April 29, 2023

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"Teaching Democracy"

When:  Saturday, April 29, 2023  8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Where: Fluno Center, 601 University Ave, Madison, WI
Cost:  $25 
Parking:  $7/half day in lots underneath and next to the Fluno Center

Event Schedule

8:30am - 9:15am:    Registration/Breakfast Buffet 

9:15am - 10:00am "Teaching Democracy" presentation by Diane Hess, Dean of the UW-Madison School of Education 

10:00am - 10:15am Break  

10:15am - 11:00am Civics Teacher Panel with Megan Sipiorski, Ryan Mussack,and Carrie Bohman

11:00am - 11:20am Youth Grant Awards

11:20am - 11:30am  Wrap-up

Buffet Items

Farmer style scrambled eggs (vegetarian)
Shredded hash browns
Applewood ham
Yogurt Parfait
Danish, muffins, and toast

Fruit Platter

Coffee and juice

Diana E. Hess

Diana E. Hess is the dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education.

Dr. Hess’s research focuses on civic and democratic education. Her first book, Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion (Routledge, 2009), received the Exemplary Research Award (2009) from the National Council for the Social Studies. Her second book, co-authored with Professor Paula McAvoy, titled The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education (Routledge, 2015) won the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Book Award (2016) and the Grawemeyer Award (2017). Dr. Hess also received the Jean Dresden Grambs Career Research in Social Studies Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (2017). In 2019, Dr. Hess was elected to the National Academy of Education. Her research has been funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Dr. Hess is currently the principal investigator of a multi-year study of The Discussion Project, a professional development program that aims to help instructors
create inclusive, engaging, and academically rigorous discussions in higher education courses. Formerly, Dr. Hess was the senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation, a high school teacher, a teachers’ union president, and the associate executive director of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago.

Dr. Hess received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1998.

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