Future teachers weave tribal perspectives into their practice

Aug 15 2019

More than 120 future teachers shared their work building lessons that contain tribal-specific content, land-based pedagogy and engagement with Native communities during an August 13 showcase at the University of Washington College of Education. 

Alum works to forward community-driven teacher education

Jul 18 2019

Jesslyn Hollar quickly realized she didn’t have the knowledge for her new job. She transitioned from public school teacher to director of the Alternative Pathways to Teaching program at Central Washington University, but she lacked an understanding of the politicized history of schools of education.

So she commuted two hours over a mountain pass to attend the University of Washington College of Education’s doctorate program.

UW joins new initiative to advance teacher and principal preparation grounded in the science of learning

Jun 10 2019

The University of Washington College of Education is among 15 programs in the country to serve as a founding program partner of the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab), a new initiative announced today by the Learning Policy Institute and Bank Street Graduate School of Education.

Event fosters conversation about Native education and resurgence

May 14 2019

“Education strengthens our people.”

With the help of local elder Arlita Rhoan, this idea was adopted as the motto for the Sapsik'ʷałá Education Program at the University of Oregon (UO). This same idea provided the foundation of a May 2 gathering at the University of Washington to advance the conversation about Native teacher education, understand its challenges and explore opportunities for Native resurgence.

IslandWood alum returns to lead graduate program

May 29 2019

Looking out her window, Déana Scipio (PhD ‘15) can see fourth through sixth graders playing in the grass. When she visits the garden, kids are learning about plants and planting things ー though they won’t get to see them sprout. It’s part of the stewardship work they do, planting for other kids to harvest later in the year.

But it’s the experiences of the graduate students, those teaching the children, which are even more exciting to her.

WATCH: Preparing asset-based equity oriented teachers

Apr 23 2019

Teacher educators from the University of Washington College of Education and Antioch University Seattle discussed their work to transform teacher preparation during a recent YouTube Live chat.

A journey into teaching comes full circle

Apr 18 2019

Growing up in Ontario, Canada as the eldest of five children Emma-Marie Bishun Harrison (MIT ‘19) is no stranger to hard work and change. Like many students, Harrison's path to teaching hasn't been a straight line, but the detours have provided a deeper understanding of her calling to teach. She recalls her experience as a process of trial and error.

Early on, Harrison said she envisioned herself being a doctor, but after fainting at the sight of blood in her high school biology course she decided it was time to look into other career options. 

Radical Educators: New book discusses teacher agency and resistance through history

May 16 2019

Tina Y. Gourd (PhD ‘15) and Jennifer Gale de Saxe (PhD ‘14) are graduates of the UW College of Education and co-editors of the recently published book “Rearticulating Education and Social Change: Teacher agency and resistance, early 20th century to the present.”

The book demonstrates activist work by educators throughout the history of education. Underemphasized modes of resistance are analyzed within the context of their communities, and impacts from historical and cultural factors on the individual educators’ efforts are viewed through a lens of teacher agency.

YouTube Live chat on preparing asset-based equity oriented teachers set for April 22

Apr 15 2019

Teacher educators from the University of Washington College of Education and Antioch University Seattle will discuss their work to transform teacher preparation during an April 22 YouTube Live chat.

Manka Varghese, associate professor of education at the UW, and UW College of Education alumni and Antioch faculty members Caryn Park (PhD '10) and Julia Daniels (PhD ‘18) will participate in the chat starting at 10 a.m.

AERA Highlight: Learning to lead equitable mathematics discussions

Apr 8 2019

Participating in rich mathematical discussions is a powerful way to invite elementary students into the discipline of mathematics and build an expansive view of mathematics and its usefulness in making sense of and acting in the world.

During the 2019 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, University of Washington College of Education teacher educators shared their work to support pre-service elementary teachers in leading equitable mathematics discussions during the session “Teacher Learning to Position Students as Capable in Class Discussions.”