Wisconsin Ideas in Education Series (WIES)

WIES is an interdisciplinary speaker series intended for educators and future educators across campus. It is organized by early career faculty members from across UW-Madison’s School of Education, with support from WCER, with the goal of bringing leading scholars to UW–Madison to share and discuss their work in education research. WIES talks take place every two weeks on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Wisconsin Idea Room of the Education Building.



Past Events

WIES Lecture: Citizen Sociolinguistics: What is it? Why do it?

Betsy Rymes, Professor and Chair of Educational Linguistics University of Pennsylvania

December 14, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series: Milestones and Musings from Movement to Math

Dor Abrahamson, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California - Berkeley

November 30, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Lecture: School of Education Alumni Panel: Where Are They Now?

SoE Alumni, Eight graduates of UW–Madison's School of Education

November 16, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series: Retrieval-Based Learning: Active Retrieval Promotes Meaningful Learning

Jeffrey D. Karpicke, James V. Bradley Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

November 2, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series: Education Reform and Gender

Margaret Smith Crocco, Professor of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

October 19, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series: Participatory Design as a Practice in Designing for Learning

Betsy DiSalvo, Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech

October 5, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series: The Role of Social Context in Beginning Teacher Development

Peter Youngs, Associate Professor of Education, University of Virginia

September 21, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series: Everyday Life Settings for Environmental Learning and Stewardship

Nicole M. Ardoin, Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education

April 27, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series: The Intertwined Development of Spacial & Numerical Cognition

Nora Newcombe, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University

April 20, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series “An Act of Knowing”

David H. Clemens, Artist in Residence, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

March 30, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES: Effects of Retrieval Practice on Learning: Moving Toward the Real World

Lisa Fazio, Assistant Professor, Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

March 16, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES: The Specificity of Black Suffering

Michael Dumas, Assistant Professor, University of California–Berkeley

March 2, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES: Gendered Dynamics at Home and at School

Simone Ispa-Landa, Northwestern University

February 17, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Preparing Elementary Teachers for Ambitious Science Teaching

Elizabeth Davis, Associate Professor of Science Education, Chair of Elementary Teacher Education, University of Michigan

February 3, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


More Than Just Skill: Inequities, Identities and Mathematics Remediation Among Black Undergraduates

Gregory Larnell, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago

December 2, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall