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WSU graduate student Megan McLean earns educator grantThe Washington State University College of Education has awarded a doctoral student a grant to help in her efforts to revitalize math, science, and technology education within her school. In addition to being a student in the mathematics and science education program, Megan McLean is also a teacher at Lewis and Clark High School in downtown Spokane and will receive the annual Ferrucci Distinguished Educator Award. The financial award covers project expenses in her efforts to transform the way students are assessed and graded, with a focus on providing meaningful feedback rather than deducting points.
College of Education appoints Eric Johnson as associate deanA Washington State University Tri-Cities faculty member has been named as the College of Education’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Eric Johnson, an English language learners professor, will begin his two-year term on Aug. 16 and will focus heavily on faculty and staff professional development aimed at fostering an inclusive and equitable educational environment within the college.
Globalization Conference returns this fallThe call for presenters is open for the College of Education’s 17th annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education (GDE) Conference, to be held Sept. 14–16 at Northern Quest Casino and Resort. This year’s theme is Kinship-in-Action with its challenge to examine what ‘kin’ is and its use as a verb. It will have a familiar sound to those who are actively taking part in WSU Common Reading Program’s current book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
A.G. Rud to head Philosophy of Education SocietyWashington State University Distinguished Professor A.G. Rud has been announced as the new president of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES), an international forum that promotes the philosophical treatment of educational practice, policy, and research.
Ola Kehinde earns major internshipWashington State University College of Education doctoral student Olasunkanmi (Ola) Kehinde has been awarded an internship with Educational Testing Services (ETS), one of the world’s largest educational testing and assessment organizations.
College of Education names outstanding faculty and staffWashington State University’s College of Education recognized outstanding faculty and staff at its semi-annual all-college meeting on April 27.
Six Smith Teaching and Learning grants awardedProposals from 13 Washington State University faculty working independently or in groups have been awarded six Smith Teaching and Learning grants for 2023–24. Faculty will use the awards to address equity gaps in student performance and experiential learning to help meet employment criteria. The awards will also help faculty eliminate differences in student achievement across multi-section courses. The College of Education has two faculty awardees: Sarah Ullrich-French from Kinesiology, and Andy Cagnetto from Science Education.
Teaching Academy inducts 32 new membersThe Teaching Academy at Washington State University added 32 new members to its membership roster at its first induction ceremony since 2020. These included two College of Education faculty members: Shameem Rakha and Jane Kelley.
College of Education reappoints Amir Gilmore as associate deanWashington State University College of Education’s Amir Gilmore has been reappointed as associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Gilmore, an assistant professor of the Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education program, will begin his second two-year term as associate dean and will focus heavily on student success and retention.
Cihan Demir gets internship with American Board of Internal MedicineA doctoral candidate with Washington State University’s College of Education has obtained a national internship with the Philadelphia-based American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
Cihan Demir, a doctoral student in the college’s Educational Psychology program, will spend two months in Philadelphia while completing his in-person internship.
Doctoral student Onur Ramazan awarded medical examiners internshipOnur Ramazan, an Educational Psychology doctoral candidate with WSU's College of Education, has secured a prestigious national internship with the Philadelphia-based National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dean Mike Trevisan announces his return to college facultyCollege of Education Dean Mike Trevisan, whose leadership since 2013 has substantially elevated the national profile of the college, will return to his faculty position as professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Educational Psychology at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year.
WSU hosting virtual symposium on how to be a productive scholarWashington State University will host an online symposium on how to be a productive scholar Thursday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The event will be hosted by WSU’s Office of the Provost and the College of Education.
The symposium will consist of advice on research and writing from academics who experienced early publishing success.
College of Education reappoints Sola Adesope as associate research deanWashington State University College of Education faculty member Sola Adesope has been reappointed as associate dean for research and external funding.
Adesope, a professor of educational psychology as well as the Boeing Distinguished Professor of STEM Education, will begin his second two-year term on July 1, 2023.
March 29: Three Minute Thesis returnsThree Minute Thesis (3MT) will return to Washington State University’s annual Showcase, on March 29 at 1 p.m. in The Spark Atrium. This year’s 3MT will also be streamed online. 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.
COE doctoral student James Asare, won last year’s contest, in which doctoral students present their research/scholarship in only three minutes.
Here’s why university faculties still have a diversity problemIn this Welcome to the Jungle article, College of Education faculty member Katherine Rodela, who serves as the college's associate dean for equity and inclusion (faculty and staff development), talks about enduring challenges that universities have in recruiting and retaining faculty of color. She shares some of her personal experience, as well as work being done in the college.
Athletic training professor earns fellowship postKasee Hildenbrand, a Washington State University athletic training faculty member, has received a distinguished fellowship from the National Academies of Practice (NAP).
“Earning this recognition continues to grow the inclusion of athletic training with other healthcare professions and allows me to connect with others who are also passionate about collaboration and how it leads to better patient outcomes,” said Hildenbrand, who is also an associate professor in the College of Education.
Amir Gilmore: ‘I want a broader view of Black history’WSU Pullman asked Amir Gilmore to talk about Black History Month: what it means to him, how he'd like to see Black history taught in the United States, and what he thinks is important for people to know about Black history.
Educational leadership faculty member wins emerging scholar awardThe College of Education's Jeff Walls has been given an emerging scholar award from the Journal of Professional Capital and Community.
The journal’s editorial board gave Walls, an associate professor of educational leadership in the College of Education, its Michael Fullan Emerging Scholar in Professional Capital and Community recognition.
Students win conference poster sessionA pair of doctoral students in Washington State University’s College of Education won first place in the poster session of a national conference advocating for people with disabilities.
Katie Abrams and Kathryn Sheridan-Steifel, both special education doctoral students, shared their findings at the TASH Conference in Phoenix on Dec. 1–3.
Kineisology program among those hailed for top assessment effortsNine Washington State University bachelor’s-degree programs from five colleges have been recognized for outstanding assessment of student learning that helped guide changes to undergraduate curriculum or instruction. That included our Kinesiology program.
Trust in experts, media literacy connected to COVID‑19 vaccine intentionAn early pandemic survey found that respondents’ intentions to receive COVID-19 vaccines were linked more to their media literacy and opinion of health experts than knowledge of the virus or previous vaccination behavior.
Partnership uses simulation to help prepare athletic trainersA partnership between two WSU colleges is ensuring athletic training students are prepared for the most difficult moments in their profession. For the past four years, the College of Veterinary Medicine, through its Simulation-Based Education program, has collaborated with the College of Education to provide case-based simulations to athletic training students. The College of Veterinary Medicine’s simulation program is the first and only in veterinary medicine accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
Pair of WSU alumnae earn educator award grantsThe Washington State University College of Education has given two teachers its Ferrucci Distinguished Educator Award.
Melissa Pearcy and Sarah Movius were both recognized for their work as outstanding K-12 science, mathematics, or technology educators.
Faculty member elected as director of National Athletic Trainers AssociationWashington State University Associate Professor Kasee Hildenbrand has been elected to serve the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) as its District 10 director, comprised of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington state.
It is expected that Hildenbrand, who has been with the College of Education’s athletic training program since 2006, will serve five years in the post, until June 2027. She’ll then be expected to serve five more as past director.
New $2.9 million NSF grant to improve middle school mathThe National Science Foundation has given $2.9 million to a multi-university research team, including Washington State University, to improve how middle school mathematics teachers understand and apply their curriculum.
College of Education Professor Amy Roth McDuffie is helping lead WSU’s portion of the project, for which its four-year funding allotment is $475,898.
WSU special education online master’s ranks top in the Pacific NorthwestThe WSU College of Education’s special education program has been ranked by University HQ as the best in the Pacific Northwest. That includes 22nd nationally, and among Pac-12 institutions, WSU trailed only the University of Arizona and Arizona State University.
With a focus on renowned faculty, course offerings, and adaptability, the program does a good job of accommodating students wherever they’re located while still offering top-flight faculty, according to Marcus Poppen, an associate professor of special education at WSU
Pandemic did not weaken student trust in higher education overallDespite major COVID-19 disruptions, a survey study involving more than 8,300 students at 29 colleges and universities revealed that most maintained their trust in their institutions, at least in the early pandemic months. “There is a tension between ensuring campus safety on the one hand and being mindful of the vulnerabilities that students may have on the other,” said lead author Shannon Calderone, an assistant professor of educational leadership at Washington State University Tri-Cities campus. “We can learn from these experiences, but on the whole, many institutions were responsive in terms of making decisions and acting on them.”
State school leader to give keynote at Fall Education SummitWashington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal will headline this year’s Fall Education Summit, held Saturday, Oct. 15, at WSU Tri‑Cities.
As an elected official, Reykdal leads the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Reykdal, a 1994 alumnus of WSU’s College of Education, took office in 2017.
Seahawks rank high on list of top 25 most innovative teams in worldFrom KOMO TV: Out of more than 230 teams around the globe, the Seahawks finished #18 this year on the list of the Top 25 Most Innovative Teams in the World. That’s the highest ranking for an “NFL” franchise.
"When we think about innovation, we immediately go to something that’s feasible. So, newer stadiums, big screens, and these little technologies that they use. But now – if you look at these 3 categories that they seem to think is important – it’s more software-driven," said Yong Chae Rhee, associate professor at Washington State University's College of Education.
WSU Alumna earns prestigious awardA recent WSU College of Education Ph.D. graduate, Anwar Alsalamah, was given the Pat Sitlington Emerging Researcher Award by Council for Exceptional Children for her research.
She earned the honor thanks to her dissertation which highlighted the unique experiences of 17 women who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and are attending higher education institutions in Saudi Arabia.
Student wins prestigious golf scholarshipSport Management graduate student Gabrielle Charles had the experience of a lifetime, participating in the 2022 U.S. Open as part of the newly established Lee Elder Internship.
In partnership with the United States Golf Association (USGA) and The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. where the U.S. Open took place, the internship was designed to introduce under-represented youth to the game while also presenting golf’s various career pathways.
First Transformational Change Initiative grants to support four projectsWashington State University faculty have been awarded the university’s inaugural Transformational Change Initiative (TCI) grants for advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) to advance teaching and learning systemwide.
This includes projects from Regents Professor Joy Egbert and Associate Professor Don McMahon.
WSU Grad earns ScholarshipA recent Washington State University graduate student has been awarded a scholarship from the Sports Ecology Group for work he did in his studies.
From class project to social dialogueThree Washington State University Vancouver students decided to transform a College of Education class assessment into an impactful educational tool for students, teachers, and parents.
Thomas Duncan, Annabelle Petty, and Jamie Rollerson developed a podcast surrounding the topic of culturally- and linguistically-responsive pedagogy (CLR) as an alternative to a conventional class assessment or test.
Alumnus wins new teacher of the year awardA Washington State University alumnus has been crowned new teacher of the year within his Virginia school district.
William Pitzer, a social studies teacher at North Stafford High School in Stafford, Virginia graduated from WSU in 2021. Pitzer, a Pullman native, spent time student teaching at Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland, WA prior to moving to Virginia.
Ask the Experts: Hockey-nomicsFor a closer look at the business of professional hockey, WalletHub posed a variety of questions to a panel of hockey experts. That included associate professor emeritus John Wong.
WSU to manage all medical data for World Triathlon and IRONMANThanks to the first partnership of its kind with both World Triathlon and IRONMAN, a Washington State University faculty member and an orthopedic surgeon in Colfax, Wash. are now the official curators of all medical data from the two organizations.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology Christopher Connolly, and Dr. W. Douglas B. Hiller of Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics have entered an official collaboration with the two groups, aiming to make the sport of triathlon safer than it’s ever been.
Nine faculty selected to receive seed grantsThe Office of Research has awarded nine faculty with 2022 New Faculty Seed Grants.
The grant program provides support for junior faculty to develop research, scholarly, or creative programs that lead to sustained professional development and extramural funding. Among these nine recipients were our college's own Shikha Prashad and Jeff Walls
College of Education names outstanding faculty and staffWashington State University’s College of Education recognized outstanding faculty and staff at its semi-annual all-college meeting on May 11, held virtually.
Akmal named 2022 outstanding department chairTariq Akmal has been named Washington State University’s outstanding department chair for 2022.
Akmal, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education, has been the chair of the Teaching and Learning Department since 2016, and an interim in the role since 2015.
Higheagle Strong named first systemwide tribal liaison to the presidentAfter more than three years of serving as executive director for tribal relations primarily focused on the Pullman campus, Educational Psychology Assistant Professor Zoe Higheagle Strong is taking on broader, systemwide responsibilities and coordination of tribal relations and Native American programs and initiatives.
Higheagle Strong became WSU’s first-ever vice provost for Native American relations and programs and tribal liaison to the university president on April 15.
Kinesiology professor elected to national organization boardKinesiology professor Anne Cox has been elected as president-elect to the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPA).
Cox, who said she has been a member, and involved with NASPA, for about 20 years, since she was a doctoral student at Purdue University, said not only does the organization focus on exercise psychology motor control and motor learning, as well as motor development, but it also has a heavy research focus.
WSU announces Smith Teaching and Learning Grant recipients for 2022Five Washington State University faculty proposals for Smith Teaching and Learning Grant awards have been approved for funding. That included a project for Professor Joy Egbert.
Projects this year were sought that address WSU’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA), and focus on specific areas that improve student learning through innovative practices.
Spring Sport Management Capstone eventsSix Sport Management student groups hosted successful fundraising events benefiting organizations of their choosing as part of their capstone course.
Graduate School names fellowship awardeesTwo College of Education PhD candidates have been awarded the Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship, which will allow them to focus on their dissertations and research.
Social justice advocates of the year namedWashington State University Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Jenny Zambrano and College of Education doctoral student James Asare are the first Cougs to receive the new Elson and Carmento Floyd & William and Felicia Gaskins Social Justice Advocate of the Year Award.
Three Minute Thesis crowns its 2022 winnerJames Asare from the College of Education has won Washington State University’s 2022 Three Minute Thesis (3MT). Asare, from the Mathematics and Science Education program, became the College of Education’s first-ever overall winner with his presentation about boundary gerrymandering and its effects on public schools.
MLK Spirit Awards celebrate service and social justice workNine Washington State University faculty, staff, and students as well as two student organizations are being honored for their distinguished service and commitment to community, equity, and social justice at WSU and beyond. These nine individual winners include two from the College of Education: James Asare, doctoral student in Mathematics and Science Education; and Mei Lin, graphic designer.
Master's student wins poster competitionA College of Education graduate student has won first place among student poster presentations at the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities annual conference. Kelley Wilds, a curriculum and instruction graduate student, presented the development of a sexual education curriculum map for the WSU ROAR program. The sexual education curriculum Wilds, a WSU ROAR team member, highlighted is two years long and includes a broad range of subject matter.
Professor: Everyone must feel valuedMoscow-Pullman Daily News: If America really envisions itself as a post-racial country that values diversity, it needs to work harder to make sure everyone feels valued. This is one of the lessons Washington State University Assistant Professor Amir Gilmore discussed during his presentation to the League of Women Voters of Pullman on Thursday. Gilmore is a professor of Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education.
Doctoral student wins national fellowshipOla Kehinde, a student in the educational psychology program, was awarded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fellowship for Minoritized Professionals in Educational Measurement, the goal of which is to increase representation of minorities in the field.
The fellowship is awarded to doctoral students from Black, Brown, and Indigenous groups studying educational measurement or a related field of study.
Math and Science Ed student wins travel scholarshipDoctoral student Johana Thomas Zapata has received a travel scholarship to the annual Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) conference.
The conference will be held Feb. 10-12 in Henderson, Nevada and Thomas Zapata, who is in the college’s Mathematics and Science Education program, is one of only four across the world to receive the Susan Gay Graduate Student Conference Travel Scholarship.
WSU graduate student wins Science Coalition student video challengeGraduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at Science Coalition member institutions were asked to create a video explaining their personal connection to fundamental research and why Congress should continue to invest in the partnership between federal research agencies and their university counterparts. Our own Melissa Pearcy, a Ph.D. student in the Mathematics and Science Education program, won honorable mention.
Sport Management capstone events raise money for charitySport management students hope that letting people build their own cardboard boat or giving them the chance to scream down the hill on a giant ice block will be a money-maker. Four separate sport management student groups will host fundraising events in Pullman as part of their capstone course. The Sport Management 489 course, Theory and Application in Sports Event Management, includes an annual project that student groups arrange and execute to benefit a cause of their choosing. Students complete the capstone course as seniors in the final semesters of their degree program.
WSU ROAR student featuredEzra Czechowski is a second year student in WSU's ROAR program. Ezra was featured on the Think College National Coordinating Center, a sector of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Fall research conversation series beginsThe WSU College of Education’s annual Research Conversation series returns for the fall semester, beginning Sept. 30 at 12:10 p.m. via Zoom. The series features research presentations from college faculty. The series’ first guess, Johnny Lupinacci, is an associate professor of cultural studies and social thought in education. Lupinacci’s research focuses on harmful behaviors that are inherited from Western culture and fostered through schools and how educational leaders and researchers come to recognize these.
Seattle Times: What do Washington students learn about 9/11?Here and across the country, lessons about America’s actions on and after 9/11 are left up to individual teachers and schools. In Washington state, there is no requirement to teach about the war on terror. “We underteach this event across the board,” said Johnny Lupinacci, an associate professor at Washington State University who instructs aspiring elementary school teachers. “I think leading up to 9/11 — there is a lot of remembrance and celebration honoring heroes. I don’t want to make that wrong, but it tends to tip the scales and confuse young learners about what was actually a complex time. I always urge teachers to remember … to find diverse representations of voices here and internationally.”
Forbes: It’s Not Just Conservative Students Who Are Scared To Speak Out On Campus"More than half of college students regularly hold back on expressing their views on campus for fear of the potential consequences. But, contrary to the stereotype of universities as hotbeds of militant liberalism, it is not just conservatives who are scared to speak out: students across the political spectrum worry about what will happen if they share their views." Our own Johnny Lupinacci weighs in on the classroom experience and setting an environment that is safe to express opinion in a respectful, thoughtful way.
Education advocates honoredGlenys Hill and Gay Selby have been selected to receive the College of Education’s Advocate for Education award. The annual recognition is given to individuals or organizations who have shown significant commitment and contributions to the field of education. Generally, the award is given as part of the college’s Scholarship and Excellence banquet, in conjunction with WSU’s homecoming. However, due to the global pandemic, this year’s award was presented to Selby and Hill at a luncheon in Vancouver on August 24.
Intelligent.com: Half of college students surveyed fear expressing their ideas in classrooms"In the U.S., colleges have long been considered havens for liberal political and social views, to the point where those with more conservative viewpoints feel unwelcome or threatened. However, our recent study demonstrates that students from both sides of the aisle have concerns about expressing their views on political and social issues in the classroom." Our own Johnny Lupinacci is quoted in this data story in multiple places.
New NSF grant to increase math teacher diversityA four-year, $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help Washington State University recruit and retain quality mathematics teachers from historically marginalized groups. The project is being led by Tariq Akmal, director of teacher education in the College of Education and chair of the college’s Department of Teaching and Learning.
Faculty named leaders, new members of Washington State Academy of SciencesThe Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) has named Washington State University faculty to hold the positions of incoming board president and three seats on the board. It also announced seven WSU faculty as new members of its 2021 class. Professor Brian French is one of those faculty members.
Two faculty named to equity leadership positionsContinuing its legacy of leadership in equity, diversity, and justice, the Washington State University College of Education has named two of its faculty members as associate deans of equity and inclusion. Katherine Rodela, an associate professor of educational leadership at WSU Vancouver, will have faculty and staff development as her primary focus. Amir Gilmore, an assistant professor of cultural studies and social thought in education at WSU Pullman, will have student success and retention as his primary focus. Both will join the college’s leadership team and have a college-wide focus, despite their respective locations.
Five faculty receive inaugural awards from WSU President’s Teaching AcademyThe Washington State University President’s Teaching Academy has named five faculty members from five colleges as inaugural recipients of two prestigious awards.
Three received the Outstanding Publication in the Scholarship of Teaching in Higher Education Award, and two the Teaching Conference Registration Award. One of those is Anne Marie Guerrettaz, assistant professor of Language, Literacy, and Technology.
Sola Adesope named College of Education’s new associate research deanSola Adesope has been named the WSU College of Education’s new associate dean for research and external funding (ADR).
Adesope is a professor of educational psychology and his recent research focuses on the use of systematic reviews and meta-analyses for advancing evidence-based practices, the cognitive underpinnings of learning with computer-based multimedia resources, interactive concept maps and diagrams, and investigation of instructional principles and assessments in STEM domains.
Annual Bruya‑Wood Conference names winnersTwo kinesiology students, Hailey Bruce and Abigail Smith, were named the Bruya-Wood Conference grand prize winners with their presentation on “The Effects of Physical Exercise on Cognition for Stroke and TBI patients.”
Bruce and Smith are both aspiring physical therapists, so they wanted to combine their interest of modern physical therapy methods with neurological research advancements that may be overlooked.
Education faculty receives mid-career award for English and Bilingual learning researchYuliya Ardasheva, a faculty member at Washington State University Tri-Cities, has received one of two national Mid-Career Awards from the American Educational Research Association’s Second Language Research Special Interest Group.
Ardasheva is an associate professor within the College of Education, where she focuses her research on English/Bilingual learners’ language and academic development. The awards committee were impressed with Ardasheva’s “robust and coherent research portfolio.”
Taking short breaks between tasks helps develop new motor skillsTaking short breaks when learning a new skill can help someone better learn the task they are practicing, according to a new study published in the Journal of Motor Learning and Development.
Shikha Prashad, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Washington State University’s College of Education, as well as the director of the college’s Cognitive Motor Neuroscience Lab, is leading a team determining the underlying processes that occur when learning motor skills.
College of Education professor selected for national mathematics committeeA Washington State University College of Education professor has been invited to be a part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics Standing Committee.
Professor of mathematics education Amy Roth McDuffie accepted a two-year appointment to the committee to develop the 2026 NAEP assessment.
College of Education names outstanding faculty and staffWashington State University’s College of Education recognized outstanding faculty and staff at its semi-annual all-college meeting on May 4, held virtually.
Annual Methods Workshop to Feature Tenko RaykovWashington State University’s Learning Performance Research Center (LPRC) will host its eighth annual Methods Workshop virtually on May 12. This year’s presenter will be Tenko Raykov, a professor of quantitative methods in the graduate program in measurement and quantitative methods at Michigan State University.
Chancellor's Award for Advancing EquityKatherine Rodela has won the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Equity honors a faculty or staff member for excellence in contributing to a community of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at WSU Vancouver. The award recognizes the individual for helping to infuse equity-mindedness throughout the campus and/or helping to build and maintain a safe, welcoming campus environment.
National Science Foundation grant to help improve student success in life sciencesA Washington State University research team has been awarded a three-year, $515,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to improve teacher ability to support student success across all life sciences. The team is led by assistant educational psychology professor Chad Gotch and is part of the NSF’s Discovery Research PreK-12 program, meant to support STEM education research and innovations.
Educational psychology doctoral student awarded prestigious internshipAn educational psychology doctoral student in Washington State University’s College of Education has been awarded a prestigious summer internship at the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA). It’s not the first time one of the college’s doctoral students has been selected for this internship. That’s why Thao Vo decided to apply. Associate Dean for Research and External Funding Brian French, also one of Vo’s mentors, said that, just like Vo’s predecessors, she was uniquely suited for this opportunity.
Kinesiology student finds career path through internsipErick recently graduated from the College of Education with a Kinesiology degree and is currently working in Pullman as the YMCA’s Athletics/Site Coordinator. He also coaches middle school football, basketball, and track and field. When Erick came to Washington State University, he chose his major based in his interest in the human body and exercising.
WSU doctoral student receives fellowship to work on social, educational policyWashington State University doctoral student Jose Riera will use his passion of language and linguistics to help shift educational policy in Nashville, Tennessee this summer thanks to an Urban Leaders Fellowship. The nonprofit Urban Leaders Fellowship is a seven-week program that allows fellows to work with elected officials to advance policy and make an impact in communities across the country. In 2021, 135 fellowship recipients were selected out of an application pool of 1600.
WSU study shows lack of college trust among students of colorStudents of color trust colleges and college leadership less compared to their white peers, according to a national study developed by education researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Indiana University. The researchers’ results showed campus leaders were the least trusted among college personnel. Approximately 29% of first-year Black students said they did not trust their college leaders, while 16% of non-Black first-year students said the same.
Sport Management Alumni Features — RecreationMany students want to work for professional franchises like the Seattle Seahawks or the Portland Trailblazers. A segment of sport management that is often overlooked is recreation. With recreation opportunities in every college and city, there are many jobs to be claimed by sport management graduates. Careers in recreation offer a good work-life balance, opportunities to spend time outdoors and doing something good for one’s community. We asked some alumni of our Sport Management program to share their experiences working in recreation.
Three Minute Thesis crowns 2021 winnerThe format was different but the excitement was the same. In the end, Grant Ely from the College of Nursing won Washington State University’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) which took place on March 24.
Due to COVID-related safety precautions, 3MT did not take place in person, which it normally does, but rather was streamed on Northwest Public Broadcasting, broadening the number of people able to view the competition.
New AFTOC AmbassadorsThe Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color elected two new student ambassadors this semester. Christianna Lapine and Talia Sampson are working this semester to recruit and support fellow students.
Through various meetings, workshops and conferences, AFTOC aims to bring awareness and create diversity in the field of teaching.
Three Minute Thesis returnsThree Minute Thesis (3MT) is going primetime. The Washington State University Showcase event will be broadcast—and streamed online—by Northwest Public Broadcasting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24.
This marks the seventh year at WSU for 3MT, where doctoral students present their research/scholarship concisely—in no more than three minutes—to a non-specialist audience.
Student teacher brings the music to his studentsJackson Bores was a high school student teacher last semester and was faced with the challenge of providing a music education virtually. Bores put on a virtual concert that allowed his students to experience all the joys of music education.
Student Teachers Thrive Through COVID-19Student teachers in Washington State University’s College of Education passed the state’s teacher certification assessment at a higher rate than normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic made the edTPA assessment more difficult, but WSU student teachers rose to the challenge.
During fall semester, 95% of the college’s 89 student teachers passed the assessment.
Student Spotlight: Will MillickAs COVID-19 shut down the world and brought a new reality, many people would dwell on the things that were lost. Will Millick was not one of those people, Will took it as an opportunity to adapt and thrive in this new reality. Will is a senior in Washington State University’s College of Education pursuing a degree in sports management. He plans to graduate in May and have a long career in sports.
Student Spotlight: Kendra CooperThere is nothing quite like the roar of the crowd in Martin Stadium on Cougar Football Saturday as fans from all over cheer on the Cougs. For Kendra Cooper, she is working tirelessly on the sidelines to keep the players healthy and playing the sport that they love. Cooper is a senior at Washington State University studying athletic training through the College of Education.
Student teachers overcome COVID-related struggles and excelBrooke Jackson is just one student with Washington State University's College of Education who has to do her student teaching. During a pandemic. Without getting to be in an actual classroom. As hard as this is, these student teachers are passing the state mandated assessment at a rate even higher than normal. The News Tribune highlights one of our students, as well as talks to our Field Services director.
Faculty recognized nationally for special education dissertationThe Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has awarded a WSU College of Education faculty member with this year’s Student Research Award in Single Case Research Design Methods.
Holly Whittenburg is completing her first semester as an assistant professor of special education. The CEC’s Division for Research gives out awards for high-quality undergraduate or graduate student research studies. Whittenburg’s award was for her dissertation study while a student at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Student Spotlight: Noah Fitzgerald ThomasNoah Fitzgerald Thomas has had one of the coolest, most amazing college experiences ever. He is in year four of a five year Athletic Training program that includes both bachelor's and master's degree. Spring 2022 will mark the last semester of an incredible college career for Noah. His time at WSU has been filled with iconic moments such as storming the field at Martin Stadium, being a part of the Chair Squad and finding the path to his future career.
New kinesiology master’s program provides opportunities for studentsHolly Curry is using her expertise in movement and sport science to develop an online physical activity program for kids.
The program she is developing is an integral component of the Washington State University College of Education’s new Kinesiology Graduate Program, which was recently approved by the WSU Board of Regents.
Team receives special education state contractThe Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation has awarded a two-year, $300,000 service contract to a Washington State University special education team from the College of Education.
The service contract for data collection is an effort to help students, who receive special education services from schools, transition to both the workforce and adult life in general.
College of Education dean named chair‑elect of education policy groupMike Trevisan, dean of the Washington State University College of Education, has been named chair-elect of the International Society for Policy Research and Evaluation in School-Based Counseling (ISPRESC).
Trevisan won a three-person election to join the ISPRESC Executive Council, which promotes access to high-quality school-based counseling services worldwide to help children have the best educational experience possible.
Graduate assistant wins WSU dissertation fellowshipDavid Alpizar, a graduate assistant in the College of Education won the WSU Dissertation Fellowship, where he will get to spend the year working exclusively on his dissertation.
The fellowship gives a senior level doctoral candidate the opportunity to work on their dissertation exclusively, without other commitments that are typical of a doctoral candidate.
Dante's Deals: Vintage Store OpensSince his arrival at Washington State University as a freshman, the owner of vintage clothing store at Dante's Deals has poured whatever spare time he had into growing his business.
Between majoring in sport management at WSU, work-ing for the university’s athlet-ic department and refereeing three high school sports, Dante Ludlow still found the time to take a lucrative hobby and transform it into an online and brick-and-mortar store located in Pullman.
Alumna wins big with educator of the year awardFor the next year, high school teacher and WSU alumna Tori Sharpe will be living mortgage free. That’s because she has been named high school educator of the year by OnPoint Community Credit Union, headquartered in Portland.
Along with having her mortgage paid for for a year, Skyview High School in Vancouver, Wash. where Sharpe teaches, will receive a $2,500 donation for resources and supplies.
Preventing farmer suicideA new $7 million Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture will expand the farmer suicide prevention work done by Washington State University Extension to 13 western states and four U.S. territories.
The Learning and Performance Research Center, led by Brian French, will be assisting with research and evaluation components of the project.
Two WSU faculty win Society of Professors of Education’s outstanding book awardA.G Rud and Sola Adesope won the Society of Professors of Education's Outstanding Book Award with their book Contemporary Technologies in Education: Maximizing Student Engagement, Motivation and Learning Published by Palgrave McMillan.
Two WSU Tri‑Cities faculty to serve on national science education boardTwo College of Education faculty members at WSU Tri-Cities have been elected to serve as Association of Science Teacher Education (ASTE) board members.
Judy Morrison and Jonah Firestone both teach and research science education, aligning them well with ASTE, one of only two science education organizations in the country that focuses on research for science teaching.
Cowan de Wolf and Stinger Receive Pac-12 Postgrad ScholarshipSAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference announced Monday that Washington State rower Ella Cowan de Wolf and WSU distance runner Desi Stinger have been named recipients of the Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Stinger is a Sport Management graduate.
A lost generation of school kids because of COVID-19? Not so fast, education experts sayFrom the News Tribune: Our own Teaching & Learning Department Chair Tariq Akmal is cited in this article about the struggles that young school children face, yet the hope that still exists for them moving forward.
Award to help schools be even more caringIn the process of focusing on students’ academic success, teachers, administrators and other school employees may lose sight of the sense of belonging and feeling cared for that form the base of students’ wellbeing.
Now, with help of an award from the American Educational Research Association, a faculty member from Washington State University Spokane is working with the Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101 (NEWESD) to buck that trend in K-12th graders in Eastern Washington.
Bond between humans and dogs strengthened by COVID-19COVID-19 is bringing people together with their four-legged friends like never before, according to a survey led in part by a Washington State University human-animal interaction expert.
Phyllis Erdman, a professor in the WSU College of Education, and a team of collaborators from Colorado State University, the University of San Francisco and Palo Alto University, conducted a large survey of dog owners to find out how social isolation and other stressors associated with COVID-19 are influencing the bond between people and their pets.
Education professor joins group aiming to transform STEM education in AfricaSola Adesope has long been dedicated to Washington State University’s land grant mission of extending knowledge to the local community, the state, and around the world. He’s thrilled to be joining a project that presents opportunities to showcase work at WSU in his native Nigeria and across Africa.
Adesope, Boeing Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, was recently invited to join the Africa Center of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education. The 12-member international scientific advisory board is composed of prolific scholars from around the world and is tasked with providing research direction for training the next generation of STEM education across Africa.
Education faculty awarded NSF grant to help high schoolers prep for STEM careersRICHLAND, Wash. –Washington State University Tri-Cities education faculty are part of a new, $2.85 million National Science Foundation grant to develop curriculum and hands-on projects with local high schools that use geospatial technologies to improve STEM literacy and access to the STEM workforce. The four-year project is a collaboration between WSU, Lehigh University and Texas Christian University.
McNeill finds familismo-like bonds through CLFSABrian McNeill’s supportive colleagues and a passion for his work keep him going strong as he enters his 30th year at WSU.
A founding member of the Chicanx Latinx Faculty Staff Association (CLFSA), McNeill is a professor in the College of Education who had led the counseling psychology program, but the program is being phased out. He’s poured his energy into research on migrant farm workers in Washington and issues affecting Mexican Americans in general, studying the resilience they display in the face of so many obstacles.
STEM education researchers part of $1.3 million NSF projectTo increase the retention and effectiveness of STEM teachers, a team of researchers from multiple universities, including Washington State University, has been awarded almost $1.3 million by the National Science Foundation.
Amy Roth McDuffie from WSU Pullman, and David Slavit from WSU Vancouver, both professors of mathematics education, are part of the American Institutes for Research project that is examining the attributes of potential STEM teachers in order to better predict later retention and success.
The College of Education names outstanding faculty and staffWashington State University’s College of Education recognized outstanding faculty and staff at its semi-annual all-college meeting on May 7, held virtually this time.
WSUV faculty pivots to COVID-19 related researchVANCOUVER — Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV) staff had less than a week to make the transition to online learning when COVID-19 shut down the remaining school year. Not only did faculty make the switch, they also joined the fight.
One of those faculty, cited in this ClarkCountyToday.Com article, is Katherine Rodela.
Alumna recognized as finalist for prestigious awardCollege of Education alumni Kathy Garneau has been announced as a finalist for the 2020 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in the state of Illinois.
Garneau started like so many WSU Elementary Education students. She was a freshman in the class of 1990 and knew right from the start she was going to be an elementary school teacher. She graduated as an Elementary Education major with an emphasis in reading. But it didn’t take long before her calling and national recognition would come from work in the STEM field.
WSU Indigenous project featured in NSF STEM video showcaseWith Indigenous science curriculum development as its focus, a team of scholars from Washington State University has been included in this year’s NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Learning from Research and Practice, held May 5-12.
The annual event is funded by the National Science Foundation, and facilitated by TERC, a non-profit organization dedicated to innovation and creative problem solving in math and science education.
Grad, future teacher uses online learning to advantage amid COVID-19RICHLAND, Wash. – Veronica Romero had plans to walk with her peers at the Washington State University Tri-Cities commencement this spring. But like many others, those plans are postponed.
Like thousands of college students across the country, she also transitioned to online learning and had to forego the in-person classroom experiences that she enjoys as a future teacher.
WSU Board of Regents vote to establish two new degree programs during virtual meetingPULLMAN, Wash. — Members of the Washington State University Board of Regents voted to establish a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology degree as well as a Master of Science in Kinesiology degree during their virtual meeting May 8.
The new Viticulture and Enology degree program replaces the existing major offered under the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Plant Sciences degree. The new degree will be administered by the WSU Tri-Cities campus. The existing major program will be discontinued on the Pullman campus.
WSU Tri-Cities educators go low tech for high impactAs the novel coronavirus has required a heavy reliance on technology and access to online learning, educators at Washington State University Tri-Cities are encouraging K-12 students and their families to head the other direction, with a new series of low-tech teaching tips.
Each tip is printed on a flyer that also bears the message: “The little moments that make a big impact.” The flyers are designed as a quick resource for families in their role as educators to their homebound children.
Ways to make instructional videos more effectiveMost animated instructional videos in veterinary education are ineffective, according to research published in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
“From educational theory and research, we know that there are certain ways to design animations,” said co-researcher Kira Carbonneau, an assistant professor of educational psychology at Washington State University.
Students finding a new way to be togetherAt a time when seemingly everyone is forced to be apart, some doctoral students in Washington State University’s College of Education are making a concerted effort to feel more connected.
They’re calling their Zoom meet-up group “E-Togetherness” and are doing them three times a week, broken up as a “merienda,” a “coffee break,” and a game night.
Equity in math research places top three at research expoCollege of Education’s Melissa Graham won third place in the Arts and Education category at the 2020 GSPA Research Expo via Zoom. Her research focused on mathematics preservice teachers (PST’s) and their understanding of equity in the classroom.
Her research explains the connection between how a student’s personal life experiences has an impact on their ability to learn mathematics. She brought to light how teaching math can be a form of social justice for teachers.
Latinx ResiliencyFrom the Daily Evergreen: From fourth grade until 12th grade, it was normal for Gregorio to pick asparagus every morning before heading to school.
“It was a part of his life,” said Katherine Rodela, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Education.
Gregorio grew up in the Tri-Cities living with his parents who were farmworkers. Gregorio is one of the four participants in a study regarding Latinx school administrators and how their upbringings led them to the position they are in today.
Association for faculty women honors five outstanding graduate studentsThe Washington State University Association for Faculty Women (AFW) has awarded five graduate students for the highest level of scholarly achievement, service, leadership, and professional potential.
One of them is our own Lindsay Lightner.
WSU Tri-Cities launches new educational K-12 activities website, reading programFROM KNDO/KNDU (NBC) – In light of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order by Gov. Jay Inslee, as well as K-12 schools not returning to in-person learning throughout the state, Washington State University Tri-Cities launched a new website dedicated to educational children’s activities and a new reading program where kids virtually read along with WSU Tri-Cities faculty and can earn WSU prizes.
Sport Management capstone gets virtualDue to the novel coronavirus, a group of sport management students kept their annual fundraiser alive by going virtual, and ended up raising $2,247 for the Lauren McCluskey Foundation.
The group, as part of the Sport Management 489 capstone class, turned their planned 5K run into a “virtual 5K.” Each of the 69 participants tracked their runs on the UA MapMyRun mobile app between April 4-11. All money gathered by the project team was from runner entrance fees and a corresponding auction.
WSU Tri-Cities launches new educational activities websiteRICHLAND, Wash. – In light of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order by Gov. Jay Inslee, as well as K-12 schools not returning to in-person learning throughout the state, Washington State University Tri-Cities launched a new website dedicated to educational children’s activities and a new reading program where kids virtually read along with WSU Tri-Cities faculty and can earn WSU prizes.
Clinical assistant professor Sara Sorensen Petersen is quoted in this story.
2020 Kinesiology research conference will be held virtuallyA longstanding research conference designed specifically for undergraduate kinesiology students will still take place, but like many – if not most – other things, will be online.
The Bruya-Wood Undergraduate Research Conference will be held virtually from 2-4 p.m. on April 24. More information on the conference is available on the College of Education’s website.
Three Minute Thesis crowns its 2020 winnerIn a vastly different delivery method than normal, Ashley Vu has won this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) event.
This is the sixth year 3MT has taken place at the university level. Once again, the College of Education administered the event, and went to great lengths to make this event take place in the online sphere.
WSU Ph.D. student’s research leads to global recognitionHer research is starting to be known in places like Africa, where she was invited as a special guest speaker to the Global Lead International Conference on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Education and Migrations (GLF-CI 2020). This was to be held at the end of April at the University Felix Houphouet Boigny of Cocody-Abidjan, Ivory Coast. However, due to the novel coronavirus, this conference was put on hold.
Along with her global recognition, Medina’s work has won her the 2018 Dissertation Award in the Experimental category awarded by the International Institution for Qualitative Inquiry.
New research brings light to adversities Latinx school administrators faceNew results published in the Educational Administration Quarterly show Latinx educational leaders have a unique ability to understand social justice leadership, as well as support current and aspiring leaders of color who seek to promote equity in their own work.
Makes sense, since many have lived experience through childhoods and educational histories that are fraught with inequity.
How much does cannabis actually affect the brain?A new grant from Washington State University is helping scientists dive deeper into the issue of how cannabis affects the brain and cognition. The research could help determine if the associated risks of cannabis warrant intervention strategies or changes in public health and policy surrounding cannabis use.
Showcase faculty, staff award winners announcedAnd the winners are….
The Office of the Provost has announced names of faculty and staff members who will be honored for their scholarly achievements and professional acumen at the 2020 Celebration of Excellence Banquet. This year's Faculty Diversity Award goes to our own Gisela Ernst-Slavit, at WSU Vancouver.
United States of AlienationFROM THE DAILY EVERGREEN: A professor from the University of Pittsburgh spoke about the often alienating experience Samoan athletes face during their journey in U.S. sports, a topic that has been at the center of some controversy at WSU.
“Sport is at its core competitive, but [Samoan culture] also stresses service, ‘what you give, you get back,’” Rob Ruck, professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, said.
ROAR opening new doors for studentsFEBRUARY 2020 PROVOST PERSPECTIVE: Four students in WSU’s groundbreaking ROAR program are set to walk across the commencement stage in May, when they’ll be beaming realizations of WSU’s land grant ideals of access and service.
‘Tropic of Football: The long and perilous journey of Samoans to the NFL’Samoans and football. It’s a pairing that is much more complex than a simple write‑up, but is, at the very least, fodder for discussion on any number of issues, such as diversity, over‑ and under‑representation in sport, the warrior image, stereotypes, and the role of money.
Removing barriers at WSU VancouversOn MLK Day, the At Home At School (AHAS) program hosted a teach-in on the WSU Vancouver campus. The focus was to on honor Martin Luther King Jr. by envisioning a future where the needs of an increasingly diverse society are met.
A series of workshops were scheduled throughout the day. They covered topics of poverty and homelessness, mental health, race and racism, and indigenous educational policy among many other social justice topics.
MLK award recipients recognized in equity and inclusionWashington State University has given out its Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Awards at its annual MLK Community Celebration. Two of these recipients are tied to the College of Education.
March 25: Three Minute Thesis returnsThree Minute Thesis (3MT) will return to Washington State University’s annual Showcase. This year’s 3MT will take place on Wednesday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. in the Spark Atrium. 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.
Sport Management hosts career fair at WSU EverettStudents getting to hear how things really work in the sport world highlighted Washington State University’s recent Sport Management Career Exposition Fair on the WSU Everett campus.
“We had a good turnout and an excellent roster or list of presenters who provided an inside glimpse into the day-to-day of sport management professionals,” Sport Management program chair Simon Licen said. “This included quite a few program alumni who reaffirmed the importance of lessons they had learned in class.”
Doctoral student wins competitive spot in national data workshopA doctoral student at Washington State University’s College of Education has won a competitive spot in a nationally-recognized data training workshop.
Ola Kehinde, an educational psychology student, was chosen by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), to attend its Data Training Workshop in Arlington, Virginia on Feb. 6-8.
Making college dreams possible for paraeducatorsRICHLAND, Wash. – The American Dream. It’s the phrase that Pasco High School teacher Esfeidy Guzman uses to describe the achievement of earning a bachelor’s degree in education and in starting her career as a full‑time teacher.
She is one of several dozen former paraeducators who are now teaching in local schools as a result of a program offered through Washington State University Tri‑Cities.
How Washington colleges are opening their doors to adults with intellectual disabilitiesFrom The Seattle Times: When you’re born into a “big Cougar family,” as Evan Henniger was, there’s a certain expectation that you’ll apply to Washington State University.
This expectation wasn’t a problem for Henniger, the second youngest of six. He wanted to attend the Pullman-based university “so badly,” his mom Lisa Henniger said. But for Evan, who is 21 and has Down syndrome, the path to WSU wasn’t clear.
Second consecutive year a WSU doctoral candidate is chosen for competitive fellowshipFor the second year in a row, a doctoral candidate in Washington State University’s College of Education has been chosen for one of 10 highly competitive annual fellowships. This time it was Roxanne Moore who is in the Mathematics and Science Education program.
Pullman elementary school hosts events to collaborate with WSU studentsStarting additional conversations in the community and promoting further collaboration between Washington State University’s College of Education and Pullman Public Schools is the idea behind the Learning and Performance Research Center’s (LPRC) family events at Sunnyside Elementary School.
Pullman Regional Hospital gives virtual reality research a shotLast flu season, 6-year-old Sydney Reese McMahon was worried when her parents told her it was time for her flu shot. Fortunately, her dad had an idea to help ease her anxieties.
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.
Vancouver Public Schools works to ease disciplinary inequitiesFrom The Columbian. Faculty member Katherine Rodela quoted. To advocates for marginalized children in Clark County, the news of Vancouver Public Schools’ unbalanced discipline rates was bittersweet. Vindicating, some said, but ultimately unsurprising.
Dr. Rodela's follow-up letter to the editor.
Back to his rootsSome kids want to grow up to play baseball or soccer, to be a doctor or lawyer, to be a police officer or firefighter. Not many folks are like Barry Warren. He always knew he wanted to be a school principal.
Steve Rasmussen named 2019 Advocate for EducationPULLMAN, Wash. – Steve Rasmussen’s proven record of going above and beyond to propel education for the state of Washington, as well as his lifetime advocacy for students, parents, and educators is why he has been named the WSU College of Education’s 2019 Advocate for Education.
Brian French named new chair of the Technical Advisory CommitteePULLMAN, Wash. – Brian French has been appointed as the chair of GRE Programs’ Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the next three years. As chair, French will lead TAC in carrying out its duties, serve as a member of the GRE Research Committee, and provide a TAC update at the GRE board meetings.
Helping Latinos get back to work after injuryPULLMAN, Wash. – Brian McNeill, a Washington State University professor, and his team, are collaborating with the state’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) to research how to overcome barriers Latinos have when returning to work after on-the-job injuries.
Brian French tabbed as new research and external funding assistant deanPULLMAN, Wash. – Brian French is the new associate dean for research and external funding in the College of Education. He succeeds Amy Roth McDuffie, from WSU Tri-Cities, who has served in the post since 2015.
“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.”
Improving technological literacy among educatorsTechnology can have a significant and positive impact in the classroom. But there’s a dilemma: Teachers not only need to get the technology into their classroom but they also need to learn to how effectively use it.
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.
Research approach to increase student retention in STEMFROM THE DAILY EVERGREEN: WSU faculty hopes to increase student retention in STEM using a research approach to ensure higher rates of involvement in resources and programs available to students. Olusola Adesope, Boeing distinguished professor of STEM education, said there are several reasons why students choose to leave STEM, like lack of engagement, low faculty interaction and lack of school connectedness.
Clark County students step up for first day of schoolFROM THE COLUMBIAN: (Maria) Garcia is a new fifth-grade teacher in Pioneer Elementary School’s dual-language immersion program, a blended class taught partly in Spanish, partly in English. She, along with thousands of students and teachers across Clark County, returned to class for the first day of school on Tuesday.
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.
K-12 teachers invited to check out Native American books at WSU Vancouver LibraryVANCOUVER, Wash. – Books by Native American authors intended for use by teachers in K-12 classrooms are now available at the WSU Vancouver Library.
Shameem Rakha, assistant professor of education at WSU Vancouver, coordinated the selection and purchase of the books.
Doctoral student wins $15,000 sisterhood scholarshipdoctoral student in Washington State University’s College of Education has received a $15,000 Scholar Award from the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Roxanne Moore, who is earning her Ph.D. in mathematics and science education, was sponsored by Pullman’s P.E.O. chapter.
Improving STEM student retentionSola Adesope is part of an interdisciplinary research team that will study ways to improve retention of students in engineering and computer science, particularly women and underrepresented minorities.
The research is being funded by a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant.
What's missing in video games.From Washington State Magazine: As soon as the students put on the virtual reality headsets in Don McMahon’s lab, the exclamations of amazement begin. Two of the students are exploring Google Earth. One, wearing the goggles, has her hands out, like she’s trying to maintain balance. The other lightly grips her classmate’s wrist, as if to steady her. “I ended up in Bulgaria!” “You’re an international traveler!” “Oh, this is really cool; can I move to France?”
Sue Durrant honored on Pullman's Walk of FameSue Durrant was a pioneer in women’s athletics at Washington State University. It’s no surprise that Sue has received numerous honors for her work in women’s athletics. She was part of WSU’s 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Class. She was also most recently a 2019 inductee to Pullman’s Walk of Fame, held in conjunction with the 31st National Lentil Festival on August 16-17.
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Student Mothers: A Balancing ActThree student mothers from the College of Education shared their experiences raising a child while going to school. Between balancing classes, relationships, and raising a child, student mothers are unstoppable.
Textbook learning issues, literallyA Washington State University faculty member has been given a $50,000 grant to research textbooks in Spanish-language classes, and how those may help or hinder student learners.
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.
Recent Ph.D. graduate earns distinguished post-doc fellowshipCarolina Silva, a Washington State University doctoral graduate, has been named a Congressional Fellow for 2019-2020 by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
2019’s Best Cities for Hockey FansFROM WALLET HUB: As part of this article's Ask the Experts segment, the College of Education's John Wong answers questions about the business challenges of professional hockey, how a fan can attend a hockey game without breaking the bank, and much more.
Future math teachers instruct, learn from rural school childrenGiddy at the end of another school year, middle schoolers in Nespelem, Washington, will charge into summer with a new way of viewing even their oldest and most familiar things, thanks to a WSU mathematics professor and her students.
New law may make it easier for people to become teachers in Washington stateFROM THE SEATTLE TIMES: Responding to concerns that admissions tests help keep teachers of color out of the classroom, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law Wednesday to ease requirements for teacher preparation programs.
The College of Education's Tariq Akmal, chair of the Teaching and Learning Department, is quoted in the story.
Shameem Rakha wins Chancellor’s AwardWSU Vancouver will present its 2019 awards for advancing equity, research, student achievement and teaching at this year’s commencement ceremony on May 4. Medallions will be presented to the following: Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Equity—Shameem Rakha, clinical assistant professor of education.
WSU Vancouver announces 2019 Distinguished Woman awardsThree Southwest Washington women were honored with Distinguished Woman of the Year awards for making a difference in the lives of others at Washington State University Vancouver’s 11th annual Women of Distinction celebration.
One of them was our own Shameem Rakha.
Adjunct education professor inspires love for math, earns regional Crystal Apple AwardRICHLAND, Wash. – As part of a class at Washington State University Tri-Cities, adjunct education professor Cathie Tate picked up two simple objects: a popsicle stick and a paper clip. She asked the future teachers sitting before her how they would describe the objects to a young child.
With students describing traits such as color and material, she then asked her students: “Ok, how would you compare the two objects?”
International social media scholar to speak at WSUThe good, bad, and ugly of social media in sport will be discussed at Washington State University Pullman by a professor from La Trobe University in Australia, in an open lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, in Cleveland Hall 30E.
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.
Local professor gets grant to study diversity in teachersFROM KATU-2: Professor Katherine Rodela is humbled.
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.
WSUV professor gets grant to study teachers of colorFROM THE COLUMBIAN: For Washington State University Vancouver faculty member Katherine Rodela, the isolation of being one of a few people of color working in the educational field hits close to home.
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.
Three Minute Thesis returns March 27Washington State University’s annual, fast‑paced Three Minute Thesis will rev up 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Spark Atrium, as part of the WSU Showcase week.
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.
Students to present at baseball analytics conference in PhoenixA group of four Washington State University students will take part in a competition at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix on March 8-10.
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.
WSU Vancouver faculty member wins educational research grantFor her work in researching the experiences of educational leaders of color in Washington, a WSU Vancouver faculty member has been named the first recipient of the George Brain and Gay Selby Faculty Award in Educational Leadership.
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.
College of Education associate dean wins outstanding reviewer awardAmy Roth McDuffie, a WSU math professor, has been recognized by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators with its 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Award.
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.
Students with disabilities program hires directorFROM THE DAILY EVERGREEN: WSU ROAR (Responsibility Opportunities Advocacy and Respect) has recruited a new director for the program. WSU ROAR is a post-secondary education program designed for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It is a two-year, nondegree seeking program which guides students toward their career goals and encourages them to live independently, said Brenda Barrio, WSU ROAR cofounder.
Kinesiology major tackles mobility treatment for Parkinson’s diseaseFROM THE DAILY EVERGREEN: A sports science kinesiology major won the grand prize for her research on Parkinson’s Disease at the College of Education’s 2018 semi-annual Bruya-Wood Undergraduate Research Conference.
Collette Edge, the author of the research, defined Parkinson’s Disease as a degenerative neurological disorder.
Ed Psych alumna wins national educational measurement awardA Washington State University alumna has been awarded by the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) for her contributions to educational measurement.
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 Spokesman Review: Taking next step in learningEvan Henniger always felt drawn to Washington State University. His parents never thought college would be a possibility. Evan, 20, was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after his birth, and the prospect of venturing away from home on his own seemed unlikely. That changed last year when WSU launched a special education program for college-age students with educational or developmental disabilities.
Kinesiology undergraduate earns research conference grand prizeCollette Edge’s research presentation on Parkinson’s disease and fitness therapy recently won the grand prize for outstanding work at the College of Education’s 2018 semi‑annual Bruya‑Wood Undergraduate Research Conference.
Universities encourage imagination and innovationFrom cultivating creative entrepreneurs to nurturing early creativity, an interdisciplinary approach is often a key to better thinking and learning. In an Alaska Beyond magazine article, the HEAL project grant and its lead researchers are highlighted, including the College of Education's Molly Kelton.
2019’s Best College Towns & Cities in AmericaIn this piece by WalletHub, Shannon Calderone from WSU Tri-Cities took part in the Q&A about college towns, what makes a good college town, if college towns are good for retirees, etc.
WSU faculty receive Smith Teaching and Learning GrantsYuliya Ardasheva and Sarah Newcomer from WSU Tri-Cities are just two of 14 WSU faculty members who have been awarded this competitive grant funding. Both are faculty at WSU Tri-Cities. Their project is called: "Infusing Teacher-Preparation Curriculum with Case-Based Instruction Focused on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.”
Paula Groves Price selected for national education VP postPaula Groves Price has been elected as vice president of the American Educational Studies Association.
Price, who is a professor and associate dean within Washington State University’s College of Education, said she has been a continuous American Educational Studies Association (AESA) member since joining as a graduate student more than 22 years ago.
Preparing teachers for bilingual studentsGisela Ernst-Slavit is spearheading a grant to improve the way schools and teachers can support students who are learning English along with their lessons. Communities and families will benefit too.
Peace for the wounded warriorSince the earliest days of the republic, Native Americans have stepped up to defend the United States at higher rates than any other ethnic group.
From General Washington’s inclusion of Tuscarora and Oneida warriors at Valley Forge, through the world wars and Vietnam to today’s conflicts in the Middle East, Native Americans continue to answer their cultural calling to serve.
English language prof receives Fulbright Specialist Award to MacedoniaWashington State University professor Joy Egbert has received a Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State.
Egbert, a professor of English Language Learners and educational technology within the College of Education, will spend three weeks in Macedonia in March.
WSU alumna wins top principal honorsA Washington State University alumna has won 2018 Principal of the Year from the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA).
Valencia Price Toomer, who earned her master in teaching from WSU’s College of Education and completed her principal certification internship at Jefferson Elementary School in Pullman, Wash., has been the principal of Horton Middle School in Pittsboro, N.C. for only two years.
Doctoral candidate chosen for national fellowshipA doctoral candidate at Washington State University has been selected for one of 10 highly competitive annual CADRE fellowships.
Courtney Benjamin, who is in the College of Education’s cultural studies and social thought in education program, will receive a one‑year fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), which is supported by the National Science Foundation.
‘Run for 3’ fun run to raise money for Hilinski’s Hope charityWSU sport management students are hosting Run for 3, a three-mile fundraising run to begin 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, to benefit the Hilinksi’s Hope foundation.
The run will begin and end at the Courtyard by Marriott in Pullman. On-site registration will begin an hour beforehand, though pre-registration is requested through the group’s website.
From the laboratory to the stageFrom the Daily News: A Washington State University graduate and Uniontown native wants people to know that anyone can be a scientist, and she is bringing that message to Miss Washington in November.
50 years after fists: Who would listen, who would care?In this Associated Press article, sport management professor Scott Jedlicka talks about the American athletes and the 50th Anniversary of the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
Teachers benefit from WSU-TC course on computer science for K-12 classroomsRICHLAND, Wash. – A group of Washington State University Tri-Cities education students and current teachers are the first to benefit from a new course focused on how to teach computer science in the K-12 classroom.
WSU Vancouver professor receives 2018 Ormsby AwardSusan Finley, professor of education at WSU Vancouver, has been awarded the Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship for her exceptional civic engagement in the Vancouver community.
Tutoring program creates bond between university, elementary school studentsA WSU doctorate student and local elementary school teacher co-founded a tutoring program that partners university students with elementary schools with the goal of making a difference in the community.
Paulina Abustan, co-founder and coordinator of the Pullman School District K-5 Morning Tutoring Program, said teachers in elementary schools refer to the tutoring program as “homework club,” and advise students who need extra assistance to attend.
WSU ROAR program welcomes inaugural classWashington State University’s Responsibility, Opportunity, Advocacy and Respect program is welcoming its inaugural cohort of five students this fall.
The two-year program, better known as ROAR, indirectly came out of the Provost’s Leadership Academy. It offers students with intellectual or developmental disabilities individualized programs of study in education, social skills and vocational training.
Sparking engineering understanding nationally marks aim of WSU projectThe College of Education's Sola Adesope is part of a team of WSU researchers who will train faculty and distribute unique hands-on experiment kits to universities across the U.S. as part of an effort to help students better understand engineering concepts. The five-year effort is funded by a recently announced $2.4 million National Science Foundation grant.
First-grade teacher wins outstanding mentor awardSharon Foster, a first-grade teacher from Daybreak Primary School in Battle Ground, Washington, will be presented with the Washington State University College of Education’s outstanding mentoring award on Sept. 29.
Blending art, science to reverse biomedical career shortageThe National Institutes of Health have awarded Washington State University a five-year grant worth $1.2 million to increase the number and diversity of students from rural Washington who enter biomedical careers.
The project is called HEAL, short for Health Education through Arts-based Learning, and will be led by the College of Education’s Molly Kelton and the Department of Entomology’s Jeb Owen.
WSU Tri‑Cities Education Summit to feature National Teacher of the YearWSU Tri‑Cities will hold a comprehensive education summit for teachers and other educators on Saturday, Oct. 13, which will welcome National Teacher of the Year and Washington resident Mandy Manning as its keynote speaker.
WSU launches paraeducator pilot program as way to tackle teacher shortageFrom the Spokesman-Review: Washington State University has launched a pilot program to let paraeducators earn a master’s degree in teaching while still working full time. The College of Education has been in discussion with Spokane Public Schools and other local districts for years searching for ways to address the shortage. The new program is hoping to do just that.
Local View: What will happen after the dust of teacher strikes settles?In this op-ed for The Columbian, Katherine Rodela, assistant professor of education talk about teacher strikes, and what will happen when all the dust settles.
Zoe Higheagle Strong to lead WSU Native American programsZoe Higheagle Strong was selected to assume the role of executive director of Tribal Relations and special assistant to the provost, effective Jan. 10. Higheagle Strong also will serve as director of the Plateau Center for Native American Research and Collaborations, beginning immediately.
Too cute? Colleges, courts grapple with the role of companion animalsFrom CNN: Colleges have seen an uptick in the number of registered emotional support animals on campus. Unlike facility dogs, emotional support animals need not be dogs nor obtain specific training, but a person who wants one must have documentation from a health professional to show a disability and a disability-related need for the animal in order to obtain protection under the Fair Housing Act. Executive associate dean Phyllis Erdman weighed in.
How Are Colleges And Courts Dealing With Emotional Support Animals?From Newsy: There aren't as many rules for emotional support animals as for service animals. New research looked at how institutions deal with them. Executive associate dean Phyllis Erdman has played a part in that.
WSU employees honored for exceptional grant, contract supportThe college's Director of Administration Bev Rhoades was one of six WSU employees who received the 2018 Grant and Contract Administration Awards, which recognize employees for exceptional contributions and service in research administration.
Papers sought for joint education seminar in JapanRepresentatives from Washington State University’s College of Education will travel to Nishinomiya, Japan, in November for a joint education seminar, and papers and abstracts are being sought for the conference.
WSU junior wins Inga Kromann children’s book awardIn any other universe, a park bench might just be a park bench. But this is the universe of a children’s book so the sky is limit, the inanimate objects have real feelings, and, of course, there’s a moral to the story.
Containing those very elements, Washington State University elementary education major Grace Ku has won this year’s Inga Kromann Book Award for her book “The Little Bench.”
WSU alumna receives Fulbright Award to GreeceJulia Melvin, a Washington State University alumna, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Greece as an English teaching assistant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Veteran helping veterans: Ph.D. student receives leadership awardPULLMAN, Wash. – When Greg Urquhart returned in 2005 from a tour of duty in Iraq, he noticed there were not many options available for Native American veterans. He set out to change that.
May 10-11: Teaching ‘Methods Workshop’ to feature Gregory HancockThe Learning and Performance Research Center at Washington State University is hosting its sixth annual Methods Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, May 10-11, on the Pullman campus.
GRHS Graduate Wins Prestigious Outstanding Dissertation AwardNEW YORK — Kristen Pratt, Ph.D., a 2017 Washington State University doctoral graduate in education, has won the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in the area of second language research.
Para-educators Who Want to Become Teachers Purpose of Changing ProgramA new version of an existing teaching degree and credential program is starting on campus this summer with its first cohort of students.
The program is for para-educators—also known as instructional assistants or teacher’s aides—to get a master’s degree in teaching and a teaching credential while continuing to work, compared to the traditional master’s degree in teaching (MIT) which is a fast-paced, 13-month program that necessitates people take a year off work.
Education Faculty Leader has Math K-12 BackgroundThe leader of WSU’s College of Education office on the Spokane campus was a math teacher in middle school and high school before she decided to return to school for a Ph.D.
Janet Frost, Ph.D., is finishing her first year as the academic leader of the Education unit and is in her 11th year as a faculty member for the College of Education unit at WSU Spokane. The Education unit has faculty who have expertise in math and science education, educational psychology and educational leadership.
WSU Tri-Cities mathematics professor named STaR fellowRICHLAND, Wash. – Annick Rougee, a WSU Tri-Cities assistant professor of mathematics, has been named a Service, Teaching and Research fellow by the Association for Mathematics Teacher Educators.
WSU Tri-Cities doctorate student receives Finland summer school scholarshipRICHLAND, Wash. – Lindsay Lightner, a Ph.D. student in mathematics and science education and coordinator of the Alternate Route Teacher Certification program at Washington State University Tri-Cities, has received the 2018 European Science Education Research Association Summer School in Finland scholarship from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.
eSports research earns WSU grad student an industry awardIf a couple of fellow students had not been goofing off in a class that Hank Evans was taking as a prerequisite in his master’s program at Washington State University, he may not have become interested in his latest research topic.
Sport Management grad students present research ideasThree graduate students in sport management will present their master’s thesis ideas in the culminating event of the Sport Management Research Meetings series 4-5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Cleveland Hall 255 in Pullman.
WSU launches two-year program for students with autism, Down syndromeFrom the Spokesman-Review: A new program at Washington State University aims to provide job opportunities and an authentic college experience for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome.
The two-year program is called ROAR – an acronym that stands for responsibility, opportunity, advocacy and respect – and applications are being accepted for the first class of four students.
Educational Psychology doctoral student earns ETS internshipAn educational psychology doctoral student in Washington State University’s College of Education has accepted a well-respected internship with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey.
WSU launches program for students with intellectual, developmental disabilitiesPULLMAN, Wash — The Washington State University College of Education has launched a new on-campus program in Pullman, aimed at providing educational opportunities and a college experience to young adults from around the country with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
College of Education dean receives Fulbright Specialist Award to KoreaMike Trevisan, dean of the WSU College of Education, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State. The program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to various academic institutions abroad for 2-6 weeks to serve as expert consultants on curricula, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects.
Collaborative effort to transform STEM teacher-preparation programsIf future standards in math and science are to be met, teacher preparation programs are in need of a makeover, said Tamara Holmlund, a professor of science education at Washington State University Vancouver.
Doctoral Graduate Wins Prestigious Outstanding Dissertation AwardKristen Pratt, Ph.D., a 2017 WSU doctoral graduate in education, has won the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Outstanding Dissertation Award in the area of second language research.
WSU instructor honored for her dissertation on second language researchKristen Pratt, an instructor at WSU Vancouver, who earned her Ph.D. from WSU in English Language Learners (ELL), has been given an outstanding dissertation award by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
WSU Tri-Cities professor partners with father to develop geography classroom technologyRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University Tri-Cities education professor has partnered with her father, a software engineer, to develop a fun and hands-on educational tool that will allow students to virtually explore geographic areas, expand their spatial awareness skills and improve overall geoliteracy.
Can an Online Puzzle Make Geography Fun—and Relevant?In this piece, written by Sarah Newcomer, from WSU Tri-Cities, examines "Geoliteracy", what it is, and how it is more than pinpointing locations on a globe. It is the ability to connect students with wider issues!
Get ready for this year’s Three Minute ThesisThree Minute Thesis (3MT) will once again be part of Washington State University’s annual Showcase celebration of excellence. This year’s 3MT will take place on March 29 in the Spark Atrium. 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.
Faculty member receives WERA Research AwardJohnny Lupinacci has been awarded the annual Research Award from the Washington Educational Research Association (WERA). Lupinacci is an assistant professor in the Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education program. His research focuses on ecological perspectives in place-based social studies education and working with teachers and school leaders to address environmental justice in connection with environmental racism in classrooms and communities.
Good to Know: Alumni share strategies for making the most of collegeIn this Alaska Airlines magazine article, sport management alumna Carly MacKinnon shares a little bit about her experience in college and how she made the most of it.
Educational psychology article among nation’s most readPULLMAN, Wash. – The Coug football team wasn’t the only WSU representative to hit national top 10 status in 2017.
An article on practice testing written by a WSU associate professor made the American Educational Research Association’s list of most-read education research articles of 2017.
Grants to increase certified teachers among Indigenous educators, paraprofessionalsPULLMAN, Wash. – Thanks to two state grants, Washington State University is providing greater access for specific groups of educators to become state-certified teachers.
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.
Andy Cavagnetto named Boeing Distinguished Professor of STEM EducationThe WSU College of Education has named Andy Cavagnetto as a Boeing Distinguished Professor of STEM Education for this academic year.
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.
Commentary: Pokemon Go’s Creator Is Making a Harry Potter Game.Jonah Firestone, at WSU Tri-Cities, wrote a commentary for Fortune, about a new Harry Potter augmented reality game, by the creators of Pokemon Go. He gives suggestions for its success.
Nov. 15 Sport Management Research Meeting: Scott JedlickaScott Jedlicka, an assistant professor in sport management, will speak in the fourth and final Sport Management Research Meeting of the Fall 2017 semester. His presentation, “A Compatibility Issue: International Sport Events and Domestic Polities,” will occur 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, in Cleveland Hall 255 in Pullman.
Vice Provost Kelly Ward honored by higher education associationPULLMAN, Wash. – Kelly Ward will be given this year’s distinguished service award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Ward is a professor of educational leadership, as well as WSU’s vice-provost for faculty development and recognition.
Teacher certification program in computer science attracts state, PNNL fundingRICHLAND, Wash. – WSU Tri-Cities is developing a teacher endorsement program in computer science that has attracted a $49,000 grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and a matching contribution from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Adesope Named as Boeing Distinguished Professor of STEM EducationThe WSU College of Education has named Sola Adesope as Boeing Distinguished Professor of STEM Education for this academic year.
Former ESPN reporter to speak about youth sports for all childrenA former ESPN and Seattle Times reporter will discuss how to make sport accessible to all children. Tom Farrey will be the guest lecturer on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in Chinook Student Center 150 as part of WSU’s Gordon-Enberg Professional Series in Sport Studies. Read second story here.
WSU Tri-Cities partners with youth program for academic camps in east Pasco communityRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities has joined forces with a local youth-operated program to grow its home-based extracurricular learning opportunities in a community in east Pasco.
Oct. 3-31: Interactive exhibit returns to focus on stereotypes, identityPULLMAN, Wash. – An interactive exhibit about stereotypes and identity, titled “Under the Skin: Dismantling Borders within Borders,” will be hosted by Washington State University’s Center for Mestizo and Indigenous Research and Engagement Oct. 3-31, in Gallery 3 of the Fine Arts Building. A reception will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.
Student club raising money, donations for hurricane victimsPULLMAN, Wash. – The WSU Athletic Training Club is collecting clothing, money, medical supplies and food this weekend and through Sept. 10 to assist Hurricane Harvey victims.
WSU leading online implementation of K-12 truancy prevention programRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University is leading the online implementation of a program aimed at reducing school truancy that could positively impact schools across the state, and possibly the nation.
Sept. 27: College of Education hosts STEM Education Research SummitPULLMAN, Wash. – The WSU College of Education will host some of the region’s top STEM education leaders on the Pullman campus, starting 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, as part of its STEM Education Research Summit.
Developers Are Already Impressed With Apple's Augmented Reality SoftwareQUOTED in Motherboard: Don McMahon, assistant professor of special education, talks about augmented reality, and the intuitiveness of it.
$2.5M NSF grant focuses on indigenous STEM educationPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase Native American students’ STEM learning, engagement and achievement.
Because it deals with Indigenous STEM learning, the project is called “ISTEM” and will be done in coordination with Pacific Northwest Plateau Tribes.
May 11-12: Statistical measurement, analysis workshop hostedPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s Learning and Performance Research Center will host its fifth annual Methods Workshop Thursday-Friday, May 11-12, on the Pullman campus, with streaming to Vancouver and Spokane.
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.
From EduCoug: College inks new MOU w/ OkinawaPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and the College of Education have signed two Memorandums of Understanding with Okinawa Prefecture city and educational leaders, to pave the way for more Okinawan students to attend WSU.
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 College of Education gives out its 2017 faculty/staff awardsPULLMAN, Wash. – The College of Education has given its annual faculty and staff excellence awards in five different categories.
From Newsworks: The ‘baby penalty’ often sidelines female scientists.In this article, Kelly Ward spoke about studies she had done regarding mothers and their academic careers.
Doctoral education student receives international honorVANCOUVER, Wash. – Henri Burns, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s mathematics and science education program, has been chosen by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to take part in five-day workshop in Taiwan this summer.Burns, who is doing her studies at WSU Vancouver, is one of only 36 graduate students worldwide chosen for the Sandra K. Abell Research Institute for Doctoral Students.
April 11: Free movie depicts tragic ‘comfort women’ storyPULLMAN, Wash. – The film, “Spirits’ Homecoming,” will be shown for free by the Korean Student Association (KSA) at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the CUB auditorium.
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.
Pharmacy Ph.D. student wins Three Minute Thesis contestPULLMAN, Wash. – Panshak Dakup, a College of Pharmacy doctoral student at Washington State University Spokane, won the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) event in Pullman Tuesday with his presentation, “The Benefits of Circadian Function in Cancer Therapy.” Julie Noyes, from the College of Education, won second place.
College of Education reappoints two of its associate deansPULLMAN, Wash. – Effective July 1, 2017, the College of Education has reappointed two of its associate deans for two more years: Paula Groves Price as associate dean for diversity and international programs, and Amy Roth McDuffie as associate dean for research and external funding.
March 23: Guest speaker on social justice in educationPULLMAN, Wash. – Wayne Au, associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in FSHN 101 about the politics of education, fear and uncertainty in “The Courage to Teach for Justice in Unjust Times.”
March 8: Athlete protests not new, says speakerPULLMAN, Wash. – Activism by contemporary athletes and its effects on the public will be discussed by Thabiti Lewis, associate professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver, at 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Cleveland Hall 255 at WSU Pullman.
College alumna to win WSU Lifetime Achievement AwardPULLMAN, Wash. – Sue M. Durrant, a WSU alumna, faculty member and head coach, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of WSU's annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon and Symposium at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the CUB ballroom.
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.
Using the ‘virtual’ to change the ‘reality’ of educationFROM THE TRI-CITY HERALD: Jonah Firestone explores the future of education from a utilitarian laboratory.
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.
March 28: Three Minute Thesis part of ShowcasePULLMAN, Wash. – Three Minute Thesis (3MT) will once again be part of Washington State University’s annual Showcase celebration of excellence at noon Tuesday, March 28, in the CUB junior ballroom.
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.
Could President Trump's Policies Derail a U.S. World Cup Bid?FROM THE BLEACHER REPORT: In this piece, assistant professor Scott Jedlicka is quoted on the effect President Trump could have in regards to the United States attempting to win a World Cup hosting bid.
March 5-7: WSU to host future Native American teachersPULLMAN, Wash. – A 2008 report shows that K-12 Native American students perform better when they have native teachers, yet Native Americans are only one percent of Washington’s teachers. To provide more, Washington State University will host the Future Native Teachers Initiative (FNTI) March 5-7.
Feb. 16, March 7, April 13: Workshops aid engagementPULLMAN, Wash. – Creating engaging tasks for students through the use of technology will be discussed in a workshop for faculty at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in CUE 518 at Washington State University Pullman. Refreshments will be provided.
Adesope reappointed to board of top education journalPULLMAN, Wash. – Sola Adesope, associate professor of educational psychology, has been invited to serve a second term on the editorial board of the Review of Educational Research (RER), which has ranked as the No. 1 education research journal by the Social Science Citation Index for a number of years.
2017 International Travel Research Award WinnersPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU's Office of International Programs, and Office of Research announced five recipients of the Fifth Annual International Research Travel Awards. Two of them were College of Education faculty.
Sports research series beginsPULLMAN, Wash. – The political ramifications of international sports require that we think of them not just as competitions, but also as a legitimate political institution, according to Scott Jedlicka, assistant professor in sport management at Washington State University.
Future teachers learn from friends with disabilitiesRICHLAND, Wash. – A class of 12 education students at Washington State University Tri-Cities and adults with developmental disabilities are sharing lunch, games and activities once a month to make friends and develop their professional and social skills.
Libyans reunite at WSU, earn doctorates togetherPULLMAN, Wash. – A shared love of English brought together three undergraduates in 2000 in Benghazi, Libya. Years and separations later, they completed Ph.D.s together in language, literacy and technology at Washington State University in 2015.
WSU students host fundraiser for Pulllman Regional HospitalFROM THE MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS. Every available bowling lane was filled at Zeppoz in Pullman late Saturday afternoon for a fundraiser for Pullman Regional Hospital that was organized by five Washington State University students.
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.
Funds support teaching with tech in local schoolsPULLMAN, Wash. – Using new technology is one of the ways teachers are engaging students in order to improve their achievement in the classroom. The Harvest Foundation has awarded Washington State University $10,000 to provide teachers with things like Ozobot robots and virtual reality headsets for this purpose.
UN invites dean to talk about evaluating developmentPULLMAN, Wash. – College of Education dean Mike Trevisan will speak to the United Nations in New York as part of a workshop today through Saturday related to the U.N.’s new sustainable development goals.
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.
Study aims to improve work opportunities for disabledPULLMAN, Wash. – Marcus Poppen has received the Switzer Research Fellowship to document and evaluate vocational support services provided to young adults with disabilities while they are enrolled in school.
Longtime state education leader wins award from WSUPULLMAN, Wash. – Alumnus and former faculty member Gene Sharratt recently received the annual Advocate for Education Award from the Washington State University College of Education for promotion of good educational practice or policy at the state, regional or national level.
“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.
Grant to recruit Native American teachers, administratorsPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Education has received a four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education (OIE), one of about 20 Indian Professional Development Awards funded by the agency this year.
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.
New Series: Under the Skin: An Introspective Look at the SelfThe Mestizo Center is pleased to announce the new series: Under the Skin: An introspective Look at the “Self”. It is a series of six workshops where the WSU community will have the opportunity to critically dialogue about labels, stereotypes and ways of self-identification. ARTS will be the means through which participants will be encouraged to tell the stories of who they are.
Matthew Jeffries one of four to win annual WSU advising awardPULLMAN, Wash. – Four Washington State University academic advisors have received “Outstanding Achievement in Academic Advising” awards from the local WSU Academic Advising Association (ACADA). One of these is Matthew Jeffries, from the College of Education. He won in the "new advisor" category (for those with three or fewer years of advising experience).
Alumna helps with research to improve school leadershipTUKWILA, Wash. – An alumna who is school district superintendent of the most dangerous city in the U.S. is working with Washington State University faculty on efforts to combat social ills starting in the school system.
$2.2M to fund English learning development for teachersVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University has won a five-year, $2.2 million grant to increase the number of certified K-8 teachers with bilingual and English learners (EL) endorsements and to provide professional development to improve EL instruction.
$1.5M NSF grant funds project to teach real-world mathRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University Tri-Cities professor is part of a project awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to teach mathematical modeling in elementary school as it applies to real-world cultural and community contexts.
The goal is to determine strategies that teachers across the nation may use in their own classrooms.
Study: True health gains must be internally motivatedPULLMAN, Wash. – Recent research by associate sport science professor Anne Cox shows that when participants are mindfully engaged during yoga, their motivation for physical activity becomes more internal and less about external appearance and what others will think – also known as Social Physique Anxiety (SPA)
Governor appoints WSU Spokane STEM leader to ed allianceSPOKANE, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Janet Frost to the Washington STEM Education Innovation Alliance, which advises the governor about development and implementation of policies to advance STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.
Activity expert to encourage students to stay healthyPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students are invited to hear how to improve their quality of life at the university through physical activity and academic productivity during a talk at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Physical Education Building 136.
Speaker Jim Pivarnik is a professor of kinesiology and epidemiology at Michigan State University and director of its Center for Physical Activity and Health.
Literacy education professor wins early career awardRICHLAND, Wash. – Sarah Newcomer, an assistant professor of literacy education at Washington State University Tri-Cities, recently earned a national award for her work to increase opportunity and equity in education.
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.
Kitsap Sun: Designing a learning environmentIn this Kitsap Sun article about the role classroom visuals play in learning, our own 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.
College of Education signs agreement with Korean universityPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will partner with a flagship South Korean university in areas including research, education, technology transfer and economic development.
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.
Huffington Post op-ed: Rio Organizers Are Overwhelmed. Give Them Less Time.In this opinion piece 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.
Radio Slovenia: Olympics according to the mediaIn this interview with an Slovenian National Radio, 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.
Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Researchers bring augmented reality to the classroomPULLMAN, Wash. - The same technology that helped Pokemon Go take the world by storm this summer might soon be coming to local special education classrooms.
Schools stretching from the Palouse to Asia have been in contact with WSU about the technology known as "augmented reality."
Radio Capodistria: These Olympic Games will be a success if...In this interview with an Italian-language radio group, 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.
RTVSLO: SWSU researcher part of team to assess impact of Olympics on patriotismMedia focus on "its own" nation at large sporting events such as the Olympic Games, is typical for all countries. Assistant professor of sport management Simon Licen is quoted by Slovenian Radio Television.
Radio Slovenia: Interview with WSU sport management professorIn this radio interview, assistant professor of sport management Simon Licen says there is a link between sport, media, capital, and policy.
Rio 2016 OlympicsIn WalletHub's new article about the Rio Olympics, WSU sport management professor Simon Licen talks about the safety and economics of the Olympics. Plus, he talks about the real reason we all watch: the athletes and their incredible performances, which he says should transcend nationalism.
KXLY: Beyond Pikachu, augmented reality a great teaching toolPULLMAN, Wash. - While Pokemon Go has brought a really cool technology into the mainstream, the augmented reality that's part of the smart phone app can do a lot more than just catch 'em all and is already being used in classroom settings.
WSU educational leadership expands in South King CountyVANCOUVER, Wash. – To continue improving educational access to teachers, the Washington State University College of Education will launch an educational leadership program in South King County in the fall.
Online master’s in special education among nation’s bestPULLMAN, Wash. – The online master’s degree in special education at Washington State University has been ranked 20th in the country by Best Colleges, based on academic strengths, learning goals, innovative courses and online classroom experience.
Athletic training students are quiz bowl national champsBALTIMORE – College of Education athletic training students have won the quiz bowl national championship at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association yearly conference.
Ten teams competed after winning in their respective districts. The Washington State University team’s district comprises Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
Daily News: Revealing her hidden talentQ&A: WSU administrator always has been an artist; now you can see her work.
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.
Student focuses on increasing first-year involvementPULLMAN, Wash. – You can lead a student to academic resources, but you can’t make them use them.
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.
Daily News: Fulfilling a Promise to her sisterAround the time Tacoma woman Donna King found out she didn't have very long to live, the cancer patient made a request to her sister.
She wanted more people to know about national bone marrow registries... Her sister, Debra Pastore, delivered on that request and may have helped save three lives. VIEW DAILY NEWS FRONT PAGE.
Tribal teens learn life skills at WSU campPULLMAN, Wash. – Teens from the Coeur D’Alene Tribe are learning academic and other skills through Friday at the 12th annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), Leadership and Sports Camp at Washington State University.
“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.”
2016’s Best Cities for Soccer FansIn WalletHub's new article about the best soccer cities in the United States, WSU sport management professor Scott Jedlicka weighs in on the biggest issues facing soccer today, the long-term outlook for professional soccer in the U.S., and fantasy sports potential in soccer.
Sport Management advisor wins national awardPerhaps it’s rugby. Perhaps that’s what makes Veronica Mendez-Liaina such a great academic advisor. Mendez-Liaina was a rugby player herself back in the day, and leaning on that experience has put her in a position to best advise students in the College of Education’s Sport Management program, which she has done for three years. She has awards to prove her value. Now, she has another.
June 6-8: Conference on leadership, education doctorateEducational leadership is the focus of a conference June 6-8 in Portland, Ore., co-hosted by Washington State University as part of the nationwide Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).
The education doctorate (Ed.D.) differs from the Ph.D. in that it is a practitioner’s degree instead of a research degree.
Athletic training cleans up at industry’s regional meetingStudents in the College of Education athletic training program won the Quiz Bowl for the third straight year at a regional industry gathering, while other Washington State University students earned research awards, scholarships and leadership positions.
The Atlantic: Beyond the Word GapEric Johnson, associate professor of bilingual/ESL education on our Tri-Cities campus, spoke to The Atlantic about a recent study of the "word gap," how it might be overly simplistic, and that its implications have been exaggerated.
April 4: Welcome kicks off Thai grad student visitPULLMAN, Wash. – Before presenting at a national conference, doctoral students from Thailand will practice before Washington State University graduate students and faculty this week.
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 Bucknellian: WSU professor explores education in lecture inspired by John DeweyLEWISBURG, Pa. – A.G. Rud, Professor of Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education at Washington State University, discussed an overview of educational concepts inspired by John Dewey on March 7. A proponent of progressive education, Dewey based his theories on the individuality of students, the benefits of interactive learning, and the idea of creating a community of learners. Rud orchestrated a presentation and discussion around the question, "What is the role of love in education?"
March 22: Ph.D. students present simple summaries of thesesPULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate students from five colleges will explain their research in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the CUB auditorium as part of Showcase, a week of celebrating the achievements of Washington State University faculty, staff and students.
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/.
Education Week: Neuroscientists Study Real-Time Learning in Classroom LabPULLMAN, Wash. – Ramsey Itani and a handful of other students from Pullman District 267 are wired, in every sense of the word.
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.
Online summer course helps K-12 meet new requirementsPULLMAN, Wash. – To help Washington K-12 schools comply with new requirements for teaching American Indian history and culture, Washington State University is offering an online summer course closely aligned with the state-created curriculum.
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...
Associate dean for diversity wins annual faculty awardPULLMAN, Wash. – Paula Groves Price, associate dean for diversity and international programs in the College of Education at WSU Pullman, will receive the Washington State University 2016 Faculty Diversity Award at the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on March 25 in Pullman.
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.
Andrew Iverson wins first college-level Three Minute Thesis of 2016PULLMAN, Wash. – An educational psychology student, Andrew Iverson, has won the university’s first college-level Three Minute Thesis this year.
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.
Tri-Cities grant funds STEM videos with LIGO, schoolsRICHLAND, Wash. – High school students, scientists and Washington State University Tri-Cities students in many disciplines are teaming up to make video “STEM Flicks” to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and workforce preparation.
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.
Faculty suggest ‘STEM hub’ to boost education effortsPULLMAN, Wash. – Some 30 faculty, staff and administrators learned about STEM resources, grant availability and connections to the arts during a half-day workshop to bolster Washington State University’s research, teaching and learning in STEM education.
Participants determined that WSU could use a central STEM hub to help provide information and facilitate working together.
Feb. 11 workshop: Map out new ways to promote learningPULLMAN, Wash. – At the next faculty-led workshop, associate professor Sola Adesope will discuss how concept mapping can promote students’ critical-thinking skills.
“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.
Professor recognized nationally for early career researchPULLMAN, Wash. – Rich Lamb, assistant professor of science education technology at Washington State University, has won a national early career award for his potential to make outstanding contributions to research and science education.
March 22: Three Minute Thesis to return as part of ShowcasePULLMAN, Wash. – Three Minute Thesis (3MT) will be part of Washington State University’s annual Showcase celebration of excellence on Tuesday, March 22. 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.
Jan. 26: Using feedback to increase teaching effectivenessPULLMAN, Wash. – The characteristics of effective feedback and how it can be used to empower students will be presented by educational consultant Susan Brookhart at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Goertzen 21, at Washington State University.
Ph.D. student earns international scholars honorPULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate student Andy Scheef is one of 10 students selected internationally by the Council for Exceptional Children to join the eighth cohort of the Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars. He will meet with other scholars and participate in the council conference in April.
Tri-Cities prof honored among MLK winnersYuliya Ardasheva is among those selected to receive the annual WSU Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award.
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.
Dunn elected to educational research academyVANCOUVER, Wash. – Michael Dunn, associate professor of special education and literacy, recently was elected to the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD).
New special education faculty member wins national awardA clinical assistant professor of special education has won an award for his research predicting what will or won’t help young adults with disabilities to find jobs.
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.
WSU launches online course on human-animal interactionWashington State University has launched an online course about human-animal interaction.
“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.”
Mayan Teachers in a Precarious PositionAnne Marie Guerrettaz, an assistant professor of educational linguistics, was recently featured by the Mexican media outlet Por Esto! in regards to Mayan writing undergoing standardization, with its teachers uncertain of how to teach the language. This is in Spanish. However, here is an English translation.
Guest Editorial: Teacher shortage not just about productionOur college dean, Mike Trevisan, wrote a guest editorial for the Tri-City Herald, and expresses his concerns about the current teacher shortage, which is both a state and national crisis. He also talks about concerted efforts being made among a variety of teacher preparation programs, to combat some of the underlying issues behind the teacher shortage.
Sport Management prof shows his international stardomWatch video from 31:54 onward. Dr. Simon Licen was interviewed by TV Koper-Capodistria, part of the Slovenian Public Television. The University of Primorska (a region in Slovenia) is searching for a new president, and the show was a televised debate between the candidates. Dr. Licen was interviewed as a researcher who works abroad. Even those who don't speak Slovenian can watch and see how neat his appearance is. This is in Slovenian.
Nov. 6: Immigration, human rights, violence discussedHuman rights and state-sponsored political violence will be addressed by Luz Rivera Martinez, an organizer with Consejo Nacional Urbano y Campesino, in a free, public discussion at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Cleveland 121 at Washington State University.
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.
First provost award goes to caring faculty researcherAssociate professor of educational psychology Sola Adesope was recognized recently as the first Provost Featured Faculty Member at Washington State University for a variety of reasons.
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.
Mestizo center publishes first online journalThe first online journal addressing topics for the Pacific Northwest’s Mestizo and indigenous communities has been published by the Washington State University College of Education’s Center for Mestizo and Indigenous Research and Engagement.
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.
Indigenous student opportunities discussedA major stumbling block to advancing opportunity and equity in education is misinformation, misunderstanding, and injustice of Indigenous students.
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.
Educational Psychology faculty member recognized for her philanthropyClinical assistant professor of educational psychology Jenny LeBeau was recently recognized in the special philanthropic section of the Spokane Journal of Business.
Education alumna named state finalist for national awardWashington State University alumna and Port Townsend science teacher Lois Sherwood is among the statewide winners who will compete nationally for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
But her path to teaching rockstardom was basically finished before it began – until it met a rebirth.
Collaboration to help support future teachersWashington State University has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will support low-income and first-generation students preparing for careers as K-12 teachers.
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.
Sport Management prof shares his hockey expertise in WalletHub Q&AWhat are the biggest challenges facing the business of professional hockey today?
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...
Community summit tackles college accessWhen Katherine Rodela told her high school counselor she planned to attend a four-year university, the counselor suggested she set her sights on community college instead. Her parents hadn’t gone to college, the counselor said. She might not fit in on a university campus. Rodela, a third-generation American Latina, had excellent grades. Her parents had encouraged her to go to college. That night, Rodela repeated the conversation to her father. He told his daughter: “That person doesn’t know what she’s talking about.”
Professor earns fellowship to expand STEM teaching researchVANCOUVER, Wash. – Research into STEM education in grades K-8 will be taken statewide with funding from the College of Education Berry Family Fellowship recently won by Tamara Nelson, professor of teaching and learning at Washington State University Vancouver.
“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.
Professor retiring as teaching textbook enters 10th editionThe first thing that strikes you is the simplicity of the title: “Becoming a Teacher.” The straightforward approach Forest Parkay uses may explain why his textbook, appearing in its 10th edition, is widely used in colleges and universities across the world, including in languages like Mandarin and Indonesian.
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.
April 9: Olympics, media and American identity topic of talkThe ways in which the Olympic Games represent America and how their mass consumption affects identity will be presented in a free, public talk by author and professor Andrew Billings at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Cleveland 30E.
His research interests lie in the intersection of sport, mass media, consumption habits and identity-laden content.
WSU author earns national award for book on ed researchVANCOUVER, Wash. – A book coauthored by Richard Sawyer, associate professor of education at WSU Vancouver, will receive one of the top awards at the April conference of the American Educational Research Association, the premiere conference in education.
The award for Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology recognizes a publication for quality, originality and potential impact.
April 4: Science teachers-to-be explain nanotechnologyStudents at Washington State University studying to be science teachers will help children conduct hands-on experiments at the tiniest scales during NanoDays at the Palouse Discovery Science Center 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman.
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.
Faculty earns international honor for promise in special edAn assistant professor of special education at the College of Education has been awarded an international honor for a student who shows great potential for future contribution to the field.
Brenda Barrio won the annual award from the Division of International Special Education & Services (DISES). Students are eligible for two years beyond graduation.
WSU advises Oregon teachers on documenting student growthTo help ease the frustration of Oregon teachers with classroom assessment requirements, Washington State University’s Chad Gotch teamed up with the Oregon Department of Education to speak with teachers and administrators about using assessments to document student growth.
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.
Professional sports agent to discuss careerA Seattle-based professional sports agent will speak about that business to Washington State University students and the public at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Todd 434.
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.
Grant supports work on counseling English language learnersAssociate professor Tom Salsbury has won a three-year Washington State University grant for research into the counseling needs of middle school English language learners in Washington.
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.
Role of culture, art in education demonstratedA College of Education Ph.D. candidate is helping spearhead the inaugural Cultural Arts of Education Showcase at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the CUB ballroom.
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.
Counseling psych professor wins national mid-career awardA Washington State University associate professor is one of five national winners of a new award for mid-career psychologists based on accomplishment, peer recommendation and commitment to multicultural issues.
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).
Free movie aims to inspire, recruit future teachers of colorSEATTLE – The lack of teacher diversity in public schools will be addressed by the Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color (AFTOC) program at a teacher recruiting event at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Majestic Bay Theatres.
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/.
Bettis earns faculty award for focus on gender equity, diversityFor her work promoting human rights and social justice through research, teaching and service, Pamela Bettis will receive Washington State University’s 2015 Faculty Diversity Award.
“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.
WSU College of Education to expand study abroad opportunitiesThe Washington State University College of Education is upping the ante on its commitment to international initiatives by announcing faculty-led study abroad programs this summer to Costa Rica, Japan, and South Korea.
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
- Dec. 16, 2011 WSU alumni rank high among National Board certified teachers
- Nov. 30, 2011 Video: WSU students teach sustainability to Pullman second graders
- Nov. 17, 2011 New classes introduce students to science, technology, more
- Oct. 25, 2011 Aspiring teacher goes to head of political class at WSU
- Oct. 13, 2011 College of Education to showcase research
- Oct. 5, 2011 Temple Grandin to speak at autism conference
- Oct. 5, 2011 Nonprofit builds family unity despite children’s disabilities
- Oct. 4, 2011 Regional Teachers of the Year include two WSU alumni
- Oct. 3, 2011 WSU College of Education to honor PEMCO Insurance
- Sept. 30, 2011 ‘Academic Minute’ features WSU College of Education dean
- Sept. 26, 2011 College of Ed to host grad school information session
- Sept. 22, 2011 WSU plans online master’s in sport management
- Sept. 16, 2011 NSF grant funds math training for rural teachers
- Sept. 14, 2011 Video: Bike champion entertains sport management students
- Sept. 13, 2011 Student teaching overseas offers special challenges, joys
- Aug. 29, 2011 Palouse Project promotes sustainability, faculty interaction
- Aug. 25, 2011 Faculty Senate Chair Claussen selected as ombudsman
- Aug. 19, 2011 Video: Retired teachers pay it forward by helping future students
- Aug. 17, 2011 Biomedical sciences program excites business community
- Aug. 5, 2011 WSU scholarship honors memory of teacher David Ruiz
- July 18, 2011 Longtime WSU dean, educator George Brain remembered
- June 24, 2011 Art ambassadors: Teens learn so they can teach back home
- June 14, 2011 Vancouver prof to coordinate Everett program development
- June 11, 2011 Expert: Nonfiction should be on kids’ summer reading list
- June 10, 2011 Young tribal members find sense of self at workshop
- June 8, 2011 WSU experts question graduation rate findings
- May 27, 2010 Students earn for charity, learn for careers
- May 25, 2011 Researcher investigates usefulness of learning tools
- May 20, 2011 WSU-led project helps Afghans learn, teach English
- May 20, 2011 WSU faculty chosen to edit leading education journal
- May 9, 2011 Friends earn education doctorates together
- May 4, 2011 College of Education presents 2011 awards to faculty, staff
- April 27, 2011 Morrison Named Higher Education Science Teacher of Year
- April 27, 2011 Corrine Gaddis chosen as commencement highlight student
- April 22, 2011 Far away and fearful
- April 14, 2011 Researcher finds high aggression levels in combat veterans
- April 11, 2011 Children’s books help teachers understand autism
- April 8, 2011 Kucer wins Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence
- April 4, 2011 College of Education names David Slavit as Boeing Professor
- April 1, 2011 Science learning video game wins grand prize
- March 30, 2011 WSU connection with Thai educators reaps ongoing benefits
- March 29, 2011 ‘Race to Nowhere’ to wrap up education film series
- March 22, 2011 Cathryn Claussen named WSU’s Woman of the Year
- March 22, 2011 Latino Education Summit to Feature Webcast with Obama
- March 22, 2011 Researcher: Teachers’ word choices can reinforce stereotypes
- March 16, 2011 Special day offers Mariners baseball, chance to help students
- March 10, 2011 Education researcher’s end goal: Accurate test results
- March 10, 2011 Documentary, discussion look into inner city schools
- March 8, 2011 Fellowships support diversity, mathematics education efforts
- Feb. 28, 2011 Kids’ book fair offers buy-one, get-one-free
- Feb. 24, 2011 Education film series continues with ‘The Lottery’
- Feb. 17, 2011 Conference to spotlight role of art in social activism
- Feb. 16, 2011 Math endorsement info offered to educators
- Feb. 11, 1011 Music teacher helps orchestrate teaching careers
- Feb. 10, 2011 Dean’s book draws on legacy of Albert Schweitzer
- Feb. 8, 2011 President’s Perspectives: Focused on education
- Feb. 8, 2011 Video: Albert Schweitzer’s Legacy for Education
- Feb. 8, 2011 Video: John Dewey: America’s philosopher
- Feb. 8, 2011 Q&A with education dean
- Feb. 4, 2011 Math, science education planning could improve collaboration
- Feb. 4, 2011 Common Reading explores education in Palestine
- Feb. 2, 2011 Four earn Sahlin awards
- Jan. 30, 2011 State educators skeptical of report on learning
- Jan. 20, 2011 ‘Waiting for Superman’ to kick off education series
- Jan 19, 2011 Relief from post-traumatic stress may be hours away
- Jan. 12, 2011 Lehmann leads WSU Ecuador program
- Jan. 11, 2011 Education prof, diversity specialist earn MLK awards
- Jan. 3, 2011 Eco-education summer course planned
- Dec. 21, 2010 Teacher/artist JoAnn Sims pictures world at peace
- Dec. 20, 2010 Gazan student meets ‘new family’ upon arrival in Pullman
- Dec. 16, 2010 Basketball marketing followup
- Dec. 8, 2010 WSU promotes hands-on K-12 biomedical education
- Dec. 7, 2010 Doctoral student wins special education research honor
- Dec. 2, 2010 Gaza student granted visa
- Nov. 19, 2010 Workshops harvest lessons from food
- Nov. 12, 2010 Sports marketing class to run women’s basketball game
- Nov. 9, 2010 Assessment examines child development
- Nov. 9, 2010 Art museum school program
- Nov. 8, 2010 Locals help make science fair more interactive
- Nov. 3, 2010 Conference Launches Project Lead The Way
- Nov. 1, 2010 WSU researchers help refine developmental test for kids
- Sept. 30, 2010 Researchers play key role in migrant education project
- Sept. 25, 2010 New dean of education sets sights forward
- Sept. 23, 2010 Research in the spotlight for homecoming weekend
- Sept. 21, 2010 College to host graduate school information session
- Sept. 18, 2010 WSU to evaluate Delta High curriculum
- Sept. 17. 2010 Allen Foundation Grant supports Delta High research
- Sept. 16, 2010 WSU Tri-Cities prof wins math education grant
- Sept. 8, 2010 WSU College of Education Fills Leadership Positions
- Sept. 7, 2010 Raising education talk above the political fray
- Sept. 2, 2010 Tracing connections between education and practice
- Aug. 26, 2010 Grants Support Researcher’s Interest in Struggling Students
- Aug. 23, 2010 WSU program helps teachers earn National Board certification
- Aug. 23, 2010 Nationwide Program Designates WSU Spokane as Affiliate
- Aug. 17, 2010 Governor appoints Vancouver director to standards board
- Aug. 13, 2010 Expert: Demand for ‘quality teachers’ could doom U.S. schools
- Aug. 10, 2010 Teacher: It’s not just what you know, but how you think
- Aug. 6, 2010 Book explores how culture impacts relationships
- July 26, 2010 Author explains important culture differences
- July 21, 2010 WSU College of Ed gets new dean
- July 19, 2010 Teachers join administrators for ‘educational boot camp’
- July 16, 2010 Teachers across the state replay college experience
- July 14, 2010 WSU selects A.G. Rud as new College of Education dean
- June 17, 2010 Shinew named interim dean of Teaching and Learning
- June 15,2010 At Home at School project earns community grant
- June 3, 2010 Video: “Hope, Healing and Horses” offered through PATH
- May 17, 2010 College of Education honors faculty, staff with top 2010 awards
- May 14, 2010 WSU President’s Summit on Early Learning highlights progress
- May 12, 2010 WSU researcher works for gender equity
- May 12, 2010 Mixed heritage can make people sensitive, strong
- May 7, 2010 Going deep on education
- May 5, 2010 John M. Terrey honored with Alumni Achievement Award
- April 29, 2010 WSU, Navy honor high-flying sailor/teacher
- April 27, 2010 Researcher looks for ways to boost women’s academic careers
- April 22, 2010 Video games proposed to teach science
- April 14, 2010 WSU Education faculty honors Richland school superintendent
- April 14, 2010 Outdoor classroom: Students take part in science field day
- April 13, 2010 Video: Field day allows students to learn about outdoors
- April 13, 2010 School’s Cougar fandom part of plan to inspire students
- April 8, 2010 WSU researcher sees games as way to zap science doldrums
- April 5, 2010 Researcher: Mixed heritage can make people sensitive, strong
- March 30, 2010 Three dean of education finalists to visit WSU
- March 29, 2010 Video: “New Frontiers in Aquatic Therapy”
- March 26, 2010 WSU professor earns top Sport & Recreation award
- March 24, 2010 Three honored during Women’s Recognition Luncheon
- March 22, 2010 College of Education phases out program
- March 12, 2010 Latino education summit to be broadcast live
- March 5, 2010 College mulls options for administration program
- March 4, 2010 Video: Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebrated with party
- March 1, 2010 Aquatic esearch supports value of immersion
- Feb. 26, 2010 Event highlights education, social justice
- Feb. 26, 2010 Huie-Rogers Fellow Studies Use of Classroom Language
- Feb. 22, 2010 Kids’ book fair will include Dr. Seuss birthday party
- Feb 18, 2010 Murillo discusses diversity
- Feb. 17, 2010 Court ruling could hurt kids’ chances of learning
- Feb. 16, 2010 Filmmaker, public events highlight Globalization conference
- Feb. 15, 2010 Video: WSU professor offers insight into Olympics
- Feb. 11, 2010 Canadians overwhelmingly support Olympic truce
- Feb. 10, 2010 Aquatics International ranks WSU researcher in “Power 25”
- Feb. 7, 2010 Hispanic educator to speak on promoting diversity
- Feb. 2, 2010 Education professor gets Fulbright
- Feb. 2, 2010 Special education teacher `does it all, and does it well’
- Jan. 25, 2010 College of Education raises funds for Haiti orphanage
- Jan. 21, 2010 Prof plans College of Ed’s first study-abroad course
- Jan. 14, 2010 Students gain insights into legislative impacts
- Jan. 14, 2010 UI, WSU to produce more math, science teachers
- Jan. 8, 2010 College awards grants: Projects include work by 15 faculty
- Dec. 30, 2009 Classroom visits lend insight to future school counselors
- Dec. 17, 2009 Special help for a model citizen
- Dec. 16, 2009 Mathematics Teacher Educators elect faculty member to board
- Dec. 8, 2009 Faculty women honor Dean Judy Mitchell with posthumous award
- Dec. 3, 2009 Dual-language program offers insight, experience
- Nov. 24, 2009 At Home At School program becomes collaborative site of IIQI
- Nov. 20, 2009 Antony will be among fall commencement highlight students
- Nov. 19, 2009 WSU education programs receive state, national accreditation
- Nov. 17, 2009 Aquatics expert to help Army’s wounded warriors
- Nov. 9, 2009 EGO: Where graduate networking and academics converge
- Nov. 7, 2009 Counseling students get classroom experience
- Nov. 6, 2009 Influential educator to discuss role of mathematics
- Nov. 4, 2009 Associate Dean Joins National Education Research Committee
- Nov. 3, 2009 Artistic perspectives shed light on meth addiction
- Oct. 27, 2009 Researcher documents skills of Latino child care providers
- Oct. 26, 2009 Education graduate receives Master’s Research Award
- Oct. 21, 2009 WSU, New Zealand share research, perspectives
- Oct. 5, 2009 College of Education to host graduate school information session
- Oct. 1, 2009 Sport Marketing Expert Studies Impact of Japanese Ads
- Sept. 29, 2009 WSU connects with New Zealand through student research
- Sept. 21, 2009 Experts in parenting, college success to speak
- Sept. 20, 2009 Second grant continues math partnership
- Sept. 10. 2009 Seniors serve as ambassadors for FTLOC
- Sept. 8, 2009 WSU president teaches fall semester course
- Sept. 3, 2009 New research center tackles timely education issues
- Aug. 27, 2009 Sport historian scores with writings on hockey
- August 2009 There’s no hiding success for the Guillory brothers
- Aug. 14, 2009 Everyday Hero: Dr. Susan Finley
- July 31, 2009 WSU loses long-standing High School Equivalency Program
- July 30, 2009 Hammond and Sievers take on new administrative roles
- July 22, 2009 Tribal sports camp leaders aim to build lifelong athletes
- July 7, 2009 Provost Names New Interim Leadership Team at College
- July 6, 2009 Newly appointed WSU Education dean dies
- July 3, 2009 Interim Dean Len Foster dies; a `second shock’ to the college
- July 1, 2009 Teacher seeking ways to improve math education
- June 30, 2009 Co-workers, students mourn dean’s unexpected death
- June 30, 2009 Teachers, in student mode, bone up on science at WSU
- June 29, 2009 WSU community mourns death of Dean Judy Mitchell
- June 26, 2009 Award winner helps all first-graders understand math
- June 16, 2009 Grad student learns from his third grade teacher
- June 15, 2009 Sport management program spared
- June 9, 2009 Education Spotlight Focuses on Native Achievement Gap Study
- June 3, 2009 A Walk in the Woods
- May 14, 2009 Expert Explores How Authors Spin Straw-to-Riches Tale
- May 9, 2009 College Participates in Nationwide Educational Leadership Project
- May 9, 2009 Education majors write, design winning children’s books
- May 7, 2009 Faculty, Staff Honored by College of Education
- May 4, 2009 New WSU center researches education issues
- May 4, 2009 Martinez Foundation provides assistance
- April 27, 2009 Martinez Foundation Teams Up With Universities
- April 24, 2009 Health and fitness major wins award, neighbors’ gratitude
- April 23, 2009 Damen Harmeling, ’09, masters role of student-athlete
- April 10, 2009 WSUprogram makes an I.M.P.A.C.T.
- April7, 2009 Health & Fitnessmajor amongService Learning Award winners
- April 1, 2009 Research Forum on Cyberbullying Invites Community Dialogue
- March 24, 2009 National Swimming Pool Foundation Awards Six Grants
- March 16, 2009 Riverpoint partners want all students ready for math success
- March 11, 2009 Oviawe Named WSU Woman of the Year 2009
- March 9, 2009 WSU Honors Six Women of Distinction for 2009
- March 2, 2009 WSU report measures Native students progress
- Feb. 25, 2009 Professors Take Leadership Roles in Literacy Organizations
- Feb. 21, 2009 WSU colleges hope small cost-cutting measures add up
- Feb. 20, 2009 Education Doctoral Graduate Wins National Dissertation Award
- Feb. 18, 2009 Families invited to celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday at WSU
- Feb. 18, 2009 Budget Forces Reduction of Program at Grays Harbor
- Feb. 17, 2009 WSU Superintendent Certification Program Wins Honor
- Feb. 12, 2009 Partnership Aims to Close Achievement Gap
- Feb. 11, 2009 Faculty play key role in developing high school
- Jan. 31, 2009 Study identifies ways to help Native American students
- Jan. 29, 2009 Book collection benefits charity, graduate education
- Jan. 29, 2009 Researchers propose plan for improving Native achievement
- Jan. 27, 2009 Arts, immigration, on agenda at Fifth Globalization Conference
- Jan. 15, 2009 At Home At School: “A great program”
- Jan. 14, 2009 WSU Martin Luther King Award honors doctoral candidate
- Jan. 11, 2009 Diversity a part of WSU’s strategic plan
- Dec. 19, 2008 Health Fund Gives to WSU Program for Homeless Kids
- December 2008 Handicap lift project elevates engineering
- Dec. 12, 2008 Faculty awards support wide array of research
- Dec. 1, 2008 Doctoral graduate shares her passion for Japan
- Nov. 5, 2008 Lawn display created by arts integration class
- Oct. 28, 2008 Students put together Moscow-Pullman Putting Championship
- Oct. 28, 2008 Bergeson, Dorn debate the issues
- Oct. 27, 2008 WSUs school superintendent program receives statewide award
- Oct. 21, 2008 Education, social justice joined at the hip…hop
- Oct. 20, 2008 Research project looking for people with asthma to participate
- Oct. 16, 2008 High school students explore teaching careers at WSU Tri-Cities
- Oct. 10, 2008 WSU searches for early learning funds
- Oct. 9, 2008 Aquatics Institute guides water activity for athletes, patients
- Oct. 8, 2008 Researcher to Share Lessons from Middle East at Oct. 23 Forum
- Oct. 7, 2008 New aquatics program to show benefits of water training
- Oct. 3, 2008 Authors will brief Congress on complex nature of reading
- Sept. 30, 2008 Forum to feature candidates for top state education post
- Sept. 30, 2008 College of Education honors Beresford Company owners
- Sept. 29, 2008 Edgar and Holly Martinez double up on education outreach
- Sept. 26, 2008 Seminars will highlight visit of Japanese educators
- Sept. 19, 2008 WSU librarian will help judge top children’s book award
- Sept. 9, 2008 Two Cougars travel to Palestine
- Sept. 2, 2008 Principal of Year competition honors WSU doctoral candidate
- Aug. 20, 2008 Researchers explore ways to help Native American students
- Aug.18, 2008 Education experts offer back-to-school advice
- Aug. 6, 2008 Doctoral student named finalist for National Principal of Year
- Aug. 5, 2008 Statewide doctoral program aims to prepare teacher leaders
- July 31, 2008 Fellowship gives expert science teacher a field trip to WSU
- July 21, 2008 College selects ambassadors for Future Teachers and Leaders
- June 29, 2008 Report says teachers’ math skills don’t add up
- June 16, 2008 Group goes to Middle East on grant
- June 12, 2008 College of Education superintendent program reigns
- June 10, 2008 Tribal youth get a taste of college
- May 9, 2008 Education research team heads to Israel/Palestine
- May 5, 2008 Commencement spotlights College of Education graduates
- May 5, 2008 President’s Award winner: Elliott Flavors
- May 1, 2008 Civic engagement leads to honors for professor, student
- April 30, 2008 Aspiring teachers create winning children’s books
- April 25, 2008 Early riser finds balance, earns degree
- April 17, 2008 Renowned multicultural scholar speaks to full house
- April 2, 2008 Undergrad’s research chosen for exhibit
- April 1, 2008 College alumna marks 105th birthday
- March 19, 2008 Researcher discusses studies on steroids, HGH
- March 18, 2008 Coalition collaborates on early learning
- March 14, 2008 Canadas 2010 Olympics Chief to Speak at WSU
- March 11, 2008 Ike principal deserving of statewide honor
- March 10, 2008 WSU students hope to purchase 100 bicycles for area youth
- March 10, 2008 WSU math instructors agree with peers at UW
- March 5, 2008 Nagel joins WSU Tri-Cities as College of Education director
- March 5, 2008 Graduate student wins award for study of curriculum
- March 4, 2008 College of Education researchers inaugurate faculty fellowships
- March 1, 2008 Every kid should have a bike
- Feb. 26, 2008 Lecturer to focus on relationships with Native Americans
- Spring 2008 A school in the woods
- Feb. 25, 2008 Leadership class aids area families
- Feb. 22 , 2008 Doctoral student to receive curriculum award
- Feb. 5 , 2008 Education expert urges teachers to tune in to popular culture
- Feb. 1 , 2008 Fetal alochol syndrome: Clinic team relies on expertise
- Jan. 30, 2008 NSF grant partners grad students with science teachers
- Jan. 29, 2008 HEP program marks four decades of helping migrant students
- Jan. 24 , 2008 Sun sets on Pullman’s Eclipse Alternative High School
- Jan. 24, 2008 $1 million grant advances aquatic exercise research
- Jan. 24, 2008 WSU program aims to prepare community college leaders
- Jan. 18, 2008 Professor receives Award for Excellence in Teacher Preparation
- Jan. 14, 2008 Diversity faculty award announced
- Dec. 27, 2007 WSU psychologist studies hypnosis as a treatment tool
- Dec. 14, 2007 Stairwell tree boasts long tenure at Cleveland Hall
- Dec. 4, 2007 Fall commencement highlights education graduate
- Dec. 3, 2007 Helping students stay on schedule
- Nov.30, 2007 Eleven teachers earn professional certification at Tri-Cities
- Nov.20, 2007 Destined to teach
- Nov. 16, 2007 Holiday childrens stories, music Dec. 4 at WSU Tri-Cities
- Nov. 16, 2007 College of Education to host graduate open house
- Nov. 16, 2007 Selby named interim director of Tri-Cities education programs
- Nov. 14, 2007 Building capacity for college readiness in mathematics
- Nov. 14, 2007 Web gallery features arts educator’s work
- Nov. 13, 2007 Alum, educator selected WSUs Dad of the Year for 2007
- Nov. 9, 2007 Problem solving: Go figure
- Nov. 9, 2007 David Gruenewald grounds education under students’ feet
- Nov. 9, 2007Leadership studies: Engaging students, changing the world
- Nov. 5 , 2007 Pullman woman starts school in India
- Nov. 1 , 2007WSU Tri-Cities education professor honored for literacy work
- Oct. 12, 2007 WSU president to speak at leadership banquet, auction
- Oct. 3, 2007 When “nice” is not: For women, the characteristic varies
- Oct. 3, 2007 Sputnik boosted orbit of science education
- Oct. 2, 2007 Staff spotlight: Debra Barnett of WSU-Vancouver
- Oct. 2, 2007 Hypnotic age regression research seeks volunteers
- Sept. 25, 2007 Michael Pavel receives indigenous leadership honor
- Sept. 14, 2007 Success stories highlight college guide for American Indians
- Sept. 4, 2007 John Bransford, expert on learning, to deliver Holland Lecture
- Aug. 31, 2007 Social studies left behind
- July 19, 2007 Corinne Mantle-Bromley named AED Scholar
- July 18, 2007 Superintendents go back to school at WSU
- July 16, 2007 Ferrucci Program offers unique sabbatical for teachers
- July 2, 2007 Summer writing program receives second year of funding
- June 22, 2007 Frost to join WSU Spokane education programs
- June 19, 2007 Portrait honors memory of professor
- June 12, 2007 What makes a great principal?
- June 12, 2007 Leadership camp opens doors for Native Americans
- June 8, 2007 Students build leadership skills, and a playground
- May, 2007 “The Sameshima Stomp”: Cyber-Dancin’ and Designing
- May 5, 2007 College of Education graduate wins special recognition
- May 2, 2007 Field day offers hands-on teacher training, and lots of fun
- April 12, 2007 New digital divide threatens U.S. schools
- April 4, 2007 Professors novel dissertation wins award
- March 1, 2007 Five selected to receive WSU Employee Excellence Awards
- February, 2007 Professor’s discovery offers key to passing critical test
- Feb. 27, 2007 Principals Association honors associate dean
- Feb.19, 2007 Diversity conference features public films, lectures
- Feb. 7, 2007 Sport management coordinator gets national recognition
- Jan. 27, 2007 WSU joins effort to strengthen education doctorate
- Jan.12, 2007 MLK distinguished service awards announced
- Jan. 12, 2007 Coretta Scott King Center chooses WSU graduate as director
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