Professor explores play and the “science of skateboarding”

Jul 17 2018

Introducing science to young children as an engaging, active and fun enterprise is critical to nurturing their long-term interest in STEM learning and careers.    

Kristen Missall, associate professor at the University of Washington College of Education, is exploring how to strengthen learning in informal, play-based settings as part of a National Science Foundation-funded project to redesign an exhibit at Iowa Children’s Museum.

Outdoor Learning Institute to showcase transformative learning outcomes

Jul 5 2018

Learning opportunities are everywhere!

Cultivate Learning connects community at Early Achievers Bilingual Institute

Jun 13 2018

Since 2013, Early Achievers Institutes have brought together experts in the field of early childhood education to inspire best practices. Next month's Early Achievers Institute in Yakima will include early learning professionals covering a broad range of subjects, from positive behavior support with young children, to infant and toddler care, to learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

EarlyEdU goes national—and international—during 2018 institute

May 31 2018

The EarlyEDU Alliance hosted an institute in May, “Courses that Count and Degrees that Matter,” where more than 135 faculty, instructors, state team members, professional development providers and educators came together to share and discuss the latest in early learning degree programs and professional development.

WATCH: Faculty talks explore teen superheroes and more

May 21 2018

From how teenagers help friends experiencing bullying or other threats to supporting parents in nurturing the social-emotional development of their children, University of Washington College of Education faculty recently shared their work as part of the College’s EDU Talks series.

Watch each EDU Talk from the May 3 event in its entirety below.

Finding hope for children

May 8 2018

As a high schooler in California, first-generation college student Diana Aguilar was a volunteer in her younger sister’s kindergarten classroom. Through this experience, she discovered her desire to work toward achieving educational equity for students of all backgrounds.

As she started to increase the number of hours she spent at her sister’s school, Aguilar noticed that Spanish-speaking parents were approaching her to learn about how their children were progressing at school. At first, she was perplexed by their inquiries.

AERA Highlight: Redesigning the kindergarten science classroom

Kindergarten teacher and students
Apr 17 2018

A three-year, teacher-researcher partnership focused on the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards in an urban kindergarten classroom highlights how a designed learning environment can support the learning of emergent bilingual students.

AERA Highlight: Race and ability talk in early childhood

Early educator with student
Apr 13 2018

Conversations about ability and race in early childhood can make a significant impact on their views later in life, yet early educators often aren't prepared to facilitate these conversations.

EDU Talks offer insights on giving all learners a strong start

Apr 9 2018

Early learning researchers and practitioners discussed how the state can improve early childhood education and care for all during EDU Talks: Raising Washington, presented by the University of Washington College of Education on March 28 at Seattle Children’s Museum.

“Early childhood is a time of incredible opportunity,” said UW College of Education Dean Mia Tuan. “We must do more to expand access to high-quality early learning experiences so we can ensure every child has a fair chance to grow, thrive and reach their potential.”

Watch each EDU Talk in its entirety below.

New series advances comprehensive P-3 approaches

Teacher with elementary students
Apr 2 2018

The University of Washington’s National P-3 Center is launching a new publication series to provide practical organizational- and system-level strategies and guidance for creating high-quality and comprehensive approaches that support young children’s learning.