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 | 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


CANCELLED | What Drives Racial/Ethnic Disparities in School Discipline?

Jayanti Owens, Assistant Professor of Psychology, International and Public Affairs, Brown University

March 13, 2020, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


WEPOP/Annalee Good Book and Policy Discussion

Annalee Good, WCER researcher and evaluator

March 10, 2020, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m., Memorial High School, 201 S Gammon Road, Literacy Center


Field Day Lab | AI and Video Games in Education Lunch

David Gagnon, Robert Nowak, Bernadette Baker, Researchers, University of Wisconsin-Madison

March 6, 2020, 12-1 pm, Morgridge Commons, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP | Estimating Treatment Effects in Multi-Site Randomized Trials

Stephen Raudenbush, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

February 28, 2020, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


ITP | Rethinking Connections Between Research & Practice: What 4,000 Teachers & Administrators Say

Henry May, Director of the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, Associate Professor, University of Delaware

February 21, 2020, 12 - 1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building


ITP | Overview of Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative

WEC Staff Members, Community of Evaluation Experts for PreK-12 Education Systems

February 14, 2020, 12 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences, Room 259


CRECE | Early Learning Community Get Together: Expanding Notions of Play

Angela Pyle, Assistant Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

February 11, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm, 13th Floor, Educational Sciences Building, 1025 W. Johnson St.


CRECE | Connecting Play and Learning in the Kindergarten Classroom

Angela Pyle, Assistant Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

February 11, 2020, 12-1 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building, 1025 W. Johnson St.


ITP | How Should We Study Replication?

Larry V. Hedges, Professor of Statistics, Northwestern University

February 7, 2020, 12 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences, Room 259


ITP | Class Size Effects in Eighth Grade in Europe: Evidence from TIMSS

Spyros Konstantopoulos, Professor of Measurement and Quantitative Methods, College of Education, Michigan State University

January 31, 2020, 12-1:30 pm, Room 259, Educational Sciences Building