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Curriculum and Instruction News

Fri
Apr
19
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty, staff, and students. Each spring, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding individuals with Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, this year’s award-winners were honored during a reception and short ceremony in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
Mon
Apr
15
LaVar Charleston was recently named the School of Education’s first associate dean for diversity and inclusion, a position he is starting on June 16. In this role, Charleston will serve on the dean’s leadership team and will lead the creation of a new School of Education Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Charleston, an alumnus of UW–Madison’s School of Education, has served since the summer of 2017 as UW–Whitewater’s assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement, and success.
Thu
Apr
11
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism recently published a story on civics education featuring the expertise of UW-Madison’s Diana Hess. Hess serves as the dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Hess, who used to teach social studies at the high school level, remarks that it was difficult to include civics education into her history curriculum. Unlike many other states, Wisconsin does not require a dedicated civics course.
Wed
Apr
10
UW-Madison's Francois Tochon has earned another major international honor, this time receiving an honorary professorship from Sochoow University in Suzhou, China. Tochon is a professor with the highly-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and an expert in international studies in curriculum, pedagogy and teacher education, world language education, bilingual education, and research methods. He was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Foreign Studies by Sochoow University on March 28.
Tue
Apr
09
UW-Madison’s Carl Grant, John Diamond, and Jordan Conwell will be a part of a panel on April 24, hosted by the Network’s Tony Chambers, discussing Grant’s book, “Du Bois and Education.” Grant, the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently published “Du Bois and Education,” which details the life and works of W. E. B. Du Bois related to his views on society, politics, race, and education.
Thu
Mar
28
UW–Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno is receiving the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division G Outstanding Dissertation Award.. Her dissertation is titled, “A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-Language Education in the New-Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and resisting Bilingual Education’s Racial Roots.” She will be formally recognized at a ceremony April 7 during the AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto.
Tue
Mar
26
UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs are widely regarded as being among the very best in the nation. The many committed and accomplished faculty and staff working across the School are a key to this success. In an effort to recognize some of these talented individuals, the School administers Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, April 18, Dean Diana Hess will lead the annual awards ceremony to honor this year’s recipients. On Thursday evening, April 18, Dean Diana Hess will lead the annual awards ceremony to honor this year’s recipients. Please join us for the awards ceremony and reception, which begins at 4 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room. The program begins at 4:45 p.m.
Thu
Mar
21
A publication from UW-Madison alumni Katherine Palaces Narita and Suzanne Kaufman — “100 Bugs! A Counting Book” — was named a 2019 Mathical Honor Book. Narita, who authored the book, earned her master’s degree from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1997, after earning her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and sociology in 1995. Kaufman, who illustrated the book, earned her undergraduate degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1994.
Tue
Mar
19
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported on how smaller class sizes can benefit students of color, with the article featuring the insight of UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Graue, the Sorenson Professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE). Graue notes that the costs associated with implementing smaller class sizes can be significant.
Fri
Mar
15
The Wisconsin State Journal recently posted an article detailing UW-Madison alumna Carolyn Stanford Taylor’s journey to becoming Wisconsin’s state superintendent of public instruction. Stanford Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational administration with the School of Education. The State Journal reports that Stanford Taylor’s experience of desegregation growing up in the south inspired her to a career in education, stating that it has driven her desire to create equitable learning environments for children.
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