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The Literacy Space

Apr 18, 2022

College of Education Scholars Highlight What Teachers Know About Reading Instruction, Comprehension Through Recent Publications

Faculty members in the NC State College of Education have co-authored a series of new papers that focus on what teachers know about literacy instruction and take an asset-based approach to professional development. 

stack of books

Oct 7, 2021

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from June-September 2021

Faculty and research associates at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are publishing their research related to pressing topics and sharing their work through national and international presentations. Take a look at presentations and publications from our faculty and research associates from June through September 2021. 

Teacher Helping a Student Read

Aug 9, 2021

‘Wolfpack WORKS Has Helped Me Grow as an Educator:’ Teachers Reflect on Impact of Literacy Initiative as it Comes to an End

As the Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative concludes, participating teachers reflect on what they have learned and how the project has helped them and their students grow and improve. 

A teacher works with students in an elementary school classroom

Jul 13, 2021

Elementary Education Program Spotlight: ‘We Share a Commitment to Seeing Our Students Succeed and Ensuring Our Graduates Are Excellent Elementary Teachers’

Through coursework, field placements and propinquity, the NC State College of Education’s elementary education program is preparing future teachers who rank among the most effective in the state. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Jill. Grifenhagen, Ph.D.

Mar 30, 2021

Assistant Professor Jill Grifenhagen: ‘Every Child Deserves an Excellent Literacy Teacher Each Year and Elementary Teachers Need to Be Ready to Meet Students’ Diverse Literacy Needs’

No matter how much Jill Grifenhagen, Ph.D., tried to resist following in the footsteps of her mother and other family members who were teachers, the career path kept finding her. She finally gave into her calling during a sociology course she took as an undergraduate that focused on social stratification, where she learned about the ways educational systems can both perpetuate and transcend social inequalities. 

Three children lay on the floor to read together

Jul 1, 2020

College of Education Faculty Offer Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Students can often fall behind in their learning during the summer months, and that phenomenon could be amplified this year by the fact that schools have been closed since March to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). To help prevent summer learning loss, College of Education faculty are offering their tips for helping students continue to learn. 

Teacher Helping a Student Read

Apr 9, 2020

Wolfpack WORKS Continues to Support Beginning Teachers, Help Kids Improve Literacy Skills From Home During COVID-19

Since 2018, Wolfpack WORKS has used a blended professional development approach to provide literacy-specific induction support to beginning K-2 teachers. As learning moves online, coaches are sharing how they are continuing to successfully support educators during the transition. 

Teacher Helping a Student Read

Nov 4, 2019

Wolfpack WORKS: A Look at the Literacy Initiative’s First Year

Take a look at Wolfpack WORKS' first year and the impact the literacy initiative is having on teachers and students in North Carolina. 

Dr. Ann Harrington speaks during a series of Wolfpack WORKS meetings in June 2019

Jun 25, 2019

Wolfpack WORKS Meetings Help Prepare Administrators for Second Year

Wolfpack WORKS is expanding as the project enters its second year. Co-principal investigator Ann Harrington explains the plan to provide support for more teachers as well as school administrators. 

A photo from Education Week showing a teacher helping a student read

Apr 2, 2019

Education Week: North Carolina Awards $12M Grant to Improve Literacy Instruction

The three-year, $12.3 million grant, awarded to the NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative, will provide additional training in teaching literacy to all first-, second- and third-year K-2 teachers in 16 high-needs school districts in North Carolina.