School of Education News

Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Chris Walker will perform two of his solo mas works, which were recently performed on campus in his concert “Unmasked,” October 19-20, in the upcoming Moving Inspirations Dance Festival, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 2-4. Walker is a faculty member with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal delivered a keynote speech at the 10th Foro de Lenguas in Montevideo, Uruguay, organized by the National Administration of Public Education (ANEP). Bal is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. The meeting took place on Oct. 13-14, and Bal's trip was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Bal additionally gave a workshop to teachers, researchers and policymakers at the Foro and at a high school, presenting the Learning Lab methodology Bal has developed at UW-Madison.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Liz Sexe will take part in "Luminary (Expanded)," an event in San Francisco that brings together local and international artists for an "unforgettable visual, auditory, and tactile experience." Sexe is a lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Sexe's work is an improvisational score with visual design by Osman Koc, a creative technologist and artist who uses technology as a medium for expression, and improvised music/sound by Timothy Russell and dancers Arletta Anderson, Gerald Castel, Vincent Chavez and Kara Davis. "Luminary (Expanded)" will be on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Midway in San Francisco.
Thu
Nov
02
UW-Madison's Li Chiao-Ping's recent solo performance of her work "in medias res" in the "Dancing on the Ceiling" concert was reviewed in the Shepherd Express. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. The Shepherd Express review headline declares the show "a fabulous protest by women of stature." "With amazing strength and flexibility, Li took us from astonishment to astonishment against her recorded voice reciting an encyclopedic list of words and imperatives starting with 'be,'" writes John Schneider, the reviewer.
Wed
Nov
01
School of Education faculty members Lynda Barry, Erica Halverson and Kristen Pickett will be participating in the upcoming Wisconsin Science Festival Nov. 2-5. Barry, an associate professor with the Art Department, holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Halverson is professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Pickett is an assistant professor of occupational therapy with the Department of Kinesiology.
Wed
Nov
01
Eagle’s Wing Child Care, from UW-Madison's Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR), has earned National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). Eagle's Wing Child Care provides a variety of child-care programs Monday through Friday, year-round, for families from University Apartments, UW-Madison and the surrounding community. OCCFR promotes the academic and professional goals of the UW-Madison community through the administration of early education and family support programs, and is administratively housed within the School of Education.
Wed
Nov
01
UW-Madison's talented master of fine arts students will open their studios to the public on Saturday, Nov. 4. Artists will be available at the event to meet and discuss their work. The event is free and open to the public, and runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at both the Art Lofts Studios and on the sixth and seventh floors of the Humanities Building.
Tue
Oct
31
UW-Madison’s Erika Bullock is receiving the Taylor & Francis Best Paper award for her recently published report, “Only STEM can Save Us? Examining Race, Place and STEM Education as Property.” Each year, the American Educational Studies Association’s Taylor & Francis Best Paper Committee reviews all of the manuscripts published in the journal Educational Studies for the year. The committee then selects one as the paper of the year.
Tue
Oct
31
Jin-Wen Yu Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department present “Page 20,” a contemporary, cross-cultural, multi-media dance concert from Nov. 16-18. “Page 20” features the award-winning choreography of Yu, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor who is celebrating 20 years with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Yu has created, performed, directed, and produced more than 100 works for the stage in the Americas and Asia, including 45 commissioned works for professionals and institutes.
Mon
Oct
30
UW-Madison's Stephen Hilyard recently screened his three channel experimental movie titled “Катюша (Katyusha)” at The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image (AFFMI) in New York City and was awarded several ​honors. Hilyard is a professor of digital arts with the School of Education’s Art Department. The festival was a four-day event that included 31 other films from 11 countries. “Катюша (Katyusha)” was awarded the Juror’s Award for the best film in the festival by the 15-person AFFMI jury, as well Best Director, Best Experimental Short, Best Editing and Best Sound Design.
Mon
Oct
30
The UW-Madison School of Education's Office of American Indian Curriculum Services (AICS) has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation to establish new educational Native American heritage sites across Madison, a place the Ho-Chunk have lived for time immemorial. This initiative will place educational, interpretive signage and displays that highlight the First Nations history and culture of Dejope (day-JOPE), the four-lakes region that is now Madison. The project will be a collaboration between the AICS consultant, the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Madison Metropolitan School District staff, a Madison-area effigy mound specialist, and a Wisconsin Historical Society education consultant.
Fri
Oct
27
In Gym 6 of the UW-Madison Natatorium, limitations are considered temporary. Hope is fostered by building strength. Gym 6, stocked with squadrons of modified exercise equipment, is headquarters for the Adaptive Physical Activity Program. Housed in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Education, each semester the program led by Tim Gattenby serves 100 clients. It also teaches and inspires nearly 300 students and student volunteers.
Fri
Oct
27
The School of Education is hosting a series of global education listening sessions for faculty and staff. The Dean's Office in the School is conducting a situation analysis to better understand what is happening around global education in the School and to gather ideas from faculty, staff, and graduate students as to what they would like to see happen in the future.
Thu
Oct
26
UW-Madison's Erica Turner recently published an article with the ​online Journal of Education Policy about the marketing practices of school districts that emphasize the "racial diversity" of their students and schools while attracting new families. "Public schools serve students across ethnic, racial, linguistic, gender, and class lines, but this study asks scholars and practitioners to consider more deeply what it means to value diversity and what relationship diversity has with equity in education, particularly in increasingly marketized educational environments," says Turner, an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Wed
Oct
25
UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson will be presented the Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University on Friday, Oct. 27. As the highest alumni distinction given by Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences, the Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni for meritorious service and/or distinguished achievements in areas such as business and industry, education, family and consumer sciences and health. Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Oct
23
Ted and Mary Kellner are adding to their legacy at UW-Madison, and they are doing so in a big way. The Milwaukee-area couple, whose generosity to their alma mater spans the campus, will make a $25 million commitment to the UW as part of the university's current $3.2 billion All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign. Mary Kellner is an alumna of the School of Education, having earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from UW-Madison in 1968.
Mon
Oct
23
If you're interested in studying comparative education in China next summer, apply for a four-week study abroad program led by School of Education Professor Maggie Hawkins. UW Comparative Education in Xian, China gives students many opportunities to learn about Chinese education, meet and get to know Chinese students, and explore the cities of Xian and Beijing. In addition, students will be able to collaborate with Chinese peers and visit schools in order to observe and learn about schooling and teaching.
Fri
Oct
20
The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity recently put the spotlight on the UW-Madison student organization, Diverse-OT. "The Diverse-OT group at UW-Madison is an excellent example of the power that OT/A students (or educators, and clinicians!) have to make a difference not only in the lives of OT practitioners, but in their communities as well," writes Lauren Jones,the COTAD article author. The Occupational Therapy program is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
Thu
Oct
19
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about St. Louis teachers who promote social justice in their classrooms. “Where do you see people talking across their differences? You don’t see that in the American public,” McAvoy told the Post-Dispatch. “Schools are a really great place where we might actually be able to teach young people that there’s a value in hearing other people disagree with you." McAvoy is the director of The Discussion Project, and the program director for the Center for Ethics and Education, which is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education.
Wed
Oct
18
The School of Education's Career Center and MERIT present a new collaborative podcast for students and alumni called "CareerCast," which explores different aspects of the job search. "CareerCast" is a series of podcast episodes that take listeners through the different phases of the job search -- from finding job leads and preparing an elevator pitch to evaluating offers and accepting a position.

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