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Video: WW HistoryQuest Fellows Present Game at Conference

In April, two WW HistoryQuest Fellows presented the game they developed at the Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies in Boston. Scott and Kelli Kallens designed a board game to help teach World War II during their 2016–2017 HistoryQuest Fellowship. The game allows students to act as countries during the onset of the war, […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2017 Women’s Studies Fellow Lindsey Breitwieser

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 includes Indiana University’s Lindsey Breitwieser. Ms. Breitwieser talks about the path she took in becoming a […]

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2017 WW + Goizueta Microgrant Symposium

WW Georgia Teaching Fellows who received WW-Goizueta enrichment microgrants for the 2016–2017 school year presented their projects to their peers in May. The symposium included poster presentations from each of the microgrant recipients, a keynote address from a local high school science administrator, and a panel discussion. This year’s grants allowed Fellows to purchase supplies […]

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WW Academy: District Partners

Most higher education institutions and teacher preparation programs have working relationships with local K–12 schools. Teacher candidates are placed in these schools, which also hire graduates and offer continuing education opportunities. The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning wants to take those relationships further. “We’re trying to reestablish what it means to be a […]

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WW Academy: Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants

In an effort to engage the larger community at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning and the MIT Teaching Systems Lab (TSL) has awarded a series of Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants (TLIG), ranging from $50,000 to $200,000, for MIT researchers working to advance the quality of teacher […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2017 Newcombe Fellow Samuel Gavin

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2017 class of Fellows includes Samuel Gavin, a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Here, Mr. Gavin shares the questions […]

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WW President Levine on the Purdue-Kaplan Deal

In April, Purdue University announced its acquisition of Kaplan University, a for-profit university that includes 15 campuses and learning centers, 32,000 students, and some 3,000 employees. Woodrow Wilson Foundation President Arthur Levine applauds this move, praising the potential to expand the reach of higher education in the global, digital age: With the acquisition of Kaplan, […]

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WW Academy: Second Faculty Hire

As orientation for its initial class of Design Fellows—prospective teachers, co-designers, and test pilots—draws closer, the WW Academy has made a second faculty hire. Andrew Wild will begin full-time work with the Academy team in June as a faculty mentor in science. “I’ve been describing it as the dream job that I never dreamed of,” says […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2017 Newcombe Fellow Daniel Cochran

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2017 class of Fellows includes Daniel Cochran, a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Mr. Cochran’s research stems from […]

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WW Academy: Simulating the Classroom with Mursion

More and more of us these days interact with AI, virtual reality, or some kind of digital simulation for even basic tasks—smartphones, responsive voicemail systems, VR games or stories from our favorite media outlets. But how could one ever use such technologies to practice teaching? “Could you imagine trying to teach Siri complex content?” asks […]

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