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



Past Events

CCWT | Building New Roots: Growing Participatory Action Research in Practice in a New Context

Julissa Ventura, Marquette University

February 22, 2021, 11 am Central Time on Zoom, ZOOM VIRTUAL PRESENTATION


ITP | Cluster-Robust Inference in Quantitative Education Research

James Pustejovsky, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

February 19, 2021, 12 - 1:30 pm Central Time on Zoom, ZOOM Virtual Presentation


CCWT | Uneven Experiences and Rewards in the Intern Economy: The Case of Arts and Design Graduates

Alexandre Frenette , Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University

February 17, 2021, 11 am Central Time (US and Canada), VIRTUAL PRESENTATION


ITP | Playful STEM Learning in the School Yard and Community Spaces

Andres Bustamante, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

February 5, 2021, 12-1:30 pm , ZOOM Virtual Presentation


CRECE | Family Engagement in Preschool

Alejandra Ros Pilarz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UW-Madison

February 3, 2021, 3:30-4:30 pm, ZOOM Virtual Presentation


ICQE2020-21 | International Conference on Quantitative Ethnography 2020-21 @ICQEConf

Simon Buckingham Shum; Abigail Wooldridge, University of Technology Sydney; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

January 30, 2021, Session times vary, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA


CCWT | Refugee Resettlement in Wisconsin

Becca Schwartz, Resettlement Director, Jewish Social Services of Madison, ZOOM Presentation

January 26, 2021, 3 pm, ZOOM VIRTUAL PRESENTATION


CCWT Presents: A conversation with Dr. Jenny Chan on Internships and Labor in China

Jenny Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

January 13, 2021, 11:00 am, VIRTUAL PRESENTATION


ITP | Collectively Confronting COVID-19: Teachers’ Unions’ Response to a Global Pandemic

Lesley Lavery; Sara Dahill-Brown, Associate Professor of Political Science, Macalester College; Associate Professor of Politics & Interntional Studies, Wake Fores

December 4, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, Zoom


VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: ISQE | Making Sense of Collocated Teamwork Activity: The Multimodal Matrix as a Quantitative Ethnography Methodology

Vanessa Echeverria; Gloria Milena Fernandez-Nieto; Roberto Martinez-Maldonado; Simon Buckingham Shum, Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil; University of Technology Sydney; Monash University; University of Technology Sydney

December 3, 2020, 3:00 PM (CST), ZOOM


ITP | Student Loan Repayment Prioritization

Amanda Gaulke; Christopher Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Economics, Kansas State University; Senior Financial Economist, Office of the Comptroller of the Curren

November 20, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, Zoom


ITP | Part 4: A Short Course on Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGS) and Causal Mediation

Felix Elwert, Romnes Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison

November 13, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, Zoom Virtual Presentation


ITP | Part 2: A Short Course on Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGS) and Casual Mediation

Felix Elwert, Romnes Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison

October 30, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, Zoom


EPS | Education Research in Community: Reflections on Centering Youth and Families of Color

Julissa Ventura, Eujin Park, Jia-Hui Stefanie Wong, Asst Professor, Marquette University; Postdoc, University of Illinois at Chicago; Asst Professor, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

October 26, 2020, 10-11 am, Virtual Presentation


ITP | Part 1: A Short Course on Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGS) and Causal Mediation

Felix Elwert, Romnes Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison

October 23, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, Zoom