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English Language Arts

Sep 8, 2021

Young Adult Colloquium Provides Opportunity for Educators to Share Magic of Black Characters in Classroom

The 2021 Young Adult Colloquium: Come YAC with the Pack was launched with the goal of sharing the magic of Black characters with educators while also preparing them to take what they learned and apply it to the classroom. 

Covers of books written by best-selling authors Tracy Deonn and Kwame Mbalia

Jul 14, 2021

Best-selling Authors Tracy Deonn, Kwame Mbalia to Headline Young Adult Colloquium: “Celebrating the Magic of Black Characters” Aug. 28

Learn how to bring the magic of Black characters to life in your classrooms at the 2021 Young Adult Colloquium: Come YAC with the Pack on Saturday, Aug. 28. Designed for educators, librarians and future education professionals, you’ll hear from best-selling Black authors Tracy Deonn and Kwame Mbalia and guest scholar Jewel Davis to gain insight and deepen your understanding of diversity, representation and the role of race, gender and history within diverse texts. 

Aaliyah Whitfield

Mar 10, 2020

Aaliyah Whitfield ‘20: ‘I am Prepared for Just About Any Scenario Because I Have Had to Learn About Catering to Students’ Needs, Classroom Management Styles and More’

Student Ambassador Aaliyah Whitfield ‘20 was inspired to pursue a career in middle grades education because of her love of English. And the NC State College of Education has prepared her for that next step through experiences in the field that started as a sophomore. 

Amaya Dicker

Sep 9, 2019

Amaya Dicker ’21: ‘I’d Much Rather Be That Person Who Shows Up Every Day and Is There For Their Students and With Them Every Step Of The Way’

Amaya Dicker ’21 always enjoyed working with students, leading her to participate in the Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village. Through her experience with SAY, she realized her passion for education and is now pursuing a career as a middle grades English language arts and social studies teacher. 

Michelle Falter, Ph.D., surrounded by teachers in Kenya

Jun 28, 2019

On Second Trip to Kenya, Assistant Professor Michelle Falter Sees Teachers’ Skills Grow

For the past two summers, NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Michelle Falter, Ph.D., has traveled to Kenya to help provide professional development for teachers. She discusses how their skills have developed and her plans to bring students along for the trip next year.