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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.
Wed
Aug
23
UW-Madison’s School of Education is welcoming five new faculty members to campus as the 2017-18 academic year approaches. Those across the School are invited to meet the new faculty members -- and catch up with old friends -- on Thursday, Aug. 31 when the School of Education hosts its annual Welcome Back Bash. Stop by after lunch to enjoy some Babcock ice cream, with the event running from 12:30 to 2 p.m. outside on the Education Building’s North Plaza. If it rains, the welcome event will be moved inside to the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons. A brief program, including remarks from Dean Diana Hess, begins at 1:30 p.m. Concurrently from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the School of Education’s Grand Challenges initiative will be holding a poster fair.
Tue
Aug
22
A recent report from Andy Baggot of UWBadgers.com puts a spotlight on the service learning aspects of a class offered through the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The course, "Kinesiology 508: Lifestyle Redesign and Health Promotion for College Students," is led by Elizabeth Larson, an associate professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Occupational Therapy Program.
Thu
Aug
17
Experience the magic of the WIDA 2017 Annual Conference. A conference by teachers for teachers. This is the largest event dedicated to administrators and educators in any capacity that support pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade language learners. WIDA 2017 Annual Conference logoUnder the theme, “United in Purpose, Unique in Practice,” the conference takes place Oct. 16-19 at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center.
Wed
Aug
16
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner co-authored a recent paper that was published in the July issue of the Journal of College Student Development. The paper is titled, “Encouraged or Weeded Out: Perspectives of Students of Color in the STEM Disciplines on Faculty Interactions.” In particular, the study examines the different experiences of students of color pursuing STEM degrees at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) versus predominantly white institutions (PWI). As the paper explains: "The findings suggest that students at PWIs felt as if faculty attempted to 'weed them out' of STEM disciplines, whereas students at HBCUs reported feeling encouraged and well socialized to enter STEM disciplines. There are important lessons from this data on how to better support Students of Color in STEM disciplines."
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