ECSU Celebrates American Education Week
Dr. Glen Bowman will be the lecturer for the second annual Dr. Darnell Johnson Memorial Lecture Tuesday, Nov. 13, as part of ECSU’s celebration of American Education Week.
Elizabeth City State University is celebrating the 2018 American Education Week, starting with a children’s book drive that will run now through Nov. 30. Several other key events have been planned, as well.
According to Dr. Saundra Copeland, co-chair of ECSU’s American Education Week committee, on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m., Dr. Glen Bowman, professor of history, will be the lecturer for the second annual Dr. Darnell Johnson Memorial Lecture. Dr. Bowman will talk about, “A Matter of Expediency: Desegregating the Trustee Boards of North Carolina’s Three Public Black Teachers’ Colleges, 1933-1949,” in room 107 of the Gilchrist Complex.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, teacher education faculty and students are encouraged to wear red as a sign of appreciation for all teachers. Those wearing red are asked to meet in the Gilchrist Complex lobby at 12:30 p.m. for a group photo.
Those participating in the photo are asked to share on social media using #WearRedforED!
Then on Monday, Nov. 26, American Education Week will have extend to include an Educational Symposium. Held at 3:30 p.m. in room 107 of the Gilchrist Complex, the symposium will feature:
- The pressing Issues Facing the Teacher Shortage Dilemma – Statewide and Nationally;
- Classroom Management, School Discipline, Bullying;
- Teacher Education Programs Certification Requirements, Expense of Obtaining an Education Degree.
The children’s book drive will emphasize the importance of early childhood literacy, according to Dr. Copeland.
“We are asking students, faculty, community partners and friends to contribute children’s books for grades pre-K through fifth,” said Dr. Copeland.
- Donations will be collected in the Gilchrist Complex lobby through Friday, Nov. 30. The books will be donated to Sheep-Harney Elementary School.