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The UW College of Education eNews is sent out every other month. Below you will find news and features, as well as faculty, student, and alumni achievements. 

Alum Spotlight

Two Seattle Principals, both UW alums, receive $50,000 cash grant award for their schools

The Alliance for Education honored Principal Mia Williams and Principal Jennifer Wiley at annual Thomas B. Foster Award for ExcellenceThe Alliance for Education honored Principal Mia Williams and Principal Jennifer Wiley at annual Thomas B. Foster Award for Excellence. This is the first time in the history of the award – a partnership between the Alliance for Education, Seattle Public Schools, and the family and friends of Thomas B. Foster – that two principals have received the honor in the same year. More»

College Updates

UW announces new, low-cost online-only degree completion program in early childhood studies

UW ECFS online degreeThe University of Washington will offer a new low-cost online bachelor’s degree completion program in early childhood and family studies. Pending final approval, the program will start in the fall. More»

2013 AERA honors

2013 American Educational Research ConferenceAs the 2013 American Educational Research Conference approaches, several College of Education faculty and students have received high honors, including faculty members Kenneth Zeichner, Joy Williamson-Lott, Ann Ishimaru, Elham Kazemi, and Margery Ginsberg; and Ph.D. students Lacey Hartigan, Daisy D. Alfaro, and Ben Starsky. More»

News from the Institute for Science and Mathematics Education

With an $8 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Institute for Science + Math Education (ISME) researchers have formed a Research+Practice Collaboratory with peers to strengthen connections between research and practice in K-12 STEM education and engage in instructional improvement across formal and informal settings. Plus, read about Project COOL: Chemical Oceanography Outside the Lab, a three-quarter sequence that brings together geoscientists and undergraduates to work with middle school youth in an afterschool science program in South Seattle.  More»

Studying and Supporting Productive Disciplinary Engagement in Demanding STEM Learning

U.S-Finnish collaboration through Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI): Studying and Supporting Productive Disciplinary Engagement in Demanding STEM Learning U.S-Finnish collaboration through Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) brings the strengths of each country to bear on improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in K-16 classrooms. More»

CEL Webinars Reach Educators Across the U.S.

More than 350 educators and administrators from 32 states and four Canadian provinces have taken part in the Center for Educational Leadership’s recent professional development webinars. These live webinars have been recorded and are available for viewing on the CEL website. Presenters included Stephen Fink, Meredith Honig, June Rimmer and Max Silverman. Topics covered:

Funding Announcements

College of Education awards for new grants and competing renewals February through April 2013

PI: Deborah McCutchen

College Ready Research Support (new award)
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount awarded: $200,678

PI: Marge Plecki
Co-Investigator: Ana Elfers

Title: Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project (new award)
Sponsor: OSPI (subcontract on Gates Foundation grant)
Amount awarded: $219,348

PI: Max Silverman
Co-Investigator: Meredith Honig

Title: Central Office Leadership for Principal and Teacher Effectiveness at Scale: Helping central offices design and build their capacity for results (new award)
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount awarded: $866,770

Achievements

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Dr. Bob Abbott (Faculty), Dr. Virginia Berninger (Faculty), Jasmin Niedo (Student): Society for Research on Child Development

Daisy D. Alfaro (Student): AERA Grad Student Council

Kelly Aramaki (Alum): WA Elementary Principal of the Year

Dr. James Banks (Faculty): Library Journal Endorsement

Dr. Virginia Berninger (Faculty): Kennedy Krieger Spectrum Conference & System’s Biology International Symposium

Dr. Virigina Berninger & Dr. Deborah McCutchen (Faculty): National Association of School Psychologists

Dr. Karin S. Frey (Faculty): Peer Relations Pre-Conference

Dr. Margery Ginsberg (Faculty): AERA Awardee

Dr. Nancy Hertzog (Faculty): AERA Honoree

Dr. Jennifer Hoffman (Faculty): ACPA Awardee

Dr. Ann Ishimaru (Faculty): AERA Awardee

Dr. Gail Joseph (Faculty): Director of the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program

Dr. Kristie Kauerz (Faculty): Principal Magazine

Dr. Elham Kazemi (Faculty): AERA Honoree

Dr. Ilene Schwartz (Faculty), Dr. Susan Sandall (Faculty), Dr. Carnot J. Thomas (Alum), Dr. Bonnie McBride (Alum): Article in School Mental Health Journal

Ben Starsky (Student): AERA Grad Student Council

Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” West (Faculty), Meaghan McCollow (Student), & James Kidwell (Student): Council for Exceptional Children Convention

Dr. Joy Williamson-Lott (Faculty): Vice President for AERA Divison F

Dr. Kenneth Zeichner (Faculty): Speaking at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research and Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium

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Nominate a WA State K-12 Teacher for the Patsy Collins Award

The Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment and Community, celebrates educators who extend learning beyond the classroom and awards teachers who create learning experiences for kids and their community. Three educators are annually selected. One award recipient will receive $5,000 and two honorees will each receive a cash gift of $2,500. Anyone may nominate a teacher for this award. More»

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