UNCP students present at NC Council for Social Studies Education Conference

UNCP students, faculty and alumni recently attended the 2023 North Carolina Council for Social Studies Education Conference in Greensboro

UNC Pembroke was well represented at the 2023 North Carolina Council for Social Studies Education Conference in Greensboro, held March 2-3.

Twenty-six social studies education students and three elementary education students were in attendance. Students, alumni and faculty were among the presenters.

Teacher candidates attend the conference as a professional development requirement for the program to expose them to the broader world of social studies education.

“By attending this conference, our teacher candidates see the bigger, broader world of education beyond the classroom space of a school,” Dr. Serina Cinnamon, program director.

The presenters included undergraduates Santevia Reaves and Allison Roberts and graduate students Shea Ronson, Ronnie Stacy and Harold Feliciano-Soto. Topics ranged from social-emotional learning to American slavery.

“We have beginning teachers presenting on inquiry-based learning because of the rigor and teachings in the SSE program,” said History Department Chair Dr. Jaime Martinez. 

Alumna Krystal Cole also presented with Dr. Cinnamon and alumnus Eugene “Tre” Smith, who won the NCCSS Middle School Teacher of the Year award. 

The Graduate School, the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education supported student travel for the conference.