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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

NEPC logo

NEPC panels to explore neovouchers and equal rights in education on Sept. 8

Aug. 15, 2017

Join the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) on Friday, Sept. 8 for panel discussions and informal conversations about current hot topics in education — neovouchers and equal rights in education. The 11th annual NEPC Fellows Research Panels will be held in the Kittredge Multipurpose Room on the CU Boulder campus...

Aquetza class

Latino high school students from across Colorado attend Aquetza summer program

Aug. 3, 2017

More than 40 high school students with strong ties to Colorado's Latino/Chicano communities came from across the state to participate in this summer's free, residential Aquetza summer program at CU Boulder. Youth participants engaged in a unique, trans-disciplinary educational and community leadership experience that focused on learning Latino/Chicano history, discussing...

Research Meeting

Online Course Starting Aug. 7: Using Research to Inform Decisions

July 21, 2017

A new online course beginning in August aims to help district leaders, school leaders, and state education officials learn how to find, evaluate, and use research to inform the decisions they make. Hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education in collaboration with the National Center for Research in Policy...

iHub team

CU Boulder project earn highest rating for next generation of science curricula

June 27, 2017

For nearly 10 years, the Inquiry Hub, or iHub , has been developing and testing a new model for helping school districts effectively implement student-centered curricula in mathematics and science. Their latest digital unit in biology, “Why Don't Antibiotics Work Like They Used To?,“ was recently recognized by Achieve, Inc...

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