Book talk to explore higher education and social change

Aug 14 2018

A new name, a new director and a new book celebrate the inauguration of the Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington this October.

Teachers take charge of their own professional development

EduDesign Lab teachers with students
Jul 24 2018

For teachers, professional development is too often an exercise of sitting, listening and taking in information from an expert—though rarely another classroom teacher.

Teachers from several Puget Sound elementary schools, however, are working to create a new model in which they take charge of their own professional learning. This July, a group of approximately 20 teacher fellows came together to explore how project-based learning can transform the classroom and plan how they’ll build their practice around student inquiry throughout the coming school year.

Max Silverman named executive director of UW Center for Educational Leadership

Max Silverman
Jun 26 2018

Max Silverman, a nationally recognized leader with expertise in improving instructional leadership systems focused on equitable outcomes for students, has been named executive director of the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership.

Silverman, who will assume his duties on July 1, has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout his career including school principal, central office leader, and most recently as deputy director of the Center for Educational Leadership.

A call to end family separation at U.S. border crossings

Jun 20 2018

An open letter from University of Washington College of Education faculty regarding the federal policy of separating immigrant families at U.S. border crossings.

College celebrates Class of 2018

Jun 6 2018

More than 700 new teachers, researchers, leaders, policymakers and early childhood professionals were honored during the University of Washington College of Education’s graduation ceremonies on June 5.

The festivities featured two members of the College’s Class of 2018 discussing their role as educator-activists in ensuring access to high-quality education for all students.

Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi, who graduated with her doctorate in learning sciences and human development, called on her classmates to engage daily in work to create a more equitable educational system.

WATCH: Live webcast of June 5 graduation ceremonies

Jun 5 2018

The University of Washington College of Education will celebrate the graduation of more than 700 teachers, researchers, leaders, policymakers, early childhood professionals and other educators on June 5.

Student speakers at the event are Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi, a doctoral student in learning sciences and human development, and Riddhi Divanji, an undergraduate major in Education, Communities and Organizations.

Hess ‘98 honored with College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

Jun 1 2018

Diana Hess (PhD '98), a scholar renowned for her work advancing civic education, has received the University of Washington College of Education’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Hess, dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holder the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, is winner of two of the most prestigious awards in education research: the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Book Award (2016) and the Grawemeyer Award in Education (2017).

Mural highlights struggles, promise of Indigenous education

May 30 2018

Art tells stories. It educates and brings the past, present and future together, revealing new insights for every viewer.

The University of Washington College of Education recently celebrated the addition of a new mural on the third floor of Miller Hall that was created by Indigenous artists Roger Fernandes and Toma Villa. The project, conceived of two years ago as a way to unite art and education, reflects a vision of education that supports the thriving of Indigenous communities.

EarlyEdU goes national—and international—during 2018 institute

May 31 2018

The EarlyEDU Alliance hosted an institute in May, “Courses that Count and Degrees that Matter,” where more than 135 faculty, instructors, state team members, professional development providers and educators came together to share and discuss the latest in early learning degree programs and professional development.

Facebook Live chat explores youth suicide and mental health

May 24 2018

University of Washington College of Education Professor James Mazza, a former president of the American Association of Suicidology, recently answered questions about youth suicide, mental health issues and the role of educators during a Facebook Live chat.