Teacher Preparation 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 »

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 »

Can tablets help kindergarteners learn math?

Can tablets help kindergarteners learn math?

By the end of December, all kindergartners in the Lansing School District—more than 1,000—will receive a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad thanks to a partnership between PBS, Michigan State University, WKAR and the Lansing School District. The Playtime Pad Research Project studies the effectiveness of tablet-based learning in early childhood math literacy. The pads used in the study include preloaded… 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 »

MSU ranks among best globally for education

MSU ranks among best globally for education

Michigan State University’s education programs have been ranked among the best in the world. Times Higher Education today ranked MSU #10 in its first-ever ranking of global institutions that offer education as a subject. “The MSU College of Education is a world leader in research to improve the education and well-being of teachers and learners… Read More »