School of Education News

Thu
May
04
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced its annual award winners, and several people with connections to the School of Education are being recognized with top honors. The awards are divided into three categories: Arts Faculty Research, Arts Faculty and Staff Outreach and Undergraduate and Graduate Student Achievement in the Arts. All of this year’s recipients will be honored on May 9 in the Education Building. They include Art Department faculty members T.L. Solien, Lisa Gralnick and Aristotle Georgiades; Art Department students Allison Roberts and John Hallett; and Dance Department student Lyndsay Lewis.
Thu
May
04
UW-Madison's Michael Apple was quoted in a recent article from The Capital Times about an educational philosophy called "unschooling." Apple is the School of Education's John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. In the article, Apple provides some context on the topic of families who choose to home school (or unschool) to allow more autonomy for children to learn at their own pace and discover their own interests.
Wed
May
03
UW-Madison’s Dawn Crim was recognized Tuesday by the United Way of Dane County for her work in the community as a member and current president of the Madison Network of Black Professionals. Crim, the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education, received the Mike McKinney Award at an event called the 2017 United Way Community Volunteer Awards: Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Dane County. Crim received her award from Barbara Harrington-McKinney, who is Mike McKinney’s mother.
Wed
May
03
UW-Madison alumnus Brent Zinkel was recently named Wisconsin’s High School Teacher of the Year. Zinkel earned his undergraduate degree from UW-Madison in history in 2002 and then received his secondary teaching certification through the School of Education in the fall of 2004. Zinkel is now a history teacher at Wausau East High School. Zinkel will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, a co-sponsor of the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year program.
Wed
May
03
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is hosting its first "Teacher Speakout!" event on Monday, May 15. At Teacher Speakout!, nine public school teachers from seven different rural districts around Wisconsin will share their experiences with university researchers. The teachers will lead a panel discussion about their experiences in the classroom, and then will exchange ideas about education in rural areas with the faculty, staff and students from WCER. The event will be held in the Education Building. Parts of Teachers Speakout! are open to the public, but registration is required.
Tue
May
02
The "Bucky's Classroom" program is administered through Campus and Visitor Relations, in partnership with the School of Education. Matthew Freid, an outreach specialist with the School's Education Outreach and Partnerships Office, designed the monthly college and career exploration activities with input from colleagues.
Tue
May
02
Peter Krsko, who is the spring 2017 University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute’s Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, will premiere the exhibition “Zoethica” at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens (3330 Atwood Ave.) in Madison on Friday, May 5 as part of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Gallery Night. The event will go from 5-9 p.m. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a community partner for this installation. “Zoethica” will be on view until Aug. 6, 2017. “Zoethica” features bioinspired installation work by Krsko, UW­–Madison students in his residency course and guest artists Katie Schofield and Dan Steinhilber.
Mon
May
01
The fifth annual Performing Ourselves Showcase, "Bridges," will take place Saturday, May 6 and feature performances by approximately 100 youth from seven community centers across Madison. The students, through their choreography, will explore questions about the theme of connection -- building bridges to connect to themselves, the people in their lives and the community. The annual spring Showcase will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave. Admission to the event is free. There will be a complimentary reception immediately following the performance in the Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall.
Mon
May
01
For the sixth consecutive year, students from UW-Madison’s Athletic Training Program achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for the 2016-17 reporting period. Since initial accreditation in 2000, UW-Madison’s AT program -- which is housed in the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology -– has always achieved a program passing rate on the BOC exam that is at least 20 percent above the national average.
Sun
Apr
30
The Morgridge Center for Public Service is proud to announce its 2017 award winners, honoring students, alumni and community partners who exemplify dedication to public service, civic engagement and the Wisconsin Idea. The Morgridge Center, which is administratively housed with in the School of Education, is also pleased to announce UW-Madison's 2017 Newman Civic Fellows Award winner, nominated by Chancellor Rebecca Blank. All winners will be honored on Tuesday, May 2 at the third-annual Be the Change Bash.
Sun
Apr
30
UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) is hosting its annual fundraiser, Jazzin’, on Thursday, May 25. This event benefits five campus-based child care and early education centers which serve over 500 children every week and support faculty, staff and student families across all colleges and schools. OCCRF is administratively housed in the School of Education. Jazzin' will feature music from local jazz celebrity Lynette Margulies, a silent auction, a raffle and hors d'oeuvres buffet.
Sat
Apr
29
Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at UW-Madison and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University are excited to announce the 6th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) will be held in the globally diverse city of Toronto, Canada, Oct. 4-6. There will be a Pre-Colloquium Oct. 2-3.
Fri
Apr
28
UW-Madison's Steven Kaplan-Pistiner, an undergraduate student in jewelry and metalsmithing with the School of Education's Art Department, was selected as one of 10 recipients for The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design's (CCCD) Windgate Fellowship. This year, panelists selected 10 recipients from a national pool of 110 applicants. The applicants were reviewed on the basis of artistic merit, as well as the potential of the applicant to make significant contributions to the field of craft. Awardees receive $15,000, making it one of the largest national awards offered to art students.
Fri
Apr
28
UW-Madison's Mad Gaffers will hold its annual Mother's Day Glass Sale and "Blow Your Own Glass Terrarium" event on Sunday, May 7. For $45 per person, dedicated and skilled glass students will assist in making individual colorful, hanging glass terrariums, ideal for beautifully displaying succulents or other small plants. The "Blow Your Own Glass Terrarium" event is first-come, first-served. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. in the Glass Lab at the Art Lofts.
Thu
Apr
27
UW-Madison’s Erika Bullock was quoted in a recent report from The Atlantic headlined, “How Does Race Affect a Student's Math Education?” The report examines how a new paper explores the ways in which “whiteness” reproduces racial advantages and disadvantages. Bullock is an assistant professor of mathematics education with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Wed
Apr
26
How does UW-Madison’s School of Education consistently rank among the very best in the nation? It’s due, in large part, to the talent and dedication of the School's faculty, staff and students. On Tuesday evening the School honored some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards during a ceremony and reception in the Education Building's Wisconsin Idea Room. Congratulations to all of this year's winners -- and thanks for making the School of Education such a remarkable place.
Wed
Apr
26
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess will be delivering the keynote talk at the Healthy Classrooms Foundation’s 10th annual Public Health Symposium on Monday, May 8. Hess, who holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Approaching Political and Social Controversy in the Classroom: The Impact on Childhood Mental Health.” The symposium runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. It is free and open to the public, and includes a free dinner.
Tue
Apr
25
UW-Madison's Gail Prasad helped secure a new grant for Thoreau Elementary School to design and implement Multilingual Project Based Learning for the 2017-18 school year. The grant supporting the Multilingual Project Based Learning is worth $15,104 for the 2017-18 school year, and will support multilingual projects across all grade levels. The grant is funded by the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools in partnership with the Evjue Foundation. Prasad applied for the grant with Kathy Costello, the principal at Thoreau Elementary School, and Amanda Clarahan, a teacher.
Tue
Apr
25
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is receiving the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship from the American Educational Research Association’s Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group. Winkle-Wagner’s research focuses on how students of color survive and thrive in college. She is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Apr
24
UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology will be hosting its annual Dr. John R. Martins Clinical Workshop and related events April 27-28. This year’s workshop is presented by Dr. Terri Moyers, a renowned expert from the University of New Mexico on motivational interviewing. Moyers will present a three-hour workshop on this topic on Friday morning, April 28 at the DeLuca Forum in the Discovery Building on campus. In addition, this year’s event will also include a Festschrift to honor and recognize the outstanding career of Bruce Wampold,

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