Teaching Indigenous land dispossession in Wisconsin and beyond
Thanks to new funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an interdisciplinary group of UW–Madison faculty, staff and graduate students will be able to help teach the history of land taken from tribal nations to benefit land-grant universities.
Headed in the write direction
The Greater Madison Writing Project at UW–Madison works with teachers in rural Wisconsin school districts, such as Jessica White in Gresham, to offer professional development for educators as well as enrichment opportunities for students and young adult writers.
Educators publish free workbook to help instructors teach climate change science
The online workbook integrates existing science curriculum subjects — such as heat, light, energy, and acids and bases — into a discussion of the properties and effects of greenhouse gases.
UW–Madison Online: Educational access for returning adult students
UW–Madison Online offers five bachelor’s degrees — with more to come — for people in Wisconsin and around the world who want to finish a degree and advance in their careers while still working and taking care of other obligations.
UW pre-college program reaches students across Wisconsin
Taught by UW students, the program offered virtual hands-on experiences to almost 700 students in eight counties during the 2020-21 school year.
Returning adult students receive awards for perseverance, community contributions
Each spring, UW–Madison Adult Career and Special Student Services recognizes the determination and leadership of returning adult undergraduate students with scholarships and awards.
Project to create anti-racism education wins Mellon grant
The project will collect oral histories and information, particularly regarding the lived experiences of Black and Native students, to create the new curricula.
New game helps refugee camp kids become academic ‘stars’
Once a refugee himself, senior Joel Baraka has invented "5 STA-Z" — a board game for students across sub-Saharan Africa that turns learning into fun.
Researchers videotape hundreds of classrooms in 8 countries to study teaching
Essential to the study’s success are observation systems designed by Courtney Bell, a UW–Madison learning sciences professor who directs the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
New $3 million endowment will enable UW Odyssey Project to continue to combat inequities
The endowment will help ensure Odyssey’s future while it continues to seek support for current program needs, such as technology access during the pandemic.
Educational engineering games take stay-at-home kids to the next level
UW–Madison engineers and Field Day Lab game designers have developed options for productive screen time for kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to keep young children learning on the home front
UW–Madison educator and family engagement researcher Lorena Mancilla has some advice on how to create spaces and establish routines for learning and working effectively from home.
UW-Madison’s Brian Burt to be inducted into Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars
Burt's current research falls into two strands: understanding team-based science and exploring the experiences of underrepresented graduate students of color in engineering. Through his research, Burt seeks to provide new ways to understand science participation and the experiences that might promote or turn students away from science pathways.
Student conference aims to empower next generation of equity leaders
More than 200 high school students and their chaperones from 19 U.S. school districts will attend the MSAN Student Conference, presented by the School of Education annually to develop student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.
‘Radical Pedagogy’ exhibition opens Oct. 11 in new Lathrop Gallery Space
The photographs, visual art and films bear witness to the influence of Margaret H’Doubler, who made dance a rigorous academic discipline and the body the route to scientific inquiry, self-discovery, creativity and citizenship.
WCER launches $1.5 million internship study of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The NSF-funded study aims to examine students’ experiences with their internships and how these experiences may impact their future wages, employment status and vocational self-efficacy.
Morgridge fellow Jennifer Seelig focuses on rural schools’ place in community
Her research examined community values and how they affected the school. For example, being close to nature and enjoying hunting and fishing were important to community members and therefore to the school district.
Starting June 27, free summer course will build STEM teaching skills
In the learning community, participants will draw on their experiences from a variety of disciplines to apply the course ideas and tackle common teaching challenges.