Center for the Study of Curriculum Edition

Robot learning improves student engagement

Robot learning improves student engagement

The first study of Michigan State University’s pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom. Each robot has a mounted video screen that lets the remote user pan around the room to see and talk with participants in… Read More »

Alumnus celebrated for contributions to driver, traffic safety education

Alumnus celebrated for contributions to driver, traffic safety education

Two-time Michigan State University alumnus Frank J. Gruber IV received the Richard Kaywood Memorial Award from the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) and AAA earlier this year. The award celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to driver and traffic safety education. Gruber is the 32nd recipient of the national and prestigious… Read More »

MSU scholars aim to improve computer science in Michigan

MSU scholars aim to improve computer science in Michigan

A team of scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education will develop new methods to enhance computer science education in schools. The collaboration, called CT4EDU, is funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The CT4EDU team will work directly with a Michigan school district to implement curriculum changes, focusing… Read More »

$1.3M NSF grant to advance college & workforce readiness

$1.3M NSF grant to advance college & workforce readiness

Michigan State University has received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help more low-income and minority high school students enroll in college. Led by MSU’s John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor Barbara Schneider, the grant will allow the College Ambition Program (CAP) to expand on and improve how students are… Read More »

Rehabilitation counseling programs receive national accreditation

Rehabilitation counseling programs receive national accreditation

Michigan State University earned a prestigious new accreditation for its master’s and doctoral programs in rehabilitation counseling in July 2017. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) gave the designation following an expedited application process that included a self study and an onsite visit. “We did really well—extremely well,” said University Distinguished… Read More »

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Professor Emeritus Roger Baldwin will be honored with the 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Mentoring Award in November at the organization’s annual conference. The award celebrates those who have made significant and noteworthy contributions in mentoring developing scholars within ASHE and higher education. Baldwin is only the ninth recipient since the… Read More »

When Pre-K Comes to School: New book from MSU researcher

When Pre-K Comes to School: New book from MSU researcher

Partnerships between school districts and early childhood sites are growing as a way to provide publicly funded pre-kindergarden in many states. But the model is more complicated than we might think, argues Michigan State University researcher Bethany Wilinski. Wilinski studied how some of these partnerships are playing out in Wisconsin through the eyes of three… Read More »

From believing to success: True stories of urban-dwelling youth of color

From believing to success: True stories of urban-dwelling youth of color

“We believe.” It’s part of the mantra at the Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men in Chicago, Ill.—and it’s the backbone of a new book set to be published in September 2017 by Michigan State University Assistant Professor Chezare Warren. “Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago’s South Side to Success in Higher… Read More »

Student education organization awarded for excellence

Student education organization awarded for excellence

Michigan State University has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Student Affiliate Excellence Award. Founded in 2012, the award honors NCTE student affiliates that meet high standards of performance. This is the first time the MSU student affiliate has won this award. “The award is… Read More »

Michigan made: Grant to help integrate computation in science classes

Michigan made: Grant to help integrate computation in science classes

The 21st-century scientific world revolves around computation. Yet, teaching students to use a computer to solve, simulate or visualize science problems is glaringly absent from many high school science courses. Four Michigan State University scientists, led by a physics education researcher, are setting out to change that. They will use a three-year, $1.2 million National… Read More »