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Kelly Ryoo’s work featured in ‘Focus Carolina’ series

Kelly Ryoo’s research was the subject of the latest installment in the University’s “Focus Carolina” podcast series. The interview has aired on local radio station WCHL, on the station’s website and on UNC’s website. In the talk, Ryoo describes her work developing interactive tablet-based tools to help middle school students, particularly English language learners, learn about science.

‘Education 101’ course featured in podcast

As part of UNC's Thrive@Education initiative, the School of Education offers a two-hour credit course to help launch incoming students into successful college careers. In a podcast, faculty who teach the course -- "Education 101- First-Year Thriving" -- and students who have taken it talk about how helpful the course has been. Listen here.

Events recognize American Education Week

The newly formed School of Education Undergraduate Advisory Council is hosting a series of events this week to recognize American Education Week:

Monday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Council will host “Thank an Educator” tables in the Student Union Plaza allowing students the opportunity to write a note to share their appreciation for the faculty members, TAs, advisors, administrators and/or mentors who have had a positive impact on their educational experience at UNC.

Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Council will host a “Thank an Educator” table outside Peabody Hall.

Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Peabody 02. University Career Services will host a professional development workshop about “Building Your Brand,” helping students develop skills and confidence to “sell” themselves.

Thursday, 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Peabody Hall Lobby. A Coffee Break, offering students an opportunity to connect and share their ideas related to undergraduate student engagement.

Lori Edmonds chosen as Vice President/President-Elect of Carolina TESOL

Faculty member Lori Edmonds has been chosen to serve as Vice President/President-Elect of Carolina TESOL. Carolina TESOL is an affiliate of TESOL International Association, which works to advance the expertise of professionals who each English to speakers of other languages. Edmonds attended the Carolina TESOL conference in Asheville last week, making a presentation entitled “Language Learning Through Digital Storytelling.”

In the media: Doctoral student James Sadler quoted in Chalkbeat

James Sadler, a doctoral student in Policy, Leadership and School Improvement, is quoted in an article on the Chalkbeat website about KIPP schools’ efforts to adopt “restorative justice” disciplinary practices. Sadler describes existing research that shows that restorative justice practices can lower suspension rates when there is buy-in from the school’s educators.

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. Please consider taking some time to donate.

Publications, presentations, etc.

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

Eileen Parsons. “State of Black Faculty at UNC.” Panel hosted by UNC Pioneers at the UNC Black Alumni Reunion, Nov. 4. Chapel Hill

Robert Carr. (November, 2018). Bridging research and policy in the field of early childhood education: SRCD’s Pre-Doctoral State Policy Fellowship in Early Learning. Invited presentation at the Developmental Lunch series in the Department of Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Kayley Lyons, Lana M. Minshew, and Jacqueline E. McLaughlin (2018). Response to Student and School-level Predictors of Pharmacy Residency Attainment. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: Volume 82, Issue 8, Article 7320.

Jerry Wilson. “Student Perspectives on the Confederate Monument.” Panel hosted by UNC Pioneers at the UNC Black Alumni Reunion, Nov. 4. Chapel Hill.

American Educational Studies Association conference

Following is a list of presentations made by School of Education faculty, doctoral students and some recent doctoral graduates at the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Educational Studies Association, Nov. 7-11 in Greenville, S.C.:

Brian Gibbs. In the Shadow of the Base: Teaching War to the Children of Soldiers During the 2016 Presidential Election

Sherick Hughes, panel discussion chair. Who are we? Developing scholarly identity through lived experience

Alison LaGarry. Emergent Syllabi: Fluidity and Co-Construction in Sociology of Education

Sean David Hernandez Adkins. An autoethnography of failure: Harmful teaching and the precarity of education for liberation

Sean David Hernandez Adkins, Lucia Iraida Mock Muñoz de Luna. Decolonizing the Methods Section: Rage, Respect, and Refusal

Elizabeth Marie Allen, Shelby Eden Dawkins-Law, Cheryl Matias. Black body, White eyes: Theorizing the White Gaze as Psychological Assault

Ashley Summer Boyd, Jeanne Dyches. Complicating Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Equity: Case Studies of Social Justice Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (SJPACK)

Danbi Choe. The difference between parents and children perception of parental support on Children’s self-regulated learning strategies and academic achievement

Timothy Conder. Fostering Great Awakenings: Engaging Fundamentalist Legacies in Social Justice Education

Timothy Conder. "Converted": The Identity Construction of an Educator-Activist

Emily L. Freeman, Timothy Conder. I’m (Not) In the Canon: Imagining a New Future for Social Theory in Education

Meghan Harter, W. David Scales. Exploring Student-Centered School Reform: Career and Technical Education, Place-Based Education and Student Advocacy

Joseph D. Hooper, Jeremy Godwin. Critical Orientations: Psychogeography, Dérive and Undergraduate Education

Stephanie Konle. Engaging Our Difficult Histories and the Difficult Histories We Teach

Soojin Lee. Good Student Game: How It Affected Myself as a Learner and a Teacher

Soojin Lee.Teachers’ Social Construction of Struggling Reader: A Collective Case Study

Carlos Lavin, Lucia Iraida Mock Muñoz de Luna, Tommy Ender. Pedagogy of Refugios: Creating Critical Spaces in Primarily White Institutions

Lucia Iraida Mock Muñoz de Luna, Kathryn Jones, Bylasan Ahmad, Hadil Deeb. Re-imagining Education and Futures in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

Daniel Afzal, Carlos Lavin, Lucia Iraida Mock Muñoz de Luna, Tommy Ender. Xarlas and globalization: How intentional conversations can create curricula of defiance in times of crisis

Cassandra Quinn. Reimagining Mathematics Education: Questioning the Current Classroom

Esmeralda Rodriguez. Mujerista Youth Literacies: Race, Gender, and (Counter)Surveillance on the New Latinx South

Christoph Stutts. The fragments and the whole of evasive national history: The place of white supremacy in textbooks and the implications for teaching

Wenyang Sun. Learning across Borders: An Analysis of Transnational Lives of Asian Immigrant Children in Children’s Literature

Wenyang Sun, Jungmin Kwon. Towards a Critical Transnational Curriculum: Representation of Cultures, Identities, and Transnational Experiences in Heritage Language Textbooks

Shizhan Yuan. Developing Students’ Cultural Understandings in the Dual Language Immersion(DLI) Program

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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