In the 2018-19 edition of Research That Matters magazine, the University of Washington College of Education explores the promise and possibilities of advancing educational justice, from early childhood through higher education. Stories in the new issue, available online, investigate the changes in how our students learn, how we teach and how we prepare educators to drive this work forward.
Endowment to drive early learning innovation created by Bezos Family Foundation
Sep 20 2018
A new endowed fund and professorship created by the Bezos Family Foundation will focus on improving outcomes for early learners and bolster the University of Washington College of Education’s ongoing work to advance early childhood research and practice in Washington state and beyond.
No more timeouts: The need for Positive Behavior Support in early learning
Sep 12 2018
For providers and educators, challenging behavior in children isn’t just a reality, it’s an inevitability. In August, the University of Washington’s Cultivate Learning and Haring Center for Inclusive Education joined local early intervention program Kindering in addressing the issue by gathering early learning providers for an institute on “Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support.”
Nonprofit leader brings partnership-building expertise to Unite:Ed
Sep 10 2018
An experienced non-profit leader with a history of building partnerships to advance educational outcomes for underserved populations, Dana Arviso, will serve as the first director of the University of Washington College of Education’s Unite:Ed initiative.
A runaway, metal rod clinks onto the brown linoleum floor as 10th graders build robots for an upcoming inter-class competition. “Start thinking: How high are you going to build the next one?” their teacher encourages.
In a nearby building, middle-schoolers crowd around their instructor as he holds a yellow dodgeball and helps them estimate the height of the floors in the building. Just down the hall, older mathematicians try to create their own theories under the watch of a school district math coach.
Teachers take charge of their own professional development
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.
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.