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Aug
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UW-Madison's Li-Ching Ho recently authored a commentary for Channel NewsAsia headlined, “How should Singapore teachers manage issues of race in the classroom?” Li-Ching, a faculty member with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, explores whether students should be encouraged to discuss controversial issues related to race in the classroom -- and what’s stopping teachers from doing so.
Mon
Jul
31
A team of researchers from UW-Madison authored a new study that adds to the evidence that specializing in one sport may increase the risk of a range of injuries for high school athletes. The study is titled, “A Prospective Study on the Effect of Sport Specialization on Lower Extremity Injury Rates in High School Athletes,” and it appears in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Timothy McGuine, who earned his master’s degree from the Department of Kinesiology in 1986 and today is a senior scientist and the research coordinator for the UW Health Sports Medicine Center, is the lead author on a paper. Co-authors include: Eric Post and Stephanie Trigsted, Ph.D. students with the Department of Kinesiology; and David Bell, an assistant professor with the department.
Fri
Jul
28
UW-Madison's James Pederson was chosen as a Juror's Selection Winner of the 2016 New American Painting Master of Fine Arts Annual Competition. Pederson is a master of fine arts candidate with the School of Education's Art Department. This year, the New American Painting MFA Annual Competition received more than 800 applicants from 112 different master's of fine arts programs.
Thu
Jul
27
During the Art Department's one-week "Summer Studio: Introduction to College Art" course for high school artists, students experimented with woodcut relief and flameworking, with instruction provided by master of fine arts students Teddy Benson and Heather Sutherland. The high school artists took museum field trips, campus tours, made studio visits with art faculty, interviewed a glass scientist in the Chemistry Department, learned basic exhibition skills, installed their work in Gallery 7 and hosted an Open House for parents, friends, and faculty. The Art Department is housed within UW-Madison’s School of Education.
Wed
Jul
26
A new video game developed by UW-Madison's Gear Learning called "At Play in the Cosmos" is up for a national award that honors educational games. Gear Learning is housed within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Although the alpha version of "At Play in the Cosmos" has yet to launch, the game is already starting to receive a lot of attention, including a nomination for "best learning game" of the year from the group Games for Change. In the game, players use astronomy principles to explore and learn about the universe by piloting ships, collecting data on stars and supernovae, looking for resources and avoiding attacks.
Tue
Jul
25
UW-Madison alumna Carrie Coon received an Emmy nomination for her role in "Fargo." Coon received a master of fine arts in acting from UW-Madison's Department of Theatre and Drama in 2006. The department today is housed within the School of Education. Coon has also starred in, among other productions, the film "Gone Girl," the TV series "The Leftovers" and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Mon
Jul
24
At the inaugural "Teacher Speakout!," rural education issues were front and center. Find out what happened when nine teachers from seven rural schools in Wisconsin came together with education researchers, graduate students, state legislators and policymakers.
Fri
Jul
21
UW-Madison alumna Angelina E. Castagno recently founded a business titled Just Perspective, LLC. Castagno earned a Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2006. Another Educational Policy Studies alumna, Sarah Robert, is also affiliated with the company. Just Perspective, LLC offers customized diversity education, equity consulting, and program evaluations to K-12 schools, postsecondary programs and education-related nonprofits.
Thu
Jul
20
UW-Madison's Alex Allweiss has been awarded the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. Allweiss is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education's departments of Educational Policy Studies, and Curriculum and Instruction. Allweiss' dissertation explores the ways current policies and processes such as militarization, privatization and migration influence the lives and educational trajectories of indigenous Chuj Maya youth.
Wed
Jul
19
Field Day, a digital-media learning and research lab, provides fellowships for K-12 teachers to learn computer game design. Fellows create games to complement their curriculum and engage students in learning. The Field Day Lab is a digital media learning laboratory at UW–Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research. WCER is housed within the School of Education.
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