Liz Wimmer

Content creator and manager, University of Washington

Location icon United States of America

Blogs to key messages. All things written. Also a project manager, content strategist, plain language communicator.
Passionate about learning, innovation and telling stories.


Articles and Blogs

Getting Smart
Place-Based Discoveries Etch Learning Experiences Into Your Brain

Think of your favorite places. Consider those from a long time ago, and those you still go to. I'll give you a moment to meander. As for me, I thought of . . . I imagined the rivers where I used to (and occasionally still do) fly fish: Clear, sometimes calm, other times rushing, flowing over smooth rocks.

Getting Smart
Four Ways Students Learn from School Gardens

A few years ago, I volunteered in my son's junior high lunch room. I saw a lot of french fries with Cheese Whiz. Thinking farther back to my own elementary school hot lunches, I can remember Salisbury steak and orange-flavored sherbet ice cream packaged in individual containers. (What is Salisbury steak anyway?

Getting Smart
What Do Parents Want from Schools?

Everyone wants a car that is safe, reliable and within their price range. But people's preferences vary when it comes to other qualities lik the car's size, gas mileage, color and style. Parents shop similarly when choosing a school-they want a solid academic program but they may have other unique priorities that range from after-school care to a focus on the arts.

The Whole U
"An Umbrella Dance? What's That?" A Staff Member Investigates

"An Umbrella Dance? What's That?" A Staff Member Investigates When I tell people about the World's Largest Umbrella Dance event coming up on January 28, the first question I hear is: What's an umbrella dance? I didn't know either, but I found out in December, when I had my first practice.

The Whole U
Join Us! Come Share Music of the Season

Join Us! Come Share Music of the Season Do something joyful! Gather your friends and colleagues and celebrate the holiday season at the Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition: Friday, December 5 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Westlake Center The event will draw choirs from around the region in a playful competition that supports the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank.

Marketing Material

Start-of-School Survival Kit! Back-to-School Resources for Teachers

The start of a new school year is a busy time for children and teachers! The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) is pleased to offer this survival kit. Head Start teachers and other program staff can use the resources below to support their work with children and families all year long.

Professional Development Resources

EarlyEdU Alliance | ECLKC

These learning modules are highlights of higher education courses from the EarlyEdU Alliance. EarlyEdU follows an innovative competency- and practice-based framework. If you are familiar with the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) 15-minute in-service suites, this approach will be familiar to you.

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