UW College of Education E-news
September 2009

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Greetings from Dean Wasley

Dean Pat Wasley

Fall quarter is such an exciting time—new students bring fresh faces along with names, dreams, goals, and ambitions to get to know. And soon our faculty will come back to school rested and renewed after a bit of summertime relaxation. More.

Alum Spotlight

Verna Ness

An International Teacher at Age 75
One day, when Verna Ness was 60, this College of Education alum decided to do something different with her life. Now, at age 75, she's jetting off to Turkey for her next adventure in teaching: bringing her years of experience to Gaziantep University. What happened? More.

New College of Education Faculty

Ken Zeichner

Who Is Ken Zeichner?
We sat down with the brand new director of the Teacher Education Program and learned about his passion for vegan cooking, his upbringing in the Philadelphia school system, and his beliefs on teacher training. Learn more.


Anna Kramer, left, and Jamie Deaton Deutch

Where Discoveries Begin: Noyce Scholars Grow at D.C. Conference
At a national Noyce conference in Washington, D.C., two current students experienced “aha moments” and grew as scholars. What self-discoveries did these future math and science teachers make? More.

Elementary Teacher Ed: Literacy Program at Bailey-Gatzert
Last spring, 30 elementary teacher education program students taught at Bailey-Gatzert elementary school, working one-on-one with high-needs students and getting hands-on training for their teacher education curriculum. More.

Riding the CREST
The U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) awarded the University of Washington $4.5 million to implement a new research training program. More.

Student Profiles
Meet two current College of Education students, one in the Early Childhood and Family Studies major and another in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies area.

Upcoming Events

New Student Orientation for COE Graduate Students
Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m., Miller 104
Learn about relevant information and resources and participate in a discussion about graduate student life in the College of Education. More.

Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law
Oct. 5-7; Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport
This 26th annual conference on special education law serves educators and attorneys from Pacific Northwest states and attracts attendees nationwide. More.

National Network for Educational Renewal Conference 2009
Oct. 15-17; Hyatt Hotel, Bellevue, Wash.
Founded by John Goodlad and his associates, the NNER is a network of 26 university-school partnerships committed to improving schooling. More.

Education for Diversity in a Global Society
Oct. 30, 9 a.m.; Husky Union Building Auditorium
Conference will launch The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education. More.

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Andrew Eyres Awarded Math & Science Grant
Congratulations to Andrew Eyres and the University Place (Tacoma) School District. Eyres was recently awarded a competitive, three-year, federally funded Math/Science Partnership (MSP) grant. More.

Marguerite Roza on NPR Morning Edition
Hear Associate Professor Marguerite Roza discuss "Billions of Stimulus Money Goes Unspent" during NPR's Morning Edition on Aug. 10.

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Pride Points

ScienceWatch.com recently ranked the UW fourth in a listing of the most-cited academic institutions by published journals.

The UW ranks second on the Sierra Club's "cool school" list of most eco-enlightened American universities.

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