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.

Professor's work in civic education honored by AERA

Walter Parker
Feb 17 2015

Professor Walter Parker of the University of Washington's College of Education, a leading scholar in the field of civic education, has been named an American Educational Research Association Fellow.

New faculty profile: Katie Headrick Taylor

Katie Headrick Taylor
Feb 9 2015

As children grow up amidst a dizzying array of new technologies, Katie Headrick Taylor is working to improve educators' understanding of how young people use digital media and how to leverage technology in ways that support youth in underserved communities.

Study: Policy designed to help English learners has unintended consequences

Jan 30 2015

Putting high school English language learners in separate content-area classrooms designed to target their linguistic needs can backfire, a new publication by a University of Washington College of Education professor reports, by stigmatizing those same students.

Onnie Rogers: New faculty profile

Onnie Rogers
Jan 28 2015

Growing up, Onnie Rogers experienced first-hand how powerful stereotypes could be in shaping how children perceived their own abilities. That experience inspired Rogers, who recently joined the University of Washington College of Education as a research assistant professor, to pursue research on identity development among urban youth. Her work examines how cultural norms, expectations and stereotypes influence how youth see themselves, particularly in the context of schooling and education.

Min Sun: New Faculty Profile

Min Sun
Jan 22 2015

New UW College of Education faculty member Min Sun is already winning recognition for her scholarship as a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award. The five-year award is given to a select number of early career scholars who have demonstrated exceptional promise as researchers and teachers. The award will provide more than $620,000 in support of the assistant professor's research in education policy.

Professor's early impact on indigenous education recognized

Jan 14 2015

Megan Bang, an assistant professor at the University of Washington College of Education, has been recognized for making significant contributions to the field of indigenous education by the American Educational Research Association.

Faculty make list of scholars shaping education policy discussions

Jan 8 2015

Two professors at the University of Washington College of Education are among the nation's most influential education policy academics.