Math innovation paper wins distinguished research award

Professor Elham Kazemi at Lakeridge Elementary
Nov 17 2014

Elham Kazemi, Geda and Phil Condit Professor in Science & Math Education, has received the Washington Educational Research Association's 2014 Distinguished Paper Award for a paper describing the University of Washington College of Education's innovative work in math education at Renton's Lakeridge Elementary School.

Doctoral students to present research

Nov 3 2014

Sixteen of the University of Washington College of Education's doctoral students will discuss their research projects on Nov. 7, with topics ranging from designing community in online collaborative spaces for K-12 students to the measurement of teachers' sense of self-efficacy to how elementary teachers can facilitate productive science talk.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Miller Hall Rooms 212 and 104. They are free and open to the public.

New website offers tools for improved STEM teaching

Oct 20 2014

As educators throughout the country hurry to implement massive changes in science education, represented in the Next Generation Science Standards, they face the challenge of new learning goals, limited resources to leverage, and a host of initiatives competing for time and attention within the K-12 system.

Science communication should consider cultural perspectives

Oct 16 2014

Is nature something we enjoy when we visit a national park, something we feel a need to “preserve,” or do we think of ourselves as being a part of nature? Are a bird’s nest and a house both part of nature?

The answers to such questions can reflect different cultural orientations and have an effect on how well science and scientific concepts are communicated, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of Washington.

PhD education: Changing the focus from numbers to quality

Sep 26 2014

Each year, U.S. universities churn out enough new PhD graduates — 50,000 of them — to populate a small city. Worldwide, more PhDs are produced now than ever before.

With anecdotes about out-of-work or underemployed PhDs receiving broad publicity, governments and university administrators in industrialized societies have started asking whether or not too many people are pursuing doctoral degrees.

Distinguished researcher named interim dean

Sep 5 2014

Today, University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce announced the appointment of long-time College of Education faculty member and distinguished researcher Deborah McCutchen as interim dean effective Sept. 8. McCutchen will take over leadership of the College from Professor Tom Stritikus, who has served as dean since 2010.

Doctoral student receives Fulbright award

Aug 1 2014

Anne Crylen of the University of Washington will spend the coming year in Cambodia conducting research on children's re-entry into school following traumatic injury with support from a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant.

Haring Center's reach spans the world

Jul 31 2014

For the children in the Haring Center, this sunny late July day is a day like any other. Typically developing children and children with various developmental disabilities interact with one another and learn side-by-side.

For a group of teachers, therapists, social workers and graduate students from Taiwan, however, it's a scene they're not used to seeing. In Taiwan, like in many schools here in the U.S. and in other countries, children with disabilities are separated from their classmates.

Lakeridge partnership transforming math instruction

Jul 15 2014

Just three years ago, Lakeridge Elementary in Renton was identified as one of the most persistently low-achieving schools in Washington, with only one in five students in fifth grade passing the state mathematics assessment test. That's when the school partnered with University of Washington's College of Education to build a professional learning community dedicated to rigorous, job-embedded professional development based on the latest research in mathematics education.

Student receives NEA/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Jul 3 2014

University of Washington doctoral student Michael Bowman is one of only 30 recipients of a highly competitive Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supporting his research on the role of schools in neighborhood development and planning.