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The 2014 April Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up for Spring? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online.



Spring 2014 Graduation Information
Congratulations to all of our 2014 Graduates! Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the Watson College of Education will take place on Friday, May 9th. A reception will be held in the Education Building Atrium at 3pm, then commencement will take place at 5:30pm in Trask Coliseum. Learn more >


Connecting the Community Non-Profits with Student Learning and Community Outreach - April 22, 2014, "Current Issues in Teaching", MAT Class collaborates with Watson Colleagues, NEA Representatives and former New Hanover County School Board members. 5-6pm- EB 387
WCE faculty, staff, and students are invited to meet the local non-profits through a presentation series highlighting successful theories, practical applications, and service learning/volunteerism in our community. Learn more >

Education Living Learning Community

Education Living-Learning Community Accepting Applications
The Watson College of Education Living-Learning Community (ELLC) provides first-year education majors a residential learning community that supports academic, social, and educational development. ELLC participants will have the opportunity to live with other pre-education majors, attend seminars together, connect with Watson faculty and staff, and have education field experiences prior to being admitted into the Watson College of Education. Students will engage in various activities on and off campus that explore cultural diversity, educational growth, and establish lifelong friends. An online ELLC application can be obtained from, application deadline is May 1st.

Brown Bag Series

3rd Annual WCE Scholarship Brown Bag Series
All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join us for lunchtime presentations throughout our fall and spring semesters. Archived presentations are available online >


Michael Apple

WCE Speaker Series - Michael Apple, "Is This Really Democratic? Understanding and Challenging Misguided Reforms in Education"
Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has written extensively on the politics of educational reform and on the relationship between culture and power. View the March 17, 2014 presentation >

Academic Literacy for English Language Learners

Academic Literacy for English Language Learners, June 16, 2014
The ELMS Project will be hosting a workshop for Academic Literacy for English Language Leaners, with renowned speakers David & Yvonne Freeman. Register by Monday, June 9, 2014. Learn more >

Writing Conference for Educators

2nd Annual UNCW Writing Conference for Educators - June 21-23, 2014
This year we have based the strands on the NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing from the Writing Study Group, 2004, and the Common Core Standards for Writing, Language, and Speaking and Listening. Learn more >


New Online Teaching and Learning Program Begins Summer 2014!
The Watson College of Education is now accepting applications for a new post-baccalaureate certificate in Online Teaching and Learning. The 18-credit hour program is designed to meet growing demand from K-12 schools, universities and businesses for professionals with the knowledge and skills to design, develop, implement, manage and evaluate effective online and blended learning programs. Learn more >

WCE Student Leaders

Become a Watson College Student Leader!!
Watson wants dedicated and enthusiatic individuals who are passionate about teaching and want to represent the Watson College through leadership, professionalism, and service of the past, present and future WCE Alumni! Learn more >

Alumni Update

Alumni - Update Your Information
As a valued member of the Seahawk family, we want to learn more about the areas of the university that are most important to you. Please take a moment to review your contact information and make any changes by visiting

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Retirement Reception for Dr. Maurice M. Martinez

3pm in Education Building

Connecting the Community Non-Profits - Current Issues in Teaching

5pm in EB 387

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Connecting the Community Non-Profits - Oasis NC, serving Students with Autism

9am in EB 214

WCE College Meeting

3pm in EB 162

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Coffee and Conversation

9:30am in 3rd Floor Lounge Area

STAR - Creating Classroom Websites

10am in EB

ELMS & Connecting the Community Non-Profits - Paul Cuadros Seminar

6pm in EB 162

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Connecting the Community Non-Profits - Black Faculty Forum Navigating Challenging Waters: Achieving Success in the Academy

8:30am in EB 162

WCE Field Day

12pm at Recreation Fields behind the Student Rec Center 

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Digital Story Telling Contest

9am in EB 162

STAR Presentation

9:30am in EB 226

May 1

Razor Walker Awards

6:30pm in Burney Center

Deadline for ELLC Applications

Watch a welcome video from Dean Teitelbaum

Education Building Reservation Form

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