ECU is one of only nine institutions across the country and the first in North Carolina to complete reaccreditation through the Transformation Initiative pathway by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. “I would say it’s an important designation for ECU and the UNC system,” said Alisa Chapman, vice president for academic and university programs in the UNC system. “ECU is an exemplar for teacher education, using data and research and innovation to improve their practice.”
With Dr. B. Grant Hayes at the helm, the College of Education embarks on a three-year assessment plan, in which it is working to increase its impact, performance and visibility. Read about some of the College's efforts, accomplishments, and innovations.
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The IHAT Center offers a variety of professional development sessions on assistive technology. Many of these sessions are embedded in education coursework, but candidates are welcome to sign up for sessions of personal interest as well. Below are the professional development sessions and short descriptions. Most but not all sessions are offered each semester.
This session introduces the term Assistive Technology, explores a variety of AT across disability populations, and highlights the connection between AT and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). No prerequisites or requirements.
This professional development session explores using
UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principles in the SMART Notebook software
through the use of interactive templates and tools for instruction.
This session teaches Boardmaker software - a graphics program that allows picture to text alignment for a variety of applications. No prerequisites or requirements.
This session explores a variety of AT that supports literacy, both reading and written expression, with emphasis on Read and Write Gold software. No prerequisites or requirements.
This session demonstrates how to make adapted books for students with specific learning needs, physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Required: All participants must bring a children's book to adapt.
This hands-on session explores a variety of different ways that individuals with disabilities can access technology. No prerequisites or requirements.
This session teaches the AT Evaluation cycle, common elements across several different models of AT evaluations, and formative assessment strategies for AT. No prerequisites or requirements.
This session explores a variety of AT options specific to supporting expressive language deficits. No prerequisites or requirements.
This session explores a variety of AT options specific to supporting behavioral concerns. No prerequisites or requirements.