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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Professor, student co-author study on success of early-entrance students

A recent study by a UW College of Education professor and doctoral student found that graduates of the University of Washington’s two early-entrance university programs excelled in their academic and subsequent professional lives.
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Professor's paper on equity and leadership most read of 2014

An article written by Professor Ann Ishimaru that offers guidance to school leaders on how to close opportunity and achievement gaps among students has been honored as the most read article of 2014 in the journal Leadership & Policy in Schools.
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Schwartz to speak at TEDxEastsidePrep

Ilene Schwartz, director of the College's Haring Center, will be a featured speaker at TEDxEastsidePrep's March 20 event in Seattle. This year's theme is "Emergent Properties," and will feature leaders, stakeholders and entrepreneurs in the worlds of education, business, technology and cognitive science.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Impact Hub Seattle and tickets include the conference, lunch, reception and invitation to a pre-party event. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online. Use the promo code “MAGIC” to get a 20% discount.

Mazza testifies in Olympia

Professor Jim Mazza provided testimony in Olympia on Jan. 29 regarding the Troubled Youth Law.  Watch on TVW.org (view at the 1:22 and 1:37 marks).

CIRGE members present at New Zealand conference

Three representatives of the College's Center for Innovation & Research in Graduate Education (Professor Maresi Nerad, visiting scholar Corina Balaban and PhD student Roxana Chiappa) recently gave presentations on how universities have transformed under the paradigm of the knowledge economy at the conference Universities in the Knowledge Economy in New Zealand.

CIRGE is organizing a symposium on internationalization and doctoral education in May that will also serve to publicly launch CIRGE's second book. Faculty from the UW and University of British Columbia will participate in the event, with the intention of articulating a long term agenda of activities on internationalization and education with partners beyond the College of Education.

Berninger elected fellow, publishes papers

Professor Ginger Berninger was recently elected a fellow in the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities.

She also gave an invited talk at the Dyslexia Foundation Conference on UW Learning Disabilities Center brain research showing a different brain basis for dysgraphia, dyslexia, and oral and written language learners who are typically developing and who have learning disabilities.

The recent volume of Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal features two research articles from the UW LDC, each co-authored by faculty and doctoral students in Project 1 (Defining and Treating SLDs) or Project 2 (Academic Language).

Jegatheesan on animal therapy and Native American students

Professor Brinda Jegatheesan recently authored the chapter "Cultural and Religious Influences on Attitudes towards Animals" in Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy. Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice; and co-authored the chapters "Ka Mālama Naʻauao Keiki ʻŌiwi ma o ka ʻIke Kuʻuna a Nohona Hawaiʻi: Nurturing the Learning of Native Children with Special Needs through Hawaiian Traditional Values and Practices" and " School culture matters: Enabling and empowering Native American students in public schools" in Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Native American Students: Paying the Educational Debt.

4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership 2.0 available

The Center for Educational Leadership has released an updated version of the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership. Describing the most important aspects of instructional leadership in more detail and clarity, this refined version of the framework helps school leaders better identify areas for instructional improvement and focus their time and energy on academic achievement for all students.

CEL’s Effective Feedback for Teacher Growth Institute 2015 in San Diego

The San Diego County Office of Education - Learning and Leadership Services Division and UW's Center for Educational Leadership will offer two-day Effective Feedback for Teacher Growth Institutes in April, July and August. Learn more and register.