After the school bell: Creating consequential learning out of school

Andrew Shouse
Jun 17 2015

A hum fills the classroom in Marysville's Liberty Elementary. Students huddle together in groups over large sheets of poster board, sketching maps and arranging prints of photos.

University of Washington College of Education post-doctoral researcher Shelley Stromholt leans down to talk with one group of two boys and a girl, asking where their photographs were taken. Two weeks earlier, the students snapped pictures of some of their favorite places in and around Liberty Elementary. Tonight, they're working together to draw a map of the school with their photos to illustrate it.

IslandWood, founders recognized for commitment to education

IslandWood
Jun 2 2015

IslandWood, an outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island serving thousands of poverty-impacted children across the Puget Sound region each year, and its founders Paul and Debbi Brainerd are the 2015 winners of the University of Washington College of Education's Distinguished Service Award. 

Graduate student wins UW Excellence in Teaching Award

Kate Napolitan
Jun 1 2015

Kate Napolitan, a doctoral student in special education, has been recognized as one of two recipients of the University of Washington's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Exploring kindness across the globe

Dawn Tuason
May 22 2015

In just a few months, Dawn Tuason will embark on a globe-spanning odyssey to cap her journey as a University of Washington student.

Graduation features first online Early Childhood graduates, remarks by Regent Rice

Constance Rice
May 19 2015

The University of Washington College of Education will celebrate the first graduates of its online Early Childhood and Family Studies program during commencement ceremonies on June 13.

Embracing the sacredness of life

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May 12 2015

When Emma Elliott received a call from her sister-in-law in early 2012 regarding a friend’s partner who had just committed suicide, she was uncertain how to respond. They talked about how traditional Cowichan healing practices and stories could help and were interested in learning about how this issue was handled by their community in the past.

Education leaders present research in action projects May 8-9

May 7 2015

More than 30 leaders from school systems and educational organizations across Washington state will present public demonstrations of their leadership in addressing critical issues involving educational equity, improving teaching and learning, and strategic decision-making and governance. Each member of the University of Washington College of Education's Leadership for Learning (L4L) class of 2015 will present their capstone project and answer questions during hour-long sessions taking place May 8 and 9 in Miller Hall.

AERA 2015: College Research Presentations

May 4 2015

Learn more about UW College of Education research presented at this year's American Educational Research Association meeting, including videos featuring faculty members discussing their research.

Advancing ambitious science teaching for EL students with Jessica Thompson

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Engaging communities in teacher preparation with Ken Zeichner

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Jonathan Kozol at PLATO Conference

May 4 2015

The University of Washington is hosting the 2015 Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) conference June 29-30 in Mary Gates Hall. The event will feature hands-on workshops about introducing philosophical inquiry in elementary, middle and high school classrooms, as well as presentations on topics such as creating classroom communities, building school philosophy programs, developing a culturally responsive pedagogy for philosophy programs, and much more.

Research presentations: social-emotional learning, navigating special education and more

phd presentation
Apr 30 2015

Eighteen of the University of Washington College of Education's doctoral students will discuss their research projects on May 8, with topics including teacher preparation, meeting the needs of students with emotional and behavioral issues, and how refugee parents navigate the special education system.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 212 and noon to 2 p.m. in Room 411. Presentations are open to the public.