The University of Washington College of Education is launching an initiative, Learning Together 2020, that will support teachers, school leaders and district leaders in addressing long standing inequities within school systems made more visible as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We live in a moment of great potential; we can and must use this disruption to the status quo to catalyze transformation,” said Dean Mia Tuan. “Together, let’s reimagine schools as sites for justice, well-being and connection.”

Developed with input from the College’s school and community partners, Learning Together 2020 will offer professional development opportunities and resources covering a range of issues, including: 

  • Reimagining teaching and learning in our new circumstances
  • Supporting students’ social and emotional needs during uncertain times
  • Building partnerships with families and systems that center families in decision-making
  • Enacting justice in school systems and in student learning

Visit the Learning Together 2020 page to explore initial resources and learning opportunities. New offerings will be added throughout the summer.

Upcoming PD Opportunities

Starting the week of June 15 

  • Principal Supervision and Distance Learning: What’s the Right Approach? — JUNE 16
  • Improving Teacher Virtual Collaboration — JUNE 16, 18 & 25  

Starting later this summer 

  • Interviewing Children About Their Mathematical Thinking in Classrooms and Online — JULY 7, 14 & 21
  • Equity and Knowledge Construction in Classroom and Online Discussions — JULY 20 & 27, AUGUST 3


Dustin Wunderlich, Director of Marketing and Communications