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Curriculum and Instruction News

Fri
Apr
08
The School of Education recently launched a new Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- to help students more easily discover all that our highly ranked School has to offer. In all, the School's Summer Term website highlights more than 150 unique courses focused around the arts, education and health. Make sure and check out this information today, as enrollment for Summer Term is already underway.
Fri
Apr
08
UW-Madison’s Maisha T. Winn has co-authored a chapter in a new book titled, "Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement." Co-authored with partner Lawrence Torry Winn, their chapter is titled, “We Want This to Be Owned by You: The Promise and Perils of Youth Participatory Action Research.” "Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement" is a collection of research that explores ways that educators can create spaces that foster civic engagement, critical thinking, and authentic literacy practices for youth in urban contexts.
Thu
Apr
07
UW-Madison alumnus George Mavroulis was recently named the next superintendent of Wisconsin’s Middleton-Cross Plains school district. Mavroulis holds three degrees from UW-Madison’s School of Education. He earned his undergraduate degree in elementary education in 1984, a master’s from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1991 and a Ph.D. from that same department in 2012.
Tue
Apr
05
UW-Madison’s Carl Grant will be receiving two major awards from the American Educational Research Association’s Division B (Curriculum Studies). Grant is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Division B and also is a co-author of the division’s Outstanding Book Award winner, “Black Intellectual Thought in Education: The Missing Traditions of Anna Julia Cooper, Carter G. Woodson, and Alain LeRoy Locke.” Grant is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
Mon
Apr
04
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.
Sat
Apr
02
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.
Thu
Mar
31
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.
Thu
Mar
31
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.
Tue
Mar
29
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.
Fri
Mar
25
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.”
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