Justice-Focused Climate Science Education

Young climate activist with "Our Future in your Hands" written on their hands.
Feb 17 2023

For years, Washington state has been a national leader in addressing the climate crisis, especially through climate science education. In 2018, the state launched the most ambitious statewide climate science education initiative in the U.S., ClimeTime, a collaboration guided by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the University of Washington Institute for Science and Math Education.

Introducing Colleague: K-12 online lesson planning simplified

Dr. Min Sun and her multidisciplinary team working on Colleague
Feb 2 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for high-quality digital instructional materials has increased dramatically for K-12 educators. To address this need, the University of Washington College of Education is developing Colleague, an online lesson planning platform, thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation.

Truth and Excellence

Young students gather to look at a colorful poster placed on a table.
Jan 17 2023

"I am a role model, a leader, a father figure," says Antonio "Tone" Morton, a Cleveland High School special education teacher.

"I can create a classroom where people love being," says Will Powell, a resource teacher at Chief Sealth International High School.

Bold and Brillant

Jan 17 2023

"There's a weaving that happens," says Dr. Tanisha Brandon-Felder, Shoreline School District Director of Equitable Leadership, Pedagogy and Family Engagement. "Stepping stones, mentoring, conversations outside of structured spaces, thinking past positions, roles and responsibilities to have a vision."

Recognizing the Experts

Dec 19 2022

A child care director when the pandemic hit, Denise Ellenwood got a call from her early learning coach about Early Achievers, Washington State's voluntary quality improvement program.

Community as Educator

Nov 28 2022

At first, Si Kou planned to go into business, but after her mother died, she searched for a path that would hold more meaning for her. That's when she found UW's Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) program.

Kou now works at The Children's Center at Burke Gilman Gardens (TCC) as its program manager. She started at TCC as an ECFS intern while earning her bachelor's degree in 2008 and has worked there since graduation.

Sitting at the Feet of the Elders

Nov 23 2022

University of Washington’s Banks Center for Educational Justice research assistants Alayna Eagle Shield, Jazmen Moore and Doua Kha are anchored by their fierce dedication to their communities. They carry this dedication across their work as they seek to disrupt a society built on racism by centering healing and equity-driven scholarship that creates possibilities for a more just world.

Introducing cohort five of Unite:ED's Community Partner Fellows program

Unite:Ed Director Dana Arviso (front row center, right) poses with students from the fourth and fifth cohorts of Unite:Ed's Community Partner Fellows program in autumn 2022.
Nov 22 2022

For the 2022-23 academic year, eight doctoral students at the UW College of Education were selected as members of the fifth cohort of Unite:Ed's Community Partner Fellows program.

Listening for the Fullness of the Student Experience

Oct 27 2022

“How do we allow our students to be their true, authentic selves?”

That’s the question on the mind of Grandview School District’s assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, Jose Rivera, who is at the forefront of intentionally listening to student stories and experiences to guide leadership practices. This work of centering student experience was started in Grandview during the 2019-20 school year, using tools created by the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), and continues to this day.

Google to provide funding for University of Washington computer science teacher education program

Oct 19 2022

Today, Google announced it will give $400,000 to the University of Washington (UW) College of Education’s Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Computer Science (CS) Program. The unrestricted gift will grow the new STEP CS program and subsidize the tuition of teacher candidates from groups that are underrepresented in CS – Black+, Latinx+, Native American+, Pacific Islander and/or students with disabilities, and those who identify as women, trans and/or non-binary.