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June 2015

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Newsmakers

education day 2015Michael Knapp on Washington teacher walk outs; Megan Bang and Phil Bell on design-based research; Christine Tran's journey to UW; Virginia Berninger on how writing can change your life; Max Silverman takes family on 6-month international odyssey; 3DL Partnership boosting student success; MEP promotes discussion of school discipline; Knowledge in Action project redesigning AP courses.


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College Updates

Regent Rice to speak at graduationGraduation features first online Early Childhood graduates, remarks by Regent Rice

UW College of Education will celebrate the first graduates of its online Early Childhood and Family Studies program during commencement ceremonies on June 13.
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Students at IslandwoodIslandWood, founders recognized for commitment to education

IslandWood, a nationally-recognized outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island, and its founders Paul and Debbi Brainerd are the 2015 winners of the UW College of Education's Distinguished Service Award. 
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Sacred LandscapeEmbracing the sacredness of life

Doctoral student Emma Elliott is working to better understand the high rate of suicide among First Nations people and create practices to prevent it.
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Alumni News

Elyse Reynolds '11 featured during Teacher Appreciation Week

Share news of your new position or promotion by sending an email with your name, title, start date and email address where fellow graduates can contact you.

Alumni Connections

UW College of Education graduates starting new positions are:

  • Diana Hess (PhD '98), appointed dean of University of Wisconsin School of Education effective August 1.
  • Marci Shepard (Danforth 21), appointed superintendent of Orting School District.
  • Alan Spicciati (Danforth 9), appointed superintendent of Auburn School District effective July 1.

Student Features

Dawn Tuason to explore kindness across the globe

Kate Napolitan wins UW Excellence in Teaching Award

Recent Funding Announcements

College of Education faculty and staff receiving awards for new grants and competing renewals in May 2015 were: Megan Bang, Phil Bell, Ann Ishimaru, Elham Kazemi, Anita Lenges, Jessica Rigby

New Awards:

PI: Phil Bell
Boeing Centennial Scholars Program: Next Generation Science Standards Take Flight
Sponsor: The Teaching Channel (Originating sponsor: Boeing Company)
Amount awarded: $47,372

PI: Ann Ishimaru
Co-PI: Megan Bang
Transforming the Field of Family Engagement: Redesigning Research, Measures and Practice for Racial Equity in Education
Sponsor: W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Amount awarded: $1,669,052

PI: Jessica Rigby
Co-PIs: Elham Kazemi, Anita Lenges
Organizing for Learning: Leadership Practices that Support Ambitious Teaching
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount awarded: $250,000

Honor Roll

Institute for Spanish principals; Jackson honored for early career achievements; UW research at inclusive education institute; STEM partnerships highlighted in NSF video; Doc student honored for school hunger work; Schwartz gives keynote in Taiwan; Analyzing complex texts; Tune up 5D+; CEL staff talk to Michigan principals; The College Ready Promise

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Events

Center for Leadership in Athletics Chalk Talk: Celebration and Networking Event
June 11, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

College of Education Graduation Celebration
June 13, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Center for Educational Leadership Area of Focus Institute for teams of educators
September 23

CEL: Targeted Feedback Institute for principals, instructional coaches, teacher leaders and principal supervisors
October 27-28

 

   
 

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