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.

You can scroll event descriptions beginning with the most current on this page, get a larger view and subscribe to WCER’s Google calendar, visit the individual pages for each type of event or use the search.


ITP | Professional Development Seminar: Collaborative Writing and Tips for Attending Scientific Conferences

Martha Alibali, ITP Director, Psychology Professor, UW–Madison

February 23, 2024, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom



Past Events

ITP | Writing and Wellness in Graduate School

Abby Letak, Writing Center Teaching Faculty, UW–Madison

February 16, 2024, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Pre-registration in the Education Sciences:  Premises, Logic, and Implementation

James Pustejovsky, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, UW–Madison

February 9, 2024, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Math vs. Reading: Charting the Changes in Youths’ Academic Inclinations During K–12

Sirui Wan, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Psychology, UW–Madison

February 2, 2024, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture/ITP Seminar: My School District Isn’t Segregated: Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Information on Parental Preferences Regarding School Segregation

Marissa Thompson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

November 17, 2023, Noon to 1:30 p.m., 259 Educational Sciences


What Works for Supporting English Learner Students: A Meta-Analysis

Rachel Garrett, Principal Researcher at American Institutes for Research

November 17, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Educational Sciences 13th floor


ITP | Promoting Well-being in Schools is Good Educational Policy

Matt Hirshberg, Scientist, Center for Healthy Minds, UW−Madison

November 10, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | The Long Arm of Education: Cognitive Health at Midlife

Eric Grodsky, Professor, Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, UW−Madison

October 27, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture: What if I (We) Don’t? Leading to Mobilize a Human Infrastructure for Equitable STEM Education

Stefanie Marshall, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Michigan State University

October 17, 2023, Noon to 1:00 p.m., 259 Educational Sciences


ITP | School Resource Officers and the Definitional Boundaries of Law Enforcement: Understanding the Safety Logic

Ben Fisher, Associate Professor, Civil Society & Community Studies, UW-Madison

October 13, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | ITP Training Applied: Social Science in Service of Community

Jared Knowles, President, Civilytics Consulting, and ITP alum

October 6, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Why (and How) to Work with a Research Practice Partnership

Eric Grodsky, Beth Vaade, and Bri Monahan, Professor, Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, UW–Madison; Ex Dir of Research & Innovation, MMSD; Research Director, MMSD

September 29, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Sustaining Ethnic Studies as It Grows

Emily Penner, Associate Professor, School of Education, UC–Irvine

September 22, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Extending the school day for our youngest scholars: Learning gains in full-day and half-day 4K classrooms

Becca Bier, Graduate Student, Sociology, UW-Madison

September 15, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


Content and Language with Multilingual Learners: Traditional, Contemporary, and Future Approaches

Okhee Lee, Professor of Childhood Education, New York University. Lunch provided

September 6, 2023, 11:30 am-1 pm, 259 Educational Sciences