School of Education News

Wed
Mar
14
The UW-Madison Dance Department will host the 2018 North-Central Regional American College Dance Association (ACDA) Conference from March 21-25. The ACDA Conference will bring 500 students and faculty from across the nation and is a celebration of dance in higher education, with a wide variety of master classes, scholarly research presentations and concerts. The conference provides the opportunity for students and faculty to receive open and constructive feedback about their work from a panel of dance professionals.
Wed
Mar
14
UW-Madison's Eric Post is receiving the 2018 Sports Health T. David Sisk Award for Best Original Research Paper. Post is a Ph.D. student with the Department of Kinesiology and a research assistant with the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Lab, which is led by Assistant Professor David Bell. This award is given to the most outstanding original research paper published in the journal Sports Health in 2017. Post's paper is titled "Association of Competition Volume, Club Sports, and Sports Specialization With Sex and Lower Extremity Injury History in High School Athletes.”
Tue
Mar
13
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora was quoted by The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article about the value of a liberal arts degree. The article explores different narratives liberal arts degrees have taken on over the years, as well as the workplace skills employers are looking for. "Problem solving in a thermodynamics course is different than learning how to problem-solve in a sociology course about interracial dialogue," Hora told The Chronicle
Tue
Mar
13
UW-Madison's Faisal Abdu’Allah will take part in "The UW Now: Ideas That Are Changing Our World," an alumni event in Atlanta on March 19. Abdu'Allah is a professor of printmaking with the School of Education's Art Department. Professors Page Moreau and Jeanette Roberts will also be presenting, with Chancellor Rebecca Blank making opening remarks, and a discussion moderated by Vice Provost Patrick Sims.
Mon
Mar
12
A paper co-authored by UW-Madison's Allen Phelps and Eric Camburn in the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research examines the role pre-college engineering courses play in a student's choice of a STEM college major. Through their research, the paper found that students who earned three credits through high school engineering and engineering technology courses were 1.6 times more likely to enroll in STEM majors. This finding persisted "even after controlling for students’ social backgrounds, academic preparation and attitudes during high school, college choice considerations, and early postsecondary education experiences."
Mon
Mar
12
UW-Madison's Richard Smith is publishing his latest book, "Musings of an Old Man: Some Prose and Poetry to Ponder." Smith is a professor emeritus with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. “My musings range from the idiosyncrasies of the English language, to thoughts on growing old, to sentimental poetry, to observations of nature,” said Smith. “Some are serious, some are humorous and some are sad. Those emotions are all part of life, at least as I have lived it.”
Fri
Mar
09
It’s not easy to narrow down the number of Badger alumni making a significant mark in the world, but the Wisconsin Alumni Association has selected eight for the 2018 Forward under 40 Award — all of them under the age of 40 and “outstanding examples of living the Wisconsin Idea — the idea that this public university exists to serve the public good." One of those being honored is Raul Leon, an alumnus of the School of Education. Leon, who received his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis in 2010, studies student success, the role of chief diversity officers, and the impact of international and study-abroad experiences. He infuses this expertise throughout his work as a researcher, teacher, mentor, and world traveler.
Fri
Mar
09
Multifaceted media practitioner Fleeta Chew Siegel is visiting UW-Madison to present "Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Art of Improvisation: From Planned Opportunities to Continual Uncertainty." Siegel will present twice; once at the Art Department Visiting Artist Colloquium on Wednesday, March 14 at 5 p.m. in L160 Elvehjem, and again at the Dance Department Friday Forum on Friday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall.
Thu
Mar
08
WISCAPE is pleased to announce its inaugural Summit, focused on the opportunity and challenge of educating a diverse Wisconsin.
Thu
Mar
08
UW-Madison's Michael Sullivan has been documenting the Department of Theatre and Drama's production of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," from early rehearsals through last week's opening night. Sullivan is an academic advisor in the Education Academic Services office in the School of Education, and is a Madison-based photographer. The show opened on March 2, and will run through March 18. For a complete list of remaining show times and to purchase tickets, visit the Arts on Campus Box Office.
Thu
Mar
08
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora wrote a guest column for The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing the flaws with requiring internships during college. Hora is an assistant professor of adult and higher education in the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies at UW–Madison, and is an affiliate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Hora is also a research scientist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), and the director of UW-Madison’s Center for College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), which is housed within WCER.
Wed
Mar
07
WISCAPE is thrilled to ​announce the release of its "Now in Higher Ed" podcast series.
Wed
Mar
07
UW-Madison alumna Alexandra Pavlakis has published a new article in the journal Educational Researcher titled, "Spaces, Places, and Policies: Contextualizing Student Homelessness." Pavlakis received her Ph.D. in 2015 from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The article explores the diversity of the ways students and families experience homelessness and high mobility. Pavlakis discusses the ways residential space and geographic space shape students' educational opportunities and experiences.
Wed
Mar
07
There will be a panel discussion and a gallery exhibition reception for a new exhibit, "Twice Alive: A Convergence of Art, Science and Poetry," on March 21. The panel discussion will feature Emily Arthur, Forrest Gander and Anne Pringle. At the exhibition reception Lynn Keller will introduce this interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the relations of science and art through the study of lichens and fungi.
Tue
Mar
06
Video from ​​Karen Skibba and Janet Staker-Woerner's recent presentation, Applying Adult Learning Principles for Effective Online Teaching, which was hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Tue
Mar
06
During her first few years teaching English in Taiwan, Debby Egly sensed that many kids were not having a positive experience learning a new language. She turned to UW–Madison’s Master of Science for Professional Educators (MSPE) program to create a solution: a school of her very own. “I wanted to be able to establish positive spheres of support around children to promote academic and emotional growth, as I have found this sometimes to be lacking in traditional Taiwanese school systems,” she says.
Mon
Mar
05
UW-Madison will offer the class, "Imaging Self: School of Education Pre-College Summer Arts Intensive," during the Summer Term from July 8-27. The class is open to high school juniors and seniors of all skill and experience levels, with the main requirement being an interest in art and self-expression. Imaging Self is a program that will help students learn about themselves through artistic expression and work with practicing artists and faculty. It's also an opportunity to get to know UW-Madison, as well as earn three college credits.
Fri
Mar
02
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood published another Under the Law column in Phi Delta Kappan magazine titled, "School uniforms, dress codes, and free expression: What's the balance?" Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education. She explains the difference between dress codes and uniforms, and also discusses the value of free expression and analyzes uniform policies that exist.
Fri
Mar
02
Kaleigh Pope is a Janesville, Wis., teacher who got her master’s degree online while continuing to teach. The M.S. for Professional Educators integrates courses from three School of Education departments — Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis — leading to a master of science in educational psychology. All courses emphasize practical applications for pre-K-12 teachers. “I found it great to be able to focus on my classroom during the school year and then work toward my master’s when it was convenient for me,” Pope said.
Fri
Mar
02
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was featured in an Education Dive article for his contributions during a Feb. 21 panel discussion in Washington, D.C., hosted by Third Way, which is an education advocacy organization. The event was titled, “Behind the Bumper Sticker: Risk-Sharing.” Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

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