US News & World Report
Great news! The UW College of Education is ranked #9 amongst all colleges of education in the 2012 US News and World Report ratings. In addition, we have 5 specialties ranked in the top ten: Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration, Secondary Teacher Education; Elementary Teacher Education, and Special Education.
Funding announcements are provided monthly by the UW College of Education grants office. This funding announcement cycle includes grant awards for January and February.
Abbott, Robert: Seattle Children's Research Institute
Robert Abbott (PI) has received an award from Seattle Children's Research Institute for his work on a project entitled "Physiology of Attention and Regulation in Children with ASD and LD." The award, which is a subcontract on Seattle Children's grant from the National Institutes of Health,
has a proposed budget of $145,414 over five years, of which $9,673 has been awarded for the initial six-month period beginning January 2010.
Bell, Philip: The Exploratorium
Phil Bell (PI) has received a one-year award from The Exploratorium for $28,160. The project, entitled "Relating Research to Practice in Informal Learning Environments," is a subcontract on The Exploratorium's Informal Science Education/EAGER grant from NSF. The project will bring 200 peer-reviewed research studies to a website for field-testing with ISE practitioners.
Bransford, John: Beaverton (Oregon) School District
John Bransford (PI), Nancy Vye (Co-PI) and Sheila Valencia have received an award from the Beaverton School District for $851,713 over five years, beginning January 2011. Other COE project members are Carol Adams, Gail Sehlhorst, Allison Moore and Hank Clark. The project, entitled "Arts for Learning Lessons Program Development," is a subcontract on Beaverton's Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to the UW College of Education and Beaverton, the collaborative project involves Young Audiences Arts for Learning and WestEd.
Clevenger-Bright, Mary: National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF)
Mary Clevenger-Bright (PI) has received an award of $15,000 for nine months. The award is a subcontract on NCTAF's grant from FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education), entitled "Teachers Learning in Networked Communities (TLINC)." The goal of the work is to develop and sustain an online networked community to provide preservice and inservice novice teachers with the collegial support and skilled guidance that promote effective teaching.
Honig, Meredith: William T. Grant Foundation
Meredith Honig (PI) has received an award from the William T. Grant Foundation for $383,338 over two years, beginning January 2011. Entitled "Research Use as Learning: The Case of School District Central Offices," the study will examine school district central office administrators who aim to use a particular strand of research to achieve fundamental changes in their policies and practices.
Schwartz, Ilene: Educational Service District 112 (Vancouver, WA)
Ilene Schwartz (PI) has received an award from ESD 112 for $302,520 over 11 months, beginning November 2010. The project, entitled "Statewide Autism Training for Birth to Three," is a subcontract on ESD 112's grant from the WA State Department of Early Learning. The funds will support training activities for professionals and para-professionals who provide early intervention services to children from ages 0-3 with ASD and related disabilities, and their families.
Wasley, Patricia: Educurious
Pat Wasley (PI) and Phil Bell (Co-PI) have received an award of $531,818 from Educurious Partners for the initial, six-month phase of a project to design next-generation high school courses in biology and literature and develop modules for the courses that will incorporate the social network and include related video elements. The award is a subcontract on a grant to Educurious Partners from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Congratulations to Janine Jones and Chrysan Gallucci on their recent promotions. Janine Jones is an associate professor and Chrysan Galluci is an associate research professor.
Awards and Honors
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Laurel Anderson (Danforth), Stephen Gering (L4L), and Doug Walker (Danforth): Three Alums Win 2011 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Education
Congratulations to Laurel Anderson of Sultan Elementary, Stephen Gering of North Central High School in Spokane and Doug Walker of State Street High School in Sedro Wooley. These three alums are recipients of the prized Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education. More»
Nancy Beadie: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Nancy Beadie participated on a panel of economic historians to discuss the question: Why has schooling been publicly funded in the United States? The symposium took place on the opening day of the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy in Seattle, March 24-26. More»
Virginia "Ginger" Berninger: Educational Psychology
Virginia "Ginger" Berninger was a guest on the Regina Brett show in February, speaking on the subject of penmanship and the history of handwriting. More»
Dafney Blanca Dabach: Curriculum and Instruction
The American Educational Researchers Association (AERA) Bilingual Special Interest Group Dissertation Award Committee awarded Dafney Blanca Dabach the 2011 Bilingual SIG Dissertation Award. Rebecca Blum Martínez, Professor of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico, wrote, "The committee was very impressed with the careful, thorough and extensive data that was collected, your analyses and the chosen topic which is of such importance to the field, and to the students who receive these types of instruction."
Frances Contreras: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Frances Contreras delivered the keynote speech at the 2011 Leaders of Communities of Color for Educational Excellence Dinner. Event attendees included community leaders, K-12 faculty, students and representatives from WA colleges of education. The purpose of the dinner was to discuss the need for increasing the number of students of color applicants to colleges of education and included a panel of current high school and college students from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds as well as facilitated table discussions between community, students and college of education representatives.
Margery Ginsberg: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Margery Ginsberg published a book through Corwin, a SAGE company, on maximizing motivation for culturally responsive teaching and instructional improvement. The book is titled 'Transformative Professional Learning: A System to Enhance Teacher and Student Motivation'. More»
Meredith Honig: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Meredith Honig was honored with the Thought Leader title at the 2011 conference along with other leaders in the field. The American Association of School Administrators strives to bring exemplary speakers to the National Conference on Education to discuss critical issues that affect students, leaders, communities and school systems. In Thought Leader sessions, speakers will evaluate how global, national and state issues will affect your schools and communities. AASA Thought Leaders »
Shirley Hune: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Shirley Hune was awarded the Engaged Scholarship Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. This award recognizes scholars who have ap¬plied or used their scholarship for the "public good" by addressing inequalities in our society and by improving the AAPI community. A committee of jurors, along with the recognition of our executive board, chose Hune as the recipient of this highly significant honor. As Josephine Lee, President of the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), stated, "This serves as a heartfelt expression of our appreciation of all your valuable work that inspires and benefits our communities. "The Association of American Colleges and Universities asked Shirley Hune to contribute to their special issue celebrating 40 years of work on the status of women in education, On Campus with Women. Her contribution is an update to her 1998 monograph on Asian Pacific American Women: Claiming Visibility & Voice. More»
Janine Jones: Educational Psychology
Congratulations to Janine Jones! The National Association of School Psychologists honored Jones with a Presidential Award at their recent conference. The award recognizes continued commitment and dedication to students, schools and the community.
Kenneth "Kenny" Renner-Singer: Current L4L Student
Icicle River Middle School was awarded the Washington Achievement Award for the second year in a row. This is the 5th statewide recognition for Icicle, where L4L alum, Kenneth Renner-Singer, is principal.
Nitya Venkateswaran: PhD Student in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
PhD student Nitya Venkateswaran performed in the play, Mother in Another Language, at ACT Theater in February. Directed by David Hsieh and Agastya Kohli Pratidhwani, Mother in Another Language is a multicultural comedy that explores the challenges faced by two people from different backgrounds who find themselves in love with each other. More»
Michelle Zimmerman: Educational Psychology Alum '07
Students are getting a chance to see history in the making in their classrooms as they watch the turmoil happening now in Egypt. Teacher Michelle Zimmerman, College of Education alum, has done away with the history books, allowing history to unfold in front of the students' eyes. More»
Blake Baird, Lindsey Holliday, Shannon Kawamura, and Kelsie Phillips: Students in Teacher Education Program
Every year the Knowles Foundation selects a small number of beginning teachers nationally to join a cohort that will be supported in areas of leadership and ambitious teaching. Finalists are flown out to Philadelphia for a two-day round of interviews and meetings. The College is proud to announce that four members of the Teacher Education Program science cohort have been selected as finalists.
Summer Institute Offers Learning on Instructional Framework
The Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) at the University of Washington is inviting UW students, faculty, and staff to join educators from across the nation at a two-day summer institute on high quality instruction. More»
Alum Profile: Jennifer Wiley - Principal, Franklin High School, Seattle Public Schools
Jennifer Wiley had been teaching in California for five years when she weighed whether to continue in education or pursue a career in civil rights law as a result of experiencing first-hand the disparate education opportunities that students in urban centers often experience. She was studying for the LSAT when she interviewed for the UW College of Education's Danforth Educational Leadership Program, an intensive one-year program that trains principals and administrators. After much consideration, she realized she could make the most direct impact on educational inequities by working directly with young people. More»
Youth Culture/Contemporary Youth:
The Making of a New Italy
Image Name(s): Students at the Rome Center with Dr. Manka Varghese and representatives from Arci Gay, a gay rights group, and service learning partner.
Caption/Credit: Students at the Rome Center with Dr. Manka Varghese and representatives from Arci Gay, a gay rights group, and service learning partner.
Short: Manka Varghese is currently co-director (with Julie Villegas, Associate Director, Honors) of the 2011 Rome Winter Program, the Honors-Education class, which is happening this quarter, includes four education ESL minor students and three ECFS major students. More»
Article Title: Ashley Patricia Ferrell & Mariah Moody Receive Hazel Miller Foundation Grant
Two College of Education students in the Education Leadership and Policy Studies area have written and received a grant from the Hazel Miller Foundation. Ashley Patricia Ferrell, MEd student in Organizational and Policy Studies, and Mariah Moody, MEd student in Higher Education, wrote the grant to support the College Access Project, which alms to increase the percentage of first generation college-bound, low income, and under-represented students who will graduate from high school college ready. More»
Focus on Research
Center for Action, Inquiry & Motivation
The AIM Center bridges theory and practice to engage youth and professionals in intrinsically motivating and academically significant learning. Through cycles of inquiry and action anchored in a motivational framework, the Center convenes students, educators and researchers as partners in the ongoing transformation of urban high schools. The Aim Center currently partners with Seattle Public Schools, the University of Washington, and the Community of Cleveland High School. More»
Inclusion of Art at the Experimental Education Unit
Art projects are incredibly useful for guiding early childhood curriculum. At the Experimental Education Unit, a birth through kindergarten program where children with and without disabilities learn together in inclusive environments, art projects were historically used to promote a structured skill set, such as learning to cut or to draw a straight line. Now the Experimental Education Unit is building out their art curriculum to better encourage self-expression and imagination, while also laying down the structural building blocks for developing basic skills. More»