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Education Outreach and Partnerships
School of Education
Teacher Education Building
225 N. Mills Street - Suite 264
MadisonWI  53706-1691

Tel: 608/890-3091
Fax: 608/265-4309

Email: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu
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Now enrolling for
​Wisconsin Teacher Studio 2017-2018


The Wisconsin Teacher Studio ​is a yearlong action research course for educators implementing, making, makerspaces, and STEAM (science-technology-engineering-arts-math) learning. This course is educator-led professional development in which participants examine their own practice and experience with respect to concepts related to making, personalized and project-based learning. This course is being run simultaneously in two different locations. 

This course can be taken as drop-in professional development (free) or for 3 UW-Madison special student credits ($500).

Location 1: The BUBBLER at Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

                  Meets first Monday of each month. First meeting is October 2nd, 4:30-7:30

Location 2: Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Milwaukee, WI
                  Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St., Milwaukee, WI 
                  Meets last Wednesday of each month. First meeting is October 25th, , 4:30-7:30.
                 December 2017
meeting will take place at Brinn Labs on December 13th.
Both Locations will present their action research findings at our Teacher Research Symposium on UW Madison campus on June 15, 2018


What will we learn?

This depends on you! What do you need to learn in order to engage your students in STEAM-based learning? What standards-based projects can you share? What tools, tips, and tricks for facilitating STEAM-based learning in the classroom 

Participants benefits...

  • Time and feedback to design standards-based STEAM curricula you can implement with your learners immediately.
  • Ongoing professional and social support as you innovate with your students.
  • Networking with different types of innovative educators.
  • Familiarity with local makerspaces and programming.

Who should ​take this course?

Anyone who identifies as an educator in any capacity. This is a great chance for teaching artists, community-based educators, after-school educators, library-based educators, and traditional and non-traditional classroom-based educators at all levels to share and build knowledge related to STEAM-based teaching and learning.


Emily Schindler is a current doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction at UW Madison studying making and teacher professional development. She is a former public school teacher and literacy specialist and an MMSD parent. She is curious about how teachers learn and passionate about arts-based literacy and making.
Contact: emily.schindler@wisc.edu

Gwyneth Hughes
works in the Education Outreach and Partnerships Office at UW Madison. She has been providing action research and mathematics professional development in-person and online to Pre-K-12 teachers for the past seven years. Her background includes teaching high school math and a PhD in Geoscience.
Contact: ghughes2@wisc.edu


Drop-In Participation: Free!

Academic Credit Option: $500 for 3 UW Madison special student credits
  - Those taking credits will need to register as special students, enroll through UW Madison.
  - Generous alumni scholarship support allows us to offer course credit for a significantly reduced rate.


Not interested in credit but want to learn more?
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Emily Schindler at emily.schindler@wisc.edu.
or Gwyneth Hughes at ghughes2@wisc.edu.

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