Wisconsinites Agree on Broad Purposes of Higher Education Despite Divisive Political Climate

October 30, 2018

UW-Madison student-led research shows residents with opposing ideologies share belief that public higher education serves broad and varied purposes


Brillion Students Meet Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case

October 30, 2018

Last fall, Keith Polkinghorne received a call from Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education wondering if he and his students would be interesting in testing out an online video game - Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case - as it was being developed. The request was happily granted.


WPT Video Game Tested Locally

October 30, 2018

Bonduel students, library specialist help to develop ‘Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case’


The Capitol Case

October 30, 2018

Local teachers help develop video game to teach state history


WPT Education’s Capitol Game Gets Top Score

October 30, 2018

This October, WPT Education was excited to introduce Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case, a free online video game set in and around the Wisconsin State Capitol, that assists educators in teaching social studies, while giving students the chance to be “history detectives.”


Elmwood Elementary Students Help Develop Online Video Game

October 30, 2018

The Oct. 10 release of the online video game Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case on WPTeducation.org not only gave elementary level students a new way to have fun while learning at school, but it also put Elmwood Elementary on the map throughout the state.


WIES Lecture: Excellent Content Teaching for Multilingual Students

October 25, 2018

Kara Mitchell Viesca’s work centers on content teaching for multilingual students. In this talk, she will discuss theoretical advancements and empirical work with important implications for research, policy and practice in content teaching, as well as teacher learning-practices that address issues of inequity and social justice for multilingual students.


The Vocational Significance of Cultural Identity

October 25, 2018

Race/ethnicity are strong predictors of educational outcomes and labor market position (Byars-Winston, Fouad & Wen, 2015). In this presentation, Professor Byars-Winston will briefly review the evidence for and vocational relevance of cultural identity. She will use the Outline for Cultural Formulation model to illustrate its applicability for career assessment and career counseling integrating the concept of cultural identity for African American students (Byars-Winston, 2010), and will conclude the presentation by delineating implications for promoting workforce diversity.


WCER Launches New Research-to-Practice Center in Early Childhood Education

October 23, 2018

Early childhood education is a well-studied field. However, Beth Graue, the Sorenson Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UW–Madison’s School of Education and a former kindergarten teacher, realized something was missing. Graue decided a new type of research initiative was needed―one that grounds its work in the practical wisdom of classroom teaching.


Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case

October 15, 2018

Meet Jo Wilder, a young girl who searches for history in the state capitol with her pet badger. Field Day Lab created this game with multiple community partners to help teachers introduce students to historical inquiry. The game addresses academic state standards for social studies, English language arts and information technology.


Matthews Receives NSF Award to Study Ways to Help Students Better Understand the Equal Sign

September 27, 2018

UW-Madison’s Percival Matthews is the principal investigator on a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that’s designed to examine ways to promote equal sign knowledge among school children.


Making Sense of Big Data

September 26, 2018   |   By Karen Rivedal

It happens with every credit-card swipe and GPS ping. It’s part of writing an email, sending a text or posting on Instagram. It can be trigged by playing an online game, ordering dinner on a smartphone or surfing for best buys on a tablet.


Siftr: A Tool for the Folklore Classroom

September 21, 2018

Siftr is a freely available data collection and visualization platform that allows users to upload and geotag images and record and share associated notes and field observations.


Jackson Featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education

September 20, 2018

WeiLAB director Jerlando F.L. Jackson was featured in the September 20 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education


Vlach, Matthews Earn Understanding Human Cognition Awards from McDonnell Foundation

September 20, 2018

UW-Madison’s Haley Vlach and Percival Matthews each recently received an Understanding Human Cognition Scholar Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF).