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Curriculum and Instruction News

Wed
Sep
18
UW-Madison alumna and Ripon High School chemistry teacher Rachel Thorson was recently selected by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2019 cohort of Teaching Fellows. Thorson earned a master of science in curriculum and instruction from the School of Education in 2018. Teachers like Thorson are chosen for their commitment to collaborative, innovative leadership and improving education for all students.
Wed
Sep
18
Michigan Radio recently shared UW-Madison alumna Bethany Wilinski’s research on public preschool teachers within the state. This project is in part a continuation of Wilinski’s dissertation research on pre-k teachers and policy in Wisconsin. Now an assistant professor with Michigan State University’s Department of Teacher Education, Wilinski received her Ph.D. from the UW-Madison School of Education’s Department Educational Policy Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2013.
Thu
Sep
12
Time magazine utilizes the expertise of UW–Madison’s Jeremy Stoddard and Diana Hess in a new report headlined, “9/11 is History Now. Here's How American Kids Are Learning About it in Class.” Stoddard is an associate professor with the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Curriculum and Instruction, while Hess is dean of the School of Education and the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education.
Tue
Sep
03
WMTV recently shared the expertise of UW-Madison’s Beth Graue for a report on making a successful transition back to school. Graue, a former kindergarten teacher, shares tips on familiarizing students with routines and paying attention to social growth. Graue is the Sorenson Professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE).
Wed
Aug
28
UW-Madison’s School of Education is celebrating the start of the 2019-20 academic year with its annual Welcome Back Bash event on Thursday, Aug. 29. The School is once again welcoming a large cohort of new faculty members, with 13 talented scholars joining the School of Education’s roster since the start of 2019 — with many of those arriving just in time for the start of the new academic year.
Fri
Aug
16
UW–Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno was recently hired to become an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Chávez-Moreno, who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2018, will be joining UCLA’s César E. Chávez Chicana and Chicano Department in the fall of 2021. Chávez-Moreno will spend the next two years as a postdoctoral scholar at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
Thu
Aug
08
UW-Madison alumna Abbe Herzig has been named the inaugural director of education in the Division of Government Relations of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Herzig earned both her master’s (1999) and Ph.D. (2002) from the School of Education’s highly ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. According to this AMS news release, Herzig will oversee the AMS education portfolio, with a focus on undergraduate and graduate education in the mathematical sciences.
Wed
Aug
07
UW–Madison’s Michael Apple is receiving the 2018 Article of the Year Award from Educational Review. This honor is for his essay, “Rightist gains and critical scholarship,” which was published by the journal in January 2018. The award is selected by the national editorial board of the Educational Review. Apple, who is widely known for conducting groundbreaking work as one of the leading founders of the field of critical curriculum studies, is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies.
Thu
Aug
01
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple is receiving yet another honorary degree, this time from University College Dublin in Ireland. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. He will receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education, honoris causa, on Dec. 2, 2019 at UCD’s O’Reilly Hall. This marks the 14th time Apple will be receiving an honorary degree, or the equivalent.
Thu
Jul
11
The expertise of UW-Madison’s John Rudolph was recently featured in an Astronomy magazine report about science education reforms in the U.S. Rudolph, a professor and chair of the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is an expert on the history of science education in American schools. Much of his research in this area is now included in his latest book, “How we teach science: What’s changed, and why it matters.” The Astronomy magazine article discusses science education reforms after the mid-1950s, with Rudolph weighing in on how science education has changed and how it continues to change — for better or for worse.
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