Honors and Awards
Berninger, V., & Dunn, A. (2010, March 5). Symposium in Honor of Eunice Kennedy Shriver: "Bridging the gap between developmental disabilities and learning disabilities and narrowing the achievement gap across SES." California Association of School Psychologists, Santa Clara. Invited.
Berninger, V., & Richards, T. (2010, February 17, 2010). "The writing brain of good and poor child writers: Insights from fMRI writing studies." In symposium, In Symposium, Current Research Trends in Language, Reading, Writing, and Math related to brain systems. Learning Disabilities Association annual meeting, Baltimore, MD. Invited.
Virginia Berninger and Todd Richards
Ginger Berninger and Todd Richards participated in the recent PAWS on Science event at the Pacific Science Center: Berninger, V., & Richards, T. (April 10, 2010). Booth description: "Use teaching tools to program the brain through talking and writing and a brain atlas to find where this learning occurs on brain scans." Part I: Programming your reading and writing brain by mouth and hand (Berninger) and Part II: Watching and mapping the learning brain (Richards). Paws on Science. A University of Washington Weekend at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA.
The Poster session will take place directly outside of Salon J of the Hilton Austin Hotel. You will be able to set up your poster exhibit between the hours of 4:00pm - 5:00pm on Sunday, April 18, 2010. You have been assigned poster space #11. Your poster space will be visible upon your arrival to set-up your poster presentation. While we provide the poster boards for each poster presentation, please be aware that you are responsible for any additional materials needed to exhibit your poster presentation. The dimensions of the poster boards are 4’ high by 8’ wide. Your poster should not exceed these dimensions.
Margery Ginsberg was awarded the 2010 Friend of Cleveland Community Partner Award. She was recognized at Cleveland High School’s 3rd annual Red and White Night Auction and Dinner on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the Museum of Flight.
Margery Ginsberg (EDLPS) has accepted a position as a Consulting Editor on the Editorial Board of the journal, ‘Theory into Practice’.
Margery Ginsberg has co-authored a forthcoming article (release date: May, 2010) entitled “Access and Participation” in A. Rose, C. Kasworm, & J. Ross-Gordon. (eds.), /The 2010 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education/. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Margery Ginsberg, Ailene Baxter, Anthony Craig, and Chrys Sweeting
Ailene Baxter (L4L4), Anthony Craig (L4L4), and Chrys Sweeting (L4L4) and Margery Ginsberg (EDLPS) presented a session at the 38th Annual Spring Conference of the Washington Educational Research Association on the topic of "Shadowing Students to Go Deeper with Data." The presentation featured insights from educational leaders who, along with other L4L colleagues, probed the implications of student learning data by shadowing students through part of a school day in a coastal elementary school, a suburban middle school, and an urban high school.
Margery Ginsberg and Cathy Thompson
Cathy Thompson (L4L3) and Margery Ginsberg (EDLPS) presented a session entitled "Enhancing Motivation and Learning in Diverse Classrooms” at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The presentation featured video clips produced by Scott Macklin (chief information officer, COE), based on a school renewal partnership between the COE and Cleveland High School educators. With support from COE faculty, high school teachers have been examining student learning through home visits, shadowing students throughout a school day, lesson study, ongoing analysis of student learning data, and Data-in-a-Day with student guides who lead teams of family and community partners on visits to classrooms to elicit insights to improve instruction.
Leslie Herrenkohl was invited to the Exploratorium in San Francisco last February to give a presentation on her forthcoming book, How Students Come to Be, Know, and Do: A Case for a Broad View of Learning (due out Jan 2011 with Cambridge University Press) and to collaborate with informal science practitioners on a project called Museums After School: Principles, Data, and Design.
Leslie Herrenkohl, Sandra Toro Martell, and Heather Toomey Zimmerman are working on a project titled, Building Capacity and Collaboration at the Intersection of the Learning Sciences and Informal Science Education Grant.
Sheila Shu-Ling Huang, advised by Mike Knapp, earned her PhD in the area of EDLPS in August, 2009. Her dissertation, Professional Socialization of International Doctoral Students in Differing Disciplinary Contexts in the U.S.: A mixed-methods study, won the best dissertation 2010 of the Higher Education SIG award, by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Currently, she works in the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan as a research fellow in the department of R&D. Her areas of research focus on student experiences, international education and globalization, and student learning outcome.
Shirley Hune and Julie Park
One of Shirley Hune’s goals is to support early career faculty, including through getting work published.
Shirley Hune and Julie J. Park, her former RA at UCLA, and now Assistant Professor of Educational Policy at Miami University in Ohio, edited the Education section of Vol. 1, Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today, edited by Edith Wen-Chu Chen and Grace J. Yoo,., pp. 169-260. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010.
This section consists of 14 articles and a resource guide. Topics covered by the authors/co-authors include Affirmative Action, Bilingual Education, College Campus Climate, Retention, Student Groups, Parental Pressure and Expectations, Undocumented Immigrant Students and others. They also contributed a separate article for the Section, “Educational Trends and Issues,” In Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today, edited by Edith Wen-Chu Chen and Grace J. Yoo, Vol. 1, pp. 167-179. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010.
Oiyan A. Poon, who recently completed her Ph.D. at UCLA and Shirley Hune conducted a study together of Asian American doctoral students. It was published as “Countering Master Narratives of the ‘Perpetual Foreigner’ and ‘Model Minority’: The Hidden Injuries of Race and Asian Doctoral Students.” In Standing on the Outside Looking In: Underrepresented Students’ Experiences in Advanced Degree Programs, edited by Mary F. Howard-Hamilton, Carla L. Morelon-Quainoo, Susan D. Johnson, Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, and Lilia Santiague, pp. 82-102. Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2009.
She also published in this period - Shirley Hune, “Reflections on Linking the Global South and Asian American Studies,” Amerasia Journal 35:3 (2009): 35-46.
The following is a list of Shirley Hune’s recent conference activities:
Invited Speaker. “Globalizing Asian American Politics 1971-2010: A Forum with Amerasia Journal’s Scholars, Activists & Cultural Workers,” UCLA Fowler Museum, May 20, 2010.
At the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian American Studies, Austin, Texas, April 8, 2010, Shirley Hune was a Plenary Speaker “Celebrating 30 Years of the Association for Asian American Studies.” She also served as Chair/ Discussant of the . Panel on “Mapping out Teaching and Research on Race, Education, and Asian American Youth.’’
She was also an Invited Participant. “Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Asian Pacific Americans and the Higher Education Leadership Pipeline.” A Spectrum Initiative Event. American Council on Education, Washington, DC. September 29, 2009. See the recently published report by College Board, The Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color, January 2010.
Invited Speaker. “Immigration, Education, and the Workforce in the United States – Some Myths, Dynamics and Realities in a Rapidly Globalizing World.” Lakeside School, Parents Association, April 15, 2010.
AACTE Awards Educators from Oregon State University, University of Washington, and WestEd for Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article. Elham Kazemi and co-writers received a 2010 award for from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) for excellent article writing for their article "Conceptualizing the Work of Leading Mathematical Tasks in Professional Development."
Kazemi is co-PI of a new project just funded by the Spencer Foundation with Megan Franke at UCLA and Magdalene Lampet at U Michigan to study novice teacher learning (elementary mathematics). Its title is, "Teacher Learning In, From, and For Ambitious Practice."
Takanori Koyama, graduate student in special education, was selected to receive the Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship for use during 2010-11. A prestigious honor, the Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship was established in the 1930s by the Bailey and Babette Gatzert foundation for Child Welfare. In accordance with the donor’s wishes, the funds are to be used to promote education for “the better care and treatment of children suffering from defects, either physically or mentally.”
Koyama will use this fellowship to support doctoral dissertation research in the field of child development with special reference to children with disabilities. As his advisory, Susan Sandall, states, “Taka is, above all, curious. Right now he is investigating effective and feasible interventions for young children with autism.”
Last year, Koyama was nominated as an outstanding TA at UW, where he serves as a TA for Japanese courses in the Asian Languages department.
Yen Ling Lee
Yen Ling Lee, a former TA in TEP, and her husband, Ting-Yuan welcomed a baby boy on May 11, 2010 at the University of Washington Medical Center. He came in at 20.5 inch long, 7 pounds and 11.4 ounces.They named him William Liu and “wish he will be as brilliant
as the greatest writer, William Shakespeare, as intelligent as the
computer genius, William Gates, as charming as the future king of
England, Prince William, and as gentle as my former adviser, William
Winn. But more importantly, we'd like him to be a happy, creative, and
compassionate person who knows how to love others and enjoy life.”
Yen Ling Lee is currently part of University Brain Education and Technology Center as well as involved in STEM project on dissemination of virtual reality program for science education and professional development of science educators. Her advisor in Mark Windschitl and Ginger Berninger is on her supervisory and reading committee.
Sayaka Omori , HD&C masters student (Advisor, Dr. Jegatheesan) received a student grant from the ARC of Washington to continue her research work with Dr. Jegatheesan on bi/multilingualism and Asian American and Pacific Islander families (AAPI) with children with developmental disabilities.
Sayaka Omori is also the recipient of two Fellowships - The Education Faculty Fellowship and the Carlson Fellowship. The Education Faculty Fellowship provides support for outstanding graduate students in the College of Education and the Carlson Fellowship provides financial assistance to graduate students in the College of Education who have demonstrated a commitment to the social/emotional development of students and young people. Sayaka's thesis (graduating spring 2010) is titled: Type of pet and development of omoiyari (altruistic sensitivity) in Japanese American children in the Pacific Northwest. Her thesis was supported by a grant awarded to Dr. Jegatheesan. Sayaka will be beginning her doctoral studies in fall 2010.
Hyeyoon Park, HD&C masters student (Advisor, Dr. Jegatheesan) will be graduating in spring 2010. Her thesis is titled: Socialization of emotions of second generation Korean American children in mother-child interactions during homework: A language socialization perspective. Hyeyoon will be beginning her doctoral studies in fall 2010.
Nikum Pon, HD&C doctoral student (Advisor, Dr. Jegatheesan) received the McMahon Scholarship (GO-MAP award). Nikum is interested in socio-cultural issues that impact second generation Khmer students' academic achievement.
Sasha Lotas, doctoral student in the Learning Sciences program (advisor: McCutchen) has been awarded a Huckabay Teaching Fellowship for 2010-2011. She will be working with North Seattle Community College to enhance their composition curriculum.Congratulations to Sasha Lotas,
On March 12, Scott Macklin gave a keynote address at the Washington State Council for the Social Studies Leadership Retreat – "Learning to Film, Filming to Learn: Documentary as a Production of Knowledge".
On April 8, Scott Macklin gave a keynote address at the Oregon State University Media Summit – "Creating Spaces that Foster the Creation of Meaningful Work".
On April 16, Scott Macklin gave a talk at TEDx Seattle – "Convening Community through Stories".
Scott has 2 films that are being screened at film festivals this spring. Scott and co-director Georgio Brown screened a work in progress version of their upcoming film "Top Left – Coolout" to a sold-out audience at the Langston Hughes Film Festival. For nearly 20 years, the Coolout Network has visually been the pulse through the body of Northwest Hip Hop, capturing the areas coolest moments through the eyes of director Georgio Brown. The time is now for that pulse to make its way through the body of the hip hop world and for the rest of the world to discover what we already know – The Top Left is Feel-thy! You can view the trailer at: http://www.vimeo.com/10811162
Scott and co-director Angelica Macklin will be screening their short animation piece "FREE" at the upcoming Seattle International Film Festival. "FREE" featuring Kipchoge Kirkland, strips off the perilously thin veneer of the so-called post-apartheid 'miracle' to reveal a new generation of courageous young voices fighting back against the ‘internalization of hopelessness’, reclaiming social spaces and indeed memory, in telling their own stories of hope, solidarity, and social emancipation. More information can be found at the SIFF web site: http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=42331&FID=166
Alum Mark Mitsui was named president of North Seattle Community College. Mark Mitsui is one of our EDLPS higher education program graduates, and currently is a doc student in the program (he is one of Professor Shirley Hune’s advisees).
Announcement is at: http://www.northseattle.edu/info/news/article.php?id=301
Maresi Nerad was asked to go to the Technical University of Darmstadt for six months to provide consultation to the president's office and campus committees on:
1. internationalizing graduate and postdoctoral education and training
2. providing campus-wide guidelines for a future-oriented doctoral and postdoctoral education and training
3. helping to develop ideas for more structured professional development offerings for doctoral and postdoctoral fellows.
She will be gone from April to September.
Sue Nolen and Chris Ward
Sue Nolen and Chris Ward are attending the Advanced Study Colloquium sponsored by the European Association for Research on Learning & Instruction (EARLI) in Cambridge, UK in May. This is a small conference they helped to put together for researchers studying motivation to learn and self-regulation in social contexts.
Lauren H. Ramers
Lauren H. Ramers, Danforth alum and Instructional Coach at Rainier Beach High School, published an article recently, "Rigorous Opportunities For ALL."
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Senior research scientist, Dr. Elizabeth Rudd was invited to give a talk in Holland in April. Her talk was titled "Improving PhD Quality in the Small Worlds of Academic Life." She spoke at a European University Association workshop at Wageningen University on Building a Research Environment for Doctoral Education.
College alum Princess Shareef was awarded the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award from the UW College of Education leadership programs. Principal of Cleveland High School, Shareef was recognized for her clear vision and successful efforts to lead her school. As Margery Ginsberg, director of L4L stated, “Princess Shareef is a leader who: connects the dots, carries a message with integrity, and has the courage to commit.”
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) presented one of two 2010 awards for Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) Article to a collaborative team of authors from three universities for their article "Complex Interactions in Student Teaching: Lost Opportunities for Learning." Sheila Valencia was a co-author on this article. This award recognizes exemplary scholarship in the areas of teacher education or of teaching and learning with implications for teacher education. The award will be presented Saturday, February 20, during the Wilbur J. Cohen Lecture at AACTE’s 62nd Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, GA.
Beth West was part of the initial group of scholars who attended and presented at the symposium in Hong Kong. The International Initiative for Inclusive Education participates in ongoing activities with a group of scholars to generate and disseminate innovative approaches for teacher learning for inclusive education.
Michelle Zimmerman and her Amazing Grace School students are featured in today's Seattle Times for their work with veterans. Zimmerman is a Ph.D. student in PhD student in Human Development and Cognition and her advisor is Nathalie Gehrke.
William “Bill” Zumeta
Zumeta has a chapter just out in the new National Education Association 2010 Almanac of Higher Education - "The Great Recession: Implications for Higher Education." Zumeta presented a version in San Jose at the annual NEA's Higher Education Conference.