Biddle, S. K. (2017). Billy Gryphen’s House and Other Important Places: The Children’s Geography of the Arcadia Neighborhood. Available here.
Biddle, S. K. (2017). Social Constructions of Childhood: From Not-Yet-Adults to People in Their Own Right. Anthós,8(1), 3. Available here.
Alexander, Q., Biddle, S., Billings, D., Christensen, M., Deppen, P., Lubitow, A., Freeman D.M., Mutare, J. (2017, July). Cully Job Training & Employment Needs. Available here.
Biddle, S. Votry, K. (2022) Trauma Informed Care in Higher Education: Co-Designing Appropriate Supports. Presented session for Cultivate Learning at the EarlyEDU United in Purpose Conference. Renton, Washington.
Biddle, S. (2022) Designing Nature-Based Play and Learning Spaces. Presented session for Cultivate Learning at the Early Achievers Institute: Designing Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Environments for Children. Webinar.
Biddle, S. (2021) Circle Time Magazine: Big Kids Edition, Episode 2: Social Emotional Learning. Presented session for Cultivate Learning at School’s Out Washington’s Bridge Conference. Webinar.
Biddle, S. Wong, R. (2021) Showing Up: Live From Bridge. Presented session for Cultivate Learning at School’s Out Washington’s Bridge Conference. Webinar.
Biddle, S. Mauck S. (2021) Reimagining Resilience. Presented session for Cultivate Learning at the Early Achievers Institute: Nurturing the Nurturer. Webinar.
Biddle, S. (2020) Coaching Strategies for Supporting School-Age Children. Presented session for Cultivate Learning and Child Care Aware at Early Achievers Community of Practice. Webinar.
Biddle, S. Mauck S. (2020) Exploring Trauma-Informed Practices for School Age Children. Presented session for Cultivate Learning at the Early Achievers Institute: Washington Early and Expanded Learning Quality Institute. Webinar.
Biddle, S. Chang, Y. Costello, A. (2020) Social Emotional Learning: Interventions and Strategies for School-Age Children. Presented session for Cultivate Learning at the Early Achievers Institute: Washington Early and Expanded Learning Quality Institute. Webinar.
Biddle, S. (2019) Fostering Children’s Creative Autonomy in Research. Presented as part of Geographies of Children, Youth, and Families Research Group session at the Royal Geographical Society International Conference. London, United Kingdom. Slides here: Biddle_FCCAR_Slides_RGS2019
Biddle, S. & Wilson, L. (2019) Social Emotional Learning: Interventions and Strategies for School-Age Children. Presented session for Cultivate Learning at the Early Achievers Institute: Cultivating Equity and Belonging. Tri-Cities, Washington.
Biddle, S. & Wilson, L. (2019) Trauma Informed Care: Program Interventions and Strategies. Presented session for Cultivate Learning at the Early Achievers Institute: Cultivating Equity and Belonging. Tri-Cities, Washington.
Biddle, S. (2019) Social Awareness for Educators: Seeing Students in Context. Alternative Education Resource Organization Conference. Portland, Oregon. Slides here: AERO+Social+Awareness+Workshop+FINAL_Biddle
Biddle, S. & Wilson, L. (2019) The Key to Program Quality: Unlocking Your Staff’s Potential Through Coaching. Presented for Cultivate Learning at the Ready By 21 National Conference. Seattle, Washington. Slides available here.
Biddle, S. (2017) Billy Gryphen’s House and Other Important Places. International Conference on the Geographies of Children, Youth, and Families. Loughborough, United Kingdom. Slides here: Biddle_Thesis_Slides
Expanded Learning Opportunities: Youth Driven Spaces. 2021 – Present
Authored and facilitated self-paced online course for 10 CEU hours for childcare providers in Washington state for Cultivate Learning. Youth Driven Spaces breaks down theory and offers practical strategies for creating an Expanded Learning Opportunity program that centers on and celebrates young people. This course is ideal for youth workers seeking to offer responsive and engaging activities to their program participants. Students will deepen their knowledge of youth empowerment, enhance their facilitation skills, and learn strategies for creating safe environments that allow staff and young people to authentically engage in learning.
Expanded Learning Opportunities: Social Emotional Learning. 2021 – Present
Co-authored and facilitated self-paced online course for 10 CEU hours for childcare providers in Washington state for Cultivate Learning. The Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) module aims to give a practical understanding of SEL core competencies and skills in order to support SEL development in young people ages 5 to 18 years old. This module draws from the CASEL Framework and WA K- 12 Social Emotional Learning Standards to ensure content is aligned with national and state standards for SEL development. In this module you will: identify and define 5 SEL core competencies and their related skills, enhance your own SEL skills, build facilitation skills to promote SEL development in young people, and learn about practical application strategies for your program’s space and offering engaging SEL activities.
Co-host and author of Showing Up: A Trauma Informed Care Podcast. 2021
Showing Up is a podcast for school-age care providers and youth development professionals focusing on how we can show up as trauma informed, supportive people in our work with young people ages 5 – 24 years old. Episodes include: Impact of Positive Relationships, Intersectionality and Race, Supporting Queer Youth, Self-Regulation Strategies, and Sustainable Well-Being. In each episode, we get to hear from academic guests, young people, and highlight providers and programs who are doing amazing work in their communities. Each episode includes ease to apply trauma informed care strategies and reflection questions for care providers. This podcast was produced by Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington with funding from the Ballmer Group.
Co-host and author of Circle Time Magazine, Season 4. 2020 – 2021
Circle Time Magazine is a unique professional development series that offers a web-based talk show, magazine, and online resources with each episode. Produced by Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington, in partnership with School’s Out Washington, Season 4 looks at quality teaching practices with an expanded age range (birth – age 12). This season reviewed practices to support both experienced and new school-age care providers to learn about creating safe, culturally responsive learning environments, building social-emotional skills, and cultivating empowering relationships with children.
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) Portland State University.
Sociology, Elementary Science Education. 2014 – 2017
Chair of Curriculum; Chiron Studies at Portland State University. 2015 – 2017
Created curriculum for the Chiron Studies’ instructor training program, facilitated teacher training, and generated program agendas. Provided mentorship for instructors as they established their own syllabi and prepared to teach courses to undergraduates at Portland State University.
Research Assistant; Portland State University Sociology. 2017
Worked to design and implement a study on low-income residents job training needs as part of a collaborative team of researchers with Dr. Amy Lubitow. Recruited participants, conducted interviews, transcribed and coded qualitative data.
Professional Development Specialist; Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington 2019 – Present
Project management for Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) work, and content lead and project management for all Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) and Nature Based Learning (NBL) work. This includes managing communications with external stakeholders, performing final quality checks on all data, organizing and implementing training on Quality Seal assessment tool, writing and delivering professional development content, and continuing to lead Cultivate Learning’s youth engagement work.
Curriculum Specialist; Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington. 2018 – 2019
[Promoted] Lead the Youth Advisory Committee using youth participatory action research framework (YPAR) to create Youth Guidelines for High Quality ELO Spaces. Created professional development materials that support Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) professionals. This includes: Two-Minute Tips, Youth Driven Spaces online module, and in person trainings for Early Achievers (EA) institutes.
Data Collector; Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington. 2017 – 2018
[Promoted] Assisted in building and implementing a new state Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) for ELO programs. Trained and reliable on 6 standardized assessment tools: School Age Program Quality Assessment (SAPQA), Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA), Social Emotional Learning Program Quality Assessment (SELPQA), Classroom Assessment Scoring System Pre-K (CLASS Pre-K), ECDC, and Quality Seal.
Private Nanny; Portland, Oregon 2013 – 2017
Long-term responsibilities included creating a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment for two children while facilitating the logistics of everyday life for the family. Children were in my care from ages 2 and 4 years old to 6 and 8 years old.
Healthcare, Admin, and Jr. Staff; Not Back to School Camp. Southern Oregon 2015 – 2017
Held multiple seasonal positions at summer camp for unschooler teenagers (13 – 18 years old) during 2015, 2016, and 2017 sessions. Managed wound care, medications, acted as liaison for forest service and site staff, and independently facilitated evening camper meetings.
Intern Advisor; Village Free School. Portland, Oregon 2012 – 2014
Developed individualized reading, math, and science curriculum for K-3rd graders. Established a social media presence for the school, supervised field trips, and was available to students seeking mentorship for personal projects. Acted as assistant teacher and wrote science lesson plans for 4th-8th graders.
Awards and Societies
Young Geographer, Royal Geographical Society 2017 – present
Outstanding Undergraduate in Sociology, 2017
Institute for Sustainable Solutions, 2017 Student Fellow at Portland State University
Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society, Zeta Chapter. 2014 – 2017
Anti-Defamation League Moral Courage 1st Place Essay. Phoenix, Arizona. 2010