School of Education News

Fri
Nov
15
UW-Madison’s Omar Poler (Sokaogon Ojibwe), the American Indian curriculum services coordinator with the School of Education’s Teacher Education Center, was recently honored with the Association for Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museum's 2019 Leadership Award. “Indigenous cultures, languages, and histories have unparalleled beauty, power, and importance,” says Poler. “It is a profound honor to be recognized by so many American Indian cultural professionals working tirelessly every day in their communities to preserve, maintain, and revitalize them.”
Fri
Nov
15
WISC-TV/Ch.3 recently featured the UW-Madison Art Department’s Open Studio Day, where graduate students in the master of fine arts program were able to showcase their work. On Saturday, Nov. 2, more than 50 students opened their studio doors to the public. “It gives (students) a chance to have real-world experience around the works of art and the ideas they’re working on within this kind of constant flow of people throughout their spaces,” Douglas Rosenberg, chair of the School of Education's Art Department, tells WISC.
Thu
Nov
14
UW-Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah was featured in The Voice Online, in an article about the unveiling of his new public artwork “The Park Royals” in London. In his piece, Abdu’Allah, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, pays homage to two generations of workers in Park Royal, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of West London, where he was born and raised.
Thu
Nov
14
A talk on assessment and equity held on Oct. 30 with the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Lorrie Shepard is now available to view online. Shepard, the University Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita with UC’s School of Education, researches psychometrics and the misuse of tests in educational settings. Her technical work has contributed to validity theory, standard setting, and statistical models for detecting test bias. Her lecture was titled, "When, If Ever, Can Assessment Foster Equity?"
Wed
Nov
13
A project led by UW-Madison's Stephen Quintana that's designed to strengthen mental health services for Madison’s Latinx community is receiving a $1 million grant over the next five years from the Wisconsin Partnership Program. The Community Impact Grant awarded to Centro Hispano of Dane County and its academic and community partners will advance the quality of accessible linguistically and culturally competent services that support the health of the local Latinx community.
Wed
Nov
13
Performances from UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping, a Vilas Research Professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department, were recently reviewed by two Pittsburgh publications, the Pittsburgh Tatler and Pittsburgh in the Round. Both publications detail the performance of “The world as we know it,” a production of Beth Corning and CorningWorks, which featured six female performers, including Li.
Tue
Nov
12
The UW-Madison Dance Department presents a joint concert featuring Kate Corby & Dancers and the Chicago-based dance company The Seldoms, Nov. 14-16 at the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall.
Tue
Nov
12
UW-Madison announced the recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Cooperating Teacher Rockwell Awards, which recognize excellent teachers who have chosen to pass on their expertise by providing professional experiences for UW-Madison student teachers. Through the generosity of Roland and Ruth Rockwell, recipients are presented with $1,000 awards.
Tue
Nov
12
The School of Education Gallery features work from students enrolled in Art Department faculty member Laurie Beth Clark’s course, “Art and Social Change.” The show is titled “In Dialogue.” The exhibit explores themes about the human experience, utilizing various mediums to discuss contemporary dilemmas, such as waste and violence. “in Dialogue” will be open ​through to Jan. 3, with an opening reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Mon
Nov
11
Isthmus newspaper featured thoughts from UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Janel Anderson in an article about civic duty in the classroom. Hess serves as the dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Anderson, a former teacher, is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Nov
11
Madison Magazine puts the spotlight on a project from UW-Madison's Tomiko Jones, an assistant professor with the School of Education's Art Department. Jones is having a high-tech and environmentally sustainable mobile research and photography studio built by students in the College of Engineering’s Makerspace fabrication facility. “These Grand Places,” as the project is titled, will ultimately result in a photography exhibition and a publication. Along the way Jones aims to involve the people she meets to look “at how both myself and others use the land we live on.”
Fri
Nov
08
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker, a professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department, was recently nominated for a VIV Award in the category of choreography for his work on the “Secret Life of Bees, the Musical," based on a novel of the same name. When working on “Bees” in spring of 2019, Walker learned that UW-Madison alumni Nathaniel Stampley and Joe Cassidy were cast to play roles in the musical.
Fri
Nov
08
Liz Sexe’s “Untitled: For the sake of progress” performance raised over $350 for Brighter Tomorrows in Sparta/Tomah, a human service agency dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence through the provision of safe housing, supportive counseling, and legal advocacy services. On Oct. 26, Sexe presented the work again in Madison at Gates of Heaven ​with ​all proceeds for this concert going to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS). Sexe is an associate lecturer with the UW-Madison School of Education’s Dance Department.
Thu
Nov
07
Business Insider recently made note of the work of UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora in a news feature exploring internships. Hora serves as the director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), which is housed within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. “If internships are only accessible for students who aren’t working or have parental support, if that kind of lack of access continues to happen, you’re just going to see a reproduction of privilege,” Hora tells Business Insider.
Thu
Nov
07
UW-Madison’s Tim Russell, music director with the School of Education’s Dance Department, performed live with choreographer Gerald Casel’s “Cover your mouth when you smile” at the 2019 Kuandu Arts Festival in Taiwan from Nov. 1 to 2. After the performances, Russell returned to the U.S. to conduct a two-week artist residency at the University of Minnesota, beginning Nov. 4.
Wed
Nov
06
UW-Madison’s Dan Timm, Delaney Reilly, Haley Rohloff, and Stephanie Woodson presented “Integrating Indigenous history, culture, and tribal sovereignty into teaching physical education” during the poster session at the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education convention in Wisconsin Dells on Oct. 24. The poster showcased ideas that the three students developed while enrolled in Kinesiology 353: Health and Physical Education in a Multicultural Society.
Wed
Nov
06
The Capital Times put the spotlight on the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Student Conference, an annual event aimed at developing student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.
Tue
Nov
05
UW-Madison’s Dan Timm was elected president-elect of Wisconsin Health and Physical Education at the organization’s annual convention on Oct. 24 in Wisconsin Dells. Timm is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Comprised of approximately 1,100 members at the elementary, secondary, and college levels, including students in teacher education programs, Wisconsin Health and Physical Education is the state’s largest organization for individuals working in health education and physical education.
Mon
Nov
04
UW-Madison’s Haley Vlach was selected to receive the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Boyd McCandless Award. This honor is a prestigious early career award in developmental psychology and human development. Vlach is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology, and is the director of the Learning, Cognition, and Development Lab.
Mon
Nov
04
UW-Madison’s John Diamond has been announced as a keynote speaker at the upcoming annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME), which runs Nov. 6-8 in Milwaukee. Diamond is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. A sociologist of race and education, he studies the relationship between social inequality and education opportunity through examining how educational leadership, policies, and practices shape students’ educational opportunities and outcomes.

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