Other Series

WCER and its projects present lectures, workshops and networking series developed for a variety of audiences, including students, faculty, staff and colleagues of UW–Madison, as well as stakeholders, such as educators, public officials, community leaders and the interested public.

Current series include:

Interdisciplinary Training Program Seminar in Education Sciences

This bi-weekly discussion series connects graduate students with peers and experts on topics integral to professional success in education research. Topics selected generally are not taught in common coursework, yet are necessary for success in an education researcher’s career.

Qualitative Methods Group Lectures


ITP | The Costs of Caution: How Economic Pressure to Reopen Schools Inspired Moral Calm Around Children and Covid-19

Jessica Calarco, Associate Professor, Sociology, UW–Madison

February 3, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom



Past Events

ITP | The Costs of Caution: How Economic Pressure to Reopen Schools Inspired Moral Calm Around Children and Covid-19

Jessica Calarco, Associate Professor, Sociology, UW–Madison

February 3, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Getting Fit Right: A Multidimensional Approach to Understanding Inequality in College Outcomes

Christina Ciocca Eller, Assistant Professor, Harvard University

December 9, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Exploring and Understanding English Learners’ College Pathways: EL Educational Research as It Informs and is Informed by Policy and Practice

Rebecca Callahan, Professor, University of Vermont

December 2, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | The Foundational Inequality – Race Differences in Education Mobility in the US

Katie Jajtner, Scientist, UW−Madison

November 4, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Can Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs Improve Student Non-Test Outcomes and Teacher Diversity? Evidence from New York City

Soobin Kim, Research Scientist, Education Analytics

October 14, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


William T. Grant Scholars Program Info Session: Strategies and Tips for Success

Adam Gamoran, President, William T. Grant Foundation

October 7, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grainger Hall Room 1180


ITP | Effects of Financial Aid Policy on Short- and Long-Term Individual Outcomes

Fabian Pfeffer , Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Michigan

October 7, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Grantwriting Workshop

September 23, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences


ITP | Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Causal Impacts of Reverse Transfer Associate Degrees on Education and Labor Market Outcomes

Assistant Professor Taylor Odle, Educational Policy Studies, UW−Madison

September 16, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


WCER Lunch and Learn | Get to Know the CIRTL Network

CIRTL researchers, WCER, UW−Madison

May 25, 2022, Noon-1 pm, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | The Effects of Full-Day Prekindergarten: Experimental Evidence of Impacts on Children and Families

Dr. Allison Atteberry, University of Virginia

May 6, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences


ITP | Reframing Design in Education: Preparing Teachers as Agents for Change

Douglas Clark, University of Calgary

April 29, 2022, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences


WCER Lunch and Learn | 4K During a Pandemic: Stories from Dane County

CRECE researchers, WCER, UW−Madison

April 20, 2022, Noon-1 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences and Zoom


ITP | Advanced Placement Gatekeeping and Racialized Tracking (Online only)

Noah Hirschl, ITP Fellow

December 10, 2021, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences


ITP | Mitigating the Effects of Invalid Survey Responses in Estimating LGBQ-heterosexual Youth Risk Disparities

Joseph Cimpian, New York University Steinhardt

October 8, 2021, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time, 259 Educational Sciences