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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


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

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Differentiated instruction; gifted education; sustainability education; classroom assessment

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include: Lee, C. & Picanco, K. Accommodating diversity by analyzing practices of teaching (ADAPT). Teacher Education and Special Education Journal (2013)Darragh, J., Picanco, K., Tully, D. & Henning, S.; “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 (2011); Picanco, K. & Darragh, J. Reimagining partnerships: Using the co-teach model to prepare 21st century teachers. Northwest Passage Journal (2011).

Presentations include: “Tiered Assignments 101” and the “Sustainable Design Project” at the National Association for Gifted Children national convention in Denver, CO (2012); “Planning for Differentiation” and “Highly Capable Program Models” at the Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted Conference in Tacoma, WA (2012); Authentic Learning Experiences”  at the Celebration of Talent Conference in Spokane, WA (2012); co-presented “Environmental and Sustainability Education: Current Research and Practices in Teacher Preparation at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference, Chicago, IL (2012); co-presented “The Power of Partnerships: Co-teaching as Collaborative Professional Practice” at the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education national conference, Chicago, IL (2012); "Co-teaching for Student Success," at the Spokane Area Professional Educator Standards Board/Leaders of Communities of Color for Educational Excellence Meeting (2011); co-presented “Eastern Washington Co-teaching Training Consortium” at the PESB/Preparation Program Assessment Conference in Spokane, WA (2011)."Tiered Assignments: Starting Points for Secondary Teachers," at the Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted Conference, Bellevue (2010); co-presented "Implementing Co-teaching: The Eastern Washington Experience," at the PESB/Higher Education Assessment Conference, Tacoma (2010); co-presented "Teaching Sustainability through Place-based Learning Opportunities," and "Standard V and Sustainability" at TOTOS-ASTE Environmental and Sustainability Education: The Pre-Service Connection Conference, Spokane (2009); co-presenter, "Co-Teaching: A New Model for Student Teaching," at the Evidence-Based Paradigm: A Discussion about New Directions for Teacher Preparation Conference, Spokane (2009); panel member, "Teaching Sustainability in Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs," at the 6th OSPI/Higher Education Assessment and Standard V Conference, Tacoma, Wash. (2009); co-presenter, "What Counts as Evidence?" at the Sustainability and Environmental Education for Pre-Service EPA Grant Meeting, Bainbridge Island, Wash. (2009).


Honors: Dean's Junior Faculty Award, Whitworth University (2010); Redwood Middle School Service Award from the Saratoga Union School District, Saratoga, Calif. (2003); May V. Seagoe Scholarship from the California Association for the Gifted (2000).