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.



Past Events

Carl A. Grant Lecture: The National Education Agenda and the Role of Innovation

James T. Minor, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

February 29, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 Orchard 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


WIES: Gendered Dynamics at Home and at School

Simone Ispa-Landa, Northwestern University

February 17, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIDA 10th Anniversary Celebration

February 9, 2016, 3:00 - 5:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Preparing Elementary Teachers for Ambitious Science Teaching

Elizabeth Davis, Associate Professor of Science Education, Chair of Elementary Teacher Education, University of Michigan

February 3, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Translational Workshop: The Houston Research Consortium’s Approach to Translational Research

Ruth Lopez Turley, Director of the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC)

January 29, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Engaging in Research-Practice Partnerships: Lessons Learned from the MSAN Consortium

Madeline Hafner, Executive Director of the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)

January 26, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


State of Higher Education: ITP Panel Discussion

January 22, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


WCER Brunch & Sneak Preview

January 22, 2016, 10:30 am - noon, Rooms 253 & 265


More Than Just Skill: Inequities, Identities and Mathematics Remediation Among Black Undergraduates

Gregory Larnell, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago

December 2, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Making Space for Sensemaking: Clearing the Affective Hurdles of Learning Science Through Inquiry

Luke Conlin, Postdoctoral Scholar, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

November 18, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Perceptual Learning, Adaptive Learning and Learning Technology

Phil Kellman, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

November 4, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Carl A. Grant Lecture: Supporting Young English Learners and Their Teachers

Celia Genishi, Professor Emerita of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

October 21, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Children Connecting and Creating with Video-Mediated Technologies

Svetlana Yarosh , Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of Minnesota

October 21, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


When Is a Representation Grounded, for Whom, and How Can We Tell?

David Landy, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University

October 7, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall