Start-of-school survival kit for teachers

Sep 10 2014

The start of a new school year is a busy time for children and teachers.

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, based at the University of Washington College of Education, is pleased to offer this survival kit. Head Start teachers and other program staff can use the resources below to support their work with children and families all year long. Start exploring on your own and share them with colleagues.

Distinguished researcher named interim dean

Sep 5 2014

Today, University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce announced the appointment of long-time College of Education faculty member and distinguished researcher Deborah McCutchen as interim dean effective Sept. 8. McCutchen will take over leadership of the College from Professor Tom Stritikus, who has served as dean since 2010.

Central Kitsap educator receives UW mentoring award

Sep 4 2014

Respected Central Kitsap School District administrator Chris Wyatt has been honored for her work helping develop fellow administrators and teacher leaders with this year's John W. Morefield Mentoring Award, presented by the University of Washington's Danforth Education Leadership Program.

Minority middle-schoolers find science 'COOL' out of school

Sep 3 2014

Children from diverse backgrounds may have little or no exposure to either science or scientists. They sometimes don’t think science is something they can do.

“If you have never heard of an engineer, you don’t know you can be one,” says Andrew Shouse, associate director of the UW’s Institute for Science + Math Education.

Graduate receives national fellowship for science teaching

Aug 5 2014

Recent University of Washington College of Education graduate Taylor Williams is one of only 32 teachers in the nation selected to the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation's 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows.

Williams, who earned his teaching certification from UW in 2013, joins some of the nation's most talented, early-career science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers as a KTSF Teaching Fellow.

Doctoral student receives Fulbright award

Aug 1 2014

Anne Crylen of the University of Washington will spend the coming year in Cambodia conducting research on children's re-entry into school following traumatic injury with support from a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant.

Haring Center's reach spans the world

Jul 31 2014

For the children in the Haring Center, this sunny late July day is a day like any other. Typically developing children and children with various developmental disabilities interact with one another and learn side-by-side.

For a group of teachers, therapists, social workers and graduate students from Taiwan, however, it's a scene they're not used to seeing. In Taiwan, like in many schools here in the U.S. and in other countries, children with disabilities are separated from their classmates.

Summer academy shows power of collaborative teaching

Jul 16 2014

A College of Education initiative to dramatically improve teaching quality in area schools kicked off this summer with a Teacher and Leader Academy for nearly 90 local educators.

The intensive academy is the launching point for INSPIRE (Innovations in Professional Improvement and Redesigns in Education), the College's new effort to collaborate with local partners in designing innovative ways for schools and districts to organize professional learning. INSPIRE focuses in particular on improving the quality of education at poverty-impacted schools. 

Lakeridge partnership transforming math instruction

Jul 15 2014

Just three years ago, Lakeridge Elementary in Renton was identified as one of the most persistently low-achieving schools in Washington, with only one in five students in fifth grade passing the state mathematics assessment test. That's when the school partnered with University of Washington's College of Education to build a professional learning community dedicated to rigorous, job-embedded professional development based on the latest research in mathematics education.

Student receives NEA/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Jul 3 2014

University of Washington doctoral student Michael Bowman is one of only 30 recipients of a highly competitive Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supporting his research on the role of schools in neighborhood development and planning.