Enihs Medrano speaking at Ed Talks

Latest Ed Talks videos and stories explore new paradigms for diversity, inclusion

Nov. 30, 2018

At the fall series of Ed Talks, we learn about ways to challenge assumptions and create new paradigms around diversity and inclusion in education and beyond. Inspired by TED Talks, Ed Talks explore "hot topics" in education through short, engaging presentations led by education faculty and collaborators. Missed the latest Ed Talks? Check out the updated video gallery.

School of Education scholarship ceremony

Scholarship Ceremony celebrates and honors our students and supporters

Nov. 5, 2018

The annual School of Education Scholarship Awards Ceremony united and honored more than 136 scholarship and fellowship recipients and supporters on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Miramontes Scholar Celebration

Miramontes Doctoral Scholars honor and extend a legacy

With three university brochures in hand, then-16-year-old Adriana Alvarez went to her high school guidance counselor's office eager to discuss options for college. To her dismay, the counselor suggested she explore options for vocational school instead of applying to college. Alvarez, a teacher for 11 years, a doctoral alumna and...

Judge Arguello

Words of Encouragement

It came after a particularly defeating moment in class—Christine Arguello revealed her secret dream to attend Harvard Law School. The class erupted in laughter, but teachers helped set the stage for the education alumna's many accomplishments to come, including becoming the first Latina to become a U.S. District Court Judge for Colorado.

Participants of the Women Cross DMZ March

One Step at a Time

Christine Ahn, an INVST Community Studies alumna, is addressing international impasse with education, leadership and understanding. In 2009, she had a vivid dream that women will help end the Korean War. Later, she and fellow leaders were taking steps toward her dream by organizing a women’s peace walk across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Korea.

Tom Windham

Keeping the Dream Alive

How a musical ’60s activist became a champion of education. Tom Windham, a longtime supporter of the School of Education, shares his passion for pushing public education to a higher priority, and his advice for students. “I’ve learned to believe even when it’s dark that the sun’s going to rise, and when it does, that new horizon is going to offer incredible opportunities."

Paty at 3MT Competition

Transforming Classrooms with Love

When Carolina Bañuelos was in fourth grade, she took second place in a citywide Colorado essay contest for her piece about being proud to be bilingual. “I remember writing that being bilingual gave me more opportunities to communicate with people,” she explained. Now a junior in high school, Bañuelos’ life...

Brittni Laura Hernandez

Take Root

Tackling the rural teacher shortage in Colorado and beyond As a new school year approaches, Brittni Laura Hernandez cannot wait to get into the classroom. Born and raised in Greeley in northeast Colorado, it has always been her end game to teach in her home community. “It’s where I grew...

AQE greeters

A Queer Endeavor's first, statewide LGBTQ-inclusive institute led to “extraordinary” experience for educators

Sept. 4, 2018

With poetry, self-reflection, dialogue and community-building, more than 130 educators from 15 school districts gathered at Boulder’s Casey Middle School for the state’s first LGBTQ-Inclusive Educational Practices Institute over the summer.

Best Should Teach

Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony on Sept. 6 to honor educators and teaching

Aug. 29, 2018

At the 2018 Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony, CU Boulder will celebrate excellence in education by recognizing five faculty members, three K-12 teachers in local school districts and many graduate student teachers with awards.