Alum shares music to build bridges

Mar 27 2020

At age 15, Carlos Lazo (MIT ‘14) lived alone in Cuba after his family left the country. While struggling to support himself, a teacher’s kindness helped get him through that lonely period in his life.

“Even when I didn’t have anything to eat, that guy even shared his lunch with me,” Lazo recalled.

Forty years later, his former teacher’s displays of compassion continue to guide Lazo, now a 10th-grade Spanish teacher at North Creek High School in Bothell.

Inclusionary practices demonstration sites announced

Mar 23 2020

The University of Washington Haring Center for Inclusive Education is excited to announce the first cohort of demonstration sites supported by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project.

PODCAST: Incorporating disability studies curriculum in teacher education

Feb 20 2020

While Washington has recognized October as Disability History Month for more than a decade — and schools are asked to honor the month in some fashion — teachers have had limited resources available to help them actually enact disability studies curriculum in the classroom.

Joining doctoral research and teacher education program improvement

Feb 13 2020

While incorporating issues of equity and social justice in the preparation of future teachers has long been a focus at the University of Washington College of Education, it wasn’t well understood until recently how that commitment is reflected in graduates’ daily teaching practice. 

Podcast: Hearing the voices of mentor teachers

Feb 10 2020

While mentoring novice teachers is a complex task, particularly as it happens inside the action of teaching, mentor teachers typically have little preparation for their role. 

Addressing that gap was the focus of a recent effort by University of Washington teacher educators in the UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers (U-ACT) program that will be presented during the 2020 meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Gift supports efforts to diversify the educator workforce

Jan 24 2020

Aspiring teachers from communities of color that are significantly underrepresented in the educator workforce will have access to additional financial support thanks to a recent gift to the University of Washington College of Education.

An endowed fellowship created by the Satya and Rao Remala Foundation will focus on supporting future educators with a desire to teach STEM-related subjects and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Podcast: Advancing climate science education at the UN

Jan 13 2020

Deb Morrison, a research scientist with the University of Washington’s Institute for Science + Mathematics Education, recently participated in the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 meeting as part of a UW delegation.

VIDEO: Supporting rigorous teaching, learning and leading

Jan 9 2020

Figuring out how to sustain improvements in teaching and learning across an entire school system — especially over an extended period of time — is one of the most difficult challenges education leaders face.

Podcast: Disrupting the “Asians Are Good at Math” narrative

Jan 6 2020

While stereotypes about the academic success of Asian students may seem harmless, those false narratives dehumanize Asian people, argues University of Washington College of Education Professor Niral Shah.

Alum seeks to uplift role of non-dominant languages in Seattle Public Schools

Nov 12 2019

On his early morning commute along the quiet streets of Roxhill to the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Thad Williams (PhD ’18), a native of Tennessee, passes by several neighborhoods that capture the diversity which drew him to Seattle.

In a school district where there are presently 147 languages and dialects spoken, he holds a critical role in empowering the city’s linguistically diverse students.