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On behalf of the RECE Steering Committee and RECE Virtual Webinar Series Organizers, we invite you to join us for the second virtual webinar series in 2021 focused on:
Land, Education,Place and Climate Justice in Early Childhood

Register below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/land-education-place-and-climate-justice-in-early-childhood-tickets-150836017589?fbclid=IwAR0kZQAuHRdG-K5NJ7RQ79lNLTiveKiDmL1xtjYl3Mk1dekvCuu6SRBibd8
On behalf of the RECE Steering Committee and RECE Virtual Webinar Series Organizers, we invite you to join us for the second virtual webinar series in 2021 focused on:
Land, Education,Place and Climate Justice in Early Childhood

Our very own Dr. Lees 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 will be presenting

Register below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/land-education-place-and-climate-justice-in-early-childhood-tickets-150836017589?fbclid=IwAR0kZQAuHRdG-K5NJ7RQ79lNLTiveKiDmL1xtjYl3Mk1dekvCuu6SRBibd8
Ready for a teaching position! Irene Reither Elementary in the Meridian School District is hiring for various positions. Apply right away!!
Job Opportunity in Snohomish County!
Looking for eager new educators!

- WWU Alumn

https://www.facebook.com/snohomishcd/posts/2721172937906543
If anyone has a Woodring t shirt that would like to sell I would like to buy one.
Hello! My daughter wants to attend WWU next Fall, but has a question. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to take a Minor when you're majoring in Teacher Education? Is there time? She wants to minor in Chinese Language. Thanks so much!
Cindy from Vancouver, WA daughter is a senior at Skyview H.S.
Dear Woodring Colleagues,

Good afternoon!

On behalf of the Justice Speaks Series Planning Committee from Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University, we are excited to announce our first annual teacher of color conference, entitled: “I Am a Teacher of Color”: Teachers Speak Back to the Academy ("ToC Back" for short). The conference will take place at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. We would like to extend an invitation to you to attend, and would greatly appreciate your help in reaching out to alumni & current teacher candidates of color from Woodring teacher education programs who would benefit from attending, so please feel free to share this email with your networks!

For this conference, we intend to create a supportive, healing space that centers the needs of educators of color. As you know, once in the profession, teachers of color often lack the necessary institutional support needed to thrive. Our hope is that this conference can serve as an opportunity to learn from and lean on one another, as educators of color, and engage in coalition-building across schools and districts. By centering the voices of teachers of color as they “speak back” to the academy, we hope to enrich the feedback loop that informs teacher preparation programs how to better prepare teacher-candidates of color to overcome the challenges they face.

**Registration is free and mandatory for all conference participants and presenters.**

We have included two registration links at the bottom of this email; the first is for general registration, and the second is for those interested in either becoming workshop presenters or in preparing a poster for our poster session. The conference is completely free, which includes breakfast, lunch and clock hours. We will have two panels composed of veteran and early career teachers; in addition, we will offer workshop sessions conducted by teachers, and a poster session which will be open to participants at all stages of their careers, from interns to faculty. We are happy to send you physical copies of our event flyer to put up around your campus if you can provide us with a mailing address. In the second registration link listed at the bottom of this email, attendees can submit a workshop proposal or a poster session proposal, and we have attached two flyers -- the general event flyer and the poster session flyer.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and thank you for your time and consideration!

With love and respect,
The WWU ToC Back Planning Committee

Giselle Alcántar Soto
Elaine Mehary
A Longoria
Verónica Vélez
Anna Lees
Eldred Vidal Vázquez
Karen So

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Links:
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General Registration:
https://goo.gl/forms/mRUt5ldyAUxb4f9Y2

Workshop/Presentation Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/B9BwoMXHAvmJIlRu1

page:
www.facebook.com/TOCBack/

Website:
TOCBack.Weebly.com
The Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District is looking for summer interns to help with our programs. Our Birch Bay Activity Center is located at Bay Horizon Park in Birch Bay, just north of Birch Bay State Park. We are a special park and recreation district that is funded by taxpayers in the Blaine-Birch Bay area. Unfortunately, we do not have it in our budget for paid positions, but we can offer a position which offers room for much hands-on experience in the role of program assistant. Interns in the past have helped with program development, leading activities, office procedures, and much more. For example, past interns have taught stretch and toning classes, assisted with runner’s training, and assisted with children’s game days such as Pirate Daze or Field Days with organized games in the park. We also have one day a week where our program takes us to the Waterslides in Birch Bay and we need helpers with those day camps.
This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking for a career in the Recreation, Community Development, Fitness or Elementary Education fields. We can accommodate for either 90 or 180 hours for internship requirements.
To submit a resume, email to [email protected] or call us, 360-656-6416.
New and continuing graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate School's Winter Quarter Kickoff!
Join us Jan. 18th 5:30-8:30pm for Safe Start Mentor Orientation in the DVSAS basement (1407 Commerical st.).
Email [email protected] to register!

Safe Start Children’s Services is a program within Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services that fosters the resilience of children exposed to domestic violence through focused mentorship during our weekly playgroups. We teach non-violent communication, emotional regulation and provide advocacy. Our program is community informed and evidence based. Mentors are sure to learn childcare skills as well as resilience & trauma informed mentoring skills. Please contact me at [email protected] 360-671-5714 x1222 or more information or to register!
"Back to Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy" is coming to Western, Jan. 9- Mar. 18.
Please join the Grad School for our Winter Quarter Kick-off!

Fostering Community Relationships and a Culture of Learning that Advance Knowledge, Embrace Diversity, and Promote Social Justice Woodring College of Education began life more than 100 years ago as New Whatcom State Normal School.

Thus teacher training was and remains the heart of the institution that is now Western Washington University.

Operating as usual

07/19/2021

As travel restrictions ease and vaccines become increasingly available, Western professors are venturing out into the world to conduct research and engage with the global community. Professor of Secondary Education Karen McLean Dade recently visited the University of Cape Verde to present at a 21-day conference as the featured scholar-in-residence, with a focus on her 2020 article “A Dream of Dual Citizenship.”

Read more on Western Today: https://westerntoday.wwu.edu/features/connecting-to-cabo-verde-a-qa-with-wwus-karen-mclean-dade

As travel restrictions ease and vaccines become increasingly available, Western professors are venturing out into the world to conduct research and engage with the global community. Professor of Secondary Education Karen McLean Dade recently visited the University of Cape Verde to present at a 21-day conference as the featured scholar-in-residence, with a focus on her 2020 article “A Dream of Dual Citizenship.”

Read more on Western Today: https://westerntoday.wwu.edu/features/connecting-to-cabo-verde-a-qa-with-wwus-karen-mclean-dade

Photos from Western Washington University's post 06/30/2021

Congratulations to this year's outstanding Woodring grads!

06/10/2021

Please join us in sending our best wishes to our five faculty and staff members who will be leaving Western at the end of the academic year.

Brett Coleman, Keith Hyatt, Victor Nolet, Karen Olstad, and Francisco Rios have a combined 63 years of irreplaceable experience between them, and their presence will be missed in Miller Hall.

Read more about them here: https://wce.wwu.edu/woodring-well-wishes

Please join us in sending our best wishes to our five faculty and staff members who will be leaving Western at the end of the academic year.

Brett Coleman, Keith Hyatt, Victor Nolet, Karen Olstad, and Francisco Rios have a combined 63 years of irreplaceable experience between them, and their presence will be missed in Miller Hall.

Read more about them here: https://wce.wwu.edu/woodring-well-wishes

06/04/2021

Congratulations to Woodring's Chair of Health and Community Studies, John Korsmo!

Congratulations to this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award winner, John Korsmo, Professor of Human Services and Chair of the Health and Community Studies Department. His dedication to supporting low-income and first-generation students has been central to his work at Western. His teaching is inspired by more than two decades of practice in the human services sector – primarily working with children, youth, and families experiencing poverty, systemic racism, and marginalization.
John’s relational practice in the classroom supports a sense of belonging and connection, which enhances his ability to work with students on understanding complex systems and emotionally laden topics such as personal identity, systemic oppression, racism, and inequities. Read more about the winners at president.wwu.edu/celebrate

05/27/2021

Today is WWU Give Day! This year we found ourselves challenged to continue our mission of delivering a world-class education to future teachers, nurses, and health and human services professionals while navigating the everchanging obstacles of a global pandemic.

On Give Day this year, you can help us by donating to help ensure that every student has the opportunity for success.

https://wwugiveday.wwu.edu/giving-day/35532/set/2839

#WWUGiveDay

Today is WWU Give Day! This year we found ourselves challenged to continue our mission of delivering a world-class education to future teachers, nurses, and health and human services professionals while navigating the everchanging obstacles of a global pandemic.

On Give Day this year, you can help us by donating to help ensure that every student has the opportunity for success.

https://wwugiveday.wwu.edu/giving-day/35532/set/2839

#WWUGiveDay

Creating a Home in Schools: Book Launch Webinar | Woodring College of Education | Western Washington University 05/11/2021

Creating a Home in Schools: Book Launch Webinar | Woodring College of Education | Western Washington University

Join Woodring professors Francisco Rios, Ph.D, and A Longoria, Ph.D., as they discuss the launch of their new book, Creating a Home in Schools: Sustaining Identities for Black, Indigenous, and Teachers of Color. The webinar will be moderated by Kevin Roxas, Ph.D, Chair of the Secondary Education Department.

When: Thursday, May 13th from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.
Where: Zoom (meeting link below)

https://wce.wwu.edu/event/book-launch

Creating a Home in Schools: Book Launch Webinar | Woodring College of Education | Western Washington University Featuring Francisco Rios, Ph.D and A Longoria, Ph.D. Brought to you by the Woodring College of Education Join Francisco Rios, Ph.D, and A Longoria, Ph.D., as they discuss the launch of their new book, Creating a Home in Schools: Sustaining Identities for Black, Indigenous, and Teachers of Color.

04/23/2021

Now more than ever, teachers need to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that new literacies in the classroom require. The Media and Digital Literacy Certificate is for teachers and educators who want to learn how to implement new literacy practices in their school community, regardless of grade level or content area.

To learn more, visit https://wce.wwu.edu/media-and-digital-literacy-certificate

Now more than ever, teachers need to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that new literacies in the classroom require. The Media and Digital Literacy Certificate is for teachers and educators who want to learn how to implement new literacy practices in their school community, regardless of grade level or content area.

To learn more, visit https://wce.wwu.edu/media-and-digital-literacy-certificate

Woodring Scholarships Informational Session 04/02/2021

Woodring Scholarships Informational Session

Woodring Scholarships are open NOW! We are hosting an informational session today from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Visit https://win.wwu.edu/event/7029925 to join, and head to our website to learn more about scholarships offered https://wce.wwu.edu/scholarships/woodring-scholarships

Woodring Scholarships Informational Session Discover unique opportunities at! Find and attend events, browse and join organizations, and showcase your involvement.

03/23/2021

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ACS and ESJ Statement on Anti-Asian Violence:
The collective faculty and staff of American Cultural Studies (ACS) and Education and Social Justice (ESJ) co-write this letter with a deep sense of pain and rage. By now we know that the violent events of March 16th in Cherokee County Georgia have taken the lives of eight individuals – Soon Chung Park (74), Hyun Jung Grant (51), Suncha Kim (69), Yong Ae Yue (63), Delaina Ashley Yaun (33), Xiaojie Tan (49), Daoyou Feng (44), Paul Andre Michels (54)- six of whom were Asian women. Some members of our collective learned the meaning of community from the Asian immigrant women who raised us. Others approach our work as scholars and educators from a political commitment to collective liberation for all oppressed people.

Read full statement here:https://wce.wwu.edu/files/2021-03/NEWS%20-%20ACS%20and%20ESJ%20Statement.pdf

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03/17/2021

Current and incoming Woodring students: Scholarship applications will be opening on Friday, April 2nd.

We will be hosting info sessions to help with applications this Spring. Stay tuned for dates and times!

Learn more about available scholarships here: https://wce.wwu.edu/scholarships/woodring-scholarships

Note: RN-BSN program scholarships run on a separate timeline.

Current and incoming Woodring students: Scholarship applications will be opening on Friday, April 2nd.

We will be hosting info sessions to help with applications this Spring. Stay tuned for dates and times!

Learn more about available scholarships here: https://wce.wwu.edu/scholarships/woodring-scholarships

Note: RN-BSN program scholarships run on a separate timeline.

03/04/2021

Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Interested in our Rehabilitation Counseling masters program? Visit https://wce.wwu.edu/rc to learn more. Apply by June 1st for Fall Quarter admission.

03/01/2021

Join From A Child's Point of View and the 5th graders of Roosevelt Elementary in person or from your home this Friday, as their thoughts about climate change are displayed on the side of the Pickford Film Center.

Read more here: https://fromachildspointofview.org/

Join From A Child's Point of View and the 5th graders of Roosevelt Elementary in person or from your home this Friday, as their thoughts about climate change are displayed on the side of the Pickford Film Center.

Read more here: https://fromachildspointofview.org/

02/22/2021

We're on Instagram! Follow @wwu.woodring for updates from our programs.

https://www.instagram.com/wwu.woodring/

02/17/2021

Tomorrow, the WWU Career Center is holding a virtual career fair for education and health.

Visit https://www.wwu.edu/careers/edhealthfair_students_2021.shtml for more information.

Individuals interested in many types of careers in the education and health career fields will want to attend this dynamic event. Students will be able to talk with representatives from many area school districts, clinics, and hospitals. This is a chance to find out about opportunities in local education and healthcare organizations and to start building your network!

Tomorrow, the WWU Career Center is holding a virtual career fair for education and health.

Visit https://www.wwu.edu/careers/edhealthfair_students_2021.shtml for more information.

Individuals interested in many types of careers in the education and health career fields will want to attend this dynamic event. Students will be able to talk with representatives from many area school districts, clinics, and hospitals. This is a chance to find out about opportunities in local education and healthcare organizations and to start building your network!

Timeline Photos 02/09/2021

Timeline Photos

Western is proud to celebrate Black History Month during February with a calendar of events across the university, organized and sponsored by a variety of organizations, departments, and clubs.

This week's events include Director Shirley Jo Finney discussing art as activism on Feb. 10; Gospel music artist Trey McLaughlin on Feb. 10, 17, and 22; a KUGS presentation of the CBC's Driving While Black on Feb. 11; and more.

Visit Western's Black History Month page with presentation links, times, dates, and more at http://ow.ly/JUJj50Dw11A

01/27/2021

This year, instead of groups of fifth graders exploring campus in bright green t-shirts, they are learning virtually, as part of our Compass to Campus College Week!
Every day, our C2C students get to learn more about what it's like to be a college student by watching videos and checking out interactive activities on our College Week site: https://wce.wwu.edu/c2c/college-week

This year, instead of groups of fifth graders exploring campus in bright green t-shirts, they are learning virtually, as part of our Compass to Campus College Week!
Every day, our C2C students get to learn more about what it's like to be a college student by watching videos and checking out interactive activities on our College Week site: https://wce.wwu.edu/c2c/college-week

01/20/2021

Did you know Dr. Bruce Larson, Dean of Woodring, also serves as WWU's Faculty Athletic Representative?

Check out the newest episode of Viking Voices to hear about his 25 years at Western as a professor, administrator, and more.

Episode 17 of Viking Voices has been posted and we think you will really enjoy this interview with WWU's Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Bruce Larson.

Larson gives great insight into the great success of WWU's student-athletes, talks about his 25 years at Western as a professor and administrator and much more.

🎤: bit.ly/2LF8NJO
🎙: wwuvikings.com/podcasts

01/13/2021

Ijeoma Oluo - The Pyramid Scheme Of White Supremacy

New York Times bestselling author and WWU alumna Ijeoma Oluo ('07) has published a new book—"Mediocre: the dangerous legacy of white male America."

Ijeoma will be part of Western's upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Celebration on January 18. Learn more, and join us for this webinar: https://www.wwu.edu/mlk

12/31/2020

Today, Google dedicated its Doodle to Elizabeth Peratrovich, an Alaska Native civil rights advocate who was instrumental in creating the first anti-discrimination law enacted in the US. With a passion for teaching, Peratrovich attended Western Washington College of Education.

The Doodle marks the day in 1941 when Peratrovich and her husband launched their campaign to end discrimination in Alaska with a letter to the territory's governor protesting a sign on a hotel door in Juneau, Alaska, that read "No Natives Allowed."

Learn more about her life here: https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-elizabeth-peratrovich

goskagit.com 12/16/2020

School remotely brings cheer through art, music

❄️ Island View Elementary School teacher Amy Kammenga (Special Education, '19) is bringing holiday cheer through computer screens through her students ❄️

goskagit.com School remotely brings cheer through art, music By Briana Alzola [email protected] Dec 16, 2020 8 hrs ago 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email 1 of 2 Juan Rodriguez (first grade) made coffee filter snowmen last week as part of a class unit on snow. Micah Jepsen ( third grade) made coffee filt...

komonews.com 12/10/2020

Eric's Heroes: Christmas puzzles that piece together a 35-year-old friendship

Suzie Nelson is a Senior Instructor that has been supervising and teaching with the Teacher Education Outreach Programs in Everett for more than 20 years. KOMO News featured Suzie on Eric’s Heroes in 2019 as she used her 35 years of puzzling to raise money for Arlington Kid's Kloset. Eric’s Heroes reconnected with Suzie last night to get an update on her Pieceful Pastime for 2020!

komonews.com This is a picture of old friends. That's Suzie Nelson on the left. Sonya Shipley is on the right. And as you can see, they are celebrating something they call "pieceful pastime. " They met a long time ago in college at Sacramento State. "Sonya stopped by to drop off some things and she saw I was wor...

westerntoday.wwu.edu 12/02/2020

Western’s Education & Social Justice Minor Sees Transition in Leadership | Western Today

Associate Professor of Secondary Education Verónica N. Vélez, founding director of the university's Education & Social Justice minor, is handing over the program’s reins to Nini Hayes and Angela Fillingim, who will act as co-directors.

Fillingim has already started as co-director and will be joined by Hayes this spring.

Read more about the transition here: https://westerntoday.wwu.edu/news/western-s-education-social-justice-minor-sees-transition-in-leadership?utm_source=Western+Today+distribution&utm_campaign=c3053dcfc9-WTemail_COPY_51&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd027a69be-c3053dcfc9-223154893

westerntoday.wwu.edu Western Washington University Associate Professor of Secondary Education Verónica N. Vélez, founding director of the university's Education & Social Justice minor, is handing over the program’s reins to Nini Hayes and Angela Fillingim, who will act as co-directors.  

12/01/2020

Today is Giving Tuesday! Making a gift to WCE will make a difference for students.

Your gift will help to provide the best possible learning experience and the latest in knowledge and professional readiness for students by supporting scholarships, cutting edge technology and information access, as well as faculty and program support.

Support Woodring here: https://foundation.wwu.edu/support/woodring

11/26/2020

Woodring Gives Thanks

It's the season of giving, and we are more thankful than ever for the support our community, alumni, faculty, and staff have given to our students.

In these extraordinary times, thank you for standing with us. We wish you a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving!

Woodring College of Education students share the impacts of their scholarships, and thank supporters like you. To make a donation, please visit this link: ht...

11/19/2020

The students of LDST #337X: Explorations of Cultural Sustainability and Leadership would like to invite you to their Case Study Presentations on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

This culturally creative experimental course has focused on explorations in areas such as, cultural diversity, social justice, and leadership using the foundations of Pan-African knowledge systems, which included Alafia (well-being), Kuumba (creativity), and Ujima (collective work and responsibility). These concepts are not often taught across disciplines in secondary and post-secondary institutions. However, college students nationwide are asking for our educational institutions to consider using multiple cross-cultural teaching and learning styles more in our classrooms. The presentations will highlight how this is done.

Join the meeting here: https://wwu-edu.zoom.us/j/96636636242?pwd=OFRJRzhtbnFiOUhpa3VhT1JET3h0dz09

11/18/2020

Feeling lost on starting your ELED or SPED program application?
Come get advice from current students, staff and faculty!
Today 11/18 from 1-3pm.
Join the meeting here: https://wwu-edu.zoom.us/j/4879582443?pwd=NXBwZ0YwSk13M3l1cGc2Y0pBNmZwQT09
Passcode: Woodring

11/17/2020

Trula Morehead Nicholas, an associate professor in Woodring’s Human Services Program, passed away peacefully at her home in Bellingham on Sunday, Nov. 8.

She had a passionate and undying commitment to the pursuit of social justice and to the building of community through collaboration with others. She also loved cooking, interacting with animals, and listening to the rain.

The Woodring community would love to read any memories or stories you have of Trula. Please feel free to share them below. Additionally, people wishing to honor her memory are encouraged to do so by donating to human service organizations that they feel are in line with Trula’s values.

Read more about the wonderful life she led here: http://ow.ly/t4fH50CnlFp

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The Cascadia Film Workshop, brought by TV and film veteran Mel Damski, is a set of workshops coming to Bellingham, WA this summer, hosted at WWU campus.

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Bellingham, 98225

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Shuksan Social Action Club Shuksan Social Action Club
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We want to help communities. Ours and others. We want to have an impact on as many people as we can.

WWU Industrial Design WWU Industrial Design
516 High St
Bellingham, 98225

Follow us for updates on student work and going-ons in the Industrial Design Department at Western Washington University.

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Bellingham, 98225

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Kulshan HEMA Kulshan HEMA
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Bellingham, 98225

A HEMA club specializing in early-15th century longsword and 19th century military sabre instruction. Classes every Tuesday @ 6:00 pm.

Lummi Nation School K-12 Lummi Nation School K-12
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Bellingham, 98226

Lummi Nation School is here to provide a brighter future for our youth, instill cultural awareness, and provide a stepping stone into our future.

Guerilla Film Project Guerilla Film Project
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