How Handwriting Trains the Brain

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Research highlights the hand's unique relationship with the brain when it comes to composing thoughts and ideas. Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, says handwriting differs from typing because it requires executing sequential strokes to form a letter, whereas keyboarding involves selecting a whole...

Alum Reflects on GO-MAP and Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Friday, October 1, 2010

College alum Rocia Mendoza, GO-MAP and Bonderman Travel Fellow, reflects on how these awards enriched her life in the latest issue of Viewpoints.

Urgent education needs demand bold new thinking

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Seattle Times editorial by Dean Tom Stritikus argues that Waiting for Superman discussions should focus on training and hiring quality teachers for all classrooms.

Preschoolers learn about colors, play and differences

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Parent Map feature on the EEU.

Methow Valley playground goes the natural way

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Methow Valley Elementary School is moving towards an all natural playground. Brian Patrick, Danforth Danforth educational leadership program graduate and new principal at Methow Valley Elementary, is quoted.

Teachers embracing technology boom in the classroom

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How can new technology benefit students and teachers? Steve Kerr talks video game activities.

Contreras and Varghese in OMA Publication

Friday, September 24, 2010

Frances Contreras and Manka Varghese were noted in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news.

Cameron McGregor Selected for Fulbright Scholarship

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Congrats to Cameron McGregor, elementary ed student, on his Fullbright Scholarship! Cameron will will travel to the city of Elista in Southern Russia, north of Georgia, to teach American studies and culture to students between 10 and 14 years old, as well as university students.

Higher Education Journal Highlights NBPTS and National Board Certification

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Michael S. Knapp served as co-guest editor for a special edition of Theory into Practice, a peer-reviewed journal hosted by The Ohio State University. Entitled?Accomplished Teaching as a Professional Resource?, the issue highlights National Board Certified Teachers as a resource for improving student learning and achievement. Mike co-edited with Mary E....

UW names Stritikus new education school dean

Monday, August 23, 2010

The University of Washington has named Tom Stritikus dean of the school?s college of education. Stritikus succeeds Patricia Wasley, who has been dean for the past 10 years and who will return to the school?s faculty. He?s currently the associate dean of academic programs and will take over on Sept. 16, subject to approval by the school?s board of regents...