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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 »

Venzant Chambers appointed to national, local leadership roles

Venzant Chambers appointed to national, local leadership roles

Michigan State University scholar Terah Venzant Chambers is poised to enact educational change on a national and local level after appointments to two leadership positions. In a national capacity, she was appointed president-elect for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) in November. Venzant Chambers will oversee the planning and development for the organization’s annual leadership… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »