WATCH: Advancing equity in gifted education

Jan 25 2019

Professor Nancy Hertzog, director of the University of Washington’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars, discussed the state of gifted education and how to open access to advanced learning opportunities during January 25 YouTube Live chat.

Podcast: Teacher leadership in special education

Jan 14 2019

Special education teachers frequently assume formal or informal leadership roles and responsibilities across disciplines, yet little research exists on the experiences and needs of teacher leaders within the diverse field of special education.

Podcast: Education in the 2019 Washington state legislative session

Jan 7 2019

The Washington state legislative session kicks off on January 14, and following a massive overhaul of Washington’s K-12 funding system to comply with the McCleary decision, the legislature will consider a number of proposals impacting early childhood education, special education and more.

Professor linking research and practice in differentiated instruction honored

Dec 7 2018

An article offering middle school math teachers strategies to engage all students while maintaining rigor co-authored by the University of Washington College of Education’s Katherine Lewis has received the Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Committee.

Researcher wins “Nobel Prize” of media literacy

Nov 30 2018

Marilyn Cohen, a research associate professor at the University of Washington College of Education and director of the NW Center for Excellence in Media Literacy, recently received the National Telemedia Council’s 2018 Jessie McCanse Award.

Regarded as the “Nobel Prize” of media literacy, the award recognizes Cohen’s longtime contributions to the field.

New book offers guide for implementing inquiry in the classroom

Oct 22 2018

 

Twenty years ago, as the new principal of an international school in Athens, Greece, Kimberly Mitchell and the school’s faculty embarked on a process of adopting the International Baccalaureate program. While Mitchell knew little about the IB program and its focus on inquiry-based instruction at the time, her research launched a worldwide exploration of what inquiry was and how great teachers are practicing it in their classrooms.

Making great teaching visible

Oct 4 2018

Experience in the classroom is crucial to pre-service teachers’ development and successful entry into the profession. Yet these clinical experiences can be stressful for novice teachers—and their mentors—as they observe, engage in and make sense of teaching while also ensuring their students stay on track academically.

New faculty Q&A: Chun Wang

Sep 25 2018

From an early age, standardized tests loomed large for Chun Wang. In China, how Wang and her classmates performed on high-stakes tests would determine not only which university they could go to, but what they’d study.

Today, the new University of Washington College of Education faculty member is working to create more reliable and fair tests.

New faculty Q&A: Emily Machado

Aug 29 2018

From her first experiences teaching English as a New Language in Washington, D.C., Emily Machado recognized the power of teachers to advance equity in their classrooms. She also saw how many students weren't able to bring their languages and identities into school.