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Mar 3, 2021

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Sarah Cannon, Ph.D.

In the March 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Professional Education Sarah Cannon, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Mar 2, 2021

Students on Associate Professor Sarah Carrier: ‘She Values Hard Work and Life-long Learning, and Models These Values for Her Students Across All Levels of the Elementary Education Programs’

Associate Professor Sarah Carrier, Ph.D., says she hopes the students who take her courses will develop a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for science. College of Education students share how Carrier’s lessons have helped them in their own classrooms and on their academic journeys.

Mar 1, 2021

20 Doctoral Students to Represent NC State College of Education at National Conferences through Belk Center Fellows Program

Twenty doctoral students in the College of Education’s Community College Leadership program who have been selected as Belk Center Fellows are attending national conferences and representing the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.

Feb 25, 2021

Ask the Expert: How Can Educators Help Advance Equity in Schools? ‘We Have to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable So That We Can Disrupt, Better Learn and Understand What’s Problematic Within Ourselves and in our Society,’ Says Professor Joy Gaston Gayles

Many schools and universities boast a diverse student body, but simply having diversity is not the same as providing an equitable educational experience for students across all backgrounds, says Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., professor of higher education and senior advisor for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the NC State College of Education. She explains how educators can become change agents and engage in anti-racist work that can help create more equitable experiences for all.

Feb 22, 2021

My Student Experience: Five NC State College of Education Students Share Their Experiences as Virtual Orientation Leaders During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic forced orientation leaders to transition New Student Orientation from an in-person event to an online experience. Five College of Education students share their experiences as virtual orientation leaders during COVID-19.

Feb 17, 2021

Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea Selected to Join First Cohort of NC State Impact Scholars

Jackie Relyea, Ph.D., assistant professor of literacy education in the NC State College of Education, has been selected to join the first-ever cohort of NC State Impact Scholars as part of the Strengthening the Impact of Research (STIR) program.

Feb 17, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Want to Teach Kids to be Kind and Accepting of Others and Teach Them to be Confident in Themselves While Giving Them the Support They Need to Succeed in Life,’ Says Elementary Education Student Emma Wilson ‘21

Emma Wilson ‘21 was always told she would make a good teacher. But she never considered it until her senior year of high school. However, it wasn’t until Wilson enrolled in the exploratory studies program at NC State where she discovered teaching was a natural fit.

Feb 12, 2021

University-School Partnership Coordinator Keith Walkowiak: ‘While I Am No Longer in a Classroom…I Appreciate the Ability to Collaborate and Build Relationships with Principals and Mentor Teachers’

When Keith Walkowiak first started college in the 1990s, he had no goals of ever becoming an educator. However, after seizing on opportunities as they presented themselves, he became both a teacher and administrator before joining the NC State College of Education, where he has helped hundreds of students in the elementary education and middle grades English Language Arts and Social Studies programs receive classroom training to become teachers through his role as the university-school partnership coordinator.

Feb 10, 2021

Celebrating Our Black Alumni and their Impact in Classrooms and Beyond

As part of celebrating Black History Month, we recognize the academic achievements of some of our extraordinary College of Education alumni who are Black and who have made contributions to the field of education. Meet some of them.

Feb 9, 2021

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D.

In the February 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.