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Curriculum and Instruction News

Fri
May
25
Three finalists to become the UW-Madison School of Education’s Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion will be delivering public presentations and take part in a question-and-answer session as part of the interview process.
Thu
May
17
The National Academy of Education (NAEd) on May 17 announced the recipients of the 2018 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships, and four scholars from UW-Madison are receiving support. Walter Stern, an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is receiving a Postdoctoral Fellowship, while Ph.D. students Gwen Baxley, Giselle Martinez Negrette and Stacy Priniski ​are being awarded Dissertation Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships provide funding and professional development to early-career researchers whose projects address critical issues in the history, theory or practice of formal or informal education, at the national and international levels.
Wed
May
09
UW-Madison announced that 18 students have been selected to receive grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2018-2019 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. And among those receiving this prestigious honor is the School of Education’s Britta Pigorsch, who earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education and political science. Pigorsch is one of eight UW-Madison finalists to be awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for English Teaching Assistantships. Pigorsch will be taking her talents to the Netherlands with this Fulbright award.
Tue
May
08
The Grand Challenges initiative developed in UW–Madison’s School of Education, which aims to ignite cross-disciplinary innovation, has awarded grants to four projects that display the potential to transform lives by supporting young people and families in Wisconsin. “I am so excited about how the Grand Challenges initiative has provided support for our faculty and staff to work in collaboration with community organizations and others from across UW–Madison to develop new interdisciplinary teams,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Wed
May
02
The Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 021 at ​UW-Madison, has inducted 142 students into membership at its 98th Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony. The ceremony was held on April 22 in Tripp Commons, Memorial Union. The keynote speaker was David Danaher, professor of Slavic studies in the Department of German, Nordic and Slavic. Honorary membership was granted to three UW-Madison Professors, including the School of Education's Nicholas Hillman. In addition, graduate students Jessie Nixon and Giselle Martinez Negeette received Zillman Summer Research Fellowships.
Thu
Apr
26
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Ken Zeichner is receiving an honorary degree from Syracuse University. Zeichner was a faculty member in the School of Education for 33 years and served as an associate dean for nine years. A news release from Syracuse University detailed Zeichner's accomplishments, research and his standing as a mentor, teacher, influential scholar and a strong advocate for K-12 public education while still offering insightful critique for improvement. Zeichner today is the Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University Washington in Seattle.
Mon
Apr
23
UW-Madison alumna Muriel Simms was featured by The Capital Times in an article headlined: "The Simms principle: Muriel Simms worked to make Lincoln Elementary a better place for kids of color." Simms earned her master’s degree in 1975 from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2002. Simms worked as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School from 1988 through 1994. As a principal, Simms worked to empower disadvantaged students, engage parents and had a philosophy of multicultural teaching and project-based learning.
Fri
Apr
20
The School of Education hosted its ​annual Partners in Education Banquet and Recognition Program on Thursday night, April 19, with this year's celebration taking place at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The event is a special thank you to the many PK-12 school professionals who open their classrooms to provide field experiences for UW-Madison student teachers and practicum students. During the program, the School presented its annual Rockwell Awards for Cooperating Personnel and recognized its Teacher Education Alumni Award winners. School of Education Dean Diana Hess and Field Experiences Coordinator Nancy Kuehn delivered remarks and thanked the School’s many valuable partners, while music educator Chris Gleason gave the keynote presentation. In addition, the School recognized Associate Dean for Student Services Jeff Hamm for his distinguished service.
Thu
Apr
19
UW-Madison's Michael W. Apple has recently delivered several presentations during his travels to Chile and Brazil. He gave an address at the book launch to honor the publication of the Spanish edition of his book, "Can Education Change Society? " in Santiago, Chile. He also gave the Paulo Freire Memorial address at Universidad Technologica Metropolitana in Santiago. Apple then went on to give addresses on "Can Education Change Society?" and "The Politics of a National Curriculum" at universities in Porto Alegre and Itajai in Brazil.
Wed
Apr
18
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced April 18 that three faculty members from UW-Madison were elected to the 2018 class of members, including the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. Founded in 1780, the American Academy honors leaders in science, the arts, business and American life. Other members elected this year include former president Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and actor Tom Hanks. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin and Martin Luther King, Jr. are among those previously recognized by the Academy.
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