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

ITP | The Powerful Impact of Social Norms on Intergroup Attitudes and Behaviors

Marcus Brauer, Professor, UW-Madison Department of Psychology

November 22, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


The Network | Are Public Schools Becoming Constitution-Free Zones?

Justin Driver, Professor, Yale Law School

November 18, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall


ITP | Growth Mindset and the Structure of School Curricular Opportunities

Paul Hanselman, University of California, Irvine, Department of Sociology

November 15, 2019, 12 - 1:30 PM, Room 253, Educational Sciences Building


Center for Ethics & Education: Debating Education: Is There a Role for Markets?

Harry Brighouse, UW-Madison Mildred Fish Harnack Professor of Philosophy, Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies

November 5, 2019, 5-6 pm, Memorial Union -- Check TITU


School of Education | When, If Ever, Can Assessment Foster Equity?

Lorrie Shepard, University Distinguished Professor & Dean Emerita School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder

October 30, 2019, 4 pm Lecture & 5 pm Reception, Room 159 & Morgridge Commons, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, UW-Madison


American Academy of Arts & Sciences | Improving Teaching: One Professor’s Experience

Harry Brighouse, Sandy Baum, Michael McPherson, UW-Madison, Skidmore College, Spencer Foundation

October 30, 2019, 4:30 pm Reception | 5 pm Program, Room 6191, Helen C. White Building, 600 N. Park Street


Researcher Regulatory Fair

Campus Resources, UW–Madison Research

October 29, 2019, 11 am - 1:30 pm, Varsity Hall, Union South


Mental Health at the Forefront of the Global Refugee Crisis

Dr. Essam Daod, Child psychiatrist and psychotherapist, founder of Humanity Crew

October 28, 2019, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


ITP | Baby’s First Years: Testing the Impact of Poverty Reduction in Early Childhood

Katherine Magnuson, UW-Madison School of Social Work, Director Institute for Research on Poverty

October 25, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


MSAN Student Conference 2019| The Roses That Grew From Concrete

Mandela Barnes; José González; Bettina Love, Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor; Tucson Unified School District and Xicanx Institute; University of Georgia

October 23, 2019, 4-10 pm; 7:30 am-10 pm; 7:30 am -10 pm; 8-10 am, Concourse Hotel and UW-Madison Campus


CCWT | 2nd Annual National Symposium on College Internship Research

Keynote Addresses by , April Kedrowicz, NC State University; and Ross Perlin, author of "Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little . . ."

October 23, 2019, 8 am - 6 pm & 8:30 am to 3 pm, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, UW-Madison Campus


ICQE19 | International Conference on Quantitative Ethnography 2019 @ICQE19

David Shaffer, Dragan Gašević, Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens, Jim Gee, Simon Buckingham Shum, Karin Frey, Jun Oshima, Adam Lefstein, UW-Madison & Universities of Monash, Clemson, Arizona State, Technology Sydney, Washington, Shizouka, Ben Gurion of the Negev

October 19, 2019, Times vary by day, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, UW-Madison Campus


ITP Seminar | Racialized Prisms: A Randomized Experiment on Families’ Perceptions of Schools

Chantal Hailey, PhD Candidate, New York University

October 18, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


UW-Madison Shared Governance Reception and Information Session

Rebecca Blank, Karl Scholz, Laurent Heller, UW-Madison Chancellor, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

October 16, 2019, 3-4:30 pm, Great Hall, Memorial Union


ITP | Does Fatherhood Affect Men’s Educational Attainment? Evidence from Brazilian Data

Ana Cristina Collares, University of Brasília

October 11, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building