School of Education News

Tue
May
01
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora recently received a $10,000 grant from Tianjin University in eastern China that will support him through a month-long visit to study college internships early next fall. Hora will conduct the "College Internship Study," which recently launched in three U.S. institutions, in two Chinese colleges. The study includes an online survey of seniors about whether or not they’ve taken an internship and, if so, specific aspects of its design.
Tue
May
01
UW-Madison's Joseph Koykkar's multiple musical compositions have been performed across the Midwest this spring. Koykkar is a composer and professor with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Mon
Apr
30
The UW-Madison Dance Department and the UW-Madison Community Arts Collaboratory present the Performing Ourselves Spring Showcase "Better Together" on May 5. The event will feature approximately 125 youth from schools and community centers across Madison who, through their choreography, will illustrate what it means to be connected and “better together” as a group. The program, which is co-directed by ​UW-Madison's Kate Corby, an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department, and Mariah LeFeber, has provided a series of experiential movement and performance classes to over 250 underserved local youth throughout the past year.
Mon
Apr
30
The work of UW-Madison's Marjorie Kreilick recently appeared in an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel titled, "State Office Building murals by pioneering feminist artist in jeopardy." Kreilick is a professor emeritus with the School of Education's Art Department. In 1959, Kreilick shared her vision for 10 murals that would hang in the Milwaukee State Office Building, and today they could possibly be in jeopardy because the state plans to sell the aging building to private developers.
Fri
Apr
27
UW-Madison's Kathryn Moeller recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Central Time" to talk about her new book, "The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development.” In her book and the radio segment, Moeller analyzes the the trend of international corporations developing charitable programs and other philanthropic initiatives that aim to alleviate poverty for girls and women in developing countries. Sometimes, these programs do more harm than good.
Fri
Apr
27
The term STEM, adopted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1998, has become increasingly familiar throughout the United States due to the thousands of programs launched to produce more science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals. But how successful are these programs? With no national systems in place to answer that question, the NSF asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to develop indicators for monitoring undergraduate STEM education. Mark Connolly, an associate research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in UW–Madison’s School of Education, was among the 15 academics who served on the committee tasked with creating the indicators.
Fri
Apr
27
UW-Madison's Collette Stewart and Liz Sexe will present the shared concert, "Crossing Between," on Saturday, April 28, at The Crossing. Stewart and Sexe are lecturers with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Thu
Apr
26
UW-Madison's Lynda Barry is one of the top five finalists for the 2017 National Cartoonists Society (NCS) Reuben Award for "Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year." Barry is an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education's Art Department. She holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Ballots were sent out to voting NCS members, and the Reuben Award will be presented to the winner at the 72nd Annual Reuben Awards dinner on May 26 in Philadelphia.
Thu
Apr
26
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Ken Zeichner is receiving an honorary degree from Syracuse University. Zeichner was a faculty member in the School of Education for 33 years and served as an associate dean for nine years. A news release from Syracuse University detailed Zeichner's accomplishments, research and his standing as a mentor, teacher, influential scholar and a strong advocate for K-12 public education while still offering insightful critique for improvement. Zeichner today is the Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University Washington in Seattle.
Wed
Apr
25
UW-Madison's Melinda Leko was awarded the editorship of the Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE) journal. Leko is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Cynthia Griffin from the University of Florida was also awarded the editorship. Leko and Griffin's term begins in 2019.
Wed
Apr
25
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson co-founded a research course at the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) annual meeting more than a decade ago that allows graduate students and early career scholars to spend a day working with established researchers on questions and methods that inform studies and help uplift African-Americans in education. “Each year, we go through great lengths to structure the course to target potential pitfalls and content likely omitted from their formal doctoral program and department-based mentoring,” Jackson says in a story about the class that was published by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Tue
Apr
24
UW-Madison's Aydin Bal delivered a keynote at the 2nd International Congress on Early Childhood Intervention in Antalya, Turkey, on March 31. Bal is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Bal presented culturally responsive, school-wide behavioral intervention and support models to educators, psychologists, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, physiotherapists and researchers. He also presented his research on the implementation of Learning Labs in Wisconsin to facilitate equity-oriented partnerships between schools, communities and universities for systemic transformation.
Tue
Apr
24
UW-Madison's David Bell will be featured on a Capital Times-sponsored panel on May 8 titled "Should high schools be in the sports business?" Bell is an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL). The Department of Kinesiology is housed within the School of Education. The panel will explore questions of high school sports as a focus of community life in Wisconsin, and how that role has changed in "an era of elite club teams, brain injury concerns and education reform."
Mon
Apr
23
UW-Madison alumna Muriel Simms was featured by The Capital Times in an article headlined: "The Simms principle: Muriel Simms worked to make Lincoln Elementary a better place for kids of color." Simms earned her master’s degree in 1975 from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2002. Simms worked as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School from 1988 through 1994. As a principal, Simms worked to empower disadvantaged students, engage parents and had a philosophy of multicultural teaching and project-based learning.
Fri
Apr
20
The School of Education hosted its ​annual Partners in Education Banquet and Recognition Program on Thursday night, April 19, with this year's celebration taking place at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The event is a special thank you to the many PK-12 school professionals who open their classrooms to provide field experiences for UW-Madison student teachers and practicum students. During the program, the School presented its annual Rockwell Awards for Cooperating Personnel and recognized its Teacher Education Alumni Award winners. School of Education Dean Diana Hess and Field Experiences Coordinator Nancy Kuehn delivered remarks and thanked the School’s many valuable partners, while music educator Chris Gleason gave the keynote presentation. In addition, the School recognized Associate Dean for Student Services Jeff Hamm for his distinguished service.
Fri
Apr
20
UW-Madison's Walter Stern recently published an op-ed in The Advocate examining voting rights for people on probation and parole, and the history of Louisiana's 1974 Constitution. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. His research focuses on the historical intersection of race and education in the urban United States. His current book project, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” will be published by Louisiana State University Press in May 2018.
Fri
Apr
20
Jerry Apps​, a UW-Madison professor emeritus of agriculture and an alumnus of the School of Education, is publishing his autobiography, "Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times." Apps received his Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1967. In the book, Apps tells his stories from his years teaching at UW, from 1957 through 1995, including his experiences during the 1960's protests, struggles of tenure, faculty governance and trying to secure funding for research and academic programming.
Thu
Apr
19
Earlise C. Ward, an alumna of the School of Education and a leader with years of experience in both healthcare and helping the community, will become the next director of UW-Madison's Morgridge Center for Public Service. Ward, an associate professor at the School of Nursing, will begin her new role in January 2019. Ward has been with the School of Nursing since 2007. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology in 2002. Ward will replace Kathy Cramer, who stepped down as the faculty director and returned to a full-time position as a professor in the Political Science department. Lisa Chambers, associate director, is serving as interim director.
Thu
Apr
19
UW-Madison's Michael W. Apple has recently delivered several presentations during his travels to Chile and Brazil. He gave an address at the book launch to honor the publication of the Spanish edition of his book, "Can Education Change Society? " in Santiago, Chile. He also gave the Paulo Freire Memorial address at Universidad Technologica Metropolitana in Santiago. Apple then went on to give addresses on "Can Education Change Society?" and "The Politics of a National Curriculum" at universities in Porto Alegre and Itajai in Brazil.
Thu
Apr
19
UW-Madison's John Diamond is a featured grantee on the Spencer Foundation website. In a current project, Diamond is "expanding his knowledge of district-level leadership, gaining a more practical understanding of how district leaders work for equity in demographically diverse settings, and deepening his knowledge of how race and class matter for leadership in contested spaces." He continues to build collaborative relationships between UW-Madison and the Madison Schools in his role as the faculty lead of the Forward Madison Initiative and committee member of the Madison Education Partnership.

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