Tamara Weiss

M.E.
School of Education

Office: 418 Mccalmont Educ & Human Service
Phone: 715/232-1663
Email: weisst1999@uwstout.edu

Education

  •  Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
    • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    • 2014
    • Dissertation: Cooperating Teachers' Lived Expectations In and Around the Student Teaching Phenomenon
  • M.E. Professional Development
    • University Wisconsin-La Crosse
    • 2004
    • Thesis: The Role the Arts Play on the Relationship Between the School and the Community
  • B.S. Art Education
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • 1999

Research Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Assessment
  • Comprehensive Art Education
  • Aesthetics
  • Interdisciplinary Education
  • Learning Technologies
  • Arts-Based Research
  • Phenomenology,
  • Critical Discourse Analysis

Courses Taught

ARTED-108 Introduction to Art Education

ARTED-208 Pre-Teaching Observation

ARTED-308 Art Education Curriculum, Methods and Assessment

ARTED-408/409 Student Teaching in Art Education Seminar

Honors

  • 2013 Ziegfeld Scholarship
    • University of Minnesota
  • 2011-2012 Program Director of the Year
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • 2011,2013 Outstanding Teacher Award
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Nominee
  • 2012 Robert and Corrie Beck Graduate Fellowship
    • University of Minnesota
  • 2011-2012 Exceptional Assessment in the Major Report
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • 2004-2008 "Distinguished" Teacher
    • La Crescent School District
  • 2009 Featured "Chic of the Week"
    • The Chic Entrepreneur
  • 2004 Summa Cum Laude
    • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • 1999 Magna Cum Laude
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • 1994-1999 Fortis Annual Scholarship
    • Fortis Financial Group
  • 1994-1996 Scholar Athlete Award
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Tennis Captain
  • 1995-1997 Forensics Top Medal Winner
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout

 Grants

  • Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Arts and Cultures Arts Education
    • Wisconsin Subprogram
    • In-Progress
    • By Invitation Only
    • 2013
  • Response to Intervention Grant
    • School of Education
    • 2012-2013
  • Sign Language Plaster Hands Service Learning Grant
    • Donorschoose.org
    • 2009-2010
  • High School Teacher's Grant
    • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
    • 2010
  • Cystic Fibrosis Community/School Grant
    • La Crosse Loggers Baseball Team
    • 2008
  • Bi-Annual Theater Grants
    • Merchant's Bank
    • 2000-2008
  • ""You're a Real Work of Art" Community-Based Project
    • District 300 Foundation
    • 2005
  • "The Masks We Wear" Multicultural Project
    • District 300 Foundation
    • 2004
  • "A Sunday Afternoon" Community-Based Project
    • District 300 Foundation
    • 2003
  • "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" Theater Project
    • District 300 Foundation
    • 2001

Publications

  • Weiss, T., Cooperating Teachers' Lived Expectations In and Around the Phenomenon of Student Teaching
    • In preparation-2014
  • Weiss, T., Aesthetically Displeasing: Application of Aesthetic Experience in Education. University of Minnesota
    • In preparation
  • Weiss, T., (2000). The First Year of Teaching: Terrifying, Rewarding. Minnesota Educator, 1-3.

 Presentations


  • Weiss, T., Infusing Arts-Based Practices in Early Childhood Education. Invited presenter at the 36th Annual Early Childhood Conference, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI.
    • Upcoming-April 2014
  • Weiss, T., Innovative Electronic Portfolios for Art Educators. One-hour presentation at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Conference, San Diego, CA
    • Upcoming-March 2014
  • Weiss, T., McAlister, B., (2013, November). Engaging Stakeholders when Implementing the edTPA. One-hour presentation at the National edTPA Conference, University of San Diego, CA
  • Weiss, T., (2013, September). Evidences in the Arts for the edTPA. One-hour presentation to and facilitation with UW System and surrounding colleges arts partners, Wisconsin Dells Conference.
  • Weiss,T., Klefstad,J., (2013, May). The edTPA Pilot, One-hour panel presentation to UW System Colleges, Wisconsin Dells Conference.
  • Weiss, T., (2012, September). Infusing Diversity Across the Curriculum. Thirty minute presentation to College of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout.
  • Weiss, T., (2012, January and 2011, December). Poster Presentation: Infusing Diversity Across the Curriculum. Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Weiss, T., (2011, June). Experience Art Education. Two hour presentation and workshop for the TEACH Pre-College Program, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout