Hess ‘98 honored with College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

Jun 1 2018

Diana Hess (PhD '98), a scholar renowned for her work advancing civic education, has received the University of Washington College of Education’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Hess, dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holder the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, is winner of two of the most prestigious awards in education research: the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Book Award (2016) and the Grawemeyer Award in Education (2017).

EarlyEdU goes national—and international—during 2018 institute

May 31 2018

The EarlyEDU Alliance hosted an institute in May, “Courses that Count and Degrees that Matter,” where more than 135 faculty, instructors, state team members, professional development providers and educators came together to share and discuss the latest in early learning degree programs and professional development.

Mural highlights struggles, promise of Indigenous education

May 30 2018

Art tells stories. It educates and brings the past, present and future together, revealing new insights for every viewer.

The University of Washington College of Education recently celebrated the addition of a new mural on the third floor of Miller Hall that was created by Indigenous artists Roger Fernandes and Toma Villa. The project, conceived of two years ago as a way to unite art and education, reflects a vision of education that supports the thriving of Indigenous communities.

Facebook Live chat explores youth suicide and mental health

May 24 2018

University of Washington College of Education Professor James Mazza, a former president of the American Association of Suicidology, recently answered questions about youth suicide, mental health issues and the role of educators during a Facebook Live chat.

Finding a passion for adult learning

Kimberly Boudreau
May 23 2018

At Alaska Airlines, all new company leaders participate in a variety of training simulations, regardless of their role in the company. In one such simulation, new employees are placed in the airline’s operations center during a major storm and tasked with rerouting and canceling flights.

Facing an overwhelming amount of data, employees must make informed decisions in a crisis situation. It’s an experience designed to help all employees develop strong skills in data analytics, regardless of their specific job.

WATCH: Faculty talks explore teen superheroes and more

May 21 2018

From how teenagers help friends experiencing bullying or other threats to supporting parents in nurturing the social-emotional development of their children, University of Washington College of Education faculty recently shared their work as part of the College’s EDU Talks series.

Watch each EDU Talk from the May 3 event in its entirety below.

Facebook Live chats explore intersections of learning, place and technology

May 18 2018

Two leading education researchers discussed the future of community- and video-based research during Facebook Live sessions hosted by the University of Washington College of Education this month.

STEM education projects showcased in NSF event

May 14 2018

Two University of Washington College of Education projects working to expand access to high-quality STEM learning opportunities will be featured during the 2018 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase taking place May 14 to 21.

Shaping the future of Native education

Tleena Ives
May 10 2018

Tleena Ives grew up immersed in the language and culture of her Native people, the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe—knowledge gleaned from her extended family and her early education.

"My memories from my early experience in education included learning to speak in S'Klallam, learning our traditional songs and dances, and being instilled with a great sense of cultural identity," Ives said.

So when it came to the education of her own four children, she worked ardently as a parent volunteer to help shape the tribe's early learning curriculum to reflect this important heritage.

Finding hope for children

May 8 2018

As a high schooler in California, first-generation college student Diana Aguilar was a volunteer in her younger sister’s kindergarten classroom. Through this experience, she discovered her desire to work toward achieving educational equity for students of all backgrounds.

As she started to increase the number of hours she spent at her sister’s school, Aguilar noticed that Spanish-speaking parents were approaching her to learn about how their children were progressing at school. At first, she was perplexed by their inquiries.