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Kathryn Merrick

Katie Merrick

Communications Coordinator
Marketing and Communications
Pullman campus
Cleveland Hall 176
Pullman, WA  99164

509-335-6850
kathryn.merrick@wsu.edu

Katie Merrick provides a student perspective to the marketing and communications team at the College of Education. She helps create social media posts, write weekly news articles, and share the many different stories of the College of Education.

Katie is currently working towards a B.A. in strategic communication from WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. She is an active member of the WSU chapter of the Association for Women in Communications and currently serves as vice president of the club. She also works as a campus representative for Pearson Education.

Katie is a third generation WSU student and the granddaughter of a College of Education graduate.

What she lacks in professional experience she makes up for in enthusiasm. Education has always been important to her and she hopes to use this passion to share the great accomplishments of the College of Education.

Katie plans to graduate in May 2019.

engagementsurvey


The Engagement Project

Task Engagement Survey

Dear English Language Educator:

Research shows that if students are engaged in learning activities they will learn better. We want to help English language students and teachers in both ESL and EFL contexts learn and teach more effectively, and you can help us by completing this survey about your own teaching or ask your students to complete it about their learning. The student and teacher versions of the survey have been translated into 10 languages so that you can choose a suitable version and answer the questions or guide your students to answer the questions as completely and specifically as possible. The findings of this study will lead to a learning model that could potentially benefit English language learners worldwide. In addition, the engagement principles discovered through this research may be adopted in other learning contexts for creating a more effective teaching/learning environment.

By taking this survey you agree that your answers can be used as data to help us create a task engagement model. We guarantee that your data will not be identified and cannot be traced to you; in other words, the data are anonymous. We appreciate your help!

Note: This survey is for English language teachers and learners. If you are not an English language teacher or learner, please do not take this survey. Also, the survey is password-protected; the password for student surveys is “students2018” and for teachers “teachers2018” (without quotes).  We will be happy to provide you with the results when they are analyzed.

If you have any questions or need any help with this task, please email us at  jegbert@wsu.edu or s.shahrokni@wsu.edu.


Student Task Engagement Survey

Choose the language that you are most comfortable reading.

  1. Arabic (عربى)
  2. Chinese simplified  (简体中文)
  3. Chinese Traditional (華語)
  4. English
  5. Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia)
  6. Korean (한국어)
  7. Persian/Farsi (فارسی)
  8. Russian (русский)
  9. Spanish (Español)
  10. Ukrainian (Українська)
  11. Turkish (Türk)
Teacher Task Engagement Survey

Choose the language that you are most comfortable reading.

  1. Arabic (عربى)
  2. Chinese simplified (简体中文) 
  3. Chinese traditional (華語)
  4. English
  5. Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia)
  6. Korean (한국어)
  7. Persian/Farsi (فارسی)
  8. Russian (русский)
  9. Spanish (Español)
  10. Ukrainian (Українська)
  11. Turkish (Türk)

 

Workshop: Mistaken Identity: A reflection of the Mixed-Race Experience 

#UnderTheSkin

About the Workshop

Dear followers of the Mestizo Center, we continue with our series of workshops this Fall 2017, exploring the complexities of identity formation. This Thursday, Faith Price, Assistant Director of the WSU’s Native American Programs, will share her experience as a mixed-race human being. In Faith’s words, in this workshop “we will explore the parts that make us whole, and the complexities of phenotype and racial identity”. This will also be a unique opportunity to learn from Faith’s skills to design and we will be co-creating with her a collective art piece. As usual, we will have wonderful food, conversations, and a great time.

Thank you for supporting #UnderTheSkin by spreading the word among your networks. Everybody is welcome. See you on Thursday, 2:00pm Cleveland Hall 121

About Faith Price

Faith Price is the Assistant Director of WSU’s Native American Programs. She is of Wampanoag/African American/European descent. She grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, and graduated from the University of Montana.  She has one daughter who is even more mixed race than she is 🙂 In her free time, Faith loves to sew and has her own fashion line called Powwow Baby.

www.etsy.com/shop/powwowbaby 

Exercise Is Medicine

Ever wonder what exercise can do for your health? WSU’s Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Leadership Team will be hosting events October 23-27, to promote physical activity and to introduce the EIM global health initiative to campus.

Here’s what’s happening each day of the week:

Monday, Oct. 23

WSU’s EIM initiative kicks off with three all-campus walks, one at 12:00 p.m., one at 12:30 p.m. and another at 1:00 p.m.

President Kirk Schulz and Provost Dan Bernardo will be walking during the 1 p.m. o-clock time slot. Community members are encouraged to attend the walk. The initiative is being hosted by the sport science and athletic training programs and will have different components each day.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Today EIM will be teaching quick and easy flexibility exercises that anyone can do in the home, office or classroom. Come learn and experience EIM from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Glenn Terrell Mall. A free yoga class will also be offered at the Chinook from 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Come test your strength today and complete as many push-ups or sit-ups as you can! We will have a contest throughout the day to see if we get more push-ups or sit-ups. Come learn and experience EIM from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Glenn Terrell Mall.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Test your endurance with jump ropes, a jog throughout campus, or a walk test. Come learn and experience EIM from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Glenn Terrell Mall.

Friday, Oct. 27

EIM leaders will be teaching proper squat and lifting techniques with fitness professionals throughout the day. EIM will also have a squat challenge with a collective goal of 2,000 squats for the day. Come learn and experience EIM from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Glenn Terrell Mall.

“Houseless Testimonios of Survival & Resistance”

Please join the Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color in a free workshop: “My Story is the Only Thing I Own: Houseless’ Testimonios of Survival & Resistance” on October 19 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in EdAd 212.

This workshop will be facilitated by Nancy Carvajal Medina, a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education.

Workshop Information:

What are the stories of unstably housed people in rural areas? What do we know about rural homelessness? What actions can we take to support community members who experience housing instability?

In this session we will listen to a snapshot of one houseless’ testimonio and will share our insights about what it entails experiencing housing instability. Bring your whole self (mindbodyspirit) to enter into a houseless’ world.

WSU students are highly encouraged to attend. Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome.

"My Story is the Only Thing I Own"

Gordon-Enberg Speaker Series 2017


Former ESPN Reporter to speak about making sports accessible to all children

PULLMAN, Wash. – A former ESPN and Seattle Times reporter will discuss how to make sports accessible to all children.

Tom Farrey will be the guest lecturer on Oct. 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Chinook Student Center 150 in Pullman as part of Washington State University’s Gordon-Enberg Professional Series in Sport Studies.

Farrey is the executive director of the Sports & Society program for the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. The program engages leaders and stakeholders to address challenges at the intersection of sports and society.

In his lecture, “How to Get a Game On,” he will examine the current landscape of youth sport, now a $15 billion industry dominated by travel teams. He will also discuss ways to sustain children’s interest in physical activity and share lessons on the creation of a movement that addresses a complex social problem in communities.

“Depending on who you talk to, young athletes today are either coddled or burned out,” said Scott Jedlicka, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s Sport Management program. “Tom Farrey’s work transcends that debate by instead emphasizing access to sport opportunities and habitual, lifelong physical activity as the central concerns of youth sport programs.”

Jedlicka said the lecture will appeal to athletes, coaches, parents, and youth sport administrators.

“It will also be geared toward people who are simply committed to helping young people succeed, even outside of sport,” Jedlicka said. “It will be a very inspiring way to kick off Homecoming Weekend in Pullman.”

Farrey’s 2008 book “Game On: The All American Race to Make Champions of Our Children” started a movement that culminated in the creation of Aspen Institute’s Project Play, an initiative that provides stakeholders with tools and opportunities to make sport accessible to all children, regardless of zip code or ability.

Hundreds of organizations, from grassroots providers to foundations to professional leagues, have used Project Play’s framework of eight strategies for the eight sectors touching the lives of children to introduce programs or shape their youth strategies.

Farrey’s broadcasting work earned him the 2014 Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Award, the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award, and two Emmy Awards. His reports have appeared on “Outside the Lines,” “SportsCenter,” “E:60,” “Good Morning America,” “ABC World News Tonight,” and “This Week.”

The Carol E. Gordon and Mary Lou Enberg Endowed Professional Series in Sport Studies is an annual public event that features sport industry experts sharing perspectives on their career experiences in an effort to inspire insight and foster dialogue about both recent and longstanding issues in sport.

The event is made possible by the Sport Management program in the College of Education, in cooperation with University Recreation and the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

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Contact: Scott Jedlicka – 509-335-0117 – Scott.Jedlicka@wsu.edu

Getting to Know You: Cheyene Powell


Cheyene Powell— Elementary Education

Academic Focus: Special Education

Hometown: Shoreline, Washington

Year: Junior

Why do you want to become a teacher?
I like being a role model and I have always worked with kids from babysitting to working at a summer camp to just being at home.  I am the oldest child so it is great to have my younger siblings look up to me. It is also great when you realize what an impact that you have had on the kids that you work with which I have seen through working at the summer camp. I want to be able to impact my students in such a positive way that they have no choice but to look back and remember my positive influence on them and their peers.

What are you most passionate about when it comes to being a teacher?
I want to be someone that my students can turn to when they feel as if they have no one else because I had that and it made life quite a bit easier.

What or who inspired you to become a teacher?
My 5th grade teacher was always someone that I could turn to when things got difficult. She has had my younger siblings and has constantly been a huge support for my family. Now that I am in college, she is still keeping in touch with me and supporting me on my journey to become a teacher. I want to be that person for my students.

Gordon-Enberg Speaker Series: Tom Farrey

The speaker for the 2017 Carol Gordon and Mary-Lou Enberg Endowed Professional Series in Sport Studies will be Tom Farrey, a former ESPN and Seattle Times reporter who is currently the director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program. Farrey will speak in the Chinook building on Homecoming Weekend’s Friday, October 20. The lecture starts at 4:00 p.m.

2017 (Fall) Suwyn Family Lecture Series in Education


Introducing
Megan Bang

Megan Bang (Ojibwe and Italian descent) is an associate professor of the Learning Sciences and Human Development in Educational Psychology at the University of Washington. She teaches in the Teacher Education Programs and is affiliated faculty in American Indian Studies. She is the former Director of Education at the American Indian Center (AIC), where she served in this role for 12 years. In addition she was the counselor and GED instructor at the Institute for Native American Development at Truman College, a community college. She served on the Title VII parent committee for 6+ years for Chicago Public Schools. She is a former pre-school, middle-school, high-school, and GED teacher, youth worker, and museum educator. She has directed professional development programs with in-service and pre-service teachers, and after school programs in community-based organizations. She is currently the Director of Native Education Certificate Program at the University of Washington to support in-service, pre-service and informal educators working in and with Native communities.

Megan’s research is focused on understanding culture, cognition, and development broadly with a specific focus on the complexities of navigating multiple meaning systems in creating and implementing more effective learning environments with Indigenous students, teachers, and communities both in schools and in community settings.  Her work focuses on decolonizing and indigenizing education broadly with a focus on “STEAM.” More specifically she works to create learning environments that build on Indigenous ways of knowing, attend to issues of self-determination and work towards socially and ecologically just futures.

Megan serves on several editorial boards including: Journal of American Indian education, Curriculum & Instruction, Mind, Culture, and Activity, and Curriculum Inquiry. She serves on the board of Directors for Grassroots Indigenous Multi-media and organization focused on Ojibwe language revitalization and Na’ah Illahee Fund an organization focused on empowering Indigenous women and girls.

Megan is the birth mother of three and has raised many of her nieces and nephews. She is a daughter, niece, sister, and partner as well.

ABOUT THE TALK

From Megan Bang: “This talk will focus on the role of Indigenous science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education in bringing about just and sustainable futures that ensure the thriving of Indigenous communities. Indigenous peoples ways of knowing are based in relations with our homelandswaters and the relational responsibilities we have. While historically science and science education had been tools of colonialism and empire,  decolonial landwater based education can transform the the pedagogical paradigms we utilize in educational spaces in ways the support thriving and resurgent Indigenous youth. In this talk I will share work in a ISTEAM programs with K-12th grade Indigenous youth that not only ensures they have opportunity to learn and continue Indigenous science – something Indigenous peoples have always done – but also achieve and appropriately utilize western science towards generative ends.”

 

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