EduTalks explore the promise of school renewal

Apr 19 2019

Researchers and educators shared their insights into opportunities to renew and meaningfully improve how young people and communities experience school during the University of Washington College of Education’s most recent EduTalks event.

Taking place at Sartori Elementary School in Renton, EduTalks: A Place Called School explored practices and policies that can help ensure all students feel like they belong in school and are supported in exploring their passions.

A journey into teaching comes full circle

Apr 18 2019

Growing up in Ontario, Canada as the eldest of five children Emma-Marie Bishun Harrison (MIT ‘19) is no stranger to hard work and change. Like many students, Harrison's path to teaching hasn't been a straight line, but the detours have provided a deeper understanding of her calling to teach. She recalls her experience as a process of trial and error.

Early on, Harrison said she envisioned herself being a doctor, but after fainting at the sight of blood in her high school biology course she decided it was time to look into other career options. 

Husky 100 names six education students

Apr 16 2019

Six University of Washington College of Education students were named in this year’s cohort of the Husky 100. These students each embrace their personal backgrounds and passions as guides for helping disadvantaged groups reach new levels of education and equality.

Representing the College are:

YouTube Live chat on preparing asset-based equity oriented teachers set for April 22

Apr 15 2019

Teacher educators from the University of Washington College of Education and Antioch University Seattle will discuss their work to transform teacher preparation during an April 22 YouTube Live chat.

Manka Varghese, associate professor of education at the UW, and UW College of Education alumni and Antioch faculty members Caryn Park (PhD '10) and Julia Daniels (PhD ‘18) will participate in the chat starting at 10 a.m.

AERA Highlight: Latino immigrant parents’ perceptions of self-regulation

Apr 12 2019

While a growing body of research points to the importance of children’s self-regulation skills in early academic success and social-emotional development, little is known about Latino immigrant parents’ perceptions of self-regulation and their own parenting practices.

AERA Highlight: The impact of nudge letters on school attendance

Apr 10 2019

A growing number of school districts have turned to sending home “nudge” letters when a student misses too many days of school in hopes of boosting attendance and, ultimately, student achievement.

Yet a new study of a recent pilot effort in Seattle Public Schools by a University of Washington College of Education researcher found that nudge letters sent to the families of chronically absent students had mixed results.

AERA Highlight: The role of institutional centers in educational sovereignty, justice and liberation

Apr 9 2019

The leaders of institutional centers across the country that are working to advance educational justice shared their current efforts and opportunities for future work during the 2019 meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

AERA Highlight: Learning to lead equitable mathematics discussions

Apr 8 2019

Participating in rich mathematical discussions is a powerful way to invite elementary students into the discipline of mathematics and build an expansive view of mathematics and its usefulness in making sense of and acting in the world.

During the 2019 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, University of Washington College of Education teacher educators shared their work to support pre-service elementary teachers in leading equitable mathematics discussions during the session “Teacher Learning to Position Students as Capable in Class Discussions.”

AERA Highlight: Family experiences of early college entrance students

Apr 7 2019

Students who choose early college entrance enter the adult world several years earlier than most of their peers, presenting changes that may be a great challenge for students and their families.

AERA Highlight: Co-designing professional development resources to support large-scale reform

Apr 6 2019

Implementing and sustaining high-quality teacher professional learning at-scale has perpetually challenged state education leaders, even as that work holds a critical role in educational improvement efforts.