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

Spring 2012 ITP Seminar

Adam Gamoran, Sociology 875
Fridays 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 259, Education Sciences bldg

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND READINGS

Jan 27:

Deven Carlson (Political Science), Geoffrey Borman (ELPA), and Michelle Robinson(Sociology), "A Multi-State District-Level Cluster Randomized Trial of the Impact of Data-Driven Reform on Reading and Mathematics Achievement"

Reading: Carlson, Borman & Robinson (2011)

Feb 3:

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris (Educational Policy Studies), "Conditional Cash Transfers and College Persistence: Experimental Effects of a Need-Based Grant Program"

Readings:

1) Goldrick-Rab, Harris et al (2012), "Conditional Cash Transfers and College Persistence"

2) Appendices

Feb 10:
Adam Gamoran (Sociology), "Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics"

Readings:
1)  “Successful K12 STEM Education”
2) Testimony before U.S. House of Reps, 10/12/11

Feb 17:

Sarah Bruch (Sociology), Deven Carlson (Political Science), and Sara Dahill-Brown (Political Science): “ITP on the Job Market: Strategies, Opportunities, and Choices.”

Feb 24:

Judith Harackiewicz, Christopher Rozek, Chris Hulleman, and Janet Hyde (Psychology): “Helping Parents Motivate Adolescents in Mathematics and Science: An Experimental Test.”

Mar 2:

John Witte, Deven Carlson, Joshua Cowen, David Fleming, and Patrick Wolf (Political Science): “The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: Longitudinal Educational Growth Study Fifth Year Report."

Reading: Link to report PDF

Mar 9:

NO MEETING – SREE AND SOCIOLOGY GRAD STUDENT VISIT DAY

Mar 16:
Sara Dahill-Brown (Political Science), "School Governance: Who's in Charge and Does it Matter?"

Mar 23:
Pooja Sidney (Psychology): “Making Connections in Math: Activating a Prior Knowledge Analogue Matters for Learning."

Mar 30:
Adam Gamoran (Sociology), "How to Win Grants and Influence People: External Funding Strategies for Emerging Scholars in Education Research."

April 6:
NO MEETING - SPRING BREAK

April 13:
NO MEETING - AERA

April 20:
Drew Anderson (Economics), Tora Frank (Social Work), and Amanda Gaulke (Economics): “ITP Internship Report: The Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study.”

April 27:
Andrew Anderson (Economics): “Specialization, Learning Ability and Labor Market Outcomes: Vocational versus Academic Education.”

May 4:
Jill Bowdon (Sociology): “Non-Cognitive Skills and the Evolution of the Black-White Test Score Gap”

May 11:
Mai Miksic (Social Work): “Off-Campus Internship Experience: Mathematica’s Princeton Office.”