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Curriculum and Instruction News

Wed
Aug
02
UW-Madison alumna Erin Ruzicka Trondson earlier this year tied for first place for the 2017 Outstanding Thesis Award given annually by the American Montessori Society (AMS). Trondson completed her master’s degree and research with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her Master's thesis is titled: “Montessori Education & Social Justice: Overlap, Potential, & Areas for Growth.”
Tue
Aug
01
UW-Madison's Li-Ching Ho recently authored a commentary for Channel NewsAsia headlined, “How should Singapore teachers manage issues of race in the classroom?” Li-Ching, a faculty member with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, explores whether students should be encouraged to discuss controversial issues related to race in the classroom -- and what’s stopping teachers from doing so.
Fri
Jul
21
UW-Madison's Eleni Schirmer authored an article for ESPN.com about athlete Venus Williams' perseverance on and off the tennis court. Schirmer is a doctoral student with the School of Education's departments of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction. Williams has faced not only racism from tennis fans, the media and the tennis establishment, but has also dealt with struggles off the court, such as an autoimmune disease. Writes Schirmer: "But what others see as a wall, Williams sees as a target. This is not only her success -- it's her method. Williams can't control where history has drawn lines, both on and off the court, but she can determine how hard she rushes past them."
Thu
Jul
20
UW-Madison's Alex Allweiss has been awarded the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. Allweiss is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education's departments of Educational Policy Studies, and Curriculum and Instruction. Allweiss' dissertation explores the ways current policies and processes such as militarization, privatization and migration influence the lives and educational trajectories of indigenous Chuj Maya youth.
Mon
Jul
17
This Summer 2017 edition of Learning Connections, an alumni news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. The cover story takes a look at the remarkable career of Michael Apple, who spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus as a leading eduction scholar and activist.
Fri
Jul
14
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings will be featured as an expert on equity and education during the "Cap Times Idea Fest." Ladson-Billings holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. The "Cap Times Idea Fest" is a two-day event on Sept. 16-17, composed of around two dozen panel sessions. The theme of the festival is, "Reach a Better State." Each session will feature prominent voices on various topics.
Mon
Jun
26
A letter to the editor authored by UW-Madison’s Bailey Smolarek that takes a critical view of the so-called “skills gap” was recently published by The Capital Times. Smolarek is an assistant researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research within the School of Education. She also is an alumna of the School, having earned her Ph.D. from the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in May 2016.
Thu
Jun
22
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty were honored during this past academic year with awards supported by the estate of professor, senator and regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). And among the 34 faculty members from across campus being recognized with a Vilas professorship is the School of Education’s Bernadette Baker. Baker, a professor with the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was one of 11 faculty members to receive a Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award. These mid-career honors recognize research and teaching excellence, with the award providing flexible research funding for one year.
Wed
Jun
21
UW-Madison is hosting the 36th annual Wisconsin Literacy Research Symposium June 22-23 at the Lowell Center. This annual event, formerly know as the Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium, is one of the strongest regional forums for nationally recognized researchers to share their cutting-edge work in the field of literacy education. In line with the Wisconsin Idea, the symposium is designed to benefit literacy educators from across the state. This year's theme is "The New Literary Studies 21 Years Later: Education as the Design of Social Futures." Two of the event's keynote speakers are from the School of Education: Dean Diana Hess and Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings.
Thu
Jun
15
UW-Madison alumna Lorena Mancilla is now serving as the Director of WIDA Early Years. WIDA is housed within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for children and youth who are culturally and linguistically diverse through high quality standards, assessments, research and professional learning for educators. Mancilla recently earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Mancilla has been with WIDA since 2010.
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