EDU Talks: Exploring what works in education

Janine Jones EDU Talks
Feb 11 2016

What keeps kids strong? How can a sense of brotherhood support young men of color and empower them to thrive? Is it possible to make school bureaucracy a key driver of improved learning?

These and other pressing issues in education were the focus of 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. Each faculty member had five minutes and one image to explore their current research partnerships with schools, districts, families and community organizations.

Doctoral research presentations set for Feb. 5

Classroom
Jan 29 2016

Ten University of Washington College of Education doctoral students will discuss their research projects on February 5, with topics spanning translingual preschool environments, how teachers can learn from students, and ethnic identity development.   

The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 212.

This quarter’s presentations are:

Addressing citizenship complexities in civic education

Civic education
Jan 20 2016

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's research on civic education in diverse classrooms also appears in the online version of the magazine.

What’s the best way to teach civics and social studies in inclusive ways when your class consists of kids whose nationalities and citizenship statuses vary?

What black adolescents say about stereotypes

Onnie Rogers
Jan 6 2016

What does it mean to be young, Black and male? In what ways do Black male youths accommodate and resist the social stereotypes of their demographic? And how does this shape Black boys' development of their own identity, and who they become?

These are among the questions the University of Washington's Onnie Rogers explored with Black urban teenagers in a recently published paper in the Journal of Adolescent Research.

Symposium to examine education of black males

Tyrone Howard
Jan 5 2016

On Jan. 11, the University of Washington's Center for Multicultural Education will sponsor its 27th annual symposium, "Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males."

About the Symposium

Creating content that inspires all learners

Katie Headrick Taylor
Dec 30 2015

Children today have access to a greater volume of digital media from a wider variety of devices than ever before. Despite this growth, children's media too often takes a one-size-fits-all approach to creating content and fails to meet the needs of populations outside the mainstream.

Leading researcher in out-of-school education joins UW

Bronwyn Bevan
Dec 17 2015

This fall, influential education researcher Bronwyn Bevan joins the University of Washington College of Education as a senior research scientist, bringing her expertise on how institutional settings influence learning opportunities to the Pacific Northwest. For 25 years, Bevan has worked to broaden and improve out-of-school learning opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse students. In particular, her work has focused on inquiry-based learning, tinkering and making in education, and policy advocacy for out-of-school learning.

Q&A: Using clickers to increase student learning

Clickers
Dec 8 2015

Peter Wallis, a PhD student in learning sciences and human development at the University of Washington College of Education, is co-editor of the recently published book Clickers in the Classroom: Using Classroom Response Systems to Increase Student Learning.

Exploring equity and highly capable learners, assessments

Classroom
Dec 7 2015

The new edition of the Washington Educational Research Association's journal features four articles authored by alumni and faculty from the University of Washington College of Education.

The fall 2015 edition focuses on topics related to highly capable students, and UW alumni authoring articles were:

Study: Teacher shortage putting many schools in 'crisis mode'

teacher shortage
Nov 24 2015

A shortage of full-time and substitute teachers is placing a severe strain on Washington's schools according to surveys of principals analyzed by a team from the University of Washington College of Education. 

Among the key findings: 80 percent of principals have had to hire under-qualified teachers while three-quarters of principals had personally substituted for a classroom teacher within the previous five days.