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More examples of UNCG impact in schools

Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014 by UNCG Research.

Repost from Campus Weekly

Five more University-School Teacher Education partnership (USTEP) grants in the amount of $3,000 each were recently awarded for the following projects. As part of these grants, UNCG faculty work collaboratively with Piedmont area schools to provide pro bono support for these projects:

  • Dr. Jeanette Alarcon and Dr. Jennifer Mangrum (TEHE) will work with Siler City Elementary in Chatham County by providing professional development, coaching and lesson support for eight social studies teachers as they integrate and teach English language arts, social studies and Common Core State Standards.
  • Dr. C.P. Gause and Dr. Bev Faircloth (TEHE) will assist six Hairston Middle School teachers in Guilford County as they undertake teacher action research in their classrooms on effective strategies that harness and empower student diversity.
  • Josh Eanes and Jon Williams, both UNCG Principal Fellows at McMichael High School in Rockingham County, along with Dr. Carl Lashley (ELC), will use USTEP funds to continue leading professional development about co-teaching and inclusion, including a book study, and support for additional planning time.
  • Dr. Katherine Ennis (Kinesiology) will work with Gentry Middle School teachers in Surry County to identify Middle School objectives for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) objectives that will lead to externship experiences in business and industry for eight STEM teachers. These externship experiences will be used to design Project-Based Learning units for students.
  • Dr. Jennifer Mangrum (TEHE) will provide professional development for teachers at Murphey Traditional Academy in Guilford County about the Paideia Seminar cycle using material from the powerful quilt collection of a UNCG alumnus, Gwen Jones Magee, to plan Paideia seminars. A student field trip to the Weatherspoon Art Gallery is also planned.

Questions? Email Dr. Barbara Levin, director of the Teachers Academy at UNCG, at bblevin@uncg.edu.