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Thu
Oct
25
The Discussion Project is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2019 cohort. This initiative is a professional development program for UW-Madison faculty and teaching staff, and is designed to help participants: Learn to create inclusive classroom climates; develop discussion strategies for both small and large groups; improve facilitation skills; contemplate discussion evaluation and assessment; consider ethical issues related to classroom discussion; and learn about ways to assess discussion.
Thu
Oct
25
The UW-Madison Art Department is hosting its annual MFA (master of fine arts) Open Studio Day on Saturday, Nov. 10. Artists will be on hand to meet and discuss their work from noon to 6 p.m. This event is being held at both the Art Lofts Studios, 111 N. Frances St., and on the sixth and seventh floors of the Humanities Building, 544 N. Park St. Open Studio Day features artist talks, workshops and art sales to find unique gifts. The event is free and open to the public.
Wed
Oct
24
Three people with ties to UW-Madison’s physical education teacher education program are co-presenting a session on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Convention. The presentation is titled, “Building Relationships to Teach All Students,” and it is being delivered by Dan Timm, Chandra Anderson and Jessica Landergott.
Tue
Oct
23
The Center for Research on Early Childhood Education, also known by the acronym CRECE (Spanish for “it grows” and pronounced “cray-say”), is launching at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) within the School of Education. CRECE will support cross-disciplinary research, critical policy analyses, high-impact teacher education, professional development for current and next-generation early childhood education researchers, and outreach to the early childhood community.
Mon
Oct
22
After collaborating with educators and students from across the state, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education has released a new online video game, “Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case,” that encourages students to experience history as they discover it for themselves. The game is set in and around the Wisconsin State Capitol, and assists educators in teaching history while engaging students as “history detectives” to immerse them in the action. The game, which is free, was produced by WPT Education and Field Day Lab, an educational game developer within UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), along with a cohort of teachers and students from around the state.
Fri
Oct
19
Seven students from across UW-Madison — including two from the School of Education — have been selected as recipients of the highly competitive Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Awards. Diana Famakinwa, who is being advised by Lesley Bartlett, will examine, "Africa’s secret weapon — A case study of diaspora engagement in Nigerian higher education.” And Choua Xiong, who is being advised by Stacey Lee, is studying, “Activating Hmongness in Thai Schools – Hmong Negotiation of Citizenship and Belonging in Northern Thailand.”
Thu
Oct
18
The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) recently announced its annual award winners leading up to the organization’s 2018 conference, and two faculty members with UW-Madison’s School of Education are receiving significant recognition. Jerlando Jackson is receiving the CEP Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship (Senior), while Nicholas Hillman will be recognized with the CPPHE Excellence in Public Policy in Higher Education (Individual) Award. The 43rd annual ASHE Conference runs Nov. 15 to 17 at the Tampa, Florida, Marriott Waterside Hotel, with the awards ceremony taking place on Friday evening, Nov. 16.
Wed
Oct
17
Inside UW-Madison recently put the spotlight on the School of Education’s Simon Goldberg in the latest installment of its “New Faculty Focus” segment, a Q&A feature that highlights new faculty members across campus. Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, and he is an affiliate with the university’s Center for Healthy Minds. Goldberg explains that he “fell in love” with meditation in college, struck by its simple yet powerful techniques. His focus has expanded to include mental health in military veterans.
Wed
Oct
17
Three people with ties to UW-Madison’s Dance Department each presented work at the recently completed DUMBO Dance Festival in New York. Lyndsay Lewis, who earned her undergraduate degree from the department in 2017, plus Assistant Professor Marlene Skog and Professor Jin-Wen Yu, took part in the event, which ran Oct. 11-14 at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Mon
Oct
15
The School of Education’s Andy Garbacz is one of 10 people from across the UW-Madison campus to be named to a new Morgridge Fellows program. The Morgridge Center for Public Service is launching this new professional development program to further institutionalize and support community engaged scholarship at the university. Garbacz is an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Psychology whose research focuses on developing and testing family centered and family-school partnership interventions to promote children’s social behavioral competencies and reduce the risk of later problem behavior.
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