Book offers guidance on creating greater instructional coherence
Apr 6 2018
For education leaders across the country, a perpetually vexing problem is how to sustain improvement in instruction across schools over an extended period.
Kara Jackson, associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington College of Education, notes that while there’s a wealth of research on how to improve teaching practice and student outcomes, that progress is hard to scale beyond individual classrooms or a single school.
University of Washington College of Education faculty and students will present findings of their current research to strengthen teaching practice, maker education, instructional leadership, early learning and more during the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting April 13 to 17 in New York City.
Banks to present Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Feb 12 2018
University of Washington Professor James A. Banks, known widely as “the father of multicultural education,” will present the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) 14th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on April 13 in Kane Hall Room 220.
Study shows investing in expanded learning quality matters
Nov 13 2017
At Prime Time Extended Learning Center in Tacoma, Gemma Stephani recalls welcoming a student who had been expelled from a private elementary school due to behavioral issues.
The student began attending Prime Time after enrolling in a public elementary school, and as the staff grew to know him better, Stephani witnessed a transformation as the child learned to verbalize his feelings more effectively.
New book offers guidance on fostering talents of early learners
Nov 2 2017
All young children possess gifts and talents, Nancy Hertzog says, and a new book by the University of Washington College of Education professor offers insights into how parents, teachers and administrators can help early learners develop their talents.
Focus on professional growth, leadership key to Washington’s new teacher evaluation
Oct 30 2017
Sustaining ongoing improvement in instruction is a persistent challenge for schools and districts, but Washington state’s adoption of a new teacher and principal evaluation system earlier this decade is contributing to more collaborative improvement efforts, a new study by University of Washington College of Education researchers finds.
From her earliest years, Margaret (Maggie) Beneke experienced the impact an inclusive educational environment can make on young people.
Following in the footsteps of her mother, who taught in an inclusive early childhood program, Beneke went on to become an early childhood teacher in inclusive settings. Today, her research and pedagogy focuses on increasing access to inclusive, equitable education for all children and families.
Q&A: Using research to transform educational leadership
Aug 11 2017
School districts across the nation are turning to research to transform their central offices in ways that support better teaching and learning for all students.
Yet putting that research into practice is no easy task, even when districts bring in high-quality outside help says the University of Washington’s Meredith Honig, associate professor of education policy, organizations and leadership and executive director of the District Leadership Design Lab.