Other Series

WCER and its projects present lectures, workshops and networking series developed for a variety of audiences, including students, faculty, staff and colleagues of UW–Madison, as well as stakeholders, such as educators, public officials, community leaders and the interested public.

Current series include:

HOPE Lab Speaker Series

Interdisciplinary Training Program Seminar in Education Sciences

Practical Wisdom

This bi-weekly discussion series connects graduate students with peers and experts on topics integral to professional success in education research. Topics selected generally are not taught in common coursework, yet are necessary for success in an education researcher’s career. The series is jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network), Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences (ITP) and Doctoral Research Program (DRP).

Qualitative Methods Group Lectures



Past Events

Lunch and Learn Series: Grand Challenges

Rich Halverson, Co-Director, Grand Challenges Initiative

March 27, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Resources for Researchers from the William T. Grant Foundation: Research Focus Areas

Vivian Tseng, Vice President, William T. Grant Foundation

March 10, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Resources for Researchers from the William T. Grant Foundation: Scholars Program

Vivian Tseng, Vice President, William T. Grant Foundation

March 10, 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP Seminar Series: Translational Workshop: Crafting Research to Inform Federal Policy

March 10, 2017, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Cultivating Self-in-Context as Responsive Evaluators

Hazel Symonette, Ph.D. , Founder, director of the Student Success Institute; Program development & assessment specialist in the Division of Student Life

February 22, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Conducting International Evaluations

February 21, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar Series: Optimizing Prediction in the Context of Large-Scale Educational Assessments

David Kaplan, Professor, Educational Psychology, UW-Madison

February 17, 2017, Noon - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar Series: Developing Collaborative Research Initiatives

Madeline Hafner, Executive Director of the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)

February 3, 2017, Noon - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Wisconsin Ideas in Education Lecture Series: ICAP: A Theoretical Framework for Active Learning

Michelene Chi, Professor of Science and Teaching, Arizona State University

February 1, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Lunch and Learn Series: Why Equity?

Erika C. Bullock, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education and Assistant to the Editor-in- Chief, Journal of Urban Mathematics Education

January 30, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar: Improving Instructional Data Use

Martin West, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

December 9, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Translational Workshop: Working with the Press to Get the Word Out

Eric Grodsky, Moderator, Associate Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison

December 2, 2016, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Lunch and Learn Series: Explore “Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City”

Kate McCleary, Facilitator

November 21, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar: The Causal Effects of Cultural Relevance

Thomas S. Dee, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Stanford Graduate School of Education

November 18, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Seminar: Using Multiple Discontinuities to Estimate Effects of Public Need-Based Aid for College

Drew Anderson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Financial Security, UW–Madison

November 11, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street