UW–Madison’s Nathan to deliver presentation for teachers in Santiago, Chile

December 14, 2021

UW–Madison’s Mitch Nathan, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology, has been invited to deliver a presentation at an event for teachers in Santiago, Chile, focused on “Enseñando con el Cerebro en Mente / Teaching with the Brain in Mind.” His talk, to be delivered online on Thursday, Dec. 16, will discuss how teachers' use of gestures can enhance student learning.

UW–Madison’s Nathan to present book talk for ‘Foundations of Embodied Learning’ on Nov. 30

November 23, 2021

UW–Madison’s Mitchell Nathan, the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences in the Department of Educational Psychology, will be presenting an online book talk hosted by Madison’s A Room of One’s Own bookstore on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. During the event, Nathan will discuss his book, “Foundations of Embodied Learning: A Paradigm for Education,” with Martha Wagner Alibali, a professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive Development and Communication Lab at UW–Madison.

Bell named to national panel that will examine how to make STEM learning more equitable

November 16, 2021

UW–Madison’s Courtney Bell is one of 15 experts selected nationwide to serve on a new, ad-hoc committee created by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) to provide practical, evidence-based guidance to make STEM learning in the PreK–12 system equitable. Bell is director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and a professor of learning sciences with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology.

School faculty and staff reunite at traditional ‘Welcome Back Bash’

September 8, 2021

It was a beautiful late summer day for members of the School of Education community — many used to seeing each other only in boxes on their computer screens — to reunite for the traditional Welcome Back Bash for faculty and staff, in the North Plaza of the Education Building overlooking Lake Mendota, on Thursday, Sept. 2. While enjoying a full tailgate lunch, and picking up T-shirts tagged with the phrase “Lead and Inspire,” attendees took a break from their workdays to catch up with colleagues and kick off the new school year. 

School of Education’s Welcome Back Bash set for Sept. 2

August 25, 2021

UW-Madison’s School of Education is welcoming faculty and staff back to campus with its typical Welcome Back Bash event on Thursday, Sept. 2. The School will again introduce new faculty members during the event, with three talented scholars joining us for the start of the fall semester.

A closer look: Andy Garbacz using $4M grant to probe family-school partnership intervention

August 17, 2021

WCER researcher Andy Garbacz and his research team have received a $4 million grant to study the impact of family-school partnership intervention on behavior, practices, and relationships for young students with social, emotional, or behavior concerns. Garbacz is an associate professor in the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology.