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Kathryn PicancoKathryn Picanco

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3459
Fax: 509.777.3785
Office Location: Dixon Hall 203
Email: kpicanco@whitworth.edu

Education

Ed.D., M.Ed. Washington State University
B.A. Santa Clara University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2008

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Differentiated instruction; gifted education; sustainability education; classroom assessment; Montessori education

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include:

Picanco, K. (2018). Montessori training for public school teachers: A new spin on traditional models for greater impact and service. Montessori Public, (2) 3, 4-5.

Picanco, K (2018). Genius hour and 20% time: Meaningful and relevant learning through inquiry-based instruction. Curriculum in Context. Spring/Summer,12-14. 

Picanco, K. (2017). Creating classrooms and schools to nurture the social and emotional needs of the gifted. The Washington Educational Research Association Journal, (10) 1, 21-24.

Picanco, K. (2015). An overview of differentiated instruction for highly capable students. The Washington Educational Research Association Journal, 8(4), 9-12.

Picanco, K. (2014). Supporting the needs of highly capable learners: Developing a K-12 continuum of service. Curriculum in Context, 40(1), 37-40.

Lee, C. & Picanco, K. (2013). Accommodating diversity by analyzing practices of teaching (ADAPT). Teacher Education and Special Education Journal, 36(2), 132-144.
*Winner of the SAGE Publications top 10 most read articles in education, 2014 award. Cited in 19 publications.

Picanco, K. (2012). Reflective collaboration to explore personal belief systems in teacher preparation courses. International Community of Christian Teacher Educators Journal, 7(1).

Darragh, J., Picanco, K., Tully, D. & Henning, S. (2011). “When teachers collaborate, good things happen”: Teacher candidate perceptions of the co-teach model for the student teaching internship. The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education Journal, 8(1), 83-103.

Picanco, K. & Darragh, J. (2011). Reimagining partnerships: Using the co-teach model to prepare 21st century teachers. Northwest Passage Journal, 9(2), 139-146.

Presentations include:

Picanco, K. (2018, March 1). Community partnerships to connect, create and contribute. Presentation at the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education national conference, Baltimore, MD.

Picanco, K., Derrick, J. & Worthington, B. (2017, March). Innovation unleashed! Celebration of Talent Conference, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA.

Picanco, K. & Keller, D. (2017, February). University and community collaboration for environmental and sustainability education. Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.

Picanco, K. (2017, January). Supportive school environments for student success. Winter Edufest Conference. Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Picanco, K. (2017, January). Inspired minds want to grow. Winter Edufest Conference. Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Picanco, K. (2016, October). Creating school environments that support the social and emotional development of gifted students. Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted Conference, Tacoma, WA.

Picanco, K. (2016, October). Professional development models for supporting the implementation of highly capable programs. Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted Conference, Tacoma, WA.

Picanco, K. (2016, March). Creative community outreach. Celebration of Talent Conference, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA.,

Picanco, K.& Keller, D. (2016, February). Environmental and sustainability education: An important collaborative venture. Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Picanco, K., Leppien, J., Hanninen, G., & Herzog, N. (2015, November). When gifted programs are legislated as basic education: The change process unleashed! National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Phoenix, AZ.

Picanco, K. (2015, November). Literature circles with a twist! National Association for Gifted Children Convention, Phoenix, AZ.

Picanco, K. (October, 2015). Assessment in a differentiated classroom. Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted Conference, Tacoma, WA.

Picanco, K. (2015, October). An administrator’s guide to differentiating instruction for gifted learners. Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted Conference, Tacoma, WA.

Picanco, K. (2015, June). Differentiation and the common core: Endless possibilities! Keynote presentation at the Personalizing Learning through Cluster Grouping and Differentiation Strategies Institute, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA.

Honors: Sue Chandler Endowed Professor of Education (2018-present); Distinguished Leadership Award, Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted (2013); Dean's Junior Faculty Award, Whitworth University (2010)