2017 in review

2017: The Year in Review

Dec. 29, 2017

As we look forward to 2018, let’s look back at just a few of the milestones from the CU Boulder School of Education’s 2017. Here are 10 highlights from 2017. Two new undergraduate majors in elementary education and leadership & community engagement launched in August The School of Education welcomed... Read more »
Teacher night at the Buffs

Teacher Appreciation Day with the Buffs on Jan. 4

Dec. 28, 2017

Calling all Education Buffs: enjoy discounted basketball tickets at the Safeway Teacher Appreciation Day with the Buffs on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The men's basketball team will take on Arizona State at the Coors Events Center. Three CU Boulder Education alumni will receive special recognition: Veronica Navarro, (MA... Read more »
Caitlin McElhaney

Advice from an Alumna and Hiring Manager: Classroom Experience, Passion, and Perseverance Keys to Success

Nov. 27, 2017

For alumna Caitlin McElhaney (Secondary Science Education, ’13), all of the in-person, school-based opportunities she gained in the School of Education and CU Teach program gave her the experience she needed to land a teaching position directly after graduation. Now a hiring manager for DSST schools in Denver, Caitlin highlights... Read more »
Backpack Full of Cash poster

Backpack Full of Cash Film Screening and panel Q&A discussion on Nov. 28

Nov. 21, 2017

Join School and Society instructors and Dean Kathy Schultz for a film screening of the documentary, Backpack Full of Cash, on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Eaton Humanities, HUMN 1B50. Narrated by Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash is a feature-length documentary that explores the growing privatization of... Read more »
Scholarship Ceremony

Scholarship Ceremony celebrates students, supporters, our passion for education

Nov. 16, 2017

With students, donors, speakers, and the dean each sharing their passion for education, the annual School of Education Scholarship Awards Ceremony united and honored more than 136 scholarship and fellowship recipients and supporters on Friday, Oct. 27. Astrid Clough McDowell and David Clough, sponsors of the Katinka Ponce Clough Elementary... Read more »
Families and Educators Together

Place-based initiative plants the seeds of sustainable partnerships in Colorado communities

Oct. 24, 2017

From school assessment assistance for rural districts to co-designing an afterschool program in a diverse Denver neighborhood, four new projects seek to strengthen partnerships in key Colorado communities as the School of Education launches its place-based partnership initiative. Families and Educator Together teams from across Boulder Valley School District gathered... Read more »
Makerspace

Makerspaces, nature, museums, and more: Informal learning the center of new seminar series

Oct. 20, 2017

CU Boulder alumna to kickoff informal learning series Recognizing that the average American will spend 95% of their time outside of the classroom, a new lecture series will spotlight the science of informal teaching and learning and the important role informal learning plays in our lives. The innovative Learning in... Read more »
Latino history in schools

Students, educators, the Latino History Project are making Latino history and culture more visible

Oct. 17, 2017

Brenda Ortiz Torres, a CU Boulder elementary education student, does not want other students to feel the way that she did in school — like she didn't belong. That's why she has joined fellow educators in the Boulder County Latino History Project for the four-day teacher workshop this summer and... Read more »
the nilons

New education scholarship continues the legacy of CU Boulder luminaries, Charles and Mildred Nilon

Oct. 9, 2017

Mildred and Charles Nilon, courtesy of the University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Tom Windham still remembers meeting Mildred Nilon in the summer of ‘69. She stopped him in the stacks of Norlin Library and wanted to know about him — where was he from, what was he studying, what... Read more »
kids viewing infographic

New national report spotlights innovation in cyberlearning

Oct. 2, 2017

What’s the future of learning with technology? How can students use their bodies and minds to learn what will be important in the 21st century? What advances in computation and technology are needed? How can learning with technology expand access, equity, and depth of learning? To address these questions and... Read more »

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