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 […]

English Education Program Annual Reunion Held at NCTE Convention

Members of the WFU Department of Education English program reunite with colleagues at the annual NCTE meeting in Boston.

The Wake Forest University English education program held its yearly reunion as part of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual convention on Saturday, November 23rd in Boston, MA at Zocalo Back Bay Mexican Bistro.  Many current and former Wake Forest students gathered with Dr. Alan Brown, Dr. Joe Milner, and Dr. Joan […]

Mary Lynn Redmond Elected President of ACTFL

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Mary Lynn Redmond, Director of Foreign Language Education in the Department of Education, has been elected president of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. See Wake Forest News article.

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 […]

Dr. Scott Baker Receives Praise on #WFUTaughtMe Website

U.S. News and World Report magazine recently ranked Wake Forest University 11th in the country in its ratings of higher-ed institutions in terms of teaching quality. To celebrate this high ranking, the university has embarked on a “hashtag campaign” in which alumni are encouraged to post via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or through the wfutaughtme.weebly.com website […]

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, […]

Alumni Well Represented at 2013 FLANC Conference

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The 2013 annual conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina was held in Winston-Salem, October 11-12. Ten alumni of WFU were presenters: Ellen Bailey (1995), Erin Bolden West (1998), Leslie Baldwin (1999), Krishauna Hines-Gaither (2003), Laura Levi Alstaedter (2005), Amy Talley (2006), Ashley Velazquez (2008), Greg Williams (2009), Maggie Pursley (2010), Sophie Bauers […]

New Book by Mary Lynn Redmond

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A new book by Mary Lynn Redmond, Professor and Coordinator of Foreign Language Education, Action Research in the World Language Classroom has just been published by Information Age Publishing. Read more about the book at the Information Age Publishing site.

Editorial: The Importance of Advanced Degrees for Teachers

Dr. Alan Brown, assistant professor of English education in the Department of Education, recently published an editorial in the Greensboro News & Record on the importance of advanced degrees for teachers in light of recent policy decisions by state legislators. Read the entire editorial at the Greensboro News and Record website.

Serving and Supporting Public Schools

On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Wake Forest University’s Institute for Public Engagement hosted their first Fellows and Friends Luncheon of the school year on the topic of serving and supporting our public schools. The event was hosted by Dr. Alan Brown from the Department of Education. The purpose of this event was to share information […]