Tag Education

New ed-tech platform recognizes professors’ contributions to higher education

March 7, 2018

A social work professor has created "Prof2Prof," where academics can store and share work such as curricula, quizzes, assignment sheets and studies.

Testing the waters for a new kind of graduate teaching

February 26, 2018

A UW–Madison engineering professor has designed a three-credit graduate course in a virtual university format, with live online lectures delivered to remote audiences.

Girls and women not a “silver bullet” for ending poverty

February 23, 2018

Researcher Kathryn Moeller says such initiatives transfer the responsibility for change onto girls and women, and away from governments, corporations and global governance institutions whose actions have often led to the unequal distribution of resources, poor labor conditions and other structural inequities.

UW Press book inspires national framework for teaching about slavery

February 20, 2018

A new report found a broad failure of textbooks, state standards and pedagogy to adequately address the role slavery played in the development of the United States — or how its legacies still influence us today.

Report: MMSD 4K students demonstrate stronger literacy, behavior skills

December 21, 2017

A new report shows that students who enrolled in Madison schools' 4K classes experienced slightly stronger literacy skills and slightly higher engagement than comparable students who didn't take the classes.

Three UW–Madison-trained science teachers awarded fellowships

October 31, 2017

The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."

Collaborative at UW, American Family Children’s Hospital a ‘huge blessing’ for school nurses

October 5, 2017

The Healthy Learner Cooperative's goal is to promote collaboration among school nurses, educators, students, families and health care providers, including pediatric clinic nurses.

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.