Decentering whiteness in teacher education

Feb 25 2020

Back in 2017, the University of Washington’s Elementary Teacher Education Program (ELTEP) enrolled its first cohort of teacher candidates in which more than half were people of color and more than half spoke a language in addition to English.

While the diversity of the cohort was welcome — particularly in a state where 89 percent of teachers are white but students of color make up nearly 50 percent of public school enrollment — it also meant UW teacher educators needed to reassess their program.

PODCAST: Incorporating disability studies curriculum in teacher education

Feb 20 2020

While Washington has recognized October as Disability History Month for more than a decade — and schools are asked to honor the month in some fashion — teachers have had limited resources available to help them actually enact disability studies curriculum in the classroom.

Joining doctoral research and teacher education program improvement

Feb 13 2020

While incorporating issues of equity and social justice in the preparation of future teachers has long been a focus at the University of Washington College of Education, it wasn’t well understood until recently how that commitment is reflected in graduates’ daily teaching practice. 

Podcast: Hearing the voices of mentor teachers

Feb 10 2020

While mentoring novice teachers is a complex task, particularly as it happens inside the action of teaching, mentor teachers typically have little preparation for their role. 

Addressing that gap was the focus of a recent effort by University of Washington teacher educators in the UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers (U-ACT) program that will be presented during the 2020 meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Alum works to unmask inequities in schools

Feb 4 2020

Learning about different countries and experiencing their peoples' culture, food and music – this is what Yukari Amos (PhD '01), as an early educator, believed multicultural education was about: celebrating differences.

Gift supports efforts to diversify the educator workforce

Jan 24 2020

Aspiring teachers from communities of color that are significantly underrepresented in the educator workforce will have access to additional financial support thanks to a recent gift to the University of Washington College of Education.

An endowed fellowship created by the Satya and Rao Remala Foundation will focus on supporting future educators with a desire to teach STEM-related subjects and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Podcast: Advancing climate science education at the UN

Jan 13 2020

Deb Morrison, a research scientist with the University of Washington’s Institute for Science + Mathematics Education, recently participated in the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 meeting as part of a UW delegation.

VIDEO: Supporting rigorous teaching, learning and leading

Jan 9 2020

Figuring out how to sustain improvements in teaching and learning across an entire school system — especially over an extended period of time — is one of the most difficult challenges education leaders face.

Podcast: Disrupting the “Asians Are Good at Math” narrative

Jan 6 2020

While stereotypes about the academic success of Asian students may seem harmless, those false narratives dehumanize Asian people, argues University of Washington College of Education Professor Niral Shah.

Top 9 podcasts of 2019

Dec 20 2019

During 2019, faculty and students discussed their research into school improvement strategies, teacher leadership, teenagers' social-moral identity and more in the University of Washington College of Education's podcast series. Listen to our most popular podcasts of the year (as of Dec. 19) below.