My Brother’s Teacher Project Launches

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Dec 11 2020

The recently launched My Brother’s Teacher Project is led by William White, a doctoral candidate in early childhood special education at the UW College of Education. White is the director of My Brother's Teacher at Cultivate Learning. “I love what I do, but I look around and there’s nobody that looks like me. At my first job there were no other Black male teachers,” explained White.

 High-tech Low-cost Making Project Launches Website

Dec 11 2020

For the past two years, Molly Shea has worked with a group of after-school educators, artists, computer scientists, and researchers to design new digital-making activities for young children that are approachable, of interest, and expand their understanding of digital-making practices.

These efforts were supported by a grant from the NSF and have led to the High-Tech Low-Cost Making Project, or HiLo.

Brotherhood Initiative Video Podcast: Creating opportunity pathways for men of color

Nov 24 2020

Dr. Joe Lott founded the UW Brotherhood Initiative (BI) in 2016 to address the educational inequities undergraduate men of color face in academia and close the graduation gap between underrepresented men and their white and female peers.

Haring Center researchers receive grant to build coaching capacity in early childhood programs

Nov 17 2020

Haring Center researchers Kathleen Artman Meeker, Carol Davis, Angel Fettig, and Scott Spaulding have received a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs to refine and expand a coaching model that supports early childhood teachers in implementing positive behavior supports in the classroom.

Professor receives grant to develop computerized-adaptive math assessment for preschoolers

Nov 12 2020

Professor Kristen Missall, as part of a team of researchers, has received a four-year $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to create a computerized-adaptive assessment system for pre-kindergarten mathematics.

Alum Amy Peterson receives Presidential Award for commitment to improving STEM education

Oct 12 2020

Alumnus and College Place Middle School science teacher Amy Peterson was named a recipient of the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

PAEMST recognizes both excellence in the classroom and a commitment to improving STEM education on a broader scale. Peterson was chosen because she strives for continual growth as a science teacher and uses the knowledge she gains to design professional development opportunities for other educators.

New Community Partner Fellows to support local organizations

Oct 6 2020

The University of Washington College of Education welcomes eight doctoral students to the College’s Community Partner Fellows program.

The Community Partner Fellows program was designed to support organizations that serve youth and strive to close educational opportunity gaps while fostering the development of future education researchers and scholars. Community Partner Fellows work to bolster the research and program evaluation capacity of their partner organizations.

New faculty Q&A: Carlos Martínez-Cano

Oct 2 2020

As an educator and anthropologist, Carlos Martínez-Cano is interested in the ways our social learning practices and cultural backgrounds interact in educational contexts.

Welcome to the new school year!

University of Washington Seattle campus -- UW Visual Asset Collection
Sep 23 2020

Greetings College of Education Students,

Welcome to the new school year. Hopefully, you have enjoyed the warm days and cool nights of the early autumn season. With September upon us, it feels like the right time to restart our COVID-19-related communications so that you are well informed about how the University, and our College, are responding. As you can imagine, much planning has been taking place across the University and within the College in anticipation of the start of fall quarter. Just as we did when the pandemic first hit, you can rely on us to curate information that is timely and relevant for our community and provide links for those who want more details. Much more guidance is on its way from central UW, and the UW COVID-19 homepage remains a great source of information, but below are highlights from UW’s “Back to School” and “Back to Work” plans. Similarly, we encourage you to visit the College’s COVID-19 homepage for guidance closer to home.

What’s happening nationally as other colleges and universities are starting fall terms?

OSPI and University of Washington’s Haring Center Expand Inclusionary Practice Project to Include Preschools

Sep 23 2020

Below is a joint release from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Haring Center for Inclusive Education at the University of Washington.

OLYMPIA, WA Sept. 23, 2020 — Today, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Haring Center for Inclusive Education at the University of Washington announced that they are expanding their Inclusionary Practice Project (IPP) to include preschools across the state. This work is part of a statewide effort to help more schools to adopt a culture of inclusion.