Academics and Programs

Feb 7, 2019

Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy on Facilitating Classroom Discussions

In this Q&A, Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy discusses some of the ethical dilemmas teachers face when they introduce controversial issues into the classroom. She will present her talk “The Ethics of Steering Classroom Discussions” as part of the Ethics Across the Disciplines Lecture Series hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics on Feb. 25.

Jan 9, 2019

Knocking It Out of the Park: A Playground Capstone Project

Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones created a playground capstone project for her TDE 481 students to blend their technical skills with the research methods they learned in her class last semester. See the innovative designs they brought to life using Poe Hall’s workshop and Makerspace.

Dec 19, 2018  |  News

#NCStateCED18 Recap: The Class of 2018’s Work Has Just Begun

The NC State College of Education recognized over 150 graduating students during its December 2018 Graduation Ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the McKimmon Center. Our recap includes photos, quotes and notes from the ceremony.

Dec 6, 2018  |  Academics and Programs

$1 Million Grant Will Support Broadening Participation in Computer Science and Computational Thinking

A team of faculty and researchers at NC State University were recently awarded a three-year $1 million National Science Foundation grant in collaboration with the Wake County Public School System, UNC-Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to broaden participation in computer science and computational thinking in North Carolina. Dr. Eric Wiebe, Dr. Dave Frye and Dr. Sherry Freeman from the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and Dr. Tiffany Barnes from the Department of Computer Science at NC State will lead this project, starting this month, titled EcoCS: Developing a Systemic, Scalable Model to Broaden Participation in Middle School Computer Science Using an RPP Approach.

Dec 5, 2018

Living and Learning in SAY Village

Residents of NC State College of Education’s Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Living and Learning Village help local elementary, middle and high schoolers tackle bullying, self-esteem and academic obstacles while building friendships and life skills of their own in historic Syme Hall.

Oct 29, 2018

Lighting a Fire for Diversity and Young Adult Literature through Project LIT

How one book club at Davis Drive Middle School in Wake County is helping students from all cultures feel valued while preparing future educators from NC State College of Education to create classrooms that value diversity and inclusion.

Oct 2, 2018  |  Academics and Programs

$2 Million Grant from ECMC Foundation Will Enhance Research on Career and Technical Education

The ECMC Foundation has awarded the NC State College of Education a $2 million, three-year grant to enhance and strengthen postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) research at universities nationwide through the establishment of the CTE Research Program at NC State-Sponsored by ECMC Foundation.

Sep 28, 2018

Family Ties Inspire Nicholas Schwankl to Join Teaching Fellows at NC State

Following in his father’s footsteps, Nicholas Schwankl applied to the Teaching Fellows at NC State program when it returned to the NC State College of Education last fall. Now enrolled in the program, he looks forward to using the knowledge and skills he gains in technology, engineering & design education to make his future classroom an inviting and inspiring place for his students.

Sep 26, 2018

Joy Gaston Gayles’ New Book Tackles Critical Issues in College Sports

In her new book "Critical Issues for Student Athletes: Going Behind the Invisible Wall," NC State Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles offers a critical approach to dealing with the complexities of problems that arise from big-time college sport entertainment enterprises on college campuses across the United States.

Sep 25, 2018

Egalite Contributes Charter School Research to New Book Examining Role of Federal Government in Education

The NC State Education assistant professor writes about the expansion of charter schools under the Bush and Obama administrations in a new book titled Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned out this week.