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graduation 2011

Read about graduation 2011, including awardee bios, photo gallery, video, and program.

Funding Announcements

The UW College of Education grants office provides funding announcements monthly.  The announcements below are from the previous month.

Maresi Nerad: Portland State University (PSU)

Maresi Nerad (PI) has received an award from PSU for $105,000 over five years. The award, which is a subcontract on PSU’s IGERT grant from the National Science Foundation, is entitled “Sustaining Ecosystems Services to Support Rapidly Urbanizing Areas.” Nerad and CIRGE will develop an overall assessment plan and conduct the overall external formative and summative evaluation of the PSU IGERT program. Through visits to the PSU campus, Nerad will collect qualitative data on progress toward the IGERT program goals and conduct annual workshops with PSU faculty and students.

Andy Shouse: National Geographic Education Foundation (NGEF)

Andy Shouse (PI) has received an award of $38,253 from NGEF for a project entitled “Locating Geography in Contemporary STEM Pursuits.” This award will complement and build upon strategic planning efforts and an environmental scan of Washington geography education expertise. Shouse and the ISME team will develop and promote a network of educators, researchers, public and private organizations with interests in the intersection of geography and STEM education through regional meetings. They will also organize and run a competition among education organizations and private industry participants to generate promotional materials (e.g., web-based videos) that describe the relevance of geographic literacy to a range of commercial and social endeavors.

Achievements

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Dana Arviso: Alumnus

Dana Arviso (Diné) beat out a national field of candidates for the executive director position at Potlatch Fund, a grant-making and leadership development organization serving Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.
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Adebowale Adekile and Maurice Dolberry: Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Students

Curriculum and Instruction graduate students Adebowale Adekile and Maurice Dolberry accepted offers to work as an Education Pioneers Fellows. They were selected from over 2,000 applicants and are two of approximately 330 Fellows placed throughout the nation in leadership roles dedicated to comprehensive public education reform. Read More»

Gail Joseph: Alumnus and Faculty member

KCTS offers a first look at the new Gates Foundation Campus, and profiles some of the work the Foundation is doing to fight homelessness and improve education in Washington state. Gail Joseph, Co-Director of the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, is interviewed. Read more»

Rob MacGregor: L4L Cohort Four

Rob MacGregor accepted the position of superintendent for the Kelso School District.   MacGregor most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of the Renton School District in Renton, Washington. MacGregor served as an Assistant Superintendent in the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Washington from 2001-2006. He was previously a principal for the Kittitas School District, a counselor for Ellensburg and Naches Valley School Districts and a classroom teacher for Thorp School District. Read more»

Michelle Zimmerman

Michelle Zimmerman was selected for the 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum. Zimmerman’s project presentation will be part of a program that also includes keynote participation from Dr. John Medina and Jane McGonigal, learning excursions to popular Seattle landmarks and a closing gala awards reception.  
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Read more about Zimmerman’s work to use technology to combat bullying here.

Multimedia

Jennifer Hoffman on Panel for the Standing Up Against Homophobia in Sports: The Ben Cohen Acceptance Tour
The University of Washington was honored to welcome international rugby superstar Ben Cohen MBE to campus for a conversation about ending homophobia in sports and bullying in schools. Ben is joined by special guests from varying aspects of sports in a panel discussion about the movement to end homophobia in the athletic world. Jennifer Hoffman, alum and faculty member, served on the panel. More»

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