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WW Academy: Challenge-based Learning

You’re a first-year teacher and have just given your first test. During your 20-minute lunch period, while inhaling a sandwich, you start going through the finished tests—only to find that your entire class has failed. Was this a problem with your lessons? Was the test formatted wrong? What do you do when the parents start […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2017 Women’s Studies Fellow Rosie Bermudez

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The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies supports the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses women’s and gendered issues in interdisciplinary and original ways. The 2017 class of Fellows include Rosie Bermudez, a doctoral candidate in Chicana and Chicano studies at the University of California, […]

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Book Spotlight: The Wasting of Borneo

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Deep in the wilds of Borneo, the booming palm oil industry is resulting in mass deforestation and environmental destruction. To produce the ubiquitous oil found in consumer goods from make up to household cleaners, vast swaths of one of the oldest, most bio-diverse rainforests on Earth have been cleared to make way for palm plantations. […]

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WW Academy: Personalized Teacher Preparation

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In today’s world, everything is personalized. With the swipe of a finger on a smartphone you can conjure up a private car, get access to a personalized investment and budgeting plan, or create your own sneakers. As traditional markets and industries shift and change to meet this need for customization on demand, what does that […]

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WW Fellows Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

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The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation aims to further the development of artists, writers, scientists, and scholars through its annual fellowship awards. This year, out of nearly 3,000 applicants, 173 candidates were selected, including five Fellows from various Woodrow Wilson programs: Wendy Brown WS ’81 is the Class of 1936 First Chair in the Department […]

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Book Spotlight: Piers Plowman and the Poetics of Enigma

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According to Curtis A. Gruenler CN ’96, texts that rely on enigma (ainigma) as an organizing structure—at once playful, provocative, and mystical—lie somewhere between transparency and opacity, inviting readers “into never-ending contemplation that grows from new interpretive voices while still being centered on a reality that transcends articulation.” In his new book, Piers Plowman and […]

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Video: Reimagining Teacher Preparation

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The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is reimagining how teachers and school leaders will be prepared for the classrooms of today and tomorrow. But with a crowded field of teacher preparation programs, what makes the WW Academy special? For WW President Arthur Levine, “The Academy is a dream come true.” “After years, decades, […]

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Goizueta-Woodrow Wilson Enrichment Microgrants for WW Teaching Fellows Benefit Georgia Classrooms

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In 2015 the Goizueta Foundation of Atlanta made a three-year, $910,000 grant to provide professional enrichment for WW Georgia Teaching Fellows working in the metro Atlanta area. Grant recipients can choose to attend or present at conferences, buy teaching materials for their classrooms, or complete community-based service learning projects. The funding aims to benefit not […]

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WW Heads to Austin for SXSW

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Continuing to build on the the success of its participation in South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) in recent years, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation will bring the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning and its HistoryQuest program to Austin in March. On Monday, March 6, SXSWedu will host a panel discussion entitled, Think Preparing Teachers […]

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Book Spotlight: A House Full of Females

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Pulitzer prize winner and historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is once again taking a look at a previously unexplored history. Stitching together diary entries, letters, meeting minutes, and quilt patterns, Dr. Ulrich tells the story of early Mormon women living in “plural marriage” in her new book A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s […]

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