September Edition of the Watson Chronicle
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Watson Chronicle. We hope you enjoy reading about the many programs, events, achievements and outreach activities at our College and with our partners. We welcome your comments and feedback, and hope you'll join us in sharing the stories of the work of the Watson College with others. http://uncw.edu/newsletters/watson-chronicle/
Study Newcomer Education in the Netherlands - June 15-25, 2017
This 10-day trip will highlight P-12 education and teacher training, specifically focusing on newcomer education in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is recognized as one of the world leaders in providing education to refugee and immigrant children and families. Program travelers will stay in central Amsterdam and visit schools, higher education institutions, and historic sites in cities such as Utretcht and Zwolle, as well as meet with Dutch educational policy advocacy groups. Travelers will tour the Amsterdam canals, the Anne Frank House, the Dutch Resistance Museum, and other World War II sites. They will also be able to tour the famous Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House, and Van Gogh Museum, and have the option to visit the unforgettable cities of Delft, Haarlem, Rotterdam, and The Hague. Learn more >
Students are eligible to apply for this program if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Degree or non-degree seeking student
• Good judicial standing
• 2.50+ GPA at time of application
• Junior standing by June 2017 and graduate students in any college
• As well as educators/administrators in the Watson College of Education professional partnership
Poverty Simulations - Oct. 10 and Nov. 17
Faculty from WCE will be offering two Poverty Simulations this fall. This is the eighth year we are able to offer this experience to our students. Over 2,000 UNCW students and community members have participated in the simulation to date. As you know, this simulation is taken seriously and is not a game. It is an opportunity for participants to get a glimpse into some of the challenges families living in poverty face every day. It is not intended to offend anyone or replicate specific experiences.
We also need 20 volunteers for each session. Please consider volunteering if you have already participated in the simulation or if you would like to learn more about it.
- Monday October 10, 5:30-8 p.m., Multipurpose Room McNeill Hall.
- Thursday, November 17, 5:30-8 p.m., Room 162, Education Building
Graduate School Open House - Oct. 13
Join us for the Graduate School Open House. Bring your questions about graduate school at UNCW. You will meet program coordinators, graduate assistants and current students from our graduate programs. UNCW is proud to offer four doctoral degrees and 29 master degree programs, in addition to education add-on licensure programs and certificates in post-baccalaureate and post-master's studies. Free parking in the parking deck and refreshments provided.
Doors are open from 4-6pm in the Education Building Atrium. To register, text GRAD to 90947 or visit uncw.edu/gradschool/events.html
Study Abroad in London, England – June 21-June 30th, 2017
Take a walk through history as you explore the streets of London while you engage in classroom instruction and university settings with your British colleagues. You will shadow London’s best teachers and administrators daily and learn about the British educational system. Enjoy your evening tea as you stroll by Big Ben and the London Bridge. Visit the Travel Book Store from the movie, Notting Hill or walk Kate Middleton’s wedding steps through Westminster Abbey. Watch the famous changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace for a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth departing from her home. London is a bustling city of over 8 million people with an energy felt on every street corner and an experience that will be life altering. If you are interested, contact Dr. Marsha Carr to be considered for this incredible adventure. Applications are due January 31st, 2016
Student Teach in Kuwait
Students will teach 10 weeks locally and 4 weeks at the American Creativity Academy, a private school in Kuwait City. Additionally, students complete a 3 hour seminar course with this internship. Students' airfare and housing will be covered by ACA Academy in Kuwait.
Want an un-Belizable Experience?
Consider a study abroad experience in 2017! Work in PreK-12 classrooms and camps, and go on excursions to learn about the culture! Learn more about this study abroad experience by attending and information session. Email Susan Catapano at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Study Abroad in Malawi, Africa - May 22-June 14
Make a difference in the lives of others by engaging in participatory action research in schools with Malawian colleagues during the summer term. The Malawi, Africa Study Abroad program offers UNCW students the opportunity to study abroad in Malawi, Africa for three-and-a-half weeks during the summer term. Students will conduct projects on learning, teaching, and leadership while interacting with internationally-recognized global leaders, educators, and learners in Malawi’s public schools. Learn more >
October 4 12:15-1:15 pm EB 331
October 12 4:30-5:30 pm EB 331
October 26 4:30-5:30 pm EB 331
Explore the Horn of Africa - December 10-21, 2016
Spend time in the Deborah and Fregenet Schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Contact Dr. Heidi Higgins at email@example.com for more information and how to apply.