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Research Conversations: Dr. Sarah Newcomer and Dr. Kathleen Cowin

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Research Conversations: Dr. Sarah Newcomer and Dr. Kathleen Cowin

March 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us for our COE Research Conversation with Dr. Sarah Newcomer and Dr. Kathleen Cowin, March 10th, 12:00 to 1:00 pm on Zoom. These engaging discussions feature research by COE faculty from a variety of departments. (See Zoom info below).

Learning to Become Culturally Sustaining, Socially Just Educators: Collaborative Conversations with Teacher and Leader Candidates


In this Research Conversation, we will present our work with teacher and school leader candidates at WSU Tri-Cities in learning more about culturally sustaining, socially just pedagogy (CSSJP) through Collaborative Conversations.

Sarah Newcomer is an Associate Professor in Literacy Education at WSU. Her research and teaching focus on culturally sustaining, socially just language and literacy practices and family-school-community partnerships, particularly for multilingual learners. She has served on multiple grants in support of her research interests, including her current role as Co-PI with a team of COE colleagues led by Dr. Gisela Ernst-Slavit on ELL IMPACT, an Office of English Language Acquisition grant to develop an alternative route to a teaching certification program for paraeducators seeking teaching certificates and endorsements in ELL/BLE education. She recently began investigating how pre-service teachers’ understandings of culturally sustaining, socially just pedagogy may be supported by collaborative conversations with aspiring school leaders. Her work has been published in venues such as the Journal of Language, Identity and Education, Language Arts, and the Journal of School Leadership, among others. She has taught for over 20 years, including in a K-8 Spanish/English dual language program, with business professionals in Japan, and with families in a family literacy program.

Kathleen Cowin is an Associate Professor (Career Track) in Educational Leadership at WSU. Her research focuses on the development of effective relational co-mentoring practices and the creation of co-mentoring circles among educational leadership students. Her current co-mentorship research is focused on culturally sustaining, socially just pedagogy enhanced by collaborative conversations between pre-service teachers and aspiring school leaders. She served as a teacher and elementary and middle school principal for over 25 years and also completed her Superintendent Certification. Kathleen is past Chair for the American Educational Research Association Mentorship & Mentoring Practices Special Interest Group, and in 2020 she was selected as a member of the WSU President’s Teaching Academy.

Zoom info: March 10th, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Meeting ID: 963 7838 2311

Passcode: 140906


March 10, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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WA United States