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Curriculum and Instruction News

Wed
Jun
29
Emily Schroeder, an alumna of UW-Madison who teaches third grade at Madison’s Lincoln Elementary, spent much of the 2015-16 school year incorporating American Indian studies into her everyday curriculum. School of Education video producer Eric Rajala caught up with Schroeder and her students at the end of the academic year, when they visited McCarthy Conservation Park in nearby Cottage Grove. There, the students learned Ho-Chunk traditions from Tribal Heritage Preservation Officer Bill Quackenbush.
Tue
Jun
28
In recognition of their career-long commitment to educational interests, the WARF Board announced June 28 that it is endowing the Mary and Carl Gulbrandsen Distinguished Chair in Early Childhood Education. The chair will be part of a new center focused on early childhood education and practice. The new center will be situated within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in UW-Madison’s School of Education. School of Education Dean Diana Hess said a national search for the chair will ensue in the fall 2016.
Fri
Jun
24
Wisconsin isn’t the only Badger state — Minnesota has experienced the benefit of being home to more than 23,000 UW-Madison alumni. On June 23, more than 200 of them gathered in the Minneapolis Convention Center to celebrate the impact that their alma mater makes in Minnesota and around the globe, and to join in the university’s All Ways Forward campaign. The event brought several top UW-Madison faculty members to Minnesota for the evening, including Erica Halverson, an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Wed
Jun
22
Education Week recently published a report headlined, “The ‘Maker’ Movement Is Coming to K-12: Can Schools Get It Right?” UW-Madison’s Erica Halverson is among the range of experts -- from a number of fields -- interviewed for this in-depth report. The associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction tells Education Week, "The fear out there is that schools have to choose between making and academic work, but empirically that turns out not to be true."
Fri
Jun
17
UW-Madison alumnus Ben Westphal was selected as a 2016-17 Woodrow Wilson Wisconsin MBA Fellow in Education Leadership. This fellowship program was launched in 2014 in partnership with the Milwaukee School of Engineering to develop a new model in education leader preparation, equipping graduates to head changing 21st century schools across the state. Westphal received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education-biology from the School of Education in 1996. He is currently a science teacher, science department chair, and instructional coach at Brookfield (Wisconsin) East High School.
Mon
Jun
13
UW-Madison alumna Maureen Gillette was named the new dean of Seton Hall University’s College of Education and Human Services earlier this month. Gillette, who has served as the dean of the College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University since 2005, will begin her new post on Aug. 1. Gillette earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1990, with a minor in educational administration from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Jun
02
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universidad de Santiago de Chile for his significant contributions to critical education. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. The award was given to him during a ceremony on May 24 and is Apple’s 10th honorary degree or equivalent. Such honors are among the highest in academia.
Wed
Jun
01
Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, recently featured the new non-profit Breathe for Change that was launched by UW-Madison alumna Ilana Nankin. Breathe for Change is an organization that trains teachers in yoga and mindfulness techniques. It was started by Nankin while she was pursuing her Ph.D. with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Nankin received her doctorate and graduated in May.
Tue
May
24
UW-Madison’s Beth Graue earlier this month appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) for a report on Wisconsin’s high ranking nationally for access to free preschool programs. The WPR segment explains that Wisconsin stands out for preschool access -- but notes how the state’s hands-off approach could mean uneven program quality. Graue -- a former kindergarten teacher who is the Sorenson Professor of Childhood Studies and chair of the nation’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction -- then helps WPR put this topic in perspective.
Fri
May
20
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty were honored earlier this month with awards supported by the estate of professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). Those from across the School of Education receiving Vilas recognition are: Geoffrey Borman, Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, David Williamson Shaffer, Jin-Wen Yu, Jim Escalante, Lesley Bartlett and Li-Ching Ho.
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