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Wed
Jan
22
UW–Madison’s Samantha Baruah, the associate director of the School of Education’s Teacher Education Center, has been working for the past 11 years to make education more accessible and equitable on a local and national scale.
Tue
Jan
21
UW–Madison’s Brett Ranon Nachman is one of seven students from across the country to be honored with a K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Nachman is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Nachman’s research concentrates on the depictions and experiences of autistic college students, particularly in community college settings. His core research interest stems from his own identity as an autistic community-college graduate.
Mon
Jan
20
On Friday, Jan. 24, registration for Badger Volunteers will be open to all UW-Madison students. Badger Volunteers is a semester-long program that pairs teams of students with community organizations (schools, nonprofits, municipalities) to volunteer one to four hours each week at the same organization. The program is designed to foster meaningful and consistent connections between community partners and students over the course of an entire semester. Volunteer opportunities fall into three categories: education; sustainability; and public health.
Thu
Jan
16
UW-Madison’s Nicole Louie is receiving the Early Career Publication Award from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Research in Mathematics Education Special Interest Group (SIG). Louie, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is being honored for her 2018 paper, “Culture and ideology in mathematics teacher noticing,” published in the journal Educational Studies in Mathematics.
Thu
Jan
16
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from UW–Madison's School of Education, is now available online. The ​Winter 2019-20 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This edition puts the spotlight on the School's new Global Engagement Office and some of our efforts to think, partner, and innovate across the world.
Wed
Jan
15
The UK-based Journal of Education and Work recently published a paper from UW-Madison's Matt Hora, Emily Parrott, and Pa Her that examines how students conceptualize internships. The authors report that representations of internship programs were often inconsistent with student accounts of those programs. They also found that students frequently used utilitarian terms, such as "learning' or "connections," when discussing internships.
Tue
Jan
14
UW-Madison's Gear Learning launches "Newt's Voyage" to teach basic physics via a virtual spacecraft. With a game that's easy to pick up but hard to master, the educational game development studio housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research helps players use active learning to understand the laws of motion and gravity.
Sat
Jan
11
UW-Madison’s Matt Hirshberg is the lead author on a new paper published in the journal Learning and Instruction that examines the merits of incorporating mindfulness training into preservice teacher education, and how such efforts can lead to improvements in the classroom. Hirshberg is a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the university’s Center for Healthy Minds. He is an alumnus of the School of Education, earning his Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Psychology.
Fri
Jan
10
UW-Madison alumnus Anand R. Marri was named dean of Ball State University’s Teachers College, BSU announced in a news release on Jan. 7. Marri will begin his post at Ball state on July 1. Marri earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s highly ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2003. He also is a member of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors.
Fri
Jan
10
The Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair (WERF) will be held in Madison on Thursday, March 5, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Monona Terrace. WERF is the perfect venue for candidates to engage with school districts in conversation as they explore K-12 opportunities in Wisconsin. Similarly, it’s a great opportunity for school districts to connect with candidates to share more about their district.
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