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2015 WCE Public Speaker Series

CushnerFrances O’Connell Rust, University of Pennsylvania

The Problem IS the Practice: Defining Teacher Education in a Social Media Revolution

Frances O’Connell Rust is a Senior Fellow and Director of Teacher Education programs at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and Professor Emeritus, New York University Steinhardt School of Education.

Her awards include the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award (1985), the Association of Teacher Educators’ award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education (2001) and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators’ Outstanding Teacher Educator Award (2008).


Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
4:15-4:45 p.m. – Reception in the McNeill Hall Lobby
5-6:30 p.m. – Lecture and Q&A in the McNeill Lecture Hall (Room 1005)


Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Education Building, Room 162
9:30-10:30 a.m. – Open Discussion with Faculty/Staff
10:50-11:50 a.m. – Open discussion with Students

The Public Speaker Series event is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and community members.

poverty2015 Fall Poverty Simulations

Faculty from the Watson College will provide two Poverty Simulations during the fall semester. This is the seventh year the program has been offered. To date, more than 2,000 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.

The Simulation is to be taken seriously and requires your attendance at the session for the entire time (2.5 hours). All Simulations are held on-site, at the University, in the Watson College of Education Building. The Simulation gives you a brief glimpse into some of the challenges families face who are living in poverty.

You can volunteer if you have already completed a simulation, otherwise, indicate that you are a participant. Please consider volunteering in a future simulation. Thank you.

  • Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30-8pm
  • Wednesday, November 18 from 5:30-8pm

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GradNation Wilmington Regional Community Summit

Dropout Prevention CoalitionOn December 1, 2015 we are hosting the GradNation Wilmington Regional Community Summit convened by UNCW’s Watson College of Education Dropout Prevention Coalition. This event is one of 100 GradNation Community Summits, sponsored by America’s Promise Alliance as part of the GradNation Campaign, with generous support from AT&T. America’s Promise’s goal for the community summits is to fuel local collaborative action to increase high school graduation rates.

Like our previous dropout prevention events, the focus is on awareness of solutions and what is working. At the heart of this work will be the Five Promises, the wraparound services that dramatically increase a young person’s chance of success: caring adults, safe places, an effective education, a healthy start and opportunities to help others. This event is absolutely free but you will have to register to make sure there is a seat saved for you. We expect teams of educators, non-profit and community organizations as well as parents, students, business and community members. The goal is to learn about successful programs in the region and develop action plans for area school districts.

Date and Time: December 1, 2015, 9 am- 4 pm
Place: Education Building Room 162
Lunch will be provided

To find out more about GradNation Summits: http://www.americaspromise.org/program/gradnation-community-summits

Brown Bag SeriesAnnual 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 sessions available online >


WCE Receives Outstanding Reaccreditation Report

NCATEThe Watson College of Education is proud to announce results of its 2013-14 reaccreditation review by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The college has received full approval of all undergraduate and graduate level teacher preparation programs, having met six rigorous standards set by the professional education community. Learn more >

UNCW earns Carnegie Community Engagement classification, with Watson being included as a major contributor to community involvement! We've also been ranked #35 out of 179 universities in the US News and World Report rankings for Best Online Programs in Education (Graduate).

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