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Literacy and Media Lab helps kids use digital tools to make old stories new again

Oct. 14, 2019

How can you make an old fable such as the "Ant and the Grasshopper," Aesop’s classic tale about the value of hard work, come alive? For one student at Lafayette Elementary School, the answer was simple: Just add sound. The student participated in an after-school program and partnership called the Literacy and Media Lab, between the School of Education and Boulder Valley School District.

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Full-day pre-K beats half-day, first-of-its-kind study shows

Oct. 11, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers working in a school district near Denver have examined the impacts of enrolling children in full- versus half-day preschool programs. The research team, led by Assistant Professor Allison Atteberry, found that the extra school hours improved how children performed in assessments of vocabulary, literacy, math and more.

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Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards recognize educators, explore respecting children

Oct. 2, 2019

With a theme focused on what it takes to truly know and love students, CU Boulder celebrated excellence in education by recognizing five faculty members — including Wendy Glenn, professor of education — K-12 teachers, and graduate students with Best Should Teach Awards in September.

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Best Should Teach Ceremony on Sept. 12 to honor outstanding educators, teaching

Aug. 26, 2019

The CU Boulder Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony will celebrate excellence in education by recognizing outstanding CU Boulder faculty members, K-12 teachers and graduate student teachers on Sept. 12 and will feature award-winning author and keynote speaker Bettina L. Love.

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Latest Ed Talks videos and stories explore trauma in schools, myths on bilingualism, and more

July 23, 2019

At the spring series of Ed Talks, we learned about topics such as how reality TV can provide insights for classroom practice and more. Inspired by TED Talks, Ed Talks explore "hot topics" in education through short, engaging presentations led by education faculty. Missed the latest Ed Talks? Check out the updated video gallery.

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CU Boulder teacher-partners head to Washington to impact policy changes as master teacher fellows

July 12, 2019

Recognizing the need for networked physics teacher leadership to improve the quality and quantity of K-12 physics education, the American Association of Physics Teachers and American Institute of Physics have selected new Master Teacher Policy Fellows, including Colorado teacher-partners from the CU Boulder School of Education.

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DPS students to visit campus for Spanish Heritage Language and Culture Day on May 15

May 10, 2019

Hundreds of Denver Public School students visited CU Boulder on May 15 for an annual competitive event designed to showcase their creative talents and to encourage them to pursue higher education after high school. Students competed in categories such as poetry, art, speech, creative writing, cultural dancing and culinary dishes during the annual Spanish Heritage Language and Culture Day.

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Meet Paty Abril-Gonzalez, a mentor for future bilingual teachers who continues the Miramontes legacy

May 3, 2019

How can we do this together in a nicer, kinder and more loving way? This key question guided 2019 Outstanding PhD Graduate Paty Abril-Gonzalez through her doctorate dissertation at CU Boulder and still guides her now in her teaching and research as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Meet Ben Erwin, a policy analyst with a commitment to educational equity

May 1, 2019

As a former high school teacher and advocate for community empowerment, 2019 Outstanding MA Graduate Ben Erwin realized that he had a passion for the public policies that shape the educational field. “After my time in Mississippi in advocacy, I realized I wanted to pursue a career in education policy,” Erwin said. “My belief in education as a driver of social justice and opportunity continues to drive my passion for education.”

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Meet Kyle O’Keefe, a passionate teacher who believes in fun and fully inclusive classrooms

May 1, 2019

Kyle O’Keefe, 2019 CU Boulder School of Education Outstanding Elementary Education Graduate, believes that learning should be fun all the time. “Fun is a great equalizer in the classroom because it engages everyone in their learning,” O’Keefe said. “Even the most stubborn student can't resist joining in!”