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

Spring 2016 - Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences

Eric Grodsky
SOC 875
Fridays, 12-1:30 pm, unless noted
Room 259 Education Sciences (except May 6 meeting)

See the schedule on Google Calendar

Charles Basch, Columbia University, "Healthier Students Are Better Learners"


January 22:

"Promises and Pitfalls of Program Evaluation." Panel discussion with Brad Carl, Annalee Good, Steve Kimball (Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative), and Christine Pribbenow (Learning through Evaluation, Adaptation, and Dissemination).


Snow AERA lecture:

Bryk AERA lecture:

Optional: Brief overview of utilization-focused evaluation and link to related W. Michigan Evaluation Center resource

January 29:

Translational Workshop with Ruth Lopez Turley: The Houston Education Research Consortium's Approach to Translational Research. 12-2:00 pm.
Refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by The Network.

Reading: Turley & Stevens, "Lessons from a school district"

February 5:

Pooja Sidney, ITP & psychology, "Prior Knowledge and New Learning: Connecting Whole Numbers and Fractions"

February 12:

Tom Kratochwill, educational psychology, "Why Consider Single-Case Design for Intervention Research: Reasons and Rationales"

Kratochwill et al. (2013)
Kratochwill Presentation Slides (2/12/16)

February 19:

Judith Harackiewicz, psychology, "Closing Achievement Gaps With a Utility-Value Intervention: Disentangling Race and Social Class."

Harnessing Values to Promote Motivation in Education
Closing Achievement Gaps with a Utility-Value Intervention: Disentangling Race and Social Class

February 26:

Alejandra Ros Pilarz, School of Social Work, "Multiple Child Care Arrangements and School Readiness at Kindergarten"

March 4:

Translational Workshop with Jenny Nagaoka and Eliza Moeller: The Consortium for Chicago School Research's Approach to Translational Research. 12-2:00 pm.

March 11:

Michal Kurlaender, UC Davis, "The Promises and Pitfalls of Measuring Community College Quality"

March 18:

Harry Brighouse, Philosophy, "What Questions Should We Ask about a Charter School and What Will the Answers Tell Us?" *NOTE LATER START TIME at 12:30

Brighouse & Schouten (2014, Harvard Ed Review)
Schouten & Brighouse (2015, TRE)




April 1:

Rachel Feldman, ITP & educational policy studies, "Pushing Teachers Out: Effects of State Policy on Teacher Attrition"

Reading: Fiske & Ladd (2014)




April 15:

Matthew A. Kraft, Brown University, "Teaching for Tomorrow's Economy? Teacher Effects on Complex Cognitive Skills and Social-Emotional Competencies."

Reading: Kraft & Grace (2016)

April 22:

Marni Brownell, University of Manitoba, "The Whole Really is Greater than the Sum of its Parts! What We Can Learn About Children’s Health and Development Through Data Linkage."
Co-sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program.

Reading: Nickel et al. (2014)

April 29:

Charles Basch, Columbia University, "Healthier Students Are Better Learners"
Co-sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program.

Reading: Basch (2010)

May 6:

Roberto Gonzales, Harvard University, "Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America."
With support from the Carl A. Grant Scholars program, in collaboration with ITP, The Network, Social Psychology and Microsociology brownbag (Sociology).

*Note special location: 159 Education (Wisconsin Idea Room), 1000 Bascom Mall



Basch, C. E. (2010). Healthier students are better learners: A missing link in school reforms to close the achievement gap. Equity Matters: Research Review No. 6.

Brighouse, H. & Schouten, G. (2014).To charter or not to charter: What questions should we ask, and what will the answers tell us? Harvard Educational Review, 84 (3), 341-364.

Fiske, E. B., & Ladd, H. F. (2014). What's up with education policy in North Carolina? Unpublished ms.

Kraft, M. A., & Grace, S. (2016). Teaching for tomorrow's economy? Teacher effects on complex cognitive skills and social-emotional competencies.

Kratochwill, T. R., Hitchcock, J. H., Horner, R. H., Levin, J. R., Odom, S. L., Randskopf, D. M., & Shadish, W. R. (2013). Single-case intervention research design standards. Remedial and Special Education 34(1): 26-38.

Nickel, N., C., Chateau, D. G., Martens, P. J., Brownell, M. D., Katz, A., Burland, E. M. J., Walld, R., Hu, M., Taylor, C. R., Sarkar, J, & Goh, C. Y. (2014). Data resource profile: Pathways to health and social equity for children (PATHS equity for children). International Journal of Epidemiology. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyu190

Schouten, G., & Brighouse, H. (2015). The relationship between philosophy and evidence in education. Theory and Research in Education 13 (1): 5-22.

Turely, R. N. L., & Stevens, C. (2015). "Lessons from a school district-university research partnership: The Houston Education Research Consortium." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 37(1S): 6S-15S.