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Fri
Apr
27
The term STEM, adopted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1998, has become increasingly familiar throughout the United States due to the thousands of programs launched to produce more science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals. But how successful are these programs? With no national systems in place to answer that question, the NSF asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to develop indicators for monitoring undergraduate STEM education. Mark Connolly, an associate research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in UW–Madison’s School of Education, was among the 15 academics who served on the committee tasked with creating the indicators.
Fri
Apr
27
UW-Madison's Collette Stewart and Liz Sexe will present the shared concert, "Crossing Between," on Saturday, April 28, at The Crossing. Stewart and Sexe are lecturers with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Thu
Apr
26
UW-Madison's Lynda Barry is one of the top five finalists for the 2017 National Cartoonists Society (NCS) Reuben Award for "Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year." Barry is an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education's Art Department. She holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Ballots were sent out to voting NCS members, and the Reuben Award will be presented to the winner at the 72nd Annual Reuben Awards dinner on May 26 in Philadelphia.
Thu
Apr
26
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Ken Zeichner is receiving an honorary degree from Syracuse University. Zeichner was a faculty member in the School of Education for 33 years and served as an associate dean for nine years. A news release from Syracuse University detailed Zeichner's accomplishments, research and his standing as a mentor, teacher, influential scholar and a strong advocate for K-12 public education while still offering insightful critique for improvement. Zeichner today is the Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University Washington in Seattle.
Wed
Apr
25
UW-Madison's Melinda Leko was awarded the editorship of the Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE) journal. Leko is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Cynthia Griffin from the University of Florida was also awarded the editorship. Leko and Griffin's term begins in 2019.
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.
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