Grant supports UW’s role in national effort to advance equity in science instruction

Oct 31 2019

A national initiative to make science learning more coherent and equitable that is being supported by learning scientists from the University of Washington College of Education has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to push its work forward.

New faculty Q&A: Maribel Santiago

Oct 1 2019

As a student growing up in Los Angeles, Maribel Santiago found it difficult to engage with K-12 history courses that were disconnected from her lived experiences. Yet the stories her parents shared about their family in Oaxaca, Mexico, and their experiences as immigrants inspired her interest in the teaching and learning of Latinx history.

Gift aims to boost number of inclusive classrooms in Washington state

Oct 2 2019

In Washington state, half of children with developmental disabilities will never be in a classroom alongside their typically developing peers, despite research showing that inclusive education is beneficial to all children.

New grant to advance equitable science instruction in Seattle elementary schools

Sep 30 2019

 

Now in her 28th year as a teacher, Lisa Boveng of Olympic View Elementary is excited to take part in one of the most profound changes she’s experienced during her tenure in Seattle Public Schools.

Boveng is helping the district adopt a new approach to science instruction that will fundamentally change how science is taught and learned at the elementary level. Rather than being driven by a focus on asking students to define terms and memorize concepts, the district will place students in the role of scientists engaging in the exploration of real-world phenomena.

New faculty Q&A: Niral Shah

Sep 11 2019

Aspirations of becoming a technology entrepreneur shifted for Niral Shah when, as a college student, he began working with students and community leaders in West Philadelphia.

New faculty Q&A: Shaneé Washington-Wangia

Aug 28 2019

While teaching in elementary and middle schools serving largely minoritized communities for more than a decade, Shaneé Washington-Wangia felt a constant, at times desperate, desire to see her students thrive in an educational system that wasn’t structured for their success.

Alum works to lift up the teaching of Native American history and culture

Aug 22 2019

Alison Martin (MEd ’19), a recent graduate of the University of Washington’s curriculum and instruction program, is participating in a prestigious teacher-in-residence program this summer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). 

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. 

Django Paris named editor of book series on culturally sustaining pedagogies

Aug 5 2019

Django Paris, director of the University of Washington’s Banks Center for Educational Justice, will serve as editor of a new book series on culturally sustaining pedagogies recently announced by Teachers College Press.

Alumnus helps lead the way on intensive intervention

Aug 1 2019

Deciding on a career path is no easy task. When Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds (MEd '04) was young, she thought she wanted to be a teacher, then a pediatrician, and then an educational psychologist. However, one thing remained constant: her passion for helping children.