Posted on July 11, 2016
By Carol Dennis
Making early childhood education effective for every child, one new educator at a time
They sat around a long row of tables, representing faculty from six Oregon community colleges and staff from TRI. They were gathering for the last official time as a group of educators focused on the same mission - infusing into the Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum at their institutions the strategies needed to serve all of Oregon’s children, including those with diverse abilities.
Posted on February 29, 2016
The Research Institute's Mary Ellen
and Christina Reagle, Ed.D., joined by Tanya
Frisendahl, Education Specialist, Oregon Department of Education,
presented at the 18th National Symposium on Teacher Induction. The 2016
symposium took place on February 21-23, in Seattle, Washington.
Posted on January 15, 2016
TRI's Patricia Blasco, Amber Ryerson, and Serra Acar presented at this year's Oregon Head Start Association/Parent Leadership Conference. This conference brings together parents from around the state to
provide training on a variety of topics. Topics include information to
serve on boards including parliamentary procedure, advocating on behalf
of children, financial literacy, health, and safety.
Posted on September 16, 2015
was a Saturday morning in mid-September and the usually quiet weekend
at The Research Institute at Western Oregon University drew a dozen
people from across the state, all on the same mission.
These Trainers of Trainers (TOTs) were gathering to continue laying the groundwork that turns new drivers into safe drivers, through the Traffic Safety Education (TSE) program.
Posted on September 2, 2015
The Research Institute at Western Oregon University, in partnership with the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), is in the process of recruiting babies, age 6-8 months, born low birth weight and those born full term. These babies and their families will participate in a study on Executive Function in infants and toddlers born Low Birth Weight (LBW). Here's the recruitment information.
Posted on August 21, 2015
For the second year in a row, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University was proud to partner with the College of Education to host the Early Childhood Inclusion Summer Institute, August 12 - 14. This three-day event brings together families, preservice and practicing teachers, as well as service providers from around the state to join in the conversation - Let’s Talk: Early Childhood Inclusion in Oregon.
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."
Posted on July 20, 2015
Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice—Campus Against Sexual Assault (the WOU CASA grant)—the Western Oregon University Theatre Department is able to offer the course Peer Education in Sexual Wellness.Relying heavily on theater and other participatory forms of activism, students in this course will learn how to engage the Western Oregon University community in areas concerning consent and interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. This knowledge can be taken out into the community for the purpose of creating social change.