$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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
International Inquiry: Providing Local In-Service Teachers with International Professional Development
Three NC State College of Education faculty members and a group of 20 in-service teachers from Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties traveled to the Czech Republic for two weeks as part of a teacher professional development program July 8-22, 2018. The program prepares teachers to adopt technology-enabled strategies to connect and understand cultures to inform their classroom instruction.
New $1.8 Million NSF Grant to Support NC State Education Project on Math Teacher Preparation
Hollylynne Lee, professor and university faculty scholar at the NC State College of Education, will use the grant to continue her team’s work on improving the way preservice mathematics teachers prepare to enter their classrooms, specifically how to utilize students’ mathematical thinking in technology-rich environments.
NC State Education’s New Undergraduate Student Enrollment Jumps 29%
For the second year in a row, the NC State College of Education will open a new academic year with its largest incoming group of new undergraduate and graduate students since 2010. Among the 500 expected new students are 141 expected new undergraduate students, which is a 29 percent increase from last fall.