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Friday, April 28, 2023

8:30am - 6pm PT in-person & online

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News and Events

Please join us for the Annual Irwin L. Slesnick Interactive Symposium. This year, we are excited to welcome our guests to Western's campus and a couple sessions are virtual for those unable to…

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Hillary Hunsaker and Natalie Reeder, both former Elementary education/General Science BAE students and current teachers in Western Washington, each received the 2023 Maitland P. Simmons…

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Undergrad Spencer Green receives ASTE Award for Implications of Research for Educational Practice!!  WOW!!!

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