Recent News & Events

NCCTM Eastern Regional Conference - April 1
Registration is FREE and lunch will be provided for participants! CEU credits will also be available for participants. 50-minute sessions focusing on mathematics for all grade levels: K-2, 3-5, middle, and high school. Interested speakers please click here to submit proposals by March 15, 2017. To pre-register to attend the conference click here and fill out and submit the registration form by March 24, 2017:
Contact information Shelby Morge or Ginger Rhodes for more information.

Rosenwald School Legacy Conference, African Americans and Education: Past, Present and Future - April 7
Please join us for the annual Rosenwald School Legacy Conference, featuring David Cecelski, Raymond Bell, Jr., Valerie Holmes and Karen Meadows. Co-sponsored by the UNCW History Department, Watson College of Education, Undergraduate Studies, and the Upperman African American Cultural Center. April 7, 9am-3pm at the Watson College of Education. Register today at

Come celebrate the North Carolina Science Festival with the Watson College of Education's STEM Learning Cooperative - and lots of robots! Bee-Bots (grades K-2), Ozobots (grades 2-4), Pro-Bots (grades 3-8), Sphero bots (grades 4-high school), Lego Mindstorms (grades 5- high school), and Cozmo robots (all ages) will be on hand to engage students in understanding robotics and simple programming through a variety of fun, hands-on activities. Robotism Rocks will provide special education students, particularly those with ASD, hands-on opportunities to explore and program robots.

Explore robot art and create your own masterpieces. Discover careers that use robots. Meet educators, scientists and engineers who will be on site to help engage students with the robots. This event has been planned with the guidance of special education professionals. Register your student or a classroom full of students to participate. There is no charge for this event. April 7 from 10am-3:30pm. Register at

Dennis Kubasko Named GE’s 2017 Science Olympiad Volunteer of the Year
WCE associate professor Dennis Kubasko is the recipient of GE Hitachi’s 2017 Rose Martyn Spirit Award for Science Olympiad Volunteer of the Year. The award was presented at the 2017 Southeast Regional North Carolina Science Olympiad awards ceremony held in Trask Coliseum on March 4. Read more >

Modeling Emergent Learning Design & Innovative Teaching Practices - April 12
This workshop focuses on grant informed integration of research and teaching. The workshop will engage participants through hands-on activities & discussions. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Donna DeGennaro for more information. Event starts at 10am in EB 162.

Gifted Informational Session and Advocacy – April 20
The Watson College is pleased to host the Spring 2017 Gifted Information and Advocacy Session in partnership with New Hanover County Schools. Join us as eminent scholar and parent of gifted children George Betts shares advice and strategies for helping gifted and talented children thrive at home and in school. The event will be held at the Watson College on April 20 from 6 -7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Register at

AIG ConferenceUNCW AIG Conference "Serving the Whole Gifted Child" - April 21
Join us for the 2017 UNCW AIG Conference "Serving the Whole Gifted Child". 

Highlights for 2017 include:

  • Keynote address is by the National Association for Gifted Children President, Dr. George Betts.
  • Tour the Randall Library Curriculum Materials Center’s Makerspace.
  • Join David Marriott for a “How To” use Makerspace with gifted students.
  • Katie Anderson and Christy Howe share “takeaways” for the classroom.

Learn more about the conference and register online >

Robert Smith Named First Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education Recipient

The Murphy family established the distinguished professorship to support teaching, scholarship and engagement in the Watson College of Education. Read more >

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