social studies education

Mar 17, 2020

Social Studies Education Doctoral Student Casey Holmes ‘21PHD Receives NC State Graduate Student Association Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching

Casey Holmes ‘21PHD, a doctoral student in social studies education, was selected as one of 10 graduate student teachers to receive the NC State Graduate Student Association Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching.

Feb 13, 2020

Nada Wafa ‘11, ‘19MS, ‘22PHD on Helping Educators Embrace Global Education, Teach About Cultural Issues

Nada Wafa ‘11, ‘19MS, ‘22PHD has always been interested in global education. Ahead of a Feb. 20 workshop she organized for educators, she shares how her interest began, why she believes in the importance of teaching about cultural issues and what she has been working on in her doctoral program at the College of Education.

Jan 27, 2020

Grant-funded Project Will Allow Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy To Help Teachers Engage Students in Productive Classroom Discussions

Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., is helping teachers bring discussion into their classrooms and measuring the impact the use of discussion strategies has on students’ views and understanding through a new grant-funded project.

Jan 24, 2020

Middle Grades Education Major Helena Boehling ’21: ‘I Knew I Wanted to be Like My Teachers and Pay Forward the Kindness I Was Gifted’

Singer. Songwriter. Guitarist. Artist. Volunteer. Aspiring teacher. These are just a few words to describe middle grades education major Helena Boehling ’21. As one of nine children, financial support has made it possible for Boehling to pursue her passions and prepare for a life serving youth.

Jan 13, 2020

Camden County Teacher of the Year Lori Worthington ’89: ‘Every Day I Have the Opportunity to Make a Difference in a Child’s Life. I Want to Help Them Become Successful’

Sixth grade language arts teacher Lori Worthington ’89 credits her NC State College of Education experience for making her the teacher that she is today. She was named the 2018-2019 Camden County District Teacher of the Year.

Dec 5, 2019  |  Honors and Awards

Associate Professor Meghan Manfra, Doctoral Student Casey Holmes Win 2019 National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship Award

Professor Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., and doctoral student Casey Holmes were awarded the 2019 National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship Award at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference on Nov. 20.

Dec 3, 2019

Ask The Expert: Can I Discuss the Impeachment Inquiry in My Classroom? Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy Shares Why Discussion is an Important Learning Tool

Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., shares reasons why teachers should address sensitive political issues, like the recent impeachment inquiry, in the classroom and offers advice on facilitating these discussions.

Nov 27, 2019

The Conversation: Students Should Learn About Impeachment in School – Here’s How to Make it Work

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., offers three suggestions for teachers struggling with the challenges and ethics of bringing politics into the classroom amid the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. 

Nov 21, 2019

Education Dive: 5 Steps To Addressing Impeachment in Classroom Discussions

Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., assistant professor of social studies education, gives advice on how teachers can support productive classroom dialogue around the impeachment process. 

Nov 19, 2019

Associate Professor Meghan Manfra Aims to Improve Teaching with Primary Resources, Student Outcomes Through Library of Congress Grant

Teaching with primary sources can often be challenging for social studies teachers, which is why Associate Professor Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., plans to use a new grant from the Library of Congress to engage educators in action research as they teach and also study student outcomes.