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Fri
Sep
08
During his undergraduate years at UW–Whitewater, Kyree Brooks increasingly sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations. Now the Milwaukee native is a first-year graduate student with UW–Madison’s School of Education. He’s pursuing a master’s degree in special education. In his research, which he began as an undergraduate at UW–Whitewater as part of the McNair Scholars program, Brooks studies the impact of television viewing on children with autism.
Fri
Sep
08
An exhibition by UW-Madison's Fred Stonehouse is running through Sept. 15 at the Union Art Gallery in Milwaukee. Stonehouse is a professor with the School of Education's Art Department. Stonehouse's solo exhibit, titled "The Language of Memory," depicts characters who are trying to communicate and want to connect, through a group of paintings and works on paper. The exhibit's closing ceremony will be on Friday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. Stonehouse will give an artist talk at 7 p.m.
Thu
Sep
07
UW-Madison's Michael Velliquette has an upcoming solo exhibition that will run from Sept. 15 through Oct. 14 at the Tony Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee. Velliquette is a faculty associate with the School of Education's Art Department. The exhibit is titled "Beginner's Mind" and refers to living without preconception, embodied by the "skillfully simple posture" Velliquette uses in this work. In this project, Velliquette forms complex three-dimensional shapes by hand-cutting and assembling small, simple paper shapes.
Wed
Sep
06
The Cap Times Idea Fest is coming to campus Sept. 16-17, and among the featured speakers at this inaugural event is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. Promotional material associated with the Idea Fest refer to the event as “two days of lively discussions and engaging conversations with leaders -– more than 60 in all -– from the realms of politics, the economy, education, journalism and culture.” Ladson-Billings is delivering a presentation at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, called “Education and children of color –- a conversation with Gloria Ladson-Billings.” Her talk will be moderated by Capital Times reporter Amber Walker.
Tue
Sep
05
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and Amy Prevost are co-authors of a chapter examining contextualized math courses that appears in the summer 2017 issue of the “New Directions for Community Colleges,” a series that covers current trends in the field of community college education. The chapter from Wang and Prevost is titled, “A Researcher–Practitioner Partnership on Remedial Math Contextualization in Career and Technical Education Programs.”
Fri
Sep
01
UW-Madison alumna Ebony Flowers has received a 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award. Flowers earned both her master's degree (2012) and Ph.D. (2016) from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and is a prose writer and cartoonist. Her work focuses on the intersection of family, place and belonging. The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award is given annually to six women writers. The awards are $30,000 each, and are meant to aid women who "demonstrate excellence and promise" by offering financial support and encouragement.
Thu
Aug
31
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero recently received a grant from the Latino Center for Leadership Development (LCLD) to conduct a study titled, “Impact of Detention Proceedings and Solitary Confinement of Latinx UndocuTrans Populations.” Minero is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Minero was also selected to be the APAGS Advocacy Coordinator for the North Central region from 2017-19.
Wed
Aug
30
Scholars from across the United States and Europe will be meeting on the UW-Madison campus Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 for a conference titled, “Theory and Data in Curriculum, History and Educational Studies.” The annual event, which rotates between Stanford University, the University of Vienna and UW-Madison, is being hosted this summer by the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Wed
Aug
30
What if kindness, attention and gratitude were taught in schools just like math, history and reading? Today they can be, as UW–Madison's Center for Healthy Minds is releasing its free mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum,” a 12-week program designed for teachers to implement with their preschoolers. Focusing on a range of themes — from encouraging kids to distinguish how emotions make them feel on the inside and outside, to acts of kindness and forgiveness ­— the curriculum includes scripts, activities, parent letters and instructions for implementing each lesson.
Fri
Aug
25
In an effort to better connect her education research with people outside the realm of academia, UW-Madison’s Martina Rau recently launched a video blog, or vlog, called, “Learning with Visuals.” Rau directs the Learning Representations and Technology Lab on campus, which studies how educational technologies can best support student learning with visuals. She also is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology, and holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Computer Sciences.
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