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UW-Madison will offer the class, "Imaging Self: School of Education Pre-College Summer Arts Intensive," during the Summer Term from July 8-27. The class is open to high school juniors and seniors of all skill and experience levels, with the main requirement being an interest in art and self-expression. Imaging Self is a program that will help students learn about themselves through artistic expression and work with practicing artists and faculty. It's also an opportunity to get to know UW-Madison, as well as earn three college credits.
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Kaleigh Pope is a Janesville, Wis., teacher who got her master’s degree online while continuing to teach. The M.S. for Professional Educators integrates courses from three School of Education departments — Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis — leading to a master of science in educational psychology. All courses emphasize practical applications for pre-K-12 teachers. “I found it great to be able to focus on my classroom during the school year and then work toward my master’s when it was convenient for me,” Pope said.
Thu
Mar
01
UW-Madison's Department of Theatre and Drama is producing "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," March 1-18 at the Ronald F. Mitchell Theatre in Vilas Hall. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" is by Bertolt Brecht, and adapted by George Taboriby. The show is a parable of corruption, power, and danger. It's Brecht’s reimagining of the rise of the Nazi power in Germany -- transposed to gangland Chicago. Small-time hood Arturo Ui climbs the ladder of authority, intimidating businesses and removing inconvenient obstacles through any means necessary. A satire of authoritarian impulses with all too relevant messages for today’s world.
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Mar
01
UW-Madison’s David Williamson Shaffer will be delivering a keynote address at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, which runs March 5-9, 2018, in Sydney, Australia. Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences with the No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. Shaffer is an expert on teaching and assessing 21st Century skills through educational games.
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Mar
01
The Cooperative Children's Book Center published its annual diversity statistics for 2017, tracking the number of children's books by and about people of color and from First/Native Nations. The CCBC started tracking these numbers in 1985, documenting them in their annual best books listing, “CCBC Choices” publication. Today, the center housed within the School of Education also maintains a web page devoted to multicultural literature, including lists of recommended titles by age group. The CCBC received approximately 3,700 books in 2017, of which 340 had significant African or African American content or characters. Another 27 had significant American Indian/First Nations content or characters, 310 had significant Asian/Pacific or Asian/Pacific American content or characters, and 216 had significant Latinx content or characters.
Wed
Feb
28
UW-Madison alumna Jennifer Seelig’s dissertation research examining educational policy in rural Wisconsin is receiving recognition from two different groups associated with the American Educational Research Association -- Division L (educational policy and politics) and the rural education special interest group. Seelig received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2017. Her ethnographic study examines a small town in Northern Wisconsin. "I am very pleased that my colleagues acknowledge the importance of considering the effects of educational policies in rural contexts," says Seelig.
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Feb
28
UW-Madison's Peggy Choy will be in Prague to set new ensemble work on the Kintari Dance Company. Choy also showcased two new solos as part of the 2018 Year of the Dog Songfest on Feb. 23 and Kolem světa on March 11. Additionally, Choy will teach two workshops, including the Prague Theater Conservatory. Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department.
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Feb
27
UW–Madison alumnus Takeo Fujikura is founder of Kanjiyama Mime, a leading professional mime company in Japan. He has developed his own performance style by discarding what some might deem essential to miming — the silence. Fujikura received his Ph.D. in educational drama from UW–Madison in 2006. He is also currently a faculty member at Sophia University and Waseda University in Tokyo.
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Feb
26
Li Chiao-Ping Dance will present "ARENA" at the Overture Center for the Arts on March 2-4. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. She formed Li Chiao Ping Dance in 1990. "ARENA" features new works choreographed by Li and performed by her company. The show will shift attention to abstract expression through the dancing body. The Promenade Hall location will work to give each audience member a unique perspective of the performance.
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The work of UW-Madison's Lynda Barry ​is being featured in the "Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists," exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The "Drawn to Purpose" exhibit will be on display through Oct. 20 and will showcase almost 70 works by 43 artists in two rotations. Barry is an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education's Art Department. The associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art.
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