Quantcast

Chowan University partners with local teachers - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Chowan University partners with local teachers

Posted: Updated:
MURFREESBORO, N.C. -

A grant is helping to partner a local university and teachers together to bring literacy into the 21st century. The ‘NC Quest X Grant' helps to prepare teachers to use technology and modern media.

"Literacy has long been defined as reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing. In the 21st century, we now do all these with the use of technology," explained Dean of the School of Education at Chowan University, Dr. Brenda Tinkham. "This grant was designed to give classroom teachers in different school districts an opportunity to collaborate with student's learning and applying this knowledge to demonstrate achievement. Remember, a teacher hasn't taught unless a student learns." 

The grant created a five-day summer institute where twenty teachers learned skills to use in the teaching of modern technology and sharing the new information with fellow teachers.

The program held on the Chowan campus this July was well received with many feedback comments like "This project has been like an island in the sea of confusion." and "I have become a better teacher, and my students will benefit from my professional growth."

The university's school of education tells 9 On Your Side that they are always looking for opportunities to partner with local teachers.

  • Most Recent SlideshowsMore>>

  • A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:33:30 GMT
    For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.
    For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.
  • Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

    Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:02:20 GMT
    Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...
    High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous...
  • Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

    Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:09:08 GMT
    A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the...
    A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history...
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.