WATCH: Graduation ceremonies set for June 11

Jun 4 2019

The University of Washington College of Education will celebrate the graduation of more than 700 teachers, researchers, leaders, policymakers, early childhood professionals and other educators on June 11.

National Academy of Education/Spencer fellowships awarded to UW faculty members and student

Jun 3 2019

Two scholars who will join the University of Washington College of Education faculty during the coming academic year and a current doctoral student have received fellowships from the National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation to support projects that aim to improve academic and life outcomes for young people from historically marginalized communities.

Incoming UW faculty members Emma Elliott-Groves and Maribel Santiago were selected as 2019 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows while doctoral student Hannah Nieman received an NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.

IslandWood alum returns to lead graduate program

May 29 2019

Looking out her window, Déana Scipio (PhD ‘15) can see fourth through sixth graders playing in the grass. When she visits the garden, kids are learning about plants and planting things ー though they won’t get to see them sprout. It’s part of the stewardship work they do, planting for other kids to harvest later in the year.

But it’s the experiences of the graduate students, those teaching the children, which are even more exciting to her.

How to teach and parent better in the age of big data

May 28 2019

In a new commentary piece published by The Conversation, University of Washington Assistant Professor Katie Headrick Taylor discusses the importance of all educators, be they parents or teachers, using data wisely to build pathways to better futures for young people.

Radical Educators: New book discusses teacher agency and resistance through history

May 16 2019

Tina Y. Gourd (PhD ‘15) and Jennifer Gale de Saxe (PhD ‘14) are graduates of the UW College of Education and co-editors of the recently published book “Rearticulating Education and Social Change: Teacher agency and resistance, early 20th century to the present.”

The book demonstrates activist work by educators throughout the history of education. Underemphasized modes of resistance are analyzed within the context of their communities, and impacts from historical and cultural factors on the individual educators’ efforts are viewed through a lens of teacher agency.

Event fosters conversation about Native education and resurgence

May 14 2019

“Education strengthens our people.”

With the help of local elder Arlita Rhoan, this idea was adopted as the motto for the Sapsik'ʷałá Education Program at the University of Oregon (UO). This same idea provided the foundation of a May 2 gathering at the University of Washington to advance the conversation about Native teacher education, understand its challenges and explore opportunities for Native resurgence.

Caring for every child

May 10 2019

For Gareth and his parents, Bill and Alyssa Sunderland, good days are precious.

“We knew something wasn’t right as early as seven months,” says Alyssa. Gareth was a happy baby who showed signs of growth and language development, but not in the usual forward trajectory. “He would say a word or gain a skill, then lose another,” she says.

Partnerships highlighted in 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase

May 9 2019

An afterschool STEM learning partnership between Neighborhood House and the University of Washington College of Education and a multi-state initiative to support mentor teachers are featured during the 2019 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Research & Design for Impact taking place May 13 to 20.

Learning the people behind the business

Apr 29 2019

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” may be a common enough phrase, but for Alyssa Eckroth, it’s shaped her approach to life.

“I think it relates to a lot of things,” she said. “One is resiliency and persevering through the ‘No’s’ in your life. The other is just getting through the days when you have a full schedule all the time.”

WATCH: Preparing asset-based equity oriented teachers

Apr 23 2019

Teacher educators from the University of Washington College of Education and Antioch University Seattle discussed their work to transform teacher preparation during a recent YouTube Live chat.