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Professional Development Day: Culturally Responsive Teaching

March 31, 2015

Category: Student Blogs

Kaitlyn Soard, West Scholar Cohort ‘14 The Academy for Teaching and the Goodman School of Education sponsored a professional development day with Roslyn Moffitt, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Title I for the NC Adult Corrections and Juvenile Educational Services and Brooke Wheeler,…

Beauty & Degradation of Coral Reefs

February 10, 2015

Category: Student Blogs

EDITOR'S NOTE: Catawba students Will Foy of Baltimore, Md. and Paul Frye of China Grove, N.C scuba-dived around the coral reefs near the Caribbean island of Bonaire or help restore the staghorn coral off Key Largo. They were part of a group of students who took what they learned in their marine…

What It Takes to Be a Juggler

November 10, 2014

Category: Student Blogs

The performance arts are a thriving sector in today’s world and have been since the beginning of time. While music, dance, theatre, and visual arts are the usual suspects in this crowd, there is another face of visual/ physical art which sometimes becomes forgotten and taken for granted: Circus.…

Newly Hatched Baby Turtle Sighting

November 7, 2014

Category: Student Blogs

EDITOR'S NOTE: The freshmen West Teaching Scholars took a Teambuilding Retreat to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach during fall break. While on the boat going toward our Eco cruise destination to Masonboro Island, an island sanctuary in Wrightsville Beach, NC, our tour guide, Captain Joe Abbatte,…

Teaching Scholars Teambuilding Retreat

November 6, 2014

Category: Student Blogs

Freshmen West Scholars went on a teambuilding retreat to Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach during part of fall break.  Scholars were led in several teambuilding exercises by Dr. Rhonda Truitt, Director of the Academy for Teaching and Dr. Karen Lucas, Assistant Director.   Students discussed the West…