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2007 American Education Week

October 15, 2007

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
November 12-17, 2007

Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility is the theme of American Education Week 2007. Now in its 86th year, this national observance recognizes all the people – in schools, homes and communities – who work together to help children and young adults achieve. At the UW-Madison School of Education, we’ll mark the occasion with a full calendar of events, and we invite you to join in the celebration!

For more information, call the School’s External Relations Office at (608) 265-7875 or send an e-mail message to Judy Holt at jholt@education.wisc.edu.


AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK CALENDAR

Monday, Nov. 12
AEW Celebration – Coffee and Donuts

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Main Entrance, Education Building on Bascom Hill
Free & open to the public

What better way to kick off the day than with complimentary coffee, hot cider, and donuts – all in celebration of American Education Week!


Tuesday, Nov. 13 
Fantasy Baseball: The Case for “Competitive Fandom” Learning Environments

Brown-Bag Presentation
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
259 Educational Sciences, 1025 W. Johnson St .
Free & open to the public

Education professor Erica Halverson discusses her research on “competitive fandom,” which describes the learning, play, and engagement of fantasy sports. Fantasy sports games require a unique combination of fan-culture practices (such as the acquisition of a large body of content knowledge) and the skills and habits of gamers who acquire in-game expertise over hundreds of hours of game play. By studying the kinds of knowledge and motivation required to play fantasy sports, Halverson aims to identify how such participation sparks further learning – research that holds promise for revealing new insights about K-12 teaching and learning. Contact: Erica Halverson, (608) 262-5120 or erhalverson@education.wisc.edu.


Tuesday, Nov. 13
Classroom 2.0: Social Networking and Internet Tools

CIMC Workshop
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
CIMC Windows Lab, 348
Teacher Education Building , 225 N. Mills St .
Free & open to the public − pre-registration required 
(http://cimc.education.wisc.edu/services/workshops.htm)

Instructor Jim Jonas demonstrates how to bring new technologies into the classroom as he helps participants create custom searches, find images and blogs, and more. He’ll also show how to tap into social networks with Bloglines, flickr, and del.icio.us. Contact: Jim Jonas, (608) 263-4934 orjjonas@education.wisc.edu.


Tuesday, Nov. 13 
Partners in Education Banquet

Tuesday evening
Great Hall of the Memorial Union
By invitation only

This special banquet honors all of the educators and school practitioners who work with School of Education student teachers and practicum students. Invitations were mailed in mid-October. Contact: Judy Holt, (608) 265-7875 or jholt@education.wisc.edu.


Wednesday, Nov. 14
AEW Celebration – Coffee and Donuts

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Center for Instructional Materials & Computing (CIMC)
3rd Floor Teacher Education, 225 N. Mills St .
Free & open to the public

Another start-your-day-right celebration, with complimentary coffee, hot cider, and donuts served at the CIMC.


Wednesday, Nov. 14
Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade

CIMC Book Discussion
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Center for Instructional Materials and Computing (CIMC)
3rd Floor Teacher Education Building , 225 N. Mills St.
Free & open to the public

How can schools cope with the demands of No Child Left Behind? In Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade, Linda Perlstein depicts the efforts of teachers and administrators at one Maryland elementary school to achieve an arbitrary measure of success – and the effects these efforts have on kids. CIMC director Jo Ann Carr leads a discussion of Perlstein's highly acclaimed book.  Contact: Jim Jonas, (608) 263-4934 or jjonas@education.wisc.edu.


Wednesday, Nov. 14
Granito de Arena (Grain of Sand), 7:30 p.m.
Movie Screening Hosted by Elementary Education Club
228 Educational Sciences Building
1025 W. Johnson St.
Free & open to the public

Howard Zinn describes this documentary as "an extraordinary account of ordinary people organizing, protesting, resisting, against enormous odds."  The film tells the story of hundreds of thousands of public schoolteachers in Mexico whose grassroots, non-violent movement for social and economic justice in their public schools took Mexico by surprise.  The free screening is hosted the by Elementary Education Club.  Questions: Kevin Schneider at krschneider2@gmail.com.


Thursday, Nov. 15
Standards-Based Reform and the Poverty Gap: Lessons for No Child Left Behind

Brown-Bag Presentation
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
405 Education Building on Bascom Hill
Free & open to the public

Adam Gamoran, director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, discusses his research on No Child Left Behind in the context of his recently published book, Standards-Based Reform and the Poverty Gap. Gamoran edited the publication, which features recommendations for the implementation and impending reauthorization of NCLB made by scholars in sociology, economics, psychology, and education policy. Contact: Adam Gamoran, (608) 262-2704 or gamoran@ssc.wisc.edu.  The November 14 print edition ofEducation Week will showcase the book's research; the article is available online now athttp://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2007/11/14/12brookings.h27.html.  (Registration may be required to view the article.)


Thursday, Nov. 15
Student WEA Book Fair

Noon to 9:00 p.m.
CIMC Atrium
3th Floor,Teacher Education Building
225 N. Mills Street
Free & open to the public

The Student Wisconsin Education Association (WEA) is sponsoring a book fair featuring books for children and young adults, specially selected by Scholastic, Inc.  All proceeds will support Student WEA community projects, such as a Pen Pal program at Leopold Elementary, a future teacher outreach program at Memorial High School, and a project that provides literacy backpacks to three local schools. Questions: Jessica Bradley at bradley1@wisc.edu.


Thursday, Nov. 15
Open Source Programs for Presentation, Graphics, Web Design and Statistics

CIMC Workshop
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
CIMC Windows Lab, 348
Teacher Education Building , 225 N. Mills St .
Free & open to the public − pre-registration required 
(http://cimc.education.wisc.edu/services/workshops.htm)

CIMC instructor Chris Dowling shows workshop participants where to find free software that’s abundant on the Internet and how to use open source programs for a variety of tasks. He’ll demonstrate Sun’s OpenOffice Suite and the GNU Image Manipulation Program, among others. Contact: Chris Dowling, (608) 263-4339 or cdowling@wisc.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Lecture by Children’s Book Author Beverley Naidoo

CCBC Public Lecture 
7:00 p.m.
Room 5120, Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave.
Free & open to the public

Naidoo, a native of South Africa, has written novels and short stories for children and teens about South Africa before, during and after apartheid, as well as stories about refugees and the struggle for justice in other African nations. Her books include Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story, Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope, and The Other Side of Truth. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) co-sponsors the event. Contact: Megan Schliesman, (608) 262-9503 or mschliesman@education.wisc.edu.

Website: www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/events/default.asp?eventDate=11/15/2007


Thursday, Nov. 15
Fall Faculty Dance Concert

8:00 p.m.
Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space 
Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave.
Ticket information: (608) 262-1691

The fall concert showcases new and recent works by guest artists Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacias and by Dance Program faculty and staff. Among the highlights are a group work choreographed by the guest artists and performed by selected Dance Program students, a repertory work by Jin-Wen Yu, and a work choreographed by Li Chiao-Ping, which will represent UW-Madison at this year’s North Central Region American College Dance Festival. Tickets: $5 students/Thursday only, $10 & $15. For tickets and more information, call (608) 262-1691.

Website: http://merit.education.wisc.edu/Workshops/EdTechCalendar.asp.


Friday, Nov. 16
Student WEA Book Fair

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CIMC Atrium
3th Floor,Teacher Education Building
225 N. Mills Street
Free & open to the public

The Student Wisconsin Education Association (WEA) is sponsoring a book fair featuring books for children and young adults, specially selected by Scholastic, Inc.  All proceeds will support Student WEA community projects, such as a Pen Pal program at Leopold Elementary, a future teacher outreach program at Memorial High School, and a project that provides literacy backpacks to three local schools. Questions: Jessica Bradley at bradley1@wisc.edu.


Friday, Nov. 16
Fall Faculty Dance Concert

8:00 p.m.
Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space 
Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave.
Ticket information: (608) 262-1691


Saturday, Nov. 17
Fall Faculty Dance Concert

8:00 p.m. 
Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space 
Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave.
Ticket information: (608) 262-1691

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