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Curriculum and Instruction News

Thu
Dec
17
Li-Ching Ho, an assistant professor with the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is part of a team of researchers that received funding to study an international baseline of students’ understanding of climate change. The funding is being made available through the International Network of Educational Institutions. Prior studies have found that although people were aware of climate change, they were unable to identify its causes and consequences.
Tue
Dec
15
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This Fall 2015 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Thu
Dec
10
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $223,397 to eight doctoral students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison –- including two studying with the School of Education -- through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program. Congratulations to Alexandra Allweiss (Educational Policy Studies, and Curriculum and Instruction) and Teresa Speciale (Educational Policy Studies).
Tue
Dec
08
The UW-Madison School of Education’s Maisha T Winn is the co-author of a chapter in Pedro Noguera’s new book, ”Race, Equity, and Education: Sixty Years from Brown.” Winn holds UW-Madison’s Susan J. Cellmer Distinguished Chair in English Education and is a professor of languages and literacy with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Winn co-authored the chapter with her partner, Lawrence T. Winn, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Civil Society and Community Research with UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology.
Mon
Dec
07
UW-Madison’s Gay Ivey was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame in November. The Reading Hall of Fame was established in 1973 in an effort to contribute, from the collective experiences of its members, to the improvement of reading instruction. 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.
Fri
Dec
04
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award at the Literacy Research Association’s 65th annual conference this week in Carlsbad, Calif. The theme for this year’s LRA conference was, "Literacy, Equity and Imagination." Ladson-Billings delivered a Distinguished Scholar Lifetime Achievement Presentation on Thursday, Dec. 3, titled, “#LiterateLivesMatter: Black Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in the 21st Century.”
Tue
Dec
01
UW-Madison’s Simone Schweber was recently appointed a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Education Committee. The Education Committee provides guidance and advice to the museum’s Levine Institute for Holocaust Education, which oversee exhibitions, outreach, teacher training and leadership training. Schweber is the university’s Michael and Judy Goodman Professor of Education and Jewish Studies. She is a faculty member with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently serving as the director of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies.
Thu
Nov
26
The Field Day Lab is now accepting applications for the 2016 Mini-game Design Fellowships. The Lab is awarding fourth- through eighth-grade teachers $1,000 in exchange for input on choosing concepts, brainstorming concepts and testing games. The director of the Field Day Lab, David Gagnon, received his master's degree in 2010 from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
Mon
Nov
23
UW-Madison School of Education alumna Leah Hellenbrand returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she was an invited guest at the White House Complex in the West Wing. Hellenbrand was part of a delegation from Janesville's Kennedy Elementary School, where she teaches third and fourth grade. Kennedy Elementary was one of only eight schools across the nation that earned the $10,000 innOVATION STEAM Grant Award.
Sat
Nov
21
The School of Education's Career Center will be hosting its Fall K-12 Recruitment Fair on Monday, Nov. 30, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Varsity Hall at Union South. This fair is open to UW-Madison School of Education students and alumni only, and is free of charge.
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