June 26, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church
19020 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd, Woodinville, WA 98072
The Common Core Charade
by Raschelle Holland
Understanding High-Stakes Testing, and Why We Should Resist
by Wayne Au, Ph.D.
Raschelle Holland is an accomplished 25 year educator recognized with the National Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics, National Congressional Teacher Scholar, National Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Award, United States Senate Innovative Teacher Award, and the Washington State Christa McAuliffe Teaching Award. She has taught several years of 4th – 6th grades and special education mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels. Currently, she works as a math specialist and a K-6 instructional math coach in a high poverty (90%) elementary school in Spokane, Washington. She writes an educational blog: Ignite! Fire is Catching… at: (www.divinesparkignites.com)
Wayne Au, Ph.D. is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Educational Studies, University of Washington Bothell, and Chair of the Campus Diversity Council. He also is Editor of: Rethinking Schools (http://www.rethinkingschools.org) Dr. Au’s academic interests broadly encompass critical education theory and teaching for social justice. More specifically his research focuses on educational equity, high-stakes testing, curriculum theory, educational policy studies and social studies education.
For more information contact: Susan Watson 425-466-0357