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Curriculum and Instruction News

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.
Wed
Jan
23
Brava magazine recently released its “2019 Women to Watch” list, and among those being profiled is UW-Madison student Doua Kha. Kha, who is pursuing a master's degree from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, does important research and volunteer work to help other young people better understand their identities.
Mon
Jan
21
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will deliver the featured keynote at the 2019 Reimagining Education Summer Institute hosted by Columbia University’s Teachers College. Ladson-Billings is a professor emerita with the School of Education and is the current president of the National Academy of Education.The Reimagining Education Summer Institute runs July 15-18 and will explore the opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools.
Tue
Jan
15
UW–Madison has chosen three finalists for a national competition seeking ideas to expand and strengthen the middle class in Dane County and beyond, and the School of Education’s Elizabeth Graue is part of a team that’s moving on in the competition. Graue and her colleagues are collaborating on a project titled, “We Care for Dane Kids.” This initiative will utilize a multi-pronged approach to transforming the early childhood and after school care sectors that would supplement income for workers and child care costs, reduce operating expenses for facilities, and create a child care benefit program.
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