Tag School of Education

Conference to give educators tools to encourage difficult political discussions, talk about elections

Teaching about elections is one of the best opportunities educators have to prepare young people for political engagement, says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.

UW–Madison to co-lead $10 million grant to cultivate STEM faculty

To broaden participation in STEM programs and fields, the National Science Foundation awarded a five-year, $10 million NSF INCLUDES Alliance grant to be co-led by UW–Madison’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

GPS and other technology help athletes find fitness faster

A sports science class focused on the most popular technologies in the field of human performance in an effort to teach UW–Madison students how to collect data, interpret the information and use it in a meaningful way.

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

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.

Gymful of effort, smiles: Adaptive fitness proves exercise is for everybody

The UW–Madison Adaptive Physical Activity Program helps its clients recover from serious injuries and illnesses with a can-do attitude and individual attention from the many students who work there.

Kellners mark Homecoming with $25 million gift

Ted and Mary Kellner, whose generosity to their alma mater spans the campus, will make a $25 million commitment as part of the university’s current $3.2 billion All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign.

Astronomy video game wins national award

“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.

Festival celebrates 90 years of UW dance

“This festival is a great opportunity for us to look back at our history,” says Jin-Wen Yu, professor and chair of UW–Madison’s Dance Department.

Professor follows students from first grade through high school in new book

After two decades of research, Catherine Compton-Lilly’s latest book documenting the literacy practices and school experiences of a group of low-income, inner-city students and their families is now available.

UW-Madison grad leads student-athletes at UW-Whitewater

Kristina Navarro, who has her Ph.D. from the UW–Madison School of Education, uses her knowledge and connections to turn UW-Whitewater student-athletes into leaders on and off the playing field, through an innovative program.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2016

Every one of the 6,517 students graduating this week has a unique story to tell about their UW–Madison experience — of challenges overcome, connections forged, contributions made.

Connecting with Milwaukee students, educators

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and School of Education Dean Diana Hess visited with youngsters at a Boys and Girls Club in Milwaukee and discussed new opportunities for partnerships with area education leaders including the Milwaukee school superintendent.

Innovative teaching practices encourage students in STEM

Like many seniors majoring in biology, Christian Hernandez is pursuing the pre-med track. However, he nearly didn’t make it past his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin–Madison As a Latino first-generation college student, Hernandez says he had no role models to help him achieve his career goal: to change the face of medicine in the United States. But then he took Physiology 335.