COLLEGE OF EDUCATION | The Educator | October 2017

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Work TO EXTEND high-quality early learning GETS BOOST


The University of Washington College of Education’s work to expand access to high-quality early learning opportunities is being strengthened with a $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Margaret Beneke

New faculty profile: Margaret Beneke


A former early childhood teacher, Beneke answers questions about what drew her to education, her research agenda and more.

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Teacher mentoring

What makes a mentor great?


The College’s teacher education programs are working together to uncover—and share—the practices of successful mentor teachers.

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Deborah Silvis

Expanding young people's digital literacy


Doctoral student Deborah Silvis is exploring how—through young people's use of digital media—they put knowledge to everyday use.

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Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich

Teacher leader brings equity into the classroom


Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich has one goal for the first day of school: making sure students know they are welcomed and understood in his classroom.

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Deborah McCutchen on reading and cognitive ability | Stephen Fink and Anneke Markholt advance school leadership | Megan Bang and Dawn Hardison-Stevens support Native education | Ilene Schwartz offers advice on executive-function skills | College study shows benefits of home literacy activities | Katie Burkhauser (MIT '17) returns home to teach | Institute for Science + Math Education helps launch NGSS

Teacher leader YouTube video

Video Spotlight: Teacher Leaders Make Impact


When administrators and districts share leadership and tap the expertise of teachers, it can boost the performance of a school—and an entire district. Sylvia Bagley, director of teacher leadership programs at the UW College of Education, and Andrea Slack, an ELL instructor and facilitator in Bellevue School District, discuss how teacher leaders elevate teaching quality and student success.


Student News


Doctoral student Raedell Cannie is working to connect the worlds of teachers and students to cultivate more positive learning spaces. READ MORE


Alumni News


Katy Bateman (PhD ‘17) is working to make sure that kids of all abilities have access to high quality instruction. READ MORE

Michelle Zimmerman (MEd '07, PhD '11) to speak at Scientific American's STEM Summit 5.0 | Alumni on the move: Keith Champagne (PhD ‘14), Sheridan Blanford (MEd ‘16) READ MORE


Around the College


Banks publishes article on transformative civic education | Mazza leads social emotional training in Mexico | Bang to present lecture on indigenous STEAM education | Beneke presents lecture on children’s literature | Center for Leadership in Athletics to host ASHE pre-session | 13 faculty and students awarded grants READ MORE




View the College calendar for more upcoming events

EDU Talks

EDU Talks: Raising Washington


Oct. 20 - 4:30 p.m.
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Students in classroom with teacher

Leadership Institute: Targeted Feedback


October 17-18
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Doctoral student presentation

Research & Inquiry Presentations


November 3
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