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Tue
Apr
24
UW-Madison's Aydin Bal delivered a keynote at the 2nd International Congress on Early Childhood Intervention in Antalya, Turkey, on March 31. Bal is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Bal presented culturally responsive, school-wide behavioral intervention and support models to educators, psychologists, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, physiotherapists and researchers. He also presented his research on the implementation of Learning Labs in Wisconsin to facilitate equity-oriented partnerships between schools, communities and universities for systemic transformation.
Tue
Apr
24
UW-Madison's David Bell will be featured on a Capital Times-sponsored panel on May 8 titled "Should high schools be in the sports business?" Bell is an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL). The Department of Kinesiology is housed within the School of Education. The panel will explore questions of high school sports as a focus of community life in Wisconsin, and how that role has changed in "an era of elite club teams, brain injury concerns and education reform."
Fri
Apr
20
The School of Education hosted its ​annual Partners in Education Banquet and Recognition Program on Thursday night, April 19, with this year's celebration taking place at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The event is a special thank you to the many PK-12 school professionals who open their classrooms to provide field experiences for UW-Madison student teachers and practicum students. During the program, the School presented its annual Rockwell Awards for Cooperating Personnel and recognized its Teacher Education Alumni Award winners. School of Education Dean Diana Hess and Field Experiences Coordinator Nancy Kuehn delivered remarks and thanked the School’s many valuable partners, while music educator Chris Gleason gave the keynote presentation. In addition, the School recognized Associate Dean for Student Services Jeff Hamm for his distinguished service.
Fri
Apr
20
Jerry Apps​, a UW-Madison professor emeritus of agriculture and an alumnus of the School of Education, is publishing his autobiography, "Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times." Apps received his Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1967. In the book, Apps tells his stories from his years teaching at UW, from 1957 through 1995, including his experiences during the 1960's protests, struggles of tenure, faculty governance and trying to secure funding for research and academic programming.
Thu
Apr
19
Earlise C. Ward, an alumna of the School of Education and a leader with years of experience in both healthcare and helping the community, will become the next director of UW-Madison's Morgridge Center for Public Service. Ward, an associate professor at the School of Nursing, will begin her new role in January 2019. Ward has been with the School of Nursing since 2007. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology in 2002. Ward will replace Kathy Cramer, who stepped down as the faculty director and returned to a full-time position as a professor in the Political Science department. Lisa Chambers, associate director, is serving as interim director.
Thu
Apr
19
UW-Madison's Michael W. Apple has recently delivered several presentations during his travels to Chile and Brazil. He gave an address at the book launch to honor the publication of the Spanish edition of his book, "Can Education Change Society? " in Santiago, Chile. He also gave the Paulo Freire Memorial address at Universidad Technologica Metropolitana in Santiago. Apple then went on to give addresses on "Can Education Change Society?" and "The Politics of a National Curriculum" at universities in Porto Alegre and Itajai in Brazil.
Thu
Apr
19
UW-Madison's John Diamond is a featured grantee on the Spencer Foundation website. In a current project, Diamond is "expanding his knowledge of district-level leadership, gaining a more practical understanding of how district leaders work for equity in demographically diverse settings, and deepening his knowledge of how race and class matter for leadership in contested spaces." He continues to build collaborative relationships between UW-Madison and the Madison Schools in his role as the faculty lead of the Forward Madison Initiative and committee member of the Madison Education Partnership.
Wed
Apr
18
The Department of Kinesiology's Adapted Fitness and Personal Training program is hosting an open house on Thursday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UW Natatorium. The open house will highlight the great work being done in the Adapted Fitness and Personal Training program, and there will be keynote speakers on the top of each hour.
Wed
Apr
18
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced April 18 that three faculty members from UW-Madison were elected to the 2018 class of members, including the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. Founded in 1780, the American Academy honors leaders in science, the arts, business and American life. Other members elected this year include former president Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and actor Tom Hanks. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin and Martin Luther King, Jr. are among those previously recognized by the Academy.
Wed
Apr
18
Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky are among three groups that were chosen as finalists in the UW-Madison Arts Business Competition for their work, "Off the Wall." Doing and Puchalsky are master of fine arts candidates in the School of Education's Art Department. "Off the Wall" is a nighttime, outdoor screening series of contemporary video art from a wide range of artists at various points in their careers, to be shown in Madison in August 2018. The finalists will present their proposals on Friday, April 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The presentations are free and open to the public and will take place in the Plenary Room in Grainger Hall.
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