the School’s auditorium. Pizza will be served and the film will be followed by a discussion. RSVP here. The IPEP initiative, of which the School of Education is a part, is aimed at creating collaborations between professional schools to help faculty and students develop multi-disciplinary learning and collaboration.

SEAES conference being held this week; opens with open mic on Friday

The 2019 Southeastern Association of Educational Studies (SEAES) conference will be held this week, with the theme “Student Safety and Well-Being: Shifting the Narratives.” The conference, hosted by the Graduate Student Association, features presentations of research by graduate students and others. The conference kicks off with an open mic on Friday, starting at 6 p.m., at the PIT Chapel Hill Comedy Club at 462 W. Franklin Street. Entrance is free, with cash bar available. Anyone interested in sharing a story, reading, poem, or song can sign up in advance via email ( or phone, 919-627-8011. Day-of sign-ups start at 6 p.m. at the club. The conference begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, in Peabody Hall. More information is here.

Alumnus Jason Sheets wins school award

Alumnus Jason Sheets, who completed the master’s program in School Counseling last year, has received the Exceptional Children's Student Services Award at McDougle Middle School in Chapel Hill. Sheets is the 8th Grade Counselor at the school.

Publications, presentations, etc.

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

Sherick Hughes is giving a talk Tuesday titled "Causation Fallacy 2.0: Revisiting ‘the myth and math of affirmative action’ in undergraduate admissions" as part of a Duke University Race Workshop.

Bryan, J., Griffin, Dana, Kim, J., Griffin, D. M., & Young, A. (2019). School counselor leadership in school-family-community partnerships: An equity-focused partnership process model for moving the field forward (pp. 265-287). In S. Sheldon, and T. Turner-Vorbeck(Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on Family, School, and Community Relationships in Education. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Lys, D.B., Stapleton, J. N., Cuthrell, K., Fogarty, E. A., & Tschida, C. M. (2019). Constellations of edTPA Data Use: Strategies for Educator Preparation Programs. In K. Winter, H. Pinter, & M. Watson (Eds.), Performance-Based Assessment in 21st Century Teacher Education (pp. 21-41). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-8353-0.ch002

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