Improving Education in Kenya through the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute
Three NC State College of Education faculty members traveled to Kitale in June to equip Kenyan educators with resources, digital literacy strategies and inquiry-based practices to use in their classrooms.
EdNC.org: Wolfpack WORKS Gets Ready to Bolster Literacy Efforts
In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Paola Sztajn, NC State College of Education's associate dean for research and Innovation and co-principal investigator for Wolfpack WORKS. Wolfpack WORKS is an offshoot of the Read to Achieve program and will help first- and second-year, K-2 teachers better provide literacy instruction to their students.
More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science
Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Professor Gail Jones' research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself.
NC State Education Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Implement Science Learning Environments
NC State Education Professor and Principal Investigator John Nietfeld will receive a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant for a three-year project entitled A Learning Environment to Support Comprehension Monitoring with Informational Science Text. Education Associate Professor James Minogue serves as a Research Associate and Design Associate Professor Marc Russo serves as a co-PI on this project.
Working Paper Offers Initial Data on Academic Impact of N.C. School Vouchers
A new working paper that compares scores of a small volunteer group of public and private school students on the same standardized test found positive effects for voucher recipients, particularly first-year participants in the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program; but authors Anna Egalite, Trip Stallings and Stephen Porter caution against reading too much into the results.
Five Questions With . . . Jessica DeCuir-Gunby on Race and Education
Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, a professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, studies how racial identity impacts the educational experiences of African American students and the relationships between race and emotions within education. Her purpose: to help professional educators shape a more inclusive world.
NC State Education Receives $7.5+ Million in Research Grants Between April-May 2018
NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $7,749,144 to support five research projects in April and May. In FY 2018, faculty have received $13,276,765 in awards so far.
The Conversation: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists
Dressing the part is the key finding of a study Graduate Research Assistant Megan Ennes and Professor Gail Jones conducted recently to determine what kind of effect a simple article of clothing – in this case, white lab coats – have on students’ confidence in their ability to do science.
“Shark Tank” Competitions Provide Feedback, Increase Engagement in STEM Classrooms
Through a recently National Science Foundation funded $1.2 million ITEST grant, Jere Confrey and her team will continue to help math classrooms redesign group work to inspire and engage children through entrepreneurial problem-solving and coaching.
Hollylynne Lee to Focus on Data Science as RTI Scholar
As a new RTI University Scholar, Professor Hollylynne Lee will collaborate on a project to help teachers incorporate statistics and data science into their classes.