School of Education News

Wed
Dec
28
Eight teachers from Wisconsin public schools recently became National Board Certified, including UW-Madison alumna Lindsay Norrish. She received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the School of Education in 2009 and today works for the Madison Metropolitan School District. National board certification is considered the gold standard in teacher certification.
Tue
Dec
27
UW-Madison alumna Suzanne Rosenblith was recently named associate dean for Clemson University's College of Education undergraduate programs. Rosenblith earned her Ph.D. in educational policy studies, with an emphasis in philosophy of education. from UW-Madison. According to a Clemson news release, Rosenblith was previously the chair of the college’s department of teaching and learning, and has served as a faculty member at Clemson University since 2002.
Mon
Dec
26
The online news magazine Madison365 recently released its list of 2016’s “Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin.” And among those being recognized this year is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education who was recently elected president of the National Academy of Education. Madison365 also named Percy Brown, a senior outreach specialist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, to this year’s list.
Fri
Dec
23
Eight students with UW-Madison’s master of science in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT) Program had their “Critically Appraised Paper” accepted for online publication in the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Evidence Exchange. The faculty advisor for each of these papers was Karla Ausderau, an assistant professor of occupational therapy with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The Evidence Exchange is a grass roots member effort to engage practitioners, educators, students and researchers in both the "Critically Appraised Paper" submission and review process.
Thu
Dec
22
The cover story of the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, Dec. 18, featured a report about Tony Granato and how the first-year Badgers men’s hockey coach is wrapping up his bachelor’s degree at UW-Madison during the 2016-17 academic year. The article is headlined: “Tony Granato finds inspiration as a student in UW coaching class." And the class serving as this inspiration is led by Peter Miller, a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Dec
22
"Where would I be without the University of Wisconsin?" UW-Madison alumnus and NFL star Russell Wilson asks this question in a new TV spot. Wilson, noted not just for athletics but also his service work, gives a succinct answer designed to show the impact the university has on its students. In 2011, Wilson attended UW-Madison as a graduate student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis before leaving school to join the NFL.
Wed
Dec
21
UW-Madison Professor Thomas Popkewitz and a cohort of 11 graduate students from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction traveled to Europe recently to take part in a joint research seminar with graduate students at Malmö University in Sweden. The seminar, which ran Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, was called “Disrupting Good Intentions of Social Inclusion.” Says Popkewitz: “Such exchanges help one to think beyond provincial borders and the theoretical nationalism that often accompanies research.”
Wed
Dec
21
The Capital Times recently featured the work of UW-Madison's Laurie Beth Clark in an article called, "Inspiration, creativity and justice mingle at MMoCA's Art + Food event." The project provided people with onions to chop, potatoes to mash, and 1,000 baked and hand-decorated sugar cookies; a collaboration between the worlds of food and art. In a similar collaboration, Clark organized a one-day artists' pop-up event in which people could throw 150 pounds of tomatoes at the wall to express rage.
Tue
Dec
20
The Center for American Progress on Monday released a new report titled, “Sharing the Risk: A Plan for Colleges to Participate in the Costs of Student Loan Failure.” In addition, the center commissioned seven other individuals to construct their own proposals for a federal student loan risk-sharing system. And among those additional proposals is one authored by UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman.
Tue
Dec
20
UW-Madison's David Williamson Shaffer was featured on a recent Medea Vox podcast called, "The Future of Learning." In the episode, Shaffer discusses games, project-based learning and data analytics with Aalborg University Professor Morten Misfeldt and Malmö University Assistant Professor Daniel Spikol. Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Science with the No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.
Mon
Dec
19
UW-Madison's Arts Institute provides research support to faculty, staff and students in the arts. Each spring, the Arts Institute recognizes achievements and professional service, along with supporting future creative endeavors and research. The Arts Institute recently announced its 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts, and six ​people from across the School of Education were among those being recognized: Lindsay Lewis from the Dance Department, and T.L Solien, Lisa Grainick, Aristotle Georgiades, Allison Roberts and John Hallet from the Art Department.
Sun
Dec
18
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Breakfast Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, hung out with family and friends, and mingled with faculty and staff. Photo galleries of the big day are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
Fri
Dec
16
Alumna Lou Ella Burmeister, a highly regarded professor emeritus of education at the University of Texas at El Paso, recently made a major commitment to UW-Madison’s School of Education in the form of a significant planned gift. This remarkable donation will create four new endowment funds backing initiatives that are both important to the School of Education and that support projects near and dear to Burmeister.
Thu
Dec
15
UW-Madison alumnus and Professor Emeritus Richard J. Smith is the author of a new book, "Once Upon A Christmas.” Smith spent nearly three decades working with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, retiring in 1990. He also is an alumnus of the School of Education, having earned a master's in education speech in 1962 and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1967. Smith’s book tells 11 stories drawn from his life; from his childhood in a small town in Wisconsin, to his career working as an educator, to his retirement.
Wed
Dec
14
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Fall 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. This issue's cover story focuses on Literacy by the Lakes, a project that connects literacy faculty and graduate students from the School of Education with school districts across Wisconsin.
Wed
Dec
14
UW-Madison’s David Bell will receive the 2017 New Investigator Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation. The New Investigator Award, according to the foundation’s website, “recognizes a researcher who is likely to continue to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in athletic training and health care.” Bell is an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL).
Tue
Dec
13
The UW-Madison Arts Institute and University Housing have announced the appointment of Faisal Abdu’Allah as the new faculty director of The Studio: Creative Arts & Design Community in Sellery Residence Hall. Abdu’Allah replaces John Hitchcock, who was named associate dean for the arts in the School of Education earlier this fall. Both professors are faculty in the Art Department. Abdu’Allah is an internationally acclaimed artist who creates iconographic imagery of power, race, masculinity, violence and faith to challenge the values and ideologies attached to those images.
Tue
Dec
13
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple on Dec. 6 received an honorary degree from the University of Ljubljana in a ceremony on the campus of the oldest and largest university in Slovenia. Says Apple: "For me, the honorary doctorate from the University of Ljubljana is quite a special award. A number of my books became ‘movement books’ when Slovenia emerged from the break-up of Yugoslavia and I have been involved for years in the development of a tradition of critically democratic educational research, theory and practice there."
Tue
Dec
13
Rosemary Russ, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was named the new Faculty Co-Director of the Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence program at UW-Madison. Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) aims to improve undergraduate education at UW-Madison by supporting early-career faculty to become fast, effective, and efficient starters in teaching.
Mon
Dec
12
UW-Madison's Claudia Persico co-authored a study used by the New York Times in a recent report about the relationship between spending and education quality. Persico is an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The researchers "examined outcomes for about 15,000 people, born between 1955 and 1985, and found that for poor children, a 10 percent increase in per-pupil spending each year of elementary and secondary school was associated with wages that were nearly 10 percent higher, a drop in the incidence of adult poverty and roughly six additional months of schooling."

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