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Congratulations to our May 2019 Graduates and Alumni Award Winners!
The Class of May 2019 are now part of a community of UNC Greensboro School of Education alumni who are making a difference in their communities. Our new graduates’ legacy is to pay forward all the love and learning they received along their educational journeys. We offer our sincere congratulations on their achievements, and we wish them all the best in their futures! Read more.
Dr. Diane Ryndak and Project LEAPS are Working Toward Inclusive Education for Students with Severe Cognitive Disabilities
Dr. Diane Ryndak, a professor in the Specialized Education Services Department, and Project LEAPS (Leadership in Extensive and Pervasive Support Needs) focus on teacher and doctoral level preparation to meet the complex needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities. The goal is to make a systemic change in school districts resulting in access to general education curriculum and contexts. Read more.
UNCG SOE TEHE Researchers Participated in National Science Foundation’s 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase
May 13-20, 2019, the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase featured more than 240 STEM education projects from around the country. Among them were projects by UNC Greensboro Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE) Department’s Dr. Edna Tan, Dr. Aerin W. Benavides, and Ti’Era Worsely (“Equitably-Consequential Making Among Youth from Historically Marginalized Communities”), and Dr. Heidi Carlone and Dr. Sara Heredia (“Broadening identities for diverse groups engaging in STEM”). Read more
Impact Through Innovation Kickbox: Student Innovation in the SOE
Impact Through Innovation seeks to make SOE faculty and students change agents by promoting inventive solutions to the practical challenges faced by educational institutions, the individuals they serve, and the organizations with which they partner. The student innovation branch of this initiative, ITI Kickbox, is a toolkit that was designed by Adobe to foster innovation among its employees and is now available to anyone. Read more.
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SOE Global

UNCG TESOL Candidates Collaborated with Teachers in Chincha, Peru for International Teacher Collaboration
Global engagement is essential for teachers to learn how to teach for tomorrow. In North Carolina, the State Board of Education approved the Global Educator Digital Badge for Teachers policy in 2014 to recognize teachers’ global engagement efforts in education. In Spring 2019, teacher candidates participating in the UNCG TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program had a unique opportunity to engage in an international collaboration project with teachers in Chincha, Peru. Read more.
Cathryn Bennett Receives 2019 Smiley Award for Serving as an Outstanding Global Education Ambassador
The Smiley Award was recently established to support global educational opportunities for current undergraduate and graduate students in the SOE. The 2019 Smiley Award Winner is Cathryn Bennett, doctoral student in the Department of the Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE). Cathryn brings a global perspective to scholarship in the higher education doctoral program by researching and writing about international students and higher education students in global settings. She plans to attend an intensive course at Utrecht University in the Netherlands this summer. Read more.

Cook's Corner

We are honored to thank the following members of the John H. Cook Society, all of whom are making an impact on the lives of others through their gifts to department funds or scholarships:
  • Kathy Glenn and Joanne Reese Williams, for their gifts to the CED Alumni Endowment, to be used for the greatest needs of students and faculty members in that department
  • Grace and A.B. Henley, for their support of non-traditional students preparing to become teachers through their gift to the Haggai Academy
  • Carolyn White Judd, for her support of scholarship needs for all students in the SOE through her gift to the School of Education Scholarship Fund
  • The Pilot Club of Greensboro, for its continued support of the Pilot Club of Greensboro Scholarship Fund for Specialized Education Students
  • Pam and Robert Powell and Linda and Billy Wooten, for their continued support of the School of Education Enrichment Fund, to be used for the greatest needs of the SOE
  • Kathelene Smith, for her support of the LIS Enrichment Fund, meeting the greatest needs of the students and faculty in that department
  • Wanda and Oliver Sweeney for their gift in support of the Don & Mary Olson Scholarship in Reading Education
  • Sara and Scott Young, for their support of Impact through Innovation, which promotes creating inventive solutions to the practical challenges faced by educational institutions, the individuals they serve, and the organizations with which they partner.
Learn More About the John H. Cook Society

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Reminder: It's not too late to join the UNCG Alumni & Friends Book Club! Joining this online community will allow alumni and friends to connect with each other and enjoy books related to lifelong learning, social issues, literature, psychology, and other user-submitted ideas. There is no cost to participate – all you need is a copy of the book.

How it works: The book club will connect through a private online forum where participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. The participants will spend two months on each book, so you will have plenty of time to read. Sign up and learn more by clicking the link below! 
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