Tag Education

Preschool “Kindness Curriculum” is now available, free

August 28, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Healthy Minds­ is releasing its free mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum,” a 12-week program designed for teachers to implement with their preschoolers.

Biochemistry labs mentor high school youth apprentices

August 14, 2017

“For students interested in science and research, it’s great for them to learn how things work at a top-tier institution like UW–Madison early on.”

UW-Madison experts ready to help prepare for school year

August 14, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY MADISON – As parents, students and teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are ready to provide …

Astronomy video game wins national award

August 10, 2017

“At Play in the Cosmos,” an educational video game developed at UW–Madison, won the third annual Mashable + Games for Change People’s Choice Award.

UW-Madison joins Edgewood, Madison colleges in partnering with Madison schools

May 1, 2017

“This new initiative will help Madison high school students discern their academic passions and explore college and career options—goals we wholeheartedly embrace and are excited to be a part of,” says UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Through ‘Bucky’s Classroom,’ young students across the state get monthly visits from UW ambassadors, campus tours

May 1, 2017

Seven schools from around the state participated in the “Bucky’s Classroom” program, which sent UW–Madison student ambassadors into middle schools to lead monthly classroom activities to increase college awareness and get the kids thinking about career goals.

NEH grant to create program linking business, humanities

March 29, 2017

The innovative project, called “Risk and Reward: Navigating Uncertainty Through Humanities – Business Connections,” will help Wisconsin undergraduate business students draw insights from history, literature, and philosophy as they navigate their business curriculum.

UW helps schools update approach to science education

February 15, 2017

Each year, Biocore sends as many as 50 other science outreach ambassadors to Wisconsin schools to teach the students about science, often using Wisconsin Fast Plants.

Center for Corporate Innovation opens at UW–Madison

February 15, 2017

The center will give corporate executives a new way to develop the skills and tools they need to thrive in today’s fast-paced business world.

UW–Madison teacher pay study informs policymakers

October 11, 2016

School districts and policymakers across Wisconsin exploring teacher pay alternatives have new information to help guide them: a recently released study from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in the UW–Madison School of Education.

Mentors sought for science-minded middle schoolers

October 10, 2016

UW-Madison’s Adult Role Models in Science (ARMS) is seeking campus volunteers to help Madison area middle school students learn about careers in science, how science works and why it is important in their daily lives.

Study to probe how concussion affects young athletes’ academic performance

August 15, 2016

Researchers from the School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Public Health are launching a pilot study aimed at teasing out the academic effects of concussions on younger athletes. “There is a substantial gap in our knowledge about what is going on with concussion at the high school level and younger,” explains researcher Traci Snedden.

Familiar faces of teaching and learning create cross-campus collaborative

August 10, 2016

Familiar faces from across campus are coming together to provide new opportunities to support teaching and learning under an administrative structure that will deepen partnerships and collaboration between established programs.

UW-Madison’s PEOPLE program attracts record number of diverse students to campus

July 27, 2016

The 92 students, along with 170 high school scholars completing the pre-college preparation program, will be honored for their accomplishments at a banquet at noon on Friday, July 29, at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton.

Read On Wisconsin sponsors school visits by author Jacqueline Briggs Martin

May 27, 2016

The statewide, online literacy program is aimed at pre-K through high school students, promoting high-quality books throughout the year.

Crystal growing contest gives middle, high school students a peek inside UW–Madison chemistry department

May 27, 2016

Hundreds of middle and high school students from across Wisconsin enjoyed some hands-on chemistry experience this spring through a crystal-growing contest organized by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Chemistry Department.

Wisconsin Energy Institute adds spark to Crawford County classroom

April 12, 2016

Lisa Andresen is teaching science for the first time this year with the help of two WEI educator institutes she attended.

Experience is the best teacher in creating a better STEM faculty

April 5, 2016

The Delta Program has helped to prepare hundreds of UW–Madison graduate students for faculty positions in STEM fields.

Hess, McAvoy to receive Outstanding Book Award

March 16, 2016

The American Educational Research Association is recognizing the School of Education's Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy for “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education.”