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:

Interdisciplinary Training Program Seminar in Education Sciences

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.

Qualitative Methods Group Lectures


Community Teaching: Storytelling as Pedagogy

Ma Vang, Associate Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at University of California, Merced

April 19, 2024, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., 2235 Nancy Nicolas Hall


ITP | Methods for Estimating the Pace of Progress to the United Nations Education Sustainable Development Targets

David Kaplan, Professor, Educational Psychology, UW-Madison

April 19, 2024, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom



Past Events

ITP | An Empirical Evaluation of Advanced Phonemic Awareness Training for Struggling Second- and Third-Grade Students

Alex Latham, Graduate Student, Educational Psychology and ITP Fellow, UW-Madison

April 5, 2024, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Making “Fast Friends” during Childhood and Adolescence:  Examining Online and School Contexts

Kat Swerbenski, Graduate Student, Psychology, UW–Madison

March 15, 2024, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


Students’ responses to evidence of systemic racism in a forensic science class: An evaluation

Linden E. Higgins, Department of Biology, University of Vermont & WCER Visiting Researcher

March 14, 2024, Noon to 1:00 p.m., 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Here or There? LGBTQ+ Students’ Access to Safe Schools by Locale in Wisconsin

Erin Gill, Graduate Student, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, UW–Madison

March 8, 2024, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | The development of STEM motivation among diverse adolescents: Barriers and sources of support

Christy Starr, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, UW–Madison

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


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


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


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


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