Events

WCER and its projects host dozens of lectures, panels discussions and other events throughout the year, including the Wisconsin Ideas in Education and Carl A. Grant series, and the annual UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair.

Nearly all these events are free, and open to the campus community, as well as to other educators, community leaders and members of the interested public.

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UW–Madison Education Research Poster Fair

Plan ahead to present at or attend the third annual UW–Madison Education Research Poster Fair, The fair includes a lecture from a visiting speaker & provides an opportunity to learn about the latest in education research.

January 15, 2017, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 Orchard Street


Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series

Check back for the dates and speakers for the 2016-2017 Carl A. Grant Lecture Series, The series enhances awareness of minority scholars and their work in education on and beyond our campus.

October 1, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Wisconsin Ideas in Education Lecture Series

Mark your calendars for the first of the 2016-2017 WIES Lecture Series, WIES is an interdisciplinary speaker series intended for educators and future educators across campus.

September 21, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Lunch and Learn Speaker Series: Discussion and Listening Session With the Director

Robert Mathieu, Director of WCER

May 16, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Lecture: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

May 6, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP Seminar: Healthier Students Are Better Learners

Charles Basch, Richard March Hoe Professor of Health and Education, Columbia University

April 29, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Carl A. Grant Lecture: Multi-modal Voicing & Scale in Documentary Media

Eva Lam, Associate Professor, Learning Sciences, Asian American Studies, Northwestern University

April 28, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Teaching to Empower: Active Learning Practices in High Enrollment Courses

Kathleen O'Connell and Theresa Pesavento, Sr Learning Technology Consultant, DoIT Academic Tech; Instructional Tech Consultant, L&S Learning Support Svcs

April 27, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Union South, Varsity Hall


WIES Series: Everyday Life Settings for Environmental Learning and Stewardship

Nicole M. Ardoin, Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education

April 27, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


MSAN Institute

April 26, 2016, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Union South, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Political Polarization and the Ethics of Teaching about Partisanship

Paula McAvoy, Program Director, Center for Ethics and Education

April 25, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 253, 1025 West Johnson Street


Instructional Leadership for K-8 Science: Supervising Science in the Era of Reform

Rebecca Löwenhaupt, Ass't Professor, Boston College

April 25, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar Series: The Whole Really is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts!

Marni Brownell, Senior Research Scientist, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

April 22, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


WIES Series: The Intertwined Development of Spacial & Numerical Cognition

Nora Newcombe, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University

April 20, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP Seminar Series: Teacher Effects on Complex Cognitive Skills and Social-Emotional Competencies

Matthew A. Kraft, Assistant Professor of Education, Assistant Professor of Economics, Brown University

April 15, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 253, 1025 West Johnson Street