In Our View: Science & Math Are Cool

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Many middle-school students fear science and math as much as cooties and wedgies. Neither subject is ranked on their cool-things-at-school list. And later, in high school, those preconceived notions improperly guide their course selections and career choices. However, those stereotypes are fading, thanks in part to Washington STEM, a nonprofit that is...

Educators Work To Better Integrate Technology Into The Classroom

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

American university professors do not teach education students a universal, tried-and-true method for how to incorporate technology in their classroom instruction. That the digital revolution evolves at a rapid pace and that technology has become so subject-specific means universities cannot address these shifts and create a standard curriculum. As a...

Nonprofit WA STEM Celebrates Progress

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A campaign to help Washington kids go from fearing — and sometimes flunking — math and science to embracing careers that require technical skills is celebrating its first anniversary this week. Andy Shouse is quoted. 

How Central Office Staff Can Support Principal Leadership

Monday, April 23, 2012

Over the past several years, many school districts have shifted the role of their central office staff, moving away from jobs focused on compliance and management and more towards a role in helping principals becoming better instructional leaders. But little research exists that shows what central office staff need to do to fulfill that role of "...

How Central Office Staff Can Support Principal Leadership

Monday, April 23, 2012

Over the past several years, many school districts have shifted the role of their central office staff, moving away from jobs focused on compliance and management and more...

Calling all 'teacher leaders'

Monday, April 16, 2012

Noah Zeichner, a TEP alum, has written an editorial on school leadership for CNN. Noah is a National Board-certified teacher at Chief Sealth International School in Seattle.
 

Microsoft's Zoe Krumm on forefront of fight against piracy

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Amid the engineers and programmers roaming the Microsoft campus, Zoe Krumm stands out. Instead of talking XML and HTML5, she talks FBI and ICE. Krumm is on Microsoft's worldwide anti-piracy team — a job that's not unlike a crime-scene analyst. Krumm graduated in 1998 from the Elementary Teacher Education Program. 

Michael Bowman Receives UW Excellence in Teaching Award

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Michael Bowman, a College of Education Ph.D. student in the area of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, received the prestigious UW Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes outstanding skills in the classroom. Bowman teaches in the elementary Teacher Education Program as well as a UW undergraduate education course titled, 'The Purpose...

Nature and human nature:How we see our place in the world depends on where in the world we're from.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

As kids, we usually learn about nature from a decidedly human point of view. The world exists in relation to us. The conventional wisdom has been that this is a universal way the mind develops its awareness of the natural world. But an eclectic group of researchers are challenging that. The team is made up of psychologists from Northwestern University,...

Jackson Public Schools targets top-heavy office in Mississippi

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mississippi’s Jackson Public Schools made deep cuts to the central office. Meredith Honig is quoted extensively on her research about similar changes at other urban school districts.