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Wed
Jul
26
A new video game developed by UW-Madison's Gear Learning called "At Play in the Cosmos" is up for a national award that honors educational games. Gear Learning is housed within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Although the alpha version of "At Play in the Cosmos" has yet to launch, the game is already starting to receive a lot of attention, including a nomination for "best learning game" of the year from the group Games for Change. In the game, players use astronomy principles to explore and learn about the universe by piloting ships, collecting data on stars and supernovae, looking for resources and avoiding attacks.
Tue
Jul
25
UW-Madison alumna Carrie Coon received an Emmy nomination for her role in "Fargo." Coon received a master of fine arts in acting from UW-Madison's Department of Theatre and Drama in 2006. The department today is housed within the School of Education. Coon has also starred in, among other productions, the film "Gone Girl," the TV series "The Leftovers" and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Mon
Jul
24
At the inaugural "Teacher Speakout!," rural education issues were front and center. Find out what happened when nine teachers from seven rural schools in Wisconsin came together with education researchers, graduate students, state legislators and policymakers.
Fri
Jul
21
UW-Madison alumna Angelina E. Castagno recently founded a business titled Just Perspective, LLC. Castagno earned a Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2006. Another Educational Policy Studies alumna, Sarah Robert, is also affiliated with the company. Just Perspective, LLC offers customized diversity education, equity consulting, and program evaluations to K-12 schools, postsecondary programs and education-related nonprofits.
Thu
Jul
20
UW-Madison's Alex Allweiss has been awarded the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. Allweiss is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education's departments of Educational Policy Studies, and Curriculum and Instruction. Allweiss' dissertation explores the ways current policies and processes such as militarization, privatization and migration influence the lives and educational trajectories of indigenous Chuj Maya youth.
Wed
Jul
19
Field Day, a digital-media learning and research lab, provides fellowships for K-12 teachers to learn computer game design. Fellows create games to complement their curriculum and engage students in learning. The Field Day Lab is a digital media learning laboratory at UW–Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research. WCER is housed within the School of Education.
Tue
Jul
18
An exhibit from Nancy Rich, an alumna of UW-Madison’s School of Education, is currently on display at the Memorial Union’s Class of 1925 Gallery. Rich’s exhibit is titled, "Afloat,” and it runs through July 28. Rich received her teaching certification in French through the School of Education in 1975. She also earned her master’s degree in counseling from the School of Education in 1977.
Mon
Jul
17
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.
Thu
Jul
13
The UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s (ICTR) AHEAD Pilot Program recently awarded four new grants in response to the 2017 request for proposals. And among those receiving an award in this most recent round of funding is the School of Education’s Stephanie Budge, an assistant professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology. Budge’s research project is titled, “Psychotherapy Minority Stress Interventions for Transgender Patients: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.”
Wed
Jul
12
The UW–Madison School of Education is welcoming Meg Cummings as its new director of development for the arts. The director of development for the arts is a new position within the School of Education, which is home to several highly regarded arts units, including the Art Department, Dance Department, Department of Theatre and Drama, and the Tandem Press.
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