Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents
A new study co-authored by Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education Sarah Carrier finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change.
Elementary Students and Teachers Benefit Thanks to Specialized Cohort Programs in Science and Mathematics
The NC State College of Education is preparing teacher leaders through an advanced degree in elementary education that offers elementary teachers add-on designations as science or mathematics specialists. The program, which graduates its inaugural science cohort May 10, focuses on developing teachers into leaders who possess a deep understanding of how elementary-aged children learn science or mathematics.
Teaching Fellow Erin Lisi on Building a Curriculum Based on “Cabaret”
Meet Erin Lisi: senior science education major and N.C. Teaching Fellow who designed a curriculum for high school students to explore themes like creative expression, personal ethics and minority oppression in the 1966 musical “Cabaret” -- and to ask themselves, “How can art help me?”
Living and Learning in SAY Village
Residents of NC State College of Education’s Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Living and Learning Village help local elementary, middle and high schoolers tackle bullying, self-esteem and academic obstacles while building friendships and life skills of their own in historic Syme Hall.
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.
More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science
Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Professor Gail Jones' research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself.
NC State Education Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Implement Science Learning Environments
NC State Education Professor and Principal Investigator John Nietfeld will receive a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant for a three-year project entitled A Learning Environment to Support Comprehension Monitoring with Informational Science Text. Education Associate Professor James Minogue serves as a Research Associate and Design Associate Professor Marc Russo serves as a co-PI on this project.
The Conversation: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists
Dressing the part is the key finding of a study Graduate Research Assistant Megan Ennes and Professor Gail Jones conducted recently to determine what kind of effect a simple article of clothing – in this case, white lab coats – have on students’ confidence in their ability to do science.
4 Receive Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) Grants
Faculty members KC Busch, Crystal Chen Lee, Jessica Hunt and Jamie Pearson have received Faculty Research and Professional Development grants worth $7,500 to support their research.
The Conversation: Science Teachers Sacrifice to Provide Lab Materials for Students
Whatever salary the science teacher at your local public school makes per year, subtract US$450. That’s how much money the typical middle and high school science teacher spends out of pocket each year on science lab materials. The $450 figure is based on a study Graduate Research Assistant Emily Cayton and Professor Gail Jones recently conducted to determine if science teachers have adequate funding to teach laboratories and science investigations.