School of Education News

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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.
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.

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