AROUND THE COLLEGE

Faculty present at positive behavior support institute

Several UW College of Education faculty and students presented or led session tracks at the Early Achievers Institute “Practial Strategies to Address Challenging Behaviors” in August. The event, co-hosted by Cultivate Learning and the Haring Center for Inclusive Education, brought early learning professionals from across Washington state together for a variety of sessions on social-emotional learning, race and equity, positive behavior support, and adult resiliency and wellness.

Presenters and session leaders from the College were Maggie Beneke, Angel Fettig, Shawna Harbin, Gail Joseph, Brittney Lee, Kathleen Meeker, Ilene Schwartz and William White. Jordan Taitingfong of the Haring Center presented a keynote talk on "Reframing Behavior to Create Inclusive Communities."

New book focuses on Inquiry-based instruction

Kimberly Mitchell, teaching associate, is author of the new book “Experience Inquiry: 5 Powerful Strategies, 50 Practical Experiences.” One part practical guide, one part interactive journal, this book provides the opportunity to do inquiry as you read about it. You’ll learn what inquiry-based instruction looks like in practice through five key strategies, all of which can be immediately implemented in any learning environment.

Faculty member receives new grant

College of Education faculty member Bronwyn Bevan received a new grant award, “From Common Measures to Measures in Common: A Convening to Enhance Measurement of Outcomes of Afterschool STEM Programs,” from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $250,000.