School of Education News

Sat
Apr
29
Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at UW-Madison and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University are excited to announce the 6th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) will be held in the globally diverse city of Toronto, Canada, Oct. 4-6. There will be a Pre-Colloquium Oct. 2-3.
Fri
Apr
28
UW-Madison's Steven Kaplan-Pistiner, an undergraduate student in jewelry and metalsmithing with the School of Education's Art Department, was selected as one of 10 recipients for The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design's (CCCD) Windgate Fellowship. This year, panelists selected 10 recipients from a national pool of 110 applicants. The applicants were reviewed on the basis of artistic merit, as well as the potential of the applicant to make significant contributions to the field of craft. Awardees receive $15,000, making it one of the largest national awards offered to art students.
Fri
Apr
28
UW-Madison's Mad Gaffers will hold its annual Mother's Day Glass Sale and "Blow Your Own Glass Terrarium" event on Sunday, May 7. For $45 per person, dedicated and skilled glass students will assist in making individual colorful, hanging glass terrariums, ideal for beautifully displaying succulents or other small plants. The "Blow Your Own Glass Terrarium" event is first-come, first-served. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. in the Glass Lab at the Art Lofts.
Thu
Apr
27
UW-Madison’s Erika Bullock was quoted in a recent report from The Atlantic headlined, “How Does Race Affect a Student's Math Education?” The report examines how a new paper explores the ways in which “whiteness” reproduces racial advantages and disadvantages. Bullock is an assistant professor of mathematics education with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Wed
Apr
26
How does UW-Madison’s School of Education consistently rank among the very best in the nation? It’s due, in large part, to the talent and dedication of the School's faculty, staff and students. On Tuesday evening the School honored some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards during a ceremony and reception in the Education Building's Wisconsin Idea Room. Congratulations to all of this year's winners -- and thanks for making the School of Education such a remarkable place.
Wed
Apr
26
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess will be delivering the keynote talk at the Healthy Classrooms Foundation’s 10th annual Public Health Symposium on Monday, May 8. Hess, who holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Approaching Political and Social Controversy in the Classroom: The Impact on Childhood Mental Health.” The symposium runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. It is free and open to the public, and includes a free dinner.
Tue
Apr
25
UW-Madison's Gail Prasad helped secure a new grant for Thoreau Elementary School to design and implement Multilingual Project Based Learning for the 2017-18 school year. The grant supporting the Multilingual Project Based Learning is worth $15,104 for the 2017-18 school year, and will support multilingual projects across all grade levels. The grant is funded by the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools in partnership with the Evjue Foundation. Prasad applied for the grant with Kathy Costello, the principal at Thoreau Elementary School, and Amanda Clarahan, a teacher.
Tue
Apr
25
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is receiving the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship from the American Educational Research Association’s Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group. Winkle-Wagner’s research focuses on how students of color survive and thrive in college. She is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Apr
24
UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology will be hosting its annual Dr. John R. Martins Clinical Workshop and related events April 27-28. This year’s workshop is presented by Dr. Terri Moyers, a renowned expert from the University of New Mexico on motivational interviewing. Moyers will present a three-hour workshop on this topic on Friday morning, April 28 at the DeLuca Forum in the Discovery Building on campus. In addition, this year’s event will also include a Festschrift to honor and recognize the outstanding career of Bruce Wampold,
Mon
Apr
24
The School of Education's Edward Hubbard recently received an Undergraduate Mentoring Award. Hubbard is an assistant professor with UW-Madison's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and is the director of the UW Educational Neuroscience Lab at the Waisman Center. The Undergraduate Mentoring Award is a campus-wide honor administered through the Office of the Provost. It is given to faculty members, academic staff and post-doctoral fellows or graduate students for mentoring undergraduates in research, scholarly and creative endeavors.
Mon
Apr
24
Eight members of the UW-Madison community recently received 2017 University Staff Recognition Awards, including the School of Education’s Kweku Brewoo. Brewoo moved from the Department of Educational Psychology earlier this year and now provides financial expertise to the School of Education’s Dean’s Office, Business Office, and External Relations Office.
Sun
Apr
23
On June 2, Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit will bring together practitioners, early childhood professionals, scholars, and community members to focus on a critical question: “How can we ensure all Wisconsin children thrive?” The event, “Elevating the Early Years through Access and Equity,” is hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-being in the School of Human Ecology, in partnership with the School of Education and several other schools and colleges at UW-Madison, UW-System Administration, and UW-Extension.
Sat
Apr
22
TJ Ruschell, who is working toward a master’s degree with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, was recently named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s All-Academic list.
Sat
Apr
22
On Wednesday, April 26, students won’t be able to walk around campus without being surrounded by service. The second-annual All-Campus Day of Service will take place this year on Wednesday, April 26. As a partnership between the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB), students will be encouraged to learn about, reflect on and engage with issues facing their community.
Fri
Apr
21
UW-Madison's Linn Posey-Maddox was quoted in a recent article from Education Week about how different levels of income affect parents' ability to participate at their children's schools. Posey-Maddox is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. In the article, she explains how even at economically diverse schools, social circles across parent groups often become segregated racially and economically.
Fri
Apr
21
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman ​recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) for a report about Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget entailing UW System campuses to be evaluated by set performance standards. Hillman told WPR that having different standards for each UW System campus would benefit both the System and the Legislature.
Thu
Apr
20
Funding for research projects that range from advancing wireless communications to developing a virtual dairy farm brain that will simulate actual farm management are among the 21 proposals recently selected for UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative awards. The awards include eight infrastructure projects and 13 research projects that cross multiple divisions on the UW-Madison campus. And two of the projects include faculty members with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology -- Andrea Mason and Brittany Travers.
Thu
Apr
20
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will be receiving a Presidential Citation at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Recipients of this honor are selected by the president of AERA, Vivian Gadsen, for distinguished service and/or significant contributions to education research. Ladson-Billings, who holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is being recognized for her exemplary contributions to education research and practice.
Thu
Apr
20
UW-Madison's Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), which is housed within the School of Education, is having a Technical Services Expo on Monday, April 24. The Technical Services Expo is an opportunity to learn about the depth and breadth of the technical services WCER provides, such as the development, database, survey and graphic support available. The Expo will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Educational Sciences building.
Wed
Apr
19
The School of Education's Dance Department will present its annual H'Doubler Student Concert "persona" on April 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2:30 and 8 p.m.

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