Build a Better Book project event

Making family game night accessible for all kids

Feb. 14, 2020

Through innovative uses of technology and other materials, the Build a Better Book project at CU Boulder does a whole lot more than create cool books. It challenges young people to design games and books that are fully accessible—and lots of fun.

This hanging cube uses LED lights to give viewers a look at the Aurora Borealis, or northern lights

Fiske exhibits let you visit the sun without burning your feet

Jan. 30, 2020

Fiske Planetarium is debuting two new exhibits designed by students that will give visitors a chance to get up close and personal with Earth's favorite star.

CU Boulder Playback Ensemble rehearses for upcoming workshops in Paonia.

In the hands of these actors, theater builds bridges

Jan. 3, 2020

The CU Boulder Playback Ensemble is helping communities navigate divisive topics through a form of improvisational theater, and heads to Paonia this month.

Presenter gives Ed Talk on stage

Latest Ed Talks videos, stories explore vulnerabilities, re-humanization in education

Dec. 19, 2019

At this fall series hosted by the School of Education, we learned about leaning into the discomfort of learning, re-humanizing education and more. Check out the updated video gallery.

Kayleigh Esswein

New 1-year master’s plus teacher licensure model appeals as an equity-forward, immersive program

Dec. 19, 2019

From her first course in education, Kayleigh Esswein was hooked. She always knew she wanted to teach and viewed teaching as a means for addressing educational inequities. Esswein is part of an inaugural cohort of master's students.

Environmental design students Marie Obermeier and Dean Behary

Colombian neighbors guide design project that leaves students tired but inspired

Dec. 13, 2019

Environmental design students returned from a hands-on planning studio last summer in Colombia with a broadened perspective of life in a marginalized community. Two students share their life-changing experience.

Students explore field sites

CU herbarium plants the seed for climate change research

Oct. 30, 2019

The herbarium, a treasure trove of more than 550,000 plant specimens, is leading a plant digitization project among 39 institutions and community outreach on Navajo land with implications in local climate research.

kids create book in the Literacy and Media Lab

Colorado kids use digital tools to make old stories new again

Oct. 11, 2019

A new partnership between CU Boulder and a local school district is helping kids to tell stories using digital tools—and they’re having fun re-imagining old fairy tales in the process.

The RV Polarstern in Arctic ice, viewed from a helicopter

Students, teachers: Drift along with an epic Arctic climate expedition

Oct. 3, 2019

K-12 students around the world can now be a part of one of the largest Arctic climate research expeditions ever conducted. The new Arctic education newsletter directs teachers to real-time updates from the RV Polarstern, expedition-related activities and engaging videos.

Child playing with an alphabet puzzle

Full-day pre-K beats half-day, first-of-its-kind study shows

Sept. 30, 2019

Doubling the time that kids spend in prekindergarten classes could have big benefits for their learning, a new study shows.