AERA Highlight: Engaging communities in teacher preparation

community panel
Apr 22 2015

All too often in teacher preparation programs, families and communities are portrayed as obstacles to teachers' work, says Ken Zeichner of the University of Washington College of Education.

"We're parachuting teachers into schools and communities to try and save students," said Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at UW. "Most universities have neglected their communities and the deep knowledge that parents and other community members can offer as we prepare the teachers of their children."

UW College of Education ranked #6 in nation

Mar 9 2015

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 6 among the nation's best education schools in its annual graduate school ratings, released March 10, rising one place from last year's ranking.

UW College of Education ranked No. 2 among education schools at public institutions in the U.S., behind only the University of Wisconsin-Madison (at No. 5 overall) in the 2016 edition of the U.S. News ratings. This is the second consecutive year that UW has been ranked second among public institutions by U.S. News.

Alumna builds pipeline of outstanding teachers for Seattle

Feb 25 2015

Socio-economic status, language and race too often predict student academic achievement in schools here in Seattle and across the nation.

Teachers take center stage at Feb. 25 storytellers event

teachers
Feb 19 2015

Why teach? Educators today are under more pressure than ever before. Standards are changing, schools are growing, and the pay isn’t getting any better. Even so, talented and passionate individuals are still pursuing the profession, and veteran educators continue their work despite all the challenges.

The University of Washington College of Education, Seattle Times and 88.5 KPLU will present a teacher storytelling event on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall 220 on the UW campus.

Governor, Haring Center discuss early childhood and special education

Haring Center
Jan 27 2015

Gov. Jay Inslee welcomed faculty and friends of the University of Washington's Haring Center to the Governor's Mansion in Olympia on Jan. 6 for a discussion of opportunities to improve the state's special education and early childhood education programs.

Lectures to focus on moving teacher education forward

Thomas Philip
Jan 12 2015

The University of Washington College of Education will host a series of three talks this winter and spring focusing on some of the biggest issues in teacher education today.

The Boeing Teacher Education Scholars Series will feature:

Anne Beitlers: New Faculty Profile

Anne Beitlers
Dec 17 2014

For Anne Beitlers, joining the UW College of Education as director of the Secondary Teacher Education Program is a homecoming. She is returning to Seattle after earning her PhD in English education at New York University, where she wrote her dissertation on the relationship between teachers' perceived needs of students and their practice in urban, all-male schools.

Remembering John Goodlad

John Goodlad
Dec 5 2014

The following joint statement was made in honor of Dr. John Goodlad, who passed away Nov. 29, 2014.

As many of you are by now aware, Dr. John Goodlad, UW Professor Emeritus, passed away last week at the age of 94. On behalf of the education programs across the University of Washington, we wish to express our condolences to his family and to pay tribute to John’s extraordinary contributions to the quality of public schooling and its critical role in a democratic society.

Alumnus in running for 'Nobel Prize' of teaching

Noah Zeichner
Dec 8 2014

Noah Zeichner '04 is one of 50 finalists for a $1 million award designed to be the Nobel Prize of education.

Zeichner, who teaches social studies and Spanish at Seattle's Chief Sealth International High School, will find out in March whether he is the recipient of the Global Teacher Prize sponsored by Varkey GEMS Foundation. The award is designed to elevate the teaching profession by honoring educators who spark learning, prepare students to be good global citizens, and encourage others to become teachers.

Teaching for a better tomorrow

La’akea Yoshida
Nov 19 2014

UW College of Education students La’akea Yoshida and Christina Black dreamed of doing a world of good as educators. “My entire life, I have wanted to make a difference in the classroom,” says Christina, a recent master’s in teaching graduate and recipient of the Daniel V. Iyall Student Support Fund. Her Alaska Native grandfather never had the opportunity to attend college, nor her mother, who raised Christina and her siblings as a single parent.