School of Education News

Tue
Jan
03
Madison’s local CBS affiliate, WISC-TV/Ch. 3, recently put the spotlight on a research project that’s being led by UW-Madison’s Lisa Cadmus-Bertram. The 12-week randomized trial is examining if a Fitbit and online coaching can help cancer survivors remain more active. Cadmus-Bertram is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, and director of the Wisconsin Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab.
Tue
Jan
03
UW-Madison alumna Mary Herrmann published a new book for 2017 about leadership and decision-making. Herrmann received a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1995. She also earned a master’s in counseling from the School of Education in 1980. Her book is titled, “Decide to Lead: Building Capacity and Leveraging Change through Decision-Making.”
Mon
Jan
02
Madison365.com recently put the spotlight on an innovative art program that’s designed to provide a creative space for at-risk or court-involved youth. Among those helping out with the "Making Justice" program, Madison365.com reports, is Faisal Abdu’Allah and Carlos Gacharná. Abdu’Allah is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, while Gacharná is a recent UW-Madison graduate who majored in art.
Fri
Dec
30
The Journal of African American Males in Education recently published a paper from UW-Madison’s Mauriell Amechi that explores the college pathways and experiences of four black males who grew up in foster care. Amechi is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He used in-depth interviews with the four men to examine how “challenging experiences and adverse environmental conditions in the foster care system shaped their self-defined college goals."
Thu
Dec
29
Four Wisconsin educators are finalists for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, including two alumnae of UW-Madison’s School of Education. These awards are considered to be among the nation’s highest honors for mathematics and science teachers. Finalists from Wisconsin for the Presidential Teaching Awards who earned degrees from UW-Madison’s School of Education include Rebecca Saeman of Sauk Trails Elementary School and Leigh Kohlmann from Rock River Intermediate School.
Wed
Dec
28
Eight teachers from Wisconsin public schools recently became National Board Certified, including UW-Madison alumna Lindsay Norrish. She received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the School of Education in 2009 and today works for the Madison Metropolitan School District. National board certification is considered the gold standard in teacher certification.
Tue
Dec
27
UW-Madison alumna Suzanne Rosenblith was recently named associate dean for Clemson University's College of Education undergraduate programs. Rosenblith earned her Ph.D. in educational policy studies, with an emphasis in philosophy of education. from UW-Madison. According to a Clemson news release, Rosenblith was previously the chair of the college’s department of teaching and learning, and has served as a faculty member at Clemson University since 2002.
Mon
Dec
26
The online news magazine Madison365 recently released its list of 2016’s “Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin.” And among those being recognized this year is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education who was recently elected president of the National Academy of Education. Madison365 also named Percy Brown, a senior outreach specialist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, to this year’s list.
Fri
Dec
23
Eight students with UW-Madison’s master of science in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT) Program had their “Critically Appraised Paper” accepted for online publication in the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Evidence Exchange. The faculty advisor for each of these papers was Karla Ausderau, an assistant professor of occupational therapy with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The Evidence Exchange is a grass roots member effort to engage practitioners, educators, students and researchers in both the "Critically Appraised Paper" submission and review process.
Thu
Dec
22
The cover story of the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, Dec. 18, featured a report about Tony Granato and how the first-year Badgers men’s hockey coach is wrapping up his bachelor’s degree at UW-Madison during the 2016-17 academic year. The article is headlined: “Tony Granato finds inspiration as a student in UW coaching class." And the class serving as this inspiration is led by Peter Miller, a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Dec
22
"Where would I be without the University of Wisconsin?" UW-Madison alumnus and NFL star Russell Wilson asks this question in a new TV spot. Wilson, noted not just for athletics but also his service work, gives a succinct answer designed to show the impact the university has on its students. In 2011, Wilson attended UW-Madison as a graduate student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis before leaving school to join the NFL.
Wed
Dec
21
UW-Madison Professor Thomas Popkewitz and a cohort of 11 graduate students from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction traveled to Europe recently to take part in a joint research seminar with graduate students at Malmö University in Sweden. The seminar, which ran Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, was called “Disrupting Good Intentions of Social Inclusion.” Says Popkewitz: “Such exchanges help one to think beyond provincial borders and the theoretical nationalism that often accompanies research.”
Wed
Dec
21
The Capital Times recently featured the work of UW-Madison's Laurie Beth Clark in an article called, "Inspiration, creativity and justice mingle at MMoCA's Art + Food event." The project provided people with onions to chop, potatoes to mash, and 1,000 baked and hand-decorated sugar cookies; a collaboration between the worlds of food and art. In a similar collaboration, Clark organized a one-day artists' pop-up event in which people could throw 150 pounds of tomatoes at the wall to express rage.
Tue
Dec
20
The Center for American Progress on Monday released a new report titled, “Sharing the Risk: A Plan for Colleges to Participate in the Costs of Student Loan Failure.” In addition, the center commissioned seven other individuals to construct their own proposals for a federal student loan risk-sharing system. And among those additional proposals is one authored by UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman.
Tue
Dec
20
UW-Madison's David Williamson Shaffer was featured on a recent Medea Vox podcast called, "The Future of Learning." In the episode, Shaffer discusses games, project-based learning and data analytics with Aalborg University Professor Morten Misfeldt and Malmö University Assistant Professor Daniel Spikol. Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Science with the No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.
Mon
Dec
19
UW-Madison's Arts Institute provides research support to faculty, staff and students in the arts. Each spring, the Arts Institute recognizes achievements and professional service, along with supporting future creative endeavors and research. The Arts Institute recently announced its 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts, and six ​people from across the School of Education were among those being recognized: Lindsay Lewis from the Dance Department, and T.L Solien, Lisa Grainick, Aristotle Georgiades, Allison Roberts and John Hallet from the Art Department.
Sun
Dec
18
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Breakfast Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, hung out with family and friends, and mingled with faculty and staff. Photo galleries of the big day are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
Fri
Dec
16
Alumna Lou Ella Burmeister, a highly regarded professor emeritus of education at the University of Texas at El Paso, recently made a major commitment to UW-Madison’s School of Education in the form of a significant planned gift. This remarkable donation will create four new endowment funds backing initiatives that are both important to the School of Education and that support projects near and dear to Burmeister.
Thu
Dec
15
UW-Madison alumnus and Professor Emeritus Richard J. Smith is the author of a new book, "Once Upon A Christmas.” Smith spent nearly three decades working with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, retiring in 1990. He also is an alumnus of the School of Education, having earned a master's in education speech in 1962 and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1967. Smith’s book tells 11 stories drawn from his life; from his childhood in a small town in Wisconsin, to his career working as an educator, to his retirement.
Wed
Dec
14
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Fall 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. This issue's cover story focuses on Literacy by the Lakes, a project that connects literacy faculty and graduate students from the School of Education with school districts across Wisconsin.

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