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

A Panel Discussion about Careers in Academia

November 15, 2017

Faculty in the School of Education discussed careers in academia. A brief presentation and panel discussion described searching for jobs, participating in on-campus interviews, and negotiating job offers.

Attention and Learning in Young Children

November 15, 2017

Anna Fisher’s talk focused on the development of attention regulation during the preschool period, and its importance for learning when children begin formal schooling.

Matthew Hora, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions

October 31, 2017

Matthew Hora is a research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and an assistant professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his role as director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions he talks here about producing research that has a direct translation to the world of practice.

New Faculty in the School of Education Present Their Work

October 5, 2017


  • Jordan Conwell, Sociology, Educational Policy Studies, on race and class inequality in education
  • Peter Wardrip, Curriculum & Instruction, on learning in makerspaces
  • Natalie Zervou, Dance, on the intersections between dance and national identity
  • Nicole Louie, Curriculum & Instruction, on efforts to shift the culture of mathematics teaching

Learners’ Construction of Fraction Values

October 1, 2017

Richard Prather studies the relationship between children’s behavior and neural activity during early mathematics learning. He will discuss his current work using experimental psychology and computational modeling to investigate how learners understand fractions.

The Subaltern School

October 1, 2017

Karida Brown is a cultural sociologist whose interest lies in explorations of the racial self. In this talk, Brown will introduce her new research project, “The Subaltern School,” in which she examines the extended effects of segregated schooling in today’s integrated era. Specifically, Brown will share her preliminary findings from the U.S. and South Africa.

Jerlando Jackson, Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory

June 28, 2017

Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB). Here he discusses Wei LAB, Beyond the Game, and post-graduate outcomes.

Teacher Speakout! Panel Discussion

May 26, 2017

The Teacher Speakout! seeks to engage the voices and knowledge of Wisconsin teachers so that education research at UW–Madison is practitioner-informed and responsive to classroom realities, both the successes and the challenges.