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Oct 24, 2023

Why is Inquiry-based Learning Important in Social Studies Classrooms? ‘I Very Much Believe Inquiry is a Life Skill,’ Says Associate Dean John Lee

Associate Dean John Lee says that when educators engage students in the social studies classroom, they should do so with the expectation that those young people are novices, who have limited prior experience with the content. While there are many teaching and learning practices that don’t account for this perspective, Lee said, using an inquiry-based approach can meet students where they are, honoring their current level of intellectual development while setting high expectations and encouraging them to take action. 

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Oct 23, 2023

Associate Teaching Professor Cyndi Edgington, Assistant Professors Robin Anderson and Ruby Ellis Will Prepare Pre-service Educators to Teach Mathematics in Diverse Settings Through Grant-funded Project

A group of faculty members in NC State’s College of Education are hoping to challenge the perception that mathematics teaching and learning is a one-size-fits-all approach through work on a new, grant-funded project. 

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Oct 17, 2023

Professor Carla Johnson Partners with College of Engineering, International Companies to Prepare New Professionals for Careers in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science

NC State College of Education Professor Carla Johnson is partnering with several national and international companies to help diversify the STEM workforce by preparing more than 30 people for careers in data science and artificial intelligence (AI). 

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Oct 16, 2023

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from April-September, 2023

Faculty, staff and research associates at the NC State College of Education, including its Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are publishing their research related to pressing educational topics in journals and sharing their work through national and international presentations. 

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Oct 12, 2023

College of Education Awarded $5.6 Million in Grant Funding From July Through September, 2023

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $5,609,113 to support 12 projects from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2023. 

Oct 11, 2023

Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue, Doctoral Student Victor Cadilla Explore Potential of Two-way Dual Language Immersion Programs as Desegregation Tool in Essay, Study

Despite schools in the United States becoming increasingly linguistically and ethnically diverse, school desegregation has been on a decline since hitting a peak in the 1980s, according to research. Now, Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue and doctoral student Victor Cadilla are exploring the potential of two-way dual language immersion (DLI) programs to diminish segregation, particularly for multilingual learners. 

Oct 9, 2023

With $42.1M in Funding, NC State College of Education Researchers Set New Record from Grant Funding Awarded in a Single Year

Faculty and research scholars in the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $42,138,265 in external funding to support 66 projects in the 2022-23 academic year, setting a new record for total dollar amount awarded in a single year. 

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Sep 25, 2023

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Meg Blanchard Working on Collaborative Project to Develop New Short-Wave Infrared Light Camera

Engineers, scientists and educators at NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are collaborating to develop a new SWIR (short-wave infrared) light camera and recruit the next generation of engineers. 

Sep 15, 2023

Scholars Gather to Learn About Rural Multilingual Learners at Conference on Rural English Learner Education and Research (CREER) Organized by Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady

The first-of-its-kind Conference on Rural English Learner Education and Research (CREER) convened scholars and educators from across the country to identify the state of educational programs, policies and practices for rural multilingual learners and families. The conference also aimed to create a collaborative plan and a national research agenda for this population. 

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Sep 8, 2023

Book Edited by Professor Sylvia Nassar Addresses Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans

NC State College of Education Professor Sylvia Nassar serves as the lead editor and author of two chapters in the second edition of Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans: Culture, Development, and Health.