2017 in review

2017: The Year in Review

Dec. 29, 2017

As we look forward to 2018, let’s look back at just a few of the milestones from the CU Boulder School of Education’s 2017. Here are 10 highlights from 2017. Two new undergraduate majors in elementary education and leadership & community engagement launched in August The School of Education welcomed... Read more »
Teacher night at the Buffs

Teacher Appreciation Day with the Buffs on Jan. 4

Dec. 28, 2017

Calling all Education Buffs: enjoy discounted basketball tickets at the Safeway Teacher Appreciation Day with the Buffs on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The men's basketball team will take on Arizona State at the Coors Events Center. Three CU Boulder Education alumni will receive special recognition: Veronica Navarro, (MA... Read more »
Caitlin McElhaney

Advice from an Alumna and Hiring Manager: Classroom Experience, Passion, and Perseverance Keys to Success

Nov. 27, 2017

For alumna Caitlin McElhaney (Secondary Science Education, ’13), all of the in-person, school-based opportunities she gained in the School of Education and CU Teach program gave her the experience she needed to land a teaching position directly after graduation. Now a hiring manager for DSST schools in Denver, Caitlin highlights... Read more »
Scholarship Ceremony

Scholarship Ceremony celebrates students, supporters, our passion for education

Nov. 16, 2017

With students, donors, speakers, and the dean each sharing their passion for education, the annual School of Education Scholarship Awards Ceremony united and honored more than 136 scholarship and fellowship recipients and supporters on Friday, Oct. 27. Astrid Clough McDowell and David Clough, sponsors of the Katinka Ponce Clough Elementary... 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 »
undergrads cohort

School of Education welcomes two new undergraduate majors in elementary education and leadership & community engagement

Sept. 12, 2017

The School of Education welcomed 34 incoming first-year students enrolled in the school's two new undergraduate majors: the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Community Engagement.Read more »
Globe pic

For Alumna Carla Cariño, history — warts and all — provides inspiration for changing the world

Aug. 4, 2017

Carla Cariño (MA '99), who teaches civics and ethnic studies at Denver’s North High School, got hooked on teaching because of the things she didn’t learn while she was in school — episodes such as the Wounded Knee Massacre and the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II. In the... Read more »
Leadership program circle

School of Education introduces multicultural, social justice leadership pathway for first-year students

Aug. 2, 2017

Beginning this fall, the School of Education will invite first-year students to explore leadership from multicultural, social justice and equity perspectives as part of a supportive pathway toward the Leadership Studies Minor . The school’s Multicultural Leadership Scholars program will offer engaging courses, advising and co-curricular activities and will be... Read more »
Adriana with her mom

Meet Adriana Alvarez, 2017 Outstanding PhD Graduate

May 8, 2017

As a teacher in El Paso, Texas, Adriana Alvarez saw pursuing a PhD as nearly impossible until one fateful day when a professor from the University of Texas at El Paso asked to visit and observe her classroom. The professor Rey Reyes, a CU Boulder graduate, was impressed, and he... Read more »

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