AERA Highlight: Creating hybrid practices for English learners and science teaching

Highline PD
Apr 12 2016

Learning science, especially under the rigorous new Next Generation Science Standards, comes with complex linguistic demands for students.

For English language learners (ELLs) and their teachers, those demands can present a barrier to engaging in complex forms of scientific sense-making and decrease students’ future opportunities in STEM disciplines.

AERA Highlight: A more democratic vision for teacher education

Franklin High School
Apr 11 2016

Too often, communities are left out of the equation in preparing future teachers.

“We’ve generally done a poor job accessing the knowledge and the assets that exist in our schools and communities,” said Ken Zeichner, Boeing professor of teacher education at the University of Washington College of Education. “There’s this idea that we’re coming in to help save schools and students.”

That’s a view that Zeichner wants to change.

AERA Highlight: Working toward equity in math instructional improvement

Aki Kurose
Apr 10 2016

While most practitioners recognize the need to better support students, especially those who have been historically underserved, many struggle in knowing, concretely, how to do so.

Kara Jackson, an assistant professor of education in the University of Washington College of Education, is working to change that and improve middle-grades mathematics teaching and learning at a district-wide scale.

AERA Highlight: Connecting education research and practice

PSEP
Apr 9 2016

For the past several decades, education research typically meant conducting a study, publishing a paper about what the researcher learned and hoping practitioners would actually put it to use in a school or classroom.

Philip Bell is working toward a future where education research and practice is an intertwined, ongoing partnership. Where researchers and teachers work together improve student learning and solve issues as they arise.

AERA Highlight: Principal leadership practices that support ambitious teaching

Jessica Rigby
Apr 9 2016

As principals are looked to more than ever to help drive instructional improvement in their schools, Jessica Rigby is helping deepen understanding of the leadership practices, norms and routines that are needed to support teacher learning.

Rigby, an assistant professor of education at the University of Washington College of Education, presented findings of UW research into the role of principals and coaches in the effective implementation of math labs at the American Educational Research Association’s 2016 meeting.

AERA Highlight: Fostering equity and rigor in science education

Cascade STARS
Apr 7 2016

Providing all children with access to high quality science instruction looms large as one of the most pressing issues that teachers, education researchers and policymakers must address in the coming 15 years.

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Pumping up Washington's teacher pipeline

Teacher candidate
Apr 5 2016

In Washington's growing Sumner School District, spring is crunch time for Marc Brouillet.

Sumner's assistant superintendent for human resources is looking to hire approximately 80 teachers to fill its openings for the coming school year while the state contends with a teaching shortage that has put many districts in crisis mode.

Diversity lacking in studies of autism interventions

autism intervention
Mar 29 2016

As more culturally and linguistically diverse learners enter the nation's classrooms, there's a critical need for teachers to select appropriate interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Yet new research from the University of Washington College of Education shows race and ethnicity are largely ignored in developing evidence-based practices for supporting children with disabilities.

Alum named Washington Principal of the Year

Mia Williams
Mar 23 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, a graduate of the University of Washington College of Education has been named a Washington State Principal of the Year.

UW College of Education ranked #8 in nation

Teacher candidate
Mar 16 2016

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 8 among the nation's best education schools in its annual graduate school ratings, released March 16.

UW College of Education again ranked No. 2 among education schools at public institutions in the U.S., behind only the University of Wisconsin-Madison (at No. 4 overall) in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News ratings. This is the third consecutive year that UW has been ranked second among public institutions by U.S. News.