Mary Lynn Redmond Presents Keynote at Regional Foreign Language Conferene

Mary Lynn Redmond presented a keynote address entitled “Linking Standards and Proficiency to Your Classroom” at the bi-state conference of the Washington Association for Language Teaching and Oregon Association of Foreign Language Teachers on October 11, 2014 in Vancouver, WA.

Students and Faculty Present at 2014 NCETA Conference

Students and faculty at 2014 NCETA Conference

Dr. Alan Brown, Dr. Joan Mitchell, and undergraduate and graduate English education students from the WFU Department of Education presented on Friday, October 10, at the annual conference of the North Carolina English Teachers’ Association (NCETA). Dr. Brown organized a roundtable session entitled “Exploring Diversity, Difference, and Social Justice through Multicultural American Literature.” During the […]

Young Adult Literature Conference

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Dr. Alan Brown from the Department of Education served as a keynote speaker at the first annual LSU Young Adult Literature Conference & Seminar in Baton Rouge, LA, on June 5, 2014. The title of his talk was “YA Literature in Nontraditional Classroom Settings.” Dr. Brown also led a week-long workshop on the topic of […]

Alumni Return to Campus for ETLN 2014 Conference

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The Department of Education hosted its 11th annual Emerging Teacher Leaders Network (ETLN) conference on January 17th/18th on the campus of Wake Forest University. Each year, the ETLN conference invites graduates—first, second, and third year teachers—back to Wake Forest to celebrate their accomplishments, visit with peers and instructors, and consider new ideas for supporting classroom […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

English Education Students Present at National Conference

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  Two English education students from the Department of Education presented their work at a national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the weekend of November 16, 2012.  Tiffany Newsome, an undergraduate English major, and Michael Short, a graduate student in English education, presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of […]