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Associate Professor Angela Wiseman

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.  


Apr 9, 2020

Literacy and Community Initiative Offers Book Recommendations for Teen Readers

To encourage reading among youth, the NC State College of Education's Literacy and Community Initiative has created a list of recommended reads for middle school and high school students. 

A photo of a microphone from a podcast

Apr 6, 2020

Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy Suggests ‘Podcasts for a Pandemic’ to Help Educators Explain Concepts, Events Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., who researches how teachers should bring controversial issues into the classroom, has been using podcasts as course texts for quite some time. Now, she is recommending several podcasts that high school teachers could use to help students understand concepts and events related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

A child holding a dandelion

Mar 18, 2020

Addressing Issues of Childhood Trauma Through Picture Books

Associate Professor of Literacy Education Angela Wiseman, Ph.D., has curated a list of children’s literature that can help teachers and parents address serious issues such as parental incarceration, addiction and parental loss with young readers. 

Three children lay on the floor to read together

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. 

Beginning Teacher at Beginning Teacher Institute

Jul 13, 2017

12 Things We Learned at the Beginning Teacher Institute We’re Applying to Our Classrooms

Get a Google phone number and 11 other tips and ideas from a few of the 185 teachers who attended the Beginning Teacher Institute July 11-13.