2019 EduTalks: A Place Called School. Ryan Quigtar, director of the Renton Innovation Zone Partnership (Community Center for Education Results), shares how schools, community-based organizations, government entities and community leaders are co-designing strategies that create opportunities for historically underserved communities to thrive.
How can we improve young people's experiences in school? What makes kids strong? How can we help young men of color thrive?
These and other pressing issues in education are taken up during EduTalks, a fast-paced series of talks by University of Washington College of Education researchers and alumni working to unlock the potential of all students.
Our most EduTalks event, “Tipping Points: Leveraging Change in Education,” highlighted work by UW researchers and local education leaders with significant potential to improve young people’s educational experiences.
Watch previous EduTalks below and dive into leading edge research that is opening new opportunities in education.
A Place Called RIZ— Ryan Quigtar
John Goodlad: Still Teaching… — Charles “Cap” Peck
2019 EduTalks: A Place Called School. Professor Charles “Cap” Peck discusses John Goodlad’s groundbreaking exploration of school renewal and the importance of asking whether we are educating students to live in a democracy or a dictatorship.
Acting Up: Teaching Theater for Change
2019 EduTalks: A Place Called School. Tikka Sears, Elba Moise, Debi Talukdar and Sooz Stahl of UW Theater for Change share their work using interactive theater to identify and interrupt moments of oppression, advance community dialogue and imagine possibilities for positive change in schools.
Magical Possibilities: Storytelling for Justice — Jondou Chase Chen
EduTalks: A Place Called School. Jondou Chase Chen, senior lecturer and co-director of the National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project, describes how empowering students as storytellers helps them better understand the present and shape their futures.
Playing is Learning— Kristen Missall
2019 EduTalks: A Place Called School. Kristen Missall, associate professor of education, describes how informal learning opportunities in children’s early years play a crucial role in setting the stage for positive learning experiences in school.
tsi kstatab (Her Big Hope) — Michael M. Vendiola
2019 EduTalks: A Place Called School. Michael M. Vendiola, education director for Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and doctoral candidate, discusses the importance of building healthy relationships between tribal communities, schools and teacher education programs.
Stem Is a Culture, Not a Curriculum — Liza Rickey
2019 EduTalks: A Place Called School. Liza Rickey (Danforth ’17), assistant principal at Sartori Elementary, describes how her school is building a culture where students are empowered to see themselves as problem solvers and advocates for positive change in their community.
Data for improvement — Kara Jackson
2019 EduTalks: A Place Called School. Kara Jackson, associate professor and director of the UW’s Ackerley Partner School Network, explains why shifting to a mindset of using data for improvement一not just accountability一can improve what happens between students and teachers on a day-to-day basis.
Relationship Status: It’s Complicated — Teddi Beam-Conroy
2019 EduTalks: A Place Called School. Teddi Beam-Conroy, director of the University of Washington’s Elementary Teacher Education Program, reflects on being part of a long line of educators amidst a lingering legacy of school segregation.
EDU Talk: What do we say to the children? — Maggie Beneke
Maggie Beneke, assistant professor of education, focuses on re-thinking inclusive, equitable education for children and families from historically marginalized backgrounds.
EDU Talk: More than just loving kids — Carly Roberts
Carly Roberts, assistant professor of education, focuses on improving the educational experiences of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities through research at the student and teacher level.
EDU Talk: DINR & DIZRT — Deborah McCutchen
Deborah McCutchen, professor of education, studies the cognitive processes underlying reading and writing ability.