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Washington state’s education community loses “great friend and leader”
Remembering our friend, colleague and educator
SEATTLE – Seattle University Associate Professor Michael Silver, who led the College of Education’s educational leadership program for the past 10 years, died in a Bellevue hospital Tuesday after a long illness. He was 66.
A former superintendent, Silver was hired by the College of Education in 2004 as director of the educational administration program, developing and teaching courses in leadership and administration for principals, superintendents and program administrators. He was also chair of the Department of Professional Studies.
“Michael generously shared his passion and expertise in leadership and administration with students, faculty and colleagues,” said SU College of Education Dean Deanna Iceman Sands. “He was devoted to the work of preparing and supporting leaders in education to create opportunities and access for all children and youth.”
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Faculty and staff from the College of Education will be recognized on Friday, May 30 for completing 10 or more years of service at Seattle University. The celebration will be held in the Connolly Center from noon to 3 p.m. as part of the annual Appreciation Celebration for faculty and staff. Read more.
Seattle University's Delta Psi Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling honor society that recognizes academic and professional excellence, inducted 28 new members on April 27 at Casey Commons. Read more
Bulgarian educators interested in inclusive education for students with learning challenges visited the College of Education this week to learn more about a team assessment tool and guidebook for positive behavior interventions written by MIT Associate Professor Bridget Walker and University of Washington College of Education Professor Doug Cheney. Read more.
Today in Education Week’s blog on “Assessing the Assessments,” Dr. Deanna Iceman Sands, Dean of Seattle University's College of Education, argues for a new understanding of formative assessment and Kelley Kalinich, superintendent in Kenilworth, Illinois talks about what that would look like in the classroom. Read more.
Congratulations to 16 College of Education graduate students who will be inducted this spring into Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education. The Alpha Sigma Nu Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 21st at 7 p.m. in Pigott Auditorium. Read more.
A delegation of five experts from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia visited Seattle University on March 31 to learn more about the Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS). The international visitors were on a cross-country tour of the U.S. to visit selected schools and universities to learn how to improve disability services for students in their country. Read more.
Seattle University College of Education will join the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a Consortium of more than 80 colleges and schools of education working together to redesign all aspects of the professional practice doctorate in education known as the Ed.D. Read more.
MIddle College High School, a Seattle Public School in collaboration with Seattle University, celebrated its first anniversary in Loyola Hall this winter. One of the year's highlights is the number of collaborations between Seattle University faculty and students and the high school. Read more.
James Harvey, a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Seattle University College of Education (COE), is behind an effort to launch a national conversation on assessment and accountability between scholars and school officials.
From mid-March through mid-April, Education Week will feature a blog on “Assessing the Assessments,” a partnership between the Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative at Teachers College, Columbia University and the National Superintendents Roundtable. Read more.
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Ben Talbert, a College of Education graduate student in the Superintendent Program, is a recipient of the 2014 AASA Education Administration Scholarship award. The $2,000 award for graduate studies was presented to Ben in February at the 2014 AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, Tennessee. He is one of five national scholarship award winners. Talbot is the principal of Rainier Middle School in Auburn. AASA is the American Association of School Administrators, a national leadership organization supporting school superintendents.
The second annual Impact! Safe Schools event, which brings local high school students together with city and university law enforcement officials to learn how to make schools safer, returns to Seattle University on March 11, 2014. School Psychology Program Director Dr. Samuel Song, who has extensive academic expertise in the field of youth violence and bullying, facilitates the annual event.
Congratulations to College of Education alumnus David M. Johnson, EdD, '87, the winner of Seattle University's 2014 Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. Dr. Johnson, a graduate of the College's Educational Leadership doctoral program, is CEO of Navos, which offers mental health services to low-income children and adults with serious and persistent mental illness. Learn more.
Seattle University welcomes Dr. Deanna Sands as the new dean of the College of Education, beginning July 1. Dr. Sands has spent the past 26 years serving as professor and associate dean of research and professional learning in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver). Read the official university announcement of Dr. Sand's appointment.
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