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.

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.”

AERA Highlight: Leadership development through design and experimentation

Apr 5 2019

Providing instructional vision and support for school leaders and teachers is a core responsibility of the central district office, yet district leaders themselves often have limited professional learning opportunities to engage in that work.

AERA Highlight: Co-designing professional development resources to support large-scale reform

Apr 6 2019

Implementing and sustaining high-quality teacher professional learning at-scale has perpetually challenged state education leaders, even as that work holds a critical role in educational improvement efforts.

AERA Highlight: Bringing translingual and transnational writing into the classroom

Apr 3 2019

While the number of multilingual students in public schools continues to rise, this cultural and linguistic diversity is rarely reflected in the ways that literacy teaching and learning are conceptualized in classrooms.

Researchers identify keys for school leadership that supports teacher growth

Apr 1 2019

As educators across Washington state continue to implement an ambitious new teacher and principal and evaluation system, a new study from the University of Washington outlines practical examples for how school leaders can productively support the professional growth of teachers.

Gathering to center Native teacher education

Mar 28 2019

A May 2 event at the University of Washington will highlight the work of two Native/Indigenous teacher education cohort programs that are partnering with tribal communities to center Native teachers, students, families and communities in education.

Podcast: Helping children with ASD build literacy skills

Mar 6 2019

A new study from the University of Washington College of Education offers new insights into the effectiveness of interventions designed to help young children with autism spectrum disorder develop into competent readers.

Professor Roxanne Hudson recently presented findings of her study comparing long-term outcomes from two emergent literacy interventions for preschool children with ASD at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children.

"Teaching for Black Lives" gathering spreads message of strength

Mar 4 2019

Finding the strength to make change, push for truth and walk with heads held high was the message of last week’s “Teaching for Black Lives” event.

Hosted by the University of Washington’s Banks Center for Educational Justice, the gathering of current teachers, future teachers and community members listened to the experiences of Black students and their allies.