global programs

Mar 7, 2019

Professor John Nietfeld Receives Internationalization Seed Grant

Dr. John Nietfeld, a professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, has received a 2019-20 Internationalization Seed Grant from the NC State Office of Global Engagement to travel to Spain to begin working with the University of Oviedo on a Spanish version of his game-based learning environment Missions with Monty.

Sep 18, 2018

International Inquiry: Providing Local In-Service Teachers with International Professional Development

Three NC State College of Education faculty members and a group of 20 in-service teachers from Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties traveled to the Czech Republic for two weeks as part of a teacher professional development program July 8-22, 2018. The program prepares teachers to adopt technology-enabled strategies to connect and understand cultures to inform their classroom instruction.

Aug 2, 2018

Developing Collaborative Research Partnerships in Finland and Estonia: A Student Perspective

Claudia Rodriguez, a master of higher education administration student in the NC State College of Education, talks about her experience with a new faculty-led research study abroad program in Finland and Estonia in this Q&A interview from NC State Study Abroad. 

Aug 2, 2018

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.

May 4, 2018  |  Our People

Sarah Glova ‘18 PHD: Advocating for Individualized Instruction and Digital Learning

After graduating from the NC State College of Education, Sarah Glova ‘18 PHD will use her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction to create innovative eLearning environments as founder and president of Reify Media.

May 4, 2018

Laila Thompson ’18: “I Seek to be an Inspiration”

Born prematurely and labeled as a child who would "lag behind her peers," Laila Thompson '18 has spent her life overcoming obstacles. Educators, she says, believed in her potential and inspired her to not be defined by her circumstances. That is why she chose education and why she continues to encourage other educators to embrace their role in helping students to achieve their dreams. 

Feb 6, 2018

Ajaya Jonas Joins NC State Education as Coordinator for Global Programs

Ajaya Jonas has joined the NC State College of Education as the coordinator for global programs, effective Feb. 1. She will be responsible for the integration and development of the college's global efforts with its teaching, research and innovation initiatives.

Sep 19, 2017

Hiller Spires on “Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education”

Nearly a dozen contributors with ties to the NC State College of Education highlight examples of educational innovation in China in a new book.

Sep 5, 2017  |  Our People

Pre-Service Teacher Learns to be Global Citizen through Experiences Abroad

Multiple study abroad experiences helped junior elementary education major Kelsi Harris grow personally, academically and professionally.

Aug 30, 2017  |  Research and Impact

Spires Named Honorary Principal of China’s Suzhou North America High School

Now in it second year, Suzhou North America High School has about 600 students and 73 teachers from around the world. Professor Hiller Spires helped start the school.