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Curriculum and Instruction News

Thu
Mar
10
For nearly 30 years, remarkable faculty at UW-Madison have been singled out by their peers for their distinguished contributions to teaching, research and service. Since 1987, these scholars — one from each of the four faculty divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Studies) — have been honored with the prestigious Hilldale Award. And the School of Education’s Michael Apple is among those receiving this top honor in 2016. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies.
Thu
Mar
10
UW-Madison's Eric Knuth and Ana Stephens recently co-authored a report for the March issue of Kappan Magazine headlined, “Build an early foundation for algebra success.” The report explores early algebra as an important gatekeeper to success in the secondary grades and almost every avenue in the job market and schooling. Knuth is a professor of mathematics education with the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Stephens is an associate researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
Wed
Mar
09
UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan will be attending The 6th Latin American School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 13 to 18. Also known as LASchool, this event is a meeting that gathers students and faculty members from across the world. LASchool is designed to help build capacity among young cognitive scientists and neuroscientists to more closely examine pressing research and development problems facing education in Latin America and across the globe.
Wed
Mar
09
Madison365.com has awarded UW-Madison alumna and Mendota Elementary School Principal Carlettra Stanford its first Milton McPike Education Award. Stanford earned her master’s degree from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1996. Milton McPike, who died in 2008, was a highly regarded educator who served as Madison East High School's principal for 23 years.
Tue
Mar
01
UW-Madison’s Gail Lori Prasad will be receiving the 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Second Language Research special interest group. Prasad is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her dissertation was titled, “The Prism of Children’s Plurilingualism: A multi-site inquiry with children as co-researchers across English and French schools.” Prasad completed her Ph.D. work in 2015 at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
Mon
Feb
29
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) recently announced the selection of 22 scholars as 2016 AERA Fellows. And among those earning this prestigious honor is the UW-Madison School of Education’s Maisha T. Winn. She holds the Susan J. Cellmer Endowed Chair in English Education. Winn is a professor of language and literacies with the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. AERA Fellows are selected on the basis of their notable and sustained research achievements. The 2016 Fellows were nominated by their peers, selected by the AERA Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the association’s elected governing body.
Thu
Feb
25
In the world of Web apps, simple, intuitive and visual are the operative words. And an emerging app from the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s Field Day Lab called Siftr seems to be hitting all the right notes. The Field Day Lab is directed by David Gagnon, who earned his master's degree from the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2010.
Wed
Feb
24
UW-Madison alumna Crystle Martin recently authored an op-ed for The Conversation about technology and learning in lower-income families. Martin earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2012. She writes: “Having access to the Internet only through a phone can have an impact on young people’s access to learning opportunities. Designers, educators and researchers need to be aware and continually create more equity through mindful decision-making.”
Sat
Feb
20
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple delivered the Robert J. Stevenson Memorial Lecture on Feb. 14 at the Association of Teacher Educators’ 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago. Apple’s address was titled, "Educational Realities and the Tasks of the Critical Educator.” Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies with the School of Education.
Thu
Feb
18
The Christian Science Monitor recently published an in-depth report headlined, “Free-range education: Why the unschooling movement is growing.” The article explains how a “once-utopian idea -– allowing kids to ‘discover’ their own education path while learning at home -– goes mainstream.” And among those helping The Christian Science Monitor put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Michael Apple, the university’s John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies.
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