UW College of Education E-news
April 2010

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Diane Carlson Jones
Nathalie Gehrke

Say Goodbye to Diane
and Nathalie

Diane Carlson Jones and Nathalie Gehrke will retire soon. We are preparing to fête them this spring. Former student of Diane or Nathalie? We’ve set up special pages for former students and friends to share their thoughts and hopes for Nathalie and Diane.


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Join Us for an Alum Reception at AERA in Denver
Are you planning to attend the American Education Research Association Conference? This year we invite all alums to a special reception at the Denver Marriott City Center on May 3 from 7–9 p.m. RSVP if you plan to attend. Hope to see you in Denver!


Joy Ann Williamson-Lott

Williamson-Lott Named
UW Distinguished Teacher

Joy Ann Williamson-Lott was recently awarded the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award. An annual honor, the distinguished teacher award is given to a few select individuals who are also inducted into the Teaching Academy. More...

Research on a Project-Based Learning Approach to AP
In 2008-09, researchers at UW, its LIFE Center (Learning in Informal and Formal Environments) and curriculum specialists and teachers in the Bellevue, Wash., schools, designed and implemented a project-based version of the Advanced Placement U.S. government and politics course. They then used students’ scores on the AP exam, as well as new measures, to compare the effectiveness of this class with a traditionally taught course. Watch the video.

College Students Impact WA Education in Big Way
UW College of Education students are learning important lessons here on campus and out in the field. Many of the College’s students spend several hours as part of their practicum requirement or in their current education careers out in nearby schools and district offices using knowledge acquired from cutting edge faculty research. See the known career and practicum locations of our current students.

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Introducing…the CARE Clinic
The Haring Center, under the direction of Dr. Ilene Schwartz, announces the expansion of professional training and community service with yet another innovative and unique unit, the CARE Clinic. More...

AACTE Awards: Elham Kazemi & Sheila Valencia
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) honors Elham Kazemi for excellence in article writing and Sheila Valencia for scholarship in teacher education.

New Programs

Policy students visit Olympia, Wash.

New Offering in the College:
Master's in Education Policy
Students seeking a master’s degree in education can enroll in an intensive, full-time, one-year cohort-based master’s experience. The study option aims to prepare students for successful careers in governmental agencies, advocacy organizations, research institutes, philanthropic foundations, and other policy arenas in which professionals design, implement, and evaluate education policy. More.

Special Education: Highly Qualified and Special Education Endorsement Program (HQ2)
The Highly Qualified Content and Special Education Endorsement Program (HQ2) is designed for certified teachers who wish to increase their capacity to teach students with disabilities, become special education teachers, or are working with special needs students in private settings. More...

Alum Updates & News

Find out what your classmates are up to. More...

In the News

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Stagnant National Reading Scores Lag Behind Math
The nation’s schoolchildren have made little or no progress in reading proficiency in recent years, according to recent results from the largest nationwide reading test. Sheila Valencia weighs in. More...

Charlie Rose Brain Series
Dr. Patricia Kuhl, LIFE Center PI and Director, joined other experts on the Charlie Rose Brain Series on PBS, in a discussion of the developing brain. More...

Upcoming Event

Samuel E. Kelley Distinguished Faculty Lecture 2010
Each year the UW hosts the annual Samuel E. Kelley Distinguished Faculty Lecture, honoring the quest for equity in society of the former College faculty member and the UW's first vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs. This year's lecture features Professor Richard Ladner. More...

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Pride Points

Of the 5,338 UW students enrolled in the 2009 freshman class:

  • 33% are the first in their families to attend college
  • 42 are National Merit finalists
  • They hail from 44 states,
    D.C., Guam and 27 countries.

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