School of Education Diversity News

Wed
Apr
30
The work of Kathy Cramer, a professor with the Department of Political Science, is steeped in providing service learning experiences for students and examining ways that UW-Madison can build stronger relationships with those outside of campus. The Morgridge Center advances the Wisconsin Idea by developing and promoting civic engagement and learning through service within local, national and global communities.
Wed
Apr
23
The highly regarded national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each year, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty & Staff Achievement Awards. And on Wednesday night, the most recent class of award winners was honored during a reception and ceremony at the Education Building.
Mon
Apr
14
Now in its eighth year, UW-Madison's Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) presents the annual Line Breaks Festival, the largest hip hop festival in the Midwest, Wednesday, April 16 through Friday, April 25. It will be the third year the festival will take place at the Overture Center for the Arts, but for the first time under the Overture Community Arts Access Program.
Thu
Apr
10
Students from UW-Madison’s School of Education helped train 50 high school students from the area about how to become site leaders for summer programming run by Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR), which is the public recreation provider for residents of Madison.
Tue
Apr
01
This partnership consists of a multi-year effort to co-design and implement three components of educator preparation focused on skills development and supplying a high-quality workforce to MMSD schools –- starting with new educator induction and mentoring this fall. MMSD’s Board of Education voted to approve the Forward Madison initiative at its meeting Monday night.
Sat
Mar
29
The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (the Network) is a match-making endeavor that is designed to facilitate relationships among university researchers and educators to create new pathways for innovating teaching and learning practices. The Network is a collaborative effort between the UW-Madison School of Education, Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Fri
Mar
28
Hmong Parents’ Day 3 –- which is hosted by the Hmong Research Team of UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology -– is taking place Saturday, March 29. This is a campus event that runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and invites Hmong parents of UW-Madison students onto campus to increase their college knowledge and sense of efficacy to support their children in higher education.
Wed
Mar
26
Aaron Bird Bear, the student services coordinator with the School of Education’s Student Diversity Program, will be the featured guest during the Wednesday, April 9, Spring 2014 University Roundtable event at Union South. Bird Bear’s presentation is titled, “Free soil, the oak savannah, effigy mounds and us -- an illustrated journey from Dejope to Madison.” The registration deadline is April 2 at noon.
Tue
Mar
25
There is a new dance craze sweeping over the UW-Madison School of Education as we prepare for the 2014 Wisconsin Football Spring Game on April 12. We call it the “Literacy Shuffle” –- and all are invited to join in on the fun.
Tue
Mar
11
The U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fifth overall, behind only Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, Harvard University and Stanford University. This marks the 15th time in the past 16 years that, according to U.S. News, UW-Madison has maintained a top 10 ranking among all schools of education.
Mon
Mar
10
The son of a drill sergeant in Fort Benning, Ga., Jerlando F. L. Jackson quickly learned the value of structure and organization. But there, in a rural area of the Deep South, deeper lessons about inclusion and diversity took root. Jackson, the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, today studies the effects of diversity in the workplace and academia.
Thu
Mar
06
The School of Education's Gloria Ladson-Billings and Aaron Bird Bear will be helping to headline the Student Development Conference that’s being hosted by UW-La Crosse Friday and Saturday. This year’s conference is about “Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Future Teachers.”
Thu
Mar
06
The Wisconsin Alumni Association recently introduced its 2014 Forward under 40 honorees. These are UW–Madison graduates under the age of 40 who are making an impact on the world by living the Wisconsin Idea. And one of this year’s winners, 28-year-old Jarius King, made note of the School of Education’s Dang Chonwerawong as one of his heros.
Wed
Mar
05
chool of Education Dean Julie Underwood is one of four finalists for provost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Communications announced Wednesday. The provost is the chief academic officer of the university, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the curricular, student and faculty life on campus. In the absence of the chancellor, the provost assumes the role of chief executive.
Fri
Feb
14
Created in 2010 by the Wei LAB and implemented in 2011 by the university’s Office of Academic Services in the athletic department, the Beyond the Game program entails classes, seminars, and a practicum experience. Its primary goal is to improve graduation rates and post-graduate outcomes of student athletes. The Wei LAB is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education.
Tue
Feb
11
A free semester-long series of lectures on hip-hop education will bring the nation's top scholars, artists and leaders in the growing field of hip-hop studies to the UW-Madison campus to teach about the teaching and learning theories behind this innovative education movement. The lecture series is hosted by UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) and Pedagogical Flows.
Mon
Feb
03
The spring football game is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Camp Randall Stadium. The annual scrimmage will give fans a chance to get an early look at Head Coach Gary Andersen’s 2014 Badgers, while also providing support to the School of Education’s commitment to bolstering student literacy, which is crucial to the success of individuals both within the classroom and throughout life.
Mon
Jan
27
A campus event in December brought together about 60 faculty members from UW-Madison's Department of Surgery and the School of Education to brainstorm about joint projects. Think of it as an "e-Harmony" for research. Dr. Craig Kent, chairman of surgery, said he hopes that it is at least as successful as a 2010 “speed dating” event with engineering faculty. That one resulted in several research partnerships between surgeons and engineers.
Sat
Jan
04
Although 2014 is now upon us, UW-Madison’s School of Education invites you to take a look back at some of the special moments from the past year in a video titled, "2013: A Year in Review." We wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!
Mon
Dec
23
This newest issue of the UW-Madison School of Education's news magazine spotlights the range of ways in which those within the School are making a difference locally, around the state and across the globe.
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