Teacher educators from the University of Washington College of Education and Antioch University Seattle will discuss their work to transform teacher preparation during an April 22 YouTube Live chat.

Manka Varghese, associate professor of education at the UW, and UW College of Education alumni and Antioch faculty members Caryn Park (PhD '10) and Julia Daniels (PhD ‘18) will participate in the chat starting at 10 a.m.

Varghese, Park and Daniels are co-authors of an article in a forthcoming special edition of Teachers College Record on preparing asset-based equity oriented teachers. During the chat, they will discuss efforts toward identity-based and place-based teacher education.

Varghese is principal investigator for UW’s Project Bilingual Educator CApacity (BECA), a U.S. Department of Education-funded effort to address the shortage of dual language certified teachers. Her teaching and research focuses on improving the schooling experiences and, ultimately, the lives of linguistic minority youth.

Park has taught in early childhood classrooms in Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington state and her research centers on children’s understandings about race and ethnicity, and extends into multicultural curriculum and instruction, English language learning and teacher professional development for equity.

Daniels is program coordinator for Antioch’s Alternative Route to Teacher Certification and recently received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) for “White Women Teachers and the Possibilities of Harm Reduction.”

Questions are encouraged in advance to ecoe@uw.edu.


Dustin Wunderlich, Director of Marketing and Communications
206-543-1035, dwunder@uw.edu