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

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


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


Promoting Readiness: A Symposium of Perspectives/Practices

Dr. Jane Powers & Dr. Annalee Good, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University & co-Director of the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative

April 13, 2016, 2:30 - 5:00 pm, Nancy Nicholas Hall, Room 1199


DataViz: Visualizing Research & Evaluation Results

Ann K. Emery, Data analysis, visualization consultant

April 7, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 253, 1025 West Johnson Street


The Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative: An Update on Outreach, Interest & Projects

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


ITP Seminar “What questions should we ask about a charter school and what will the answers tell us?”

Harry Brighouse, Professor of Philosophy, Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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


DataViz Part 1: Visualizing Research and Evaluation Results

Ann K. Emery, Data analysis and visualization consultant

March 18, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 466, 1025 West Johnson Street


Practical Wisdom Series: How to Make the Most of the AREA Conference

March 17, 2016, 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (room 159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


QRMG Series: Critical Bifocality: The Dynamics of Privilege and Marginalization

Lois Weis and Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor Educational Leadership and Policy SUNY, Buffalo; Distinguished Professor Psychology CUNY Graduate Center

March 14, 2016, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Series: The Promises and Pitfals of Measuring Community College Quality

Michal Kurlaender, Associate Professor, Chair of the Graduate Group in Education, and Chancellor’s Fellow, UC-Davis

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


How to Build a Better Future STEM Faculty

Mark Connolly, Associate Research Scientist, WCER

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


The Consortium for Chicago School Research’s Approach to Translational Research

Jenny Nagaoka & Eliza Moeller, Deputy Director & Research Analyst, UChicago Consortium

March 4, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Qualitative Research Methods Group: How the Field Can Learn From Variation

Anthony Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

March 1, 2016, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Qualitative Research Methods Group: Musing about Improvement, Equity, and Social Justice

Louis Gomez, Education Department Chair, University of California Los-Angeles

March 1, 2016, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP: Closing Achievement Gaps with a Utility-Value Intervention

Judith Harackiewicz, Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

February 19, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street