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Tue
Jun
19
The 2019 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year have been announced and one of this year's award winners is UW-Madison alumnus Benjamin Grignon. Grignon graduated from the School of Education's Art Department in 2005 with a bachelor of fine arts degree. Currently, Grignon teaches traditional Menominee crafts at Menominee Indian High School in Keshena. As part of the Teacher of the Year honor, Grignon will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.
Tue
Jun
19
UW-Madison's Rachel Dyer won second place for the Margaret Bernauer Psychology Research Award. Dyer is a master's degree student with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology, under advisor Stephanie Budge. Dyer's research is titled, "Trans Youth Needs Assessment Survey Results: Nonmetropolitan-Metropolitan Differences in Perceived Safety at School for Wisconsin Trans and Non-binary Youth." Dyer co-authored the piece with Budge, Jay Botsford, Ben Andert, Jennifer Rehm and Brittany Allen.
Mon
Jun
18
The third episode of WISCAPE's "Now in Higher Ed” podcast ​features “spirited academic dialogue” with UW-Madison's Clifton Conrad. Conrad is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and the faculty director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). Conrad contends that we should prioritize quality learning experiences in post-secondary education as opposed to emphasizing hard metrics. During our conversation, Conrad upends traditional notions of how college classrooms operate and instead calls for more cooperative and individualized learning.
Mon
Jun
18
A one-day Science of Running Workshop that features a series of presentations from leading experts in the field is taking place on the UW-Madison campus Saturday, July 28. The event, which is being presented by the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, culminates with a keynote talk from UW-Madison alumnus and Olympic medalist Jack Daniels, who authored the popular "Daniels' Running Formula." The presentations from a range of scientific experts and athletes will explore topics related to distance running.
Fri
Jun
15
A new training program at UW–Madison is bringing graduate students from three departments together in a cohort to become leaders, teachers and researchers on race, ethnicity and inequality in education. The program, which launches in the fall and is supported by a Collaborative Training Grant from the UW–Madison Graduate School, focuses on intensive mentoring and cohort-based training. The Graduate School grant supports four Ph.D. students in the cohort for three years. Additional support for the program comes from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), the Morgridge Center for Public Service, and the departments of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Sociology, and Educational Policy Studies.
Thu
Jun
14
The 2018 online edition of "The disAbility Advocate," an annual newsletter for alumni and friends of the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, is now available. This year's cover story focuses on UW-Madison's Fong Chan, who grew up in a refugee settlement in Hong Kong before overcoming long odds to become one of the field of rehabilitation counseling's leading scholars.
Thu
Jun
14
UW-Madison’s Morgan Sinnard is the winner of the 2018 American Psychological Association’s Division 44 Transgender Research Award. ASA’s Division 44 is the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Sinnard is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Her work that is being recognized is titled, “Expanding the minority stress model: A meta-analysis of mental health among transgender compared to cisgender adults.”
Wed
Jun
13
Each summer, UW-Madison teams up with Urban Word NYC to offer educators and community leaders a four-day program to learn the best practices in hip hop and spoken word pedagogy. The Institute brings together the leading educators, professors, emcees and activists utilizing the media of spoken word, hip hop and urban arts as relevant, dynamic and necessary educational tools to engage students across multi-disciplinary curricula. The institute, which is co-sponsored in part by the School of Education's office of Education Outreach and Partnerships, will take place July 9-12 in the Education Building on the UW-Madison campus.
Wed
Jun
13
The UW-Madison Dance Department on Thursday, June 14 is presenting a restaging of Anna Halprin’s historic “Paper Dance” at the Memorial Union's Frederik March Play Circle Theater. This work is a section of Halprin's​ 1965 "Parades and Changes." It is an ever-evolving dance that includes a distinct, well-known, process-based score and the dressing and undressing of the cast. The intention of the score, according to Halprin, “is to comment on the corporate world, with business suits as costume, removing them ceremoniously and revealing our naked unarmed nature, the whole body.” Halprin is an alumna of UW-Madison.
Tue
Jun
12
The work of UW-Madison's David Williamson Shaffer was recently featured on a "SciPod" podcast episode about quantitative ethnography. Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. The episode -- "Transforming Big Data into Meaningful Insights" -- explores the unprecedented way social scientists can study human behavior through data in the information age.
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