ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall 2015 - Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences

Eric Grodsky
SOC 875
Fridays, 12 - 1:30 pm
Room 259 Education Sciences (except on 9/4, 10/2, 10/9, 11/6, and 11/13, when talk is located in 159 Education, the Wisconsin Idea Room)

See the schedule on Google Calendar

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND READINGS:

September 4:
*Note special location in the WI Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Eric Grodsky, Panel Discussion, "How to Engage with Education Policy Makers Part I." Panel includes Ed Hughes, MMSD School Board; Joan Wade, Cooperative Education Support Agency; Jared Knowles, ITP alum & Wisconsin DPI; Mandy Wright, teacher and former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
This event is part of The Practical Wisdom Series and co-sponsored by ITP, the Network, and DRP

September 11:

Eric Bettinger, Stanford University, "Changing Distributions: How Online College Classes Alter Student and Professor Performance."
Co-sponsored by WCER and Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Background reading:
Bettinger et al. (2015). "Changing Distributions: How Online College Classes Alter Student and Professor Performance."

September 18:

David Monaghan, Wisconsin HOPE Lab, "Exploring Educational Attainment Across the Life Course Using Sequence Analysis”

Background reading:
Monaghan 2015 (to be distributed to seminar participants)

September 25:

Ilana Umansky, University of Oregon, “What’s in a Name? English Learner Classification as Both Arbitrary and Consequential.”
Co-sponsored by ITP and WIDA

Discussant: Teresa Carranza, Dual Language Education and Biliteracy Coordinator, Office of Multilingual and Global Education, MMSD.

Background reading:
Umansky et al. 2015 (to be distributed to seminar participants)

October 2:
*Note special location in the WI Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Eric Grodsky, Panel Discussion, "How to Engage with Social Service Organizations to Enable Educational Success." Panel includes: Becca Schwei, WI Dept. of Children and Families; Carmen Porco, Housing Ministries of American Baptists; Jenny Grether, Dane County, Early Childhood Inc.
This event is part of The Practical Wisdom Series and co-sponsored by ITP, the Network, and DRP

October 9: TRANSLATIONAL WORKSHOP
*Note special location in the WI Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Scholarship and Citizenship: How the Scholars Strategy Network Helps Academics Gain Public Influence

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, 12:00-2:00. *Note special location: School of Education, 1000 Bascom Mall, room 159 - Wisconsin Idea Room.

Open to the Public. Co-sponsored by the ITP, WCER, HOPE Lab, the Network, and the School of Education

October 16:

Chris Rozek, ITP alum, University of Chicago, "Reappraising Adversity Improves Students' Academic Achievement, Behavior, and Well-Being: Results from a District-Wide Randomized Controlled Trial."

Background readings:
Jacobs & Gross 2014
Frey 2014
Wilson 2011

October 23: NO MEETING TODAY - CANCELLED

October 30:

Peter Steiner, educational psychology, "Observational Studies in Education: Matching Strategies for Multilevel Data."

Background readings:
Kim & Steiner (2015)
Steiner et al. (2013)

November 6:
*Note special location in the WI Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Jennifer Jennings, New York University, “Leveling the Playing Field for School Choice in NYC.”

Discussant: Bo McCready, Quantitative Research Supervisor, Research & Program Evaluation Office, MMSD
This event is co-sponsored by ITP, the Network, and DRP

November 13:
*Note special location in the WI Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Pete Miller (ELPA) will lead a Panel Discussion, "Community Schools: What We Know, What We Need to Know and What We Are Going To Do."
Panel includes Mary Michaud, Public Health Madison & Dane County; Mandela Barnes, State Representative, 11th Assembly District; and Chela O'Connor, Full Service School Planner, MMSD.

11AM Network Hour; 12 PM Panel Discussion

Lunch provided, registration encouraged, www.pws06.eventbrite.com, or contact wesling@wisc.edu
This event is part of The Practical Wisdom Series and co-sponsored by ITP, the Network, and DRP

November 20:

Rachel Fish, University of Notre Dame, “Teacher Referrals to Special Education Testing: The Roles of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and School Context.”

November 27: NO MEETING - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

December 4:

Nicole Stephens, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, "The Benefits of a Cultural Match: The Case of Social Class and Higher Education." Sponsored by WCER

Background readings:
Stephens et al. (2014)
Stephens et al. (2012)

December 11: TRANSLATIONAL WORKSHOP

Disseminating Your Work: Sharing Scholarship with Policymakers and the Media

Donald Moynihan, La Follette School of Public Affairs; Mike Wagner, School of Journalism; and Kate Josephs, Executive Director of the Performance Improvement Council, 12:00-2:00, 259 Education Sciences

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bettinger, E., Fox, L., Loeb, S., & Taylor, E. (2015). Changing distributions: How online college classes alter student and professor performance. Unpublished ms.

Frey, E., & Rogers, T. (2014). Persistence: How treatment effects persist after interventions stop. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 1(1): 172-179.

Jacobs, S. E., & Gross, J. J. (2014). "Emotion Regulation in Education. Conceptual Foundations, Current Applications, and Future Directions." International Handbook of Emotions in Education, Ed. R. Pekrun, L. Linnenbrink-Garcia. Routledge, NY & London.

Kim, J.-S. & Steiner, P. M. (2015). Multilevel propensity score methods for estimating causal effects: A latent class modeling strategy. In van der Ark, L.A., Bolt, D.M., Wang, W.-C., Douglas, J.A., Chow, S.-M. (Eds.), Quantitative Psychology Research, The 79th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Madison, Wisconsin, 2014. New York: Springer.

Monaghan, D. (2015). Exploring educational attainment across the life course using sequence analysis. Unpublished ms.

Steiner, P. M., Kim, J.-S., & Thoemmes, F. (2013). Matching strategies for observational multilevel data. In JSM Proceedings. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 5020-5032.

Stephens, N. M., Markus, H. R., Fryberg, S. A., & Johnson, C. S. (2012). Unseen disadvantage: How American Universities' focus on independence undermines the academic performance of first-generation college students. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 102, No. 6, 1178-1197.

Stephens, N. M., Hamedani, M. G., & Destin, M. (2014). Closing the social-class achievement gap: A difference-education intervention improves first-generation students' academic performance an all students' college transition. Psychological Science, Vol. 24(4), 943-952.

Umansky, I. M., Reardon, S. F., Hakuta, K., Thompson, K. D., Estrada, P., Hayes, K., Maldonado, H., Tandberg, S., & Goldenberg, C. (2015, In Press). Improving the Opportunities and Outcomes of California’s Students Learning English:
Findings from School District–University Collaborative Partnerships. Policy Analysis for California Education, Policy Brief #15-1.

Wilson, T. D. (2011). "Small Edits, Lasting Changes," Chaper 1, in Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change, 3-21.