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


#LowerEd: Why a Critical View of the “Skills Gap” Is Essential in Today’s Higher Education Landscape

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University

September 29, 2017, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP Lecture: Understanding Fractions: A Case Study in Educational Neuroscience

Edward Hubbard, Assistant Professor, UW–Madison Education Psychology

September 29, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture: Games and Learning 101

David Gagnon, Program Director, Field Day Lab at the Wisocnsin Institute for Discovery

October 6, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street



Past Events

ITP Seminar: An Introduction to Quantitative Ethnography

David Williamson Shaffer, Professor, UW–Madison Education Psychology

September 22, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture: Understanding, Measuring, and Assessing the Development of Interpersonal Skills in 4K

Kristin Shutts, Associate Professor, Psychology, UW-Madison

September 15, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Teacher Speakout!

Nine public school teachers from seven rural districts around Wisconsin, Barneveld, La Farge, Markesan, Mauston, Mercer, Phillips and River Valley School Districts

May 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159), 1000 Bascom Mall


Harry Brighouse: Morality and Justice in Higher Education

Harry Brighouse, Director, Center for Ethics and Education

April 10, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, 198 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Exploring the Evaluation Process, Impact on Policy and Programs, and Evaluation as a Career Path

March 31, 2017, Noon - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Lunch and Learn Series: Grand Challenges

Rich Halverson, Co-Director, Grand Challenges Initiative

March 27, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Resources for Researchers from the William T. Grant Foundation: Research Focus Areas

Vivian Tseng, Vice President, William T. Grant Foundation

March 10, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Resources for Researchers from the William T. Grant Foundation: Scholars Program

Vivian Tseng, Vice President, William T. Grant Foundation

March 10, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP Seminar Series: Translational Workshop: Crafting Research to Inform Federal Policy

March 10, 2017, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Cultivating Self-in-Context as Responsive Evaluators

Hazel Symonette, Ph.D. , Founder, director of the Student Success Institute; Program development & assessment specialist in the Division of Student Life

February 22, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Conducting International Evaluations

February 21, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar Series: Optimizing Prediction in the Context of Large-Scale Educational Assessments

David Kaplan, Professor, Educational Psychology, UW-Madison

February 17, 2017, Noon - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street