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#TeachingMatters: PDS National Teacher Appreciation Day Initiative

Teaching Matters#TeachingMatters was a Watson College of Education Professional Development System (PDS) initiative for National Teacher Appreciation Day. This Twitter campaign was 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, were 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!

You can find these postings on our Facebook page and our Twitter!

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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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