UW-Madison School of Education - News

School of Education News


Mon
Apr
09
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings is receiving an honorary degree from Morgan State University. Ladson-Billings will be recognized during Morgan State University's 142nd spring commencement on Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. Ladson-Billings earned her bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 1968 before going on to receive a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Ph.D. in curriculum and teacher education from Stanford University.
Fri
Apr
06
School of Education graduate students and faculty members Leema Berland, Rosemary Russ and Noah Weeth Feinstein on April 7 took part in UW-Madison's Science Expeditions event. But unlike many of their counterparts from across campus, this group not only delivered interesting and interactive learning activities — it also spoke with families about their everyday experiences and the science underlying them in an effort to bolster and improve out-of-school science ventures. This is part of their Grand Challenges Engage project, “Curiosity Practice: A powerful new lever for science engagement across Wisconsin.”
Fri
Apr
06
“Radical Jewelry Makeover: Wisconsin" draws attention to talented student designers while raising awareness about ethical metal sourcing.
Fri
Apr
06
UW-Madison alumna Erin Quast is receiving recognition for her dissertation work from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Literature Special Interest Group (SIG). Quast, who received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is being honored for her dissertation titled, “Racial Meaning Making in 4K: An Ethnographic Collective Case Study.” She is the second place winner of the Shelby Wolf AERA Literature SIG Award for Outstanding Dissertation. Quast today is an assistant professor of elementary literacy at Illinois State University.
Thu
Apr
05
Over the past four years, the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic (CPTC) has both built and bolstered a unique relationship with UW-Madison’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) to increase access to psychological services for underrepresented students. This partnership has become so successful that UW-Madison’s Counseling Psychology Training Clinic (CPTC) received the Clinic Innovation Award for 2018 from the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC).
Thu
Apr
05
Backpacks for Madison is a student initiative aiming to collect packs for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Dane County. From April 9 to 13, collection bins will be located across the UW-Madison campus -- in the Red Gym (Morgridge Center for Public Service in room 154), Smith Hall, Natatorium, Shell and Union South. This initiative is being led by students with the Occupational Therapy Program through the student-led organization known as SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association). The OT Program is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
Wed
Apr
04
UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs are consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. One of the main reasons is the many dedicated and talented faculty and staff who work across the School. In an effort to recognize some of these important individuals, the School administers Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. And on April 4, Dean Diana Hess led the School’s annual awards ceremony to honor this year’s recipients. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and thanks for making the UW-Madison School of Education such an amazing place.
Tue
Apr
03
UW-Madison’s David Kaplan was in Ensenada, Mexico, last month delivering a workshop on Bayesian Methods to faculty, staff and students at the Institute for Educational Research and Evaluation. Kaplan is the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and the author of the 2014 book, “Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences.” While visiting the institute in Mexico from Feb. 28 to March 4, Kaplan was briefly interviewed by the staff for the Instituto de Investigacion y Desarrollo Educativo YouTube channel about his visit and work.
Mon
Apr
02
The Wisconsin State Journal recently put the spotlight on an upcoming production of “The Laramie Project” by the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama. The show runs April 12 to 29 in Vilas Hall’s Hemsley Theatre. In October 1998, 21-year-old Mathew Shepard was a University of Wyoming student who was kidnapped, brutally beaten and left for dead outside Laramie, Wyoming. His death and the aftermath of the trial uncovered an ugly story of homophobia, hate, alienation, and intolerance. Members of the Tectonic Theatre developed a powerfully theatrical mosaic of a community forced to look at the darkness of humanity and searching to find compassion and understanding.
Thu
Mar
29
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings is receiving the American Educational Research Association’s 2018 Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award. This prestigious honor from AERA recognizes meritorious contributions to education research and is intended to publicize, motivate, encourage and suggest models of education research at its best. "This is a tremendous honor and I am deeply appreciative to be selected at this time in my career,” says Ladson-Billings, who was a faculty member with the School of Education from 1991 until her retirement earlier this year.
© 2018 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System • Please contact the School of Education External Relations Office with questions, issues or comments about this site.