Reading

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.

Aug 22, 2018

EdNC.org: Wolfpack WORKS: Literacy Support for Beginning K-2 Teachers

Through the NC State College of Education and N.C. Department of Instruction initiative, Wolfpack WORKS, over 100 first- and second-year K-2 teachers in 15 high-need districts will receive blended professional development, literacy-specific coaching, and literacy resources.

Aug 1, 2018  |  In the News

EdNC.org: Wolfpack WORKS Gets Ready to Bolster Literacy Efforts

In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Paola Sztajn, NC State College of Education's associate dean for research and Innovation and co-principal investigator for Wolfpack WORKS. Wolfpack WORKS is an offshoot of the Read to Achieve program and will help first- and second-year, K-2 teachers better provide literacy instruction to their students.

Jul 30, 2018

7 Strategies For Preventing Summer Learning Loss

NC State College of Education faculty recommend seven ways to keep children’s minds and bodies active during school breaks. The easy-to-implement strategies help students continue to develop and retain science, math and reading knowledge gained in the classroom.

Jul 16, 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.

May 9, 2018  |  In the News

EdNC.org: Superintendent Johnson Allocates Funds for Literacy Training and Coaching

During a press conference Monday, State Superintendent Mark Johnson said the Department of Public Instruction will partner with the NC State College of Education to help beginning K-2 teachers in 15 low-performing local districts in reading instruction. The program, called Wolfpack WORKS (Ways to Optimize Reading/Writing for Kids Statewide), will also use Read to Achieve funds and combines in-person coaching with NC State professionals and online training.

May 8, 2018  |  Community and Engagement

NC State Education, NCDPI to Launch Wolfpack WORKS to Help Beginning Teachers Provide High-Quality Literacy Instruction

The pilot initiative will incorporate blended professional development, literacy-specific coaching and the resources first-year, K-2 teachers need to implement effective classroom literacy instruction in high-need elementary schools.

Apr 30, 2018

Through Reading Methods Course, Graduate Students “Giving Hope” to Hispanic Families Facing Language Barriers

Through Ann Harrington’s Reading Methods course and a partnership with the Hispanic Family Center, graduate students in the NC State College of Education are tutoring children who need extra reading support this semester. During the process, the graduate students are building their expertise in reading instruction while giving hope to families facing multiple challenges.

Feb 28, 2018

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.

Aug 14, 2017  |  Community and Engagement

How to Enhance Learning Over the Summer

A group from the NC State College of Education spent six weeks in June, July and August working to prevent summer learning loss among children in East Durham -- and learning how to be effective teachers.