School of Education News

Fri
Feb
17
UW-Madison’s annual Undergraduate Symposium is a forum designed to showcase undergraduate students' creativity, achievement and talent across all disciplines through oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, film shorts, artist talks (new this year) and performances. The Undergraduate Symposium is open to all students enrolled during the 2016-17 academic year, including those who graduated in December. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.
Thu
Feb
16
UW-Madison's Felice Amato will be delivering two upcoming Puppet Festival workshops. In the workshops, families will be able to create a small toy theater set and puppets to tell fun family stories together, such as "Remember That Time..." or "If We Lived On Mars." The workshops will take place on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Studio, lower level, and on Sunday, April 2, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Promenade Hall, Overture Center for the Arts.
Thu
Feb
16
Did you know that images are central to conducting and communicating science? And such images are often just as artistic as they are instructive. To recognize the visual and exploratory value of scientific imagery, the 7th annual Cool Science Image Contest is currently seeking submissions. The contest offers an opportunity to show off compelling science images made by students, staff or faculty. Campus members may submit individually or as teams.
Wed
Feb
15
UW-Madison alumni Todd Anderson and Bruce Crownover are receiving national attention for their groundbreaking work capturing disappearing glaciers through art. Anderson and Crownover, along with Ian van Coller, recently finished a project called “The Last Glacier,” in which the artists worked on capturing the glaciers in Glacier National Park. The project is a collaboration of two different mediums of art: Anderson and Crownover both as printmakers; and van Coller as photographer. The resulting work is a collection of 15 specially bound books full of all original artwork.
Wed
Feb
15
The School of Education's Dawn Crim will be one of the lead presenters ​during a UW-Madison Black History Month event on Thursday, Feb. 23. The event is titled, “Sitting at the Feet of Our Elders: An Interactive Talk with Dean Dawn Crim.” Crim is the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education. She will lead a discussion about preserving joy and happiness on the UW-Madison campus. The event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Witte Residence Hall.
Tue
Feb
14
Research from UW-Madison’s Claudia Persico was recently noted in a New York Times op-ed by Thomas B. Edsall headlined, “Integration Works. But Can It Survive the Trump Era?” Persico is a multidisciplinary, economics-oriented policy scholar interested in inequality, education and early childhood health.In the study highlighted by the New York Times, Persico and co-authors found that a "10 percent increase in per-pupil spending each year for all 12 years of public school leads to 0.27 more completed years of education, 7.25 percent higher wages, and a 3.67 percentage-point reduction in the annual incidence of adult poverty; effects are much more pronounced for children from low-income families."
Tue
Feb
14
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was recently quoted in two news articles from the Wisconsin State Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Gov. Scott Walker's 2017-19 budget proposals. The Wisconsin State Journal article is headlined: "Experts see flaws in Scott Walker's plan for UW System performance funding." Hillman has studied performance-based funding extensively, and the State Journal quotes Hillman on some of the potential issues with Walker's plans. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article is headlined, "Scott Walker proposes ranking UW campuses to divide new money," and it quotes Hillman saying studies show it is better to judge each campus individually rather than pitting schools against one another in this performance-based funding model.
Mon
Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman and Peter Goff appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program last week to talk about Gov. Scott Walker’s newly released 2017-19 state budget proposal that calls for more money –- and reforms –- for education in Wisconsin. Both are faculty members with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Check out what each had to say on this important topic.
Mon
Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Haley Vlach is receiving an Early Career Research Contribution Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). This prestigious honor is given to emerging scientists in the field of child development, as evidenced through research, publications and other scholarly activity. Vlach is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and the director of the Learning, Cognition, and Development (LCD) Lab.
Mon
Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Emily Arthur, a faculty member with the School of Education’s Art Department and co-­curator of “Re-­Riding History,” will be moderating a panel discussion of three guest speakers on Friday, Feb. 17 at Edgewood College. The topic is: “Justice in Native American Today: What does social justice/equity in Native America today look like from your professional point of view?” The event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. at the Edgewood College Gallery The special guests who will be answering this question include Patty Loew, Chris Pappan and Wendy K. White Eagle.
Fri
Feb
10
Professor Jin-Wen Yu’s “Re-Place,” performed during the Madison Ballet's midwinter concert, "BARE," was said to be "by far the best of the three pieces he’s set on Madison Ballet over the last few years," according to Susan Kepecs in Cultural Oyster. Yu is chair of the Dance Department within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Fri
Feb
10
A Madison365.com article features the work of UW-Madison's Michael Dando, along with the City of Madison and several other partners, in offering a hip-hop architecture and education camp for youth during Black History Month. Dando is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Thu
Feb
09
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood takes a look at President Donald Trump’s newly named Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in her latest “Under the Law” column. Underwood begins by writing, “In this season of presidential appointments, we’ve all been watching as Congress and others have probed the backgrounds of candidates to get some idea about how these individuals will serve this country. Any presidential appointment is important, but few have the far-reaching influence of a single Supreme Court nominee.” In particular, many are no doubt wondering how his appointment might affect the outcomes of cases that bear upon K-12 education.
Wed
Feb
08
UW-Madison’s Martina Rau recently received a prestigious early CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to explore how adaptive educational technologies can improve students' learning in STEM fields. Rau will examine how physical models can be integrated with virtual models into adaptive technologies. The NSF award, for $598,399, will support Rau’s work that'll involve students and instructors at both four- and two-year colleges over the next five years.
Wed
Feb
08
UW-Madison's Peggy Choy presented "FLIGHT" Jan. 27 to ​28 at Kumble Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department and directs the Peggy Choy Dance Company. Through her new work "FLIGHT," Peggy Choy Dance brought a fresh fusion of Asian martial arts, dance and urban vernacular forms, paying homage to the continuing relevance of Attar’s 12th-century Persian poem, “Conference of the Birds.”
Tue
Feb
07
UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) is hosting a gathering of early education directors and supporters to examine the critical shortage of preschool teachers in the state. A panel of seven experts from UW-Madison, Madison College, Edgewood College, and the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association will convene at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Ziemann Suite at the Waisman Center.
Tue
Feb
07
Students with UW-Madison's occupational therapy and nursing programs are gaining valuable experience working together in interprofessional learning sessions led by the School of Education's Debbie Bebeau, the School of Nursing's Paula Jarzemksy and other faculty members. A report on this topic, headlined "Teaching Teamwork," appears in the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the School of Nursing's alumni magazine (See pages 4-6). The article is written by Jennifer Garrett.
Mon
Feb
06
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero is featured in the cover story of the most recent Capital Times newspaper. The report is headlined: “ 'We certainly are afraid': Undocumented children of immigrants hope Trump won’t erase recent gains.” When she was a child, Minero and her parents immigrated to the United States from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Today, Minero is a Ph.D. student with School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and an outspoken advocate for immigration reform.
Fri
Feb
03
The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents on Friday approved a new undergraduate degree program in education studies at UW-Madison. The Bachelor of Science in Education Studies is designed to meet the needs of a growing number of undergraduate students who are interested in becoming involved in the realm of education, but not as teachers in the classroom. “This new undergraduate degree is unique because it’s arguably the only program of its kind in the nation to give undergraduates the multidisciplinary training needed to answer questions regarding both domestic and global education policy,” says Adam Nelson, chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, which will be the academic home of the new program.
Thu
Feb
02
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2017 New Arts Venture Challenge. This competition awards money to students from any discipline to fund their entrepreneurial idea, such as an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture or other artistic project. Top prize is $2,000 and three $500 second prizes are available to the top four final proposals.

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