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.

Researcher wins “Nobel Prize” of media literacy

Nov 30 2018

Marilyn Cohen, a research associate professor at the University of Washington College of Education and director of the NW Center for Excellence in Media Literacy, recently received the National Telemedia Council’s 2018 Jessie McCanse Award.

Regarded as the “Nobel Prize” of media literacy, the award recognizes Cohen’s longtime contributions to the field.

Supporting student learning about race

Nov 8 2018

 

“I can’t play with you because your skin is brown.”

When Caryn Park (PhD '10) heard one of her preschool students say this to his friend, she felt helpless. She knew what it felt like from her own experience as a child of color in the U.S. and knew that it wasn’t fair to have to feel that.

“I felt like I knew nothing,” Park recalled. “I felt like I had no skills with which to support these children.”

Park calls this her critical incident.

WATCH: The fight for academic freedom and free speech during the civil rights movement

Oct 29 2018

 

The struggle to reform higher education and kickstart social change in the South during the 1950s and 60s continues to hold lessons for those working for educational justice today.

How a community reclaimed its Southeast Seattle high school

Oct 10 2018

A decade ago, it appeared the final bell would ring for Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School.

Seattle preschool evaluation shows steady improvement in children’s learning and development

Oct 9 2018

Three years into the pilot of Seattle’s subsidized preschool program, program quality is steadily improving and participating children are showing strong gains in learning and development according to recently released study co-led by University of Washington researchers.

Making great teaching visible

Oct 4 2018

Experience in the classroom is crucial to pre-service teachers’ development and successful entry into the profession. Yet these clinical experiences can be stressful for novice teachers—and their mentors—as they observe, engage in and make sense of teaching while also ensuring their students stay on track academically.

Facebook Live: Families and communities leading educational justice

Oct 2 2018

School and community partners who joined University of Washington College of Education researchers in a long-term effort to lead equity-focused change in a Seattle high school discussed their work and its lessons during an Oct. 11 Facebook Live chat.

Expanding possibilities: Research into dance and the mind

Oct 15 2018

When Matthew Henley '13 came across an educational psychology course at the University of Washington, his response was, “That sounds interesting. I like teaching and I’ve been taking classes in psychology, but I didn’t know these things were combined as an academic discipline.”

New faculty Q&A: Chun Wang

Sep 25 2018

From an early age, standardized tests loomed large for Chun Wang. In China, how Wang and her classmates performed on high-stakes tests would determine not only which university they could go to, but what they’d study.

Today, the new University of Washington College of Education faculty member is working to create more reliable and fair tests.