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New Faces at the College of Education

Meet new members of our community! This edition introduces you to Rachel Lodge and Vicky Murray.

Funding Announcements

Funding announcements are provided monthly by the UW College of Education Office of Research Support.

Berninger, Virginia: Israel-US Study

Virginia Berninger (PI) was awarded a $51,153 grant from US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The project is titled Word-, Sentence-, and Passage-Reading Fluency Training in Grade 4 and Reading and Writing Fluency Training in Grade 5: Comparing Hebrew- and English-Speaking Dyslexics with a start date of 09-01-2010. The project is an international collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of Haifa in Israel.

Davis, Carol: Implementing Academic and Behavior Strategies

Carol Davis (PI) and Roxanne Hudson (co-PI) were awarded a $300,000 grant for the first year of a four-year grant totaling $1,200,000.00 from US Department of Education (DOEd). The project is titled Implementing Academic and Behavior Strategies with a start date of 09-01-2010.

Sandall, Susan: National Center on Quality Teaching & Learning

Susan Sandall (PI) and Gail Joseph (co-PI) were awarded $8,000,000 for the first year of a five-year grant totaling $40, 000,000.00 from Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The project is titled National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning with a start date of 09-15-2010.

Sandall, Susan: Teachers Beyond Classrooms

Susan Sandall (PI) and Ilene Schwartz (co-PI) were awarded $300,000 for the first year of a four-year grant totaling $1,200,000.00 from the US Department of Education (DOEd). The project is titled Teachers Beyond Classrooms: Preparing Personnel to Serve Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool-Aged Children with Disabilities with a start date of 09-01-2010.

Fast Fact: Special Education Teacher Placement Rates

The UW College of Education Special Education had a 93% placement rate for teacher graduates this year. Of all the special education teacher graduates, 41 out of 44 were placed.

Faculty Feature

Faculty Council 2010-2011

Learn about the Faculty Council's project priorities for 2010 – 2011 and learn which faculty, staff, and students are serving on this year's Faculty Council. More »

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Student Spotlight

Huckabay Fellow Commences Project on Academic Writing Skills

Research shows that academic writing skills are critical for college readiness and employment. Yet community college students are often placed in remedial writing courses and struggle with basic writing mastery. College of Education Ph.D. student, Sasha Lotas, has received a Huckabay Fellowship to provide an intervention to a group of developmental writing students at North Seattle Community College. More »

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Focus on Research

Reimagining Career and College Readiness: STEM, Rigor, and Equity in a Comprehensive High School

The UW Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (ISME) has partnered with Bellevue School District, the College Board, The Washington STEM Center and other local organizations in a successful proposal to the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) program. The project, Reimagining Career and College Readiness: STEM, Rigor, and Equity in a Comprehensive High School, has received $4.1 million in i3 funding and over $900k in matching funds and in-kind support from private organizations. More »

College Updates

New Data Available: Spring 2010 Graduate Student Survey Results

What do current students say about the College of Education? Are they satisfied with the experience, with the College climate, with mentoring, or with program requirements? More »

Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) Updates

The Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) is featured in a new report, highlighting their work in Oregon on designing competency-based pathways for next generation learning. More »

Danforth Principal Preparation Program Updates

Danforth reports on a number of awards and big news for Danforth alums. More »

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Center for Multicultural Education Book Talk – Audrey Osler

At the Center for Multicultural Education book talk, Audrey Osler argued that consulting young people is beneficial to the everyday life of schools and that the future health of democratic societies demands that we re-think relationships between adults and young people. Slideshow »

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Educational Testing Service: Assessment for Learning

Dr. Randy Bennett, Frederiksen Chair in Assessment Innovation at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) lectured on the six inter-related issues in formative assessment (aka, "Assessment for Learning") that cause him concern. The six issues include the definition of formative assessment, the claims commonly made for its effectiveness, the limited attention given to domain considerations in its conceptualization, the under-representation of measurement principles in that conceptualization, the teacher-support demands formative assessment entails, and its place in the larger educational system. More »

Awards and Honors

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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. More »

Kelly Aramaki: Danforth Alum '03

Kelly Aramaki, principal at John Stanford International School in Seattle, has won the 2010 Milken Educator Award for Washington. The award includes a $25,000 cash prize. More »

Nancy Beadie: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The History of Education Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a keynote by Nancy Beadie on Bernard Bailyn. More »

In September 2010 Beadie gave an invited talk as part of the History of Science and Technology Colloquium at the University of Minnesota. More »

In September 2010, Beadie was invited to comment on Data and Theory in the History of Education at Stanford. More »

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. More »

Ginger Berninger and a genetics team published in Behavioral Genetics about gene candidates for spelling disability. More »

Ginger Berninger and Robert "Bob" Abbott published in the Journal of Educational Psychology. More »

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. More »

Dafney Blanca Dabach: Curriculum and Instruction

The Arizona Educational Equity Project 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. More »

Steven Gering: Leadership for Learning Alum Cohort 2

North Central High School Principal and College alum Steven Gering was one of nine educators statewide recently honored with a Golden Apple award for making a significant change in secondary education. During the past five years, he's helped boost by 20 percent the number of students at his school who go on to college. More »

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. More »

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 and Alum

Jennifer Hoffman and David Horton, Jr. of Ohio University will present at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). More »

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. More »

Caryn Park: Curriculum and Instruction Alum '10

College of Education alum Caryn Park recently published in the American Educational Research Journal. More »

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. More »

Edward Taylor: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Alum '03

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 in November 2010. More »

William "Bill" Zumeta

William "Bill" Zumeta, current president of the Association of Higher Education (ASHE) gave an address at the November 2010 ASHE annual conference titled, "What Does Accountability Mean? More »

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

William "Bill" Zumeta, president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) hosted a presidential session titled, "Policy Challenges in Intercollegiate Athletics: An Interview with NCAA President Mark Emmert." James Soto Antony moderated this session. More »

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December 7, 2010
College of Education Winter Celebration

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Don't Cut Out the Center: The Centrality of the Central Office in Teaching and Learning Improvement

Education Week
November 10, 2010

When district leaders must cut their budgets, they look first to their central office, but Michael A. Copland and Meredith I. Honig advise against following that instinct. More »

New director of the UW's Robinson Center plans challenging classrooms for all children

UW News and Information
November 10, 2010

Nancy Hertzog had one heck of a first day teaching elementary school: one of her students pulled the fire alarm and then vanished -- later he was found hitchhiking by the assistant superintendent -- as fire and police forces descended on the school. It was 1977, in Williamsburg, Va. Hertzog, now the new director of the University of Washington's Robinson Center for Young Scholars, was a new teacher in a public school that had integrated black and white students in the late 1960s, well after the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled against separate schools for black and white children. More »

Spencer Foundation Announces the Appointment of Professor Diana E. Hess as Senior Vice President

Spencer Foundation
November 9, 2010

The Board and staff of the Spencer Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Diana E. Hess as Senior Vice President. An alum of the UW College of Education, Hess is currently Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies, Education Policy, and Law. More »

Teach for America seeks foothold in Seattle area

Seattle Times
November 3, 2010

Teach for America is working to bring its corps of young college graduates here to teach in Seattle-area schools next fall. Dean Tom Stritikus is quoted. More »

Forming Letters Is Key to Learning, Memory, Ideas

October 30, 2010

Virginia Berninger is quoted on her work regarding handwriting. You can read a Wall Street Journal article in English or click through to Tendencias in Spanish.

Audrey Osler of University of Leeds to speak on 'Students' Perspective on Schooling' Oct. 29

October 28, 2010

Audrey Osler, visiting scholar, to speak tomorrow for UW Center for Multicultural Education book talk. Osler argues that consulting young people is beneficial to the everyday life of schools and that the future health of democratic societies demands that we re-think relationships between adults and young people. More »

Cursive writing: A dying art form?

King 5
October 27, 2010

It's still being taught in Seattle Public Schools, but it is not required. And the Washington state Department of Education doesn't insist on it either. Dr. Deborah McCutchen is quoted. More »

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