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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.

Spanish Heritage

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.

Paty Abril-Gonzalez with her family and Bill and Connie Barclay at the 2018 Miramontes Scholars Celebration.

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.

Ben Erwin with the Safety Commission

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.”

Kyle with her mentor teacher

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!”

Esmeralda teaching

Meet Esmeralda Castillo-Cobian, a passionate advocate and student of students

April 30, 2019

When Maya Angelou wrote the poem “Still I Rise,” she was speaking from her experience and validating the experiences of those who came before and after her. Her voice and sentiments are alive and well in Esmeralda Castillo-Cobian’s classroom. ith Angelou’s words still resonating in her ears, Castillo-Cobian is set to graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder with a BA in ethnic studies and her secondary teacher licensure in English education from the School of Education.

Wellness Institute Faculty

Crown gift to establish unique wellness research institute at CU Boulder

April 30, 2019

CU Boulder is establishing a new research institute committed to building a world in which health and wellness are valued, promoted and protected for all children and youth. The five founding faculty members of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute, established by philanthropist Patricia Crown, include: Professors Sona Dimidjian, Erik Willcutt and Yuko Munakata from arts and sciences, and Professor Ben Kirshner and Dean Kathy Schultz from education.

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New Reading for Social Justice Guide available for schools, teachers, parents

Feb. 19, 2019

Amidst a turbulent political climate and activist- and youth-led social movements, many educators have been wondering not only how to teach but also how to parent during challenging times. We have partnered with Teaching Tolerance to publish Reading for Social Justice, a guide for educators and families interested in starting intergeneration social justice reading groups.

Boulder County Latino History Project interns

Students shed new light on rich Latino history

Jan. 17, 2019

Three education students interning with the Latino History Project are helping document and preserve the past by making local Latino history available online and for teachers. “This project has allowed us the opportunity to, in a way, rewrite history, my people’s history, to serve as a counter story to the images we receive every day,” said Esmeralda Castillo-Cobian, a senior in the Ethnic Studies and Education BAM program.

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