The most current version of Discovering Connections, a magazine for alumni and pals of the UW–Madison College of Training, is now posted on the web.

The ​Summer 2021 situation facilities on the challenges introduced on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous lessons learned.

The cover tale, headlined “Within just about every obstacle, an possibility,” spotlights how COVID-19 introduced an surprising crisis. But school, personnel, and learners not only located means to get by through the pandemic — they normally thrived.

Print cover of Summer 2021 Learning Connections
Check out a pdf of the print version of the Summer months 2021 Understanding Connections alumni magazine.

In addition, College of Instruction Dean Diana Hess authored a column headlined, “On It, Wisconsin!” In it, Hess seems to be back again at the hard past yr-moreover — and why she is optimistic about what our School can achieve going forward.

A pdf of the print version is accessible listed here.

In addition, Finding out Connections also proceeds to spotlight a vary of essential and revolutionary perform staying performed across the School. Supplemental highlights include things like:

  • Look at out what our School of Schooling alumni from throughout the world have been up in Class Notes
  • The School of Instruction welcomed 16 new faculty customers to campus in the course of the 2020-21 academic calendar year, which is just one of the greatest cohorts to indication on with the Faculty considering the fact that its founding in 1930. Listed here, we introduce Hailey Enjoy, an assistant professor with the Section of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education and learning.
  • The Trainer Pledge introduced in August 2020. The initiative “pledges” to give money assistance — like up to in-condition tuition, fees, and testing certification prices — for learners enrolled in any of the School’s instructor schooling applications. In return, the college students “pledge” to instruct for three or four yrs in a Wisconsin college. Hear what students are expressing about the application.
  • On Saturday, May well 8, UW–Madison celebrated its Spring 2021 Graduation. We reached out to a couple of our graduating college students — from bachelor’s to PhDs — to find out more about their favourite recollections, assistance for incoming pupils, and a lot more. Check out what a couple of experienced to say.
  • According to the 2022 U.S. News & Earth Report Greatest Graduate Schools rankings released in March, UW–Madison is household to the fourth-rated school of training in the country — marking the eighth straight yr it has been rated among the best 5. In addition, U.S. News ranks nine education graduate specialty packages — and all nine housed inside of our College of Instruction are ranked among the Best 10 nationally. Learn a lot more.
  • UW–Madison Faculty of Education alumnus Ian Chalgren intended the not long ago unveiled e-book, “Let’s Communicate About It,” which showcases the artwork painted on Madison’s Condition Street storefronts following the George Floyd protests throughout the summertime of 2020.
  • Faculty of Education and learning bookshelf: Test out illustrations of a variety of modern publications from faculty and staff throughout our School of Education and learning.
  • Faisal Abdu’Allah, an internationally acclaimed artist and professor with the University of Education’s Artwork Section, was picked out earlier this yr as UW–Madison’s upcoming receiver of the Chazen Family members Distinguished Chair in Artwork.
  • School and team from across the Faculty of Instruction are routinely quoted or make their voices read in newspapers, publications, and on the internet news media shops. Likewise, these industry experts are typically interviewed and showcased on a variety of community, national, and worldwide radio and tv news studies. Understand about these media mentions.
  • The UW–Madison Group Arts Collaboratory received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) award to assist a new research inspecting the worth of local community arts education initiatives. The Arts Collab is housed in the Faculty of Education’s business office of Experienced Mastering and Group Instruction (Put).
  • Numerous faculty users with the Office of Rehabilitation Psychology and Distinctive Instruction (RPSE) are functioning on a new venture to support men and women with disabilities locate significant work — and they have been awarded a $16.7 million grant from the federal Rehabilitation Expert services Administration to make it materialize.
  • A exploration group from the Culturally Responsive Constructive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS) initiative, housed in the Faculty of Education’s Wisconsin Centre for Education and learning Research, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Basis for its Indigenous Understanding Lab challenge. The design and style period of the project was funded by means of the University of Education’s Grand Problems initiative.
  • Edward Falstad gained a scholarship for his initial semester at UW–Madison in September 1939. He later on established a scholarship for students from Ladysmith, Wisconsin — and then he and his wife, Joyce, remaining an estate reward to the UW–Madison College of Instruction.
  • Xueli Wang has dedicated a great deal of her educational job to bettering the higher education and learning landscape to support students — primarily those who start out their journey at two-12 months faculties — find their path to good results. This earlier fall, she was awarded a prestigious endowed professorship as the inaugural Barbara and Glenn Thompson Professor in Educational Management.
  • Jill Underly — who gained her master’s (2008) and PhD (2012) from the University of Education’s Division of Academic Leadership and Coverage Investigation — received a state-wide election in April to turn out to be Wisconsin’s upcoming state superintendent. Find out more in these alumni spotlights.