Robots!

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A two-week workshop on robotics was held at Parkland High School in May. Professors Geoff Price and Leah McCoy instructed mathematics students in programming Lego robots to perform geometric transformations.

“A Model Education”

From a recent article in Wake Forest Magazine: Cecilia Silva (’74) builds bilingual school in Argentina based on Wake Forest A coastal city in Argentina may seem an unlikely place for a private school modeled on Wake Forest. But Cecilia Rapela Silva (’74) has built a thriving school in her native country based on what […]

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 […]

Alumni Receive Professional Development Support Funds for 2014

The Beginning Teacher Professional Development Support Fund provides professional development grants to first year teachers who completed the Teacher Education Program at Wake Forest University.  Funds assist with Books, Conferences, Field Trips, Speakers, Teaching Supplies, Technology, Webinars and Workshops.   This year’s award recipients were: Natalie Hartmann (Elementary Education), Meagan Hoglund (Elementary Education), Caitlin Boone (Secondary […]

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 […]

Professional Development Courses for Inservice Teachers

Wake Forest University offers several summer courses which may be of interest to local K-12 teachers. Please download the PDF of WFU Summer courses for teachers for more details.