On October 14, UAA Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor and his wife Dr. Sue Taylor received the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award from their alma mater, Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Each year, the Gonzaga University Alumni Association awards select members with its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award. Nominations come in from various...
Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor recognized by his alma mater
Cursive writing: A dying art form?
It's still being taught in Seattle Public Schools, but it is not required. And the Washington state Department of Education doesn't insist on it either. Dr. Deborah McCutchen is quoted.
How Handwriting Trains the Brain
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
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
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
Parent Map feature on the EEU.
Methow Valley playground goes the natural way
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
How can new technology benefit students and teachers? Steve Kerr talks video game activities.
Contreras and Varghese in OMA Publication
Frances Contreras and Manka Varghese were noted in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news.
Cameron McGregor Selected for Fulbright Scholarship
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.