READ Posters - Shooting Next Week (April 13th-18th)

by Anna Lewis 8. April 2014 08:35

It’s that time of year again!  MERIT Library will be celebrating LIBRARY WEEK with our annual READ Poster creation.  Bring yourself, your friends, or even your dog.  All are welcome.  We will provide a selection of books for you to choose from but feel free to bring your own books if desired.  We will provide approximately 15 exciting backgrounds for you to choose from. 

The photo shoot will take place in the studio in room 109 of the Teacher Education Building.  Doors will be open for the READ! Poster shoot from Sunday April 13th through Friday April 18th from 12:00PM until 6PM. 

Cost is $5/per pose, with $2 for each additional copy.  Payment is accepted via campus print card or exact cash. 

Posters are tabloid sized (11x17).  Posters may take up to one week to finish.  

We look forward to seeing you there!



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QDA Software Fair & Symposium Wrap-up

by Catherine Stephens 7. April 2014 09:23

Faculty and graduate students from the School of Education and across campus shared their experiences with qualitative data analysis software on March 28th at the School of Education Qualitative Software Fair & Symposium .  The symposium featured a guest keynote followed by seven presentations focused on the the use of qualitative software to support research at UW Madison.  The community buildilng event was attended by over 50 faculty, students and staff who shared research methodologies, applications for QDA software and tools, and recommendations to support qualitative research and analysis.

A full write up about the event is posted on the MERIT QDA Tools web resource.


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MERIT Library is here for you!

by Catherine Stephens 4. April 2014 20:39

School of Education students, faculty, staff, and educators - the end of the semester is approaching quickly. MERIT Library staff are here to help you with your information and education technology needs. The circulation and information desks are open during regular library hours and the Help (IT) desk is open 8:00am - 6:00pm Monday-Friday.

Our library hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 10:00pm, Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm - 10:00pm. Remember to be here at least an hour before closing time if you would like to print a poster ($3 sq/foot) or laminate materials ($.15 linear foot).

If you're looking for reference assistance in educational topics, please email us, stop by or call us at (608) 262-3193.

Looking for something we don't have? You can always recommend a purchase by using our online form.  

Thanks for your time and we look forward to making your semester a little bit easier!

MERIT Teaching Assistant


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Recent additions to the MERIT Professional Collection

by Vince Jenkins 4. April 2014 13:56

"Learning" in the MERIT Professional Collection


Learning from the Experts: Teacher Leaders on Solving America's Education Challenges, edited by Celine Coggins, Heather G. Peske, and Kate McGovern.

Harvard Education Press, 2013

Subjects:  Educational change



Prof LB 1025.3 .L42 2013


Developing Active Learning in the Primary Classroom, by Anitra Vickery with contributions from Carrie Ansell and others.

SAGE, 2014

Subjects:  Active learning

Education, Elementary

Prof  LB 1027.23 .V53 2014


Using Data to Improve Learning: A Practical Guide for Busy Teachers, by Anthony Shaddock, foreword by John Hattie.

ACER Press, 2014

Subjects:  Action research in education


Prof  LB 1028 .S4364 2014


Grounded designs for online and hybrid learning : ‡b design fundamentals / ‡c edited by Atsusi "2C" Hirumi.

First edition.

International Society for Technology in Education, 2014

Subjects: Computer-assisted instruction

Blended learning

Distance education

Prof LB 1028.3 .G78 2014


Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-Based Guide, by Jared Stein and Charles R. Graham.

Routledge, 2014

Series: Essentials of online learning series

Subjects: Blended learning

Computer-assisted instruction

Educational technology--Standards

Prof LB 1028.5 .S715 2014


The Interdependence of Teaching and Learning, edited by Bryant Griffith and Douglas J. Loveless.

Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2013

Subjects: Interaction analysis in education


Prof LB 1034 I58 2013


Transfer, Transitions and Transformations of Learning, edited by H.E. Middleton and L.K.J. Baartman.

Sense Publishers, 2013

Series: International technology education studies; v. 11

Subjects:  Transfer of training

Technology--Study and teaching

Prof LB 1059 .T76 2013


What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Writing, by Ruth Culham.

Solution Tree Press, 2014

Subjects: English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

School principals--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Prof LB 1576 .C81 2014


Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools, edited by Alice Hansen.

Learning Matters/SAGE, 2012

Series: Transforming primary QTS series

Subjects: Reflective learning--Great Britain

Reflective teaching--Great Britain

Education, Elementary--Great Britain

Prof LB 1590.3 R44 2012


Civic Learning, Democratic Citizenship and the Public Sphere, edited by Gert Biesta, Maria De Bie, and Danny Wildemeersch.

Springer, 2014

Subjects:  Democracy--Study and teaching

Citizenship--Study and teaching

Prof LC 1091 .C64 2014


Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential, by Rich Weinfeld, Linda Barnes-Robinson, Sue Jeweler, & Betty Roffman Shevitz.

Prufrock Press Inc., 2013

Subjects: Learning disabled children--Education--United States

Gifted children--Education--United States

Special education--United States

Prof LC 4705 .S615 2013


Improving Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning, edited by Mary McAteer.

Open University Press, 2012

Subjects: Mathematics--Study and teaching (Primary)

Education, Primary

Prof QA 135.6 .I48 2012


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U-RAH-RAH for Reading: Spring Football Game

by Anna Lewis 3. April 2014 12:15

U-RAH-RAH for Reading: Spring Football Game - April 12 - School of Education faculty and staff have a chance to be Camp Randall VIPs for the Wisconsin Football Spring Game on April 12. Join Dean Underwood, Former Badger and Green Bay Packers standout Mark Tauscher and former Wisconsin first lady Jessica Doyle in the Buckingham Suite at Camp Randall - and help boost the School's commitment to improving student literacy.

Education is partnering with Wisconsin Athletics for the Badgers' annual scrimmage (3 p.m. kickoff), with proceeds from ticket sales to benefit initiatives across the SoE dedicated to literacy.


Buckingham Club: $25 adults/$10 children under 12
Includes suite-level seat and a tailgate lunch (with cash bar), 2 to 5 p.m. [BUY TICKETS]
General admission: $5
Game only - tickets available at


By External Relations Office, School of Education - Insider News


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Linda Endlich’s work showcased at Academic Staff Art Gallery

by Catherine Stephens 3. April 2014 11:45

Linda Endlich, MERIT's senior graphic designer, will show her work ""Montages & Moments + Memories & Miscellany" through July 2014 in UW-Madison's Academic Staff Art Gallery, room 270 of Bascom Hall.

Over the years, Endlich has worked with countless clients from within the School of Education and across campus creating everything from traditional print projects, custom illustrations and online courses, to supporting visual and instructional design on websites.

Endlich is an art alumna of UW–Madison with a focus on oil painting, portraiture and drawing. She has previously shown at local venues and her current work explores digital photography and image manipulation.

Come visit the show, and congrats to Linda !



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