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Curriculum and Instruction News

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.“
Wed
Oct
04
UW-Madison faculty and teaching staff are encouraged to apply to become a member of The Discussion Project's spring 2018 cohort by Oct. 20. The Discussion Project is a professional development program meant to improve facilitation strategies, increase student engagement and promote inclusive classroom climates.
Tue
Oct
03
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings was quoted in a recent NPR article discussing evidence that students who have teachers that look like them are more likely to do better in school. Ladson-Billings holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education. She is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Sep
28
UW-Madison is joining the other Big Ten institutions in a new competition to promote civic engagement: the Big Ten Voting Challenge. The Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is administratively housed within the School of Education, will lead UW–Madison’s participation in the Big Ten Voting Challenge. Members of the campus community are invited to reach out to vote@morgridge.wisc.edu to learn more and get involved.
Wed
Sep
27
Amy Claessens, a candidate for the Gulbrandsen Chair in Early Childhood Education, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Mathematics in early childhood: A look inside kindergarten classrooms.” The candidate talk will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in room 259 of the Educational Sciences building.
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