Curriculum and Instruction News
UW-Madison’s School of Education has published its annual “2016 AERA Presentation Guide.” Faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison and across the University of Wisconsin System are participating in more than 200 events at this year's American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting April 8 to 12 in Washington, D.C.
UW-Madison alumnus Gerardo Mancilla, a dual language immersion teacher at Cherokee Middle School, was profiled on the Madison Schools’ website. Mancilla recently completed his Ph.D. with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum & Instruction. "I went into teaching to support youth in being successful by preparing them academically, socially and emotionally," Mancilla says in the story.
What does it mean to be science literate? How do we stack up against other countries? How is science literacy measured? These and other questions are under the microscope of a 12-member National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel that includes UW-Madison's Noah Feinstein, a faculty member with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
The Chicago Tribune recently put the spotlight on UW-Madison alumna Jessica Stovall as one of 30 finalists for the 2016 Golden Apple Award. Stovall, who earned a degree in secondary education from the School of Education in 2007, is an Oak Park (Ill.) and River Forest High School English teacher. She was nominated for the award by a former student.
Li-Ching Ho, a faculty member with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is receiving a Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award from UW-Madison. This award provides flexible research funds in the amount of $100,000 over two academic years. Li-Ching will use this funding to conduct a qualitative study that aims to investigate Singapore and Philippine teachers’ and students’ conceptualizations of environmental citizenship, which is an under-researched area.
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Kenneth Zeichner recently authored an article in Brookings.edu in response to an essay on changes to teacher preparation programs brought on by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Zeichner's article is titled, “Promoting innovation and maintaining high standards in teacher education through ESSA.”
UW-Madison’s Erica Halverson will be performing a variety of songs in a celebration of her 40 years of life at Wisconsin Union Theater’s Frederic March Play Circle on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. “Forty is the New Awesome” will indulge musical theater fans with songs from classic shows including “Grease” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” The set list also includes 90’s pop and hip-hop from popular music artists. Halverson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
UW-Madison’s Gail Lori Prasad will be receiving the Leithwood Award, which recognizes the Thesis of the Year at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Prasad is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She earned her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Her work was recognized by OISE for its research excellence, significance, concept, design, and execution.
The work of UW-Madison's Erica Halverson is highlighted in a recent article out of UW-Milwaukee that’s headlined, “Electrifying research encourages young scientists.” Halverson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The article is about an evaluation of a “maker experience” exhibit in partnership with the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, with a grant from the Herzfeld Foundation.
For the third consecutive year, UW-Madison’s School of Education is rated No. 1 among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings released March 16. According to the "2017 Best Education Schools" index, the U.S. News graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fourth overall, behind only Stanford University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. Last year, UW-Madison ranked fifth overall.