School of Education Diversity News

Fri
Oct
20
The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity recently put the spotlight on the UW-Madison student organization, Diverse-OT. "The Diverse-OT group at UW-Madison is an excellent example of the power that OT/A students (or educators, and clinicians!) have to make a difference not only in the lives of OT practitioners, but in their communities as well," writes Lauren Jones,the COTAD article author. The Occupational Therapy program is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
Wed
Oct
18
Do you need a new headshot of yourself for a web page, LinkedIn profile, upcoming presentation or some other use? MERIT will be providing upcoming opportunities for faculty and staff with UW-Madison’s School of Education to get a free headshot photo taken in suite 109 of the Teacher Education building, 225 N. Mills St. MERIT will be providing this service on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31, and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3. The photo shoots will take place from noon to 4 p.m. each day, and no appointment is necessary.
Wed
Oct
04
UW-Madison faculty and teaching staff are encouraged to apply to become a member of The Discussion Project's spring 2018 cohort by Oct. 20. The Discussion Project is a professional development program meant to improve facilitation strategies, increase student engagement and promote inclusive classroom climates.
Thu
Sep
28
UW-Madison is joining the other Big Ten institutions in a new competition to promote civic engagement: the Big Ten Voting Challenge. The Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education, will lead UW–Madison’s participation in the Big Ten Voting Challenge. Members of the campus community are invited to reach out to vote@morgridge.wisc.edu to learn more and get involved.
Wed
Sep
27
Amy Claessens, a candidate for the Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Mathematics in early childhood: A look inside kindergarten classrooms.” The candidate talk will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 259 of the Educational Sciences building.
Wed
Sep
27
Amy Noelle Parks, a candidate for the Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, will be delivering a presentation titled "Centering Young Children's Perspectives in Classroom Research." The candidate talk will be on Monday, Oct. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in room 259 of the Educational Sciences building.
Mon
Sep
25
Of 14 applications to the inaugural Grand Challenges Engage initiative, eight finalists are receiving a combined total of $200,000 to carry out the Wisconsin Idea on behalf of the UW-Madison School of Education over the next two years. The Grand Challenges initiative inspires and facilitates interactions among School of Education faculty, staff and community partners. The goal is to build interdisciplinary teams to identify and design innovative solutions for critical social and scholarly problems across Wisconsin and around the world.
Fri
Sep
22
An article from the Badger Herald recently featured "The Discussion Project," which was developed by Paula McAvoy in collaboration with Diana Hess. The Discussion Project is a campus program that will train faculty on how to create productive discussion with students on serious topics in a more inclusive classroom. “If students simply sit shoulder-to-shoulder in lecture halls taking notes, students miss the opportunity to learn about the experiences of others,” McAvoy told the Badger Herald.
Tue
Sep
12
UW-Madison’s Valerie Crespín-Trujillo is receiving a 2017 Equity and Inclusion Fellowship from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Crespín-Trujillo is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis whose current research agenda explores how public policies and institutional decision-making impact postsecondary access and outcomes for students. The Equity and Inclusion Fellowship supports the travel and participation of the selected students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference, which runs Nov. 2-4 in Chicago.
Fri
Sep
08
During his undergraduate years at UW–Whitewater, Kyree Brooks increasingly sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations. Now the Milwaukee native is a first-year graduate student with UW–Madison’s School of Education. He’s pursuing a master’s degree in special education. In his research, which he began as an undergraduate at UW–Whitewater as part of the McNair Scholars program, Brooks studies the impact of television viewing on children with autism.
Thu
Aug
31
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero recently received a grant from the Latino Center for Leadership Development (LCLD) to conduct a study titled, “Impact of Detention Proceedings and Solitary Confinement of Latinx UndocuTrans Populations.” Minero is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Minero was also selected to be the APAGS Advocacy Coordinator for the North Central region from 2017-19.
Wed
Aug
23
UW-Madison’s School of Education is welcoming five new faculty members to campus as the 2017-18 academic year approaches. Those across the School are invited to meet the new faculty members -- and catch up with old friends -- on Thursday, Aug. 31 when the School of Education hosts its annual Welcome Back Bash. Stop by after lunch to enjoy some Babcock ice cream, with the event running from 12:30 to 2 p.m. outside on the Education Building’s North Plaza. If it rains, the welcome event will be moved inside to the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons. A brief program, including remarks from Dean Diana Hess, begins at 1:30 p.m. Concurrently from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the School of Education’s Grand Challenges initiative will be holding a poster fair.
Mon
Jul
17
This Summer 2017 edition of Learning Connections, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. The cover story takes a look at the remarkable career of Michael Apple, who spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus as a leading eduction scholar and activist.
Sat
Apr
29
Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at UW-Madison and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University are excited to announce the 6th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) will be held in the globally diverse city of Toronto, Canada, Oct. 4-6. There will be a Pre-Colloquium Oct. 2-3.
Tue
Apr
25
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is receiving the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship from the American Educational Research Association’s Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group. Winkle-Wagner’s research focuses on how students of color survive and thrive in college. She is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Apr
17
"Fair Play," a video game funded by a $1.6 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is earning accolades for raising awareness about implicit bias in academic settings. Recently, the game’s founder, Molly Carnes, director of UW–Madison’s Center for Women’s Health Research, and Christine Pribbenow and Percy Brown, Jr. of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, received the 2017 Adolphus Toliver Award for their collaborative work on “Fair Play.” WCER is housed within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Thu
Apr
13
The new student organization Diverse-OT is receiving a 2017 Bucky Award for Social Justice Advocacy, an honor sponsored by UW-Madison’s Multicultural Student Center. This honor recognizes a registered student organization that "makes a strong and lasting impact on the Madison campus and community by promoting social justice and equality. They also have made great strides to educate and empower others to act on these beliefs." Diverse-OT was created by Caitlin Rhoten and Toni Solaru, two students with the Department of Kinesiology’s Occupational Therapy Program.
Thu
Apr
13
UW-Madison alumna Deniece Dortch is ​starting an initiative at the University of Utah that's designed to support African-American doctoral students. Dortch received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison’s School of education in 2016. Dortch today is the program manager for the African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah. The African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative will begin in the fall of 2017.
Tue
Apr
11
Student veterans and representatives with expertise in veterans issues will be taking part in an event on Saturday, April 22 that’s designed to help future health professionals better understand the history and trends of service-related injuries, different types of combat experiences, and more. The seminar is titled, “Military and Veteran Culture for Healthcare Professionals and Students,” and it is being co-sponsored by the organizations Veterans, Educators and Traditional Students (VETS), and Diverse-OT.
Tue
Mar
14
U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday, March 14, and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation. The UW-Madison School of Education is tied for No. 3 in U.S. News’ 2018 Best Education Graduate Schools ratings. This makes UW-Madison’s School of Education the top-ranked public school of education in the nation for a fourth straight time, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles.
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