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NC State College of Education doctoral students lead a professional development workshop to help teachers bring lessons outdoors

Oct 21, 2021

Doctoral Students Stephanie Fiocca and Jill McGowan Help Elementary School Teachers ‘Turn Lessons Inside Out’ Through Professional Development Workshops

As elementary school teachers and parents, Stephanie Fiocca and Jill McGowan have always connected with their children through going outdoors. As doctoral students, they immediately gravitated towards one another when they were tasked with a project that involved creating a professional development opportunity for educators. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

Oct 21, 2021

Why is it Important for Students to Feel a Sense of Belonging at School? ‘Students Choose to be in Environments That Make Them Feel a Sense of Fit,’ Says Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

When students feel a sense of belonging in the classroom, it can increase their educational success and motivational outcomes in multiple ways, and teachers can help create this feeling of belonging by building connections between classroom and community, according to Associate Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D. 

NC State College of Education Professor Bonnie Fusarelli

Oct 20, 2021

$4.5 Million Grant Will Help College of Education’s Innovative, Award-winning Principal Preparation Program Prepare More School Leaders

The NC State College of Education will be able to continue preparing future school leaders for high-needs schools through $4.5 million in funding for its innovative principal preparation program through the NC Principal Fellows Program. 

Mary Ann Danowitz holding Penn State College of Education's Alumni Excellence Award

Oct 20, 2021

Professor, Former Dean Mary Ann Danowitz Receives Penn State College of Education’s 2021 Alumni Excellence Award

The award recognizes alumni of Penn State's College of Education for their long-sustained excellence and contributions in their chosen profession. It’s the highest honor that the college bestows on alumni. 

NC State College of Education doctoral student Laura Romeo

Oct 18, 2021

‘We Need to Support Our Students to Be Well Enough, Both Physically and Mentally, to Learn:’ Doctoral Student Laura Romeo Redesigns Elementary Education Course to Focus on Educating the Whole Child

Laura Romeo ’22PHD, a doctoral student in the Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences’ elementary education in mathematics and science program area of study, is preparing pre-service teachers to address the needs of their students’ minds and bodies through a course she redesigned for the NC State College of Education’s undergraduate elementary education program. 

School girl thinking what to write on a blackboard.

Oct 14, 2021

Assistant Professor Jonee Wilson Will Support Teachers to Bring Equitable Mathematics Instruction into Classrooms Through National Science Foundation Grant

Jonee Wilson, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the NC State College of Education, has watched countless hours of instruction from classrooms across the United States. But, she said, she and other researchers have rarely seen equitable mathematics instruction put into practice. She hopes to address this issue through a new four-year, National Science Foundation DRK12 grant. 

Photo of Meeting FACES event in Raleigh

Oct 13, 2021

FACES Program Hopes to Connect Families of Children with Autism to Resources, Each Other Through Community Events

Lonnie Manns ’20MAT, a student in the Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences’ educational equity program area of study and the graduate research assistant for FACES Parent Advocacy Program, is hoping to help build a stronger community for families of children with autism. 

Science Class

Oct 12, 2021

Professor Meg Blanchard to Help Teachers Bring Eco-manufacturing Research, Career Connections to Classrooms Through Work on $3 Million Grant-funded project

Electronics are prevalent in almost every facet of life, but typically produce vast amounts of waste while their manufacturing process uses limited, scarce elements. The need to develop electronics that use energy-efficient manufacturing processes and renewable resources that degrade or can be repurposed is being addressed by a team of interdisciplinary researchers, including College of Education Professor of Science Education Meg Blanchard. 

Paola Sztajn

Oct 11, 2021

Getting to Know Interim Dean Paola Sztajn

In this interview, Interim Dean Paola Sztajn talks about growing up in urban Brazil, how working in the Amazon jungle changed her life, how she developed her research interest in early mathematics teaching and what it means to her to be Latina and how it will influence her role as interim dean. 

NC State College of Education Distinguished Professors Lance Fusarelli and Hollylynne Lee

Oct 11, 2021

Lance Fusarelli and Hollylynne Lee Named Professors of Distinction

Lance Fusarelli, professor of educational leadership and policy, and Hollylynne Lee, professor of mathematics and statistics education, have been selected as professors of distinction at NC State University.