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Curriculum and Instruction News

Mon
Jan
25
UW-Madison’s Morgridge Center for Public Service is celebrating its 20th anniversary during 2016 and is kicking off recognition of this milestone with a “Campus and Community Summit,” on Friday, Feb. 5. This event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, is an opportunity for UW-Madison faculty, staff and students to highlight and share past or ongoing community partnerships, while also looking towards the future. Several with links to the School of Education will be featured guests and speakers at the Campus and Community Summit.
Fri
Jan
22
Diana Hess, dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education, will be leading a discussion in Denver on Thursday, Jan. 28 examining what it means to listen to others in a democracy -- and how to nurture this quality in young people. Those promoting this event say the need has never been greater for such discussions as our communities become increasingly polarized. The event is titled, “How We Live Together: A Community Conversation with Diana Hess.”
Wed
Jan
20
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank and School of Education Dean Diana Hess met recently with leaders of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the country, serving about 5,000 students daily. Blank and Hess toured the Pieper-Hillside Club and heard from club members who now attend UW–Madison. The trip was part of a statewide outreach effort to better connect UW–Madison research with all parts of Wisconsin.
Tue
Jan
19
The UW-Madison School of Education’s Career Center has moved and is now located in the lower level of the Education Building on Bascom Hill. The Career Center, which was previously located in the lower level of the Educational Sciences building, is dedicated to assisting students and alumni from across the School’s 10 academic departments in developing their career and professional identity. The center will be hosting two upcoming open house events: on Feb. 3 for faculty and staff; and on Feb. 24 for students.
Fri
Jan
08
UW-Madison’s Erica Halverson received word earlier this month that she had been appointed as a new associate editor of the Journal of the Learning Sciences. This publication is the official journal of the International Society of the Learning Sciences. Halverson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Thu
Jan
07
Several faculty members from UW-Madison were recognized by Education Week blogger Rick Hess as being among the very best when it comes to contributing substantially to the nation’s education discourse. These annual public influence rankings appear each January in Education Week’s “Straight Up” blog, which is authored by Hess. In the 2016 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings released Jan. 6, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Geoffrey Borman are included in these most recent efforts to spotlight a top 200.
Tue
Dec
29
UW-Madison’s Fred Newmann and Bruce King are co-authors of a new book titled, “Authentic Intellectual Work: Improving Teaching for Rigorous Learning.” Newmann is an emeritus professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, while King is a faculty associate with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Dec
24
UW-Madison’s Gay Ivey was a recent guest on NPR’s “Here and Now” program for a segment that examined, “The Importance of Reading Fiction in School.” Ivey has spent the past 25 years trying to better understand students’ motivations for reading –- and what happens when their reading is feeding their interests and curiosities. She is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, serving as the university’s Tashia F. Morgridge Professor of Reading Education.
Tue
Dec
22
The Hechinger Report earlier this month posted an article headlined, “The Every Student Succeeds Act includes some new ideas on how to train better teachers: But are they good ideas?” And among those experts The Hechinger Report turns to in an effort to put this topic in perspective is UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Kenneth Zeichner.
Sun
Dec
20
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual pre-commencement celebration Sunday morning, Dec. 20, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2015 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, heard from Dean Diana Hess, and hung out with faculty and staff, family and friends.
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