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Jim Antony and Jennifer Hoffman: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The Center for Leadership in Athletics is co-hosting an invited discussion with University of Georgia in Indianapolis at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)conference. At this session, James Soto Antony & Jennifer Hoffman are moderating a special working discussion with  NCAA staff and scholars from around the country. The focus of the discussion will be setting the agenda for the future of research on the relationship between athletics and higher education, student-athlete experiences, emerging policy issues, and shared, mutual interests. Participants include Joe Lott, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies faculty, and Anne Browning, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies student.  

Kelly Aramaki: Danforth Alum

Kelly Aramaki, principal at John Stanford International School in Seattle, has won the 2010 Milken Educator Award for Washington. . The award, called the "Oscars of Teaching" by Teacher magazine, exists to attract and reward outstanding K-12 teachers and education leaders. It includes a $25,000 cash prize.

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Nancy Beadie: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The History of Education Society will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary with a keynote by Nancy Beadie on Bernard Bailyn. Beadie calls Bailyn “most famous American historian of the 20th century.” Famed for the historiographical essay, "Education in the Forming of American Society", Bailyn, who is now 93 years old, will be in attendance at the special luncheon and keynote.

In September 2010 Beadie gave an invited talk as part of the History of Science and Technology Colloquium at the University of Minnesota on the history of science teaching, specifically the nature study movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In September 2010, Beadie was invited to comment on a series of papers presented by European scholars at a special colloquium on Data and Theory in the History of Education at Stanford.

Virginia “Ginger” Berninger:  Educational Psychology

Ginger Berninger and Todd Richards were published in Future Neurology. Her article summarizes 15 years of research on genes, brain, and treatment for dyslexia and dysgraphia and their relationship to normal reading and writing development. Read more »

Ginger Berninger and a genetics team published in Behavioral Genetics about gene candidates for spelling disability (one related to Verbal IQ and perhaps vocabulary and one not related to Verbal IQ). More »

Ginger Berninger and Robert “Bob” Abbott published in the Journal of Educational Psychology. The study examined writing development and its relationship to reading development as well as the language systems.

Click here for more information on Longitudinal relationships of levels of language in writing and between writing and reading in grades 1 to 7.

Click here for more information on Listening comprehension, oral expression, reading comprehension and written expression: Related yet unique language systems in grades 1, 3, 5, and 7.

Division for Early Childhood Conference: Faculty and Student Presenters

At the October 2010 Division for Early Childhood Conference (DEC), over 1000 researchers, teachers, therapists, family members and administrators gathered to learn about the newest practices in the field of early intervention/early childhood special education.  The Haring Center for Applied Research & Training in Education and the College of Education were well represented. (Names are in bold font below.)

Patricia Snyder, Tara McLaughlin, Susan Sandall, Mary Louise Hemmeter, and Mary McLean: Intentional and Systematic Instruction in Early Learning: Tools for Teachers and Families
Ilene Schwartz, Rachel Nevin, Ariane Gauvreau, and Julia Ashmun: Project Data: Intentional Instruction for Children with Autism Spectrum in Preschool Settings Julia Ashmun and Ariane Gauvreau: Effective Social Skills Group Instruction for Students with ASD and Related Disabilities
Gail Joseph: Quality Rating Systems and Young Children’s Mental Health: Do the Stars Align?
Jennifer Fung: Effects of Support Intervention for Families of Recently Diagnosed Children with Autism.
Diane Sainato, Ann Garfinkle, Carol Davis, Sunhwa Jung, Debby Hudson, and Ilene Schwartz: Interventions for Children with Autism from Classroom to State-Level Programs.
Gail Joseph, Lindsay Lawrence, Kristin Ainslee, and Susan Sandall: Head Start Center for Inclusion.

Dafney Blanca Dabach: Curriculum and Instruction

In an “unprecedented collaboration,” The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles spearheaded a collaboration of 21 senior scholars and advanced graduate students at four institutions to address the conditions of English learners’ education in Arizona in the face of legal challenges. The Arizona Educational Equity Project, as the collaboration is known, commissioned nine studies in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling (Horne v. Flores) regarding the rights of English learners in schools. Dafney Blanca Dabach’s research was cited in one of the studies, “A Return to the "Mexican Room": The Segregation of Arizona's English Learners,” authored by co-directors of the CRP/PDC Patricia Gándara and Gary Orfield.
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Nancy Hertzog: Educational Psychology

At the November National Association for Gifted Children annual conference in Atlanta, Nancy Hertzog participated in several presentations, including integrating STEM into preschool and K/1 projects, young children’s designs for outdoor learning spaces, as well as best practices in gifted and talented identification.


Diana Hess: College of Education Alum ‘98

Diana Hess, former College of Education doctoral student, has officially been appointed Senior Vice President of the Spencer Foundation. Hess will serve as a partner to Foundation President Michael McPherson in shaping Spencer's strategic directions, in guiding the organization's and the staff's work, and in representing the Foundation in its interactions with its partners, clients, and friends. More »

Jennifer Hoffman: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Jennifer Hoffman and David Horton, Jr. of Ohio University will present at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). University Roundtable: Partial Tuition Waiver Policy for Intercollegiate Athletics and Community Colleges in Washington State: What is the Optimal Alignment Between Aid and Athletic Participation?”

Samuel E. Kelly: College of Education Alum ‘71

Reader, educator, advocate, friend...Samuel E. Kelly was one of the College's most distinguished alums. A new autobiography pays tribute to his legacy. More »

Michael R. MacLeod: Danforth Alum ’96

Michael R. MacLeod, a graduate of the U.W. Danforth Administrative Credential Program in 1996, recently self-published a memoir that focuses on Thailand and teaching. ‘Footprints in the Mud’ offers the reader interesting material about MacLeod’s stint as a Peace Corps teacher in Thailand, while also providing a look at the long career of a teacher.  Click here to read excerpts from ‘Footprints in the Mud’  »

Caryn Park: Curriculum and Instruction Alum ‘10

College of Education alum Caryn Park recently published in the American Educational Research Journal. While studying at the College, Park specialized in Multicultural Education. James Banks served as her advisor. Her article is titled Young Children Making Sense of Racial and Ethnic Differences: A Sociocultural Approach.
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Michelle Striepe: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Alum ‘05

In September 2010, Michelle Striepe completed her Ed.D from the University of Western Australia in Perth, WA, Australia. Her thesis was entitled: Management teams’ perspectives of educational leadership: Case studies of Western Australian faith-based school. Striepe published in the Education, Knowledge, and Econocmy Journal. The article, which she co-wrote with Professor Simon Clarke, was titled, 'Faith-based schools in Australia: A fertile setting for research endeavor'. Striepe currently lives in Perth but plans to move back to the United States in 2011.

Edward Taylor: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies ‘03

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Alum Ed Taylor ’03 (also Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Affairs) and his wife Dr. Sue Taylor were honored by Gonzaga University, their undergraduate institute. More »

Kenneth Zeichner: Teacher Education

Ken Zeichner presented a keynote address titled "Rethinking University-based teacher education" at a national Spanish conference on teacher education (Reinventar la Profesion Docente) in Malaga Spain on November 10, 2010. The Spanish translation of his 2009 book published by Routledge "Teacher Education and the Struggle for Social Justice" was launched at this conference. (La formaciõn del profesorado y la lucha por la justicia social published by Morata in Spain).

William “Bill” Zumeta: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

William “Bill” Zumeta, current president of the Association of Higher Education (ASHE) will give an address at the ASHE annual conference titled, "What Does Accountability Mean? The theme of the conference is "Higher Education and Public Policy: What is the Optimal Alignment?" Eduardo Ochoa, U. S. Dept of Education Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education will give one of the keynotes and Jamie Merisotis, President of the Lumina Foundation for Education will give the other.

William “Bill” Zumeta & James Soto Antony: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

William “Bill” Zumeta, president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) will host a presidential session, Policy Challenges in Intercollegiate Athletics: An Interview with NCAA President Mark Emmert. James Soto Antony will moderate this session featuring Dr. Mark Emmert, the former UW president and current NCAA president. He will be interviewed by President Robert Kustra of Boise State Univeristy. This session will focus on the challenges of melding academic missions with competitive athletics. 

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