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American Education Week 2019

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November 18 - November 22

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American Education Week 2019
The NC State College of Education will hold over 20 events the week of Nov. 18-22 to celebrate American Education Week.

See the schedule of activities below.


Saturday, Nov. 16

Educator Appreciation Day at NC State Football Game

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location
Carter-Finley Stadium
Sponsor: NC State College of Education
Description: The NC State home football game against Louisville Saturday, Nov. 16, will be Educator Appreciation Day. All College of Education alumni and other professional educators will be honored during the game. Several College of Education alumni and students will also be recognized on the field.


Monday, Nov. 18

NCCTM Donuts & Coffee Fundraiser

Time: 8-11 a.m.
Location: Poe Hall, South Atrium
Sponsor: North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM)
Description: NCCTM will be selling donuts and coffee to collect funds to donate to a local teacher to use in their classroom.

Coffee With A Coach

Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: Poe Hall, Graduate Student Lounge Room 414A
Sponsor: Lindsay Lewis, Ph.D., Instructional Coach
Description: Participants will have a chance to sit down (over coffee and light snacks) to discuss the role that Instructional Coaches play in the field of education. Participants can ask questions to better understand the role, and coaches will highlight the current pressing issues in the field.

Button Bonanza!

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC)
Description: Show your pride in being an educator or make a gift for a teacher at our button-making station in METRC. We will have all the supplies for making 2 ¼” pin-on buttons – bring your creativity and take home a button.

Amplifying Youth Voices: Using #PassTheMicYouth in Classrooms

Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, Room 120
Sponsor: Christy Byrd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental Sciences
Description: Come learn about how you can use #PassTheMicYouth in your classroom or organization. #PassTheMicYouth is a youth-led, youth-centered podcast and blog aimed at amplifying the voices and experiences of young people and shining a spotlight on youth activism. The podcast is hosted by three NCSU students and supported by faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences and the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences. From immigration and climate justice to mental health and voting rights, #PassTheMicYouth tackles today’s most pressing social issues from a critical youth perspective. In addition, #PassTheMicYouth can be leveraged as a pedagogical tool to afford students the opportunity to learn from the young trailblazers who are changing their schools and communities or to submit their own contributions. In addition to a curriculum, archived podcasts and blogs are available on #PassTheMicYouth’s website, accompanied by an activity and/or a series of guided discussion questions that educators can use in their classrooms and within their communities.

Extraordinary Educators Prepare(d) Here: Teaching Fellows & TELS Host the Principal and Student Teacher of the Year

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Daniels Hall 434
Sponsor: Crystal Espey, Teaching Fellows Coordinator; Crystal Lee, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of English Language Arts Education
Description: Come join us for the N.C. Principal of the Year, Matthew Bristow-Smith, and NC State’s Student Teacher of the Year, Julia Lowe. They will discuss what inspired them to be educators, as well as tips and best practices for pre-service teachers. There will also be time for questions and answers, so please bring your questions!

Bringing a Publishing Curriculum to Your Classroom

Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, Room 512
Sponsor: Crystal Lee, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of English Language Arts Education
Description: The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) follows a model of Write, Engage, Lead. In following this model, LCI works with local community-based organizations (CBOs) that support underserved populations in the Triangle. With the CBOs, the LCI works to help students succeed by employing critical literacy and a publishing curriculum. At this event, the LCI will further explain the dynamics and benefits of their model and a publishing curriculum, share the curriculum that they use, and share past student author publications. Furthermore, to best demonstrate the effectiveness and accessibility of a publishing curriculum, this event would feature a creative writing modeling activity led by the LCI team as well as an accompanying reading.

Breakout of METRC!

Time: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Kerri Brown Parker, Director of METRC; Laura Fogle, Assistant Director of METRC
Description: Do you love escape rooms? Want to try out escape room concepts and educational applications through BreakoutEDU? Come challenge your knowledge of the Media and Education Resource Center (METRC) by solving puzzles and playing games to win a prize. Everyone who breaks into the box will be entered into a drawing and winners will be announced on Friday, November 22 at noon. The Breakout Boxes/Games will be available at the front desk in METRC all day, every day during American Education Week (11/18-11/22).

Education Council School Supply Drive

Time: All Day
Location: Poe Hall
Sponsor: Education Council 
Description: Education Council will have bins set up around Poe Hall to collect school supplies donations for Gaston Elementary School, a school in Northampton County, North Carolina.


Tuesday, Nov. 19

Passport to Success – Thank An Educator Table

Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Poe Hall, South Atrium
Sponsor: Passport to Success Program
Description: Please join the Passport to Success Program to make thank you cards for the educators in the College of Education who have made a significant impact on your college career and within your life. Passport members will hand-deliver each card to their respective departments. Let’s give thanks to those professors, administrators, and support professionals who have made the College of Education a great place to be!

“Empathy Not Sympathy”: Understanding the Helpful and Harmful Practices of Educators

Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: Poe Hall, Room 500
Sponsor: Jai Jackson, Ph.D., Director for Graduate Student Recruitment, Mentoring, and Success
Description: A program that explores the differences between empathy and sympathy and how each can be considered a harmful and/or helpful practice when leading as an educator in American classrooms.

Men in Education Roundtable

Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: SAS Hall, Room 2235
Sponsor: Amanda Beller, Assistant Director of Advising
Description: Men are considered a minority in the field of Education. Please join us for a round-table style event that will allow you to hear from successful men in the field of Education.

Wolfpack WORKS

Time: 2-3 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, Room 512
Sponsor: Jill Grifenhagen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
Description: We will share about the design, evolution, and impacts of Wolfpack WORKS, a collaborative initiative between NC State College of Education and NC DPI to provide early literacy-focused induction to beginning teachers in high-need NC school districts.

Social Justice in Our Communities Symposium Event for the College of Education

Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
Sponsor: Tiffany Wiggins, Ph.D., Director of Student Success
Description: The Social Justice in our Communities Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. is an annual opportunity for students to hear different perspectives and engage in critical conversations centered around some of the themes of this year’s NC State Common Read, Born A Crime by comedian Trevor Noah.

This year’s symposium will examine issues of the injustices and inequities associated with race and racial identity, class and language, and the impact of various social issues on educational environments and our communities. Although set primarily in South Africa, this year’s common read presents may issues that are prevalent in the modern-day United States. At the symposium, attendees will gain insight and learn from a diverse group of panelists including community leaders, NC State faculty members, and educators. Sharing their professional expertise and personal experiences, panelists will provide attendees with additional context, and practical ways to engage and take action against inequitable practices.

To receive full PGU credit, participation in a Common Read discussion group prior to the event is mandatory.

Breakout of METRC!

Time: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Kerri Brown Parker, Director of METRC; Laura Fogle, Assistant Director of METRC
Description: Do you love escape rooms? Want to try out escape room concepts and educational applications through BreakoutEDU? Come challenge your knowledge of the Media and Education Resource Center (METRC) by solving puzzles and playing games to win a prize. Everyone who breaks into the box will be entered into a drawing and winners will be announced on Friday, November 22 at noon. The Breakout Boxes/Games will be available at the front desk in METRC all day, every day during American Education Week (11/18-11/22).

Education Council School Supply Drive

Time: All Day
Location: Poe Hall
Sponsor: Education Council 
Description: Education Council will have bins set up around Poe Hall to collect school supplies donations for Gaston Elementary School, a school in Northampton County, North Carolina.

Highlighting Extraordinary Parents and Families Day

Time: All Day
Location: College of Education Social Media!
Sponsor: American Education Week Committee
Description: The College of Education instagram @ncstateced and Facebook @ncstateced will showcase students, faculty, and staff as they share how their parents and/or families played a role in their education.


Wednesday, Nov. 20

Button Bonanza!

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC)
Description: Show your pride in being an educator or make a gift for a teacher at our button-making station in METRC. We will have all the supplies for making 2 ¼” pin-on buttons – bring your creativity and take home a button.

Education Council – Snack Break & School Supply Drive

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, South Atrium
Sponsor: Education Council
Description: Please join the Education Council for FREE snacks in the Poe South Atrium in recognition of Education Week! Education Council will have bins set up around Poe Hall to collect school supplies donations for schools that were affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Recognizing Extraordinary Education Support Professionals

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, South Atrium
Sponsor: American Education Week Committee
Description: Education support professionals are an integral part of the nation’s public education system and the more than 50 million students it serves. School support staff are fully committed to student success and their work does not go unnoticed. This event serves as an opportunity to write a note of appreciation to these professionals in the local community.

MYEN Sub Stop

Time: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
Location: Poe Hall, North Atrium
Sponsor: Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN)
Description: MYEN will be making sub sandwiches for a fundraiser. All are welcome to purchase lunch to help support initiatives for our organization.

Build Classroom Rapport with Mursion!

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Kerri Brown Parker, Director of METRC; Laura Fogle, Assistant Director of METRC
Description: Participate in a simulated classroom experience building relationships and getting to know students. Use this opportunity to practice your skills with a group of elementary or secondary student avatars. You will have an opportunity to meet and greet the students, ask a few questions, share some relevant information about yourself and generally practice those important beginning moments with students.

MYEN Hosts Native Americans & Education

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, Room 512
Sponsor: Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN)
Description: The Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN) will host the Triangle Native American Society to discuss the problems and success of Native people working with North Carolina’s and the United States’s public education system. We will have conversation, commentary, and importantly, food!

Breakout of METRC!

Time: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Kerri Brown Parker, Director of METRC; Laura Fogle, Assistant Director of METRC
Description: Do you love escape rooms? Want to try out escape room concepts and educational applications through BreakoutEDU? Come challenge your knowledge of the Media and Education Resource Center (METRC) by solving puzzles and playing games to win a prize. Everyone who breaks into the box will be entered into a drawing and winners will be announced on Friday, November 22 at noon. The Breakout Boxes/Games will be available at the front desk in METRC all day, every day during American Education Week (11/18-11/22).

Education Council School Supply Drive

Time: All Day
Location: Poe Hall
Sponsor: Education Council 
Description: Education Council will have bins set up around Poe Hall to collect school supplies donations for Gaston Elementary School, a school in Northampton County, North Carolina.


Thursday, Nov. 21

Passport to Success – Thank An Educator Table

Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Poe Hall, South Atrium
Sponsor: Passport to Success Program
Description: Please join the Passport to Success Program to make thank you cards for the educators in the College of Education who have made a significant impact on your college career and within your life. Passport members will hand-deliver each card to their respective departments. Let’s give thanks to those professors, administrators, and support professionals who have made the College of Education a great place to be!

Celebrating Extraordinary Educators for a Day

Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Poe Hall, South Atrium
Sponsor: American Education Week Committee  
Description: Students have the opportunity to express why education is extraordinary, who they identify as extraordinary educators, or why they chose to be an educator to create a wall mural with apples!

Button Bonanza!

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC)
Description: Show your pride in being an educator or make a gift for a teacher at our button-making station in METRC. We will have all the supplies for making 2 ¼” pin-on buttons – bring your creativity and take home a button.

Build Classroom Rapport with Mursion!

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Kerri Brown Parker, Director of METRC; Laura Fogle, Assistant Director of METRC
Description: Participate in a simulated classroom experience building relationships and getting to know students. Use this opportunity to practice your skills with a group of elementary or secondary student avatars. You will have an opportunity to meet and greet the students, ask a few questions, share some relevant information about yourself and generally practice those important beginning moments with students.

Donuts & Donors

Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, South Atrium
Sponsor: Development Office
Description: Students, stop by for free donuts and talk to the College of Education Development team about the importance of philanthropy and making gifts to the College. iPads will be available for students to make a gift to the college on the spot.

Impact of Policymaking on NC Education

Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, Room 320
Sponsor: Leah Byers, Policy Analyst with Civitas Institute
Description: This program will provide an overview of the policymaking process in North Carolina as it relates to education policy, discussing relevant legislative committees as well as how the state budget impacts education.

Examining Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: A look into Language Ideologies and Codeswitching

Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: Tompkins Hall, Room 0G-109
Sponsor: Jose Alvarez-Retamales, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Description: Language ideologies are inherently connected to socio-cultural ideologies; in other words, what people believe about a language is a reflection of what they believe about the speakers of said language. This idea is reflected in this year’s NC State University’s common reading selection, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by late-night comedian Trevor Noah. Noah details his upbringing in South Africa where multilingualism is pervasive due to its colonial and apartheid past as well as its current social diversity. As a child, Noah learns the importance of language ideology and the utility of code-switching—the ability to switch between languages and/or dialects—in this diverse, post-colonial setting. In this talk, the Language Diversity Ambassadors at NC State covers the concepts of language ideologies and code-switching, as well as the concepts of style-shifting, linguistic discrimination, and the nuances which underpin the study of languages and dialects. By examining various instances in Noah’s piece, we connect his linguistic reality in South Africa with similar realities in North Carolina in order to demonstrate that linguistic discrimination knows no borders.

NC State Education Scholars Program (formerly TIP Scholars Program): Exciting Educational Opportunities in Rural Counties

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, Room 216
Sponsor: Whitney Richardson White, Ph.D., Program Manager for Strategic Outreach and Special Initiatives
Description: Are you a junior, senior, or MAT student who will graduate in December 2020 or May 2021? The NC State Education Scholars program (formerly TIP Scholars) is opening applications — and we want you to apply! Meet with senior administrators from our local school districts and the current NC State Education Scholars to learn more about becoming part of this unique post-graduation scholarship program, and how you can earn up to $10,000 by teaching for two years in a participating district. Attendees will earn 1.0 PGU.

Breakout of METRC!

Time: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Kerri Brown Parker, Director of METRC, and Laura Fogle, Assistant Director of METRC
Description: Do you love escape rooms? Want to try out escape room concepts and educational applications through BreakoutEDU? Come challenge your knowledge of the Media and Education Resource Center (METRC) by solving puzzles and playing games to win a prize. Everyone who breaks into the box will be entered into a drawing and winners will be announced on Friday, November 22 at noon. The Breakout Boxes/Games will be available at the front desk in METRC all day, every day during American Education Week (11/18-11/22).

Education Council School Supply Drive

Time: All Day
Location: Poe Hall
Sponsor: Education Council 
Description: Education Council will have bins set up around Poe Hall to collect school supplies donations for Gaston Elementary School, a school in Northampton County, North Carolina.


Friday, Nov. 22

Teaching the Grand Challenges to Kindergartners

Time: 8 a.m.-Noon (Free Float Event)
Location: Hunt Library, Duke Energy Room
Sponsor: Wake STEM ECHS 9th Grade Students
Description: Will teach an engineering topic to Kindergartners at Brentwood Elementary School.

VRiday Friday – Experience a Classroom in VR!

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Kerri Brown Parker, Director of METRC; Laura Fogle, Assistant Director of METRC
Description: Virtual Reality, or VR, is a way to simulate things that could be otherwise difficult or impossible to experience, such as going to Greece, touring the circulatory system, or walking in someone else’s shoes. This week, we’re going to jump into the world of EdMersiv, which is a lab simulation that incorporates science, geography, geology, history, and much more in one interactive classroom experience! Play educational games, take a tour of the Coliseum, perform a lab experiment, and fiddle with physics.

Critical Language Pedagogy: Interrogating Language, Dialects and Power in Teacher Education

Time: 11 a.m.-Noon
Location: Poe Hall, Room 120
Sponsor: Jeff Reaser, Ph.D., Professor of English
Description: Studies of in-service and pre-service teachers consistently find teachers lack sociolinguistically informed views of vernacular-speaking students, such as interpreting dialect difference as deficit, interpreting dialect patterns as ungrammatical, setting lower expectations for vernacular-speaking students, and ascribing negative personal attributes to vernacular speaking students (Alim, 2004; Blake & Cutler, 2003; Bowie & Bond, 1994; Cazden, 2001; Cecil, 1988; Cross, DeVaney, & Jones, 2001; Ferguson, 1998; Godley, Carpenter & Werner, 2007; Gupta, 2010; Scott & Smitherman, 1985; Zentella, 1997, etc.). Even more, research suggests that even when teachers have substantial linguistic knowledge, they struggle to integrate that knowledge into pedagogies that meet the literacy needs of diverse learners. Drawing on sociolinguistics, Freirean critical pedagogy, and critical discourse analysis, Critical Language Pedagogy is a recent approach “that guides students to critically examine the widely held assumptions, or ideologies, surrounding language and dialects, the power relationships such ideologies uphold, and ways to change these ideologies” (Godley & Reaser, 2018: 3). This talk examines how standard language ideology shapes the current educational space (Lippi-Green, 2012) and then examines a critical language pedagogy approach that was developed to equip pre-service teachers with deployable pedagogical strategies for empowering students to question conventional ideologies. I share evidence of effectiveness from over 300 pre-service teachers from 11 universities across the U.S. as they were exposed to an online critical language pedagogy mini-course.

Introducing the Education Dialogue Series

Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall, Room 112
Sponsor: Christy Byrd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental Sciences
Description: The Education Dialogue Series will launch in Spring 2020. Join us to learn more about the series and get a preview of our dialogue topic: Is College for Everyone?

The goal of the Education Dialogue Series is to enhance the ability of College of Education students, faculty, and staff to engage with educational and societal issues that involve equity and diversity. The main component of the series is a 1 unit course for undergraduate and graduate students who will meet weekly for dialogue. In addition, students and instructors interested in improving their teaching on issues of diversity and equity are invited to join the Diversity Teaching Laboratory to practice strategies and techniques. Finally, all members of the College of Education community can participate in an evening dialogue event in late spring.

SAY Village Talent Show

Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: SAS Hall, Room 2203
Sponsor: Robin McWilliams, Director of SAY Village
Description: SAY Village Talent Show!

Acknowledging Extraordinary Substitute Educators Day

Time: All Day
Location: College of Education Social Media!
Sponsor: American Education Week Committee
Description: The College of Education instagram @ncstateced and Facebook @ncstateced will showcase students, faculty, and staff as they share their favorite “substitute teacher” stories!

Breakout of METRC!

Time: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location: METRC, Poe 400
Sponsor: Kerri Brown Parker, Director of METRC; Laura Fogle, Assistant Director of METRC
Description: Do you love escape rooms? Want to try out escape room concepts and educational applications through BreakoutEDU? Come challenge your knowledge of the Media and Education Resource Center (METRC) by solving puzzles and playing games to win a prize. Everyone who breaks into the box will be entered into a drawing and winners will be announced on Friday, November 22 at noon. The Breakout Boxes/Games will be available at the front desk in METRC all day, every day during American Education Week (11/18-11/22).

Education Council School Supply Drive

Time: All Day
Location: Poe Hall
Sponsor: Education Council 
Description: Education Council will have bins set up around Poe Hall to collect school supplies donations for Gaston Elementary School, a school in Northampton County, North Carolina.

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