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UNCW on Track to Open Wilmington’s First Year-Round K-8 Public School in July
UNCW, working alongside New Hanover County Schools, has finalized an agreement to open Wilmington’s first K-8 year-round public school at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy this summer. Approved by the New Hanover County Board of Education on March 6, the agreement paves the way for UNCW to enroll students and hire teachers for the 2018-19 school year. Read more >

Free Movement

Free Movement Conference – March 23-25
Working Narratives, the southern media arts and organizing effort, will hold their second annual Free Movement Conference in Wilmington in March. The conference will feature more than 30 workshops on social, economic and health justice issues. UNCW’s Dropout Prevention Coalition is a co-sponsor of the conference, which will feature a track on closing the School to Prison Pipeline. Registration is open. Read more >

Nominations for Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award due April 1
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter would like to recognize alumni who have made significant contributions to their community and who have represented the Watson College of Education’s commitment to excellence. We invite you to submit the name(s) of one or more Watson College of Education Alumni you would like to nominate for this honor and provide a brief description of their accomplishments. Nominate someone here >

50 Year Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – April 4
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Wilmington 50 Year Commemoration Commission will hold an event on April 4, 2018 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to promoting peace, social justice and reconciliation. The event will be held in the Williston Middle School gymnasium from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Read more >

Full Steam Ahead
Full STEAM Ahead - April 13
Join us at our 3rd annual STEAM celebration for inclusive populations. Discover nature's forces that can be captured to create energy to make things move! Try activities that harness wind, water, sun, gravity and even magnetism to put gizmos and gadgets into motion. Learn how steam can make things move. Experiment with roller coasters. Investigate maglev trains. Launch a bottle rocket. Play with waterwheels, solar boats and wind turbines. Find out how food is used to create energy that helps us move. It’s Full STEAM Ahead. Activities have been designed using an UDL framework to ensure inclusion of diverse learners. Register today!!
Watson Student Leader's Panera Bread Fundraising Event - April 16
Help support the WSL's Panera Bread Fundraising event on April 16 from 4-8pm. Bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and we'll donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. Learn more >

"Making Innovation a Priority in NC Schools: Exploring Innovative Practices" Conference - April 30
The Watson College will host a conference to explore innovation in K-12 public schools on April 30. Explore innovative programs and practices and other unique initiatives; learn how innovative programs and schools can help engage students in meaningful and challenging learning; and help identify the opportunities and obstacles to making innovation a priority in our public schools. WCE’s Murphy Distinguished Professor of Education Robert Smith is organizing the event. Learn More & Register >


D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy now accepting student, teacher, and staff applications!
Are you ready to become a part of Wilmington's only K-8 year-round public school? We are currently accepting applications for student enrollment, teachers and staff. Learn more about this innovative school led by UNCW in partnership with New Hanover Country Schools and the D.C. Virgo community.

Watson Chronicle

The 2018 January Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online.

UNCW Writing Conference for K-12 Educators - July 27-29
UNCW invites you to attend our 4th Writing Conference at the Watson College of Education. We are pleased to present some of the top speakers in the field of writing in 4 strands. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from outstanding experts! For more information, contact Debbie Powell at
Take 5

Mindfulness Mondays Take 5
Mindfulness Monday is an invitation to faculty, staff, and students offering a weekly space providing tools and suggestions for mindful living. Take 5 with us!! Every Monday at 10:40am & 2:40pm 2nd Floor Lounge Area. Learn more >

Coffee and Conversation
Coffee & Conversation
All WCE faculty and staff are invited to drop in for friendly conversations with your colleagues. Who knows what brilliant ideas might emerge from such informal collaborations! Light refreshments will be provided. All dates will be held in the 3rd floor lounge area. View flyer for dates >
Alumni Update
Alumni - Update Your Information
As a valued member of the Seahawk family, we want to learn more about the areas of the university that are most important to you. Please take a moment to review your contact information and make any changes by visiting

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Professional Learning Day

8am in EB 162


National Board Professional Development

4:30pm in EB 162


Free Movement Conference

March 23-25 at the Hannah Block Historic Community Arts Center


Mindfulness Mondays Take 5

10:40am and 2:40pm in the 2nd Floor Lounge Area


WCE Faculty/Staff Meeting

3pm in EB 162


Easter Holiday

No Classes


Easter Holiday - Good Friday

University Closed - No Classes

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