literacy

Aug 14, 2019

Meet Jackie Relyea: ‘Inspire Others To Reach Their Fullest Potential’

Jackie Relyea, Ph.D., an assistant professor of early literacy, is one of several new faculty joining the NC State College of Education for the 2019-20 academic year.

Aug 8, 2019

Recommended Reads: A Prescription for Comic Relief

Students need to read books they enjoy to help them become adults who read for fun. Kerri Brown Parker, director of the NC State College of Education’s Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC), has curated three lists of books designed to provide comic relief for students of all ages.

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.

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.

May 22, 2019

Ragland Foundation to Provide Scholarships to Teachers Seeking Advanced Degrees in K-12 Reading

A $25,000 gift from the W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Foundation will allow the NC State College of Education to continue to provide scholarships to support a fifth cohort of teachers seeking a master’s degree in New Literacies and Global Learning with a specialization in K-12 reading.

Apr 23, 2019

[Video] Student-Authors Read Excerpts from Published Works at Inaugural Reading Celebration

The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) investigates and promotes the power of voice among historically underserved students by supporting literacy learning in educational community-based organizations. Hear student-authors read excerpts from their published books at LCI’s Inaugural Reading Celebration.

Mar 19, 2019

Making Classrooms a Safe Place to Talk about Death

Dr. Michelle Falter, an assistant professor of English education at the NC State College of Education, wants to help school leaders and parents understand the value of addressing sensitive issues like depression and suicide through literary works in the classroom. She recently co-edited two books to serve as pedagogical resources for teachers tackling sensitive subjects through literature.

Mar 19, 2019

N&O: NC State Gets $12M from N.C. to Help Elementary School Students Read Better

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative received a three-year, $12.26 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, which will allow the initiative to expand its work of training beginning K-2 teachers in 16 North Carolina school districts to include all third-year K-2 teachers in those districts. The new grant is the largest the college's faculty has received since records have been kept.

Mar 19, 2019

WRAL: NC State Receives Record-Breaking $12M Grant to Help Teachers Improve Students’ Reading Skills

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will expand its support to beginning K-2 teachers and continue to improve early literacy outcomes in North Carolina using a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The three-year timeline allows the Wolfpack WORKS team to evaluate the program’s impact on participating teachers’ early literacy knowledge and practice as well as their students’ reading achievement in the short- and long-term.

Mar 19, 2019

Technician: Wolfpack WORKS Literacy Initiative Gets $12.2M Grant

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will use a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to extend its support to third-year K-2 teachers in partner school districts and hire additional literacy coaches to increase the reach of the initiative to more than 240 teachers across North Carolina.