The University of Washington College of Education's graduation celebrations, faculty and alumni EduTalks, and ongoing efforts to advance equity and excellence in education took the top spots among the College's most viewed videos of 2019. We revisit the College's top 9 popular videos of the year to date in the following roundup.

No. 9: Teaching for Black Lives Gathering

Black students and their allies shared their experiences in education during a gathering hosted by the Banks Center for Educational Justice for current teachers, future teachers and community members.

No. 8: 2019 EduTalks | Acting Up: Teaching Theater for Change

Tikka Sears, Elba Moise, Debi Talukdar and Sooz Stahl of UW Theater for Change shared their work using interactive theater to identify and interrupt moments of oppression, advance community dialogue and imagine possibilities for positive change in schools during EduTalks: A Place Called School.

No. 7: 2019 College of Education Graduation Highlights

More than 700 new educators, researchers and leaders were honored during the University of Washington College of Education’s graduation ceremonies in June, with speakers highlighting the Class of 2019’s power to advance educational justice.

No. 6: Centering Us: The Banks Center for Educational Justice

This video highlights the work of the Banks Center for Educational Justice as a central location for partnerships, program development and collaborative research with educational settings that sustain Native, Black, Latinx and Asian and Pacific Islander young people across Seattle, urban and rural Washington, nationally and globally.

No. 5: 2019 EduTalks | Stem Is a Culture, Not a Curriculum

Liza Rickey (Danforth ’17), assistant principal at Sartori Elementary School in Renton, describes how her school is building a culture where students are empowered to see themselves as problem solvers and advocates for positive change in their community during EduTalks: A Place Called School.

No.4: Haring Center for Inclusive Education: We Believe

The UW's Haring Center for Inclusive Education is the nation’s premier center for inclusive education. Created 50 years ago by researchers and teachers who believed that children with intellectual disabilities shouldn’t be separated from their peers, the Haring Center continues its work to create a world where all children learn, play and grow together.

No. 3: 2019 EduTalks | Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

Teddi Beam-Conroy, director of the UW’s Elementary Teacher Education Program, reflects on being part of a long line of educators amidst a lingering legacy of school segregation during EduTalks: A Place Called School.

No. 2: Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

UW teacher candidates share why they are pursuing a career in education in this video celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week 2019.

No. 1: 2019 EduTalks | Magical Possibilities: Storytelling for Justice

Jondou Chase Chen, senior lecturer and co-director of the National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project, describes how empowering students as storytellers helps them better understand the present and shape their futures during EduTalks: A Place Called School.

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Dustin Wunderlich, Director of Marketing and Communications