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 »
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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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A Message from the Dean: Reaffirming our commitments as a welcoming community

Sept. 12, 2017

Dear School of Education Community: I want to extend a warm welcome to all of you and wish you the very best as we begin another school year together. September always brings hope and the anticipation of new possibilities. We have much to be excited about: Our new undergraduate majors... Read more »
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School of Education welcomes two new undergraduate majors in elementary education and leadership & community engagement

Sept. 12, 2017

The School of Education welcomed 34 incoming first-year students enrolled in the school's two new undergraduate majors: the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Community Engagement.Read more »
Pathways 2 Teaching presentation

Record number of education projects granted 2017-18 CU Boulder outreach awards

Sept. 12, 2017

A record 13 projects led by School of Education researchers have been granted 2017-18 Outreach Awards to help support community engagement projects aimed at improving college readiness for students of color, faciltiating community dialogues around "opting out" of state assessments, starting a worker-owned co-op, and more. Selected by the CU... Read more »
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Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony honors educators and teaching

Sept. 6, 2017

With a theme centered around the joy of teaching, CU Boulder celebrated excellence in education by recognizing four faculty members — including Bill McGinley, associate professor of education — K-12 teachers, and graduate students with Best Should Teach Awards on Aug. 31. The late lifelong educator Lindley Stiles and his... Read more »
Tom Cech

Learning to love the classroom: A Q&A with Best Should Teach Keynote, Professor Thomas Cech

Aug. 21, 2017

Best Should Teach event on Aug. 31 to honor educators and teaching Thomas Cech is well recognized by the scientific community and as Colorado’s first Nobel Prize Laureate. A distinguished professor of chemistry and the director of CU Boulder BioFrontiers Institute, Cech has dedicated his career to scientific discovery. Yet,... Read more »
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Shoot for the Sky: Could the Eclipse Inspire Unity?

Aug. 17, 2017

By Kent Willmann Perhaps the Great American Eclipse can save us from the deep divisions and distrust plaguing 2017. Mark Twain claims that history does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Not unlike 2017, the year 1968 was traumatic by any measure. In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive and Mi... Read more »
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NEPC panels to explore neovouchers and equal rights in education on Sept. 8

Aug. 15, 2017

Join the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) on Friday, Sept. 8 for panel discussions and informal conversations about current hot topics in education — neovouchers and equal rights in education. The 11th annual NEPC Fellows Research Panels will be held in the Kittredge Multipurpose Room on the CU Boulder campus... Read more »
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For Alumna Carla Cariño, history — warts and all — provides inspiration for changing the world

Aug. 4, 2017

Carla Cariño (MA '99), who teaches civics and ethnic studies at Denver’s North High School, got hooked on teaching because of the things she didn’t learn while she was in school — episodes such as the Wounded Knee Massacre and the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II. In the... Read more »