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

Against Captivity: School Discipline and Black Girls in the Afterlife of Slavery

Connie Wun, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago

April 8, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Knowledge-Action Gaps: The Difficulties of Providing Useful Information for Families

Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education, Stanford University

March 18, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Neural and Behavioral Foundations of Early Numeracy

Daniel C. Hyde, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 4, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Teacher Education in Stressful Times: Recruitment, Retention, Responsibility and Morale

Katy Heyning, Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

February 18, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


New Governance Through New Policy Networks in Education

Gary Anderson, Professor of Educational Administration at New York University

February 4, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Applying Cognitive Science Principles to Promote Durable and Efficient Learning

Sean Kang, Dartmouth College, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Director of the Dartmouth Cognition & Education Laboratory

December 3, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Spatial Cognition and STEM Learning: When, How and Why?

David Uttal, Northwestern University, Professor of Psychology

November 19, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


The Land and the Hand or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Glass

Bryan McGovern Wilson , Fellow of the Creative Glass Center of America, Artist in Residence, The Everglades National Park

November 5, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Exploring Academic Resiliency and Educational Experiences of Kenyan and U.S. Adolescent Girls

Tonia Durden, University of Nebraska, Assistant Professor in Child, Youth and Family Studies

October 22, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Exploring the Pervasiveness of Bullying Among Diverse Populations of Students: Using Science to Info

Chad Rose, University of Missouri, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education

October 8, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Motivational Environments: Strategies for Advanced Personalized Learning and Intelligent Creativity

Winslow Burleson , Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Informatics, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

September 24, 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall