News by Year: 2017

A Panel Discussion about Careers in Academia

November 15, 2017

Faculty in the School of Education discussed careers in academia. A brief presentation and panel discussion described searching for jobs, participating in on-campus interviews, and negotiating job offers.


Attention and Learning in Young Children

November 15, 2017

Anna Fisher’s talk focused on the development of attention regulation during the preschool period, and its importance for learning when children begin formal schooling.


Matthew Hora, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions

October 31, 2017

Matthew Hora is a research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and an assistant professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his role as director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions he talks here about producing research that has a direct translation to the world of practice.


Project to Produce Roadmap for Teaching Elementary Grades Algebra

October 29, 2017

Study will produce a prototype Grades K-2 instructional sequence, related assessments and characterizations of progressions in students’ thinking


Iowa State University Selects Jerlando Jackson for Alumni Achievement Award

October 25, 2017

Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences has selected Jerlando F. L. Jackson, professor of higher education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, for its 2017 Alumni Achievement Award.


The CALL for Improved Learning

October 23, 2017   |   By Lynn Armitage

In a quest to answer the question, “How can we improve student learning?” hundreds of schools all over the country—and in Denmark and Japan—are answering the CALL.


Cleveland Heights High Students Host National MSAN Conference on Closing racial Gaps in Classrooms

October 23, 2017

Students from the Cleveland Heights School district, the hosts of the 2017 MSAN Student Conference, were featured in cleveland.com.


Hora and Colleagues Awarded $2.2 Million from National Science Foundation

October 20, 2017

Matthew Hora and colleagues have been awarded $2.2 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate whether four specific competencies – teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and self-directed learning - are being cultivated in college classrooms and workplace training.


Williamson Shaffer Awarded $2 Million from the National Science Foundation

October 17, 2017

David Williamson Shaffer has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and study a tool to let STEM teachers generate models of social, economic, and environmental issues in their own communities.


Halverson Awarded $1.1 Million from the National Science Foundation

October 17, 2017

Erica Halverson and co-investigators from Northcentral Technical College have been awarded a grant of $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation to design, deliver and study mobile maker experiences for people in rural communities in central Wisconsin.


Madison School District’s 4K Program Boosting Opportunity for Minority, Low-Income Youngsters

October 9, 2017

New research shows the Madison School District’s 4-year-old-kindergarten program is enrolling a greater share of minority and low-income children, potentially boosting opportunity for historically disadvantaged youths as more 4K participants overall go on to district kindergarten.


New Faculty in the School of Education Present Their Work

October 5, 2017

Featuring:

  • Jordan Conwell, Sociology, Educational Policy Studies, on race and class inequality in education
  • Peter Wardrip, Curriculum & Instruction, on learning in makerspaces
  • Natalie Zervou, Dance, on the intersections between dance and national identity
  • Nicole Louie, Curriculum & Instruction, on efforts to shift the culture of mathematics teaching


Summit on Barriers Faced by Black Male Students Comes to Toronto

October 4, 2017

The 6th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME), organized by Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University, begins today in Toronto.


UW Study: Wisconsin Children Unequally Ready for Kindergarten

October 4, 2017

Eric Grodsky, WCER researcher and UW–Madison professor of sociology and educational policy studies, was recently interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio about 4k readiness.


New WEDC Position to Coordinate Statewide Talent Attraction Efforts

October 4, 2017

Matt Hora, director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), was quoted in the Wisconsin State Journal on a new position being created at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.