“Teaching for Black Lives” event set for Feb. 4

Jan 15 2019

Educators and community members will gather to explore “Teaching for Black Lives” on February 4 during an event hosted by the Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington.

Podcast: Teacher leadership in special education

Jan 14 2019

Special education teachers frequently assume formal or informal leadership roles and responsibilities across disciplines, yet little research exists on the experiences and needs of teacher leaders within the diverse field of special education.

Kid's Best Friend: Animal connection in the classroom

Jan 11 2019

“Playful” and “energetic” can describe both a puppy and a young child. Both enjoy toys, running and being close to the ones they love. An estimated 70 percent of school aged children have pets, making contemporary American children more likely to live with a pet than with both parents. It’s not surprising that many young children describe their pets as family members and confidants.

Podcast: Education in the 2019 Washington state legislative session

Jan 7 2019

The Washington state legislative session kicks off on January 14, and following a massive overhaul of Washington’s K-12 funding system to comply with the McCleary decision, the legislature will consider a number of proposals impacting early childhood education, special education and more.

YouTube Live chat to explore equity in gifted education

Dec 26 2018

Professor Nancy Hertzog, director of the University of Washington’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars, will answer questions about opening access to gifted education during a YouTube Live conversation hosted by the UW College of Education on January 25.

IslandWood alum starts forest preschool

Dec 21 2018

 

The Asheville Farmstead School is an outdoor, play-based early childhood education center founded and directed by Lauren Brown (MEd '12), an alumnus of the Education for Environment and Community graduate program at IslandWood. There’s a squat and homey stone farmhouse-turned-schoolhouse, but the children don’t spend much time in it, not when there’s a garden to tend, pine stumps and planks with which to build out in the yard, and 25 acres of fields and forested hills to explore.

Answering a call to teach

Dec 17 2018

“You are never going to find the right time.”

This one idea changed Rebeca Ambriz Olivera’s thoughts on pursuing a master’s in teaching.

“If you want to go back to school, just do it,” her mentor told her. “Apply, and you can just take one class each semester, but you’re going to have to do it.”

Ambriz Olivera had been stuck in a pattern of “maybe next year” since completing her bachelor’s degree in 2011 in her late 20s — and with good reason.

'Father of Multicultural Education’ on race, faith and legacy

Dec 9 2018

After half a century of work pioneering the field of multicultural education at the University of Washington College of Education, James A. Banks will retire in January.

Professor linking research and practice in differentiated instruction honored

Dec 7 2018

An article offering middle school math teachers strategies to engage all students while maintaining rigor co-authored by the University of Washington College of Education’s Katherine Lewis has received the Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Committee.

PhD student honored for paper on centering Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies

Dec 6 2018

Growing up in Seattle, Jenni Conrad remembers being fascinated by Native Northwest histories as a student and later as an outdoor educator. As a non-Native person, however, she wondered what role she could play in advancing Indigenous education.