resources for parents

Jul 9, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: What Does it Mean to Implement a Division Algorithm?

In this installment of UnPacking K-5 Math for Caregivers, Paola Sztajn, Ph.D. associate dean for research and innovation; Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., teaching associate professor of mathematics education; and Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education, discuss what it means to implement a division algorithm and different approaches to thinking about division.

Jul 1, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: What is Subitizing and How Does it Help Kids?

In this videocast, Associate Dean Paola Sztajn, Ph.D.; Associate Professor Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., and Teaching Associate Professor Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., discuss subitizing--the idea that kids can process and understand the value of a set without counting--and why it’s important for kids.

Jul 1, 2020

College of Education Faculty Offer Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Students can often fall behind in their learning during the summer months, and that phenomenon could be amplified this year by the fact that schools have been closed since March to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). To help prevent summer learning loss, College of Education faculty are offering their tips for helping students continue to learn.

Jun 5, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: How Can Caregivers Approach Math from a Strength Perspective?

In the fourth installment of the UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers videocast, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Special Education Jessica Hunt, Ph.D. and Associate Professor of Mathematics Education Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., discuss what it means to approach mathematics from a position of strength.

May 26, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: What Makes Counting So Powerful?

In the third video in the UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers series, Paola Sztajn, Ph.D. associate dean for research and innovation; Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., teaching associate professor of mathematics education; and Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education discusses why counting is a powerful tool.

May 5, 2020

Children’s Literature Assembly: Using Picture Books to talk about Trauma, Anxiety, Stress and COVID-19 [Part II]

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, Ph.D., shares picture books that might help parents and educators discuss stress, anxiety and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with children. 

May 5, 2020

Children’s Literature Assembly: Using Picture Books to Talk about Trauma, Anxiety, Stress and COVID-19 [Part I]

Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, Ph.D., shares some of the anxiety, stress and trauma children might be experiencing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

May 5, 2020

Professor Jere Confrey Writes Children’s Book, Love Without Hugs, to Explain Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic to Her Grandchildren

Professor Jere Confrey created a handmade book to help her grandchildren understand the coronavirus outbreak and why she was not able to hug them. Now, she has self-published the book, Love Without Hugs, to help families everywhere explain the pandemic to young children.

Apr 23, 2020

College of Education Faculty Develop UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers Videocast to Help Teach K-5 Math at Home

As parents and other caregivers work alongside teachers to help educate children at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, NC State College of Education faculty have created a videocast series called UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers to help with mathematics instruction.

Apr 17, 2020

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Students Share Common Mental Health Struggles of COVID-19, Tips for Coping

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been taking a toll on mental health. Clinical mental health counseling students Brent Michel ‘21MED and Jenny Deschler ‘20MED are sharing some of the most common struggles people are experiencing and offer tips for coping with the crisis.