Wisconsin Ideas in Education Series (WIES)

WIES is an interdisciplinary speaker series intended for educators and future educators across campus. It is organized by early career faculty members from across UW-Madison’s School of Education, with support from WCER, with the goal of bringing leading scholars to UW–Madison to share and discuss their work in education research. WIES talks take place every two weeks on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Wisconsin Idea Room of the Education Building.


WIES Lecture Featuring Nelson Flores

Nelson Flores, Assistant Professor, Educational Linguistics Division, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

December 6, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall



Past Events

WIES Lecture: A Panel Discussion about Careers in Academia

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


WIES Lecture: Attention and Learning in Young Children

Anna Fisher, Associate Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

October 18, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Lecture: New Faculty in the School of Education Present Their Work

October 4, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Lecture: Learners’ Construction of Fraction Values

Richard Prather, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Quantitative Methodology

September 20, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street


Wisconsin Ideas in Education Lecture Series Featuring Carol Hahn

Carol Hahn, The Charles Howard Candler Professor of Educational Studies, Emory College

April 19, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Lecture: ‘Up in Arms’ for a Degree: On the Dialectics of Freedom & Control in H.S. Final Exams

Annalisa Sannino, University Lecturer, Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning, University of Helsinki

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


WIES Lecture: The Dimensional Divide: Learning from Media During Early Childhood

Rachel Barr, Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University

March 29, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


Wisconsin Ideas in Education Lecture Series Featuring Christopher Jett

Christopher Jett, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of West Georgia

March 15, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Lecture Series: Translating Research from Ed Psych to Children with Mathematics Difficulty

Sarah Powell, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Universtiy of Texas at Austin

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


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


WIES Lecture: Citizen Sociolinguistics: What is it? Why do it?

Betsy Rymes, Professor and Chair of Educational Linguistics University of Pennsylvania

December 14, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series: Milestones and Musings from Movement to Math

Dor Abrahamson, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California - Berkeley

November 30, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30, Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Lecture: School of Education Alumni Panel: Where Are They Now?

SoE Alumni, Eight graduates of UW–Madison's School of Education

November 16, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall


WIES Series: Retrieval-Based Learning: Active Retrieval Promotes Meaningful Learning

Jeffrey D. Karpicke, James V. Bradley Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

November 2, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall