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October 2015

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leading change from the classroomDafney Blanca Dabach on citizenship status in the classroom; Nancy Beadie discusses teaching the history of education; Teacher education research by Ken Zeichner cited; Brinda Jegatheesan on therapy dogs for child victims; Alumnus named national principal ambassador; Christine Tran on healthy food for poverty-impacted students.

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College Updates

EarlyEdU aims to boost early learning

Early Ed U aims to boost early learningThe University of Washington is launching a new effort to strengthen the nation's early care and education workforce by increasing access to programs preparing these professionals.


Bell honored by Washington Science Teachers Association

Bell honored by WASTAProfessor Philip Bell is the recipient of the 2015 Washington Science Teachers Association Teacher of the Year Award for Higher Education. Bell is being recognized for helping develop and implement the Next Generation Science Standards with a focus on equity.

Leading change from the classroom

Making sure schools support every child in reaching their full potential is a complex task. The challenge is even greater in districts like Meridian and Lynden that must run on lean staffs. UW's Teacher Leadership Program is partnering with the systems to create a solution.

Alumni News

nikun pon Nikun Pon '13 looks to expand students' futures


Alumni Connections

UW College of Education graduates starting new positions are:

  • Anne Garrett (MEd '15) recently joined North Seattle College as program manager of the new bachelor of applied science in early childhood education, designed to help current prechool teacher further their impact on students.

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.

Recent Funding Announcements

College of Education faculty receiving awards for new grants and competing renewals in September 2015 were: Phil Bell, Karin Lohwasser, Kathleen Meeker, Susan Sandall and Mark Windschitl.

New Awards:

PI: Phil Bell
Title: Design and Study of a Curriculum Authoring System for Computational Project-Based Learning Units in STEM  
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount awarded: $1,500,845 (3 Years)

PI: Kathleen Meeker
Co-PI: Susan Sandall
Title: Family-Centered Personnel Preparation in a Blended Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education Program
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Amount awarded: $249,999 (Year 1 of 5)

PI: Mark Windschitl
Co-PI: Karin Lohwasser
Title: The Clinical Experience for Pre-Service Science Educators: An exploratory study of their collegial networks and “opportunity to learn” trajectories
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount awarded: $799,003 (3 Years)

Honor Roll

Partnering for student success; Preventing suicide; An uncertain future for teaching; Clinical experiences of pre-service teachers put under microscope; Keeping one foot in the classroom; Leadership resources for educators; Berninger honored for work

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Lecture: Using Technology to Provide Teachers with Timely and Meaningful Feedback
October 27, 9:10 a.m. and 12:40 p.m.

CEL Webinar Series: Keeping the Student at the Center of Instructional Leadership
October 21, November 3, November 18

Research & Inquiry Presentations
November 6


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