New faculty profile: Soojin Oh Park

Soojin Oh Park
May 23 2016

For Soojin Oh Park, experiences teaching in early education have brought her to the University of Washington College of Education and a dedication to supporting children in their earliest years.

Opening pathways for future Native teachers

Future Native Teachers Initiative
May 17 2016

Washington is home to 29 federally-recognized tribes, with approximately 64,000 Native American students represented in nearly every community in the state.

Yet most of these students have never been in a classroom with a Native American teacher. Today, Native Americans represent only one percent of the state's teacher workforce.

UW projects featured in NSF "STEM for All" showcase

Neighborhood House
May 16 2016

Four University of Washington College of Education projects focused on expanding access to great STEM teaching and learning were featured during this year's NSF Video Showcase "STEM for All."

The open and free event features three-minute video presentations from more than 150 projects aimed at improving STEM education that are funded by the National Science Foundation. The public was invited to view the videos, join the discussion online with presenters, and vote for the most effective presentations May 17-23.

Reinventing the high school government course

AP Government
May 10 2016

For perhaps a majority of voters in the United States, formal civic education takes place in a high school government course. Yet for many students, particularly those in poverty-impacted schools, government courses regularly fail to be rigorous, ambitious or engaging.

Students to present research May 13

classroom
May 9 2016

Twenty-one University of Washington College of Education doctoral students will discuss their research projects on May 13, with topics that include how elementary students streamline math problem-solving, the role of teacher ratings of externalizing behaviors to predicting rates of suspensions and academic attainment, and the challenges facing immigrant families of children with developmental disabilities.   

Strengthening the early education workforce

Early education
May 6 2016

For 11 years, Stephanie Diehl has enjoyed a successful career as an early childhood educator. She's worked her way up to become director of an early childhood center in Northwest Illinois that's gold level-rated, the state's highest certification of quality.

But Diehl, like many early educators throughout the country, doesn't have a bachelor's degree in early learning. 

Backpacks for science learning

Coding
May 5 2016

A new partnership between the University of Washington College of Education's Institute for Science + Math Education, UW Bothell’s OpenSTEM Research collaborative, Pacific Science Center, Red Eagle Soaring and The Seattle Public Library has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a three-year project called Backpacks for Science Learning.

Five education students named to Husky 100

Husky 100
May 2 2016

A desire to foster resiliency among young people, advocate for social justice and build inclusive communities drive five University of Washington College of Education students named to the inaugural Husky 100 class.

Representing the College are:

New program aims to create ‘brotherhood’ for male students of color

Joe Lott
Apr 29 2016

For some young men of color, college might seem a world away.

To an African-American boy growing up in poverty, a Latino son of migrant farmworkers or a young Native American man living on a remote reservation, the path to post-secondary education can be hard to visualize. And once on campus, the reality can be daunting. Role models might be lacking, the sense of isolation overwhelming.

Giving all students a voice

Flores in the classroom
Apr 25 2016

Jennifer Flores (BA '12, MIT '14) is working to reinforce and advocate for students who lack a voice in school because they do not have English fluency.

As a teacher at Cedarhurst Elementary School in Highline, the University of Washington College of Education alumna has dedicated herself to engaging with the community by giving positive phone calls home, visiting families and encouraging families to visit school.