Welcome to the Neighborhood
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New Faces at the College of Education
Meet new members of our community! This edition introduces you to Rachel Lodge and Vicky Murray.
Funding announcements are provided monthly by the UW College of Education Office of Research Support.
Berninger, Virginia: Israel-US Study
Virginia Berninger (PI) was awarded a $51,153 grant from US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The project is titled Word-, Sentence-, and Passage-Reading Fluency Training in Grade 4 and Reading and Writing Fluency Training in Grade 5: Comparing Hebrew- and English-Speaking Dyslexics with a start date of 09-01-2010. The project is an international collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of Haifa in Israel.
Davis, Carol: Implementing Academic and Behavior Strategies
Carol Davis (PI) and Roxanne Hudson (co-PI) were awarded a $300,000 grant for the first year of a four-year grant totaling $1,200,000.00 from US Department of Education (DOEd). The project is titled Implementing Academic and Behavior Strategies with a start date of 09-01-2010.
Sandall, Susan: National Center on Quality Teaching & Learning
Susan Sandall (PI) and Gail Joseph (co-PI) were awarded $8,000,000 for the first year of a five-year grant totaling $40, 000,000.00 from Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The project is titled National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning with a start date of 09-15-2010.
Sandall, Susan: Teachers Beyond Classrooms
Susan Sandall (PI) and Ilene Schwartz (co-PI) were awarded $300,000 for the first year of a four-year grant totaling $1,200,000.00 from the US Department of Education (DOEd). The project is titled Teachers Beyond Classrooms: Preparing Personnel to Serve Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool-Aged Children with Disabilities with a start date of 09-01-2010.
Fast Fact: Special Education Teacher Placement Rates
The UW College of Education Special Education had a 93% placement rate for teacher graduates this year. Of all the special education teacher graduates, 41 out of 44 were placed.
Faculty Council 2010-2011
Learn about the Faculty Council's project priorities for 2010 – 2011 and learn which faculty, staff, and students are serving on this year's Faculty Council. More »
Huckabay Fellow Commences Project on Academic Writing Skills
Research shows that academic writing skills are critical for college readiness and employment. Yet community college students are often placed in remedial writing courses and struggle with basic writing mastery. College of Education Ph.D. student, Sasha Lotas, has received a Huckabay Fellowship to provide an intervention to a group of developmental writing students at North Seattle Community College. More »
Focus on Research
Reimagining Career and College Readiness: STEM, Rigor, and Equity in a Comprehensive High School
The UW Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (ISME) has partnered with Bellevue School District, the College Board, The Washington STEM Center and other local organizations in a successful proposal to the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) program. The project, Reimagining Career and College Readiness: STEM, Rigor, and Equity in a Comprehensive High School, has received $4.1 million in i3 funding and over $900k in matching funds and in-kind support from private organizations. More »
New Data Available: Spring 2010 Graduate Student Survey Results
What do current students say about the College of Education? Are they satisfied with the experience, with the College climate, with mentoring, or with program requirements? More »
Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) Updates
The Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) is featured in a new report, highlighting their work in Oregon on designing competency-based pathways for next generation learning. More »
Danforth Principal Preparation Program Updates
Danforth reports on a number of awards and big news for Danforth alums. More »
Center for Multicultural Education Book Talk – Audrey Osler
At the Center for Multicultural Education book talk, Audrey Osler argued that consulting young people is beneficial to the everyday life of schools and that the future health of democratic societies demands that we re-think relationships between adults and young people. Slideshow »
Educational Testing Service: Assessment for Learning
Dr. Randy Bennett, Frederiksen Chair in Assessment Innovation at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) lectured on the six inter-related issues in formative assessment (aka, "Assessment for Learning") that cause him concern. The six issues include the definition of formative assessment, the claims commonly made for its effectiveness, the limited attention given to domain considerations in its conceptualization, the under-representation of measurement principles in that conceptualization, the teacher-support demands formative assessment entails, and its place in the larger educational system. More »
Awards and Honors
Email us with a new book, award, or other news for faculty, alums, students, or staff.
Jim Antony and Jennifer Hoffman: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The Center for Leadership in Athletics is co-hosting an invited discussion with University of Georgia in Indianapolis at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference. More »
Kelly Aramaki: Danforth Alum '03
Kelly Aramaki, principal at John Stanford International School in Seattle, has won the 2010 Milken Educator Award for Washington. The award includes a $25,000 cash prize. More »
Nancy Beadie: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The History of Education Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a keynote by Nancy Beadie on Bernard Bailyn. More »
In September 2010 Beadie gave an invited talk as part of the History of Science and Technology Colloquium at the University of Minnesota. More »
In September 2010, Beadie was invited to comment on Data and Theory in the History of Education at Stanford. More »
Virginia "Ginger" Berninger: Educational Psychology
Ginger Berninger and Todd Richards were published in Future Neurology. Her article summarizes 15 years of research on genes, brain, and treatment for dyslexia and dysgraphia and their relationship to normal reading and writing development. More »
Ginger Berninger and a genetics team published in Behavioral Genetics about gene candidates for spelling disability. More »
Ginger Berninger and Robert "Bob" Abbott published in the Journal of Educational Psychology. More »
Division for Early Childhood Conference: Faculty and Student Presenters
At the October 2010 Division for Early Childhood Conference (DEC), over 1000 researchers, teachers, therapists, family members and administrators gathered to learn about the newest practices in the field of early intervention/early childhood special education. The Haring Center for Applied Research & Training in Education and the College of Education were well represented. More »
Dafney Blanca Dabach: Curriculum and Instruction
The Arizona Educational Equity Project commissioned nine studies in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling (Horne v. Flores) regarding the rights of English learners in schools. Dafney Blanca Dabach's research was cited in one of the studies. More »
Steven Gering: Leadership for Learning Alum Cohort 2
North Central High School Principal and College alum Steven Gering was one of nine educators statewide recently honored with a Golden Apple award for making a significant change in secondary education. During the past five years, he's helped boost by 20 percent the number of students at his school who go on to college. More »
Nancy Hertzog: Educational Psychology
At the November National Association for Gifted Children annual conference in Atlanta, Nancy Hertzog participated in several presentations, including integrating STEM into preschool and K/1 projects, young children's designs for outdoor learning spaces, as well as best practices in gifted and talented identification. More »
Diana Hess: College of Education Alum '98
Diana Hess, former College of Education doctoral student, has officially been appointed Senior Vice President of the Spencer Foundation. Hess will serve as a partner to Foundation President Michael McPherson in shaping Spencer's strategic directions, in guiding the organization's and the staff's work, and in representing the Foundation in its interactions with its partners, clients, and friends. More »
Jennifer Hoffman: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Alum
Jennifer Hoffman and David Horton, Jr. of Ohio University will present at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). More »
Samuel E. Kelly: College of Education Alum '71
Reader, educator, advocate, friend...Samuel E. Kelly was one of the College's most distinguished alums. A new autobiography pays tribute to his legacy. More »
Michael R. MacLeod: Danforth Alum '96
Michael R. MacLeod, a graduate of the U.W. Danforth Administrative Credential Program in 1996, recently self-published a memoir that focuses on Thailand and teaching. More »
Caryn Park: Curriculum and Instruction Alum '10
College of Education alum Caryn Park recently published in the American Educational Research Journal. More »
Michelle Striepe: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Alum '05
In September 2010, Michelle Striepe completed her Ed.D from the University of Western Australia in Perth, WA, Australia. More »
Edward Taylor: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Alum '03
Alum Ed Taylor '03 (also Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Affairs) and his wife Dr. Sue Taylor were honored by Gonzaga University, their undergraduate institute. More »
Kenneth Zeichner: Teacher Education
Ken Zeichner presented a keynote address titled "Rethinking University-based teacher education" at a national Spanish conference on teacher education (Reinventar la Profesion Docente) in Malaga Spain in November 2010. More »
William "Bill" Zumeta
William "Bill" Zumeta, current president of the Association of Higher Education (ASHE) gave an address at the November 2010 ASHE annual conference titled, "What Does Accountability Mean? More »
William "Bill" Zumeta & James Soto Antony: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
William "Bill" Zumeta, president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) hosted a presidential session titled, "Policy Challenges in Intercollegiate Athletics: An Interview with NCAA President Mark Emmert." James Soto Antony moderated this session. More »