College of Education and College of Natural Resources Partnership Provides Teachers with Professional Development in Bioproducts and Bioenergy
Sixteen high school science and career and technical education teachers attended a four-day hands-on professional development workshop at NC State in July. The workshop was part of the USDA-funded Sustainable Bioproducts and Bioenergy Program, a collaboration between NC State’s College of Natural Resources and College of Education.
K.C. Busch, Meg Blanchard Help Bring Education for Sustainability, Professional Development to Galápagos Islands
Professional development is difficult to access for teachers in the Galápagos Islands because of the region’s isolated location, but NC State College of Education Assistant Professor K.C. Busch, Ph.D. is helping to bring opportunities to native educators.
Making Professional Development Count for Elementary Math Teachers
Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., associate dean for research and innovation for the NC State College of Education, has co-edited a book on professional development that focuses on the use of learning trajectories in elementary math instruction. She explains why everybody should be taking the lead in improving professional development in teaching math.
Manfra to Share How to Tackle Fake News in the Classroom in Upcoming Webinar
NC State Education Associate Professor Meghan Manfra will share ways teachers can equip their students to be media literate in the current era of misinformation and fake news in a professional development webinar on Thursday, Oct. 25.
N.C. Science Teachers Gain Research Experience through NIH-Funded Grant
Through a National Institutes of Health-funded, five-year project, NC State Education Associate Professor Margareta Thomson heads a new professional development program designed to help K-12 teachers from high-poverty North Carolina schools build their scientific research skills and content knowledge.
International Inquiry: Providing Local In-Service Teachers with International Professional Development
Three NC State College of Education faculty members and a group of 20 in-service teachers from Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties traveled to the Czech Republic for two weeks as part of a teacher professional development program July 8-22, 2018. The program prepares teachers to adopt technology-enabled strategies to connect and understand cultures to inform their classroom instruction.
Meet Erin Krupa ’11 PHD: All Students Can Engage with Mathematics if Given the Opportunity
“After I taught high school mathematics for four years, I believed I could help more students be successful in mathematics by learning how to prepare future mathematics teachers. I believed I could make more of an impact if I worked with future and practicing teachers on improving their mathematics instruction," says the new assistant professor of mathematics education.
Preparing Future-Ready Students Through Professional Development at the NC State Math Science Summit
More than 600 educators from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake County Public Schools improved their skills in delivering math and science content to their students at the NC State Math Science Summit held on Aug. 1-2, 2018.
49 Books to Help You Get Ready for Back to School
Kerri Brown Parker, director of NC State College of Education’s Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC), recommends books that will help prepare young readers and educators to return to the classroom this fall.
NC State Education’s Online Professional Development Course Addresses Needs in Foundational Reading Skills
Improving Early Literacy Teaching Foundational Reading Skills, an online professional development course for educators, is one of several initiatives underway at the NC State College of Education designed to help improve early literacy education across North Carolina and beyond.