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Thu
Feb
15
Second-grade teacher Laura Treat wanted a master’s degree, but she didn’t want to take a break from inspiring her students at a Mequon, Wis., elementary school. By enrolling in ​the UW-Madison School of Education's Master of Science for Professional Educators program, she not only kept teaching, but also gained aptitude and confidence to create a school-wide reading program.
Thu
Feb
15
UW-Madison recently hosted its annual Day of Play, a community outreach initiative for elementary school students and their families. The event, which took place at UW-Madison Natatorium on Friday, Feb. 9, was organized and administered through a partnership between Rec Sports and the School of Education's Physical Education Teacher Education program. The two groups worked together to develop and facilitate engaging, age-appropriate activities for the kids. The PE students brought their excellent planning and teaching skills to an already well-established campus event by leading the games and activities.
Wed
Feb
14
Three finalists to become the School of Education’s Associate Dean for Communications, Advancement and Engagement will be delivering public presentations and take part in a question-and-answer session later this month as part of the interview process. The Associate Dean will be leading an expanded Office of Communications, Advancement and Engagement. The individual will bring together a diverse and collaborative team that will design and implement a comprehensive and integrated communications and marketing strategy focused on advancement, recruitment and research communications to raise the profile of the School and enhance impact.
Wed
Feb
14
UW-Madison's Arts Institute welcomes Sheron Wray as the spring 2018 interdisciplinary artist in residence. Wray’s residency is hosted by the School of Education's Art Department, with co-sponsoring departments of Art History, Dance, Afro-American Studies and African Cultural Studies. The faculty lead is Associate Professor Faisal Abdu’Allah of the Art Department. Wray self-titles as a “Performance Architect,” and has developed a theory and practice called Embodiology, a neo-African approach to contemporary dance improvisation.
Tue
Feb
13
The Discussion Project is a new professional development initiative created at the UW–Madison School of Education to help instructors both facilitate high-quality classroom discussions and prepare their students to participate in them. “Discussion-rich classrooms are valuable because students hear multiple perspectives and learn how to engage civilly with those holding opposing views, and that’s an important skill in a democracy,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Tue
Feb
13
Grand Challenges teams will showcase their Transform proposals submitted for funding on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Attendees to the poster fair can come speak with Grand Challenges teams about their proposals, see posters created by ​students from the School of Education's Art Department and have a complimentary lunch. The School of Education's Grand Challenges initiative aims to connect the School of Education with community partners to "identity and address critical problems in education, health and the arts."
Mon
Feb
12
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting a solo exhibition by UW-Madison's José Carlos Teixeira through May 20 in the Imprint Gallery. Teixeira is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. In the exhibit, Teixeira explores themes of the complexities of immigration, belonging and exile. Titled "José Carlos Teixeira: ON EXILE," the work is a two-part exhibition featuring video essays.
Mon
Feb
12
UW-Madison's Deborah Smrz has been selected to present her work at the Young Designers' Forum (YDF) at the 2018 United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference in March. Smrz is pursuing a master of fine arts degree in lighting with the School of Education's Department of Theatre and Drama. Smrz was selected from a large pool of graduating MFA and undergrad design students across the country by a professional panel.
Fri
Feb
09
There is a new video report explaining "Learning with Visuals," a vlog from UW-Madison's Martina Rau that is an effort to better connect her education research with people outside the realm of academia. Rau directs the Learning Representations and Technology Lab on campus, which studies how educational technologies can best support student learning with visuals. The video examining Rau’s work was produced by MERIT video producer Eric Rajala.
Thu
Feb
08
The School of Education has named Francesca Rodriquez as its new strategic program coordinator for the Dean’s Office. She begins her new position Feb. 8. In this role, Rodriquez will lead inquiry projects that are time sensitive and require collaboration both on and off campus. This work will produce recommendations for what the School might consider doing in the future in terms of solving a problem or taking advantage of, or creating, an opportunity.
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