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Wed
Nov
08
UW-Madison's Andrea Ruppar ​is receiving the Early Career Publication Award from the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Ruppar is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. The paper was published in the journal Teacher Education and Special Education, and is part of a larger project exploring perceptions about expertise for teachers of students with significant support needs.
Wed
Nov
08
UW-Madison's Joseph Koykkar’s music was featured in a recent ballet performance in New York and was also performed during a music festival in West Virginia. Koykkar is a professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Selection's of Koykkar's music was used as the soundtrack for New York-based choreographer Julia Gleich's new ballet "Martha (The Searchers)," which took place Oct. 27-29 at the James Duffy Performance Space, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Two of Koykkar’s solo works for piano were performed during the West Fork New Music Festival in September at Fairmount University in Fairmount, West Virginia.
Tue
Nov
07
UW-Madison's Percival Matthews recently co-authored a journal article titled, "An Emoji is Worth a Thousand Variables." Matthews is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology. The article -- which appears in the journal The Mathematics Teacher and is co-authored with teacher Tony McCaffrey -- explores the potential of icon-based mathematical games, emoji math and mobile math to promote student engagement and understanding of algebra.
Tue
Nov
07
UW-Madison's Douglas Rosenberg will give a lecture titled "Hiding in Plain Site: Screendance Histories and the Expanded Imagination," on Nov. 9 at Stanford University. Rosenberg is the chair of the School of Education's Art Department. The talk will visualize a history of screendance and its theory and practice in a way that focuses on the intersections of choreography, visual arts, theater, storytelling and more.
Mon
Nov
06
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker received the 2017 Black Excellence Award in Choreography for his work, “Manifest,” from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. Walker is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Walker’s ”Manifest" is a conversation between contemporary expressions and traditional practices of African movement, practices that inform the physical relationship to space and time in the present and the imagined future.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Chris Walker will perform two of his solo mas works, which were recently performed on campus in his concert “Unmasked,” October 19-20, in the upcoming Moving Inspirations Dance Festival, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 2-4. Walker is a faculty member with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal delivered a keynote speech at the 10th Foro de Lenguas in Montevideo, Uruguay, organized by the National Administration of Public Education (ANEP). Bal is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. The meeting took place on Oct. 13-14, and Bal's trip was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Bal additionally gave a workshop to teachers, researchers and policymakers at the Foro and at a high school, presenting the Learning Lab methodology Bal has developed at UW-Madison.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Liz Sexe will take part in "Luminary (Expanded)," an event in San Francisco that brings together local and international artists for an "unforgettable visual, auditory, and tactile experience." Sexe is a lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Sexe's work is an improvisational score with visual design by Osman Koc, a creative technologist and artist who uses technology as a medium for expression, and improvised music/sound by Timothy Russell and dancers Arletta Anderson, Gerald Castel, Vincent Chavez and Kara Davis. "Luminary (Expanded)" will be on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Midway in San Francisco.
Wed
Nov
01
School of Education faculty members Lynda Barry, Erica Halverson and Kristen Pickett will be participating in the upcoming Wisconsin Science Festival Nov. 2-5. Barry, an associate professor with the Art Department, holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Halverson is professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Pickett is an assistant professor of occupational therapy with the Department of Kinesiology.
Wed
Nov
01
Eagle’s Wing Child Care, from UW-Madison's Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR), has earned National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). Eagle's Wing Child Care provides a variety of child-care programs Monday through Friday, year-round, for families from University Apartments, UW-Madison and the surrounding community. OCCFR promotes the academic and professional goals of the UW-Madison community through the administration of early education and family support programs, and is administratively housed within the School of Education.
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