Marin field studies

Learning in Informal Settings spring series begins Feb. 27 with Walking, Reading, and Storying the Land

Feb. 14, 2018

Join Ananda Marin, assistant professor of education at UCLA, for "Walking, Reading, and Storying the Land: Learning in the Natural World," the first talk in the spring series, Learning in Informal Settings, at 3:30pm in the CU Museum of Natural History's Paleontology Hall. Marin studies socio-cultural dimensions of learning and... Read more »
Kevin Welner and Bill Mathis

National Outstanding Public Educators Award to be bestowed on NEPC's Welner and Mathis

Feb. 7, 2018

Kevin Welner and Bill Mathis, of the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Education Policy (NEPC), have been named the national Outstanding Public Educators by the Horace Mann League. Kevin Welner and Bill Mathis The awards will be presented on Friday, Feb. 16 in Nashville in conjunction with the national conference... Read more »
Health Sciences High & Middle College

Eight schools earn top honors as national Schools of Opportunity

Jan. 22, 2018

Health Sciences High & Middle College charter school in San Diego, Calif. offers extraordinarily rich STEM courses, one of the reasons it has been named a School of Opportunity. Project honors schools that create rich and equitable learning experiences for all students One high school increased the number of students... 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 »
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 »
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 »
BST teacher

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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