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The UW College of Education eNews is sent out every other month. Below you will find news and features, as well as faculty, student, and alumni achievements. 

Alumni News

World Affairs Council Names Noah Zeichner 2013 – 2014 World Educator

The World Affairs Council just named College alum Noah Zeichner their 2013-14 World Educator. Each year, the Council honors a Pacific NW K-12 teacher who demonstrates leadership in connecting students to the world and contributes to the development of new programs and resources that enable other teachers to do the same. Noah teaches IB Theory of Knowledge and Global Visionaries and serves as the Global Education Resource Teacher at Chief Sealth International School. More»

Distinguished Graduate Award 2012 – 2013

sheila jackson leeDr. Sheila Edwards Lange is the University of Washington College of Education Distinguished Graduate Awardee for 2013.  “Sheila is an incredible leader at the University and in our region,” says Dean Tom Stritikus. “We are proud that Sheila is an alum of the College of Education and eager to honor her contributions to higher education, civic engagement, and academic scholarship.” More»

Next Generation Science Standards

New Science Education Standards Draw on UW Research

institute of science and math educationResearchers from the University of Washington’s Institute of Science + Math Education played a critical role in developing revolutionary new K-12 science standards aimed at engaging more students, more deeply, at younger ages, in meaningful, real-world scientific and engineering investigations. More »

UW Summit on K-12 Science Education Video »

Read the EdWeek article about how teachers are changing instruction with Next Gen Science Standards adoption on the horizon »

Summary of Next Generation Science Standards major elements and NRC Framework»

Faculty Features

Gene Edgar

Dr. Eugene “Gene” Edgar plans to retire in June 2013. Edgar has worked at the University of Washington since 1972. “In terms of service, we all owe a debt to the common good, to the public,” Edgar asserts. “I think that public service and scholarship, to actually engage with the community as partners, is really important. I’ve learned that here and, again, without lots of preplanning, I’ve had opportunities to do good.” More»

Read/Share Tributes to Gene or watch a special video tribute»

Challenges for Urban School Leadership in the United States

After significant research into how leaders navigated accountability systems, Dr. Michael Knapp (faculty) and Dr. Susan B. Feldman (alum) discovered that leaders in schools that serve populations that have historically struggled, found remarkably similar ways of responding to district and state accountability systems, that served internal accountability purposes. Specifically, these leaders found ways to use what the outside world demanded of the school as occasions for advancing the school’s own learning improvement agenda. Their work received a Journal of Educational Administration Award. More»

UW, Danforth, CEL Speak at the 2013 WASA/AWSP Summer Conference

UW associate professor, Dr. Meredith I. Honig, delivered a keynote speech at the 2013 WASA/AWSP Summer Conference, one of the largest conferences in Washington state for principals and superintendents. Stephen Fink, Jennifer McDermott and Ann O'Doherty also presented at the event held June 23-25, 2013 at the Spokane Convention Center. More»

Student Spotlight

Early Childhood and Family Studies Senior Projects 2013

Short: Seniors in the Early Childhood and Family Studies major recently submitted their Senior Project papers. From English Language Learning to socioemotional development, developmentally appropriate curriculum planning to early childhood education policy, their chosen topics spanned a wide range. Click here to read about what they learned. More »

Funding Announcements

PI: Ann Ishimaru

Organizational Leadership and Learning for Educational Equity (new award)
Sponsor: Royalty Research Fund
Amount awarded: $33,260

PI: Kristie Kauerz

TS GOLD Expansion through 3rd Grade (new award)
Sponsor: Teaching Strategies, LLC
Amount awarded: $67,773

PI: Kristie Kauerz

P-3 Convening (new award)
Sponsor: W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Amount awarded: $150,000

PI: June Rimmer

Building CRW District and School Leaders’ Expertise in Implementing the Common Core State Standards (new award)
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount awarded: $610,819


Click here to read full descriptions of these achievements.

Dr. Megan Bang (Faculty): Keynote at International Conference of the Learning Sciences.

Dr. James Banks (Faculty): Kaynote at Dealing with Difference Institute

Dr. Virginia Berninger (Faculty): Alan S. Kaufman “Excellence in Assessment Award”

Stephen Fink (Faculty): UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows

Dr. Magery Ginsberg (Faculty): AERA Award Featured in Seattle Times

Dr. Meredith Honig (Faculty): Keynote at 2013 WASA/AWSP Summer Conference and Feature in the American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Tyrone Howard (Alum): Corbally Keynote Speaker

Dr. Theodore Kaltsounis (Faculty Emeritus):: Democratization of Albania published through Albanian Publishing House

Kathy Kimball (Faculty Emeritus): Art in Leadership Award

John Morefield (Alum): Danforth Mentoring Award

Keisha Scarlett (Alum): UCEA Excellence in Educational Leadership Award

Spencer Welch (Faculty): Ken Sirotnik Servant Leadership Award

Read full descriptions of these achievements.



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