Richard Klemme, Dean and Director, UWEX Cooperative Extension, celebrates the first 100 years of Cooperative Extension Service. The 1862 Morrill Act set up colleges of agriculture and mechanic arts providing for the instruction mission. The 1887 Hatch Act set up agricultural experiment stations providing for the research mission and the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 provided for the extension mission.
Rosemarie Truglio, Senior Vice President, Education & Research, Sesame Workshop; Rachel Connolly, Director of Education, NOVA; Anita Wager, Assistant Professor, School of Education, UW–Madison; and Edward Hubbard Assistant Professor, School of Education, UW-Madison join moderator Michael Harryman, Wisconsin Public Television, to discuss how to teach preschoolers math and science concepts.
Erik Pederson, Paul Johann, Mike Freiman, and Aaron Kahn , Professors, Herzing University, discuss education based video games, game art and animation, programming for game development and research into the influence of the creative process in the learning environment.
Joan Ershler, Director, Waisman Early Childhood Program, UW-Madison, discusses strategies focusing on the needs of Down Syndrome children in early education programs. Ershler offers research based suggestions for meaningful inclusion and good teaching practices for young children.
Daniel Hausman, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison, argues that although the Center for Equal Opportunity found that African Americans and Hispanics are more than 1000 times more likely to be accepted at UW-Madison than White or Asian students, preferential admissions of disadvantaged minorities is not unjust.
Jody Clowes, Curator, Vital Skills Exhibition, moderates a panel discussion about the importance and relevance of preserving traditional skills and the best means of passing them on. The panel includes: Jim Lorman, Ruth Olson, Anne Pryor, Robert Schulz, and Greg David.
Harry Brighouse, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison, explores what universities could do to better serve the disadvantaged, and argues that public flagship universities, their administrators, and especially their faculty, should be pioneering practical reforms in resource allocation, mentoring, and instruction.
David Perrodin, Director, Student Services, DeForest Area School District, discusses the history of school violence, the three pillars of school security, and effective approaches to school crisis preparedness. Perrodin shares findings from his research into active shooting situations and recommends ways to lessen the chances of a violent attack on a school.
Kathryn VandenBosch, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences , UW-Madison, looks at the university’s land and water resources and their relationship as resources for food, fuel and fiber.
Scott Page, the director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, discusses the future of higher education within the context of free, open, online classes.