Institute for Spanish principals; Jackson honored for early career achievements; UW research at inclusive education institute; STEM partnerships highlighted in NSF video; Doc student honored for school hunger work; Schwartz gives keynote in Taiwan; Analyzing complex texts; Tune up 5D+; CEL staff talk to Michigan principals; The College Ready Promise

Institute for Science and Mathematics Education highlighted in NSF video

A partnership between UW's Institute for Science and Math Education and the Seattle and Renton school districts to implement Next Generation Science Standards is featured in the National Science Foundation's 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase. 

Professors Phil Bell and Andy Bell, along with Seattle Public Schools Science Program Manager Dan Gallagher (MIT '02, L4L Cohort 4), discuss their collaborative work to co-design curricula and address problems of educational practice at different levels of school systems. Watch the video online to learn more.

College team leads institute with Spanish principals

Faculty members Ann O’Doherty and Carol Davis and doctoral students Nicole Barone and Annie Kuo recently traveled to Madrid, Spain to close its 2014 International Leadership Institute, launch the 2015 Institute and visit area schools.

The UW team met with 39 English immersion school principal/teacher leaders during its time in Spain, and later this summer the 2015 institute will continue in Seattle with leaders from Spain engaging with the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership, the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning and conduct collaborative learning walks in Bellevue and Seattle schools.

How to Analyze Complex Texts For Your Teaching - Step by Step

In a new blog post, the UW Center for Educational Leadership’s Joanna Michelson discusses the challenges of helping students handle difficult texts in the context of Common Core. She takes readers through four steps for supporting students who read below grade level with the rising rigor of the standards.

Kara Jackson honored for early career achievement

Assistant Professor Kara Jackson has received the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's 2015 Alumni Early Career Award of Merit. The award recognizes an alumnus who has shown outstanding service to Penn GSE prior to their 10th reunion year and is setting an inspirational example for future alumni through significant contributions to their profession and community. Jackson is a 2007 graduate of Penn GSE.

Develop and maintain reliable evaluators with 5D+ Calibration Tune-up tool

The CEL has just released the 5D+ Calibration Tune-up tool. This new teacher evaluation tool allows districts to support their ongoing rater reliability and is designed to be easily facilitated by district staff.

UW represented at early childhood inclusion institute

Several faculty and staff of the UW College of Education and the Haring Center presented their work at the 2015 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute:

  • Ilene Schwartz, professor and Haring Center director, presented "Project DATA: A School-Based Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers with Autism"
  • Susan Sandall, professor and director of the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, and Linda Brekken, disabilities policy analyst for NCQTL, presented "Inclusion Resources for PD Providers and Practitioners"
  • Experimental Education Unit Assistant Principal Brittney Lee, Applied Research Unit Assistant Director Jennifer Fung, and CQEL Director of Professional Development, Coaching and Community Engagement Soliel Boyd presented "Using Coaching to Increase Practitioners’ Skills and Knowledge for Implementing Evidence-Based Inclusive Practices"

CEL staff deliver keynote to Michigan principals

CEL’s Anneke Markholt and Jennifer McDermott head to Michigan this month to deliver the keynote address at EdCon 2015, the annual summer conference of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals.

Doc student receives Congressional Hunger Center award

Christine Tran, a doctoral student in UW's Educational Leadership, Policy and Organizations program, is being honored as the 2015 Congressional Hunger Center Alumni Leadership Award recipient.

Tran will receive the award, which recognizes an alumnus who has continued to promote food security beyond their fellowship experience, during a June 3 awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Read Tran's Emerson Fellow Profile to learn more about her work during her fellowship year.

Schwartz gives keynote at Taiwan conference

​Professor Ilene Schwartz, director of UW's Haring Center for Inclusive Education, recently presented the keynote address at the 2015International Conference on Teacher Education & Special Education at National Taichung University of Education in Taiwan.

The College Ready Promise

On May 13, CEL’s Stephen Fink and Julia Kassissieh facilitated a best-practices session on principal effectiveness with The College-Ready Promise, a coalition of four charter management organizations serving low-income and minority students in California.