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UW-Madison's School of Education hosted its annual Partners in Education Banquet and Recognition Program Thursday night at the Pyle Center to celebrate and thank the many dedicated K-12 professionals who open their classrooms to School of Education students. Award winners included: Cynthia Carter, Elizabeth Mackman, Hope Mikkelson, Cathy Perry, Elizabeth Pike and Abigail Swetz. Congratulations and thank you to all who help mentor the next generation of teachers!
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May
05
After growing up in a small town near Green Bay, Colleen Larsen expanded her world by teaching English in South Korea, Tanzania and Turkey. But she didn’t let her wanderlust guide her when she decided to earn a master’s degree in international education. Instead she made a beeline for her American alma mater, UW-Madison, and the School of Education’s Global Higher Education (GHE) program.
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May
04
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced its annual award winners, and several people with connections to the School of Education are being recognized with top honors. The awards are divided into three categories: Arts Faculty Research, Arts Faculty and Staff Outreach and Undergraduate and Graduate Student Achievement in the Arts. All of this year’s recipients will be honored on May 9 in the Education Building. They include Art Department faculty members T.L. Solien, Lisa Gralnick and Aristotle Georgiades; Art Department students Allison Roberts and John Hallett; and Dance Department student Lyndsay Lewis.
Wed
May
03
UW-Madison’s Dawn Crim was recognized Tuesday by the United Way of Dane County for her work in the community as a member and current president of the Madison Network of Black Professionals. Crim, the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education, received the Mike McKinney Award at an event called the 2017 United Way Community Volunteer Awards: Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Dane County. Crim received her award from Barbara Harrington-McKinney, who is Mike McKinney’s mother.
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May
03
UW-Madison alumnus Brent Zinkel was recently named Wisconsin’s High School Teacher of the Year. Zinkel earned his undergraduate degree from UW-Madison in history in 2002 and then received his secondary teaching certification through the School of Education in the fall of 2004. Zinkel is now a history teacher at Wausau East High School. Zinkel will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, a co-sponsor of the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year program.
Wed
May
03
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is hosting its first "Teacher Speakout!" event on Monday, May 15. At Teacher Speakout!, nine public school teachers from seven different rural districts around Wisconsin will share their experiences with university researchers. The teachers will lead a panel discussion about their experiences in the classroom, and then will exchange ideas about education in rural areas with the faculty, staff and students from WCER. The event will be held in the Education Building. Parts of Teachers Speakout! are open to the public, but registration is required.
Tue
May
02
The "Bucky's Classroom" program is administered through Campus and Visitor Relations, in partnership with the School of Education. Matthew Freid, an outreach specialist with the School's Education Outreach and Partnerships Office, designed the monthly college and career exploration activities with input from colleagues.
Tue
May
02
Peter Krsko, who is the spring 2017 University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute’s Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, will premiere the exhibition “Zoethica” at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens (3330 Atwood Ave.) in Madison on Friday, May 5 as part of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Gallery Night. The event will go from 5-9 p.m. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a community partner for this installation. “Zoethica” will be on view until Aug. 6, 2017. “Zoethica” features bioinspired installation work by Krsko, UW­–Madison students in his residency course and guest artists Katie Schofield and Dan Steinhilber.
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The fifth annual Performing Ourselves Showcase, "Bridges," will take place Saturday, May 6 and feature performances by approximately 100 youth from seven community centers across Madison. The students, through their choreography, will explore questions about the theme of connection -- building bridges to connect to themselves, the people in their lives and the community. The annual spring Showcase will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave. Admission to the event is free. There will be a complimentary reception immediately following the performance in the Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall.
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May
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For the sixth consecutive year, students from UW-Madison’s Athletic Training Program achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for the 2016-17 reporting period. Since initial accreditation in 2000, UW-Madison’s AT program -- which is housed in the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology -– has always achieved a program passing rate on the BOC exam that is at least 20 percent above the national average.
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