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 | 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


ITP | Double Jeopardy: Individual Biases, Racialized Orgs, Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Jayanti Owens, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Brown University

October 16, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, ZOOM


Culturally Responsive Research Relationship Skills for Non-Indigenous Researchers

Nicole Bowman-Farrell, Culturally Responsive Research Evaluator, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, UW-Madison School of Education

October 12, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/ub964l


CCWT | Internship Opportunities in Community and Tribal Colleges

Julie E. Lucero, Crystal LoudHawk-Hedgepeth, Asst Prof School of Comm Health Services, Latino Research Center, U of Nevada; Research Associate, American Indian College Fund

October 7, 2020, 11 am VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, Zoom


ITP | Can We Identify Effective Schools? The Role of School Climate

Shanette Porter, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Mindset Network

October 2, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, Zoom


ITP | Right-Sizing Research: A Pipeline Approach for Secondary Writing, Teaching and Learning

Megan Shoji & Oriana Eversole, Researcher, Mathematica; Director of Research and Program Evaluation, MMSD

September 25, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, ZOOM


ITP | Equality of Opportunity & School Segregation:Natural Experiments from Two Policy Interventions

Jeremy Fiel, Assistant Professor, School of Sociology, University of Arizona

September 18, 2020, 12-1:30 pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION, ZOOM


Interdisciplinary Training Program | Equity and allocation of financial aid for New Jersey

Drew Anderson, Associate Economist & Professor, Pardee Rand Graduate School, Rand Corporation, VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

September 11, 2020, 12 - 1:30 pm, VIRTUAL PRESENTATION


CANCELLED | CCWT | Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin

To be rescheduled for the fall

April 10, 2020, 9:30 am-4 pm, Madison College Truax Campus, Room D1630, 1701 Wright Street Madison, WI