Other Series

WCER and its projects present lectures, workshops and networking series developed for a variety of audiences, including students, faculty, staff and colleagues of UW–Madison, as well as stakeholders, such as educators, public officials, community leaders and the interested public.

Current series include:

HOPE Lab Speaker Series

Interdisciplinary Training Program Seminar in Education Sciences

Practical Wisdom

This bi-weekly discussion series connects graduate students with peers and experts on topics integral to professional success in education research. Topics selected generally are not taught in common coursework, yet are necessary for success in an education researcher’s career. The series is jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network), Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences (ITP) and Doctoral Research Program (DRP).

Qualitative Methods Group Lectures



Past Events

Inequality and the Public University

Moderator: Jennifer Morton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, City College of New York

October 20, 2016, 4:00 - 5:15 PM, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP Seminar: Child Care and the Development of Early Childhood Skills

Matt Wiswall, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 14, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Delta Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your NSF Fellowship Application

October 7, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00, Ebling Auditorium, Microbial Sciences, 1550 Linden Drive


ITP Seminar: Evaluation of the Implementation and Impacts of Reading Recovery

Henry May, Director of the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, University of Delaware

October 7, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Lunch & Learn Discussion of Space at WCER: The Final Frontier

Bob Mathieu, WCER Director

October 3, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar: Inequality at Home

Ariel Kalil, Professor, Director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy, University of Chicago

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


Inquiry Brown Bag Presentation

Alan B. Knox, Facilitator

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


Delta Roundtable Dinner: Building a Better Future STEM Faculty

Mark R. Connolly, Associate Research Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research

September 21, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Union South, Varsity Hall I


ITP Seminar: Scaling Up Success for All: Lessons Learned

Robert Slavin, Professor, Johns Hopkins University

September 16, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar: National Efforts to Bring Reform to Scale: Outcomes and Implications

Geoffrey Borman, Director, Interdisciplinary Research Training Program

September 9, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


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


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


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


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