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Wed
Feb
21
Early in December, UW-Madison's Joseph Koykkar presented at the first Arts Agôn session, sponsored by the UW Arts Institute. He shared his work on electro-acoustic and sound design for the collaborative piece "When Time Ran Out," which was performed earlier this month in the faculty concert "in tension." And in January, the modern ballet "Martha (The Searchers)" by New York-based choreographer Julia Gleich, featured selections of Koykkar's music on its soundtrack.
Tue
Feb
20
A book from UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson and Carolyn Kelley was showcased as a “director’s pick” at last week’s AASA, the School Superintendents Association, conference in Nashville, Tenn. Halverson and Kelley are co-authors of “Mapping Leadership: The Tasks that Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools,” which was released in 2017. This publication is based on 20 years of combined research on school effectiveness and leadership, and maps the quality of school leadership and tells schools the next stages for improving teaching and learning for their students.
Tue
Feb
20
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be taking part in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, titled, “Behind the Bumper Sticker: Risk-Sharing.” This event, which runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. eastern time, will be held in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and is designed to spur a conversation about risk-sharing proposals in anticipation of a Higher Education Act reauthorization. Hillman explains that “risk sharing,” in this context, is describing when students default on their student loan debt. Students’ credit scores are downgraded, they lose eligibility from other financial aid and they could even face wage garnishment. The colleges where these students obtained this debt have far fewer consequences when borrowers default. Because of this, Sen. Lamar Alexander has advocated for a “risk sharing” policy designed to penalize colleges with poor student loan repayment outcomes.
Mon
Feb
19
A 2005 article from UW-Madison's Michael Apple, "Doing Things the 'Right' Way," was selected as a "Hall of Fame" article by the journal Educational Review. Educational Review's Hall of Fame page selects published articles that "have proved very popular, are highly cited, or have generated considerable debate among readers." In "Doing Things the 'Right' Way," Apple discusses how the "political right" has traditionally blamed educators for “high drop-out rates, a decline in ‘functional literacy’, a loss of standards and discipline, the failure to teach ‘real knowledge’ and economically useful skills, poor scores on standardized tests, and more."
Mon
Feb
19
UW-Madison alumna Hyejung Kim will be receiving the 2018 Outstanding Student Research Award from the American Educational Research Association's special education special interest group (SIG). Kim earned her Ph.D. in special education from the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education in 2017. She is currently working as an adjunct faculty member at New York University in the Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching program. This award is for Kim’s in-preparation paper titled, “Intersectionality of Ableism, Racism, and Linguicism: College Enrollment Process among Korean American Students with Autism.”
Fri
Feb
16
Think of the world as one big classroom. That is the concept behind Siftr, an online citizen-science platform created in 2015 by David Gagnon, director of Field Day Lab at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, to help promote fieldwork in schools. Siftr encourages people to learn more about the world by actually observing it, documenting discoveries through photographs and sharing their projects online at Siftr.org.
Fri
Feb
16
UW-Madison’s Lena Batt was nominated by the university and selected to participate in the 2018 David L. Clark Seminar, a two-day event for emerging educational administration and policy scholars. The seminar is sponsored by the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Divisions A and L, and University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). Batt is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, where she also earned her master’s degree.
Thu
Feb
15
Second-grade teacher Laura Treat wanted a master’s degree, but she didn’t want to take a break from inspiring her students at a Mequon, Wis., elementary school. By enrolling in ​the UW-Madison School of Education's Master of Science for Professional Educators program, she not only kept teaching, but also gained aptitude and confidence to create a school-wide reading program.
Thu
Feb
15
UW-Madison recently hosted its annual Day of Play, a community outreach initiative for elementary school students and their families. The event, which took place at UW-Madison Natatorium on Friday, Feb. 9, was organized and administered through a partnership between Rec Sports and the School of Education's Physical Education Teacher Education program. The two groups worked together to develop and facilitate engaging, age-appropriate activities for the kids. The PE students brought their excellent planning and teaching skills to an already well-established campus event by leading the games and activities.
Wed
Feb
14
Three finalists to become the School of Education’s Associate Dean for Communications, Advancement and Engagement will be delivering public presentations and take part in a question-and-answer session later this month as part of the interview process. The Associate Dean will be leading an expanded Office of Communications, Advancement and Engagement. The individual will bring together a diverse and collaborative team that will design and implement a comprehensive and integrated communications and marketing strategy focused on advancement, recruitment and research communications to raise the profile of the School and enhance impact.
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