Q&A: Using clickers to increase student learning

Clickers
Dec 8 2015

Peter Wallis, a PhD student in learning sciences and human development at the University of Washington College of Education, is co-editor of the recently published book Clickers in the Classroom: Using Classroom Response Systems to Increase Student Learning.

Exploring equity and highly capable learners, assessments

Classroom
Dec 7 2015

The new edition of the Washington Educational Research Association's journal features four articles authored by alumni and faculty from the University of Washington College of Education.

The fall 2015 edition focuses on topics related to highly capable students, and UW alumni authoring articles were:

Together Undaunted: Uniting for equity and excellence

Together Undaunted
Dec 3 2015

Nearly 200 educators, community leaders and education advocates joined UW College of Education faculty and students on Dec. 2 to discuss their shared dedication to equity, inclusion and access in schools.

During the College's "Together Undaunted" event at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle's Central District, community members met new dean Dr. Mia Tuan and learned about the College's focus on building deep, authentic partnerships with schools and communities.

Study: Teacher shortage putting many schools in 'crisis mode'

teacher shortage
Nov 24 2015

A shortage of full-time and substitute teachers is placing a severe strain on Washington's schools according to surveys of principals analyzed by a team from the University of Washington College of Education. 

Among the key findings: 80 percent of principals have had to hire under-qualified teachers while three-quarters of principals had personally substituted for a classroom teacher within the previous five days.

The spillover effect: Good teaching doesn't stop at the classroom door

Teacher Equity
Nov 23 2015

Effective teachers don't just impact their own students' achievement, they can significantly improve the performance of their fellow teachers' students. That new research finding by Min Sun of University of Washington College of Education has important implications for national efforts to ensure poverty-impacted and minority children aren't taught by a greater proportion of less experienced teachers.

Partnering for STEM education

Research-practice partnership
Nov 19 2015

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's Partnership for Science & Engineering Practices with the Seattle and Renton school districts also appears in the online version of the magazine.

New faculty profile: Kristen Missall

Kristen Missall
Nov 18 2015

Growing up in a household of educators, Kristin Missall learned the importance of education in her earliest years.

Now, the new University of Washington associate professor of education is focused on understanding and supporting the development of children during this "hopeful time," their preschool and elementary school years.

Picturing hope

Ariane Gauvreau
Nov 17 2015

In a preschool classroom, a teacher snaps a photo of a young girl stacking colorful wooden blocks, her face focused in concentration. Then another of a little boy fingerpainting, mixing red and blue to make purple.

Putting Raven back together again

Native STEAM Camp
Nov 13 2015

On a Thursday morning last July, young campers tramped up the bluff and down to the beach at Discovery Park. On the way, three boys, aged ten to twelve, pretended to be different parts of the ecosystem around them.

“I’m a sword fern,” said one.
“I’m a crabapple tree!”
“I’m a big leaf maple.”
“I’m a magical dolphin and a big leaf maple!” They broke into giggles, then started imagining environmental challenges for one another until they got to the beach.

Building resilience, fostering identity

Building resilience
Nov 11 2015

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's research examining resiliency and African American girls in the foster system also appears in the online version of the magazine.