Using theater to encourage equity and inclusion

Apr 2 2020

 

The following story features a collaboration between Theater for Change UW — including ensemble members and University of Washington College of Education students Elba Moise and Debi Talukdar and alum Sooz Stahl (PhD '19) — and the Center for Neurotechnology.

Professor investigates citizenship-education dilemma in new book of essays

Apr 1 2020

James A. Banks, University of Washington College of Education emeritus professor, explores how education programs interact with democracy and justice in his new book “Diversity, Transformative Knowledge, and Civic Education: Selected Essays.”

Inclusionary practices demonstration sites announced

Mar 23 2020

The University of Washington Haring Center for Inclusive Education is excited to announce the first cohort of demonstration sites supported by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project.

PODCAST: Coronavirus threatens to exacerbate inequalities in early learning

Mar 17 2020

As schools and childcare programs across the country close their doors as part of efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus, young children in disenfranchised communities are losing access to critical supports for learning and development.

Guides offer resources to families during school closures

Father with young child
Mar 13 2020

Several guides designed to support child and family well-being during periods of school and childcare program closures, compiled by University of Washington College of Education faculty and staff, are now available.

All of the guides below are freely available to all families, educators, caregivers and members of the public to use and share. The guides will continue to be revised and updated.

EduTalks explores tipping points in education

Mar 11 2020

A host of justice-centered efforts to transform education and expand learning opportunities for all students were showcased during the University of Washington College of Education’s most recent EduTalks event, “Tipping Points: Leveraging Change in Education.”

The event, which took place Feb. 27 at the Burke Museum, featured talks by UW researchers and local education leaders highlighting work with significant potential to improve young people’s educational experiences. 

Decentering whiteness in teacher education

Feb 25 2020

Back in 2017, the University of Washington’s Elementary Teacher Education Program (ELTEP) enrolled its first cohort of teacher candidates in which more than half were people of color and more than half spoke a language in addition to English.

While the diversity of the cohort was welcome — particularly in a state where 89 percent of teachers are white but students of color make up nearly 50 percent of public school enrollment — it also meant UW teacher educators needed to reassess their program.

PODCAST: Incorporating disability studies curriculum in teacher education

Feb 20 2020

While Washington has recognized October as Disability History Month for more than a decade — and schools are asked to honor the month in some fashion — teachers have had limited resources available to help them actually enact disability studies curriculum in the classroom.

Gift supports efforts to diversify the educator workforce

Jan 24 2020

Aspiring teachers from communities of color that are significantly underrepresented in the educator workforce will have access to additional financial support thanks to a recent gift to the University of Washington College of Education.

An endowed fellowship created by the Satya and Rao Remala Foundation will focus on supporting future educators with a desire to teach STEM-related subjects and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Top 9 most viewed videos of 2019

Dec 16 2019

The University of Washington College of Education's graduation celebrations, faculty and alumni EduTalks, and ongoing efforts to advance equity and excellence in education took the top spots among the College's most viewed videos of 2019. We revisit the College's top 9 popular videos of the year to date in the following roundup.

No. 9: Teaching for Black Lives Gathering