February 2020

Around the College

EarlyEdU featured at ED Games Expo

Coaching Companion, the EarlyEdU Alliance’s video sharing and coaching feedback software for early childhood educators, was the subject of a TED-like talk at the annual ED Games Expo by Gail Joseph, Bezos Family Foundation Distinguished Professor in Early Learning.

Joseph, founding director of Cultivate Learning and the EarlyEdU Alliance; Randi Shapiro, executive director of the EarlyEdU Alliance; and Craig Corvin, Coaching Companion manager, represented EarlyEdU at the event in Washington, D.C.

UW research presented at CEC 2020

Doctoral students and FOSTER Fellows Erin Anderson and Rebecca Ray presented posters at the Council for Exceptional Children’s 2020 conference. Anderson’s poster examined the effectiveness of parent-implemented interventions on early childhood literacy skills while Ray’s presents a review of recent reading intervention literature targeting elementary emergent bilingual students.

Faculty members Kathleen Meeker and Angel Fettig presented the poster session “Using a Tiered Coaching Model to Support Implementation of PBIS Strategies” and Meeker, Scott Spaulding, Jarek Sierschynski, Carol Davis, Carly Roberts and Elizabeth Kelly presented the poster session “An Integrated Behavior Support and Teacher Coaching System for Early Childhood Settings.”

AERA Out-of-School Time award presented to PhD student

Doctoral student Ishmael Miller is winner of this year's Out-of-School Time Emerging Scholar Award, presented by the American Educational Research Association (AERA)'s Out-of-School Time SIG.

Miller's research in the University of Washington’s educational policy, organizations and leadership program focuses on race, equity and leading out of school time organizations — school clubs, summer camps and afterschool programs. His goal is to design leadership practices and craft learning environments rooted in providing equitable experiences to all youth.

He is a Community Partner Fellow with School’s Out Washington.

Faculty, alumni listed among most influential education scholars

UW College of Education faculty members Kenneth Zeichner and Django Paris, 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 2020 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings in Education Week.

Doctoral students accepted into Clark Program

Alyson Honsa and Ishmael Miller, doctoral students in educational policy, organizations and leadership at the University of Washington, have been accepted for the David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration & Policy, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, Divisions A and L of the American Educational Research Association and SAGE Publications.

The Clark Program brings emerging educational administration and policy scholars and noted researchers together for two days of presentations, generative discussion and professional growth. This year’s seminar will be held at the beginning of the 2020 AERA meeting in San Francisco.

CEL to present at national conferences

The UW Center for Educational Leadership’s Joanna Michelson and Stacy Thomas, executive director of teaching and learning for Blaine School District, will present the breakout session “Creating Strengths-Based Cultures of Learning and Growth” at the 2020 National ESEA Conference.

CEL staff also will present two breakout sessions at AASA 2020 National Conference on Education. Anneke Markholt, associate director, and Emily Weiskopf, chief of transformation of Lake County (Fla.) Schools, will host the session “Building System-wide Instructional Leadership Capacity for Student Success” and CEL Executive Director Max Silverman and Project Director Sandy Austin will lead the session “Building Systems for Long-Term Principal Learning and Support.”

Learn more about these presentations.