See Live: The Relentless Principal, Hamish Brewer

Principal Hamish Brewer is coming to UMW! With almost 24 million views on his "The Relentless Principal" Freethink video, national award winning Principal Hamish Brewer is disrupting public education in Virginia. Come see him at UMW! Watch the Viral Video: http://www.freethinkmedia.com/shows/culture/video/the-relentless-principal/ Watch Live Online UPDATE: Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to stream this event. Contact Info: Dr. Broome at jbroome@umw.edu Principal Brewer's Biography Hamish Brewer, a tattooed, skateboarding principal in Northern Virginia isn’t your normal principal. Hamish is high octane, constantly calling on his students to “Be Relentless". Mr. Brewer has become known as an educational disrupter who transcends the status quo and typical educational norms. This style has earned Mr. Brewer recognition such as the NAESP Nationally Distinguished Principal, the VAESP School Bell Award, and ASCD Virginia Impact Award. Mr. Brewer is … [Read more...]

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, 2017 Educator in Residence

College of Education's 2017 Educator in Residence Lecture Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Hip Hop, Hip Hope: The (R)Evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy April 6th, 2017 Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center 3:30PM-4:30PM Light Refreshments to Follow Dr. Ladon-Billings Biography Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and is Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the President-Elect of the National Academy of Education. She was the 2005-2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to … [Read more...]

Partnering with Local Elementary Schools to Tackle Oil Spills

University of Mary Washington Professor of Education George Meadows partnered with principals and teachers at Anne E. Moncure, Hartwood and Ferry Farm elementary schools and Friends of the Rappahannock to educate more than 300 students about water pollution caused by oil spills before starting the building process.   … [Read more...]

Dr. Epps recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award

Beverly D. Epps, associate professor in the Department of Foundations, Leadership and Special Populations in the College of Education, was recognized with the Graduate Faculty Award. The honor recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership in a graduate program. The person selected must have served in a full-time position at the university for at least two years. … [Read more...]

4th Annual Educator in Residence Event

  Martha Abbott was the featured educator at the fourth annual College of Education Educator-in-Residence event April 26 at the UMW Stafford campus. The day-long event also featured graduate presentations, workshops, and an award ceremony. Abbot earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Latin from the University of Mary Washington and spent 32 years in education before joining the nonprofit sector. She also holds a master’s degree in Spanish linguistics from Georgetown University and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2004 by UMW. To end the day’s events, several graduates received awards. Olivia Costello received the Outstanding Master of Education Student Award. Laura Gomez  received the Barbara Bishop Mann Award.  Students Anne Roberts and Merilee Grubb received the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Virginia Scholars Awards. Read more about the Event, Educator-in-Residence Talks Leadership with Graduates … [Read more...]

COE Grad in the News

Congratulations to UMW College of Education and Classics, Religion and Philosophy Alumna Hallie Feingold for her selection as the 2014 New Teacher of the Year at Courtland High School. Ms. Feingold is in her first year as a Latin teacher at CHS. We are proud of her accomplishment and wish her continued success in her teaching career! … [Read more...]

EdTech Conference a Success

FOURTH ANNUAL UMW EDTECH CONFERENCE A SUCCESS As reported by Melina Downs: FREDERICKSBURG, VA (March 14, 2014)- Educators from across the region came together March 14 for the Fourth Annual EdTech Conference at the University of Mary Washington to talk about ways to change learning in the digital age. Students from J.W. Alvey Elementary School show Catherine Walker, adjunct instructor for the UMW College of Education, a project that they are completing. Pictured from left are Walker, fourth-graders Misha Padigala and Jessica Minelli. Sponsored by the College of Education, the day began with a keynote presentation by Director of Teaching and Learning at UMW Jim Groom who spoke about publishing and archiving student work, UMW blogs, digital storytelling and why K-12 educators should incorporate those tools in the classroom. “What we do as educators – what we do in higher ed and K-12 – is share a hope. It’s a hope that what we’re doing is framing a whole world of … [Read more...]

4th Annual Literacy Leadership Symposium

4th Annual Literacy Leadership Symposium: Reaching All Learners October 10, 2013   When: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Where: University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus, University Hall Featured Speakers Dr. Michael McKenna, University of Virginia Dr. Richard Long, International Reading Association Visit the Literacy Leadership Symposium Web site to Learn More … [Read more...]

Educator in Residence

  The 3rd annual College of Education Educator in Residence Event was a success on May 1, 2013. The daylong event at the Stafford campus also featured graduate presentations ranging from using graphic novels in the classroom to employing computer games to teach math to hands-on time in the new LearnerSpace on the Stafford campus. A ceremony celebrating graduates with a number of COE awards ...Read more...  View Educator In Residence Lecture by Mrs. Barbara Bishop Mann (’66)   Download Graduate Presentation Schedule Educator In Residence Lecture by Mrs. Barbara Bishop Mann (’66) Recognition and Celebration of 2012-2013 CoE Graduates (Download 2013 EIR Invitation) … [Read more...]

Join Destination Imagination Virginia April 13

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