K.C. Busch, Meg Blanchard Help Bring Education for Sustainability, Professional Development to Galápagos Islands
Professional development is difficult to access for teachers in the Galápagos Islands because of the region’s isolated location, but NC State College of Education Assistant Professor K.C. Busch, Ph.D. is helping to bring opportunities to native educators.
Assistant Professor Erin Krupa Hopes to Help Students Better Understand Geometry Through $450,000 NSF Grant
Could the use of animated materials in contrasting cases help middle school students develop a stronger understanding of geometry? NC State College of Education Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Erin Krupa will use a $450,000 NSF grant to find out.
Brandon Daniel ’19MED Recognized as Durham Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year
Brandon Daniel ‘19MED, who earned his Master of Education in Elementary Education from NC State College of Education in May, was named Durham Public Schools 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.
Joe Busby ‘99EDD on Taking Inspiration From Other Educators
Joe Busby ‘99EDD -- a technology, engineering and design teacher at Panther Creek High School in Wake County -- explains why he “cried like a baby” when he was presented with the North Carolina Technology Student Association’s Influence Award honoring former NC State College of Education Associate Professor Richard E. Peterson.
Making Professional Development Count for Elementary Math Teachers
Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., associate dean for research and innovation for the NC State College of Education, has co-edited a book on professional development that focuses on the use of learning trajectories in elementary math instruction. She explains why everybody should be taking the lead in improving professional development in teaching math.
Megan Ennes ‘19PHD: Developing professional pathways for science museum education
Megan Ennes came to NC State after 10 years as a museum educator. During her time here, she has worked with Families and Museum Exploring (FAME) to help kids become scientists. Now, she’s taking the next step to instruct future museum educators.
Skye Zambrano ‘19: Thinking Outside the Box
Skye Zambrano’s passion for tutoring led her to choose education and share her knowledge with students who feel left behind in mathematics.
Knocking It Out of the Park: A Playground Capstone Project
Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones created a playground capstone project for her TDE 481 students to blend their technical skills with the research methods they learned in her class last semester. See the innovative designs they brought to life using Poe Hall’s workshop and Makerspace.
New NSF Project to Increase Student STEM Identity through e-Mentoring
A three-year, $1.2 million grant “Enhancing STEM Identity through e-Mentoring Experiences” will pair underrepresented high school students in rural school districts in North Carolina with near-peer mentors studying engineering at NC State University to increase identity, self-efficacy and value for STEM subject areas.
Minogue Receives NSF Grant to Reimagine Physics Teaching in Preservice Educators
Associate Professor James Minogue will receive $733,000 over three years as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) EHR Core Research grant entitled “Preservice Educators Reimagining Core Experiences in Physics Teaching (PERCEPT).” The grant targets two focal areas of the EHR Core Research program: STEM learning and learning environment and STEM workforce development.