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

Lunch and Learn Series: Explore “Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City”

Kate McCleary, Facilitator

November 21, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar: The Causal Effects of Cultural Relevance

Thomas S. Dee, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Stanford Graduate School of Education

November 18, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar: Using Multiple Discontinuities to Estimate Effects of Public Need-Based Aid for College

Drew Anderson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Financial Security, UW–Madison

November 11, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Translational Workshop: Research Practice Partnerships in Wisconsin

Panel with Eric Camburn, Peter Goff, Kurt Kiefer, Robert Mathieu, Beth Vaade, Representing ELPA, DPI, WCER and MMSD

November 4, 2016, 12:00 - 2:00, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Lunch and Learn: Practical Reflections upon and Responses to Homelessness

Peter Miller, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, UW-Madison

October 31, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar: Prompting Active Choice Among High Risk Borrowers

Benjamin Castleman, Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy, University of Virginia

October 28, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar: Inequality before Birth: The Developmental Consequences of Environmental Toxicants

Claudia Persico, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW–Madison

October 21, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


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