WCER launches evaluation collaborative to help educational organizations in Wisconsin
February 12, 2016 | By Lynn Armitage
Need a good program evaluator? WCER has launched the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC), a network of experienced evaluators from UW-Madison’s School of Education ready to jump in and help preK-12 education partners.
WCER’s Connolly Invited to Join National Academies Committee on STEM Education
February 11, 2016
Mark Connolly, an associate research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in UW-Madison’s School of Education, has been invited to serve on a National Academies of Sciences committee charged with developing indicators of quality in undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
WCER Director Named 2016 Wisconsin Academy Fellow
February 4, 2016
Robert Mathieu, director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, is one of 11 Wisconsin Academy Fellows for 2016
Erica Halverson Appointed Associate Editor for Journal of the Learning Sciences
January 28, 2016
WCER researcher and UW–Madison educator Erica Halverson appointed associate editor for Journal of the Learning Sciences
Video Presentation: Research-Practice Partnerships, Lessons from MSAN’s Madeline Hafner
January 27, 2016
“Engaging in Research-Practice Partnerships: Lessons Learned from the MSAN Consortium,” presented by Madeline Hafner, MSAN Executive Director
Re-‘Making’ the World of Education: A Learning Revolution
January 21, 2016 | By Lynn Armitage
Pancake-making robots. A mechanical horse. A life-sized mousetrap. No, these aren’t highlights from the latest episode of “Shark Tank.” They are real-life inventions of a burgeoning community of artists, do-it-yourselfers and entrepreneurs known as “makers” — pioneering tinkerers and problem-solvers who are inspiring some educators to bring more hands-on learning into the classroom.
Mentoring beyond borders
December 18, 2015
Chris Pfund talks about supplementing traditional mentoring with career coaching for graduate students (AAAS Science, 18 Dec.)
Critics say WI going backward on achievement gap
December 17, 2015
State Sen. Luther Olsen cites WCER project reports about the importance of high quality professional development and the state’s SAGE program (Madison.com, 17 Dec.)
Some students thrive despite nation’s worst statewide racial achievement gap
December 16, 2015
Bradley Carl says he has yet to find any program “that has moved the needle on (the achievement gap)” in a big way (Madison.com, 16 Dec.)
Critics: State going backward on achievement gap
December 16, 2015
Eric Grodsky says just putting a student in a school with more-advantaged students won’t solve all the student’s problems (Post Crescent, 16 Dec.)
$2.1 Million Grant Will Help Gifted, Low-Income Middle School Students
December 15, 2015
“Supporting Smart Spaces,” a project of the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, has been awarded a $2.1 million grant by the Jacob K. Javits Program through the U.S. Department of Education.
Hungry, homeless and in college
December 4, 2015
Sara Goldrick-Rab and Katharine Broton cowrote the OpEd, “Hungy, Homeless, and in College,” (New York Times, 4 Dec.)
STEMMing the Tide of Bias: Video Game Teaches Professors How Discrimination Feels
December 3, 2015 | By Lynn Armitage
Brett Woods knows all too well what racial bias feels like.
La Follette Research Professor Recognized for his Work in Data-driven Education Policy
December 1, 2015
Rob Meyer is appointed to the national Moneyball for Government All-Star team, which focuses on data-driven policy (LaFollette School of Public Affairs, 1 Dec).
Lunch & Learn with Mariana Castro
December 1, 2015
Teacher Participation in the Development of Instructional Resources