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School celebrates American Education Week

November 17, 2008

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education invites you to join in its celebration of American Education Week, November 15–21.  This year’s theme, “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility,” spotlights the importance of providing every child and young adult in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college.

American Education Week is a time to recognize all the people – in schools, universities, homes, businesses and communities – who work together to help children and young adults achieve.   At the School of Education, we’ll mark the occasion with a full schedule of presentations and discussions.  We hope you can attend the events and join in the celebration!


Calendar of Events

Monday, Nov. 16
Rethinking Local School Governance: Tensions & Strategies 
Public Lecture by Kenneth K. Wong

Noon-1:00 p.m.
VENUE CHANGED TO: 8417 Sewell Social Science Bldg. 
1180 Observatory Drive

Kenneth K. Wong holds the first Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair for Education Policy at Brown University and directs the university's master's program in urban education policy.  His talk is part of the Visiting Minority Scholars Lecture Series sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).  The La Follette School of Public Affairs co-sponsors the event.  Free and open to the public.  Questions: 608/262-2704.


Tuesday, Nov. 17 Innovative Ideas for Need-Based Aid in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Idea Forum

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Pyle Center

702 Langdon Street

This biannual UW System forum is hosted this fall by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The forum aims to bring together policymakers, practitioners, students, scholars, and the public to discuss the state of need-based student financial aid in Wisconsin, the implications of the state's changing student and workforce demographics, and policy recommendations for the future.  The program is free, but registration is required - see  Questions: 608/265-6342.


Tuesday, Nov. 17

Exploring New Applications for Teachers in the Classroom

Technology Workshop

2:30 p.m.

346 MERIT Library, Teacher Education

225 North Mills Street

The School's MERIT Library invites area teachers and School of Education faculty, staff and students to attend this workshop, which will review new technologies for classroom use and explore some of the ideas from Clayton Christianson's book, Disrupting Class.  Free and open to the public; registration is not required.  Details at  Questions:


Tuesday, Nov. 17

Evolution of Research Agendas: Expanding Ideas throughout the Course 
of an Academic Career

Public Lecture by M. Elizabeth Graue and Gloria Ladson-Billings 
3:00-4:00 p.m.

259 Educational Sciences

1025 West Johnson Street

Part of the Doctoral Research Program Lecture Series, this presentation features education professors Beth Graue and Gloria Ladson-Billings, who will discuss the development of their research throughout the course of their careers.  The discussion will incorporate research questions and their progression toward the expansion of agenda-setting goals and practices.  Graue is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and associate director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.  Ladson-Billings holds the School’s Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and is chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  Free and open to the public.  Questions:

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Art Department Tuesday Talk
Public Lecture by Hilary Wilder 
5:40-6:30 p.m.

Room 204 Educational Sciences

1025 West Johnson Street

Art Department alumna Hilary Wilder (MFA ’01) returns to campus to speak of her work navigating the territory between painting, installation and video.  Wilder received a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Free and open to the public.  Details on the Art Department website. Questions: 608/262-1660.


Tuesday, Nov. 17

Partners in Education Banquet

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Great Hall, Memorial Union

800 Langdon Street

The School of Education hosts this annual banquet to thank the dedicated K–12 educators who provide field experiences for UW-Madison student teachers and practicum students.  These partners play a vital role in preparing future educators and contribute immensely to the success of the School’s teacher-preparation programs.  Advance reservation and payment are required.  Information: 608/265-7875.


Wednesday, Nov. 18

A Contemporary Dance Perspective

Public Lecture by Susan Marshall

11:00 a.m.

Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall

1050 University Avenue

Renowned choreographer Susan Marshall and her company have received 10 New York Dance and Performance Awards (BESSIES) for their innovative, contemporary choreography.  In November, Marshall and two company members come to campus as artists-in-residence for the Dance Program.  As the newly appointed director of dance at Princeton University, Marshall offers a unique perspective on choreography and dance in higher education. Free and open to the public. Questions:  608/262-1691.


Wednesday, Nov. 18

The Future of School and Teacher Accountability

Public Lecture by Douglas Harris

Noon-1:00 p.m.

259 Educational Sciences

1025 West Johnson Street

What are the appropriate roles for local, state, and federal governments in the design and implementation of accountability?  How will federal stimulus funds, such as “Race to the Top,” affect its role? What can we expect, and what should we hope for, from the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind?  These are but a few of the questions to be considered by educational policy studies professor Douglas Harris.  His talk is part of the School's Newly Tenured Faculty Lecture Series.  Free and open to the public. Questions: 608/265-7875.


Wednesday, Nov. 18

CCBC November Book Discussion

3:30–5:30 p.m.

4290 Helen C. White Hall

600 N. Park Street

Newly published books for children and young adults are the focus of lively monthly discussions led by librarians of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC).  The center welcomes to its discussions any interested adults who have read a few books on the list in advance.  The November book list is available via the CCBC events calendar at:  Questions: 608/263-3720.


Saturday, Nov. 21

Digital Media Dynamics

Workshops for Students in Grades 6-12

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
On the UW-Madison campus, location varies by workshop

For students in grades 6-12, these workshops are part of the Saturday Enrichment Program sponsored by Education Outreach and Partnerships. Paul Rañola, a UW-Madison engineering alumnus who developed his own video production business, will be the keynote speaker. Participants can sign up for various workshops ranging from shooting and editing videos to exploring social networking tools. Pre-registration is required and may be done online. Details on the Outreach and Partnerships website.


Saturday, Nov. 21

Planning for College

Public Seminar 
1:30-3:00 p.m.
228 Educational Sciences Bldg.
1025 West Johnson Street

Education Outreach and Partnerships sponsors this free, public seminar designed to help families understand the complex college financial aid process. Conducted by Steven Lamb from American College Planners, the seminar also aims to help students increase their chances of getting accepted at any school. Online registration is available.  Details on the Outreach and Partnerships website.


Saturday, Nov. 21

Fall Faculty Dance Concert

8:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Union Theater

1050 University Avenue

With support from a National Endowment for the Arts Masters Dance Award, the Dance Program will showcase "Name by Name," a master work by guest artist Susan Marshall to be performed by 18 Dance students.  Also featured will be choreography created by Dance Program faculty artists.  Tickets may be purchased online.  Details are on the Dance Program website at:  Questions: 608/262-1691.

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