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Curriculum and Instruction News

Mon
Oct
30
The UW-Madison School of Education's Office of American Indian Curriculum Services (AICS) has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation to establish new educational Native American heritage sites across Madison, a place the Ho-Chunk have lived for time immemorial. This initiative will place educational, interpretive signage and displays that highlight the First Nations history and culture of Dejope (day-JOPE), the four-lakes region that is now Madison. The project will be a collaboration between the AICS consultant, the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Madison Metropolitan School District staff, a Madison-area effigy mound specialist, and a Wisconsin Historical Society education consultant.
Fri
Oct
27
The School of Education is hosting a series of global education listening sessions for faculty and staff. The Dean's Office in the School is conducting a situation analysis to better understand what is happening around global education in the School and to gather ideas from faculty, staff, and graduate students as to what they would like to see happen in the future.
Mon
Oct
23
Ted and Mary Kellner are adding to their legacy at UW-Madison, and they are doing so in a big way. The Milwaukee-area couple, whose generosity to their alma mater spans the campus, will make a $25 million commitment to the UW as part of the university's current $3.2 billion All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign. Mary Kellner is an alumna of the School of Education, having earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from UW-Madison in 1968.
Mon
Oct
23
If you're interested in studying comparative education in China next summer, apply for a four-week study abroad program led by School of Education Professor Maggie Hawkins. UW Comparative Education in Xian, China gives students many opportunities to learn about Chinese education, meet and get to know Chinese students, and explore the cities of Xian and Beijing. In addition, students will be able to collaborate with Chinese peers and visit schools in order to observe and learn about schooling and teaching.
Thu
Oct
19
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about St. Louis teachers who promote social justice in their classrooms. “Where do you see people talking across their differences? You don’t see that in the American public,” McAvoy told the Post-Dispatch. “Schools are a really great place where we might actually be able to teach young people that there’s a value in hearing other people disagree with you." McAvoy is the director of The Discussion Project, and the program director for the Center for Ethics and Education, which is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education.
Wed
Oct
18
The School of Education's Career Center and MERIT present a new collaborative podcast for students and alumni called "CareerCast," which explores different aspects of the job search. "CareerCast" is a series of podcast episodes that take listeners through the different phases of the job search -- from finding job leads and preparing an elevator pitch to evaluating offers and accepting a position.
Wed
Oct
18
Do you need a new headshot of yourself for a web page, LinkedIn profile, upcoming presentation or some other use? MERIT will be providing upcoming opportunities for faculty and staff with UW-Madison’s School of Education to get a free headshot photo taken in suite 109 of the Teacher Education building, 225 N. Mills St. MERIT will be providing this service on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31, and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3. The photo shoots will take place from noon to 4 p.m. each day, and no appointment is necessary.
Tue
Oct
17
The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network) is hosting a special Grand Challenges meet-up event on Thursday, Oct. 26, titled “Welcoming Immigrant Families and Learners.” The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Virginia Harrison Parlor in Lathrop Hall on the UW-Madison campus, and is being co-hosted with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction. The event will also serve as the launch of the Transform phase of the Grand Challenges initiative.
Tue
Oct
17
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in an article from The Baltimore Sun about how to talk about controversial topics in the classroom. The article details a Baltimore high school principal's mission to teach her students how to be empathetic citizens and discuss controversial topics effectively in a required class titled "Community Citizenship." McAvoy is program director of the Center for Ethics and Education and co-author with Dean Diana Hess of the book, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education.”
Fri
Oct
06
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time rated the globe’s leading universities for an education degree, and UW-Madison is among the very best at No. 6. According to an article accompanying the release of the rankings: “An education degree can open the doors to a career working and teaching in schools as well as carrying out research into how we learn. Times Higher Education has ranked the 100 best universities for education degrees for the first time this year to help you decide on the best university for you.“
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