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

Lunch and Learn: How WCER Projects Address Educational Equity

October 30, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture: Evaluating the Impact of Performance Funding

Nick Hillman, Associate Professor, UW–Madison Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

October 27, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


The Future of Higher Education Credentials

Sean Gallaher, Executive Director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy

October 24, 2017, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture: Black in the ‘Burbs

Linn Posey-Maddox, Associate Professor, UW–Madison Educational Policy Studies

October 20, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


A Framework for Supporting Teachers to Facilitate Effective Whole Class Discussions in K-8 Math

Teruni Lamberg, Associate Professor of Elementary Mathematics EducationUniversity of Nevada, Reno

October 12, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture: Games and Learning 101

David Gagnon, Program Director, Field Day Lab at the Wisocnsin Institute for Discovery

October 6, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Where We Fit: The Role of Staff & Teachers in Community-School Partnerships

October 2, 2017, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Online Webinar


ITP Lecture: Understanding Fractions: A Case Study in Educational Neuroscience

Edward Hubbard, Assistant Professor, UW–Madison Education Psychology

September 29, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


#LowerEd: Why a Critical View of the “Skills Gap” Is Essential in Today’s Higher Education Landscape

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University

September 29, 2017, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP Seminar: An Introduction to Quantitative Ethnography

David Williamson Shaffer, Professor, UW–Madison Education Psychology

September 22, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture: Understanding, Measuring, and Assessing the Development of Interpersonal Skills in 4K

Kristin Shutts, Associate Professor, Psychology, UW-Madison

September 15, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Teacher Speakout!

Nine public school teachers from seven rural districts around Wisconsin, Barneveld, La Farge, Markesan, Mauston, Mercer, Phillips and River Valley School Districts

May 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159), 1000 Bascom Mall


Harry Brighouse: Morality and Justice in Higher Education

Harry Brighouse, Director, Center for Ethics and Education

April 10, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, 198 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Exploring the Evaluation Process, Impact on Policy and Programs, and Evaluation as a Career Path

March 31, 2017, Noon - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Lunch and Learn Series: Grand Challenges

Rich Halverson, Co-Director, Grand Challenges Initiative

March 27, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street