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Curriculum and Instruction News

Tue
Feb
12
UW–Madison’s Diana Hess is one of 16 leading researchers and educators from across the globe to be recently elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (NAEd). Hess serves as dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. The NAEd advances high-quality education research and its use in policy and practice. The academy consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.
Mon
Feb
11
Two teams with ties to UW-Madison, including one that’s utilizing the expertise of Elizabeth Graue, are advancing to the final round of the Alliance for the American Dream competition, where they will compete for potential investment. Graue and her colleagues are part of the “We Care for Dane Kids” initiative, which is a multi-faceted approach to transforming the early childhood and after school care sectors.
Sat
Feb
09
The Isthmus recently put the spotlight on an oral history collection of Madison’s black pioneers edited by UW-Madison alum Muriel Simms. Simms worked as an educator in Madison and holds two degrees from the School of Education — a master's from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a doctorate from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her book is titled, “Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families.”
Thu
Feb
07
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio for a report examining the challenges that prevent some from entering the field of teaching — and that keep others from staying. Hess was recently named co-chair of a task force that’s designed to help identify how University of Wisconsin System institutions can better meet Wisconsin’s need for more teachers and school leaders.
Tue
Feb
05
Emily Evans Fanaeian, an alumna of UW-Madison’s School of Education, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education(AACTE) Outstanding Dissertation Award. An AACTE news release about the award explains that Fanaeian designed an ambitious multiple case study to examine the ways in which university-based teacher education programs take up the task of preparing general education teacher candidates to provide instruction to English learners.
Thu
Jan
31
School of Education graduate students Allison Murrow and Alexandra Lakind are being recognized with Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards. Murrow, who earned the Capstone Ph.D. Teaching Award, is a doctoral student with the School’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Lakind received the Early Excellence Award and is part of a joint doctoral program between the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Nelson Institute.
Tue
Jan
29
UW-Madison’s Maggie Hawkins is receiving the Leadership Through Research Award from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Second Language Research Special Interest Group (SIG). Hawkins is a professor with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The reviewers for this award were particularly impressed with Hawkins’ innovative contributions of her scholarship, including her cutting-edge research on issues such as critical theory, social justice language teacher education, transmodalities, community engagement, and young learners.
Fri
Jan
25
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess is co-chairing a task force that’s designed to help identify how University of Wisconsin System institutions can better meet Wisconsin’s need for more teachers and school leaders. Hess is co-chairing this group with Deborah Kerr, president-elect of AASA, the national School Superintendents Association, and current superintendent of the Brown Deer School District. The UW System Task Force for Advancing Teachers and School Leaders in the State of Wisconsin was announced Jan. 25. The task force will have eight members in all and is to produce a report and recommendations by May 1, 2019, for presentation to the UW System Board of Regents Education Committee in June.
Fri
Jan
25
The Capital Times recently ​published an article headlined, “Artist Jerry Butler is making his mark,” that gives a fascinating look at his career as an artist and educator. Butler received his master of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1972 and a Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1995. He has gone on to enjoy ​an ​impressive and multifaceted career.
Thu
Jan
24
Sandra Kowalczyk, a reading specialist at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, received the 2018-19 Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year award in a brief ceremony Jan. 16 at the school. Kowalczyk is an alumna of UW-Madison, having earned a reading specialist license through the School of Education in 2005. Kowalczyk was recognized for her work to bring an international perspective to her classrooms and community.
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