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Curriculum and Instruction News

Thu
Aug
11
The School of Education's Noah Weeth Feinstein is part of a 12-person committee that produced a report for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine assessing the state of science literacy in the U.S. The study notes that Americans may know more than you think about science. However, when it comes to altering the public’s mindset about complex topics such as climate change, the report says that attitudes may be difficult to change because they are shaped by factors such as values and beliefs -- rather than knowledge of the science alone.
Thu
Aug
04
Madison365.com recently posted a news article about the Xicanx Institute for Education and Self-Determination, which is the brainchild of UW-Madison’s Jorge F. Rodriguez, a doctoral candidate with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Rodriguez, who also holds a master’s degree from the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology, is the instructor and author of the curriculum used within the institute at Madison East High School. UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess was among the people invited by Rodriguez to visit the Xicanx Institute for Education and Self-Determination (XIES).
Thu
Jul
28
UW-Madison alumna and Michigan State University Professor Patricia Edwards is the author of a new book titled, “New Ways to Engage Parents: Strategies and Tools for Teachers and Leaders, K-12.” Edwards received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1979. UW-Madison’s Catherine Compton-Lilly, a faculty member with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, penned the foreword for Edwards’ book.
Tue
Jul
26
UW-Madison alumnus Tim Berto was recently chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) as a member of its 2016 cohort of Teaching Fellows. Berto, who is committed to teaching chemistry to high school students, is receiving his master’s degree in secondary science education from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. This fall, Berto will begin his first year of teaching at Middleton (Wis.) High School.
Mon
Jul
25
UW-Madison alumnus Gerardo Mancilla is joining Edgewood College's School of Education as the new director of Education Administration. Mancilla will also be joining Edgewood’s School of Education as a faculty member, announced Timothy D. Slekar, dean of Edgewood's School of Education. Mancilla earned his Ph.D. from UW-Madison's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2015, and also received a master's degree in multicultural education from UW-Madison.
Thu
Jul
21
UW-Madison alumnus Thompson Brandt is the author of a book titled, “The Influence of Don R. Marcouiller,” published by Bookstand. Marcouiller was director of the UW marching band in the early 1950s, and from 1956 to 1987 was director of bands at Drake University. Brandt earned a master’s degree (1985) in educational administration and Ph.D. (1985) from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in music education.
Tue
Jul
19
UW-Madison’s Constance Steinkuehler and Kurt Squire recently spoke with Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, about the “Pokémon Go” phenomenon that’s garnering attention across the globe. Steinkuehler and Squire co-direct the Games+Learning+Society Center within the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Both also are faculty members studying digital media with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Meanwhile, Squire also appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's "The Joy Cardin Show" on July 18 to further talk about the “Pokémon Go” craze.
Fri
Jul
15
Students who make relevant arm movements while learning can improve their knowledge and retention of math, research has shown. Now researchers at UW-Madison and Southern Methodist University, Dallas, have developed a model using geometry proofs that shows potential for wide adoption -- a video game in which students make movements with their arms to learn abstract math concepts. This project is being led by UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan and Peter Steiner, and SMU’s Candace Walkington. This research team is also collaborating with SMU Guildhall, SMU's graduate-level academic program focused on digital game development.
Tue
Jul
05
UW-Madison’s Constance Steinkuehler was the keynote speaker at the 2016 New Media Consortium Summer Conference in Rochester, New York. Steinkuehler talked about her research that suggests key advances are needed to help usher in a new golden age of games. She also discussed the intellectual life of commercial entertainment video games, the ways in which the culture of play functions as a critique of schooling, and how games might serve as a vehicle for American domestic policy.
Fri
Jul
01
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Summer 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni, and features a cover story about the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is celebrating 20 years of bridging campus and community.
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