Author, Poet and Literacy Advocate Pat Mora on Bilingual Literacy, Bookjoy and the Start of Children’s Day/Book Day (El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros)
Author, poet and literary advocate Pat Mora discusses bilingual literacy in education, the meaning of bookjoy and the founding of Children’s Day/Book Day with the NC State College of Education as NC State celebrates Latinx Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Author, Poet and Literacy Advocate Pat Mora: Bookjoy is the Work of Teachers
"It’s our job [as educators] to get [students] excited with books and excited about bookjoy," said author, poet and literacy advocate Pat Mora during a talk and book signing hosted by the NC State College of Education Sept. 17. "I would argue it’s some of the most important work that needs to be done in this country, especially right now, because the competition from the web is so intense."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.