AERA Highlight: Designing for next generation teaching practices

Teachers and coaches
Apr 15 2018

Examples of sustained instructional improvement across an entire school district are rare, but a five-year research-practice partnership between the University of Washington College of Education and a mid-sized urban district highlights the power of networked educators.

AERA Highlight: Strengthening argumentation in environmental science

Students in environmental science class
Apr 14 2018

Learning how to use evidence in making an argument is a critical skill for students to build, yet difficulties frequently arise when discipline-based learning goals conflict with schooling tasks.

University of Washington College of Education researchers took on that challenge by partnering with teachers of a project-based AP Environmental Science course to develop and revise design principles for creating "material tools" that can adequately scaffold disciplinary practice and support formative assessment, while also helping students' create better arguments.

AERA Highlight: How parents design home learning environments

Child with tablet
Apr 14 2018

For children, home is the original learning environment—and it's an environment increasingly saturated by new media and mobile technologies.

University of Washington College of Education doctoral student Deborah Silvis explores how technology is changing home-based learning in her paper "Making Home 'Work' With Technology: How Parents Design Home Learning Environments," which she presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

AERA Highlight: Race and ability talk in early childhood

Early educator with student
Apr 13 2018

Conversations about ability and race in early childhood can make a significant impact on their views later in life, yet early educators often aren't prepared to facilitate these conversations.

Multicultural education symposium to celebrate impact, envision future

Middle school teacher and students
Apr 11 2018

For the past 50 years, the University of Washington has helped lay the foundations for educators worldwide to think deeply about how to empower all students to become productive citizens.

On April 27, this work and the leadership of James A. Banks, Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies, will be celebrated during the UW Center for Multicultural Education’s 30th annual symposium.

Four education students named to Husky 100

Apr 10 2018

Four University of Washington College of Education students sharing a common desire to advocate for and empower young people, particularly those from marginalized populations, have been named to this year’s cohort of the Husky 100.

Representing the College are:

EDU Talks offer insights on giving all learners a strong start

Apr 9 2018

Early learning researchers and practitioners discussed how the state can improve early childhood education and care for all during EDU Talks: Raising Washington, presented by the University of Washington College of Education on March 28 at Seattle Children’s Museum.

“Early childhood is a time of incredible opportunity,” said UW College of Education Dean Mia Tuan. “We must do more to expand access to high-quality early learning experiences so we can ensure every child has a fair chance to grow, thrive and reach their potential.”

Watch each EDU Talk in its entirety below.

Book offers guidance on creating greater instructional coherence

Teachers in professional development
Apr 6 2018

For education leaders across the country, a perpetually vexing problem is how to sustain improvement in instruction across schools over an extended period.

Kara Jackson, associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington College of Education, notes that while there’s a wealth of research on how to improve teaching practice and student outcomes, that progress is hard to scale beyond individual classrooms or a single school.

New series advances comprehensive P-3 approaches

Teacher with elementary students
Apr 2 2018

The University of Washington’s National P-3 Center is launching a new publication series to provide practical organizational- and system-level strategies and guidance for creating high-quality and comprehensive approaches that support young children’s learning.

Teacher leader connects math to students' lives

Mar 30 2018

As a 6th grade math teacher in Highline School District, Raphael Munavu’s passion for social justice defines his approach to teaching math.

With every lesson, he strives to help students connect math to their own lives, enabling them to think critically about the world around them.