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Don McMahon – Sydney Reese’s dad – is an assistant professor of special education technology and focuses his research around utilizing Virtual Reality (VR). He decided to bring his VR headset with him to his daughter’s appointment at Palouse Pediatrics.
Dr. Rodela's follow-up letter to the editor.
“We’re thrilled to have Brian assume this important role,” said dean Mike Trevisan. “We greatly benefited from having Amy lead these efforts the past four years, and she left us in a spot where Brian can build upon that good work and take things to the next level.”
This is the challenge that WSU graduate student Mykala Anglin has embraced. She is determined to create content specifically designed to teach educators how to successfully use technology in the classroom.
Garcia and 10 others recently graduated with their teaching degrees from Washington State University Vancouver through a program called the Equity for Language Learners-Improving Practices and Acquisition of Culturally Responsive Teaching, or ELL-IMPACT. The grant-funded program seeks to provide 52 bilingual paraprofessionals in Vancouver and the Tri-Cities over five years with scholarships to complete their bachelor’s degrees in education with English-learners endorsements.
Shameem Rakha, assistant professor of education at WSU Vancouver, coordinated the selection and purchase of the books.
Roxanne Moore, who is earning her Ph.D. in mathematics and science education, was sponsored by Pullman’s P.E.O. chapter.
The research is being funded by a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant.
The College of Education’s Anne Marie Guerrettaz, assistant professor of language, literacy, and technology, in the College of Education, will receive the grant from the Spencer Foundation, which helps fund education research.
The College of Education's Tariq Akmal, chair of the Teaching and Learning Department, is quoted in the story.
One of them was our own Shameem Rakha.
With students describing traits such as color and material, she then asked her students: “Ok, how would you compare the two objects?”
Ashleigh-Jane Thompson’s lecture, titled “Performing in the Spectacle: The 21st-Century Gladiator and the Modern-Day Coliseum,” will discuss the growing importance of social media as a communication tool in sport.
She just received the first George Brain and Gay Shelby Faculty Award, which she will use to research the life stories of teachers and administrators of color.
"I think it’s really critical we get in touch with where we come from," said Rodela, who's a professor of educational leadership at Washington State University, Vancouver.
When the Southwest Washington native, a Latina, took a position as an assistant professor of educational leadership at the Salmon Creek campus, leaders of color in the field began to approach her, seeking a sounding board and a listening ear for their own experiences.
Naomi Wallace, a doctoral student from the College of Veterinary Medicine, won last year’s contest, in which doctoral students present their research/scholarship concisely — in no more than three minutes — to a nonspecialist audience.
While it’s the eight annual conference for the Society of American Baseball Research, co-sponsored by Major League Baseball, it’s the first conference of its kind for this WSU group, made up of three sport management students from the College of Education, and one mechanical engineering student from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.
Katherine Rodela, an assistant professor of educational leadership, said while 40 percent of the state's students are students of color, that’s matched by only 10 percent of educators.
Roth McDuffie, associate dean for research and external funding for the College of Education, was recognized for providing exemplary feedback as part of blinded peer‑review of scholarly manuscripts for Mathematics Teacher Educator journal.
Collette Edge, the author of the research, defined Parkinson’s Disease as a degenerative neurological disorder.
Mo Zhang, who earned her Ph.D. in 2012 from the College of Education’s educational psychology program, was given – along with the rest of her team – the Bradley Hanson Award, named for a well-known figure in the field.
The grants come from the state’s Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), which is responsible for oversight of the state’s teacher preparation, certification and continuing education. While there is a traditional route to becoming a teacher, such as through the College of Education’s teacher preparation program, PESB also has four alternative routes.
Cavagnetto has for years been interested in the construction and critique of argument as students pose questions, gather data, and negotiate evidence-based claims. He was the co-chair of the international Argument-Based Inquiry Conference in 2015.
Ward is a professor of educational leadership, as well as WSU’s vice-provost for faculty development and recognition.
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Because it deals with Indigenous STEM learning, the project is called “ISTEM” and will be done in coordination with Pacific Northwest Plateau Tribes.
This year’s presenter is Roy Levy, associate professor of measurement and statistical analysis at Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.
In consecutive signings, vice president for international programs Asif Chaudhry was the lead authority from WSU. The first signing was a program renewal that will bring secondary education students to the WSU campus in July for an immersive three-week experience. The Okinawa American Language and Culture Camp was housed under the Intensive American Language Center, but will transition away from the IALC and toward the College of Education.
The sad but powerful story is about the atrocities of war, specifically the “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery by the imperial Japanese army in occupied territories before and during World War II.
This year’s theme is “Honoring Women’s Resilience.” Durrant fought for women’s equity in collegiate athletics programs, and her inspiring legacy continues to shape WSU today.
The only equipment in the lab on the second floor of the Washington State University Tri-Cities library are two monitors connected to high-end computers.
But from there, with the help of a headset, you can circle the Earth, fight zombies or create 3-D art.
Prizes, in the form of travel awards for research conferences, will be $3,000 for the winner, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third.
Austin Giem, one of the five WSU seniors who organized the event as part of a class project for a sports management course, said he and his four classmates have been working on the project since the first week of the fall semester.
"We spent the whole semester making this plan so that on the day of the event, everything runs smooth and we're prepped and ready for everything," Giem said.
Giem said more teams showed up to bowl than what he and his classmates were expecting.
Trevisan was asked to speak because of the book “Evaluability Assessment: Improving Evaluation Quality and Use”, which he co-wrote with Tamara Walser from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
“On paper his experience is impressive, but what really makes him stand out is the impact this experience has had on students, colleagues and the overall field of education,” said college dean Mike Trevisan.
The $400,000 grant will support recruitment of Native teachers and education administrators, as well as training for those in professions that serve American Indians. It will improve the skills of Natives who already serve in educational capacities, and they will then participate in programs focused on Indian education, research and practices.
The goal is to determine strategies that teachers across the nation may use in their own classrooms.
Speaker Jim Pivarnik is a professor of kinesiology and epidemiology at Michigan State University and director of its Center for Physical Activity and Health.
The Concha Delgado Gaitan Early Career Presidential Fellowship is presented by the national Council of Anthropology and Education (CAE) to a maximum of eight recipients each year.
|Sept. 5||Johnny Lupinacci talks about students learning better in classrooms that are physically comfortable — with proper lighting, acoustics, temperature and air quality — and that are stimulating but not too busy.|
WSU and the College of Education at Pusan National University signed a memorandum of understanding last week.
They also plan to explore the feasibility of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education faculty exchanges.
|Aug. 22||assistant professor of sport management Simon Licen writes about the deficiencies of the Olympics, from an administrative perspective, and what could be done to help ensure host nations are even better prepared for not only the games but also how to use the facilities after the games are done.|
|Aug. 18||assistant professor of sport management Simon Licen discusses his research on media discourse in sport, or, to put another way, the way different media in various countries talk about sport. He relies heavily on the Olympics to explain his research.|
Schools stretching from the Palouse to Asia have been in contact with WSU about the technology known as "augmented reality."
|Aug. 7||assistant professor of sport management Simon Licen says the Olympics is not merely a mega sporting event, but an event ripe with politics, economics, and society. From a merely athletics point of view, Licen says the Olympics will be a success.|
|Aug. 3||Assistant professor of sport management Simon Licen is quoted by Slovenian Radio Television.|
|Aug. 3||assistant professor of sport management Simon Licen says there is a link between sport, media, capital, and policy.|
Ten teams competed after winning in their respective districts. The Washington State University team’s district comprises Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
Kelly McGovern has been creating art as long as she can remember, but until now she's never done a show. Her work will be featured in the 10th annual Floriade at the Left Bank Gallery in Palouse.
Evelyn Martinez, who recently received her master’s degree in educational psychology from Washington State University, has researched first-year students’ participation in academic resources. While resources like the Writing Center and free tutoring are available to students year round, she said students must use them to see any benefit.
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“This is such a meaningful experience for the kids who participate,” said co-organizer Paula Groves Price, associate dean for diversity in the WSU College of Education. “They learn some life skills, but they also have a lot of fun.”
The education doctorate (Ed.D.) differs from the Ph.D. in that it is a practitioner’s degree instead of a research degree.
Their visit is part of a four-year-old partnership between the WSU College of Education and faculty at Thailand’s Khon Kaen University (KKU). The agreement recently was renewed by Dean Mike Trevisan, who said future collaborations could be in the areas of STEM education, diversity, curriculum and special education, as well as potential faculty and student exchanges.
A free, public welcome for the international students – including food and two of their presentations – will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the Brelsford Visitor Center in downtown Pullman.
The contest challenges students to consolidate their ideas and discoveries and present them concisely to a non-specialist audience. Learn more about 3MT at https://3mt.wsu.edu/. Find more about Showcase events at https://showcase.wsu.edu/schedule/.
While their class at first appears to be just a basic row of computer desks, the students in it look like extras from a mad-science movie. As 1st grader Ramsey puzzles over a computer-coding exercise, a Karate Kid-style headband over his forehead records his brain activity... His classroom neighbor adjusts a blood pressure sensor on her wrist as she types, and in the next row, a 3rd grader peers at her work from beneath a set of eye-tracking goggles.
North American Indian History, Pre-contact to Present (HIST 308), taught through WSU’s history department and cross-listed with Comparative Ethnic Studies (CES 375), provides much of the background and context for those who teach “Since Time Immemorial,” the newly mandated, statewide K-12 curriculum...
The banquet is part of WSU’s annual Showcase celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence. Reservations are required for the banquet and must be made by March 18.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a doctoral-level competition where students must present their research to an audience in three minutes or less.
A panel of non-partial judges grade each competitor on if the presentation helped the audience understand the research, if it was communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience, and if judges felt the presentation made the audience want to know even more.
Beginning this semester, WSU Tri-Cities will partner with the Pasco School District and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory on a video project that will be used for classroom instruction in Pasco middle and high schools and beyond.
Participants determined that WSU could use a central STEM hub to help provide information and facilitate working together.
“Mind Mapping” will be at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in CUE 518, Washington State University, and will be live streamed. Lunch will be provided.
The honors will be awarded during the free, public WSU MLK Community Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the CUB ballroom at WSU Pullman.
Marcus Poppen was given the Pat Sitlington Emerging Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Career Development and Transition. The award is given every other year for exemplary graduate student research in the field of transition education for individuals with disabilities. Poppen’s research was from his doctoral studies at the University of Oregon.
“Research is increasingly showing that animal interventions can benefit children and adults in ways that more traditional interventions or therapies do not,” said Phyllis Erdman, a WSU professor who helped create the course. “This interdisciplinary course brings together experts in education, veterinary medicine, animal science, pharmacy and counseling to provide a broad perspective on the field.”
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The talk, “Maiz y el Pais,” will consider how corn in Mexican culture is a symbol for autonomy and the dignified struggle for a better world.
Yes, he’s done great research. Yes, he’s won national awards. But above all: “His high level of productivity never interferes with his humanness,” said Phyllis Erdman, College of Education executive associate dean for academic affairs.
Found at www.education.wsu.edu/journal, it is intended to translate academic and research writings into brief, easy-to-understand synopses for non-academic audiences.
The College of Education’s Clearinghouse on Native Teaching and Learning will host a viewing today, at 3:00 p.m. in Cleveland 27B, of the 12th Annual Brown Lecture, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association. This year’s lecture is titled Indigenous Pathways Toward Justice.
But her path to teaching rockstardom was basically finished before it began – until it met a rebirth.
The grant will fund the Teacher Preparation Student Support Services project, serving 140 participants each year for five years. It will provide the students opportunities for academic development, assistance with college requirements, and motivation toward the successful completion of their degrees.
The biggest challenge, depending who you ask, is a network TV deal that is at least somewhat on par with the other three major leagues; at least according to the league and the owners. The current US TV network deal with NBC signed in 2011 is worth $2 billion over 10 years. As a comparison...
“STEM education will not only help people find work in the 21st century, but will also help them deal with living conditions in the 21st century,” Nelson said.
The book’s milestone also marks one for Parkay: the educational leadership professor in the Washington State University College of Education will retire at the end of the semester.
His research interests lie in the intersection of sport, mass media, consumption habits and identity-laden content.
The award for Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology recognizes a publication for quality, originality and potential impact.
The event will take place during the week at more than 250 science and children’s museums across the country. See http://www.nisenet.org/nanodays for more information.
Brenda Barrio won the annual award from the Division of International Special Education & Services (DISES). Students are eligible for two years beyond graduation.
Approximately 300 teachers and administrators attended the statewide professional learning team conferences where Gotch, a clinical assistant professor in the WSU College of Education, spoke in February and March.
Cameron Foster is co-founder and managing director of REIGN Foster & Easley Sports Management Group, which represents professional athletes including former Seattle Seahawks Benson Mayowa and Korey Toomer and former WSU football players Jeff Tuel, Deone Bucannon and Marquess Wilson. The company recently celebrated 25 years in business.
The college’s Nichols Mitchell Faculty Fellowship awards $12,500 per year to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in both research and the classroom and who has an active research program that aligns with both college and university strategic plans.
The free, public event will demonstrate the potential that music, literature and art have for enriching teaching and learning. Among other guests, the event will feature national award-winning slam poet Anthony C. Rucker as host and a reading by author Mary Weems exploring socioeconomic and racial topics.
Laurie “Lali” McCubbin, College of Education, received a 2015 “Shining Star” award from the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) at its recent biennial meeting. The summit gathers multicultural scholars and professionals from different divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Students who attend will see a free showing of the movie “Finding Forrester” – about an inner-city kid at a prestigious New York prep school who overcomes prejudice to pursue his dreams. Participants will get free concessions and receive a free pass for an upcoming film. Space is limited; sign up at http://education.wp.wsu.edu/ftoc/.
“Her teaching, scholarship and service combine the rigor and profundity of a seasoned scholar and the commitment of those who battle for the rights of a voiceless and invisible population, particularly girls and young women,” said Gisela Ernst-Slavit, associate dean of the WSU College of Education.
It will be the second straight year the college has had a program in South Korea. It will be the first time for Costa Rica. And, notwithstanding a long history of collaboration and initiatives with Japan, it will also be the first study abroad program to that country.
- Dec. 4 Dec 5: Student research into health, exercise on display
- Nov. 12 Redone Native American center hosts open house
- Oct. 27 Nov 4: International expert considers sports ethics
- Oct. 17 COE dean publishes new book
- Oct. 3 Non-technical, indigenous journal solicits manuscripts
- Oct. 2 Student hopes to boost elementary learning with technology
- Sept. 25 WSU gets grant to grow family engagement in education
- Sept. 23 Student leaders focus on expanding opportunity, diversity
- Sept. 18 Video games could dramatically streamline education research
- Sept. 12 Researchers seek better ways to measure teacher effectiveness
- Sept. 8 Ombudsman, sport management professor accepts new role
- Aug. 26 Human-animal interaction expert named national chair
- Aug. 12 Through Oct. 6: Virtual 5K raises funds for research
- July 19 WSU, UW Bothell team up on special education program
- July 15 Aug. 7, 13: Info meetings on teacher certification support
- July 10 Survey: Improve teaching experience to improve learning
- June 26 WSU collaborates on grant to ease Spokane dropout rate
- June 19 Education professor cycles to help autistic students learn
- June 18 WSU senior’s children’s book wins Kromann Book Award
- June 17 Ceremonial PTSD therapies favored by Native American veterans
- June 9 WSU to host 10th annual tribal youth summer camp
- May 16 WSU program helps prepare teachers for real classrooms
- May 13 Sept. 25-26: Conference explores teaching with technology
- April 29 Advisor selected as national multicultural leader
- April 22 Planning a Fairer Education
- April 17 Education researcher named fellow of national consortium
- April 15 Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans
- April 14 Sport mgmt capstone fundraiser a major league success
- April 9 New Native ed leader seeks to develop training, curricula
- April 4 Senator to speak on future of K-12 education (April 16)
- March 26 Students engage as teachers focus on science inquiry
- March 12 Teachers of color effort grows to meet student, state needs
- March 7 Adesope recognized for early career education research
- Feb. 21 International students share cultures in college series
- Feb. 12 New minor matches kinesiology students with athletes
- Jan. 29 Holocaust museum representatives train future teachers
- Jan. 17 State’s top science. math teachers both WSU alumnae
- Jan. 16 Alumnus named head coach of Penn State football
- Jan. 6 Sport management offers study abroad in Korea
- Dec. 23, 2013 In the Media: Technology Trends for Teachers to Try in 2014
- Nov. 20, 2013 Education students teach third-graders about Internet safey
- Nov. 20, 2013 Teachers-to-be explore use of informal STEM resource
- Nov. 8, 2013 Globalization speakers announced; proposals sought
- Nov. 6, 2013 Speaker: Teacher evaluation better than assessment test
- Sept. 24, 2013 COE hosts Virtual 5K to support research
- Sept. 23, 2013 New faculty prepare for research, grant writing
- Sept. 16, 2013 COE professor leads concussion conference in Pullman
- Sept. 13, 2013 College of Education professors land science-teaching grant
- Sept. 12, 2013 Distinguished professor speaks at West Virginia University
- Aug. 28, 2013 Educational leadership expands to south Puget Sound
- Aug. 23, 2013 College taps diversity, international programs leader
- Aug. 21, 2013 Strong neck may not help against concussions
- April 2, 2013 Mike Trevisan named dean at College of Education
- Feb. 6, 2013 Prof part of multi-state math ed research
- Feb. 4, 2013 Partnership strengthens academy, WSU Spokane
- Feb. 1, 2013 Researcher questions proposal to end online schooling for young students
- Jan. 22, 2013 Policy expert, filmmaker to highlight Globalization Conference
- Jan 18, 2013 Students aim high, tailor ropes course to teachers
- Jan. 14, 2013 Tri-Cities education prof wins Distinguished Service Award
- Jan. 8, 2013 Development staffer Chrissy Shelton wins Rising Star Award
- Dec. 17, 2012 Research helps teachers improve online learning
- Dec. 12, 2012 Op-ed: How to get Washington’s charter schools right
- Dec. 4, 2012 Mike Trevisan named interim dean of College of Education
- Dec. 1, 2012 WSU College of Education dean to step down in January
- Nov. 27, 2012 Dean Rud accepts endowed professorship
- Nov. 14, 2012 Faculty Senate OKs creation of Mestizo and Indigenous Center
- Nov. 1, 2012 WSU Vancouver professor explores new methods for qualitative research
- Oct, 31, 2012 Prof to share English-language teaching methods in Turkey
- Oct. 24, 2012 Study: Elevator or stairs?
- Oct. 22, 2012 ‘Academic Motherhood’ grabs national attention
- Oct. 10, 2012 Doctoral student contributes to crime encyclopedia
- Oct. 9, 2012 College of Education to host grad school info session
- Sept. 25, 2012 Education association gives critics choice award to dean’s book
- Sept. 12, 2012 Researcher works to improve Colombia education
- Sept. 6, 2012 Man on a mission: Serving the disadvantaged in Ecuador
- Aug. 31, 2012 College to present educator awards at homecoming
- Aug. 30, 2012 College of Ed. will show math teachers different ways of learning
- July 22, 2012 Smith named interim director of College of Education in Vancouver
- June 29, 2012 Teachers learn how to make math matter for students
- June 20, 2012 Graduate students help English language learners around the world
- June 19, 2012 Merger creates new page in library history
- June 13, 2012 WSU Libraries honor faculty member Barbara Ward
- May 24, 2012 Faculty Funding Awards support education research
- May 24, 2012 Interim co-chairs to lead Department of Teaching and Learning
- May 18, 2012 Jeannine Rogel retiring after 47 years of teaching
- May 11, 2012 Pasco woman to teach after graduating from WSU Tri-Cities
- May 10, 2012 WSU College of Education announces faculty, staff awards
- May 9, 2012 Interactive tech excites special education students, teacher
- May 4, 2012 Faculty member will lead principal evaluation effort
- May 3, 2012 STEM network wins grant to coordinate programs
- May 1, 2012 Seattle childhood inspires winning storybook
- April 17, 2012 WSU offers online master’s in sport management
- April 16, 2012 Employees remember Peter Harrington
- April 11, 2012 A better way to educate: Professor’s ideas gain traction
- April 5, 2012 Mother’s death adds impact to WSU breast cancer benefit
- March 27, 2012 WSU study confirms social value of working with horses
- March 22, 2012 College of Education plans kinesiology program changes
- March 20, 2012 WSU alumnus appointed new university librarian
- March 12, 2012 WSU Professor first recipient of new grant
- March 8, 2012 WSU to charge new fees for physical education courses
- March 6, 2012 Literacy expert receives first Mitchell Faculty Fellowship
- March 5, 2012 Video: A party with a purpose
- March 2, 2012 Community on board as program ignites interest in science
- Feb. 29, 2012 Student teacher uses rap lyrics as learning tool
- Feb. 23, 2012 Students’ raps convey life’s lessons
- Feb. 21, 2012 Book co-edited by WSU education dean explores reverence
- Feb. 21, 2012 Scholars discuss taking expertise to developing nations
- Feb. 20, 2012 Student group hosts book fair, Dr. Seuss party
- Feb. 10, 2012 Emeritus passionate about teaching science, engineering
- Feb. 9, 2012 Sponge-Bomb SmartyPants: Re-enactment teaches history
- Feb. 1, 2012 Local expert says gender inequality still exists
- Jan. 31, 2012 Lots of ‘moving parts’ in University Center plan
- Jan, 27, 2012 Justice gives educators front-row perspective on ruling
- Jan. 26, 2012 WSU sport law expert: Women’s athletics still under-resourced
- Jan. 18, 2012 Literacy expert’s booklist serves as civil rights primer
- Jan. 17, 2012 College of Ed boasts student Fulbright record
- Jan. 4, 2012 College credit sought for STEM courses
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