News & Announcements
Study Newcomer Education in the Netherlands - June 15-25, 2017
This 10-day trip will highlight P-12 education and teacher training, specifically focusing on newcomer education in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is recognized as one of the world leaders in providing education to refugee and immigrant children and families. Program travelers will stay in central Amsterdam and visit schools, higher education institutions, and historic sites in cities such as Utretcht and Zwolle, as well as meet with Dutch educational policy advocacy groups. Travelers will tour the Amsterdam canals, the Anne Frank House, the Dutch Resistance Museum, and other World War II sites. They will also be able to tour the famous Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House, and Van Gogh Museum, and have the option to visit the unforgettable cities of Delft, Haarlem, Rotterdam, and The Hague. Learn more >
Students are eligible to apply for this program if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Degree or non-degree seeking student
• Good judicial standing
• 2.50+ GPA at time of application
• Junior standing by June 2017 and graduate students in any college
• As well as educators/administrators in the Watson College of Education professional partnership
Dean Dempsey Featured on First Episode of Education Matters
Watson College Dean Van Dempsey was a guest on the first episode of “Education Matters,” a weekly television program created by the Public School Forum of North Carolina. The show, which aired Oct. 2 on WRAL-TV, focused on the state’s teacher pipeline. WCE’s Watson Student Leaders helped Dean Dempsey gather student perspectives on the topic and word clouds were created to provide a visualization of student responses. Learn more >
PDS 2016-2017 Combined Calendar
2016 begins a new cycle of partnership for WCE and our surrounding school districts. In June we celebrated the signing of our 2015-2018 PDS school-university partnership agreements. We are looking forward to three more years of continued collaboration with our surrounding 12 school districts and two charter schools! With the close of the last partnership cycle, two distinct PDS initiatives came to end. In the coming weeks, our office will share information regarding the continuation of these revised programs: Master Teachers and Partnership in Action. Over the summer, revisions to these programs were made based on faculty, PDS partner, and PDS Advisory Board feedback. We are excited to share these opportunities for faculty to work more intensely with teachers and administrators in our partnership schools!
Second, as you may know, each year our office works to create a combined calendar reflecting important dates for each district/school in our partnership. The combined calendar is downloadble, but can also be accessed using the link below. You will also notice that this page on our PDS website provides easy access to all district-specific calendars in our partnership. http://www.uncw.edu/ed/pds/indexcalendar.html
As a reminder, the PDS office continues to send Friday Updates to our school partners every other week via email. If you have items you would like to share during the spring semester, please contact Somer Lewis at email@example.com.
UNCW Employee Discount Website
Be sure to check out the UNCW Employee Discount website to see the latest in discounts. Some of the latest additions include: Ann Taylor Loft, Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, J Crew, La Bella Forma, New York & Co., S. Burke Jewelry, Costco and Sam's Club.
UNCW employees also get a discount at Brixx Pizza, Carolina Alehouse, Chris's Cosmic Kitchen, Fat Tony's, Foster's Grille, The George, Just Because Chocolates, Islands Grille, South n' France, Texas Roadhouse, Trolly Stop and more.
Check the site to see all the great discounts that are offered exclusively to UNCW employees. To suggest businesses that you would like to see in the program or to submit the names of businesses interested in participating e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.