School of Education News

Fri
Nov
01
The upcoming 8th annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) will include the Graduate School Academy (GSA), a part of the Colloquium Academies, which will be led by UW-Madison's LaVar Charleston. The GSA aims to provide opportunities to undergraduate participants that extend beyond institutional and national boundaries through presentations and workshops designed to enhance their academic and professional profiles. Charleston is the School of Education’s associate dean for diversity and inclusion.
Fri
Nov
01
Over the next five years, a team of early childhood educators and university evaluators, funded by a $1 million community impact grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will train teachers, as well as document and evaluate Madison’s innovative One City Schools.
Fri
Nov
01
USA Today showcased research from UW-Madison’s David Bell on sports specialization in young athletes. Bell is a national leader in examining the risks associated with sports specialization and youth athletics. He is an associate professor with the Department of Kinesiology's athletic training program, and director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL). According to Bell’s research, focusing on one sport at too early an age increases the risk of major, career-threatening injury later in life.
Thu
Oct
31
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson and the College of New Jersey’s Jason J. Dahling co-authored a report that was published in the flagship American Psychological Association journal’s special issue on poverty. Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and directs the Work and Wellness Lab.
Wed
Oct
30
The Discussion Project is accepting applications for its cohorts during the upcoming 2020 spring semester. The idea behind the professional development series is that an engaging classroom discussion can be both a vital part of the learning process and a microcosm of the way we hope democracy functions. Yet a high-quality discussion doesn’t just happen — it takes structure, planning, practice, and skill to make it effective. The Discussion Project offers instructors tools to design and facilitate high-quality classroom discussions to prepare their students to participate in them.
Wed
Oct
30
UW-Madison’s José Carlos Teixeira received two major awards for his experimental documentary film, “On Exile,” at The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image in New York. At the intersection of art, cinema, anthropology, and politics, “On Exile” reflects on the refugee experience, expanding on issues of migration, displacement, and otherness. Teixeira is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Art Department.
Wed
Oct
30
The Wisconsin State Journal put the spotlight on UW-Madison’s Peggy Choy and her upcoming performance, “FLIGHT: Torn like a rose.” Choy, a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department, has built the performance’s dance work around her interpretation of the 12th century epic poem, “The Conference of the Birds,” by the Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar. The poem, well-known in Iran, is designed to inspire people to question their self-interest and worldly gain.
Wed
Oct
30
Isthmus recently shared an article spotlighting UW-Madison alumnae Brenda Baker and Bird Ross — and the launch of their Women Artists Forward Fund, created to support female artists in Wisconsin. Baker earned her master of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1990, and Ross receive her MFA in 1992.
Tue
Oct
29
UW-Madison alumnus Curt Mueller, who grew his Mueller Sports Medicine company into a global powerhouse, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, Oct., 19, according to this obituary. Mueller, a longtime supporter of the Wisconsin Badgers and the athletic training program within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, was 85 years old. He played basketball for the Badgers from 1954-56, and started Mueller Sports Medicine in the basement of his father's drugstore in Prairie du Sac in 1959.
Tue
Oct
29
UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson, the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, was featured in a Diverse Issues in Higher Education article on the Fair Pay to Play Act, which was recently signed into law in California. The Act creates the legal right for college athletes to be paid for the use of their identities. This includes the ability to enter into endorsement deals with companies, being paid for their autographs, and receiving money from the sale of paraphernalia bearing their image.
Tue
Oct
29
UW-Madison, the Division of Extension, and the School of Education came together, along with community members, to discuss educational disparities across Wisconsin. This program took a fresh look at what research is needed, what outreach is mission, and what action all of us can take as members of academic and social communities.
Mon
Oct
28
The new UW-Madison accelerated master of science in Design and Innovation gives new meaning to collaboration. Combining expertise from five schools and colleges with team-based interaction, the program promises to offer students a breadth of highly desired skills. The 12-month, face-to-face program resulted from a partnership between the College of Engineering, the Wisconsin School of Business, the School of Human Ecology, the School of Education’s Art Department, and the Information School in the College of Letters and Science. The first cohort will start the program in May 2020.
Fri
Oct
25
The Mujerista, a media platform dedicated to women with Hispanic and Latin American heritage, shared a story on Latinx representation in children’s literature utilizing research from UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC). The story from the Mujerista discusses the lack of Latinx characters and authors in children’s books, profiling female publishers and authors who working to change that. According to the CCBC, in the over 3,000 children’s books published in 2018, Latinx characters accounted for only 5 percent of protagonists, while white characters accounted for 50 percent.
Fri
Oct
25
At the beginning of his senior year, the last place Samad Qawi would have expected to be on an October night is basketball practice with the Badgers. Qawi, a kinesiology major in the School of Education and pre-med student from Racine, Wisconsin, joins the team this year as a walk-on after standing out at an open tryout. He credits “blood, sweat, and tears” with making his basketball dream a reality, capping a UW–Madison career where he’s already achieved much academically and as a student leader.
Thu
Oct
24
The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (the Network) is hosting an event with Justin Driver, a professor with Yale Law School and author of “The Schoolhouse Gate: Public education, the Supreme Court, and the battle for the American Mind.”
Thu
Oct
24
UW-Madison’s Matt Hora was recently quoted in an article from Chemistry World about post-doc mentoring. While it is widely believed that lab-based Ph.D. students develop their research skills thanks to mentorship from their group leader, a new study from Utah State University's David Feldon suggests that it's much more important for students to engage with postdocs and senior graduate students.
Wed
Oct
23
University researchers and evaluators working with rural schools, the community-school model, and Native American communities in Wisconsin shared their expertise and latest evidence-based findings recently in a public hearing at the state Capitol focused on the critical intersection between education and health.
Tue
Oct
22
A team of researchers from UW-Madison secured a $1.2 million grant to partner with the State of Wisconsin to examine a significant decline in the number of regulated early care and education (ECE) providers operating over the past 15 years. Leading this project is Amy Claessens, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and the associate director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE).
Tue
Oct
22
UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman will be the moderator for a public forum on the rising cost of attending college. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and director of the university’s Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab. The forum will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. in the De Luca Forum at the Discovery Building. Panelists are: David Feldman, a professor of economics at William & Mary; Laurent Heller, UW-Madison’s Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration; and Tracy Klein, a University of Wisconsin System Regent.
Tue
Oct
22
UW-Madison’s Susan Miller Smedema is the project director for a new grant that’s designed to bolster the number of qualified vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors across Wisconsin and the nation. The award is for a Long Term Training Grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). The project will grant scholarship support for students in the highly ranked master’s degree program in clinical rehabilitation counseling at UW-Madison, which is directed by Smedema. With a grant of $1 million over five years, a total of 50 students will benefit from this award.

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