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

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


ITP Seminar | Cost-Benefit Analysis for Educational Interventions: Value of a High School Graduation

David L. Weimer, Professor, LaFollette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison Department of Political Science

October 4, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 253, Educational Sciences Building


Population Health/WEC/RERIC | Evidence-Based Health Policy Briefing on Education and Health

Karen Odegaard, Teal VanLanen, Annalee Good, Aronn Peterson, Nicole Bowman, Carolee Dodge Francis, Craig Albers, UW Population Health, Algoma School District, WCER (WEC & RERIC), MMSD, UNLV

October 3, 2019, 10 am-12:15 pm, Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 411 South


CCWT |(Auto)ethnographic Perspectives on the College-to-Workforce Transition for Anthropology Majors

Daniel Ginsberg, Manager of Education, Research and Professional Development at the American Anthropological Association

October 1, 2019, 10 am, Room 159, Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, UW-Madison


CCWT | What Can I Do With a Degree in Anthropology?

Daniel Ginsberg, Manager of Education, Research and Professional Development at the American Anthropological Association

September 30, 2019, 3:30 pm, Room 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, UW-Madison


ITP | Non-Academic Careers in Educational Research

Carl Frederick, Ken Taylor, Oriana Eversole, Trisha Borman, Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction; Kids Forward; Madison Metropolitan School District; American Institutes for Research

September 27, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


Sociology Colloquium | Administering Austerity in the New University

Laura Hamilton, Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of California Merced

September 25, 2019, 12:15 - 1:30 pm with reception to follow, 8417 Sewell Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, UW-Madison


Data & Pizza for Grad Students: Explore Your Research Questions Using Existing Data Sources

Amy Claessens, Associate Professor, Gulbrandsen Distinguished Chair in Early Childhood Education, UW-Madison

September 24, 2019, 3-4 pm, Room 253, Educational Sciences Building


ITP | Understanding Elementary School Absences in Chicago

Mimi Engel, Associate Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder School of Education

September 20, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


America to Me Series Episode 1 | Context Matters: The Permanence of Racism

Students, families, school board members administrators and educators at Oak Park and River Forest High School, This viewing is for WCER faculty, staff and students only.

May 21, 2019, Noon - 2 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


ITP Seminar |  Matthew Cooper Borkenhagen

Matthew Cooper Borkenhagen, University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 3, 2019, Noon -1:30 pm, Educational Sciences 259


CCWT Spring Seminar Series:  Participatory Action Research as a Grassroots Challenge

Gary L. Anderson, Professor, Educational Leadership, New York University Steinhardt

April 29, 2019, 10:00, Education Building, 159, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP Seminar in Education Sciences | Internship Day

April 26, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences, Room 259


MEP Research Symposium: Partnering for Progress

MMSD Ricardo Jara, Beth Vaade, Culleen Witthuhn & UW-Madison Katie Eklund, Beth Graue, Eric Grodsky, Katie Ostrander, Bob Mathieu

April 25, 2019, 4-6:30 pm, Spark Building, 821 E. Washington Ave., Madison