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Nina Schoonover

Apr 27, 2022

Nina Schoonover ’22PHD: ‘I Hope to Continue to Fight for More Equitable School Practices that Embrace Students’ Diverse Ways of Knowing’

As a former high school English teacher, Nina Schoonover ’22PHD always used the arts in her classroom. Now, as she graduates with her Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Science in the literacy and English language arts program area of study, she will use her knowledge to conduct equity-focused research in her home state of Virginia. 

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. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Crystal Chen Lee and Jackie Relyea

Mar 4, 2022

Assistant Professors Crystal Chen Lee and Jackie Relyea to Receive Outstanding Engagement Awards

NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Crystal Chen Lee and Jackie Relyea have been selected as winners of the NC State Office of Outreach and Engagement’s 2021 Outstanding Engagement Award. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Angela Wiseman

Feb 11, 2022

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman Aims to Transform Use of Visual Methodologies to Promote Equity Using AERA Grant

Visual images have perpetuated racialized stereotypes and negative ideas, yet they also have the potential to amplify youth perspectives and dismantle deficit perspectives, says Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, Visual research methods, framed with an equity lens, can reflect people’s experiences and also play an important role in supporting children in educational contexts and communities. Wiseman also acknowledges that visual-based methods can be used as tools for activism and aims to develop and amplify visual methods in literacy education. 

Literacy and Equity Summit

Jan 24, 2022

Educators Come Together for Powerful NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit

“My challenge to myself and to you is that maybe instead of discussing the equity of literacy, we should discuss the literacy of equity. Do you know how to read the room? Do you know how to read your kids?” This charge from New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds kicked off a full day’s worth of keynote and breakout sessions for the NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Angela Wiseman discusses ways to engage in trauma-informed teaching

Jan 20, 2022

How Can I Engage in Trauma-informed Teaching? ‘When Teachers are Doing a Trauma-informed Approach, They’re Really Building Community and Acknowledging What Might Happen When Difficult Experiences and Stories are Shared,’ Says Associate Professor Angela Wiseman

Classrooms are places where stories are shared, and many times, often at unexpected moments, children may share stories related to traumas they’ve experienced in their lives. For this reason, Associate Professor Angela Wiseman says it’s important for educators to have the preparation and understanding necessary to engage in trauma-informed teaching. 

Jan 19, 2022

NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit

The NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit will bring together cross-sector stakeholders to address the question: How do we leverage North Carolina’s investment in PreK-5 literacy to ensure that all… 

Dec 1, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Want Students Not Only to Be Proficient Readers but to Enjoy Reading and Learning,’ Says Courtney Weathers ‘21

An experience with a literacy nonprofit in high school inspired Courtney Weathers ‘21 to explore the best practices in literacy instruction, so all students can become confident, independent readers. 

Oct 19, 2021

2021 New Literacies Collaborative Fall Symposium

During the 2021 New Literacies Collaborative Fall Symposium, Bettina Love, Ph.D., award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia, will give the keynote speech. Dr.… 

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.