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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. 

Sep 28, 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. 

Angela Wiseman

Jun 25, 2021

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman: ‘I Want My Students To Be Teachers Who Will Encourage, Support and Understand All Children’

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, Ph.D., comes from four generations of teachers, but she initially didn’t plan to follow in those footsteps. However, when she was excused from one day of her high school classes to volunteer in an elementary school, she fell in love with being surrounded by young children and the idea of teaching. 

Jackie Eunjung Relyea

Jun 4, 2021

AERA-NSF-funded Project Allows Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea To Explore Co-development of Reading Ability, Science Content Knowledge Among English Language Learners

A recent study co-authored by Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea, Ph.D., found that a group of first graders in N.C. who participated in a 10-day reading program that used a series of science books had higher science knowledge and improved vocabulary knowledge, reading comprehension and argumentative writing compared with children who received regular instruction. She will build on those findings through a 1-year, $25,000 grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and National Science Foundation (NSF). 

A student and teacher work together as part of the Yadkin Wolfpack Literacy Partnership

May 28, 2021

EdNC: Wolfpack Readers Tutoring Program Gives Teachers Hands-on Experience While Students Gain Reading Skills

The Wolfpack Readers after school-school tutoring program is part of the Yadkin Wolfpack Literacy Partnership (YWLP) between the NC State College of Education and Yadkin County Schools (YCS) designed to improve reading proficiency in the district by helping teachers… 

May 19, 2021

WRAL: Summer Enrollment is Typically Low, and NC School Districts Are Trying To Change That This Year

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Dennis Davis, Ph.D., discusses way to keep students engaged and learning in summer school.  

Child reading at sunset.

Apr 30, 2021

Science Books Boost Beginning Readers’ Skills

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea, Ph.D., was part of study that used science books on Arctic animal survival to teach first graders to read. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Chandra Alston, Ph.D., Michelle Falter, Ph.D. and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D.

Apr 26, 2021

Ask the Expert: What is Culturally Responsive Teaching? ‘Teaching That Acknowledges, Attends to and Leverages the Cultures, Values and Ways of Knowing of Young People,’ Say Assistant Professors Chandra Alston, Michelle Falter and Crystal Chen Lee

To help students become more fully motivated and engaged in the classroom, and to help them better develop their identities, NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Chandra Alston, Ph.D., Michelle Falter, Ph.D., and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., said that engaging in culturally responsive teaching practices is crucial for educators. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea

Jan 12, 2021

Ask the Expert: How Can Teachers Help Bilingual Students Become Proficient Readers? Through ‘Consistent Exposure to a Variety of Texts and Explicit and Sustained Literacy Instruction,’ Says Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea

English language learners’ development of second language literacy skills is often quite unique, says Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea, Ph.D., because it often takes longer to develop than their day-to-day oral communication skills. She explains how educators can support these students as they become proficient English readers.