Seattle Teacher Residency alumnus returns to co-mentor future teachers

May 29 2020

It was in 9th grade that Karl Gapuz (BA '16, MIT ’17) knew he wanted to be a teacher. As a tutor for Team Read in Seattle, he served as a reading coach for elementary school students, many of whom shared the challenges he faced growing up as an English language learner. 

In supporting those students, mostly from low-income families of color like himself, Gapuz discovered the joys of teaching.

UW researchers highlight social justice-centered science teaching and learning

May 28 2020

The University of Washington College of Education's Philip Bell, Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences, and Deb Morrison, research scientist, are guest editors for the May 2020 edition of the National Science Teaching Association’s Next Gen Navigator, focusing on social justice-centered science teaching and learning.

Haring Center demonstration sites showcase inclusionary best practices

May 26 2020

“When we talk about inclusion, we’re not just talking about individual practices,” says RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero (PhD ‘06), an inclusion specialist at the University of Washington's Haring Center for Inclusive Education. “Inclusion is a cultural initiative, and it must be a complete shift.”

VIDEO PODCAST: Tapping the power of asynchronous learning spaces

May 21 2020

While the move to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the work of educators and students alike, it’s also given many teachers an opportunity to think creatively about how they engage their students in productive learning.

Amidst school closures, UW welcomes new cohort of aspiring secondary teachers

May 18 2020

For future teachers, the beginning of their preparation program is marked by trepidation in the best of times. Even as teacher candidates learn the skills of effective teaching, how to attend to the overall wellbeing of students and much more, many are getting their first real experience leading a classroom.

Doctoral student centers research on the experiences of Oromo students

May 14 2020

While growing up in Seattle, Asiya-Bontu Mohammed actively worked to uplift the local Oromo community — an ethnic group from Ethiopia.

As a volunteer at the Oromo Cultural Center in Seattle, she helped create enriching opportunities for Oromo youths, including field trips and STEM mentorships. She also helped organize community-building activities, like skating events, and family engagement events with Oromo professionals to help bridge the gap between family expectations and current experiences of Oromo youth from kindergarten through college. 

Four education students named to 2020 cohort of the Husky 100

May 5 2020

Four University of Washington College of Education students have been named in this year’s cohort of the Husky 100.

"The Husky 100 include undergraduates and graduate students who have founded start-ups, conducted research and advocated for social justice," said UW Provost Mark Richards. "They work on campus and in our communities. They are leaders and innovators. The one thing they share is that they are all making the most of their time as Huskies."

Representing the College are:

Education leaders share perspectives on impact of COVID-19

May 4 2020

Across the United States, the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the operations of school systems. Among the questions facing educational leaders are how teachers can keep students engaged in learning remotely, how to support the continued progress of already-vulnerable students, and how to plan for an uncertain future.

Transforming mental health and counseling services for students

Apr 24 2020

In 2017, a deadly wave of wildfires hit northern California, leaving many students and families in Zenia Lemos Horning’s (EdS ‘98) community homeless. 

While her county had prior experience with allocating resources and support to a single school affected by a disaster, Lemos Horning said the 2017 wildfires affected multiple schools in different areas across Healdsburg Unified School District, where she serves as lead psychologist.

Increasing student engagement during online, synchronous classes

Apr 23 2020

In just a few weeks time, the COVID-19 pandemic radically transformed education in the United States, from preschool through higher education. School closures sent millions of students home to learn — and many educators are teaching classes online for the first time. 

While new video conferencing technologies make it easier than ever for teachers to continue meeting with their students, remote instruction is an undeniably different experience for teachers and students alike.