Community and Engagement

Apr 27, 2021

Youth Authors Share Their Stories at Literacy and Community Initiative 2021 Reading Celebration

Student-authors who have published stories as part of the Literacy and Community Initiative had an opportunity to make their voices heard during the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) 2021 Reading Celebration held April 23. NC State College of Education Assistant Professor and Friday Institute Faculty Fellow Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., directs LCI.

Apr 1, 2021

Council on Multicultural Initiatives and Diversity Celebrates Cultural Heritage of Educators Through Events, Guest Speakers Like Documentarian, Educator and Author Doris Derby, Ph.D.

When approaching civil rights with students at Georgia State University, Doris Derby, Ph.D., always used what she called “The Five Cs.” She shared this philosophy and more about her experiences during the Council on Multicultural Initiatives and Diversity’s Tuesday Together gathering on March 23, 2021.

Mar 25, 2021

‘I Want to Hold Our Feet to the Fire Around Justice:’ Gloria Ladson-Billings Discusses Education After COVID, Civil Unrest During Don C. Locke Multiculturalism and Social Justice Symposium

As a former social studies educator, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D.,says she carries around a copy of the United States Constitution in her backpack on a regular basis. While many educational institutions are currently focused on issues of equity, Ladson-Billings said the more important term is one that is written into that Constitution as a fundamental right for all: justice.

Dec 17, 2020

Entertaining the Kids: Home Makerspace Can Keep Children Entertained, Inspire Creativity Indoors During Winter Months, says METRC Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle

As the hours of daylight get fewer and the temperatures get colder, people tend to spend more time inside. Parents and caregivers may be looking for activities to occupy children without screens during the winter months. Laura B. Fogle, assistant director of the NC State College of Education’s Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC), says a home makerspace can engage kids in hands-on activities, while stimulating creativity and building problem solving skills.

Dec 7, 2020

CARES Act Funding Helps Graduate Students in the College of Education’s Higher Education Program Enhance Training to Become Virtual Student Success Coaches

From Dec. 7-11, 2020, master’s students in the NC State College of Education’s Higher Education Program will receive enhanced training to become virtual student success coaches who can support undergraduate students through remote learning situations.

Nov 20, 2020

With Help of Literacy and Community Initiative, Directed by Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee, High School Students with Juntos N.C. Publish Peer-reviewed Article

Like many academics, Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., an assistant professor of English Language Arts education in the NC State College of Education, said she didn’t publish her first peer-reviewed academic article until she was in her late 20s and earning her doctorate degree. Through her work as the director of the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) though, she has now helped a group of students author a peer-reviewed article while they were still teenagers.

Aug 27, 2020

NC State College of Education Holds Inaugural Leadership Institute for Future Teachers for Rising High School Seniors of Color and Bilingual Students

The inaugural Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a five-day, invitational program for students of color and bilingual students interested in enhancing their leadership skills and exploring a potential career in education, was held virtually, July 26-31, 2020.

Aug 27, 2020

My Student Experience: College of Education Students Share What They Learned as Counselors of the Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) for High School Students

NC State College of Education students served as counselors and mentors for the inaugural Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a program for students of color and bilingual students held virtually, July 26-31, 2020. “It was vital for me to serve in that capacity because of representation,” says Jessica Terrones ’22.

Aug 24, 2020

National School Psychologist of the Year Leigh Kokenes ‘91 Focuses on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of K-12 students across the state and nation, educators like National School Psychologist of the Year Leigh Kokenes ‘91 are working to adjust. For Kokenes, that’s meant an increased focus on students’ social and emotional learning (SEL).

Aug 6, 2020

Original Freedom Writer Manny Scott Encourages Educators to Build Bridges, Develop Cultural Competence in 2020 Math Summit Keynote Address

Do you still believe education is the great equalizer? Do you enrich or impoverish the kids under your care? These are the questions author and original Freedom Writer Manny Scott posed to nearly 1,000 educators during his keynote address at the 2020 Math Summit hosted by the Triangle Math Alliance.