CWUNewsNews Teacher of the Year Goes "Back to the Beginning", 29 Jan 2014 11:45:39<p>The National Teacher of the Year takes a visit to his beginnings this morning in Ellensburg.</p><p>Zillah High School science teacher Jeff Charbonneau spoke to faculty members and science administrators at Central Washington University.</p><p>Read the entire article by KAPP TV in Yakima, by Eugene Buenaventura, <a href="">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Media contact:</strong> Robert Lowery, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1487,</p><p>January 28, 2014</p>CWU Teacher Study Underway, 20 Sep 2013 21:14:12<p>The Center for Teaching and Learning at Central Washington University is conducting a research study to better understand the daily activities of teachers in Washington public schools.&nbsp; Data collection began on Sept 3rd with participants representing over 159 Washington School Districts. Find more information and weekly updates on the <a href="">CWU Teacher Study webpage.</a></p>CWU Alumnus Named National Teacher of the Year, 22 Apr 2013 08:38:31<p><img alt="" src="/teaching-learning/sites/" style="width: 480px; height: 320px; "></p><p>Jeff Charbonneau, a 2000 CWU alumnus and an Eastern Washington science teacher today was named national Teacher of the Year.</p><p>Read the Wall Street Journal article <a href="">here</a>.</p><p>Charbonneau, from Zillah High in the Yakima Valley, is the first winner from Washington state since 2007, and he will spend a year traveling as an ambassador for the teaching profession.</p><p>The Council of Chief State School Officers announced the award today. Charbonneau, the 63rd National Teacher of the Year, will be recognized along with all 2013 State Teachers of the Year by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.</p><p>Charbonneau was one of four finalists for the teaching honor. The other three finalists were an English teacher from Maryland, a special education teacher from Florida and a music teacher from New Hampshire.</p><p>Read more about Charbonneau in the Seattle Times&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>.</p><p><br>Charbonneau is a 2000 CWU graduate in biology education, who also received his biology teaching certificate, in 2000; and his broad area science teaching certificate, in 2004, from CWU. In 2005, he earned his Master Teacher degree from Central.</p><p>In addition, Charbonneau teaches online professional teacher certification courses and facilities the online National Board Teacher Certification candidate program through the CWU Office of Continuing Education. He also is a teacher in CWU's Cornerstone program, which allow his high school physics students to earn college credit.</p><p><br>Photo courtesy of David Goehner, ESD 105</p></br></br>