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Amy Noelle Parks, a candidate for the Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, will be delivering a presentation titled "Centering Young Children's Perspectives in Classroom Research." The candidate talk will be on Monday, Oct. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in room 259 of the Educational Sciences building.
Of 14 applications to the inaugural Grand Challenges Engage initiative, eight finalists are receiving a combined total of $200,000 to carry out the Wisconsin Idea on behalf of the UW-Madison School of Education over the next two years. The Grand Challenges initiative inspires and facilitates interactions among School of Education faculty, staff and community partners. The goal is to build interdisciplinary teams to identify and design innovative solutions for critical social and scholarly problems across Wisconsin and around the world.
An article from the Badger Herald recently featured "The Discussion Project," which was developed by Paula McAvoy in collaboration with Diana Hess. The Discussion Project is a campus program that will train faculty on how to create productive discussion with students on serious topics in a more inclusive classroom. “If students simply sit shoulder-to-shoulder in lecture halls taking notes, students miss the opportunity to learn about the experiences of others,” McAvoy told the Badger Herald.
UW-Madison’s School of Education is welcoming five new faculty members to campus as the 2017-18 academic year approaches. Those across the School are invited to meet the new faculty members -- and catch up with old friends -- on Thursday, Aug. 31 when the School of Education hosts its annual Welcome Back Bash. Stop by after lunch to enjoy some Babcock ice cream, with the event running from 12:30 to 2 p.m. outside on the Education Building’s North Plaza. If it rains, the welcome event will be moved inside to the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons. A brief program, including remarks from Dean Diana Hess, begins at 1:30 p.m. Concurrently from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the School of Education’s Grand Challenges initiative will be holding a poster fair.
This Summer 2017 edition of Learning Connections, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. The cover story takes a look at the remarkable career of Michael Apple, who spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus as a leading eduction scholar and activist.
UW-Madison is hosting the 36th annual Wisconsin Literacy Research Symposium June 22-23 at the Lowell Center. This annual event, formerly know as the Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium, is one of the strongest regional forums for nationally recognized researchers to share their cutting-edge work in the field of literacy education. In line with the Wisconsin Idea, the symposium is designed to benefit literacy educators from across the state. This year's theme is "The New Literary Studies 21 Years Later: Education as the Design of Social Futures." Two of the event's keynote speakers are from the School of Education: Dean Diana Hess and Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings.
Educators from around the state will be on the UW-Madison campus Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon to take part in an annual teacher research symposium at the Discovery Building's DeLuca Forum. The event is free and open to the public, and provides the approximately 70 teacher-researchers involved with projects this year an opportunity to share their findings and connect with other passionate educators involved in research from across Wisconsin.
At least 21 UW-Madison graduates, students, faculty or staff are members of Mad Rollin' Dolls (MRD), including the School of Education's Jenni Hart. MRD is Madison's flat-track roller derby league. Hart is the office manager for the Education Outreach and Partnerships office within the School of Education. Hart's position within MRD as head coach of the Dairyland Dolls was featured in a recent On Wisconsin magazine story about how MRD is helping expand and redefine what it means to be a woman athlete.
The "Bucky's Classroom" program is administered through Campus and Visitor Relations, in partnership with the School of Education. Matthew Freid, an outreach specialist with the School's Education Outreach and Partnerships Office, designed the monthly college and career exploration activities with input from colleagues.
The School of Education’s Beth Giles was recently elected to a three-year term on UW-Madison’s Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC). Giles is the School’s director of Education Outreach and Partnerships. The primary function of ASEC is to act as the day-to-day administrative executive committee for the Academic Staff Assembly and for the academic staff at large. More than 900 ballots were cast in this year’s ASEC election, which was held last month.
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