School of Education News

Thu
Sep
26
The School of Education’s Dance Department and Art Department will co-host Carrie Hanson as the Fall 2019 Division of the Arts Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence, with Kate Corby as lead faculty. Hanson is a choreographer, director, performer, and dance educator. She serves as the artistic director of The Seldoms, and uses dance and performance to reference social, political, and environmental issues.
Thu
Sep
26
The New York Times Magazine recently profiled award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson and her efforts to transform children’s literature and diversify publishing. “She has just set a standard for herself and for others,” UW–Madison's Kathleen T. Horning, the director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, tells The New York Times Magazine.The Times report also utilizes the research of the CCBC, housed in the School of Education, to spotlight the dearth of books from black authors and illustrators, and how such figures have changed over the decades.
Wed
Sep
25
UW–Madison’s Lynda Barry, an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education’s Art Department, is receiving a prestigious 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. Barry is a professor of interdisciplinary creativity and holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. The MacArthur Fellowships, also known as genius grants, provide $625,000 stipends to be used as the fellows see fit. “Lynda is a creative force of nature,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Wed
Sep
25
UW-Madison’s Julie Stamm was recently interviewed on WISC-TV’s “Live at Four” program about concussions, and youth and high school sports. Stamm is a clinical assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. She is an expert on CTE and the consequences of repeated head impacts and concussions in children through contact sports.
Tue
Sep
24
UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett, along with colleagues from Brazil and South Africa, was recently awarded a grant from the International Network of Educational Institutes (INEI) to conduct a collaborative research project. Bartlett is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and is an anthropologist who works in international and comparative education. Her recent work takes up anthropological perspectives to examine literacy programs and pedagogies.
Mon
Sep
23
Everyone has heard they should “eat healthy and exercise” for better quality of life, and cancer survivors are no different. Cadmus-Bertram and Jess Gorzelitz opened a clinical trial to study the effects of a strength training program on endometrial cancer survivorship.
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.

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