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#TeachingMatters: PDS National Teacher Appreciation Day Initiative, May 3

Teaching Matters#TeachingMatters is a Watson College of Education Professional Development System (PDS) initiative for National Teacher Appreciation Day. This Twitter campaign is an opportunity to spread awareness about “why teaching matters” in an effort to encourage young people and career changers to consider teaching as a profession.

On Tuesday, May 3, UNCW students, faculty and staff, along with our school and community partners, are encouraged to post 10-second videos or written messages to a common Twitter hashtag explaining why teaching matters and, ultimately, thanking a teacher for National Teacher Appreciation Day!

Twitter posts should use the hashtags:

Reflections on Belize - May 5

belize flagStudents  on the spring 2016 trip to Belize will return Wilmington on April 30. Our annual Red Carpet event will be held Thursday, May 5, at 5 pm in Watson College of Education, Room 162. Students will showcase their documentaries, an in-depth study of Belize, that evening. Please join us as we celebrate this amazing experience with students and their families with their documentaries and light refreshments.

Watson College of Education Announces 2016 Razor Walker Award Winners

razor walkerEach year, the Watson College of Education presents the Razor Walker Awards to individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice have made a difference in the lives of young people. The awards, named in recognition of the “razor’s edge” that recipients walk to support education and youth, have been presented to advocates from education, government, business and community organizations since 1993. The Razor Walker Award ceremony was was April 18 at 6:30pm in the Burney Center. Read more >

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