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Tue
Jul
17
UW-Madison's Rachel Dyer, Morgan Sinnard and Christopher Raines have received 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) Student Travel Awards. Dyer is a master's degree student, and Sinnard and Raines are Ph.D. students -- all with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology. They received the awards to help with travel to the 2018 APA convention Aug. 9-12 in San Francisco to present their research.
Mon
Jul
16
UW-Madison's Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the co-author of an article that was recently published in the Teachers College Record titled, "Finding a Voice in Predominantly White Institutions: A Longitudinal Study of Black Women Faculty Members’ Journeys Toward Tenure." Winkle-Wagner is a faculty member with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She co-authored the article with Bridget Turner Kelly of the Loyola University at Chicago's School of Education.
Fri
Jul
13
Kathleen Woit, an alumna of UW-Madison and a current member of the School of Education's Board of Visitors, was featured by the Isthmus newspaper about her memories and experiences around the Art Fair on the Square. Woit earned a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in 1973, a master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1992. Woit tells the Isthmus that she visited her first fair in 1959, and it sparked a love of the arts and a "lifetime of volunteerism and giving."
Fri
Jul
13
The first National Writing Project Midwest Conference will take place on the UW-Madison campus from Aug. 3 to 5. The conference will be hosted by the Greater Madison Writing Project, and offers educators the opportunity to share their work and learn from colleagues in the field. The Greater Madison Writing Project is a joint effort between UW-Madison's College of Letters & Science, and the School of Education. "There are precious few opportunities for teachers to engage in professional learning that is designed by and for other teachers," says Mark Dziedzic, the director of the Greater Madison Writing Project and an outreach specialist with the School of Education's office of Education Outreach and Partnerships.
Thu
Jul
12
UW-Madison's sj Miller will giving a presentation at TEDMED 2018, which runs Nov. 14-16 in Palm Springs, Calif. TEDMED is the independent health and medicine edition of the famous TED conference. TEDMED bridges the gap between science and the public by finding and sharing stories that inform, inspire, engage and provoke action across a broad, passionate community both inside and outside of health and medicine. Miller is the coordinator of the School of Education's joint Master's Teacher Certification program in secondary English education and English as a second language.
Wed
Jul
11
UW-Madison's Gwendolyn Baxley will ​be presenting during a webinar hosted by the University Council for Educational Administration's (UCEA) Graduate Student Council (GSC) titled, "Finishing Strong: Navigating the Last Stage of Doctoral Work." Baxley is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She is a current NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellow. For the webinar, Baxley, along with Joanna Sanchez, Darrius Stanley and Benterah C. Morton, will mentor graduate students on navigating the final stage of doctoral work, and the transition into their careers or professoriate and postdoctoral work.
Mon
Jul
09
This latest edition of Learning Connections, the UW-Madison School of Education's alumni news magazine, is now available online. The ​Summer 2018 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. In this edition, we put the focus on Leadership that Matters.
Fri
Jul
06
Sarah Zurawski has spent one leg of her 16-year career as a school-based occupational therapist and another as an entry-level occupational therapy (OT) instructor. Now she’s getting ready for new roles — including teaching in a clinical doctorate program and conducting research — through UW–Madison’s online Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. “I appreciate that I can tailor the doctorate program to my specific interests and needs,” she says, “and I’ve been able to select electives that will assist me in pursuing my career goals.” The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Thu
Jul
05
UW-Madison's Matt Hora is the lead author on a paper that was just published in the Community College Review titled, "Cultural Capital at Work: How Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills are Taught, Trained, and Rewarded in a Chinese Technical College." The paper is co-authored by Chelsea A. Blackburn Cohen, who received her Ph.D. from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis earlier this year. Community and technical college student employability is an area of concern for the United States and China, and policy-makers focus on students' credentials and cognitive skills. The paper explores whether or not this focus on "completion" overlooks the roles other factors may play in employability, such as noncognitive skills and contextual factors.
Tue
Jul
03
UW-Madison alumna Christine Barwick has been promoted to a new position with First National Bank and Trust. Barwick earned her undergraduate degree in rehabilitation psychology from the School of Education in 1985. She has been promoted to learning solutions officer. In this role, Barwick is responsible for managing the compliance training program for the bank, identifying and facilitating leadership training for new and current leaders, and developing technical training to meet system and process needs for the bank’s business partners.
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