Professor Hiller Spires Helps Students Cultivate Relationships on 1st Study Abroad Trip to China
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Hiller Spires, Ph.D., has been to China more than a dozen times, but a study abroad course this spring gave her a new perspective as students learned about education and cultivated relationships during the 3-city tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.