Doctoral student Christine Tran writes about the essential role that school food plays in supporting children during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting "Despite political discord, bureaucracy, and scrappy budgets, many unsung heroes manage to feed millions of kids every day. Now they are doing so during a public health crisis."
The guarantee is based on the graduate’s skill in six areas, which the program describes as: ”Shaping and attaining a vision, improving instructional quality through collaborative professional practice, engaging families and communities, marshaling resources, navigating system-wide data use, and creating systems of accountability and support.”
Two UW College of Education students have been selected as alternate Fulbright award winners in 2020. Rocia Araujo, an Education, Communities and Organizations major, and Jill Nakayama, an Early Childhood and Family Studies major, are both alternates for English teaching assistant positions in South Korea.
Professor Ann Ishimaru was invited to join administration officials for the White House Symposium on Transformative Family Engagement on July 31. Ishimaru and others attending the event discussed how to achieve educational equity for children through transformative family engagement.
Professor Meredith Honig comments on the importance of state leadership supporting leaders at the district level.
The gift will expand the UW College of Education's financial support for and recruitment of teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds, including candidates of color and those who are multilingual.
Knowledge in Action (KIA), an approach to project-based learning (PBL) pioneered at the UW College of Education by professors emeriti Walter Parker, Sheila Valencia, Susan Nolen and John Bransford, continues to inspire and informed a recent study referenced in an Education Lab op-ed published earlier by The Seattle Times. The op-ed highlights how project-based learning teaches critical thinking, one of the most important skills for students to develop and that is correlated with academic success and increases in empathy. Rather than approaching learning through memorization and top-down deployment of instructions, rigorous PBLs like KIA encourage students to learn through experimentation and observation.