Increasing student engagement during online, synchronous classes

Apr 23 2020

In just a few weeks time, the COVID-19 pandemic radically transformed education in the United States, from preschool through higher education. School closures sent millions of students home to learn — and many educators are teaching classes online for the first time. 

While new video conferencing technologies make it easier than ever for teachers to continue meeting with their students, remote instruction is an undeniably different experience for teachers and students alike. 

PODCAST: An Indigenous community’s fight for educational equity and cultural reclamation

Apr 21 2020

A recent award-winning study by University of Washington College of Education Assistant Professor Shaneé Washington explores the challenges and possibilities for Indigenous families, community members and district educators to engage with one another in culturally sustaining and revitalizing ways.

College researchers honored with 2020 AERA awards

Apr 15 2020

The outstanding scholarship of University of Washington College of Education faculty, students and alumni has been recognized with several honors from the American Educational Research Association during its 2020 awards cycle.

Becoming a social justice educator

Apr 9 2020

"Literacy is power and freedom" reads a poster hanging prominently on the wall of Harpreet Parhar's classroom at Ballard High School in Seattle.

"That's what guides my work," said Parhar, an English language arts teacher.

But that realization didn't come right away. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, "I was one of those lost souls that bounced around everywhere," she remembers.

Haring Center hosts emergency child care for UW Medical Center staff

Apr 6 2020

Starting the week of April 6, the University of Washington’s Haring Center for Inclusive Education will provide emergency child care to staff at UW Medical Center during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Haring Center Director Ilene Schwartz said that with the closure of all P-12 schools and many child care programs in Washington state, medical personnel are experiencing great difficulty in finding appropriate care for their children.

Student helps connect families to resources for support during COVID-19

Apr 3 2020

As members of the University of Washington community step forward to help serve those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, College of Education doctoral student Kaleb Germinaro created a Google map of places for families to access meals, learning resources or support around the Seattle area. The map is open for others to edit and add to it.

Using theater to encourage equity and inclusion

Apr 2 2020

 

The following story features a collaboration between Theater for Change UW — including ensemble members and University of Washington College of Education students Elba Moise and Debi Talukdar and alum Sooz Stahl (PhD '19) — and the Center for Neurotechnology.

Professor investigates citizenship-education dilemma in new book of essays

Apr 1 2020

James A. Banks, University of Washington College of Education emeritus professor, explores how education programs interact with democracy and justice in his new book “Diversity, Transformative Knowledge, and Civic Education: Selected Essays.”

Professor launches livestream series "Parenting through COVID-19"

Mar 31 2020

The new normal for millions of parents across the country involves not only adjusting to working from home, but also taking on new responsibilities for educating their children.

The stresses being placed on parents during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the launch of a new livestream video series hosted by Professor James Mazza, who teaches in the University of Washington College of Education’s school psychology program, and his wife, a licensed psychologist and certified DBT therapist, Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza.

Alum shares music to build bridges

Mar 27 2020

At age 15, Carlos Lazo (MIT ‘14) lived alone in Cuba after his family left the country. While struggling to support himself, a teacher’s kindness helped get him through that lonely period in his life.

“Even when I didn’t have anything to eat, that guy even shared his lunch with me,” Lazo recalled.

Forty years later, his former teacher’s displays of compassion continue to guide Lazo, now a 10th-grade Spanish teacher at North Creek High School in Bothell.