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).


Albers Named School Psychology Journal Editor

September 13, 2018

Craig Albers, an associate professor of educational psychology and co-principal investigator of WCER’s new Rural Education Research and Implementation Center, has been named as the 11th editor of the Journal of School Psychology by the Society for the Study of School Psychology.


STEM faculty receive $10 million grant to advocate inclusivity and opportunity for undergraduates

September 11, 2018

The new initiative will work to make a successful STEM program for both faculty and students that are “women, members of minority racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.”


UW Gets $10 Million Grant to Diversify STEM Faculty

September 11, 2018

To broaden participation in STEM programs and fields, the National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $10 million INCLUDES Alliance grant to be co-led by UW-Madison’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.


Can Video Games Change Your Brain? UW Research Suggests Games Can Build Empathy

September 11, 2018

Can video games change your brain? UW research suggests games can build empathy


The Science and Art of Mentoring

September 10, 2018

We often do not seize the numerous opportunities we are afforded to shape the learning experiences of our mentees, let alone influence the environments in which those experiences transpire. We do not frequently enough embrace the art of mentoring.


UW–Madison to Co-Lead $10 Million NSF Grant to Cultivate a More Diverse, Inclusive STEM Faculty

September 6, 2018

Project Seeks to Enable More Underrepresented Students to Succeed in STEM Fields


WCER’s Hora Adds Chinese University to Internship Study

September 5, 2018

Matt Hora, a research scientist at UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research, has just begun a 2.5-week residency as a guest professor in the School of Education at Tianjin University in China.


Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work

August 20, 2018

How can educators ensure that young people who attain a postsecondary credential are adequately prepared for the future? Matthew T. Hora and his co-authors, Ross Benbow and Amanda Oleson, explain that the answer is not simply that students need more specialized technical training to meet narrowly defined employment opportunities