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A new education program provides essential support for essential employees

May 19, 2021

Born out of the pandemic but not confined to it, the new Buffs for Front Line Service Employees program provides equitable educational support to the families and school-aged children of the university’s essential employees. Through in-person and virtual support across subject areas and grade levels, Buffs4FLSE fosters a welcoming and nurturing where CU Boulder service employees and their families feel seen and valued.

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Ed Talks reimagined beautiful and just futures through play, heart, truth, and dreams

May 5, 2021

In May, the CU Boulder School of Education hosted an evening of reimagining new social and educational futures through the art of play, heart, truth, and dreams at the Ed Talks virtual event. At times lyrical, lighthearted, and deeply personal, the videos from this series of CU Boulder's Ed Talks are now available and sure to leave the audience full of hope and excitement for a more beautiful and just future.

Pathways 2 Teaching event

School of Education and College of Engineering launch Inclusive Teaching and Pedagogy in STEAM collaboration

April 23, 2021

The CU Boulder School of Education and College of Engineering and Applied Science have teamed up to launch a new Inclusive Teaching and Pedagogy in STEAM Learning collaboration. The initiative aims to create a space for faculty, staff and students across disciplines to engage in conversations, practice and action centered on issues that live at the intersections of equity, inclusion and education.


Virtual Teachers of Color and Allies Summit to feature BIPOC Teacher Panel, affinity groups

Feb. 19, 2021

Join us Feb. 23 and 25 for the virtual Teachers of Color and Allies (TOCA) Summit! This year's event will feature an amazing lineup of educators, including Gerardo Muñoz, Colorado Teacher of the Year as moderator, for BIPOC Teacher Panel and facilitated affinity group conversations to foster community building and knowledge sharing. Register now

Mentor teacher video

Video: Giving thanks to our mentor teachers and student teachers

Feb. 16, 2021

In these unusual times, the School of Education is beyond grateful for our school partners and mentor teachers, who are helping student teachers navigate challenging times with strength, joy, and creativity in their classrooms. Each teaching team has a unique story. We asked some student teachers and their mentors what their partnership has meant to them, and here is what they shared.

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CU Teach students find community and purpose working in virtual classrooms

Jan. 12, 2021

With many K-12 schools switched to remote or hybrid learning settings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CU Teach partner schools and teachers have been particularly grateful to have support from CU Boulder students. The one-credit Step 1 (EDUC 2020) and Step 2 (EDUC 2030) education courses invite CU Boulder STEM majors to explore teaching and work with elementary classrooms.

Penuel and Welner

CU Boulder scholars ranked among the most influential in bringing educational ideas to the public

Jan. 6, 2021

In “Public Influence Rankings” released Jan. 6, two members of the CU Boulder School of Education faculty were recognized as among the nation’s top 200 researchers whose scholarship bridges academic and public audiences. Professors Kevin Welner and Bill Penuel were listed among national Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Public Achievement leaders

Young people make their voices heard online amid pandemic

Dec. 18, 2020

Youth leaders in the Public Achievement program are navigating uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve discovered new ways to express themselves through digital tools, including a series of webinars covering some of the biggest issues affecting their lives — voting rights, the Black Lives Matter movement, COVID-19 health inequities, and more.

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Watch now: 2020 Ed Talks centered educators' voices, experiences, and visions for the future

Nov. 30, 2020

This fall, CU Boulder's Ed Talks centered educators' voices and visions for the future. From a first-year teacher to a co-founder of an innovative new school, speakers shared how they are sustaining and supporting themselves, their colleagues, their students, and their communities in these challenging times. Watch the special virtual event in its entirety or view individual talks online.

Children's Book Festival

Join the School of Education and Boulder Book Store for the 2020 Children’s Book Festival

Nov. 3, 2020

The School of Education and the Boulder Book Store are teaming up to host the virtual Children’s Book Festival on Monday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon. The event will feature an interactive panel with nationally known authors, and it invites teachers, K-12 classes, families, librarians — all who love children’s books.