Researchers and Teachers collaborate on Educational Video Games
January 30, 2017
Ten middle school teachers from across the state spent the day with University of Wisconsin researchers, co-designing video games that will be used in the classroom.
MacDonald Presents as Invited Speaker for the Multimodal Observation Protocol Project
January 30, 2017
Rita MacDonald was an invited speaker for the Multimodal Observation Protocol Project in the School of Education at the University at Albany-State University of New York on January 21, 2017
The Idea That Launched a Thousand Strategic Plans
January 25, 2017
Matt Hora’s book, Beyond the Skills Gap, was featured in an article about the skills gap in the Chronicle of Higher Education
2017 MSAN Institute Call for Proposals Open Through February 17
January 18, 2017
The Call for Proposals is now open for the 2017 MSAN Institute on Equity Leadership and Cultural Competence being held April 27-28 at The Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI.
Wisconsin Receives $2 Million Grant to Improve Career Pathways
January 12, 2017
WCER is pleased to be among the many partners contributing to this important multi-phase project. WCER researchers conducted a needs assessment of a career pathways system that helped inform the action plan that won this second phase grant award.
The Skills Gap: Redefining the Problem, Reframing the Narrative, and Reinventing Partnerships
January 10, 2017
Without greater collaboration between employers and education providers, the pathway to closing the skills gap will remain slightly out of reach and American workers will remain wanting.
2017’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals
January 10, 2017
Matt Hora discusses STEM job prospects with Wallet Hub.
New UW Video Games Institution Will Get in GEAR Tuesday
January 4, 2017
A new group dedicated to video games for learning launches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuesday.
Percy Brown Named One of the 44 Most Influential African Americans in WI
December 19, 2016
Percy Brown Named one of the 44 Most Influential African Americans in WI
Ed Psych Professor Earns Distinguished Professorship Award
December 9, 2016
Recognizing his extraordinary achievements as a UW faculty member, David Shaffer, a professor and chair of the Dept. of Educational Psychology’s Learning Sciences program, was recently named to a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship.
The professorship provides flexible funding over five years and is named after professor, Senator and UW System Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908).
School Privatization and Black Teacher Decline
December 7, 2016
Terrenda C. White, Assistant Professor Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice at the University of Colorado, presented “School Privatization and Black Teacher Decline” as part of the Carl A. Grant Lecture Series on December 6, 2016
Hess, McAvoy Win Grawemeyer Award in Education
December 2, 2016
According to UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy, co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, teachers should encourage conversations about difficult political issues because that’s the very nature of a democratic education and those discussions help students understand diverse points of view and become more politically engaged adults.
Hess, McAvoy Book Featured in the Badger Herald
November 11, 2016
Discussing controversial topics early on helps address political polarization
Sadhana Puntambekar Discusses Improving Middle School Students’ Science Learning
November 7, 2016
Sadhana Puntambekar, a professor in the UW–Madison’s Educational Psychology department, directs the Interactive Learning & Design Lab. Here she talks about improving middle school students’ learning in science classes.
New Study: Effect of Act 10 on Teacher Pay in Wisconsin
November 2, 2016
The passage of Act 10 in 2011 essentially outlawed public employee unions, and has had a huge impact on teacher salaries in school districts everywhere in Wisconsin.
But until now, there has been no formal study of how the districts dealt with the issue of teacher compensation after the teachers unions were abolished.