Community and Engagement

Dec 11, 2019

Former U.S. Secretary of Education John King: ‘We Have No Future’ if Education Doesn’t Improve for Minority and Low-Income Students in U.S.

Former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. spoke about why he chose to become a teacher, the biggest challenges he sees in education today and how the NC State College of Education can play a role in addressing those challenges.

Dec 4, 2019

Valencia College President Sanford ‘Sandy’ Shugart: ‘Dramatic Improvements in the Transfer Ecosystem’ Needed to Help Students Transition from Community Colleges to Universities

Valencia College President Sanford “Sandy” Shugart offered six steps for creating a successful community college transfer system when he delivered the NC State College of Education’s Dallas Herring Lecture on Dec. 3, 2019.

Nov 25, 2019

Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion Help Associate Professor James Bartlett Show ‘Community Colleges are a Viable Pathway to Success’

Associate Professor James Bartlett, Ph.D., realizes that many people view community colleges as a second choice for earning a degree, but a Nov. 21 event helped showcase how community colleges can be a first choice to start a pathway to success.

Nov 19, 2019

‘Dessert with Democracy’ Helps Educators See the Value of Classroom Discussion Through Open Forum for Community

Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Christy Byrd, Ph.D., provided a forum for discussion and helped College of Education students see the benefits of classroom discussion during the “Dessert with Democracy” event.

Nov 19, 2019

Hiller A. Spires Named Executive Director of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Associate Dean

Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., will serve as executive director of the NC State College of Education’s William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and associate dean, effective Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Nov 19, 2019

Kevin Oliver, Angela Wiseman Provide Professional Development for In-service Teachers Through Cultural Immersion, Digital Tools in Germany

Fifteen educators will have the opportunity to learn new digital tools and explore cultural topics during a professional development trip to Germany, hosted by Professor Kevin Oliver, Ph.D. and Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, Ph.D., this summer.

Nov 6, 2019

NC State Students Build, Compete with Robots Through Club Led By Teaching Assistant Professor Parks Newby

A VEX-U Robotics team based out of the NC State College of Education and led by Teaching Assistant Professor Parks Newby recently received a grant for a new robot to use in competitions.

Nov 4, 2019

Grant-Funded Project Gives Students Access to STEM Concepts Through Robotics

Professor Kevin Oliver, Ph.D., and Teaching Assistant Professor Parks Newby will promote new school makerspaces by introducing programmed robotics platforms in several schools in the Piedmont Unifour region through a new grant-funded project.

Nov 4, 2019

With Grant from Mebane Charitable Foundation, Yadkin Wolfpack Literacy Partnership Will Collaborate with Yadkin County Schools to Train Literacy Experts, Improve Reading Proficiency

A new partnership between the NC State College of Education and Yadkin County Schools called the Yadkin Wolfpack Literacy Partnership will work to improve reading proficiency in the district by helping teachers become literacy leaders. The project is funded by the Mebane Charitable Foundation and led by Associate Professor Dennis Davis.

Oct 28, 2019

SAY Students Serve Youth in Underserved Communities During Fall Break Trip to Charleston

Twelve first- and second-year students from the NC State College of Education’s Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village traveled to Charleston, S.C., to work with underserved youth in communities around the area during Fall Break.