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.
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.
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.
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.
STEM career gap project featured at White House event
Nov 9 2015
A University of Washington project that aims to create a STEM career pipeline for low-income and immigrant youth in West Seattle will be featured during the first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools this week.
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 INSPIRE initiative also appears in the online version of the magazine.
Twenty-one of the University of Washington College of Education's doctoral students will discuss their research projects on November 6, with topics including partnerships in distance teacher education, project-based learning in AP classrooms, and biracial identity development.
The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 104 and noon to 3:30 p.m. in Room 112.
When school principals and teachers look to their school district's central office to support their efforts to help all students learn at high levels, too often they find the central office disconnected from their daily realities. It's a misalignment that stems from central offices historically not being expected to lead for improved teaching and learning for all students, especially those traditionally underserved by public schools.