Academics Edition

Know-Care-Do: Future science teachers become agents of change

Know-Care-Do: Future science teachers become agents of change

If a recent competition is any indication, MSU’s future science teachers are well on their way to becoming agents of change to ensure minimal human impact on our environment. The goal of a competition sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science was to promote future teachers’ view of themselves as agents of change in… Read More »

Greenhow to be recognized with Teacher-Scholar Award

Greenhow to be recognized with Teacher-Scholar Award

During the 2018 All-University Awards, Associate Professor Christine Greenhow will be recognized with a Teacher-Scholar Award by Michigan State University. Greenhow is one of six faculty selected through a university-wide competition. The annual honor celebrates faculty early in their careers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship, with effective teaching approaches closely linked to… Read More »

Equity Outreach Initiatives creates professional development opportunities

Equity Outreach Initiatives creates professional development opportunities

Equity Outreach Initiatives (EOI) in the Michigan State University College of Education is introducing professional development opportunities to help educators, administrators and policymakers center their practices around equity in schools and work environments. Led by Assistant Dean Dorinda Carter Andrews, EOI is focused on benefiting K-12, postsecondary and community educational stakeholders. “In the college, we have a… Read More »

MSU scholars named top education influencers

MSU scholars named top education influencers

Michigan State University is home to several of the nation’s scholars known for their influence in educational policy and practice. This is according to the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, by Rick Hess in his Education Week blog. The rankings are selected by a committee of scholars, and are calculated on a number of scores including… Read More »

“Blank canvas:” Classroom tech product introduced to K-12 for the first time

“Blank canvas:” Classroom tech product introduced to K-12 for the first time

A collaboration led by a Michigan State University researcher is bringing an innovative touchscreen technology into K-12 classrooms for the first time. Professor Douglas Hartman is helping to introduce a teaching and learning tool that blends smartboards, tablets and laptops with 21st century learning. The large digital touchscreen—called a workspace, and created by Prysm, Inc., an international technology company—has… Read More »

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project

Michigan State University researchers are providing leadership in a new statewide effort to improve literacy. Tanya Wright helped write the preschool and K-3 Literacy Essentials outlining evidence-based teaching practices that should happen for “every child, in every classroom, every day” to increase proficiency in reading and writing. She and fellow MSU College of Education scholar Laura… Read More »

International collaboration connects Argentinian, local educators

International collaboration connects Argentinian, local educators

Michigan State University welcomed 25 educators and administrators from Argentina as part of an international professional development collaboration in October. The College of Education was one of six institutions across the U.S. awarded funding for the Argentina Educators Training Program (AETP), which welcomed a cohort to engage in a series of seminars, mentoring and civic… Read More »

MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education

MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education

As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campuses to improve student learning. Ann Austin has received three grants totaling $2.7 million from the National Science Foundation to study how reforms to institutional policies and practices, along with… Read More »

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 »

Examining the differences between male, female race car drivers

Examining the differences between male, female race car drivers

Ongoing research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology aims to determine the differences in physiological stressors in female and male race car drivers. The research is the latest from Assistant Professor David Ferguson. Racing is among Ferguson’s research specialties; another study on advancing athletic excellence and diabetes research in race car drivers was… Read More »