Videos

WIES Lecture: Excellent Content Teaching for Multilingual Students

October 25, 2018

Kara Mitchell Viesca’s work centers on content teaching for multilingual students. In this talk, she will discuss theoretical advancements and empirical work with important implications for research, policy and practice in content teaching, as well as teacher learning-practices that address issues of inequity and social justice for multilingual students.


The Vocational Significance of Cultural Identity

October 25, 2018

Race/ethnicity are strong predictors of educational outcomes and labor market position (Byars-Winston, Fouad & Wen, 2015). In this presentation, Professor Byars-Winston will briefly review the evidence for and vocational relevance of cultural identity. She will use the Outline for Cultural Formulation model to illustrate its applicability for career assessment and career counseling integrating the concept of cultural identity for African American students (Byars-Winston, 2010), and will conclude the presentation by delineating implications for promoting workforce diversity.


Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case

October 15, 2018

Meet Jo Wilder, a young girl who searches for history in the state capitol with her pet badger. Field Day Lab created this game with multiple community partners to help teachers introduce students to historical inquiry. The game addresses academic state standards for social studies, English language arts and information technology.


Madison Education Partnership’s First Public Meeting Focuses on Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Results

April 23, 2018

Parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning how Madison Metropolitan School District’s (MMSD) four-year-old kindergarten (4K) is supporting local children is invited to the first community presentation of research on the MMSD 4K program by the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).


Is There a Skill Gap for Entry-Level IT Positions? Evidence from a National IT Helpdesk Survey

April 23, 2018

Presented by Andrew Weaver, Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


The Humanities as Pre-Qualitative Research

April 23, 2018

Presented by Samuel Rocha, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia


Computational Models of Mental Models of Computational Models of the World

April 6, 2018

When students use computer simulations to learn about system principles, like ideal gas laws, they often misinterpret the underlying rules of the systems. Robert Goldstone will discuss and demonstrate a new model for understanding systems by interacting with them, based on the way human learners discover patterns in natural phenomena.


Orchestrating Social Innovation Networks with Digital Studios

March 29, 2018

In this talk, Matthew Easterday discussed the challenges and benefits of problem-based learning, an approach that helps students use teamwork to tackle real problems. He also discussed how digital studios may improve problem-based learning and demonstrate instructional principles for studio learning.


Reframing Labor: How Evolving Work Experiences Influence Student Success

March 13, 2018

“Reframing Labor: How Evolving Work Experiences Influence Student Success,” presented by Vanessa A. Sansone, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio.


Mexican Caretakers’ Beliefs about Children’s Literacy and Language Development

March 13, 2018

“Mexican Caretakers’ Beliefs about Children’s Literacy and Language Development” presented by Jorge E. Gonzalez Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Health and Learning Sciences, University of Houston.


The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers

March 13, 2018

“The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers” presented by Mica Estrada, Carl A. Grant Visiting Scholar, Asst Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Health & Aging, University of California San Francisco.


Haley Vlach, Director of the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab at WCER

February 6, 2018

Haley Vlach is assistant professor of Educational Psychology at UW-Madison and directs the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab at WCER.


From Inclusion to Inclusive Schooling: ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom

January 29, 2018

Most English language learners find themselves in mainstream rather than ESL or bilingual classrooms. This reality has important implications for how mainstream teachers structure their instruction. This talk will explore ELLs’ experiences in mainstream classrooms and the importance of educators of using multilingual instruction with these students.


Disciplining Bilingual Education in the Post-Civil Rights Era

December 7, 2017

Dr. Flores’ research seeks to denaturalize the raciolinguistic ideologies that inform current conceptualizations of language education. This entails both historical analysis of the origins of current raciolinguistic ideologies and how current education policies and practices reproduce them. His current work in this area theorizes academic language as a raciolinguistic ideology. Dr. Flores’s primary objective in this work is to illustrate the ways in which the concept of academic language marginalizes language-minoritized students and to develop alternative conceptualizations of language that resist this marginalization.


Against the Prison Pipeline: Laboring for Love, Toward Justice, with Joy

December 6, 2017

Crystal Laura’s research focuses on the social and academic wellbeing of Black children in the “school-to-prison pipeline.” In this talk, she summarized key contributors to the school-to-prison pipeline and how educators can intervene.care.