Article, Spencer Foundation Grant Aim to Prove Benefits of Teacher Inquiry Through Action Research
Do students benefit when educators engage in intentional inquiry about their teaching practices? A recent article and grant-funded project from NC State College of Education Associate Professor of Social Studies Education Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., explore the impacts of action research.
Social Studies Teachers Sharpen Their Skills with New Literacies and Global Learning Focus
Thanks to funding from the Martorella Award, three students will graduate NC State College of Education’s social studies specialization of its New Literacies and Global Learning (NLGL) master’s degree program on Friday, May 10. The NLGL social studies program prepares experienced teachers with strategies for addressing shifts in the classroom caused by changing technologies, social media and an ever-growing global society.
Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy on Facilitating Classroom Discussions
In this Q&A, Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy discusses some of the ethical dilemmas teachers face when they introduce controversial issues into the classroom. She will present her talk “The Ethics of Steering Classroom Discussions” as part of the Ethics Across the Disciplines Lecture Series hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics on Feb. 25.
New White Paper Serves as Beginner’s Guide to Practitioner Research in Social Studies
In the white paper “Moving Our Field Forward: Practitioner Research in the Social Studies,” Associate Professor Meghan Manfra and colleagues offer an introductory guide to practitioner research for social studies educators. This free open resource for educators -- available to download now -- explains how practitioner research can improve social studies practice and shares representative examples from the field to encourage implementation.
Manfra to Share How to Tackle Fake News in the Classroom in Upcoming Webinar
NC State Education Associate Professor Meghan Manfra will share ways teachers can equip their students to be media literate in the current era of misinformation and fake news in a professional development webinar on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Meet Paula McAvoy: I’m Committed to Research That Helps Teachers Do Their Best Work
"I decided to return to a faculty position because I want to focus on research and teaching. NC State’s land-grant mission appeals to my commitment to conduct research that helps teachers do their best work," says the new assistant professor of social studies.
How the College, Career and Civic Life Framework is Changing Social Studies Education
How NC State College of Education Professor John K. Lee helped start a grassroots movement to encourage and inspire social studies teachers to add inquiry to their curriculums across the nation.
Teaching About Islam Workshop
The NC State University College of Education, in collaboration with the Prince Alwaleed Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding at Georgetown University, will host a free workshop about teaching Islam on Saturday, Feb. 17, for middle and high school social studies teachers. Participants will receive a […]
Helping Social Studies Teachers Engage Students in Learning About World War I
Associate Professor Meghan Manfra is helping teachers and students better understand the impact of World War I on North Carolina through curriculum resources she helped develop for the N.C. Museum of History’s interactive multimedia World War I exhibit that opened in April.