Introduction Let’s talk about whiteness in schools. While educators often engage in conversations about race, these talks sometimes neglect the foundation of racism—namely, whiteness and white supremacist ideology. Though these factors are always present, a …
UW–Madison Community Arts Collaboratory receives grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
The UW–Madison Community Arts Collaboratory is receiving an NEA Research Lab award to support a new study examining the value of community arts education initiatives. The UW–Madison Community Arts Collaboratory—or Arts Collab—is housed in the …
Play Make Learn Announces Benjamin Stokes as the 2021 Conference Keynote Speaker
The Play Make Learn Conference will host keynote speaker Benjamin Stokes during the virtual event held August 5–6, 2021. Stokes, author of “Locally Played: Real-World Games for Stronger Places and Communities,” is an assistant professor …
You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Mentorship, Networks, and Women’s Leadership in Education
Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” While many K-16 women educators do the physical and emotional work of leading, a disproportionately small number of them are recognized for it. …
Tools for Teaching Mathematical Language to Multilingual Learners
With the right strategies, teachers can help students understand mathematical language to clearly and concisely explain how they worked out a math equation.
Actionable Strategies to Eliminate School Discipline Inequities
The process of reshaping discipline in schools is a holistic one, requiring everyone to make the effort to reduce disparities.
Play Make Learn Competition Winners Pair Gaming With the Classroom
Play Make Learn had its first ever learning game competition with the winners announced during the conference on August 13, 2020.
Real Talk for Real Change Symposia Series Starts Strong with “Leading Antiracist School Communities”
Systemic oppression and inequality have been baked into many facets of American society, including education. A recent PLACE event, the first installment of the Real Talk for Real Change symposia series, dove into the subject of leading antiracist school communities.
New Course on Social-Emotional Learning Coming to PLACE
PLACE Arts Director Dr. Yorel Lashley is currently developing a new online course on social-emotional learning for K-12 and community educators that features UW–Madison School of Education faculty expertise and experience.
Feminist Fireside Chats Highlight Inequity in Education, Forge a Path Forward
[Scroll to the bottom to check out the videos of each Feminist Fireside Chat as they are uploaded.] Cool women, hot topics. It’s a cool tagline. But the University of Wisconsin–Madison Feminist Fireside Chats hosted …