See the World Through Siftr

January 31, 2018   |   By Lynn Armitage

Think of the world as one big classroom. That is the concept behind Siftr, an online citizen-science platform created in 2015 by David Gagnon, director of Field Day Lab at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, to help promote fieldwork in schools.


Assessment Tool to Measure Mentorship Role in Undergraduate Research

January 30, 2018

January is National Mentor Month and UW-Madison has reason to celebrate. For over two decades, the university has been a nationally recognized leader in evidence-based research mentor and mentee training, and has led the way in providing high-quality undergraduate research experiences. Thanks to the dedicated work of a group of units from across campus, yet another exciting, new advancement is underway.


From Inclusion to Inclusive Schooling: ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom

January 29, 2018

Most English language learners find themselves in mainstream rather than ESL or bilingual classrooms. This reality has important implications for how mainstream teachers structure their instruction. This talk will explore ELLs’ experiences in mainstream classrooms and the importance of educators of using multilingual instruction with these students.


WIDA Conference Extends Call for Proposals

January 25, 2018

Submit your presentation proposal before the new deadline of Feb. 4.


Hora Receives National Book Honor

January 25, 2018

Book challenges the argument that higher education is insufficiently attuned to workplace needs


WIDA Awarded $147,221 to Improve Outcomes for Alaskan Yup’ik Students

January 25, 2018

Project seeks to improve outcomes for Alaskan Yup’ik native students in school and life.


Ghousseini Awarded $2.5 Million to Study Teachers’ Thinking

January 25, 2018

The project will study how teachers’ thinking and sensemaking may support or constrain their learning to promote disciplinary argumentation.


Board Approves Establishing Committee to Study Teacher Compensation

January 23, 2018

The Silver Lake-Salem School Board Monday night approved establishing a 10-member committee charged with studying alternate compensation, particularly for the pay structure for teachers.


Wisconsin K-12 Teachers: Come Have a Field Day!

January 17, 2018

If you love teaching and are looking for new ways to inspire your K-12 students outside the classroom, we invite you to apply for a Field Day Fellowship.


Hora, CCWT Awarded Grant from UW System

January 11, 2018

Congratulations to Matt Hora and The Center for College-Workforce Transitions for receiving $25,000 from the University of Wisconsin System to study how college internships impact student outcomes such as college completion, employment status and wages upon graduation, and vocational self-concept.


Call for Proposals Open for 2018 MSAN Institute

January 11, 2018

The MSAN Institute is a two-day, intensive professional development opportunity dedicated to growing our understanding of how school districts develop equity-focused leadership and nurture cultural competence.


‘Excessive Video Gaming’ in Draft as a Mental Health Condition

January 2, 2018

The World Health Organization included “excessive video gaming” in its draft of the 2018 International Classification of Diseases.


Madison Pre-K Benefits Student Behavior And Literacy

January 2, 2018

Students enrolled in Madison’s pre-K program showed improvements in literacy and behavioral skills compared to similar students not enrolled in the program, according to a recently published study.


Year-end Message Urges Educators to Speak Truth to the World

December 21, 2017

In an internal year-end message, Wisconsin Center for Education Research Director Bob Mathieu urged faculty, researchers and staff to share their knowledge widely.


Berland and Colleagues Awarded $409K for Formative Assessments in Computer Science

December 20, 2017

The project will design, develop and study formative assessments to help students and teachers understand how, what, and why they are learning in computer science.