School of Education News

Thu
Nov
09
UW-Madison's Jacqueline Forbes was recently selected for the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI). Forbes is a third year Ph.D. student with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her research explores structural barriers to college admission for low-income students and students of color. Forbes has also worked as a high school history teacher in Brooklyn, N.Y., and as a college access program administrator in Atlanta, Ga.
Thu
Nov
09
The research of UW-Madison's Julie Stamm was recently featured in a Capital Times article about how head injury concerns are affecting youth sports in Madison. Stamm is an associate lecturer with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. As research on the long-term neurological consequences of playing football comes out, youth leagues are making changes, such as new tackling strategies and protocols for handling concussions, reports the Cap Times.
Wed
Nov
08
UW-Madison's Andrea Ruppar ​is receiving the Early Career Publication Award from the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Ruppar is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. The paper was published in the journal Teacher Education and Special Education, and is part of a larger project exploring perceptions about expertise for teachers of students with significant support needs.
Wed
Nov
08
UW-Madison's Joseph Koykkar’s music was featured in a recent ballet performance in New York and was also performed during a music festival in West Virginia. Koykkar is a professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Selection's of Koykkar's music was used as the soundtrack for New York-based choreographer Julia Gleich's new ballet "Martha (The Searchers)," which took place Oct. 27-29 at the James Duffy Performance Space, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Two of Koykkar’s solo works for piano were performed during the West Fork New Music Festival in September at Fairmount University in Fairmount, West Virginia.
Tue
Nov
07
UW-Madison's Percival Matthews recently co-authored a journal article titled, "An Emoji is Worth a Thousand Variables." Matthews is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology. The article -- which appears in the journal The Mathematics Teacher and is co-authored with teacher Tony McCaffrey -- explores the potential of icon-based mathematical games, emoji math and mobile math to promote student engagement and understanding of algebra.
Tue
Nov
07
UW-Madison's Douglas Rosenberg will give a lecture titled "Hiding in Plain Site: Screendance Histories and the Expanded Imagination," on Nov. 9 at Stanford University. Rosenberg is the chair of the School of Education's Art Department. The talk will visualize a history of screendance and its theory and practice in a way that focuses on the intersections of choreography, visual arts, theater, storytelling and more.
Mon
Nov
06
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker received the 2017 Black Excellence Award in Choreography for his work, “Manifest,” from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. Walker is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Walker’s ”Manifest" is a conversation between contemporary expressions and traditional practices of African movement, practices that inform the physical relationship to space and time in the present and the imagined future.
Mon
Nov
06
UW-Madison's Diana Hess took part as a panel member in the Youth-Act conference at the University of Virginia examining current youth civic and political engagement. Hess is the dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. At the conference, Hess spoke about the fact public schools are built on the mission of preparing students to participate in a democratic society.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Chris Walker will perform two of his solo mas works, which were recently performed on campus in his concert “Unmasked,” October 19-20, in the upcoming Moving Inspirations Dance Festival, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 2-4. Walker is a faculty member with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal delivered a keynote speech at the 10th Foro de Lenguas in Montevideo, Uruguay, organized by the National Administration of Public Education (ANEP). Bal is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. The meeting took place on Oct. 13-14, and Bal's trip was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Bal additionally gave a workshop to teachers, researchers and policymakers at the Foro and at a high school, presenting the Learning Lab methodology Bal has developed at UW-Madison.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Liz Sexe will take part in "Luminary (Expanded)," an event in San Francisco that brings together local and international artists for an "unforgettable visual, auditory, and tactile experience." Sexe is a lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Sexe's work is an improvisational score with visual design by Osman Koc, a creative technologist and artist who uses technology as a medium for expression, and improvised music/sound by Timothy Russell and dancers Arletta Anderson, Gerald Castel, Vincent Chavez and Kara Davis. "Luminary (Expanded)" will be on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Midway in San Francisco.
Thu
Nov
02
UW-Madison's Li Chiao-Ping's recent solo performance of her work "in medias res" in the "Dancing on the Ceiling" concert was reviewed in the Shepherd Express. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. The Shepherd Express review headline declares the show "a fabulous protest by women of stature." "With amazing strength and flexibility, Li took us from astonishment to astonishment against her recorded voice reciting an encyclopedic list of words and imperatives starting with 'be,'" writes John Schneider, the reviewer.
Wed
Nov
01
School of Education faculty members Lynda Barry, Erica Halverson and Kristen Pickett will be participating in the upcoming Wisconsin Science Festival Nov. 2-5. Barry, an associate professor with the Art Department, holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Halverson is professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Pickett is an assistant professor of occupational therapy with the Department of Kinesiology.
Wed
Nov
01
Eagle’s Wing Child Care, from UW-Madison's Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR), has earned National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). Eagle's Wing Child Care provides a variety of child-care programs Monday through Friday, year-round, for families from University Apartments, UW-Madison and the surrounding community. OCCFR promotes the academic and professional goals of the UW-Madison community through the administration of early education and family support programs, and is administratively housed within the School of Education.
Wed
Nov
01
UW-Madison's talented master of fine arts students will open their studios to the public on Saturday, Nov. 4. Artists will be available at the event to meet and discuss their work. The event is free and open to the public, and runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at both the Art Lofts Studios and on the sixth and seventh floors of the Humanities Building.
Tue
Oct
31
UW-Madison’s Erika Bullock is receiving the Taylor & Francis Best Paper award for her recently published report, “Only STEM can Save Us? Examining Race, Place and STEM Education as Property.” Each year, the American Educational Studies Association’s Taylor & Francis Best Paper Committee reviews all of the manuscripts published in the journal Educational Studies for the year. The committee then selects one as the paper of the year.
Tue
Oct
31
Jin-Wen Yu Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department present “Page 20,” a contemporary, cross-cultural, multi-media dance concert from Nov. 16-18. “Page 20” features the award-winning choreography of Yu, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor who is celebrating 20 years with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Yu has created, performed, directed, and produced more than 100 works for the stage in the Americas and Asia, including 45 commissioned works for professionals and institutes.
Mon
Oct
30
UW-Madison's Stephen Hilyard recently screened his three channel experimental movie titled “Катюша (Katyusha)” at The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image (AFFMI) in New York City and was awarded several ​honors. Hilyard is a professor of digital arts with the School of Education’s Art Department. The festival was a four-day event that included 31 other films from 11 countries. “Катюша (Katyusha)” was awarded the Juror’s Award for the best film in the festival by the 15-person AFFMI jury, as well Best Director, Best Experimental Short, Best Editing and Best Sound Design.
Mon
Oct
30
The UW-Madison School of Education's Office of American Indian Curriculum Services (AICS) has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation to establish new educational Native American heritage sites across Madison, a place the Ho-Chunk have lived for time immemorial. This initiative will place educational, interpretive signage and displays that highlight the First Nations history and culture of Dejope (day-JOPE), the four-lakes region that is now Madison. The project will be a collaboration between the AICS consultant, the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Madison Metropolitan School District staff, a Madison-area effigy mound specialist, and a Wisconsin Historical Society education consultant.
Fri
Oct
27
In Gym 6 of the UW-Madison Natatorium, limitations are considered temporary. Hope is fostered by building strength. Gym 6, stocked with squadrons of modified exercise equipment, is headquarters for the Adaptive Physical Activity Program. Housed in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Education, each semester the program led by Tim Gattenby serves 100 clients. It also teaches and inspires nearly 300 students and student volunteers.

School of Education Facebook Page School of Education Twitter Feed School of Education YouTube Channel School of Education LinkedIn