New Lab Designed to Make Education Fun And Games
The décor in the headquarters of the Games+Learning+Society project bears a much closer resemblance to a Silicon Valley start-up than a university-affiliated laboratory: a Pacman-style arcade terminal, complete with bulbous joystick, gives off an alluring glare in one corner of the large, multi-level space, while in another, an arsenal of Nerf guns hangs from the wall, ready for action. Read more.
Formative Evaluation for Leadership
The No Child Left Behind initiative focused research attention on schools that succeeded in closing achievement gaps and raising achievement for all students.
When WCER researchers Rich Halverson, Carolyn Kelley, and Eric Camburn look at these schools, they see the importance of school leadership in promoting student learning. Read more.
MSAN Inspires Students to Organize Forum on Race
Inspired to be agents of change in their communities, eight students at Verona Area High School hosted hundreds of their peers from around Dane County for a two-day conference on April 8 and 9 featuring renowned educator Calvin Terrell. Read more.
WIDA Researcher Explores Aussie Roots
Though she has lived in the United States for many years of her life, the sunny accent that rolls from Rosalie Grant’s tongue is unmistakably Australian. Since joining the WIDA project as a researcher in 2011, Grant has mostly studied English language learners (ELLs) in America, but in the past few months, she has been able to return to her roots, delving into a study of education reform efforts directed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ELLs in her native land “Down Under.” Read more