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Recent News & Events
Discover what’s happening with the non-profits in our community in 2013-2014!
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. View more upcoming events and previous presentations >
- April 15, 2014 - Combat Stress in Life of Military Students in Schools
Kathy Askins, School Liaison - Camp LeJeune USMC
- April 22, 2014 - Lisa Buchanan
Current Issues in Teaching MAT Class collaborates with Watson Colleagues, NEA Representatives and former New Hanover County School Board members.
- April 23,2014 - Erika Merriman
Creator of Oasis NC serving Students with Autism- Collaborates with Dr.Crystalyn Schnorr and EDN 319 class - “Meeting the Needs of Special Education in Elementary”
- April 24, 2014 - Paul Cuadros Seminar- Watson CE collaborates with Office of Centro-Hispano
Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications at UNCC– A Home on the Field Room-Book Discussion and Reception
6:00pm- EB162- sign up with firstname.lastname@example.org
- April 25, 2014-Watson Collaborates with BFSA: Black Faculty Forum
Navigating Challenging Waters: Achieving Success in the Academy -
8:30am-4:00pm - EB162
For additional information, please contact Deloris Rhodes, Outreach Liaison at 910-962-7256 • email@example.com
Join the LGBTQIA Resource Office for a Safe Zone training this semester!
UNCW's Safe Zone is a training program designed to help campus allies foster an atmosphere of support and safety for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning population, including students, faculty and staff. The mission of Safe Zone is to identify, educate and support allies. This will allow allies and UNCW to: provide a comfortable environment for all members of the UNCW community, to encourage an atmosphere free of homophobia and heterosexism and to advocate with and for the LGBTQI community. Our purpose is to provide a setting of appreciation, affirmation, and information for and about the LBGTQI community.
- Safe Zone for faculty/staff attendance (graduate students welcome)
- Friday, April 11th from 2-5pm in Education Building 306
RSVP to Amy Schlag at firstname.lastname@example.org
All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join us for lunchtime presentations throughout our fall and spring semesters.
Our next presentation is
- April 16, 2014 - TBD
Which way home?: Examining immigration using documentary film
Lisa Buchanan and Jeremy Hilburn
UNCW's Watson College of Education Proposal Wins $50,000!
Wilmington, NC (February 11, 2014) - The University of North Carolina Wilmington’sWatson College of Education Beginning Teaching Matters Project (BT Matters), won a $50,000 grant, the University announced today. The award, Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation in Education, was presented to the Watson team this morning at the annual Emerging Issues Forum held in Raleigh.
BT Matters seeks to address issues of teacher retention by immersing beginning teachers in the culture of their local community and providing them with a community-based network of support.
Internationalizing Education Conference
As part of the iWeek festivities at UNCW we invite you to join the Watson College of Education International Committee for this conference featuring faculty and student presentations from a variety of units on campus.
Drs. Robert Smith and Scott Imig have gathered survey information concerning attitudes about the state of education in North Carolina from over 600 practicing educators and administrators. View the full report, "Listening to Those on the Front Lines: North Carolina Teachers and Administrators Respond to State Legislative Changes," here > You can also see an additional story about the survey from The News & Observer, "Urgent wake-up call from NC teachers" >
On Oct. 17, the Watson College hosted a legislative forum on the state of education in North Carolina. Panelists included state Reps. Ted Davis and Susi Hamilton, state Sen. Thom Goolsby; Dr. Edward Pruden, superintendent for Brunswick County Schools; Julie Kowal, executive director of CarolinaCAN and Bob Etheridge, former NC legislator and state superintendent of public instruction. The panel was moderated by Frances Weller of WECT, Gina Gambony of UNCW and WHQR and Robert Smith of the Watson College of Education. View the entire 2 hour discussion of issues including teacher pay, teacher tenure, the Common Core curriculum, pre-kindergarten programs and vouchers for private school tuition here >
Please also see news articles resulting from discussions at the forum:
- PDS University-School Partnership Agreement Signing
View photos of the ceremony > or Read the WECT article >
- WCE Alumni & Partnership Teachers Receive Awards
- CESTEM Gets the Grants!
- Students Graduate from the Youthbuild Program at UNCW
- Duplin County Pilots Self-Mentoring Program in District
- ELMS hosts "Response to Instruction and English Language Learners: National, State and Local Issues"
- Students Attend Poetry Workshop and Slam Events
- Portrait Unveiling of Dr. Cathy Barlow