Ariane Gauvreau, teaching associate in special education at the University of Washington College of Education, discusses her research involving children with autism, using images to help them interact with their peers during snack time.
What makes kids strong? How can we help young men of color thrive? Can school bureaucracy actually be a good thing?
These and other pressing issues in education have been tackled during EDU Talks, a fast-paced series of talks by University of Washington College of Education faculty members working to unlock the potential of all students.
Watch each EDU Talk and dive into leading edge research that is opening new opportunities in education.
Dawn Williams, a curriculum specialist with Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington College of Education, discusses the importance of creating environments that support high-quality early learning.
He's Got This
Holly Schindler, assistant professor of early childhood and family studies at the University of Washington College of Education, discusses her work to strengthen fathers' parenting skills, using video highlights of what they're already doing well.
Raising Future Washingtonians
Soojin Oh Park, assistant professor of early childhood and family studies at the University of Washington College of Education, shares how we can better support the growing number of immigrant and dual language learners in Washington.
Asha Warsame, environment rating scale assessment lead at Cultivate Learning in the University of Washington College of Education, discusses how we can build more culturally-responsive curricula for early learners and recognize what assets families bring.
What if … PD in your pocket?
Virginia Tse, assessment lead for Early Achievers Ratings at Cultivate Learning in the University of Washington College of Education, shares her work making professional development and early learning resources more accessible for the state's early learning providers.
Setting the stage
Teaching is a complex job. How can we prepare teachers to attend to myriad issues while still fostering a sense of play in their classrooms? Patrick Sexton, assistant dean of teacher education programs, describes how he encourages pre-service teachers to think creatively by incorporating theatre games into their preparation.
Slipping into character
Young children regularly engage in role playing during their earliest years, yet it almost disappears after preschool. Teaching associate Kimberly Mitchell details why schools should integrate role playing throughout our classrooms.
Vamos a dormir, niños
Ed Taylor, professor of education and vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, shares how his experience working with preschoolers as a teenager led him to a career in education.
The healing power of play
Experiencing psychological pain is unavoidable. Yet play can provide a safe space for children and set the foundation for emotional healing. Professor Janine Jones shares how play can help build connections that are essential to healing.
Playing your way to resilience
Resilience isn't something children are either born with or without. Polo DeCano, a PhD candidate in school psychology, discusses how the experience of play can help children develop the skills necessary to deal with adversity.
Playful learning matters
What's the role of joy in what children learn, how they learn and why they learn? Philip Bell, Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences, shares his work making the exploration of science a joyful experience for children that can open future pathways.