The Education Program is pleased to present this first issue of our electronic newsletter. We will provide newsletter updates to you on a regular basis to connect with our network of UW Bothell students, alumni, and many partners. We hope that you will use the information and the many avenues of communication available (Facebook, Twitter, website) to stay in touch with us, share your news, and be an active part of our education community.
As we head into 2011, the Education Program continues to grow in size, reach, and strength. In the last year, we launched an entirely new degree and certification program for school leaders. The LEDE Program prepares school principals by building on the expertise of existing teacher leaders in our region's schools. The first cohort of future principals is expected to graduate in June 2011. The program would not be possible without the active support of nine school districts in our region who have been key participants in the program design, instruction, and support of the leadership candidates.
We also welcome three new members of the Education faculty (see below) and a large cadre of new students to our graduate and credential programs.
These are troublesome times for schools and educators. The recession is presenting many challenges to schools, universities, families, and our communities. While our economy recovers, we know that the profession needs educators with deep and lasting commitments to serving students well. We are proud that our graduates serve in schools with care and expertise while laying the groundwork for their students' future success.
With best wishes,
Director and Professor
|Education Program News|
Welcome New Faculty
Wayne Au, Ph.D.
Sylvan Blignaut, Ph.D.
Dr. Au's academic interests broadly encompass critical education theory and teaching for social justice. More specifically his research focuses on educational equity, high-stakes testing, curriculum theory, educational policy studies and social studies education. Dr. Au currently teaches "Social Contexts of Teaching and Learning" in the K-8 credential program as well as "Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Secondary Social Studies'. He also teaches "Teachers Self Understanding," and "Theories of Organizational Change and School Reform" in the M.Ed program.Allison Hintz, Ph.D.
Dr. Hintz's academic interests are in the areas of student learning, elementary mathematics, classroom discourse, and teacher development. Her current research focuses on the mathematical and interactional demands students experience during discussion with care for supporting all children through mathematically productive and socially supportive discourse. Dr. Hintz teaches courses in K-8 mathematics methods for the Teacher Certification Program and the M.Ed. program.Young-Kyung Min, Ph.D.
Dr. Min's academic interests are in the areas of composition pedagogy, second language literacy, writing center scholarship, ethnography and ethnographic writing, qualitative research methodology and sociocultural theories of language and literacy. Young teaches Research Writing and Interdisciplinary Writing for the Center for University Studies & Programs and provides consultation at the Writing Center.Visiting Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Blignaut joined the Education Program as a visiting scholar for the 2010 - 2011 academic year. He teaches Masters' Program Curriculum Studies at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
To read more about our faculty, click here.
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Karen Edwards - UW '03, K-8 TCert '04. "This is my 3rd year at Tacoma Baptist and my 6th year teaching technology classes such as Computers and Applications and Digital Photography. I've done tech support and taught technology in grades 1-12 and am now working with Junior and Senior High students. I love it!"
Karie Harris - Extended Cohort 8. Karie teaches K-12 music at Skykomish School, Skykomish, WA. She is also a Middle School Basketball Coach, ASB Advisor, Senior Class Advisor, Sophomore Navigation 101 Advisor, PBIS Team Member (Positive Behavior Support), Student Study Team Member, and PTSO Member
Jill Koyama, a 1999 graduate of the UW Bothell's M.Ed. program, has published her second book: "Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools." Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. Jill received her Ph.D. in 2008 from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is an assistant professor at SUNY Buffalo.
Karen Ollerenshaw - Cohort 11. "One of the joys I have had the past three years is hosting fantastic UWB dyad students for the autumn quarter. The dyads bring such enthusiasm to our 5th grade classroom, share fresh ideas, and also offer the chance for me to reflect upon my own teaching practices. If given the opportunity, I heartily encourage UWB alumni to be willing to open their classrooms to pre-service teachers. It's a great experience!"
John Parker is in his second year of teaching sixth grade math and science at Whitman Middle School in Seattle. John runs an afterschool rock band program which gives kids the opportunity to form bands and make music.
Melissa Sinclair - M.Ed., 2010, had her graduate culminating project work approved for presentation at a national conference called Academic Mobility: Perspectives on the Future of Transfer, January 31, 2011, in New Orleans. This conference is sponsored by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Melissa's presentation, "Creating Seamless Transitions to Universities: Community College Staff and Faculty Perspectives" explores the transfer process from the perspective of community college personnel. Through description and analysis of this unique perspective, essential themes emerge that suggest ways to promote transfer student success by understanding the factors that assist or hinder community college students in the transfer process. Melissa currently is an Admissions Advisor and Recruitment Coordinator at UW Bothell.
Maddie Smith - Cohort 12. Maddie teaches first grade at Kenmore Elementary.
Bob Warren - Cohort 10. "I have found that my most successful substitute teaching assignments are usually in Special Education classrooms. I have now begun working on my Special Education teaching endorsement at Seattle University."
Marcia West - K-8 TCert '06. Brighton School recently announced that middle school science teacher Marcia West was named Teacher of the Year by Brighton School's parent organization, Nobel Learning Communities Inc., and its National Educational Advisory Board. Read more about Marcia here.
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|Pamela Bolotin Joseph edited, "Cultures of Curriculum" 2nd Edition. Using "cultures of curriculum" as a lens, this clear, compelling text reveals and critically examines the belief systems and classroom practices of curricular orientations in contemporary American society. It is designed to foster awareness, examination, and deliberation about the curricula planned for and carried out in classrooms and schools; to inspire conversations about theory and practice as well as political, social, and moral issues; and to expand critical consciousness about approaches to curriculum and practice. Readers are encouraged to give serious attention to the issues this book raises for them, and to join with their colleagues, students, and communities in considering how to create curricula with purpose and congruent practices and to reculture classrooms and schools. A framework of inquiry is presented to facilitate such reflection and to accomplish these goals. More information can be found here.|
Tom Bellamy was one of the featured speakers in October at the "Best in the World Exploratory Event-High Performance with High Reliability" sponsored by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning in Denver, Colorado. Tom's paper, "High Reliability and Leadership for Educational Change" continues his work on applying ideas from what are called high reliability organizations, or HROs, to public education. HROs are organizations like air traffic control, nuclear power plants, and off-shore oil drilling, where the consequences of failure are so catastrophic that the public expects absolutely fail-safe performance. Tom argues that, although these organizations are very different from public education, many of their strategies offer useful ways of thinking about leading schools where every student is expected to succeed academically.
UW Bothell Education Program Director Brad Portin and Micheal Knapp, University of Washington, were Distinguished Lecturers at the Learning Forward (formerly NSDC) 2010 Annual Conference in Atlanta, December 4 - 8. Their conference session was titled: "Vision of Instruction Meets Vision of Instructional Leadership: Guiding, Directing, and Supporting The New Professional Development." The improvement of instruction in today's classrooms is presenting new challenges to educational leaders and professional developers, if not to the teachers themselves. New norms for teachers' work, demands for data-based practice, and classroom urgencies mean that the work of professional development itself is changing.
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|Current Student Information|
Winter 2011 Special Topics in Education
Fostering Geometric Reasoning
BEDUC 591F: Fostering Geometric Reasoning (3 credits)
Mondays, 5:45-8:15 p.m.
Robin L. Angotti
B EDUC 591H: Literacy Leadership (3 credits)
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Click here for course descriptions
UW Scholarship Database. For a more complete list of upcoming scholarship opportunities and program deadlines, visit the University of Washington scholarship database.
American Association of University Women Community Action Grants. Non-degree research grants up to $10,000 available for women involved in projects that have a direct public impact, are nonpartisan and take place within the U.S. AAUW applications and deadlines.
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|Career and Professional Development|
(formerly the Association for
Supervision and Curriculum Development) Annual Conference
March 26-28, 2011
San Francisco, CA.
Conference Information and Registration
Washington State ASCD Regional Workshops
WERA (Washington Educational Research Association)
January 28, 2011
WERA Calendar of Events
Washington State Music Teachers Association
June 26-30, 2011
Washington Science Teachers Association
March 18 - 20, 2011
WSTA and NSTA Conferences
Career Week 2011
Free sessions for students and alumni presented by the Career Center, Alumni Association, and campus partners of UW Bothell.
Career Week Information
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|Project Learning Tree Newsletter|
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|Professional Development Fellowship with the American Physiological Society|
- Middle and High School Science Teachers
- Currently teaching in a U.S. school
- Must have at least one year of classroom teaching experience
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