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Curriculum and Instruction News

Tue
Jan
24
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess recently spoke with the Badger Herald about the university's Engaging the Humanities program and how it can make a significant difference for students seeking jobs outside academia. Hess, who also holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, tells the Badger Herald that the program is particularly exciting because it provides new opportunities for academic staff and is designed to have a real effect on the community, in line with the Wisconsin Idea.
Fri
Jan
20
UW-Madison’s Noah Weeth Feinstein, with collaborators from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago-based artist Jenny Kendler, will develop and evaluate “Garden for a Changing Climate,” a mobile public art project and interactive event series. Comprised of a series of moveable planters of native Midwestern species, “Garden for a Changing Climate” directly embodies the otherwise largely invisible, slow and dispersed threat of climate change. “This project is right smack at the intersection of the two things I am most interested in right now: out-of-school science and climate change adaptation,” says Weeth Feinstein, an associate professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Wed
Jan
18
The Wisconsin State Journal recently put the spotlight on a unique and innovative class at Clark Street Community School in Middleton that uses hip hop as its foundation. And UW-Madison’s Michael Dando, the newspaper explains, is playing a leading role in making this course a reality. Dando is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The newspaper report also quotes Professor Carl Grant, a scholar of multicultural education who is Dando's graduate adviser.
Mon
Jan
16
UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett and alumna Frances Vavrus are co-authors of a recently released book that examines a new and innovative way to conduct research of policy and practice across multiple social fields. Bartlett is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. Vavrus earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction and is now a professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.
Wed
Jan
11
Education Week blogger Rick Hess published his annual rankings of the most influential education scholars in the United States on Jan. 11, and UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings is ranked No. 3 on this year’s list. UW-Madison's Geoffrey Borman, Adam Gamoran and John Witte also made the list of the top 200.
Tue
Jan
10
Brava magazine released its 2017 “Women to Watch” list and two people with ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education are highlighted in the recently released January issue. Christin Calloway, a current Ph.D. student with the School of Education, and Ilana Nankin, an alumna of the School, are among the women being recognized. Brava magazine's 2017 Women to WatchIn previewing its annual “Women to Watch” feature, Brava writes, “Meet 26 influential women who will make Madison -– and good things -– happen in 2017.”
Wed
Jan
04
UW-Madison alumna Sister Michaela Melko was named a professor emeritus during Silver Lake College’s winter commencement ceremony Dec. 17 in Manitowoc, Wis. Melko received a Ph.D. from UW-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1974.
Thu
Dec
29
Four Wisconsin educators are finalists for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, including two alumnae of UW-Madison’s School of Education. These awards are considered to be among the nation’s highest honors for mathematics and science teachers. Finalists from Wisconsin for the Presidential Teaching Awards who earned degrees from UW-Madison’s School of Education include Rebecca Saeman of Sauk Trails Elementary School and Leigh Kohlmann from Rock River Intermediate School.
Wed
Dec
28
Eight teachers from Wisconsin public schools recently became National Board Certified, including UW-Madison alumna Lindsay Norrish. She received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the School of Education in 2009 and today works for the Madison Metropolitan School District. National board certification is considered the gold standard in teacher certification.
Mon
Dec
26
The online news magazine Madison365 recently released its list of 2016’s “Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin.” And among those being recognized this year is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education who was recently elected president of the National Academy of Education. Madison365 also named Percy Brown, a senior outreach specialist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, to this year’s list.
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