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Wed
Oct
04
UW-Madison faculty and teaching staff are encouraged to apply to become a member of The Discussion Project's spring 2018 cohort by Oct. 20. The Discussion Project is a professional development program meant to improve facilitation strategies, increase student engagement and promote inclusive classroom climates.
Tue
Oct
03
In its first report, the Madison Education Partnership takes a close look at the first six years of 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) offered by Madison’s public schools. The researchers find more than two-thirds of the district’s kindergarten students start in 4K, and that 4K classes are more diverse.
Mon
Oct
02
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman and Valerie Crespin-Trujillo recently co-authored a paper in the American Educational Research Journal titled "Evaluating the Impact of Performance Funding in Ohio and Tennessee." The paper explores how Tennessee and Ohio have responded to using performance-based funding models that tie appropriations directly to educational outcomes. The research states that the only significant positive effects were that Tennessee community colleges produced more certificates.
Mon
Oct
02
UW-Madison's Jill Barnes was invited to participate in the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Annual Fall Lecture. Barnes is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and heads the Barnes Lab within the Bruno Balke Biodynamics Laboratory. Barnes will give a talk titled, "The Role of Exercise in Healthy Aging." The event will focus on Alzheimer's prevention, the science behind the disease, as well as evidence-based strategies for delaying and preventing onset of the disease.
Fri
Sep
29
The class of 2030 has just started kindergarten. As four million youngsters across the country begin the first step of education, a new study provides a first-time look at inequalities in school readiness among Wisconsin’s kindergarten students. Researchers from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of UW–Madison’s School of Education, compared the literacy skills of Wisconsin’s kindergarten students and found them “far from equally prepared to learn.” “These findings are consistent with national research,” states Eric Grodsky, the WCER researcher and UW–Madison professor of sociology and educational policy studies who led the study.
Thu
Sep
28
UW-Madison is joining the other Big Ten institutions in a new competition to promote civic engagement: the Big Ten Voting Challenge. The Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education, will lead UW–Madison’s participation in the Big Ten Voting Challenge. Members of the campus community are invited to reach out to vote@morgridge.wisc.edu to learn more and get involved.
Wed
Sep
27
Amy Claessens, a candidate for the Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Mathematics in early childhood: A look inside kindergarten classrooms.” The candidate talk will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 259 of the Educational Sciences building.
Wed
Sep
27
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.
Wed
Sep
27
Can playing video games teach students how to be better stewards of the environment? Read how “Econauts,” an interactive video game developed at UW‒Madison and part of Gear Learning’s game portfolio, is inspiring students and teachers to care more about the world we live in.
Tue
Sep
26
School of Education Dean Diana Hess took part in a national summit on Sept. 21 titled, “Democracy at a Crossroads: Our Nation’s Future Needs Innovative Civic Learning Now!” The event took place in Washington, D.C., and was designed to raise awareness about civic learning issues and showcase promising solutions to make the case that resources are needed to expand proven practices. Hess took part in a panel discussion moderated by Judy Woodruff, anchor of the “PBS NewsHour,” that was titled, “State of Our Democracy: What’s at Stake.”
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