Learning Connections


This is the online edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education. This latest issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Fall 2014 edition highlights include:

• Letter from the Dean: Julie Underwood touches on just a few ways that those within the School of Education are changing lives and making the world a better place

• News and notes: Check out highlights from across the School over the past six months

• Teachology 101 workshop -- created by future teachers, for future teachers --  examines ways to utilize technology in the classroom to bolster teaching

Fall 2014 Learning Connections Cover• Course held at UW Glass Lab (see cover photo to left) sparks imagination of area middle school girls

• News from Kinesiology: Kreg Gruben's machine to help stroke victims regain ability to walk is on fast track to commercialization via university's Discovery to Product (D2P) initiative

• News from Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: Former UW System President Kevin Reilly to teach graduate-level course in spring semester

• News from Educational Psychology: Sadhana Puntambekar expanding efforts to unlock secrets for helping middle school students better learn science

• News from Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: Studying far from home, Xueli Wang discovers kinship with two-year college students

• Philanthropy: Jim Thompson's connections with School of Education run deep

• School of Education: By the Numbers

• News from Educational Policy Studies: Bianca Baldridge helping spotlight potential of community based programs in educational circles

• News from Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education: Aydin Bal's new look at school discipline helps confront Wisconsin's opportunity gap

• News from Curriculum and Instruction: Amy Ellis lands $1.5 million grant to study generalization in mathematics

• News from Curriculum and Instruction: $3.5 million grant helping Eric Knuth scale up early algebra project

 Student news: Check out just a few examples of what our students have been up to over the past six months

• Cooperative Children's Book Center moves into new digs

• Class notes: Read about what School of Education alums have been up to, broken down by decade -– 1950s and 1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s

Keep in Touch!

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If you have any other questions about the newsletter, please contact Todd Finkelmeyer.

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