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Funding announcements are provided monthly by the UW College of Education grants office.

Contreras, Frances: Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs (WACHA)

Frances Contreras (PI) has received an award from WACHA for $50,000 over two years. The award, which is a subcontract on WACHA’s grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will fund a pilot project, entitled “Project GRADUATE: Gathering Rich, Accurate Data & Understanding Assessment, Tracking and Engagement.” Project GRADUATE seeks to understand the data coding, implementation and usage among staff members within select school districts, particularly as these data apply to drop outs, school leavers, and transfers.

Awards and Honors

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Philip Bell: Educational Psychology

Philip Bell spoke at the American Education Research Association Conference as part of a presidential invited session with Barbara Rogoff on "Cultural Dimensions of Informal and Formal Learning: Design-Based and Community-Based Perspectives." His talk was titled, "How and Why Youth Learn Longitudinally Across Diverse Environments.

Phil Bell at AERA 2011

Virginia “Ginger” Berninger: Educational Psychology

Virginia Berninger and Alnita Dunn, Director of School Psychology for Los Angeles Unified School District, recently gave an invited all day workshop at the recent meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists in San Francisco.The workshop was titled Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Specific Learning Disabilities across Development. Berninger also gave an invited all day workshop at a special education conference at Shoreline Conference Center for the Rehabilitation Seminars Annual Special Education Conference. The talk was titled  Current research and treatment strategies for learning disabilities: Dysgraphia, dyslexia, oral and written language learning disability (OWL LD) and dyscalculia.

Berninger recently participated in two outreach events, the first was Paws-on Science 2011 for Husky Weekend at the Pacific Science Center and the second was on Working memory and learning for the Washington State Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

Virginia “Ginger” Berninger and Deborah McCutchen: Educational Psychology

Virginia Berninger and Deborah McCutchen recently participated in a Festschrift honoring four international pioneers in writing research, including Charles Bazerman in the social cultural tradition and Pietro Boscolo, Michel Fayol, and J.R. (Dick) Hayes in the cognitive tradition. Co-chairs and discussants included Paul Rogers, Barbara Arfé, Denis Alamargot, Celiné Beaudet, Deborah McCutchen, and Gert Rijlaarsdam.

Clayton Cook: Educational Psychology

Clayton Cook will serve on an expert panel about bullying that will be hosted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The aim of the expert panel will be to develop a consensus definition of bullying that will facilitate better surveillance of the problem and evaluation of anti-bully programs.

Dafney Blanca Dabach: Curriculum and Instruction

Dafney Blanca Dabach was formally given a dissertation award from the Bilingual Education special interest group at the American Education Research Association Conference.

Meredith Honig (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) and the Center for Educational Leadership

Meredith Honig and the Center for Educational Leadership will receive a recognition award from the Washington Association of School Administrators at the spring 2011 luncheon. Nominated by Susan Enfield, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent, they are recognized  for their extraordinary contribution to support Seattle Public Schools. More»

Lisa Hoyt: Special Education Alum

College alum Lisa Hoyt won the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders’ (CCBD) National Practitioner award. She will receive the award at the Council for Exceptional Children conference in Washington, D.C. in late April. This award honors CCBD members who dedicate their career to advocacy and support for students with EBD.

Morva McDonald: Curriculum and Instruction

Morva McDonald is the recipient of the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship. The Fellowship is meant to encourage a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential for service and leadership in the community. Munro Public Service Fellows are selected on the basis of a proposed public service initiative and their commitment to community engagement. More»

Maresi Nerad: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Maresi Nerad presented at the Presidential panel at the national meeting of the National Geography Association on April 12, 2012. The 2011 AAG Presidential Plenary, “Geography in the Changing Worlds of Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges,” will explore geography’s future in the context of the changing role of the university in society. More»

Susan Sandall: Special Education

Susan Sandall is profiled as the co-director of the new Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, which will be headquartered at the University of Washington. More»

Cathy Thompson: L4L Alum

Cathy Thompson has been named Assistant Superintendent for Seattle Schools. Thompson was most recently Executive Director of Instructional Services for Seattle.  She has been in the central office for a couple years now, following her completion of L4L.  Prior to that, she served at Roxhill Elementary for two years and Rainier View Elementary for four years.

College Updates

CEL and Anacortes Present New Teacher Evaluation Process at Learning Forward Conference

Anneke Markholt  (CEL Associate Director), Sandy Austin (CEL Consultant) and staff from the Anacortes School District will present a session on the Anacortes Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project at the Learning Forward Washington (formerly known as the National Staff Development Council) Conference on May 24th from 4-6PM in Renton.   The organization is very interested in learning how the Anacortes District, the Teacher’s Association and CEL have worked together on the project. More»

Danforth & Leadership for Learning Updates

Danforth celebrates current students and alums with an extensive listing of honors, awards, and publications. More»

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Upcoming Events

May 05 2011
Curriculum & Instruction Area
Information Session

5:15-6:15 p.m
215 Miller Hall.

May 06 2011
Spring Quarter Research & Inquiry Presentations

8:00am
Miller 212

May 10 2011
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Information Session

5:30-6:30 p.m.
215 Miller Hall.

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College In the News

Morva McDonald Wins Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award
UW Today
April 14, 2011

Morva McDonald is the recipient of the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship. The Fellowship is meant to encourage a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential for service and leadership in the community. Munro Public Service Fellows are selected on the basis of a proposed public service initiative and their commitment to community engagement. More»

Transformative Professional Learning
Corwin Books
March 24, 2011

Margery Ginsberg's new book’s has a bold new vision for professional learning. It emphasizes the importance of intrinsic motivation and respect for cultural diversity for a transformative approach to school improvement. Knowing that culture and motivation are inseparable influences on learning, Ginsberg provides practical steps that focus on teaching and learning grounded in the reality of students’ lives. Because motivated teachers tend to have motivated students, Ginsberg also proposes a professional learning experience in which teachers experience the same motivational conditions that they can use to inspire their students. More»

Improving Teaching in Head Start
Center on Human Development and Disability
March 17, 2011

A new Center on Quality Teaching and Learning that will be headquartered at the University of Washington is designed to improve teaching practices in Head Start programs. Susan Sandall, Ph.D., an associate professor of special education, whose research focuses on developing effective teaching practices for young children with disabilities and how to prepare teachers and other Head Start personnel to work with those youngsters, is the co-director of this new center. More»

Reclaiming the 'Early College'
Inside Higher Ed
March 17, 2011

The National Consortium of Early College Programs, which informally met for the first time in New York in the fall, will "invite collaboration, model best practices, and provide clarity of the traditional mission and purpose of early college." Nancy Hertzog is quoted. More»

 

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