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Curriculum and Instruction News

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.
Wed
Feb
17
UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan will be giving the keynote talk Feb. 19 at the Research in Mathematics Education’s annual Research-to-Practice Conference. His presentation will be delivered to a group of K-12 mathematics educators and will examine integrated STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. His talk will draw on findings and recommendations from the recent National Academies report that Nathan contributed to, “STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research.”
Tue
Feb
16
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings delivered a talk earlier this month at Clemson University titled, “Hip Hop/Hip Hope: Reinventing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.” Her lecture was covered by Clemson's student newspaper, The Tiger, in a story headlined, “The Hope in Hip Hop.” During the talk on Monday, Feb. 8, The Tiger explains how Ladson-Billings spoke about using hip hop as a teaching tool to reach traditionally marginalized students. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education.
Mon
Feb
15
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) will host its annual UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair on Monday, Feb. 29. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, is a tremendous opportunity to both share and learn about the latest education research happening at UW-Madison. The event also ​can provide valuable presentation experience to students. Poster applications are due Feb. 24. This year's fair will also include a lecture from James Minor, an alumnus of the School of Education who is a deputy assistant secretary with the U.S. Department of Education.
Mon
Feb
08
UW-Madison’s Maisha T. Winn will be delivering several presentations in the coming weeks, including one event on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the University of Michigan. Winn, UW-Madison’s Susan J. Cellmer Endowed Chair in English Education and a professor of language and literacies with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be presenting as part of Michigan’s 2015-16 TeachingWorks Streaming Seminar Series. Winn will then visit the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban Education to deliver a spring lecture on Feb. 25 and on Feb. 27 will be speaking at Sacramento State’s College of Education.
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