My Student Experience: Five NC State College of Education Students Share Their Experiences as Virtual Orientation Leaders During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic forced orientation leaders to transition New Student Orientation from an in-person event to an online experience. Five College of Education students share their experiences as virtual orientation leaders during COVID-19.
Scholarship Honors Legacy of an NC State Pioneer
The family of beloved former NC State administrator Jack Stewart has established a scholarship to help a new generation of passionate future STEM educators. Teaching Fellow Breanna Goins '21, who is double majoring in mathematics and mathematics education is the first recipient of the scholarship.
#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Has Shaped My Passion to Learn. Whether it’s Reading or Writing, I Really Do Love to Learn,’ Says Kelly Fitzgerald ‘89
With a passion for mathematics, Kelly Fitzgerald ‘89 enrolled in NC State with the hope of becoming an engineer. He quickly discovered he had more of a “love for pure mathematics than the application.” After taking some education courses, he realized his passion was in the classroom and he’s been a high school math teacher for 30 years.
Scholarship Support Helped New Alumna Charlotte Melville ‘20 Become a Middle School Math Teacher, Regain Her Confidence
Charlotte Melville ‘20 discovered her passion for teaching while sitting in Jason Cheek’s Advanced Placement Calculus class during her senior year of high school. Earning the Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Scholarship has allowed her to pursue her dream of becoming a middle school math teacher and challenging her students the way Mr. Cheek challenged her.
My Student Experience: Mathematics Education Student Jessica Terrones ‘22 Shares Her ‘Sin Limite’ Experience as Latinx Heritage Month Committee Chair
In Spanish, the phrase “sin limite” means “limitless.” For mathematics education major Jessica Terrones ‘22, those two words guided her as she stepped into a leadership role as the NC State University Latinx Heritage Month committee chair.
Professor Paola Sztajn Helps Teachers Encourage Young Students to Engage in Mathematical Discourse Through New Book
Participation in mathematics discourse can promote mathematical understanding among elementary school students, but the ability to engage in such conversations does not come naturally to most young children. In order to help educators understand how to support and incorporate productive mathematical conversations in the classroom, NC State College of Education Professor Paola Sztajn, Ph.D. has authored a new book entitled Activating Math Talk: 11 Purposeful Techniques for Your Elementary Students.
Meet Our Incoming Students: Three of Our Newest Teaching Fellows
This fall, the NC State College of Education welcomed over 600 first-year, transfer and graduate students for the 2020-21 academic year. Among the new first-year undergraduate and transfer students, 36 are part of the third cohort of Teaching Fellows. Meet three of them.
Professor Hollylynne Lee Named 2020 American Statistical Association (ASA) Fellow
Professor Hollylynne Lee has been interested in statistics education since she began developing a software to assist young learners 23 years ago. Her work in the field was recently honored as she was named one of the 2020 American Statistical Association (ASA) Fellows.
Back to School: Helping Children with Math
Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D. offers tips for parents and caregivers to help their children with math learning at home.
Original Freedom Writer Manny Scott Encourages Educators to Build Bridges, Develop Cultural Competence in 2020 Math Summit Keynote Address
Do you still believe education is the great equalizer? Do you enrich or impoverish the kids under your care? These are the questions author and original Freedom Writer Manny Scott posed to nearly 1,000 educators during his keynote address at the 2020 Math Summit hosted by the Triangle Math Alliance.