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.

Fostering brotherhood abroad

Jun 7 2018

The benefits of study abroad are well documented, from increased confidence to an expanded worldview — and college students who study abroad are more likely to do better in school and graduate on time.

But that experience is often unattainable for a particular group of students: men of color. Of the more than 300,000 U.S. undergraduates who study abroad each year, an overwhelming majority are white women.

For students at the University of Washington, the Brotherhood Initiative wants to help level the field.

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.

STEM education projects showcased in NSF event

May 14 2018

Two University of Washington College of Education projects working to expand access to high-quality STEM learning opportunities will be featured during the 2018 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase taking place May 14 to 21.

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: 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: Race and ability talk in early childhood

Early educator with student
Apr 13 2018

Conversations about ability and race in early childhood can make a significant impact on their views later in life, yet early educators often aren't prepared to facilitate these conversations.

Book offers guidance on creating greater instructional coherence

Teachers in professional development
Apr 6 2018

For education leaders across the country, a perpetually vexing problem is how to sustain improvement in instruction across schools over an extended period.

Kara Jackson, associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington College of Education, notes that while there’s a wealth of research on how to improve teaching practice and student outcomes, that progress is hard to scale beyond individual classrooms or a single school.

UW research featured at AERA 2018

Teacher and students in classroom
Mar 26 2018

University of Washington College of Education faculty and students will present findings of their current research to strengthen teaching practice, maker education, instructional leadership, early learning and more during the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting April 13 to 17 in New York City.

Banks to present Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Feb 12 2018

University of Washington Professor James A. Banks, known widely as “the father of multicultural education,” will present the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) 14th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on April 13 in Kane Hall Room 220.

Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education in the UW College of Education.