Appalachian Educators Connection

April 4-8, 2016

Important Events THIS week---PLEASE read!

*Don't forget to turn in committee chair applications to the James Center by April 13th!

Tuesday, April 5

AppEd Officer Nomination Emails Due to Chelsea Eller at

Wednesday, April 6

Open Committee Chair Meeting 5:30pm RCOE 124 B/C

Thursday, April 7

  • Service Event-we have a school group coming to campus. We could use your help running science stations from 10:15-11:00am. You don't have to have any experience with science demos to help! Just come ready to work with kids and have fun! You never might learn something. Click HERE to sign up!
  • Inclusion Strategies Seminar with Rita Maddux 5:30pm RCOE 124---You do NOT want to miss this seminar, open to ALL teacher ed majors! Rita is an Appalachian Alum and NC Teaching Fellow who has taught in several rural NC school districts as an elementary classroom teacher and in New York City as a Special Ed Teacher

Friday, April 8

APPlause Usher-The Very Hungry Catepillar---YOU MUST SIGN UP through AppSync HERE! We need at least 6-8 volunteer ushers.

Saturday, April 9

You can sign-up to help with this event on the Google Doc! Please type your name and your email under the time you are signing up for. We need three people for each activity each hour. SIGN UP HERE!
You can help set-up for the event on Friday from 5:30-7, or help with the event on Saturday from 9-2, or even help clean-up on Saturday from 2-3. We don't expect you to be able to stay the whole time on Saturday, we just ask for your commitment an hour at a time.
We would also ask that you arrive about 15 minutes before your slot so we can familiarize you with the activities.
Build Fest is at Watauga High School. If you need a ride, let Breanna, Sidney, or Sarah know. You can also ride the appalcart to Watauga High School starting at 9.

Meet the other Dean Candidates!

We are all aware that our college is searching for a new dean and hope that you will participate in the presentations and receptions.

Having feedback from the students is definitely valuable and this can be submitted at this link:

Candidate 2:

Campus Presentation-April 6 at 3:00pm, RCOE 124

RCOE Community Reception-April 6 at 4:15pm, RCOE Rotunda

Candidate 3:

RCOE Community Reception-April 7 at 4:45pm, RCOE Rotunda

Campus Presentation-April 8 at 9:30am, RCOE 124

Candidate 4:

Campus Presentation-April 13 at 3:00-4:15, RCOE 124

RCOE Community Reception-April 13 4:15-5:15, RCOE Rotunda

Social Justice Summit T-Shirts by Friday, April 8th

Hey Educators!
We hope y'all have had a great break and are ready to start working hard to finish the semester off strong, but still remember to find some time to relax! With that being said, the Appalachian Social Justice Summit is April 29th and we are now selling the Appalachian Social Justice Summit t-shirt on the JCG Store! We encourage everyone to order a shirt, especially those who want to be involved in the event, and come out to the Summit to relax and learn about various Social Justice issues that will be relevant to life now, and as a future teacher.

The shirts are Gildan 100% preshrunk cotton t-shirts and are $15.00. The order will close on April 8th at 10pm which is Friday.

To order, please go online to, click Appalachian State, choose App Ed, and order away! Or, click this link here!

Thank you all for your endless support. Diversity and T-shirt/Fundraising Committee are looking forward to see you all rock your social justice spirit in a few weeks!
If you have any questions, please let myself (Caitlin), Holly, or Kalen know!

- T-shirt/Fundraising Committee

Microsoft Innovative Educator Seminar-Last Thursday with Darcy Grimes

Eight students participated in Darcy Grime's MIE seminar last Wednesday learning more about Microsoft FREE tools and playing games from Breakout Edu. We also had a Mystery Skype with another teacher from Kansas.

Congratulations to Mary Helen for winning the $500 Donors Choose Gift Card!

Mystery Skype Twitter