Professor explores play and the “science of skateboarding”

Jul 17 2018

Introducing science to young children as an engaging, active and fun enterprise is critical to nurturing their long-term interest in STEM learning and careers.    

Kristen Missall, associate professor at the University of Washington College of Education, is exploring how to strengthen learning in informal, play-based settings as part of a National Science Foundation-funded project to redesign an exhibit at Iowa Children’s Museum.

WATCH: Faculty talks explore teen superheroes and more

May 21 2018

From how teenagers help friends experiencing bullying or other threats to supporting parents in nurturing the social-emotional development of their children, University of Washington College of Education faculty recently shared their work as part of the College’s EDU Talks series.

Watch each EDU Talk from the May 3 event in its entirety below.

Facebook Live chats explore intersections of learning, place and technology

May 18 2018

Two leading education researchers discussed the future of community- and video-based research during Facebook Live sessions hosted by the University of Washington College of Education this month.

Facebook Live chats to explore community- and video-based research

Apr 24 2018

Two scholars leading research at the intersection of learning, place and technology will discuss their work and answer questions during Facebook Live sessions hosted by the University of Washington College of Education in May.

AERA Highlight: Teen women's films open STEM participation

Teen women students in Science STARS program
Apr 18 2018

As science educators struggle to design learning experiences that meaningfully engage youth, turning to film production offers a promising tool for providing teen women from historically marginalized groups with access to participate in science and engineering.

AERA Highlight: Emancipatory research on mathematics learning disability

Mathematics worksheet
Apr 17 2018

When researchers collaborate with individuals with disabilities rather than doing research on individuals with disabilities, they can uncover critical knowledge about disabilities and engage in emancipatory work.

AERA Highlight: Partnering to improve relevance and impact of research

Teacher with middle school students
Apr 16 2018

For decades, researchers, educators and policymakers alike have decried the divide that exists between research and practice.

AERA Highlight: The importance of practice to superintendents' instructional leadership

School leaders
Apr 15 2018

While superintendents often lead by setting a vision for educational equity, how they work to realize that vision is critical to their success.

AERA Highlight: Designing for next generation teaching practices

Teachers and coaches
Apr 15 2018

Examples of sustained instructional improvement across an entire school district are rare, but a five-year research-practice partnership between the University of Washington College of Education and a mid-sized urban district highlights the power of networked educators.

AERA Highlight: How parents design home learning environments

Child with tablet
Apr 14 2018

For children, home is the original learning environment—and it's an environment increasingly saturated by new media and mobile technologies.

University of Washington College of Education doctoral student Deborah Silvis explores how technology is changing home-based learning in her paper "Making Home 'Work' With Technology: How Parents Design Home Learning Environments," which she presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Educational Research Association.