School of Education News

Wed
Nov
15
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of 79 schools nationwide being awarded funds through the U.S. Department of Education’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. CCAMPIS funds assist low-income student parents with the cost of childcare and related services as a means to overcome barriers to degree completion. The total award is $682,660, and will be awarded over the next four years. This grant, administered by UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR), provides financial assistance for child care to qualifying student parents with infants.
Wed
Nov
15
School of Education Dean Diana Hess is receiving the 2017 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). This prestigious annual honor recognizes professionals who have made extensive contributions to knowledge concerning significant areas of social studies education through meritorious research. The award will be presented to Hess in San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the NCSS 97th Annual Conference, during the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Business Meeting.
Tue
Nov
14
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education and the Wisconsin Act 31 Coalition partners announce the launch of a new website offering a robust collection of cost-free classroom and educator professional development resources for exploring American Indian studies in Wisconsin. WisconsinFirstNations.org invites educators to explore Wisconsin Native cultures and communities through Pre K-12 educational videos, lesson plans and learning tools that address current academic standards and enhance understanding.
Tue
Nov
14
Developed at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, part of UW–Madison’s School of Education, the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) is a one-of-a-kind, online survey and automated feedback system that measures leadership practices across an entire school. The CALL survey was created in 2009 by School of Education faculty members Richard Halverson and Carolyn Kelley. The two co-authored a new book about their work titled, "Mapping Leadership: The Tasks That Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools."
Tue
Nov
14
UW-Madison's Daniel Corral co-authored a recent article that highlights the many contributions being made by minority serving institutions (MSIs) in higher education. The report is titled, “Minority Serving Institutions: A Data-Driven Student Landscape in the Outcomes-Based Funding Universe,” and it appears in the University of California-Berkeley’s Review of Education. Corral is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Nov
13
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings became the new president of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) during the group’s fall research retreat in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Nov. 10. “I look forward to the opportunity to lead what is the premier assemblage of education scholars in the world,” says Ladson-Billings, the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education.
Mon
Nov
13
UW-Madison's Fong Chan is the first author of a new edition of a book titled, "Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation." Chan is the Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology, as well as the chair of the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Mon
Nov
13
UW-Madison's Laura Hamman has published an article in Language and Education about the impact of translanguaging in two-way dual language immersion (DLI) contexts. Hamman is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in English as a second language and bilingual education. Hamman's dissertation explores the language and literacy practices of emergent bilinguals in two-way immersion classrooms and considers how classroom practices, policies and ideologies shape students' bilingualism.
Sat
Nov
11
The research of UW-Madison's Dane Cook examining white matter damage and pain in veterans is featured in a news story from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Cook is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and a research physiologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Changes in brain white matter show that there is something wrong in the central nervous system that may explain why the veteran is experiencing widespread pain," says Cook.
Fri
Nov
10
UW-Madison's Elizabeth Larson was featured in a WalletHub report as an expert answering questions about policy, weight and health. Larson is an associate professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Occupational Therapy program.
Fri
Nov
10
Earlier this fall, UW-Madison's Michael Apple gave the opening keynote address at the 5th Anniversary PEACEMOMO Conference on Peace Activism in Seoul, Korea, and major newspapers in Seoul published interviews with Apple. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies. He also gave the opening keynote address at the Inclusive Education Summit 2017 in Adelaide, Australia, in October.
Thu
Nov
09
UW-Madison graduates teaching high school science in Rhinelander, Wauwatosa and Monona Grove are members of the new class of Knowles Teaching Fellowships. Sean Moore, Sarah Timmler, and LJ Neumann were among 37 members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers with the ultimate goal of improving STEM education in the United States.”
Thu
Nov
09
UW-Madison's Jacqueline Forbes was recently selected for the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI). Forbes is a third year Ph.D. student with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her research explores structural barriers to college admission for low-income students and students of color. Forbes has also worked as a high school history teacher in Brooklyn, N.Y., and as a college access program administrator in Atlanta, Ga.
Thu
Nov
09
The research of UW-Madison's Julie Stamm was recently featured in a Capital Times article about how head injury concerns are affecting youth sports in Madison. Stamm is an associate lecturer with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. As research on the long-term neurological consequences of playing football comes out, youth leagues are making changes, such as new tackling strategies and protocols for handling concussions, reports the Cap Times.
Wed
Nov
08
UW-Madison's Andrea Ruppar ​is receiving the Early Career Publication Award from the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Ruppar is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. The paper was published in the journal Teacher Education and Special Education, and is part of a larger project exploring perceptions about expertise for teachers of students with significant support needs.
Wed
Nov
08
UW-Madison's Joseph Koykkar’s music was featured in a recent ballet performance in New York and was also performed during a music festival in West Virginia. Koykkar is a professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Selection's of Koykkar's music was used as the soundtrack for New York-based choreographer Julia Gleich's new ballet "Martha (The Searchers)," which took place Oct. 27-29 at the James Duffy Performance Space, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Two of Koykkar’s solo works for piano were performed during the West Fork New Music Festival in September at Fairmount University in Fairmount, West Virginia.
Tue
Nov
07
UW-Madison's Percival Matthews recently co-authored a journal article titled, "An Emoji is Worth a Thousand Variables." Matthews is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology. The article -- which appears in the journal The Mathematics Teacher and is co-authored with teacher Tony McCaffrey -- explores the potential of icon-based mathematical games, emoji math and mobile math to promote student engagement and understanding of algebra.
Tue
Nov
07
UW-Madison's Douglas Rosenberg will give a lecture titled "Hiding in Plain Site: Screendance Histories and the Expanded Imagination," on Nov. 9 at Stanford University. Rosenberg is the chair of the School of Education's Art Department. The talk will visualize a history of screendance and its theory and practice in a way that focuses on the intersections of choreography, visual arts, theater, storytelling and more.
Mon
Nov
06
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker received the 2017 Black Excellence Award in Choreography for his work, “Manifest,” from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. Walker is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Walker’s ”Manifest" is a conversation between contemporary expressions and traditional practices of African movement, practices that inform the physical relationship to space and time in the present and the imagined future.
Mon
Nov
06
UW-Madison's Diana Hess took part as a panel member in the Youth-Act conference at the University of Virginia examining current youth civic and political engagement. Hess is the dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. At the conference, Hess spoke about the fact public schools are built on the mission of preparing students to participate in a democratic society.

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