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Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

August 6, 2014
Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Michigan State University alumna Sarah DiMaria has been selected to receive the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation’s fellowship for early-career mathematics and science teachers. DiMaria is one of 32 people selected for the 2014 cohort, from a pool of more than 180 applicants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MSU in 2012, and...
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PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

June 25, 2014
PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

Julie Nurnberger-Haag, a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET), has been awarded a 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Nurnberger-Haag was chosen—amidst hundreds of applications—to be one of 30 receiving a $25,000 award to write her dissertation about student learning of negative numbers. The fellowship is designed to support those whose dissertations show potential for...
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Bieda to receive 2014 Teacher-Scholar Award

February 6, 2014
Bieda to receive 2014 Teacher-Scholar Award

Each year, 10 faculty members are chosen to receive Teacher-Scholar Awards at the Michigan State University Awards Convocation. Among the 2014 recipients is Kristen Bieda, assistant professor of teacher education. Bieda will receive the honor at the All-University Awards ceremony at MSU’s Wharton Center on Feb. 11. Bieda is an award-winning faculty member whose...
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Posted in CITE PhD Program, Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Literacy Instruction, Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum, Other News, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Preparation |

In memoriam: Perry Lanier

February 6, 2014
In memoriam: Perry Lanier

Professor Emeritus Perry Lanier, a pioneer involved with many ground-breaking initiatives in teacher education, died on Jan. 31, 2014 at age 80. Lanier received a PhD from the University of Oklahoma, and joined the MSU faculty in 1967, after teaching as a mathematics specialist for six years at the upper elementary level. The Elementary Intern...
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Alumna receives AMTE award

January 28, 2014
Alumna receives AMTE award

Amanda Jansen, PhD 2004 (Educational Psychology), has been awarded the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) 2014 Early Career award. Jansen will receive the award on February 8 at AMTE’s annual conference in Irvine, Cal. Jansen is currently an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses...
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Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

December 18, 2013
Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers more than previously believed and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter school, according to research led by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study, online in the journal Child Development and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of...
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