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‘Morning Minute’ spotlights Hess’ keynote at Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies’ 2018 Conference

April 04, 2018

WisconsinEye recently produced and released a “Morning Minute” video highlighting a keynote presentation delivered by UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess at the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies’ (WCSS) 2018 Conference.

The theme for this year’s WCSS Conference was, “The Relevance of Social Studies: Conflict, Controversy and Change.”

Hess, who holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, is uniquely qualified to speak on these timely topics as she co-authored the award-winning book, "The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education."

This book, co-authored with Paula McAvoy, explores the role of teachers in perpetuating serious, thoughtful political deliberation in schools. For their efforts, Hess and McAvoy were co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. Their book also received the 2016 American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book Award.

Wisconsin Eye recorded Hess’ entire presentation, and on April 2 released a short “Morning Minute” video capturing a few of the highlights from her March 12 keynote at the Madison Concourse Hotel.

View the Morning Minute


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