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Curriculum and Instruction News

Wed
Nov
20
Four finalists to become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) are visiting campus from Dec. 5 to 16 to participate in public forums and meet with faculty, staff, and School of Education leadership. The finalists were selected by a 13-member search-and-screen committee co-chaired by WIDA Executive Director Tim Boals and Percival Matthews, an associate professor with the Department of Educational Psychology and a WCER researcher. The WCER director reports to the dean of the School of Education, Diana Hess.
Thu
Nov
14
A talk on assessment and equity held on Oct. 30 with the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Lorrie Shepard is now available to view online. Shepard, the University Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita with UC’s School of Education, researches psychometrics and the misuse of tests in educational settings. Her technical work has contributed to validity theory, standard setting, and statistical models for detecting test bias. Her lecture was titled, "When, If Ever, Can Assessment Foster Equity?"
Tue
Nov
12
UW-Madison announced the recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Cooperating Teacher Rockwell Awards, which recognize excellent teachers who have chosen to pass on their expertise by providing professional experiences for UW-Madison student teachers. Through the generosity of Roland and Ruth Rockwell, recipients are presented with $1,000 awards.
Mon
Nov
11
Isthmus newspaper featured thoughts from UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Janel Anderson in an article about civic duty in the classroom. Hess serves as the dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Anderson, a former teacher, is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Nov
01
Over the next five years, a team of early childhood educators and university evaluators, funded by a $1 million community impact grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will train teachers, as well as document and evaluate Madison’s innovative One City Schools.
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 celebrated the start of the 2019-20 academic year with its annual Welcome Back Bash event on Thursday, Aug. 29. And once again, the School ​welcomed 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.
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