The University of Washington College of Education, the public schools and the Ackerley Foundation have come together to create opportunity and new hope for hundreds of high needs students in our region. In January, UWTV 360 will debut an exciting video feature on this work. Tune in on January 5 to learn more.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Introducing New Members of our Community
Meet new members of our community! This edition introduces you to Cazandra Santos. More»
Funding announcements are provided monthly by the UW College of Education grants office.
Cook, Clayton: Louisiana State University
Clayton Cook (PI) has received an award from Louisiana State University for $292,891 over three years, beginning September 2010. The grant, entitled “Developing Brief Behavior Rating Scales as Progress Monitoring Tools for Social Behavior,” is a subcontract on LSU’s Special Education Research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.
Plecki, Marge: Heritage University
Marge Plecki (PI) has received an award from Heritage University for $414,651 over five years, beginning September 2010. The grant, entitled “The Heritage 105 Project,” is a subcontract on Heritage University’s Teacher Quality Partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Shouse, Andrew: National Geographic Education Foundation
Andrew Shouse (PI) has received an award from the National Geographic Education Foundation for $30,000 over one year, beginning September 2010. The grant, entitled “Washington Geographic Alliance Planning Grant,” will begin the process of relocating leadership of Washington State’s alliance with the National Geographic organization to the UW Institute for Science and Mathematics Education.
Fast Facts: What do our web analytics say?
In 2010, the College of Education web page received 1,855,828 page views from over 170,201 visitors. These visitors represented over 200 countries, including the top ten: United States, China, Canada, South Korea, Philippines, United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, and India. The three most popular pages were the home page, the areas page, and the prospective students page.
Anne Grant Anderson Stands for Children
Anne Grant-Anderson always had a bent for policy and government affairs. So it wasn’t a complete surprise when she pursued a policy career after serving as a teacher in Washington State. With a UW undergraduate degree in political science, a UW Master’s in Teaching, and several years of teaching experience under her belt, Anne Grant-Anderson educates people about how to advocate for educational legislation or policy. Through her job at Stand for Children, she draws purpose from the very people she works to educate. More»
First Posse Scholar to Join the College of Education
Dudney Sylla, M.Ed. student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies area, is the College's first Posse Foundation scholar to enroll as a student. Originally born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sylla was raised in Boston and studied Sociology as well as Africana studies at Bowdoin College. His primary motivators for selecting the UW College of Education for graduate work were the environment and the people. More»
Center for Educational Leadership Shares News
The Center for Educational Leadership shares on their participation in Washington State's New Teacher Evaluation Pilot and details the launch of the Puget Sound Superintendents’ Network. More»
Forum on Youth Development and Sport
With a packed room and high energy levels, the Center for Leadership in Athletics’ Forum on Youth Development and Sport was a huge success. The Center partnered with Up2Us, a coalition of over 500 sports-based youth development programs throughout the country, to discuss national research with over 50 participants in leadership positions at sports-based youth development organizations from around the Puget Sound area and beyond. More»
Research that Matters: New Directions in Educational Policy
Dr. Mike Copland and Dr. Meredith Honig answer the question, “What does powerful central office leadership for districtwide teaching and learning improvement look like?” This video details their findings on central office transformation. More»
Awards and Honors
Gail Joseph (Educational Psychology) and Susan Sandall (Special Education)
For two UW College of Education researchers, a huge new federal Head Start grant means the creation of a new center and years of hard work ahead — but most of all, it means helping America’s youngest learners prepare for and succeed in school. The UW will take the lead among seven institutions in a new five-year, $40 million national Head Start grant. The money will be used to create the new National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, based at the UW. The center’s five-year mission, starting January 2011, will be to discover and share best practices in teaching and learning for Head Start teachers and others. More»
Jean Hernandez: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Alum
The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees has named Jean Hernandez president of Edmonds Community College. “I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead a college with such a strong commitment to student learning and success, as well as one with a reputation as a leader in providing exceptional educational programs and building community partnerships," said Hernandez. More»
Jennifer Hoffman: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Alum ‘06
Jennifer Hoffman, of the Center for Leadership in Athletics, published a theory paper in the Sport and Society Journal. This theory focus paper analyzes the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) designation in use by the National Collegiate Athletic Administration and presents recommendations for reform of the SWA. More»
Herbert Hoffman: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Alum ‘08
Alum Herbert Hoffman’s book, Coaching Principles for the Development of Championship Teams: On and Beyond the Pitch, was just published by Sport and Society. Hoffman co-authored the book with Peter R.J. Fewing, who served as head men’s soccer coach for Seattle University from 1998 – 2006. This book explores for athletic leaders to accomplish championship results both on and beyond the soccer pitch. More»
Samuel “Sam” Kelly: College of Education Alum ‘71
Follow Sam Kelly through his life and you'll learn about American history and about Seattle's past. Jerry Large, Seattle Times staff columnist, reviews the new autobigraphy on Kelly, a College alum. More»
Margaret “Marge” Plecki: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Marge Plecki presented at the November meeting of the Washington State Board of Education and the Professional Educator Standards Board. The title of the presentation was "Developing human capital in schools and districts: Linking human resource strategies to educational improvement."
Marge Plecki and Ana Elfers: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
At the November meeting of the Washington State Board of Education and the Professional Educator Standards Board, Marge Plecki presented on a study conducted by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession and sponsored by the State Board of Education. This was a study of Washington state's incentive program for National Board Certified Teachers. The authors were Marge Plecki and Ana Elfers (UW), Jeanne Harmon (Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession and Danforth graduate), and Terese Emry (Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession and current doctoral student in the Leadership for Learning Program). Educational Leadership and Policy Studies doctoral students Elise St. John (advisor, Plecki) and Matt Finster (advisor, Plecki) also contributed to the study.
Dean Tom Stritikus: Curriculum and Instruction
Ahead of Teach for America's 20th-anniversary alumni summit in February, a look at the influentials who have emerged from the ranks of TFA vets. Dean Tom Stritikus is profiled in Fast Company.
Michael “Mike” Copland and Meredith Honig: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
A pair of researchers identify practices that deepen the instructional impact of the central office. Mike Copland and Meredith Honig pen cover story for American Association of School Administrators. More»
William “Bill” Zumeta: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
At the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), William “Bill” Zumeta (ASHE President) hosted a presidential session, "Policy Challenges in Intercollegiate Athletics". NCAA President and former UW President Mark Emmert was interviewed by Robert Kustra (Boise State University) and College faculty James Soto Antony moderated. The session focused on the challenges of melding academic missions with competitive athletics. More»