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


Wisconsin’s Demographic Changes: Impact on Rural Schools and Communities

Sarah Kemp, Researcher, UW-Madison’s Applied Population Laboratory (APL)

November 13, 2018, 11:30 - 1:00, Educational Sciences, Room 259 1025 West Johnson Street


K12 Education in Wisconsin: An Overview

Thomas McCarthy and Emilie Amundson, Communications Director, WI DPI (Thomas), and Chief of Staff, WI DPI (Emilie)

November 14, 2018, 11:00 - 12:00, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


ITP Seminar Series “Student Absenteeism and the Opportunity to Learn”

Jaymes Pyne, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison

November 16, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30, Educational Sciences, Room 259 1025 West Johnson Street



Past Events

Internships and Experiential Learning in a Chinese University: A Report from the Field

Matthew Hora, Director of CCWT and Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education, UW-Madison

November 5, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute & Senior Fellow, Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sponsor: CEE

October 18, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00, 2120 Kellner Hall, Graingiere Hall


The Vocational Significance of Cultural Identity

Angela Byars-Winston, Professor, University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Sponsor: CCWT

October 18, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00, 259 Educational Sciences, 1025 W. Johnson Street


Retrospective Item and Survey Design for Workshop Evaluation

Christine Bell, Evaluator, The LEAD Center

October 8, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Network Fellows Orientation

September 26, 2018, 10:00 - 11:30, School of Education, Room 159


Network Fellows Orientation

September 19, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, School of Education Building, Room 198


Network Fellows Meet & Greet

September 14, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30, Virginia F. Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue


Madison QE/ENA Workshop

Brendan Eagan

July 25, 2018, 8:30 - 4:00, Educational Sciences Rooms 253, 259 and 1369, 1025 West Johnson Street


Visiting Scholars: Robert and Elizabeth Bjork

Robert and Elizabeth Bjork, Department of Psychology, UCLA

June 21, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30, Educational Sciences Room 253, 1025 West Johnson Street


Applying Different Methods of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Evaluation

Mark Fermanich, Senior Associate, APA Consulting

April 23, 2018, Noon - 1:30, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


The Increasing Underemployment and Decreasing Job Control for Highly Qualified Employees

D.W. Livingstone, Canada Research Chair in Lifelong Learning and Work, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

April 20, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


ITP Lecture Featuring David Yeager

David Yeager, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

April 20, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street