Summer academy shows power of collaborative teaching

Jul 16 2014

A College of Education initiative to dramatically improve teaching quality in area schools kicked off this summer with a Teacher and Leader Academy for nearly 90 local educators.

The intensive academy is the launching point for INSPIRE (Innovations in Professional Improvement and Redesigns in Education), the College's new effort to collaborate with local partners in designing innovative ways for schools and districts to organize professional learning. INSPIRE focuses in particular on improving the quality of education at poverty-impacted schools. 

Lakeridge partnership transforming math instruction

Jul 15 2014

Just three years ago, Lakeridge Elementary in Renton was identified as one of the most persistently low-achieving schools in Washington, with only one in five students in fifth grade passing the state mathematics assessment test. That's when the school partnered with University of Washington's College of Education to build a professional learning community dedicated to rigorous, job-embedded professional development based on the latest research in mathematics education.

Engaging parents, community to map student success in South King County

Jul 1 2014

If we had a road map to what parental involvement in schools should be, what would it look like? Would it be a straight line, or a complicated maze of cross streets going in every direction?

Boeing honored with Distinguished Service Award

Boeing service award
Jun 16 2014

The recipient of the University of Washington College of Education's 2014 Distinguished Service Award is the Boeing Company. The award honors an individual or organization whose extraordinary contributions have advanced the College of Education’s central mission: To make equitable and excellent education a daily reality for every child in every community. Boeing was presented with the award at the College's commencement ceremony on June 16.

UW College of Education Named a Finalist in Road Map Project Awards Program

We are thrilled to announce 21 finalists for the first-ever Road Map Project Awards Program! These efforts are working to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South Seattle and South King County. This diverse group of finalists, which are partnerships, programs and initiatives located across the region, stood out among a pool of more than 60 nominations for getting excellent results, using data well for improvement purposes and collaborating to get more powerful results for student
Feb 24 2014

The UW College of Education, Washington STEM, and School District Partners have been named a joint finalist in the inaugural Road Map Project Awards Program for our work to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South King County and South Seattle.

Coach Across America

Jan 6 2014

Coach Across America, an innovative capacity-building program from the Up2Us organization that trains and places coaches in sports-based youth development organizations around the country, is set to grow its numbers in Seattle in the coming year. The Center for Leadership in Athletics has been an important part of the growth of this effort in Seattle through its community partnership and outreach efforts with local sports organizations.

Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success: Our Collaboration with Roxhill Elementary

Roxhill Elementary is a long-term partner.
Nov 5 2013

The Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success (CSIS) project is a state-funded partnership between the College of Education and Roxhill Elementary school in Seattle. Last year, CSIS provided an opportunity for teachers and researchers to plan the ambitious collaboration. The 3DL Partnership, co-directed by Professor Leslie Herrenkohl in the College of Education and Professor Todd Herrenkohl in the School of Social Work, supported a mission and vision process that resulted in an Innovation Plan approved and funded by the state.

Summary: Garfield High School Summer Bridge Program

Aug 28 2009

From a home-schooled Ashland, Ore. youth to a student from Seattle Girls school, Garfield High Schools’ incoming high school freshmen come from all types of educational institutions. Yet, they have one thing in common. Most simply aren’t prepared for the academic and personal challenges of high school, and consequently, struggle and often fail during their freshman year.

Danforth Educational Leadership Program: Delivering on the Promise of Equity

Dec 1 2012

In the late 1980s, a team of talented, dedicated educators designed an innovative leadership preparation program that integrated graduate coursework with intensive field experiences.

Ambitious Teaching Practices Benefit Students at Lakeridge Elementary

Feb 27 2013

In 2010, approximately one in five Lakeridge Elementary students was passing the state mathematics assessment test. Working with strong instructional leaders, a school improvement grant, and Lakeridge’s phenomenal teachers, Dr. Elham Kazemi’s team helped these classes see gains that are approaching or outpacing the district average on math benchmark assessments. Dr. Kazemi’s collaborative team includes Dr. Allison Hintz from UW Bothell as well as a cadre of graduate and postdoctoral students.