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 | 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


RERIC | Value of Place & Partnerships: Lessons from Rural Schools to Strengthen Educator Preparation

Jayne Downey, Associate Professor & Director, Center for Research on Rural Education, Montana State University

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


ITP | Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith, Professor, Department of Economics

December 6, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences, Room 259


CCWT | Internships and Vocational Skills Training in China

Jenny Chan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

December 4, 2019, 9:30 am, Room 159, Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, UW-Madison


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