UW-Madison - Department of Curriculum and Instruction - News

Medical imaging Carillon Tower Glass blowing Laptop and lecture A smiling student Sunrise over the Education Building Chairs on the Memorial Union Terrace Bascom hall staircase Graduating students in silhouette Crowd of people on Bascom Hill A student tutoring Student with diploma Dance Department performance Night view of Bascom in the winter Memorial Union Terrace in autumn Memorial Union Terrace chairs Dance department performance Bucky Badger in front of a parade float Bascom Hall in the summertime Lincoln statue Students walking in the snow University of Wisconsin - Madison Crest Lincoln statue in the snow Forward Logo Student at graduation Bicycle in the snow Rathskellar Fireplace Sailboat with Capitol Building in the background A sailboat at the Memorial Union Bascom Hill in Autumn Bucky Badger studying with a student. Students among blooming trees at UW-Madison Bucky reading a book University flag on Bascom Hill Video camera view screen Student on a frozen lake Lincoln Statue on Bascom Hill Bascom Hill in winter Students collaborating Memorial Union Terrace chairs in the snow Kohl Center logo Graduates with diplomas A hands-on project Stacked, illuminated figures View from the top of Van Hise
shadow

CONTACTING US

Main Office

Curriculum & Instruction
School of Education
UW-Madison
210 Teacher Education Building
225 North Mills Street
MadisonWI  53706

Tel: 608/263.4600
Fax: 608/263.9992

Email: curric@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
 

Curriculum and Instruction News

Mon
Jul
25
UW-Madison alumnus Gerardo Mancilla is joining Edgewood College's School of Education as the new director of Education Administration. Mancilla will also be joining Edgewood’s School of Education as a faculty member, announced Timothy D. Slekar, dean of Edgewood's School of Education. Mancilla earned his Ph.D. from UW-Madison's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2015, and also received a master's degree in multicultural education from UW-Madison.
Thu
Jul
21
UW-Madison alumnus Thompson Brandt is the author of a book titled, “The Influence of Don R. Marcouiller,” published by Bookstand. Marcouiller was director of the UW marching band in the early 1950s, and from 1956 to 1987 was director of bands at Drake University. Brandt earned a master’s degree (1985) in educational administration and Ph.D. (1985) from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in music education.
Tue
Jul
19
UW-Madison’s Constance Steinkuehler and Kurt Squire recently spoke with Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, about the “Pokémon Go” phenomenon that’s garnering attention across the globe. Steinkuehler and Squire co-direct the Games+Learning+Society Center within the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Both also are faculty members studying digital media with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Meanwhile, Squire also appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's "The Joy Cardin Show" on July 18 to further talk about the “Pokémon Go” craze.
Fri
Jul
15
Students who make relevant arm movements while learning can improve their knowledge and retention of math, research has shown. Now researchers at UW-Madison and Southern Methodist University, Dallas, have developed a model using geometry proofs that shows potential for wide adoption -- a video game in which students make movements with their arms to learn abstract math concepts. This project is being led by UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan and Peter Steiner, and SMU’s Candace Walkington. This research team is also collaborating with SMU Guildhall, SMU's graduate-level academic program focused on digital game development.
Tue
Jul
05
UW-Madison’s Constance Steinkuehler was the keynote speaker at the 2016 New Media Consortium Summer Conference in Rochester, New York. Steinkuehler talked about her research that suggests key advances are needed to help usher in a new golden age of games. She also discussed the intellectual life of commercial entertainment video games, the ways in which the culture of play functions as a critique of schooling, and how games might serve as a vehicle for American domestic policy.
Fri
Jul
01
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Summer 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni, and features a cover story about the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is celebrating 20 years of bridging campus and community.
Wed
Jun
29
Emily Schroeder, an alumna of UW-Madison who teaches third grade at Madison’s Lincoln Elementary, spent much of the 2015-16 school year incorporating American Indian studies into her everyday curriculum. School of Education video producer Eric Rajala caught up with Schroeder and her students at the end of the academic year, when they visited McCarthy Conservation Park in nearby Cottage Grove. There, the students learned Ho-Chunk traditions from Tribal Heritage Preservation Officer Bill Quackenbush.
Tue
Jun
28
In recognition of their career-long commitment to educational interests, the WARF Board announced June 28 that it is endowing the Mary and Carl Gulbrandsen Distinguished Chair in Early Childhood Education. The chair will be part of a new center focused on early childhood education and practice. The new center will be situated within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in UW-Madison’s School of Education. School of Education Dean Diana Hess said a national search for the chair will ensue in the fall 2016.
Fri
Jun
24
Wisconsin isn’t the only Badger state — Minnesota has experienced the benefit of being home to more than 23,000 UW-Madison alumni. On June 23, more than 200 of them gathered in the Minneapolis Convention Center to celebrate the impact that their alma mater makes in Minnesota and around the globe, and to join in the university’s All Ways Forward campaign. The event brought several top UW-Madison faculty members to Minnesota for the evening, including Erica Halverson, an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Wed
Jun
22
Education Week recently published a report headlined, “The ‘Maker’ Movement Is Coming to K-12: Can Schools Get It Right?” UW-Madison’s Erica Halverson is among the range of experts -- from a number of fields -- interviewed for this in-depth report. The associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction tells Education Week, "The fear out there is that schools have to choose between making and academic work, but empirically that turns out not to be true."
© 2017 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System • Please contact the School of Education External Relations Office with questions, issues or comments about this site.