After the school bell: Creating consequential learning out of school

Andrew Shouse
Jun 17 2015

A hum fills the classroom in Marysville's Liberty Elementary. Students huddle together in groups over large sheets of poster board, sketching maps and arranging prints of photos.

University of Washington College of Education post-doctoral researcher Shelley Stromholt leans down to talk with one group of two boys and a girl, asking where their photographs were taken. Two weeks earlier, the students snapped pictures of some of their favorite places in and around Liberty Elementary. Tonight, they're working together to draw a map of the school with their photos to illustrate it.

IslandWood, founders recognized for commitment to education

IslandWood
Jun 2 2015

IslandWood, an outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island serving thousands of poverty-impacted children across the Puget Sound region each year, and its founders Paul and Debbi Brainerd are the 2015 winners of the University of Washington College of Education's Distinguished Service Award. 

AERA Highlight: Engaging communities in teacher preparation

community panel
Apr 22 2015

All too often in teacher preparation programs, families and communities are portrayed as obstacles to teachers' work, says Ken Zeichner of the University of Washington College of Education.

"We're parachuting teachers into schools and communities to try and save students," said Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at UW. "Most universities have neglected their communities and the deep knowledge that parents and other community members can offer as we prepare the teachers of their children."

AERA Highlight: Engaging families as drivers of educational equity

Ann Ishimaru
Apr 17 2015

Debates about educational equity often overlook or disregard the voices of the families and communities most impacted by educational disparities. During an April 16 session at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting, Professor Ann Ishimaru of the University of Washington's College of Education discussed an ongoing UW project that aims to change this reality by tapping the knowledge and experience of parents.

Mia Tuan appointed Dean of College of Education

Mia Tuan
Mar 23 2015

The University of Washington has named Dr. Mia Tuan, a distinguished scholar who has held several leadership roles at the University of Oregon over the past 18 years, as Dean of the College of Education.

Program boosts teacher leadership in Puget Sound districts

Teacher leaders
Feb 26 2015

The school bell has rung and students at Northshore School District have left for home, but the day isn't over for 25 of the district's teachers.

Building a community of educators

TEDD
Feb 19 2015

Professional development that teachers can enact on an everyday basis in their classrooms remains all too rare in today's schools. While nearly all teachers participate in some professional development activity, studies show the vast majority of teachers find it to be worthless. 

Teacher Education by Design, a new online community for educators created by the University of Washington College of Education, seeks to change that status quo by engaging teachers in a cycle of continuously learning about and improving their practice.

From mentee to mentor and beyond

Meili Powell
Jan 23 2015

Already on her way to a career in education, UW sophomore early childhood and family studies major Meili Powell credits the Dream Project with helping define her path.

Large-Scale Study to Evaluate the Impact of Principal Professional Development

Dec 19 2014

Beginning in 2015, a coalition of research and education institutions will launch a large-scale, randomized controlled trial evaluation of principal professional development funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The rigorous evaluation will provide evidence on the effectiveness of principal professional development and practical guidance to policymakers, states and school districts.

Math innovation paper wins distinguished research award

Professor Elham Kazemi at Lakeridge Elementary
Nov 17 2014

Elham Kazemi, Geda and Phil Condit Professor in Science & Math Education, has received the Washington Educational Research Association's 2014 Distinguished Paper Award for a paper describing the University of Washington College of Education's innovative work in math education at Renton's Lakeridge Elementary School.