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Sept. 27: College of Education hosts STEM Education Research Summit
August 24, 2017

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, 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.

March 5-7: WSU to host future Native American teachers
February 16, 2017

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, 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.

$2.2M to fund English learning development for teachers
October 5, 2016

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

gisela-ernst-slavit-headVANCOUVER, 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.

April 4: Science teachers-to-be explain nanotechnology
March 6, 2015

NanoDaysPULLMAN, Wash. – Students at Washington State University studying to be science teachers will help children conduct hands-on experiments during NanoDays at the Palouse Discovery Science Center 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman.

Martinez Foundation teams up with universities
April 27, 2009

PULLMAN — When Edgar Martinez throws out the honorary first pitch at the Seattle Mariners’ “Salute to Latinos in Beisbol Day,” he’ll be sharing Safeco Field with students whom he is helping become teachers.

The former all-star Mariner and his wife, Holli Martinez, are teaming up with WSU, the University of Washington and Seattle University to put more teachers of color into the nation’s classrooms.

Through the Martinez Foundation, the couple will sponsor 15 masters in teaching fellowships starting next fall—five at each university. The foundation plans to have an ongoing relationship with the students and document the impact … » More …

Eleven teachers earn professional certification
December 3, 2007

RICHLAND – Eleven teachers gave presentations Monday evening to complete their professional certification process through WSU Tri-Cities.

All teachers in the state of Washington, upon completing their teacher preparation program and fulfilling other requirements for their licenses, receive the “residency” teacher certificate. The next step is the “professional” teacher certificate. The WSU Tri-Cities Professional Certificate Program has graduated teachers twice a year since 2002.

“This allows teachers to be ‘highly qualified’ to teach in public schools,” said Professor Marisol Rodriguez-Price, coordinator of the professional certification program in the WSU Tri-Cities Department of Teaching and Learning. “It takes a lot of time and effort … » More …

Western educators get fired up about hospitality
June 27, 2005

PULLMAN — Twenty-eight high school teachers from seven Western states donned starched chef’s aprons embroidered with their names and sharpening professional knives from their sets as they sliced into a unique summer school program at At Washington State University.“We were excited to give these educators from Washington, Alaska, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada and Oregon a taste of our hospitality program,” said Terry Umbreit, director of the School of Hospitality Business Management in the business college.These educators switched their typical roles by becoming students once again to get hands-on lessons about everything from haute cuisine meal preparation to kitchen knife handling, and from fundamentals of … » More …

Teachers from four states cookin’ on all burners at WSU
July 19, 2002

High school teachers from four Western states rolled up their sleeves at Washington State University recently, hungry to get their hands messy as they participated in a unique summer school program.In chef’s hats and starched white aprons, these 25 men and women educators became students once again, getting hands-on lessons about everything from haute cuisine meal preparation to kitchen knife handling, and from wine tasting to human resource/personnel issues facing the hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries.Faculty and staff in WSU’s School of Hospitality Business Management spent weeks creating a relevant, yet fun, curriculum especially for this group—members of the nationwide Hospitality Business Alliance. In … » More …