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Curriculum and Instruction News

Thu
Sep
22
UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson and David Gagnon will be discussing the impacts of online games on learning at the Sept. 27 Tech Council Innovation luncheon. Gaming companies and academic experts will present current research on the drawbacks and benefits of educational games and discuss how these games affect learning, with a focus on younger users. The luncheon will be held on from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel.
Tue
Sep
20
As part of the American Educational Research Association’s centennial year programming, AERA invited 31 people to deliver six-minute Ed-Talks that conveyed key research findings crisply, quickly and in ways that were meant to be compelling to policy leaders about the value and relevance of education research. UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess was among those who presented earlier this year in Washington, D.C. Hess’ Ed-Talk, “Political Education in Polarized Times,” is now available for viewing on this YouTube page.
Wed
Sep
14
The Daily Union newspaper recently put the spotlight on some outstanding literacy outreach work being conducted by UW-Madison’s Gay Ivey in Jefferson, Wis. The in-depth report by Pam Chickering Wilson is headlined, “East educators train to promote reading engagement.” The story explains how a group of educators from East Elementary School in Jefferson took part in a three-day institute at UW-Madison in August titled Literacy by the Lakes. Ivey and Ph.D. student Erin Quast then visited the school in September to help the educators implement what they learned.
Tue
Sep
13
A recent letter in The Straits Times -- an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore –- makes note of research conducted by UW-Madison’s Michael Apple. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. The letter writer says: "A recent study by the National Institute of Education's Leonel Lim and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Michael W. Apple revealed pedagogical inequalities in Singapore schools.”
Wed
Sep
07
UW-Madison’s Deidre Green spent this past summer helping lead a writing workshop with the Simpson Street Free Press, The Capital Times reports. Green is pursuing her master’s degree from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The curriculum used by Green and the Free Press will be recognized this fall when Wisconsin’s school superintendent, Tony Evers, presents a "Friend of Education" award to the Simpson Street Free Press.
Fri
Aug
26
Several alumni of UW-Madison's School of Education recently presented research as part of a group panel at the XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, held Aug. 22-26 in Beijing, China. Each of those presenting from UW-Madison as part of the group panel, “Global Struggles for Critical Democratic Education,” earned doctorates from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Wed
Aug
24
With the start of the fall semester quickly approaching, UW-Madison’s School of Education is in the process of welcoming a talented cohort of new faculty members to campus for the upcoming academic year. In 2016-17, eight faculty members are set to join the highly ranked School of Education for the start of the fall semester. Faculty and staff from across the School are invited to meet the new faculty members -- and catch up with old friends -- during the annual Welcome Back Bash on Thursday, Sept. 1. The event, which is held in the Education Building’s North Plaza and includes UW’s own Babcock ice cream, runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Mon
Aug
22
The School of Education on Aug. 4 graduated its first cohort of students from UW-Madison’s new Master of Science for Teaching program, which includes secondary teaching and ESL certification. The day began with the finals conference at which students shared their master’s projects with their peers, program faculty and visitors. Each of the content-area cohorts (science, math, English and social studies) displayed and/or discussed the findings from their master’s papers in group poster sessions. The conference was followed by a dinner and graduation ceremony in the Alumni Lounge at the Pyle Center on Lake Mendota.
Thu
Aug
18
A Madison maker of educational games has just published Diffission, a visual game to teach fractions to middle schoolers without the pain of the traditional "skill and drill." The software will generate up to one billion shapes, and users will have to build fractions from them, says Filament Games CEO Dan White, an alumnus of UW-Madison's School of Education. Diffission joins 13 other games in Filament's "library." The company sells individual games on the web, but its marketing strategy focuses on licensing the library of games to schools or school districts.
Wed
Aug
17
Nine educational video games developed in an unusual collaboration between middle school science teachers and expert game developers have been released nationally by Field Day lab, a project of UW-Madison's Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. The games cover earthquakes, the carbon cycle and the water cycle, among other topics chosen by the teachers during a January workshop on campus. "The main thing we learned was that this collaboration with teachers was even possible," says David Gagnon, director of Field Day and an alumnus of UW-Madison’s School of Education.
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