UNCG Campus Weekly

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Five new University – School Teacher Education partnership grants

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

  • Dr. Ye He (TEHE) will work with Asheboro City Schools to support their Heritage Language Academy (HLA) activities this year. This program will serve about 40 elementary and middle grade students and their parents, and includes refinement of the HLA curriculum with participating teachers, plus an action research study about the impact of the Heritage Language Academy. SOE students will also be invited to assist with HLA activities next spring.
  • Dr. Bev Faircloth (TEHE) and a Middle Grades colleague will assist the Mathematics teachers at Jackson Middle School teachers in Guilford County as they co-develop a Math Professional Learning Community (PLC) to focus on formative assessment and students’ mathematical thinking. Together they plan to present at the Triad Teacher Research (TTR) Conference on Reading Day next spring, and work to publish article about their Mathematics PLC efforts.
  • Dr. Katherine Ennis (Kinesiology) and Dr. Randy Schmitz (Kinesiology) will assist in designing the curriculum for Meadowview Magnet Middle School teachers who will be teaching a new 6th-8th integrated Science/Health unit about Human Body Mechanics next spring. Professional development will be provided by Jeff Edwards, Science Institute Coordinator for Surry County Schools.
  • Dr. Holt Wilson (TEHE) and graduate student Jared Webb (TEHE) will co-lead professional development sessions with 20 math teachers from five high schools in Rockingham County. The focus for professional development will be on increasing student-centered math instruction practices, which have proven to increase student learning for all students, in particular those traditionally disenfranchised by traditional math instruction.
  • Dr. Jennifer Mangrum (TEHE) will provide professional development for teachers at General Greene Elementary School in Guilford County to focus on close reading to support learning in Science and Technology through implementing Paideia Seminars. This project will include the 4th and 5th grade teachers as well as MAT interns in Elementary Education placed in 4th and 5th at General Greene.