Keynote speaker for “Walking in Our Shoes: Understanding the Perspectives of Teachers of Color” is Lynnette Mawhinney, award winning author, advocate and professor at Rutgers University.
When Sarah Siver’s elementary school in Sparta lost its librarian a year few years ago, the third-grade teacher was concerned. Utilizing a new UWM pathway to librarianship, she found a way to help.
Most students anticipate gradually putting their knowledge to work after they leave the university. However, four students who graduated in May from UWM found they needed to use everything they learned about online learning, leading and advising immediately.
A study by UWM researchers found that schools with a strong professional culture had smaller gaps in achievement between white students and students of color.
UWM grad Tina Jones has been with Girls on the Run since 2012, helping the organization expand from 200 girls to more than 2,000 in southeastern Wisconsin. She is now executive director.
Even as they are working on their own online classes, Alissa Ramczyk and some three dozen other UWM students are helping kindergarten through 12th grade students with theirs, part of a statewide tutoring effort.
A good teacher can adapt to changing circumstances and unexpected events. But for UWM education students nearing graduation, this coronavirus-tainted spring semester has been a challenge like no other.
NEXT.cc, a nonprofit connected to UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, offers free online projects and activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics through its award-winning website.
James Sokolowski battled through challenges to get his GED and eventually a master’s. Now he’s helping others by leading the M3 Early College program.
Teachers of color are more likely to leave their schools than white teachers. Combatting that problem can help close Wisconsin’s wide achievement gaps for students, Curtis Jones says.