February 2019

Around the College

Faculty and alumni listed among most influential education scholars

UW College of Education faculty members Kenneth Zeichner, Django Paris and Mia Tuan, along with alumni Gloria Ladson-Billings (MA ‘72) and Tyrone Howard (PhD '98), are listed among the nation's most influential scholars shaping educational practice and policy in the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Faculty receive nominations for Distinguished UW Teaching award

The following College of Education faculty and doctoral student recently received nominations for the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award:

  • Ariane Gauvreau (PhD ‘15), Teaching Associate, Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Janine Jones, Associate Professor, Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Karen Mikolasy, Teaching Associate, Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Lin Wu, Doctoral student in multicultural education, Excellence in Teaching Award

Putting students at the center of their own learning

In the latest installment of The Throughline, UW Center for Educational Leadership Executive Director Max Silverman speaks with Elliot Washor about starting with students’ interests and choice where they tackle complex challenges, moving schools away from rote learning that masquerades as innovation. Washor is the co-founder of Big Picture Learning, an organization that developed an innovative school design model treating each student as an individual learner.

Hogan, Jewell nominated for 2019 Distinguished Staff Award

College of Education staff members Timothy Hogan and Kent Jewell both received nominations for the 2019 UW Distinguished Staff Award. The nominee recognition ceremony is Feb. 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom and is open to the public. This year UW President Ana Mari Cauce will be speaking at the reception alongside the award’s executive sponsor and Vice President for Human Resource Mindy Kornberg, as well as many other campus leaders.

Silverman on panels at the AASA National Conference

The UW Center for Educational Leadership's executive director, Max Silverman, will take part in two panel discussions at the AASA 2019 National Conference on Education. Silverman will engage in a facilitated dialogue about leadership strategies for closing achievement gaps and increasing success for all students, in a panel titled, "The Missing Link: Accountability With Staff Support." He will then take part in a discussion on how to strengthen school system’s principal workforce and improve their competencies as they become instructional leaders in the Thought Leader panel "Great Principals Have Great Leaders."