Alum Amy Peterson receives Presidential Award for commitment to improving STEM education
Oct 12 2020
Alumnus and College Place Middle School science teacher Amy Peterson was named a recipient of the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
PAEMST recognizes both excellence in the classroom and a commitment to improving STEM education on a broader scale. Peterson was chosen because she strives for continual growth as a science teacher and uses the knowledge she gains to design professional development opportunities for other educators.
The Community Partner Fellows program was designed to support organizations that serve youth and strive to close educational opportunity gaps while fostering the development of future education researchers and scholars. Community Partner Fellows work to bolster the research and program evaluation capacity of their partner organizations.
Welcome to the new school year. Hopefully, you have enjoyed the warm days and cool nights of the early autumn season. With September upon us, it feels like the right time to restart our COVID-19-related communications so that you are well informed about how the University, and our College, are responding. As you can imagine, much planning has been taking place across the University and within the College in anticipation of the start of fall quarter. Just as we did when the pandemic first hit, you can rely on us to curate information that is timely and relevant for our community and provide links for those who want more details. Much more guidance is on its way from central UW, and the UW COVID-19 homepage remains a great source of information, but below are highlights from UW’s “Back to School” and “Back to Work” plans. Similarly, we encourage you to visit the College’s COVID-19homepage for guidance closer to home.
What’s happening nationally as other colleges and universities are starting fall terms?
OSPI and University of Washington’s Haring Center Expand Inclusionary Practice Project to Include Preschools
Sep 23 2020
Below is a joint release from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Haring Center for Inclusive Education at the University of Washington.
OLYMPIA, WA Sept. 23, 2020 — Today, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Haring Center for Inclusive Education at the University of Washington announced that they are expanding their Inclusionary Practice Project (IPP) to include preschools across the state. This work is part of a statewide effort to help more schools to adopt a culture of inclusion.
UW to launch state’s first justice-focused computer science teaching endorsement with NSF grant
Sep 17 2020
University of Washington researchers and teacher educators are launching a new partnership to prepare computer science teachers that position young people to understand and shape the impacts of computing on their communities.
From Philadelphia to Detroit to Cape Town, Dana Nickson’s passion for working with and learning from youth and families has inspired her scholarship. Now, Nickson joins the University of Washington College of Education this fall as an assistant professor in education equity and justice in leadership, policy and politics.
As an undergraduate, Tomas de Rezende Rocha was drawn to teaching by his interests in humanistic psychology and contemplative practices. A desire to explore the relationship between justice, freedom and education later led him to pursue doctoral studies in philosophy and education.
In a new podcast, Keisha Scarlett (EdD '18), chief of equity, partnerships and engagement at Seattle Public Schools, discusses the recent guidance of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee for safely reopening K-12 schools.