School of Education News

Mon
Nov
21
The UW-Madison Dance Department will present its fifth annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, room 549 of Lathrop Hall. Fifteen student choreographers will present a mix of solo and ensemble works. Concerts will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 pm. The works explore the topics of growth, individuality, becoming unstuck, while others address beauty in hidden and exposed aspects of life.
Sun
Nov
20
The Morgridge Center for Public Service at UW-Madison has named Lisa Chambers as the center’s new associate director. The hire comes in advance of current associate director Randy Wallar’s upcoming retirement in early 2017. Wallar has been with the Morgridge Center since its inception in 1996. Chambers comes to the Morgridge Center, which is administratively housed within the School of Education, with a wealth of experience in higher education and campus-community partnerships.
Fri
Nov
18
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings was one of host Neil Heinen’s guests on the most recent airing of WISC-TV/Ch. 3’s “For the Record” program. This episode was called, “Responding to Racism.” The program centered on UW-Madison’s response to controversy over a fan who wore a mask of President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck at an Oct. 29 football game at Camp Randall Stadium. Outrage over the costume and how the university handled the incident followed.
Thu
Nov
17
UW-Madison alumna Paula Bonner ​is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Our Lives magazine. Bonner, who is president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, earned her master’s degree from the Department of Kinesiology in 1976. The article, written by Bonner herself, is headlined “Building on a Legacy.” In it, Bonner discusses growing up with strong female and male role models, coming out, her passion for fighting for equality for women’s sports and her career in Madison.
Wed
Nov
16
University World News reporter Mary Beth Marklein was on the UW-Madison campus last week when the School of Education hosted the International Network of Education Institutes' (INEI) Annual International Symposium Nov. 7-9. INEI is an international think-tank that represents nine different leading education institutes from all over the world. The symposium took place during the elections, so Marklein spoke with some conference-goers to get their thoughts on how a Donald Trump presidency might affect higher education and academics from across the globe.
Tue
Nov
15
The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools hosted a Lip Sync for Schools fundraiser on Nov. 4 to celebrate and support local students and educators. A team from UW-Madison’s School of Education entered this year’s event and performed a snippet from the song “Yorktown” from the musical “Hamilton.” Led by Dean Diana Hess as George Washington, the group also included Erica Halverson, Simone Schweber, Faisal Abdu'Allah, Paula McAvoy and Marcia Standiford.
Tue
Nov
15
Laura C. Chávez Moreno was awarded the 2016-17 Arvil S. Barr Graduate Fellowship from UW-Madison’s School of Education for her dissertation research. This award is given to a graduate student who is studying teaching, learning and reform. Chávez Moreno is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In her dissertation, Chávez Moreno is working with teachers and multilingual youth on a participatory action research project that centers on youth experiences in bilingual education.
Tue
Nov
15
UW-Madison’s Tyson Miehe ​recently received a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award as a member of the Badgers' men’s cross country team. Miehe is a physical education teacher education major with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Mon
Nov
14
UW-Madison’s School of Education hosted more than 200 alumni and friends on Saturday, Nov. 12, for its annual Homecoming Tailgate Celebration at Union South. People connected with old friends, mingled on Union South’s third floor patio and enjoyed the Wisconsin-style tailgate, complete with brats and Babcock Ice Cream. Everyone also took in the UW Marching Band’s pre-game concert at Union South prior to heading over to Camp Randall Stadium for an afternoon of fall football fun as the Badgers beat Illinois. A photo album from the Homecoming Tailgate is posted on the School of Education’s Facebook page.
Mon
Nov
14
In honor of American Education Week, the UW-Madison School of Education is hosting a working session on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to examine and address issues around teacher labor markets. Panelists include School of Education faculty members Peter Goff and Gloria Ladson-Billings, Sheila Briggs with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and Superintendent George Mavroulis from the Middleton/Cross Plains Area School District.
Fri
Nov
11
UW-Madison's Art Department is hosting a Community Arts Outreach Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The ​event, which runs from noon to 3 p.m., is an effort to create opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between those involved with the local arts community. The event is open to the public and will take place in room 6241 of the Humanities Building.
Fri
Nov
11
Dr. Stephanie Mazerolle, an assistant professor and the director of professional athletic training education at the University of Connecticut, will be delivering a free campus talk on Thursday, Nov. 17 titled, “Transitioning to Clinical Practice in the Health Sciences: Athletic Training Perspectives.” Over the last nine years, Mazerolle has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles on subjects related to work-life balance, professional commitment and retention, and professional socialization.
Fri
Nov
11
Li Chiao-Ping Dance (LCPD) and the UW-Madison Dance Department present "Weight of Things" at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall Nov. ​17-19. This concert brings together a diverse, internationally acclaimed group of artists, including flutist Laura Falzon, visual artist Douglas Rosenberg and textile design artist Meeta Mastani. Together they will take audiences on a highly visual and metaphoric journey that tackles the weighty issues of our environment and our souls.
Fri
Nov
11
UW-Madison alumna Illana Nankin was recently featured in a report from Madison's local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, about Breathe for Change. This organization founded by Nankin trains teachers in yoga and mindfulness techniques. Nankin received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in May 2016. Breathe for Change curriculum has been incorporated into 10 schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. The organization has also grown nationally, with trainings in Madison, San Francisco and New York City. Next, Nankin is looking to expand the program outside of just the education field and into the corporate world.
Thu
Nov
10
UW-Madison’s Bruce King recently wrote an article titled “Authentic Intellectual Work and Project Based Learning: Why Gold Standard PBL Is So Critical,” and said the best way to improve and increase equity in education is to ensure curriculum meets the criteria for Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW). King is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and also been a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), where he contributed to studies focused on Authentic Intellectual Work.
Wed
Nov
09
UW-Madison’s Joseph Koykkar’s composition, titled “Time in Transcendence,” will premiere Nov. 11 at an event from Clocks in Motion, a Madison percussion ensemble. Koykkar is professor with UW-Madison’s Dance Department. His “Time in Transendence” was written specifically for Clocks in Motion and features hand-made microtonal percussion instruments and many more drums and keyboard instruments. The concert will take place at the First Unitarian Society at 7:30 p.m. in the Atrium Auditorium.
Tue
Nov
08
UW-Madison alumnus Robert Frahm is the author of a new case study released by the Grantmakers for Education titled, “The Promise: A Case Study of Say Yes to Education in Buffalo.” Frahm is a member of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors and is a freelance journalist who has written about education for more than 40 years. He received his undergraduate degree in English education from UW-Madison in 1968.
Tue
Nov
08
UW-Madison’s Peggy Choy was recently featured in a “Wisconsin Life” interview by Andy Soth about what inspires her work. Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department and directs the Peggy Choy Dance Company. In the Wisconsin Public Television interview, Choy says the inspiration for her dance works comes from “struggles for self-determination and social justice.” Choy’s family was part of the underground Korean independence movement against Japanese rule, and fled from Korea to Hawaii, where Choy grew up.
Mon
Nov
07
The La Crosse Tribune recently profiled UW-Madison alumna Bethany Brent to talk about her efforts as the senior multicultural education advisor at UW-La Crosse's School of Education. Brent received her Ph.D. from the UW-Madison School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2013. The La Crosse Tribune report explains how Brent has created a program called Grow Our Own Teacher Diversity, serving the needs of people that desire to become teachers but have lacked the financial and social support to do so.
Sat
Nov
05
UW-Madison's Faisal Abdu'Allah and Gloria Ladson-Billings were featured in a Daily Cardinal report about their recent lectures as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series. Abdu’Allah is an associate professor of printmaking with the School of Education's Art Department. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

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