School of Education News

Fri
Sep
20
The 2019 International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) is being held in downtown Milwaukee Nov. 6-8, with a pre-colloquium on Nov. 5. Each year, ICBME brings together top researchers, high-impact practitioners, funders, policymakers, students, and concerned citizens to engage in conversations regarding the state of affairs for black boys and men in education. The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education is sponsored by Wisconsin's Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at UW–Madison and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at Ohio State University.
Thu
Sep
19
Publishers Weekly put the spotlight on UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry in a report on "Making Comics," Barry’s new book due to be released in November. Barry is an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education’s Art Department. She is an associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity and holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Barry’s new book, to be published by Drawn & Quarterly, offers readers methods for learning to tell stories in pictures while unlocking creative connections.
Wed
Sep
18
UW-Madison alumna and Ripon High School chemistry teacher Rachel Thorson was recently selected by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2019 cohort of Teaching Fellows. Thorson earned a master of science in curriculum and instruction from the School of Education in 2018. Teachers like Thorson are chosen for their commitment to collaborative, innovative leadership and improving education for all students.
Wed
Sep
18
Michigan Radio recently shared UW-Madison alumna Bethany Wilinski’s research on public preschool teachers within the state. This project is in part a continuation of Wilinski’s dissertation research on pre-k teachers and policy in Wisconsin. Now an assistant professor with Michigan State University’s Department of Teacher Education, Wilinski received her Ph.D. from the UW-Madison School of Education’s Department Educational Policy Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2013.
Tue
Sep
17
UW-Madison’s Julie Stamm, a clinical assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, talked to Parents magazine about making the decision on whether to let your kid play football. While youth participation in football has been declining, questions about the sport’s safety are rising as more than a million athletes will still participate on youth and college teams this season.
Mon
Sep
16
Aaron Bird Bear and Omar Poler will be leading a presentation for The University Roundtable speaker series on Oct. 16 titled, “Our shared future: Teaching the 12,000-year human story of campus.”
Fri
Sep
13
The Madison Education Partnership (MEP) has opened its request for proposals for Fall 2019. MEP is a research-practice partnership between the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). The Partnership runs an annual funding cycle for UW–Madison faculty and staff to encourage them to work with the school district. The Partnership will award two grants up to $50,000 each. The deadline for submission is Monday, Sept. 23.
Fri
Sep
13
USA Today shared comments from UW-Madison’s Peter Goff, among other experts, in an article exploring the struggle to retain teachers in rural schools. Goff is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The article highlights a school in a northern Wisconsin town, of about 1,000 residents, which has found itself scrambling yet again to fill open teaching positions. Goff tells USA Today that, despite popular belief, throwing money at the problem doesn’t always help. He explains that educators value strong support systems, good school leadership, and welcoming communities just as much as higher pay.
Thu
Sep
12
Time magazine utilizes the expertise of UW–Madison’s Jeremy Stoddard and Diana Hess in a new report headlined, “9/11 is History Now. Here's How American Kids Are Learning About it in Class.” Stoddard is an associate professor with the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Curriculum and Instruction, while Hess is dean of the School of Education and the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education.
Thu
Sep
12
UW-Madison’s Yeohyun Ahn recently delivered a presentation at TypeCon, an annual typography-focused convention that took place from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 in Minneapolis. Ahn is an assistant professor of graphic design with the School of Education’s Art Department. Ahn's presentation, “TYPE+CODE III,” addressed the possibilities of an extension of the aesthetic of computational typography from cyberspace to physical space by using digital fabrication.
Wed
Sep
11
The School of Education’s Brett Nachman is co-leading a campus workshop on Friday, Sept. 27 titled, “Universal Design for Learning: What, Why and How.” Nachman is a doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. This Delta Program workshop runs from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Union South, and will give participants insight into how prepared they are to teach diverse students of varying skills, goals, and abilities.
Tue
Sep
10
UW–Madison’s David Rosenthal will become president of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) in October. Rosenthal is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Tue
Sep
10
A show from UW–Madison’s Derrick Buisch, a professor of painting and drawing with the Art Department, is being housed at the School of Education Gallery through Oct. 30. This exhibition is titled, “Intermission” and features paintings from Buisch that he completed during a recent sabbatical. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mon
Sep
09
Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, featured the expertise of UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan for a back-to-school report examining the most effective ways for kids to study and learn. Nathan is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement professor of the learning sciences with the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Educational Psychology.
Sun
Sep
08
Bascom Hill looks a little bit different than it did at the end of the spring semester. But there's a good reason for the fences and detours. Crews are busy replacing underground utilities, some of which date back to the 1890s. While UW-Madison is a campus with a great appreciation for history, that's a little too historic. "We're going to unzip Bascom Hill, replace all the utilities, and put it back together," says Jeffrey A. Pollei, director of utilities and energy management in UW–Madison Facilities Planning & Management.
Fri
Sep
06
Jin-Wen Yu Dance and UW–Madison’s Dance Department are presenting “Page,” an evening of thought-provoking and visually stimulating contemporary dance. Shows run Sept. 12-14 at Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space. This concert features Yu’s choreography spanning from 2016 to the present, including works that have been performed nationally and internationally. Yu is a professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Fri
Sep
06
The Sept. 5 cover story in the Isthmus newspaper shares the expertise and thoughts of UW-Madison’s Aaron Bird Bear and Omar Poler in a report headlined, “This land is their land: UW-Madison grapples with Wisconsin’s ugly treatment of the Ho-Chunk.” Bird Bear, assistant dean for student diversity programs in the School of Education, tells Isthmus that "it’s amazing that our public doesn’t understand or even know about how special this place has been to humans for long.”
Tue
Sep
03
WMTV recently shared the expertise of UW-Madison’s Beth Graue for a report on making a successful transition back to school. Graue, a former kindergarten teacher, shares tips on familiarizing students with routines and paying attention to social growth. Graue is the Sorenson Professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE).
Mon
Sep
02
The Washington Post featured comments from UW-Madison’s Geoffrey Borman in a new article headlined, “Five ways parents can help their kids transition smoothly to middle school.” Borman is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Aug
30
With the start of the new academic year, the leadership within UW-Madison’s Division of the Arts will be transitioning. Outgoing Director John Baldacchino will assume a role as professor of arts education in the School of Education’s Art Department. Susan Zaeske, associate dean of arts and humanities in the College of Letters & Science, will serve as the interim director.

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