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2015 WCE Public Speaker Series
Dr. Kenneth Cushner, Kent State University
The Challenge of Addressing the Intercultural Dimension in International Education
Kenneth Cushner, Professor of Multicultural and International Education at Kent State University, is author/editor of several books and articles in the field of intercultural education, including: Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach (8th ed., 2015); Intercultural Student Teaching: A Bridge to Global Competence (2007); Beyond Tourism: A Practical Guide to Meaningful Educational Travel (Rowman Littlefield, 2004); and Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide (2nd ed. 1996). Prior to his university appointment, he taught in schools in Switzerland, Australia and the United States, and has traveled with young people and teachers on all seven continents.
Poverty Simulations for Spring 2015
Faculty from the Watson College will provide two Poverty Simulations during the spring semester to help pre-service teachers build the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students.
This is the fifth year the program has been offered. To date, more than 1,500 UNCW students and community members have participated in the simulation, which provides an opportunity to get a glimpse into some of the challenges families living in poverty face every day.
Spring simulations will be offered on Wednesday, February 25 and Thursday, March 19. Both events will be held in Room 162 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Twenty volunteers are needed for each simulation. Students who have already participated are eligible to volunteer. Register here as a participant or volunteer.
***We are now full for participants for the session on Wednesday, February 25. The only way that students can now attend is by volunteering.
The PDS fall/winter newsletter is complete and can be viewed at http://www.uncw.edu/ed/pds/documents/FallNewsletter2014.pdf.
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.
Watson Meetings and Events for 2014-2015
Watson Research Group Meetings
The Watson Research Group would like to invite you to take part in our monthly WCE research group meetings! We want to encourage you that we provide a support group for educational research in any area at any stage. For example, we have helped each other improve study designs and instruments, look at data, work on paper drafts for submission, and work through revisions for resubmission. We have also put together conference proposals and shared information about journal issues and so forth. It's an hour well spent.
- Wednesday, December 3, 12:30-1:30, EB 385
Please consider joining us to (1) find resources and support with your research agenda and (2) offer the same to colleagues here in Watson.
All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join us for lunchtime presentations throughout our fall and spring semesters.
Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Dean's Office at 910-962-3354.
- Tuesday, September 16 - EB 337
Scott Imig and Bill Sterrett (EL)
“Green Ribbon Schools: Challenges, Benefits and Leadership Implications”
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- Thursday, October 23 - EB 162
Debbie Powell (EEMLS)
“Evolution and Revolution of Uni-SPIRE and the Universal Writing Continuum”
- Monday, November 17 - EB 337
Kosta Kyriacopoulos (EEMLS)
“Millenials and Race in the South”
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(starting at 12:30 – 1:30 PM)
- Wednesday, February 11 - Location TBD
Chuck Jurich (EEMLS)
“Unpacking Collaborative Multiple Authorship and New Literacies Writing Practices in an Elementary After-School Video Production Club”
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- Tuesday, April 14 - Location TBD
Somer Lewis (PDS) and Amy Garrett-Dikkers (EL)
“Online and Blended Learning for At-Risk Youth”
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.
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