School of Education News

Thu
Jan
23
An op-ed from UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson, published by Cuma Management, discusses the recent influx of chief diversity officer (CDO) positions, and the challenges they face. Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the chair of the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. While CDO positions are becoming more common at big companies, few are given the resources and support necessary to be successful, writes Jackson.
Wed
Jan
22
UW–Madison’s Samantha Baruah, the associate director of the School of Education’s Teacher Education Center, has been working for the past 11 years to make education more accessible and equitable on a local and national scale.
Tue
Jan
21
UW–Madison’s Brett Ranon Nachman is one of seven students from across the country to be honored with a K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Nachman is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Nachman’s research concentrates on the depictions and experiences of autistic college students, particularly in community college settings. His core research interest stems from his own identity as an autistic community-college graduate.
Mon
Jan
20
On Friday, Jan. 24, registration for Badger Volunteers will be open to all UW-Madison students. Badger Volunteers is a semester-long program that pairs teams of students with community organizations (schools, nonprofits, municipalities) to volunteer one to four hours each week at the same organization. The program is designed to foster meaningful and consistent connections between community partners and students over the course of an entire semester. Volunteer opportunities fall into three categories: education; sustainability; and public health.
Fri
Jan
17
Popular Science magazine recently featured the expertise of UW-Madison’s Robert Enright in an article on forgiveness. Enright, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology, has been researching how forgiveness affects wellbeing at locations across the globe for more than three decades.
Thu
Jan
16
UW-Madison’s Nicole Louie is receiving the Early Career Publication Award from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Research in Mathematics Education Special Interest Group (SIG). Louie, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is being honored for her 2018 paper, “Culture and ideology in mathematics teacher noticing,” published in the journal Educational Studies in Mathematics.
Thu
Jan
16
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from UW–Madison's School of Education, is now available online. The ​Winter 2019-20 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This edition puts the spotlight on the School's new Global Engagement Office and some of our efforts to think, partner, and innovate across the world.
Wed
Jan
15
The UK-based Journal of Education and Work recently published a paper from UW-Madison's Matt Hora, Emily Parrott, and Pa Her that examines how students conceptualize internships. The authors report that representations of internship programs were often inconsistent with student accounts of those programs. They also found that students frequently used utilitarian terms, such as "learning' or "connections," when discussing internships.
Tue
Jan
14
UW-Madison's Gear Learning launches "Newt's Voyage" to teach basic physics via a virtual spacecraft. With a game that's easy to pick up but hard to master, the educational game development studio housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research helps players use active learning to understand the laws of motion and gravity.
Sat
Jan
11
UW-Madison’s Matt Hirshberg is the lead author on a new paper published in the journal Learning and Instruction that examines the merits of incorporating mindfulness training into preservice teacher education, and how such efforts can lead to improvements in the classroom. Hirshberg is a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the university’s Center for Healthy Minds. He is an alumnus of the School of Education, earning his Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Psychology.
Fri
Jan
10
UW-Madison alumnus Anand R. Marri was named dean of Ball State University’s Teachers College, BSU announced in a news release on Jan. 7. Marri will begin his post at Ball state on July 1. Marri earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s highly ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2003. He also is a member of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors.
Fri
Jan
10
The Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair (WERF) will be held in Madison on Thursday, March 5, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Monona Terrace. WERF is the perfect venue for candidates to engage with school districts in conversation as they explore K-12 opportunities in Wisconsin. Similarly, it’s a great opportunity for school districts to connect with candidates to share more about their district.
Thu
Jan
09
Haleigh Slack, a UW-Madison senior who is double majoring in elementary and special education, interned as an English-as-a-foreign-language teacher and administrative assistant at Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano in Guayaquil, Ecuador during the summer of 2019. Slack taught and tutored adult students, served as a native English speaker for her organization, and helped revise some curriculum. The deadline for many summer 2020 international internships is Feb. 16, 2020.
Wed
Jan
08
Education Week blogger Rick Hess published his annual rankings of the top 200 most influential education scholars in the United States on Wednesday — and four faculty members with UW-Madison’s School of Education are on this year’s list. UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings is No. 8 this year, while Adam Gamoran is No. 97, Stacey Lee is No. 176, and Jerlando Jackson is No. 177. These annual public influence rankings appear each January in Education Week’s “Straight Up” blog, which is authored by Hess.
Mon
Jan
06
Courtney Bell will become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW–Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess announced Monday, Jan. 6. Bell, who is currently a principal research scientist with Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s largest private, nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, will begin her new position July 1.
Mon
Jan
06
UW–Madison’s Noah Feinstein is the lead author on a new article published in the journal Climate Policy that explains how education can play an important role in helping society adapt to a changing climate. Feinstein is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The co-author on the report is K.J. Mach from the University of Miami.
Fri
Jan
03
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood recently co-authored an op-ed published by The Capital Times newspaper that’s headlined, “Stop playing politics with our children and make schools safer.” Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She penned this op-ed in her role as president of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools.
Thu
Jan
02
UW–Madison’s Mindi Thompson was part of a task force appointed by the American Psychological Association (APA) that wrote new “APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice for People with Low-Income and Economic Marginalization.” Thompson, an associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology and the clinical training director of the Ph.D. program in health service psychology, was one of seven members of this APA task force. The guidelines were approved by the APA Council of Representatives and are now considered APA policy.
Mon
Dec
30
A book from UW–Madison’s John Rudolph was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2019. Rudolph’s book is titled, “How We Teach Science: What’s Changed, and Why It Matters,” which was published by Harvard University Press. Rudolph, a professor and chair of the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is an expert on the history of science education in American schools.
Fri
Dec
27
Natalie Zervou received the First Book Program award through the Center of the Humanities at UW-Madison to complete her manuscript "Choreographing the Greek Crisis: Performing National Identity in the Age of Austerity.” This award provides support to junior faculty in the humanities so that they may complete their manuscript projects. Zervou is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. In addition to her award, Zervou's article "Walking Backward: Choreographing the Greek Crisis" was recently published in "Futures of Dance Studies."

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