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October 5, 2018

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SOE News & Updates

Hi-Tea Event Recognizes Mr. Smith Self’s Contributions to the Self Fellows Program
The School of Education organized an afternoon tea on September 6, 2018 with Mr. Smith Self and the Self Fellows. This casual gathering gave Mr. Self a chance to get to know this year’s Fellows, learn about their accomplishments, and see first-hand how his family's generosity contributes to the work of each recipient. The event also allowed Mr. Self to see the painting that his mother donated to ELC. Read more.
Welcome Back to the SOE Ms. Mary Cobb Northington, Class of 1968!
On September 26, the School of Education had the pleasure of hosting Mary Cobb Northington at the SOE Building for the first time since she graduated in 1968. She has a remarkable life story that you can read more about here.
Photo by Martin W. Kane, University Communications
Chancellor Gilliam, President Spellings, and Senator Berger Visit Moss Street Partnership School
On September 27, a few special guests paid a visit to Moss Street Partnership School in honor of its inaugural year. The group got a first-hand look at the innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program in action at the school, interacted with students, met with teachers, participated in music and movement classes, and toured the campus. Read more.
Wayne Journell (Teacher Education and Higher Education) Will Receive Exemplary Research Award This November
The 2018 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award, which is the most prestigious research award given in the field of social studies education, was for Dr. Journell's 2017 book Teaching Politics in Secondary Education: Engaging with Contentious Issues (SUNY Press). This is his second time receiving this award from the National Council for the Social Studies; he also received it in 2014. Congratulations!
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SOE Global

Dr. Katherine Mansfield Presents at the World Education Research Association (WERA) in South Africa
WERA is a consortium of national, regional, and international specialty research associations aimed at advancing education research as a scientific and scholarly field. Dr. Mansfield presented, “Reimagining Community-Engaged Research: From Critical Policy Analysis to Political Action” which was co-authored with Dr. Anjalé Welton, University of Illinois. Learn more.
Global Engagement (GE) Course Development Awards
For 2018-2019, the Global Engagement Office has Course Development Award funding available for faculty to create or revise courses incorporating the four Global Engagement SLOs. By supporting faculty as they incorporate more global themes into their courses, the goal is for students to graduate from UNCG with the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly global world. The next deadline to apply is October 19. Learn more.
Now Accepting Summer 2019 Critical Language Scholarship Applications
The Critical Language Scholarship is an intensive, overseas language and cultural immersion program where students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The deadline for students to apply is November 27Learn more.

October Events

October 13: UNCG Homecoming Block Party and Children's Festival
Homecoming kicks off next week! Join the School of Education for an afternoon of fun on Saturday, October 13 at the Homecoming Block Party at Kaplan Commons and at the Children's Festival on Shaw Residence Hall Lawn. We hope to see you there! Click here for more information.
October 18: Media Specialist as a collaborator in the PreK-12 Schools (Haggai Series Presentation)
From 7-8:30 p.m. in SOEB 118, Heather Moorefield-Lang (Department of LIS at UNCG) will engage the audience in discovering how school librarians are co-constructors of curriculum. This series is sponsored by the UNCG School of Education Haggai Academy and is designed to be an interactive session that responds to the collaborative nature of that position's role as an essential partner in the total schooling experience of PreK-12 students. Learn more.

Cook's Corner

Welcome to our newest members of this year's John H. Cook Society, all of whom are near and dear to our heart — each one is a faculty or staff member of the School of Education. We'd like to thank the following people for their leadership and their commitment to education:

Dr. Jewell Cooper and Dr. Colleen Fairbanks, whose gifts in support of the Teacher Education/Higher Education Alumni Endowment Fund are helping to create an endowment to support the greatest needs of the TEHE Department in a permanent way.
Dr. Jim Carmichel, for his gift in support of the Library and Information Sciences Alumni Endowment Fund. With this gift, Dr. Carmichel honors the memory of his former colleague, Dr. Lee Shiflett, as well as supports the greatest needs of the LIS Department in a permanent way.

Nancy and Tommy Teague, for their continuing support of the Hooked on Books program which provides opportunities for children from selected schools to purchase books for their own libraries and work with “reading buddies” from the SOE to develop a life-long love of reading.
Learn More About the John H. Cook Society

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