Professor Mark Windschitl, co-author of "Ambitious Science Teaching," discusses the new book, which provides a blueprint for teachers and administrators wanting to elevate the level of engagement in their science classrooms for all students.
Is Your Kid's Science Teacher Ambitious Enough?
Mentor program helps new teachers thrive
A UW College of Education study exploring teacher retention and mobility in Washington state is referenced.
Educator champions animal welfare-based curriculum
Jennie Warmouth (PhD '17) is helping students learn about animal welfare and how to connect with animals, one child and one lesson at a time.
Professor Elected to Membership in the National Academy of Education
Professor Walter Parker, one of the world's leading scholars of civic education, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (NAEd). He joins James Banks, John Bransford and Ken Zeichner in representing UW College of Education in NAEd.
‘Personalized learning’ comes to teacher training
Professor Ken Zeichner comments on efforts to introduce competency-based teacher education more broadly.
Education students design innovations to better serve immigrant youth
Teams of University of Washington education students recently participated in Ideathon, during which they drew upon design thinking processes to craft new ideas for better addressing the educational needs of immigrant and refugee youth and families.
It's legislative season—time to take another look at kindergarten policies
Professor Kristie Kauerz comments on P-3 initiatives being considered by policymakers including funding of full-day kindergarten.
Doctoral student receives prestigious dissertation fellowship
Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi is one of just six doctoral students in the country to receive a American Educational Research Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship, which is supporting her research into how and in what ways racial and ethnic identity contribute to the academic performance of Black American and African immigrant high school students.
Learning happiness in a lecture hall
Professor James Mazza's course “Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond," which aims to help improve student resilience through difficult and stressful times, is noted.