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UW-Madison's King presents at AMLE annual conference

October 20, 2016

UW-Madison’s Bruce King presented earlier this month at the Association for Middle Level Education’s (AMLE) annual conference in Austin, Texas, with colleagues Barb Brodhagen and James Beane. 

Bruce King
King is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and also has been a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), where he contributed to two studies focused on Authentic Intellectual Work.

The AMLE conference ran Oct. 9-12. King's session was titled “A Democratic Core for Middle Level Curriculum and Teaching: Student Voice and Authentic Intellectual Work.” It explored how to create the conditions to provide diverse middle school learners with high quality, democratic core curriculum. Participants learned how to engage student voice and use student-generated questions while creating authentic intellectual lessons.