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



Past Events

ITP | Making Friends & Influencing Practice: Collaborative Research Relationships with Schools and Districts

Eric Grodsky, Beth Vaade, MEP co-director and professor, UW−Madison; MEP co-director and executive director of research & innovation, MMSD

April 21, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Examining the Logic of K−12 Fiscal Accountability: Evidence of the Relationship Between California’s AB 1200 Fiscal Accountability System, District Expenditures, and Student Outcomes

Christopher Saldaña, Asst Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW−Madison

April 7, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Conditions Under Which College Students Can Be Responsive to Nudging

Lindsay Page, Associate Professor, Education Policy, Brown University

March 24, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


Studies on supporting English learner students: State policy, classroom practice, and bridging research to practice

Rachel Garrett, Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research

March 14, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Can Utility Value Interventions in Introductory Chemistry Improve Persistence and Promote Diversity in STEM Fields?

Michael Asher, Graduate Student, Psychology, UW–Madison

March 3, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Teacher in Action with AI Tutors: A Multimodal Analytics Approach to Recenter Teacher Practices in Human-AI Partnered Classrooms

Shamya Karumbaiah, Incoming Asst Professor, Educational Psychology, UW Madison

February 17, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | The Impact of DACA on the Occupation Outcomes of Undocumented Migrants

Camila Morales, Assistant Professor, Economics, UT Dallas and Visiting Scholar, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

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


ITP | Getting Fit Right: A Multidimensional Approach to Understanding Inequality in College Outcomes

Christina Ciocca Eller, Assistant Professor, Harvard University

December 9, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Exploring and Understanding English Learners’ College Pathways: EL Educational Research as It Informs and is Informed by Policy and Practice

Rebecca Callahan, Professor, University of Vermont

December 2, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | The Foundational Inequality – Race Differences in Education Mobility in the US

Katie Jajtner, Scientist, UW−Madison

November 4, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Can Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs Improve Student Non-Test Outcomes and Teacher Diversity? Evidence from New York City

Soobin Kim, Research Scientist, Education Analytics

October 14, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


William T. Grant Scholars Program Info Session: Strategies and Tips for Success

Adam Gamoran, President, William T. Grant Foundation

October 7, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grainger Hall Room 1180


ITP | Effects of Financial Aid Policy on Short- and Long-Term Individual Outcomes

Fabian Pfeffer , Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Michigan

October 7, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Grantwriting Workshop

September 23, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences


ITP | Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Causal Impacts of Reverse Transfer Associate Degrees on Education and Labor Market Outcomes

Assistant Professor Taylor Odle, Educational Policy Studies, UW−Madison

September 16, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom