School of Education News

Thu
Dec
06
According to an article recently published by Wisconsin State Journal, Lake View Elementary School last year recorded 1,745 calls for behavior support, 10 percent of which involved a violent act.This year, UW-Madison’s dance/movement therapist and Dance Department Senior Lecturer Rena Kornblum is helping to reverse this trend by teaching a violence prevention class called “Peaceful Families, Peaceful Schools.”
Thu
Dec
06
John Baldacchino, the director of UW-Madison’s Division of the Arts and a professor with the School of Education’s ​art education program, will be publishing his new book, “Art as Unlearning: Towards a Mannerist Pedagogy,” on Dec. 13. In this book, Baldacchino pushes past traditional art education aspects.
Wed
Dec
05
UW-Madison alumna Kristina Navarro was recently interviewed by NJ Advance Media to talk about her plans for athletic leadership programs at the University of Rutgers. Navarro, now the senior associate athletic director for leadership development and strategic priorities at Rutgers, was once in the daunting role of student-athlete herself. Before earning her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2012, Navarro was a rower and a track and field athlete who shared a common struggle among student athletes.
Wed
Dec
05
This holiday season, the School of Education’s glass program invites the public to find their inner artist. They will be hosting their annual Glass Holiday Ornament Sale and Blow Your Own Ornament event from Dec. 15-16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., alongside the glass lab and the Mad Gaffers, UW-Madison’s glassblowing club.
Tue
Dec
04
UW-Madison’s Wyl Schuth recently appeared on National Public Radio’s “1A” program to discuss creative writing and the role it plays in veterans’ return and readjustment to civilian life. Schuth, a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, is an academic advisor with the School of Education’s Office of Education Academic Services. He also is the editor of The Deadly Writers Patrol, a literary journal that focuses on war and its aftermath. He believes that writing can help veterans express their suffering and resolve it, in part.
Mon
Dec
03
The work of UW-Madison’s John Hitchcock and Tom Jones is currently being showcased ​in the “Original Warrior” exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. Hitchcock is the School of Education’s associate dean for the arts and a professor of printmaking with the School’s Art Department. Jones is a professor of photography with the Art Department.
Mon
Dec
03
The UW-Madison Trans Research Lab (TRL) was the topic of an article recently published by Our Lives magazine. Lab founder Stephanie Budge, who is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, was interviewed by Our Lives, along with some members of the lab. The TRL, which was founded in August 2014, remedies the lack of research on trans issues by exploring mental and physical health needs and care for the transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming (TNG) community.
Fri
Nov
30
PBS “NewsHour” recently produced a segment for its Tuesday, Nov. 27, program headlined, “How schools are forced to close as rural populations dwindle.” Among the many experts interviewed for this report is UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood, who tells “NewsHour” that “lots of times, when a school closes in a small community, it closes a community.” Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Fri
Nov
30
The UW-Madison Dance Department presents its annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, Dec. 8-9. Thirteen student choreographers will present a mix of solo and ensemble works. The students are: Caroline Criste, Lauren Forrest, Charli Harris, Elisa Hildner, Julianna Hom, Lauren John, Haley Johnson, Cassie Last, Lauren Lynch, Sarah Meltzer, Jessica Robling, Megan Schimke, Bailey Seymour and Alice Svetic.
Fri
Nov
30
UW-Madison’s David Bell, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory, recently wrote a guest editorial for the journal Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. His column is headlined, "Youth Sports Injuries and Sports Specialization."
Thu
Nov
29
The most recent edition of Social Education — the flagship, peer-reviewed journal of the National Council for the Social Studies — includes a special section on teaching controversial issues that was guest edited by UW-Madison’s Diana Hess. Hess is dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Not only has Hess researched and examined how controversial discussions surrounding politics and constitutional issues happen, she has also written a recent award-winning book on the subject, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics and Democratic Education,” co-authored with Paula McAvoy.
Thu
Nov
29
UW-Madison Associate Professor Rachelle Winkle-Wagner and two graduate students collaborated and published a new, path-breaking book that explores how researchers and scholars can translate their work to reach a more diverse audience in a way that promotes equality. Winkle-Wagner collaborated with Jamila Lee-Johnson and Ashley Gaskew to edit, “Critical Theory and Qualitative Data Analysis in Education.” Their work explains how critical theories can inform research processes, like data collection and interpretation, in qualitative research and analysis.
Tue
Nov
27
UW-Madison’s Rich Halverson was recently interviewed for an NPR report examining the increasing significance of personal learning. Halverson, the School of Education’s associate dean for innovation outreach and partnerships, has spent the last few years watching personal learning in action at American public schools.
Mon
Nov
26
UW-Madison assistant professor of dance Marlene Skog showed her ballet performance, “Consider it not so deeply,’ at Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space on Nov. 15, with the piece receiving excellent reviews in a recent article from the Isthmus newspaper. This contemporary ballet and performance work reflects upon female characters in Shakespeare’s work, incorporating spoken word to display his influence. This article cites Skog’s refreshing perspective for the show's great success.
Mon
Nov
26
Research by UW-Madison's Ross Benbow and Changhee Lee was recently published by the academic journal, Higher Education. Benbow is an associate researcher with the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and Lee is a doctoral student with School's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The paper is titled, "Teaching-focused social networks among college faculty: exploring conditions for the development of social capital."
Fri
Nov
23
The Long Beach Press-Telegram recently profiled the work of UW-Madison alum F. King Alexander, who for the past five years has served as both president and chancellor at Louisiana State University. Alexander previously served as the president of Long Beach State University in California amidst budget cuts to higher education programs. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1996.
Fri
Nov
23
The American Evaluation Association (AEA) recognized eight individuals and one team for their outstanding dedication to, and practice in, the evaluation field. Among the eight individuals recognized Nov. 2 was UW-Madison alumna Nicole Bowman-Farrell, who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) in 2015. Bowman-Farrell, who was the first indigenous woman to receive a Ph.D. from ELPA, now serves as a culturally responsive evaluation specialist with the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).
Wed
Nov
21
UW-Madison alumnus Anand R. Marri was named dean of the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Graduate Education and Human Development. Marri earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2003. Marri, who also is a member of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors, is the vice president and head of outreach and education at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and a professor of social studies and education (research) at Teachers College, Columbia University. He will begin his new position on Jan. 1.
Wed
Nov
21
UW-Madison’s Stephen Hilyard, a professor of digital media with the School of Education’s Art Department, recently received the Svankmajer Award for Best Animation at the Austin Arthouse Film Festival for his animation, “Morning Glory”. Screened by the Austin Film Society Cinema alongside internationally acclaimed short films, “Morning Glory” captures the essence of a single morning glory flower. This single channel video begins with a shot of the morning glory against the flower bed, and moves the viewer into the flower itself, exposing its internal structures that take on unique characteristics that create a world of its own.
Tue
Nov
20
Student athletes who attended high schools with a low availability of athletic trainers (AT) — mostly in rural and inner-city areas — are 50 percent more likely to have a sports-related concussion (SRC) that goes un-identified, un-assessed or mismanaged, according to a new study published in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Journal of Athletic Training. The lead author on the paper is UW-Madison’s Timothy McGuine, who earned his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1986 and a Ph.D. in 2005 in continuing and vocational education.

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