A proactive approach to mealtime battles: Haring Center team’s school-wide curriculum targets selective eating

Jan 12 2021

If you’re the parent of a young child, you’re probably no stranger to mealtime battles over trying new foods. Many parents use bargaining, bribery, and threats and still find that they can’t get their child to eat a wide array of healthy foods, which isn’t good for the child’s nutrition or parent stress levels. That’s why finding a different way to tackle picky eating is so important.

Soojin Oh Park Selected to Serve as Consulting Editor for the National Association for the Education of Young Children

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Jan 7 2021

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) selected Soojin Oh Park, assistant professor at UW College of Education, to serve as consulting editor for the organization’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal, Young Children, as well as their books.

My Brother’s Teacher Project Launches

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Dec 11 2020

The recently launched My Brother’s Teacher Project is led by William White, a doctoral candidate in early childhood special education at the UW College of Education. White is the director of My Brother's Teacher at Cultivate Learning. “I love what I do, but I look around and there’s nobody that looks like me. At my first job there were no other Black male teachers,” explained White.

 High-tech Low-cost Making Project Launches Website

Dec 11 2020

For the past two years, Molly Shea has worked with a group of after-school educators, artists, computer scientists, and researchers to design new digital-making activities for young children that are approachable, of interest, and expand their understanding of digital-making practices.

These efforts were supported by a grant from the NSF and have led to the High-Tech Low-Cost Making Project, or HiLo.

Brotherhood Initiative Video Podcast: Creating opportunity pathways for men of color

Nov 24 2020

Dr. Joe Lott founded the UW Brotherhood Initiative (BI) in 2016 to address the educational inequities undergraduate men of color face in academia and close the graduation gap between underrepresented men and their white and female peers.

Haring Center researchers receive grant to build coaching capacity in early childhood programs

Nov 17 2020

Haring Center researchers Kathleen Artman Meeker, Carol Davis, Angel Fettig, and Scott Spaulding have received a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs to refine and expand a coaching model that supports early childhood teachers in implementing positive behavior supports in the classroom.

Professor receives grant to develop computerized-adaptive math assessment for preschoolers

Nov 12 2020

Professor Kristen Missall, as part of a team of researchers, has received a four-year $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to create a computerized-adaptive assessment system for pre-kindergarten mathematics.

Alum Amy Peterson receives Presidential Award for commitment to improving STEM education

Oct 12 2020

Alumnus and College Place Middle School science teacher Amy Peterson was named a recipient of the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

PAEMST recognizes both excellence in the classroom and a commitment to improving STEM education on a broader scale. Peterson was chosen because she strives for continual growth as a science teacher and uses the knowledge she gains to design professional development opportunities for other educators.

New Community Partner Fellows to support local organizations

Oct 6 2020

The University of Washington College of Education welcomes eight doctoral students to the College’s Community Partner Fellows program.

The Community Partner Fellows program was designed to support organizations that serve youth and strive to close educational opportunity gaps while fostering the development of future education researchers and scholars. Community Partner Fellows work to bolster the research and program evaluation capacity of their partner organizations.

New faculty Q&A: Carlos Martínez-Cano

Oct 2 2020

As an educator and anthropologist, Carlos Martínez-Cano is interested in the ways our social learning practices and cultural backgrounds interact in educational contexts.