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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ed Talks on Oct. 29 to center educators' voices, experiences, vision for the future

Oct. 19, 2020

It is more important than ever to center educators' voices and experiences in these changing and challenging times. Join us this Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. for a special virtual gathering for CU Boulder’s Ed Talks, a series of short, engaging talks inspired by TED Talks that address some of today’s most pressing issues in education.

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BUENO Center for Multicultural Education welcomes Jesús Rodríguez as Executive Director

July 21, 2020

Jesús Rodríguez is the new of Executive Director of the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education in School of Education. Rodríguez brings extensive experience as a school and district leader in Denver Public Schools and is an alumnus of the center’s College Assistance Migrant Program, Career Ladder Program, and Master's in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity program.

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CU Engage announces center's new leadership team

May 4, 2020

A newly configured leadership team for CU Engage: the Center for Community-Based Learning and Research is uniquely positioned to continue and expand the University of Colorado Boulder’s legacy of collaboration with community organizations and advancing social change. Roudy Hildreth, Siomara Valladares, and Enrique Lopez take the helm.

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COVID-19: Coming together with resources and support for our education community

April 22, 2020

From self-care webinars and remote teaching lesson plans for teachers to makerspace-produced masks, our education community is coming together to support and uplift one another during these challenging times. Follow this ever-evolving web page featuring just some of the resources and stories of inspiration from and for our education community.