Vandna Bindra ’18PHD: “I Hope to. . .Conduct Innovative Research that has Practical Applications for Educators and Students”
As a high school English teacher, Vandna Bindra ’18PHD discovered her own commitment to lifelong learning as she helped her students flourish in the classroom. Now as she’s set to graduate with her doctoral degree, she hopes to link research to practice to build curricula and mentorship programs that promote positive identity and moral development for educators and students alike.
Dylan Stoneham ’18MED: Helping Others Succeed in Their Careers
As his career progressed, Dylan discovered a natural draw to training processes at the organization level. He wanted to explore how training opportunities not only created better working environments but how they empower employees. Now, he prepares to graduate with a master’s degree in Training and Development to help others gain the skills they need to succeed in their careers.
Ashley Lawson ’18: Our First Truman Scholar
Ashley Lawson ’18 did not plan to become a teacher when she first came to NC State, but an “aha” moment with the university’s Park Scholars set her on a path to become a math teacher and our first Truman Scholar.
Sonja Thalheimer ’18MAT: Meeting the Learning Needs of All Students
Sonja Thalheimer ’18MAT has long held onto to the idea that good teaching applies to all students. Now, she’s preparing to graduate with her Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education. Name: Sonja Thalheimer Hometown: Cary, North Carolina Field […]
Associate Professor Jessica Hunt Receives Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award
Jessica Hunt, associate professor of mathematics education and special education at the NC State College of Education, has received the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award.
Putting Transformative Learning Theory into Perspective
Associate Professor Chad Hoggan offers up a typology of transformative learning outcomes in Adult Education Quarterly’s most cited and fourth most read article on its website in the past three years.
An Extraordinary 2018
The NC State College of Education had an extraordinary year in 2018. Join us as we look back at 18 things that happened in the past year.
3 NC State Education Faculty Projects Receive STEM Education Initiative Funding
Three faculty members from the NC State College of Education -- K.C. Busch, Karen Hollebrands and Temple Walkowiak -- were recently awarded research grants from the STEM Education Initiative. The funding will support projects focused on learning STEM in informal contexts, enhancing online courses for mathematics teaching specialists, and preparing elementary teachers to become leaders in mathematics teaching and learning.
The Hunt Institute: Meaningful Partnerships – Lessons from Two Innovative Principal Preparation Programs
A study from the Hunt Institute highlights two innovative programs – the Northeast Leadership Academy at the NC State College of Education and Kansas City Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools (KC PLUS) in Missouri. In creating programs to meet the unique needs of districts located in rural and urban settings, respectively, both NELA and KC PLUS have built rigorous, practice-based principal preparation programs utilizing equity-focused school leader development. The Hunt Institute takes a closer look at each program.
The Graduate School’s Wolf of the Week: Sarah Hammond
The Graduate School recognized Sarah Hammond, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, as its Wolf of the Week this week. Hammond's research focuses on equity issues in education, and she recently produced a documentary that explores the experiences of underrepresented students in veterinary medicine entitled “On the Margins of Veterinary Medicine."