Nonprofit leader brings partnership-building expertise to Unite:Ed

Sep 10 2018

An experienced non-profit leader with a history of building partnerships to advance educational outcomes for underserved populations, Dana Arviso, will serve as the first director of the University of Washington College of Education’s Unite:Ed initiative.

Inclusive education researcher honored by Council for Exceptional Children

Sep 7 2018

Ilene Schwartz, the director of the University of Washington’s Haring Center for Inclusive Education, has been awarded the 2018 Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award by the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Early Childhood (DEC).

The award, given to a DEC member who has made significant national or international contributions to the field of early childhood special education, will be presented to Schwartz during the organization’s annual meeting in October.

New faculty Q&A: Emily Machado

Aug 29 2018

From her first experiences teaching English as a New Language in Washington, D.C., Emily Machado recognized the power of teachers to advance equity in their classrooms. She also saw how many students weren't able to bring their languages and identities into school.

Seattle Teacher Residency featured in new book

Aug 27 2018

Since its creation in 2013, the Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) has been in the vanguard of efforts to reimagine teacher preparation in the United States and create novel pathways into the profession.

Showcase highlights Native education

Aug 20 2018

Excited conversations filled the Intellectual House at the University of Washington until the side doors of the gathering hall had to be propped open to make room for the heat and energy.

UW College of Education students and faculty gathered the evening of August 10 for a joint showcase of teacher candidates’ culminating projects for their course “Understanding Tribal Perspectives: Implications for Teaching and Learning” and the first graduates of the UW’s Native Education Certificate Program.

Summer programs open doors to challenge students

Aug 15 2018

A runaway, metal rod clinks onto the brown linoleum floor as 10th graders build robots for an upcoming inter-class competition. “Start thinking: How high are you going to build the next one?” their teacher encourages.

In a nearby building, middle-schoolers crowd around their instructor as he holds a yellow dodgeball and helps them estimate the height of the floors in the building. Just down the hall, older mathematicians try to create their own theories under the watch of a school district math coach.

Book talk to explore higher education and social change

Aug 14 2018

A new name, a new director and a new book celebrate the inauguration of the Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington this October.

Supporting students in transition

Jul 26 2018

In a phenomena known as “summer melt,” many high school graduates plan to pursue higher education, but something derails them over the summer.

“They get confused, they don’t know how to fill something out, and then they don’t show up to their first day, and don’t show up for the rest of the year,” Natalia Esquivel - Silva (BA '18) explained.

It’s a chain of events that throws off the plans of many young people, with lifelong consequences.

Teachers take charge of their own professional development

EduDesign Lab teachers with students
Jul 24 2018

For teachers, professional development is too often an exercise of sitting, listening and taking in information from an expert—though rarely another classroom teacher.

Teachers from several Puget Sound elementary schools, however, are working to create a new model in which they take charge of their own professional learning. This July, a group of approximately 20 teacher fellows came together to explore how project-based learning can transform the classroom and plan how they’ll build their practice around student inquiry throughout the coming school year.

Professor explores play and the “science of skateboarding”

Jul 17 2018

Introducing science to young children as an engaging, active and fun enterprise is critical to nurturing their long-term interest in STEM learning and careers.    

Kristen Missall, associate professor at the University of Washington College of Education, is exploring how to strengthen learning in informal, play-based settings as part of a National Science Foundation-funded project to redesign an exhibit at Iowa Children’s Museum.