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Covers of books written by best-selling authors Tracy Deonn and Kwame Mbalia

Jul 14, 2021

Best-selling Authors Tracy Deonn, Kwame Mbalia to Headline Young Adult Colloquium: “Celebrating the Magic of Black Characters” Aug. 28

Learn how to bring the magic of Black characters to life in your classrooms at the 2021 Young Adult Colloquium: Come YAC with the Pack on Saturday, Aug. 28. Designed for educators, librarians and future education professionals, you’ll hear from best-selling Black authors Tracy Deonn and Kwame Mbalia and guest scholar Jewel Davis to gain insight and deepen your understanding of diversity, representation and the role of race, gender and history within diverse texts. 

METRC Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle with NC State College of Education Associate Dean John Lee, Ph.D.

Jun 30, 2021

METRC Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle Receives NC State’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Service

When instruction shifted online in March of 2020, METRC Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle provided support and guidance to College of Education faculty, staff and students while helping to address the digital divide through her Digital Durham initiative. 

reading

Feb 19, 2021

Read More: Tips for Selecting the Right Book, Accessing Reading Materials and Making Reading a Daily Habit

Kerri Brown Parker, director of the NC State College of Education’s Media and Education Technology Resource Center, and Amelia Rodarte, a community engagement librarian with NC State University Libraries, have authored this piece to offer advice for people who are hoping to read more over the course of this year. 

Educational electronics

Dec 17, 2020

Entertaining the Kids: Home Makerspace Can Keep Children Entertained, Inspire Creativity Indoors During Winter Months, says METRC Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle

As the hours of daylight get fewer and the temperatures get colder, people tend to spend more time inside. Parents and caregivers may be looking for activities to occupy children without screens during the winter months. Laura B. Fogle, assistant director of the NC State College of Education’s Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC), says a home makerspace can engage kids in hands-on activities, while stimulating creativity and building problem solving skills. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle

Nov 2, 2020

UNC-TV: Gen Z Dealing with Change

Laura B. Fogle, assistant director of the NC State College of Education's Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC) and a high school student who participated in the college's Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) share experiences and insights surrounding the shift to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic.  

A student sitting in METRC listening to an audiobook

Aug 19, 2020

METRC Holds Summer Audiobook Club for College of Education Undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching Students

Staff from the NC State College of Education’s Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC) hosted an audiobook club this summer for undergraduate students and graduate students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program. 

Kerri Brown Parker

Jul 30, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Have Always Enjoyed Being Around Kids from Elementary Age Through High School and/or College. I Enjoy Their Spirit, Optimism, Passion and Humor,’ Says Director of METRC Kerri Brown Parker

For the past seven-and-a-half years, Kerri Brown Parker has served as director of the Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC). She shares why she chose education, how education has shaped her into the person she is today and what has inspired her during these unprecedented times. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle

Mar 30, 2020

METRC Assistant Director and Digital Durham Founder Laura B. Fogle: Addressing the Homework Gap, Digital Divide During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

With schools across North Carolina moving to online learning as districts close to combat the coronavirus, METRC Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle shares the ways in which the change will magnify the issue of the homework gap. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle

Feb 3, 2020

Digital Durham, Developed by METRC Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle, Continues Work to Close Homework Gap Through Catalyst Grant, Institute for Emerging Issues Forum

An encounter with one Durham Public Schools student opened METRC Assistant Director Laura B. Fogle’s eyes to the issue of digital equity. Today she is working to close the homework gap through the Digital Durham project, which was recently awarded a Catalyst Grant from the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute. 

Three children lay on the floor to read together

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.