Appalachian Educators Connection

March 21-25, 2016

March Madness

There is more meaning behind March Madness than NCAA basketball because of a very busy month. I apologize for not sending a newsletter last week (sure you all "missed" it...ha), so please send me information for seminar and service credit. You must provide evidence of attendance or a narrative of how you will use what you learned in the future classroom.


You can also use March Madness in the classroom---friendly competition with difference academic concepts. I used playing cards to practice multiplication fact fluency and allowed the students to choose teams for their brackets. They had a great time! Watch this video of my fourth and fifth graders last year----

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Important Events This Week:

VOTING until March 23---read each candidate's platform for college of education


Tuesday, March 22

  • Science Demo 11:00-12:15---click here for more information on AppSync (service hours)


Wednesday, March 23

  • App Ed Meeting 5:30pm 124 B/C
  • Common Core Math-The Real Deal about the Misconceptions with Trisha 6:00-7:00pm 124 B/C


Thursday, March 24

  • Public Lectures of the State of the State North Carolina 7:00 Schaefer Center (see below for more information)
  • Valle Crucis Stem Night Fair 5:30-7:00pm at Valle Crucis School--service hours
  • SIGN UP HERE


Friday, March 25

Valle Crucis Stem Fair---service hours SIGN UP HERE


Monday/Tuesday March 28-29---State holiday (no classes)

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Don't forget to vote in campus elections this week!

Starting on Wednesday, March 16th at 8:00 am, you will have the opportunity to cast your vote for who you would like see serve as the 2016-2017 SGA President and Vice-President.

You will also be voting for next year's Student Senators. Follow this link to vote and make your voice heard on campus!


Voting will end on on Wednesday, March 23rd at noon.


The turn around is quick! Winners will be announced at 5:00 pm that same day!

Another Seminar Opportunity---must provide proof of attendance

Public Lectures Scheduled: The State of the State of North Carolina in 2016

Two prominent North Carolina civic leaders and political activists will speak at Appalachian State University on “The State of the State of North Carolina in 2016.”


John Hood, president of the John William Pope Foundation and former president and current chairman of the board of the John Locke Foundation, will speak on March 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Rev. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and leader of the N.C. Moral Monday Movement, will speak on March 31st at 7:00 p.m., also in the Schaefer Center.


These public lectures are being offered in advance of the 2016 election season to address concerns of North Carolina citizens and to better inform the public about issues facing the state. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.The events are free and open to the public!


Click here for more information!