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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. 

The UW College of Education e news is published throughout the year. Scroll down to read features and grant listings in addition to faculty, student, and alumni achievements. 

College Updates

CEL Webinar Introduces the Principal Support Framework

In December, Max Silverman, associate director of the Center for Educational Leadership, provided a webinar introduction to the Principal Support Framework and to the steps districts can take to support the development of principals as instructional leaders. The Principal Support Framework represents the best thinking of educators from across the country about the support needed to advance principal leadership focused on improving teaching and learning at scale. Download the framework and view the recorded webinar from the CEL website. More»

The Whole U

UW just launched The Whole U, a program to promote health, foster community and offer benefits to UW faculty and staff.  Randi Shapiro, NCQTL Executive Director and inaugural ambassador for The Whole U shares some updates. More»

Alumni News

Alum, Kevin Zelko, Raised Over 20K for Students to get Seahawks Jerseys

For the kids at Seattle’s Kimball Elementary School, Friday came with something special: free Seahawks jerseys, courtesy of an online fundraising drive by one of Kimball’s newest teachers. Kevin Zelko, a 38-year-old special-education teacher, said the idea for the fundraiser was born after he made more tips than he expected as a part-time beer vendor at the Seahawks’ playoff game against the New Orleans Saints earlier this month. More»

Alum, Bill Day, Wins DC Teacher of the Year

College alum William "Bill" Day was just named 2014 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year. Bill is a middle school mathematics teacher at Two Rivers Public Charter School. OSSE gives the annual award to a public school teacher in recognition of their outstanding teaching in the District and professional leadership within and beyond the classroom. More»

Student Feature

Current Student, Nicole Traore, Featured in Seattle Times

Online education that leads to a degree is becoming a bigger slice of the education business for Washington’s two major state universities. UW Online Early Childhood and Family Studies student Nicole Traore, who works at the Mukilteo Early Childhood Education Assistance Program in Lynnwood, is featured. “For me, it’s about changing the way I see things,” Traore said about earning a bachelor’s degree at the age of 45. “I’m trying to be able to support families (in the ECEAP program) in a better way. And, it’s personal because I always wanted to get my bachelor’s degree. More»

Recent Funding Announcements

College of Education awards for new grants and competing renewals December 2013-January 2014

PI: Megan Bang

Building Capacity and Cultivating Innovation: Learning Agendas in Native Education (new award)
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount awarded: $100,000

PI: Meredith Honig

UW Principal Supervisor Performance Management System (new award)
Sponsor: The Wallace Foundation
Amount awarded: $100,000

PI: Kara Jackson

Investigating and Supporting the Development of Ambitious and Equitable Mathematics Instruction at Scale (new award)
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University (subcontract on NSF grant)
Amount awarded: $60,193 (year 1 of 3)

PI: Kristie Kauerz

National P-3 Center (new award)
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development
Amount awarded: $799,260 (2 years)

Improving Instruction in Full-Day Kindergarten Classrooms (new award)
Sponsor: Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Amount awarded: $79,480

PI: Deborah McCutchen

College Ready Consulting and Analysis Support Program (competing renewal)
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount awarded: $121,412

PI: Holly Schindler

Impacts of Early Childhood Programs on Children: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (new award)
Sponsor: New York University (subcontract on NIH grant)
Amount awarded: $70,561 (year 1 of 3)

PI: Holly Schindler

Filming Father-Child Interactions to Nurture Development: A Strength-Based Prevention Program for Low-Income Dads (new award)
Sponsor: Harvard University (subcontract on Bezos Family Foundation grant)
Amount awarded: $44,081

PI: Andy Shouse

Cultivating Geo-Literacy Leadership (new award)
Sponsor: National Geographic Education Foundation
Amount awarded: $37,000

PI: Mark Windschitl

Annenberg Fellow Program at the University of Washington (new award)
Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Amount awarded: $164,400 (5 years)

PI: Ken Zeichner

The Role of Learning about Context and Community in the Preparation of Urban Teachers (new award)
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation
Amount awarded: $50,000


Dr. Megan Bang (Faculty): New Book from MIT Press

Megan Bang's new co-authored book just came out on MIT Press. The book is titled, Who's Asking: Native Science, Western Science, and Science Education. Her co-author, Douglas L. Medin is Louis W. Menk Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. More»

Ariane Gauvreau (Student): Young Exceptional Children Student Editorial Board

Ariane Gauvreau was selected to serve on the Young Exceptional Children Student Editorial Board.

Maggie O’Sullivan (Alum): Rainier Prep Public Charter School

Maggie O'Sullivan, a Founding School Leader of Rainier Prep Public Charter School, announced that the Washington State Charter School Commission approved Rainier Prep's proposal to open one of the first public charter schools in Washington State.  They plan to open the doors in September 2015. More»

Dr. Robin Lasota (Alum): 2014 Barbara K. Townsend Dissertation of the Year Award

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students awarded Dr. Robin Lasota the 2014 Barbara K. Townsend Dissertation of the Year Award. Her dissertation was titled Factors, Practices, and Policies Influencing Students’ Upward Transfer to Baccalaureate-Degree Programs and Institutions: A Mixed-Methods Analysis.

Dr. William “Bill” Zumeta (Faculty): AERA journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Dr. Bill Zumeta accented an invitation to join the editorial board of the AERA journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Dr. Kenneth Zeichner (Faculty): Published "Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century" (Springer) 

Ken Zeichner & Xudong Zhu (Beijing Normal University) have recently published an edited book "Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century" (Springer). In the fall Ken Zeichner & Dan Liston (University of Colorado Boulder) published the 2nd edition of their book "Reflective Teaching" (Routledge).

Noah Zeichner (Alum): World Affairs Council Awardee

Noah Zeichner will be honored by the World Affairs Council as the World Educator Awardee the evening of March 4, 2014. Learn more about the Local Heroes, Global Impact: World Citizen and World Educator Award Ceremony, event here»

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