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August 31, 2018

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SOE Research & Innovation

$2.3 Million Dollar Gift Launches New Program to Help Prepare Elementary Education & Special Education Teachers 
With the first group of scholars starting this year, the Haggai Academy provides financial and professional support to non-traditional students who are preparing to become licensed school teachers in the State of North Carolina through initial licensure pathways. Read more.
New Publication by UNCG SOE Faculty Investigates Community-Based STEM Making Programs with a Sharp Focus on Equity
Edna Tan, associate professor in science education at UNCG, is the co-author of STEM-Rich Maker Learning: Designing for Equity with Youth of Color. The new publication explores what it means for youth to engage in making with the explicit goal of addressing injustices in their lives. Learn more
Meet This Year's SELF Design Studio's Makers in Residence!
Starting this semester, the School of Education's SELF Design Studio Makers in Residence have created their own professional Instagram accounts to chronicle their works in progress, their successes, and even their failures. Their accounts serve as a place to quickly log their current work, reflect upon what they've created, and consider what their next steps might be. Click here to follow our Makers in Residence on Instagram to keep track of their learning adventures!
UNCG Receives National STEM Education Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine 
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected UNCG for this award based on the success of the STAMPS (Science, Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships) Program. STAMPS was established to help students graduate with degrees in STEM, and to prepare them as they continue on in either STEM related careers or further education. Read more.
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SOE Global

SOE PhD Student Travels to Dalian, China with Critical Language Scholarship
Ramsey Cardwell, a third-year PhD student in Educational Research Methodology, was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study in Dalian, China for 8 weeks. Click here to read the first-hand recap of his experience, and learn more about CLS.
Faculty Funding Application Deadlines: September 14 and October 19
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 deadlines to apply are September 14 and October 19. Click here for more details on available awards.

Introducing: Inspirational Educators

Wishing to recognize the significant impact so many educators have made in the lives of students, the UNCG School of Education is delighted to introduce a new initiative honoring Inspirational Educators.

Because we believe education is a calling, recognizing Inspirational Educators honors the service of those educators to whom UNC Greensboro alumni and friends are most grateful, celebrating them as outstanding educators who have had an impact on this world. This permanent recognition, launching in the fall of 2018, will be displayed prominently in the School of Education Building.

All monies raised through the nomination of Inspirational Educators will fund new scholarships for UNCG School of Education students. 
Learn More About Inspirational Educators

Cook's Corner

Welcome to our newest members of this year's John H. Cook Society:

Barbara and Ron Shiffler '70, for their planned gift in support of the Robert and Lois Shiffler Endowed Scholarship in Education. Barbara and Ron established this scholarship in honor of Ron's parents, who placed a high value on the importance of education. It is awarded to undergraduate students with academic achievement majoring in education who are North Carolina residents and also participate in community service. Read more about their gift in the upcoming issue of Transform, the SOE magazine.
Joan '81 and Jerry Tolley, for adding to the Jerry R. Tolley Endowed Education Scholarship, which is available to students from the Alamance County area. The Tolleys established their scholarship to honor Joan's distinguished career in education as well as their daughters-in-law, Hope and Gina.

Monette Weaver Wood '67, for adding to the Elvira Worth Foust Plonk Class of 1908 Endowed Scholarship in Education that supports students pursuing a nontraditional path to education. Monette honors her maternal grandmother with this endowment as well as her family's connection to UNCG's second chancellor, Dr. Julius Foust.
Learn More About the John H. Cook Society

Moss Street Partnership School is OPEN!

Photo by Jiyoung Park, University Communications
The Moss Street Partnership School opened its doors on Monday, August 27! Read UNCG's coverage of the first day of school here, and follow Moss Street Partnership School on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the progress of this exciting endeavor.

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