Dr. Kathleen Artman Meeker: New Faculty in Special Education

Dr. Kathleen Artman Meeker joins the college as an assistant professor of special education.
Nov 5 2013

Dr. Kathleen Artman Meeker joins the college as an assistant professor of special education. She specializes in professional development systems for early childhood professionals, innovative web tools for evidence-based practices in early education and early intervention, and practical strategies for promoting social-emotional competence in young children with and without special needs.

Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success: Our Collaboration with Roxhill Elementary

Roxhill Elementary is a long-term partner.
Nov 5 2013

The Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success (CSIS) project is a state-funded partnership between the College of Education and Roxhill Elementary school in Seattle. Last year, CSIS provided an opportunity for teachers and researchers to plan the ambitious collaboration. The 3DL Partnership, co-directed by Professor Leslie Herrenkohl in the College of Education and Professor Todd Herrenkohl in the School of Social Work, supported a mission and vision process that resulted in an Innovation Plan approved and funded by the state.

Dr. Kara Jackson: New Faculty in Excellence Across Content Instruction – Mathematics

Dr. Kara Jackson joins the college as an assistant professor.
Nov 5 2013

Dr. Kara Jackson joins the college as an assistant professor. She specializes in middle-grade mathematics teaching and learning. Jackson received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Most recently she was on faculty at McGill University, where she received the McGill University Faculty of Education Heather Reisman and Gerald Schwartz Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Promoting Post-Secondary Opportunities: College of Ed Alum Instrumental in Pathway to Promise

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Nov 4 2013

Formal Partnership with University of Washington Tacoma Allows Qualifying Puyallup School District Graduates to Directly Matriculate

Upcoming Faculty Publication: Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education

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Nov 1 2013

Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education, the second in the projected three-volume FORCES AND FORMS IN DOCTORAL EDUCATION worldwide series sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Graduate Education (CIRGE) at the University of Washington, will be published in 2014 by Sense Publishers.

Education Faculty Receive Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award: Implications of Project Based Learning in AP Courses Recognized

High school students congregate after an AP civics class.
Oct 23 2013

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) selected "Rethinking Advanced High School Coursework: Tackling the Depth/Breadth Tension in the AP US Government and Politics Course," by Walter Parker, Susan Mosborg, John Bransford, Nancy Vye, John Wilkerson and Robert Abbott, as one of two 2013 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award winners. The award will be presented at the 93rd NCSS Annual Conference Nov. 22-24, in St. Louis, Missouri.

UW Researchers Lead Charge for Change in Science Education as WA Adopts NGSS

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Oct 8 2013

As Washington State makes plans for adopting rigorous new Next Generation Science Standards, researchers at the University of Washington’s College of Education are already in the field working with partner districts to prepare educators for the coming sea-change in science education.

Read more about the College's work in the 2013-2014 edition of Research That Matters ("The Other Gap," pp. 16-21).

Creating Consequential Kids

Drego Little:Creating Consequential Kids
Oct 7 2013

By Matt Wastradowski, Viewpoints Magazine

Roughly a decade ago, first-year literature and writing teacher Drego Little, education alum ’05, was in the middle of a lesson about fairy tales when a middle-school student piped up. “These stories are sexist,” Little remembers the young girl saying. He was taken aback but nevertheless listened to her rationale.

Emotional attachment to robots could affect outcome on battlefield

 A United States Army explosive ordnance disposal robot pulls the wire of a suspected improvised explosive device in Iraq.
Sep 19 2013

By Doree Armstrong, UW News and Information

Too busy to vacuum your living room? Let Roomba the robot do it. Don’t want to risk a soldier’s life to disable an explosive? Let a robot do it.

Two Seattle Principals, Both UW Alumni, Receive $50,000 Cash Grant Awards for Their Schools

Two Seattle Principals, Both UW Alumni, Receive $50,000 Cash Grant Awards for Their Schools
Jul 22 2013

Andrew Drape was in the eighth grade at Aki Kurose Middle School when Mia Williams became his principal.

“Mia said this was her dream job and that she had begged the school district to send her there,” Andrew’s mother Chrissie Drape recalled. “At that moment, I said to myself, this is going to be good.”

After finishing eighth grade at Aki Kurose in Seattle’s South End, Andrew went on to Franklin High School, where he is a senior, ready to graduate. Under the leadership and stability of long-time principal Jennifer Wiley, Franklin has thrived.