School of Education News

Fri
Aug
17
The School of Education Department of Counseling Psychology hosted a class that was part of the LEAP Forward program. This program featured a six-week paid internship hosted by UW–Madison and the Madison Metropolitan School District's Personalized Pathways, a program that exposes high schoolers to careers and curriculum in the health sciences.
Fri
Aug
17
UW-Madison’s Brett Nachman was elected to the national board of directors for the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi earlier this month. Nachman, a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, will serve as the graduate student representative on the board for the next two years.
Thu
Aug
16
As parents, students and teachers prepare for the upcoming 2018-19 school year, experts from across UW-Madison are ready to provide expertise on a variety of subjects.
Thu
Aug
16
The Isthmus newspaper recently reported that the Middleton-Cross Plains School District is taking a look at whether or not Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books are appropriate for elementary students after the Wisconsin author’s name was removed from a national children’s award due to racist stereotypes in her books. The Isthmus utilizes the expertise of UW-Madison’s Kathleen Horning in helping to put this hot-button topic in perspective. Horning directs the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC).
Wed
Aug
15
This summer, about 100 Madison families with kids entering kindergarten will get home visits from teachers in an experimental effort to build relationships, reports The Capital Times. Beth Vaade, a program evaluation specialist with the Madison School District and co-director of the Madison Education Partnership (MEP), said the hope is to forge a bond with families so when kids go from 4-year-old kindergarten to 5-year-old classes “on that first day, they’re feeling like this is a safe place, this is a place that cares about me, and a place that I want to be part of.” The partnership is a research effort between the district, the UW-Madison School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research and community members. MEP aims to improve educational outcomes. Also leading the project is UW-Madison's Eric Grodsky, a professor of sociology and educational policy studies.
Wed
Aug
15
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Gloria Ladson-Billings was recently profiled by Madison365.com in its series of “I am Madison” profiles. Ladson-Billings was a faculty member with the School of Education from 1991 until her retirement earlier this year. She is currently serving a four-year term as president of the National Academy of Education. “I am Madison” is a project of Madison365 and Madison Community Foundation, funded by a grant in MCF’s Year of Giving. The project tells the stories of Madison’s history in the voice of people of color.
Tue
Aug
14
Madison Magazine earlier this month announced the selection of 31 forward-thinking artists and organizations for its 2018 M List -- which this year is dedicated to highlighting innovation in the arts. And several of those being recognized have current close ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education, including Chris Walker, Simone Doing, Max Puchalsky, Tom Jones, Faisal Abdu'Allah and the Tandem Press.
Tue
Aug
14
UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg was awarded the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy’s 50th Anniversary Research Grant. The award provides $30,000 in funding and will support Goldberg’s research proposal, “Why do some therapists get better outcomes? Correlates of therapist effects in naturalistic psychotherapy.” Goldberg received his Ph.D. from the Department of Counseling Psychology in 2017 and is an incoming faculty member with the department.
Mon
Aug
13
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Tom Carpenter, whose student-centered ideas about teaching math to young children from all backgrounds and skill levels helped transform the field of mathematics education for students and teachers, died Aug. 7 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Carpenter was best known for developing Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), an approach to teaching that taps into how children intuitively think about math. It represents a shift away from memorizing procedures to a more conceptual understanding of math.
Mon
Aug
13
The Wisconsin School of Business is featuring the artwork of several alumni from the School of Education's Art Department in its new Learning Commons area. The alumni whose work is being featured includes Chris Maddox (MFA '16), Stacey Lee Webber (MFA '08), JW Buchanan (BFA '04) and Melissa Buchanan (BFA '04) of Little Friends of Printmaking, Sachi Komai (MFA '03), Marko Spalatin (MFA '71), and James Watrous (BS-Art '31, MA '33, Ph.D. '39).
Fri
Aug
10
The Capital Times newspaper featured UW-Madison alumnus Kaleem Caire in an article detailing the upcoming launch of his first charter school for kindergartners. Caire, who earned his undergraduate degree from the School of Education in 2000, is a national leader in K-12 education reform, economic and workforce development, and community transformation. Caire's One City Early Learning Center will expand to One City Schools this fall, which is "one of the state’s first 4K and kindergarten charter options authorized by the University of Wisconsin System’s Office of Educational Opportunity," reports The Cap Times.
Thu
Aug
09
The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network) hosted the Wisconsin Education Tour, a two-day excursion and exploration of educational opportunities in Wisconsin. Starting at the Education Building, 45 international and domestic graduate students and visiting scholars gathered each day and boarded a bus to visit multiple educational sites around south-central and southeastern Wisconsin in early May. The dynamic and informative tour included stops and learning opportunities at four distinct educational institutions, including a rural school district, an urban charter school, an early childhood education center, and a community school.
Wed
Aug
08
UW-Madison alumna Jessica Stovall is featured in the new STARZ documentary, "America to Me." Stovall earned a degree in secondary education from the School of Education in 2007, and is about to move to Palo Alto, California, to pursue a Ph.D. in race, inequality, and language in education at Stanford University. Premiering on Aug. 26, "America to Me" is a 10-episode documentary series that asks the question, "Can a Chicago-area high school change the conversation about race?" Stovall is also part of the social impact campaign, which is using the film to make positive change in race and equity in schools across the United States.
Tue
Aug
07
Brava recently quoted UW-Madison's Walter Stern in an article about how lifelong learning keeps the brain healthy. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. In the magazine article, Stern speaks about how he supports auditors and seniors returning to the classroom, and sees them as assets to classroom culture.
Mon
Aug
06
As a mother of three young children, with a full-time job and a small hobby farm, Laura Schaffer knew going back to school would be challenging. But in just three years, she’ll earn an advanced degree through the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s online Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, which is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. “The program offers flexibility while keeping you on a timeline,” Schaffer said. “Although time consuming, it is achievable, and the benefits far outweigh the stress.”
Mon
Aug
06
UW-Madison alumna Alison E. Leonard was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Arts and Creativity in the College of Education at Clemson University. Leonard earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2012.
Fri
Aug
03
Imaging Self, a new summer program from the UW-Madison School of Education, gives high school students the opportunity to explore the arts -- and themselves -- in a college setting. The three-week residential program helps students build their own arts portfolios while earning college credit and gaining an understanding of what it's like to be a student studying the arts on the UW-Madison campus.
Thu
Aug
02
A new Vialogues video features UW-Madison’s Maxine McKinney de Royston discussing an article she co-authored and that appeared in the Teachers College Record. McKinney de Royston is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Positive student-teacher relationships are known to benefit students' experiences in school and academic success, but positive student-teacher relationships are not the norm for African-American male students. In the article, McKinney de Royston researches what characterizes teacher-student relationships within all-black, all-male classrooms.
Thu
Aug
02
The third installment of the art gallery "Being Forward" by UW-Madison alumnae Brenda Baker and Bird Ross will be on display in the School of Education Gallery from Aug. 1 to 31. The "Being Forward" exhibition includes over 150 photographs featuring Madison women artists and art supporters posing as Ms. Forward, the iconic statue that has been on the Capitol grounds since her installation in 1895. Baker and Ross have the goal of raising $300,000 for the Woman Artists Forward Fund, which is being established to fund unrestricted grants for women visual artists in the Madison area long into the future.
Wed
Aug
01
A report from Madison's CBS affiliate, WISC-TV/Ch. 3, features a study from UW-Madison's David Bell that explores how overspecialization in youth sports connects to daytime tiredness. Bell is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. Bell's study explores the issues that are linked to focusing too much on one sport, otherwise known as overspecialization, including how overspecialized young athletes are much more likely to get tired during the day.

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