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March 2015

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haring center children emerging through fog from tunnel at uw husky stadiumCollege hosts teacher storytellers with Seattle Times and KPLU; Joseph and Fink on efforts to improve teaching quality; Danforth Educational Leadership Program featured; Halverson comments on proposals to change Seattle School Board; Dream Project's impact on college access note d; Haring Center cited for pioneering research

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College Updates

Building a community of educators

Teacher Education by DesignTeacher Education by Design, a new online community created by the UW College of Education, seeks to help teachers continuously improve their practice.
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Professor's work in civic education honored by AERA

Walter ParkerProfessor Walter Parker, a leading scholar of civic education, has been named an American Educational Research Association Fellow.
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Onnie Rogers: New faculty profile

Onnie RogersGrowing up, Onnie Rogers experienced first-hand how powerful stereotypes could be on how children perceived their own abilities. That experience inspired the new College of Education research assistant professor to pursue research on identity development among urban youth.
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New principal supervisor standards promise to boost principal success

The release of the first-ever Principal Supervisor Performance Standards, created by UW's District Leadership Design Lab, promises to help school systems strengthen the quality of teaching for all students.
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New faculty profile: Katie Headrick Taylor

Katie Headrick TaylorAs children grow up amidst a dizzying array of new technologies, Katie Headrick Taylor is working to improve educators' understanding of how young people use digital media and how to leverage technology in ways that support youth in underserved communities.
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Program boosts teacher leadership in Puget Sound districts

The school bell has rung and students at Northshore School District have left for home, but the day isn't over for 25 of the district's teachers.
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Alumni News

Stroupe '13 receives AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award for research on ambitious teaching practice

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Bier '09 builds pipeline of outstanding teachers for Seattle

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DeArmond '13 receives AERA Outstanding Dissertation Award

Michael DeArmond, a 2013 graduate of the College of Education and senior research analyst at UW Bothell's Center on Reinventing Public Education, has been honored for his dissertation on human resource reform in school districts.

DeArmond received the 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award from AERA's Districts in Research and Reform Special Interest Group for "Good Ideas and Engagement Aren’t Enough: School District Central Offices and the Micro-Politics of Implementing Comprehensive Human Resource Reform." He earned his PhD in organizational and policy studies from the College of Education and was advised by Professor Meredith Honig.

College to host reception at 2015 AERA meeting

The UW College of Education will host a reception for alumni and friends during the 2015 American Educational Research Association meeting in Chicago.

Join Interim Dean Deborah McCutchen and the College's faculty and students for this special event on April 18 at the Columbia Yacht Club. The reception will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. about the club chip Abegweit (Abby).

RSVP to or online at by March 27 for a complimentary first drink.

Columbia Yacht Club is located adjacent to Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, just a short distance from conference hotels. 

Student Features

Elba Camila Moise works to foster inclusive learning spaces

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Recent Funding Announcements

College of Education faculty receiving awards for new grants and competing renewals in January and February 2015 were: Holly Schindler, Andy Shouse and Scott Spaulding.

New Awards

PI: Holly Schindler
Title: Frontiers of Innovation: The Washington State Cluster
Sponsor: Harvard University (Originating Sponsor: Gates Foundation)
Amount awarded: $75,000 (year 1 of 3)

PI: Andy Shouse
Title: Geo-Literacy Alliance
Sponsor: National Geographic Education Foundation
Amount awarded: $37,500

PI: Scott Spaulding
Title: Co-construction of an external lexicon with mobile technology for people with progressive aphasia
Sponsor: Oregon Health and Science University (Originating Sponsor: NIH)
Amount awarded: $6,931 (year 1 of 2)

Honor Roll

Study examines success of early-entrance students; Prof's paper on equity and leadership most read of 2014; Schwartz to speak at TEDx event; Mazza testifies in Olympia; CIRGE members present in New Zealand; Berninger elected fellow, publishes papers; Jegatheesan on animal therapy and Native American students; Updated instructional leadership framework available; CEL to host Teacher Growth Institutes

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Boeing Teacher Education Lecture: Minding the Mediation

March 4, 11:30 a.m.
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College of Education Cultural Showcase

March 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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Chalk Talk: Youth Identities & Inclusion—Race, Gender, LGBTQ

March 12, 8:30 a.m.
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TEDxEastsidePrep featuring Ilene Schwartz

March 20, 10:00 a.m.
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