English Education Student Receives Richter Scholarship to Engage in Research in Europe

Andrew Waszkowski, a graduate student in English education, was recently awarded a Richter Scholarship from WFU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. This summer, Andrew will be conducting research on positive classroom community formation in various multicultural international schools in France, Germany, and Belgium. For more information, see Andrew’s abstract below. Today’s educators face the […]

After School Program Uses Sports To Help High School Students Build Essential Literacy Skills

A recent article by the WFU News Center highlights a weekly after-school sports literacy program led by Dr. Alan Brown, Assistant Professor of English Education, and Jordan Daniels, a graduate student in English education. This program takes place at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, North Carolina, and utilizes sports-related young adult literature to […]

Department of Education Launches New Minor at Careers in Education Symposium

The Department of Education is pleased to invite you to the launch of their new minor in “Schools, Education, and Society” at the Careers in Education Symposium on Wednesday, February 26th, from 4-5:30 in Tribble Hall, room B216. Join us and learn how this program can provide a pathway to various careers in the field […]

English Students Present at 2013 NCTE Conference

Three English education graduate students from the Department of Education presented at the 2013 annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English on the weekend of November 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts. Under the guidance of Dr. Alan Brown and Dr. Joan Mitchell, these graduate students—Jordan Daniels, Erika Bunpermkoon, and Matt Koval—presented to rave reviews alongside pre-service teachers from fourteen universities across the country in a session entitled The Future is Now: Exploring 21st Century Teaching Ideas with the Next Generation of English Teachers. Jordan, Erika, and Matt led the following roundtables: Jordan Daniels - "Et tu, Brute?": The Real World Costs of Betrayal in Literature Erika Bunpermkoon - Discerning Children in War, and the War within Children Matt Koval - “A Place to Which to Flee”: Adolescents’ Pathways of Escape in Literature A fourth graduate student, Kate Youngblood, was unable to attend the conference but had her work presented by Dr. Alan Brown. Kate’s title was Discovering the Secrets of the You-niverse: Navigating Adolescent Identity through the World of Literature. Additionally, Jordan Daniels presented in a separate session entitled The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society alongside Dr. Joan Mitchell. The title of this session was Write Like This: Sports as a Vehicle for Real-World Writing. Several recent graduates also presented at NCTE. These alumni included Caroline Fisher, Beau Burns, Michael Short, and Tiffany Newsome.

Three English education graduate students from the Department of Education presented at the 2013 annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English on the weekend of November 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts. Under the guidance of Dr. Alan Brown and Dr. Joan Mitchell, these graduate students—Jordan Daniels, Erika Bunpermkoon, and Matt Koval—presented to rave […]

Students and Faculty Present at 2013 NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Meeting

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Mathematics education students and faculty present at the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) Annual Meeting in Greensboro on October 31, 2013. The presentation describes the use of Web 2.0 tools in planning lessons to meet the goals of the Common Core State Standards. Participants include Kristen McGahan, Kathryn Norcross, Nicholas Stewart, Allison […]

Education Students Present at 2013 NCETA Conference

Students present at 2013 NCETA conference

English education students from WFU’s Department of Education presented at the annual conference of the North Carolina English Teachers Association (NCETA) on Friday, October 11th in Wilmington, NC.  Under the guidance of Dr. Alan Brown, the session was entitled “Teaching the Best Young Adult Fiction of 2012/2013” and featured Dr. Joan Mitchell as keynote speaker, […]

Outreach for Local School District

Dr. Mary Lynn Redmond and Tracy Stegman at GCS Right Start

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni from the Department of Education at Wake Forest University spent a morning with new teachers from Guilford County Schools on Tuesday, August 13th, in support of their annual GCS Right Start program held at the Laughlin Professional Development Center. The Department of Education members provided refreshments and engaged new teachers […]

Activist Teachers

Students, faculty and alumni protesting education legislation

Several students, faculty members and alumni from the Wake Forest Teacher Education Program participated in the Moral Monday for Education in Raleigh on July 29. Supporters were there to advocate for teachers and public schools in North Carolina and to oppose recent budget actions by the state legislature.  Major issues include funding vouchers for private […]

2013 Graduate Research Forum

Master’s students in Teacher Education presented their Action Research Projects at the Eighteenth Annual Research Forum on June 26.  Thirteen students presented action research projects which explored questions of teaching and learning.  The projects were based on data collected during their internships during the spring semester.  All the graduates are headed toward a high school […]

Student Teachers Featured in Pine Whispers at R.J. Reynolds High School

Wake Forest University student teachers at R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem were the topic of a recent article by the school’s student newspaper, Pine Whispers. Leah Haynes (foreign language), Audrey Hite (social studies), Tiffany Newsome (English), Caroline Fisher (English), and Sara Schubert (English) were featured in an article entitled “Student Teachers Switch up the […]