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Blended, online courses named best on campus

April 17, 2013
Blended, online courses named best on campus

Two courses taught by College of Education faculty have been named winners in Michigan State University’s annual Award Competition in Instructional Technology, funded by AT&T. Punya Mishra, professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET), and Danah Henriksen, visiting assistant professor in EPET, received first place in the Blended Course category for CEP 917:...
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Announcing sponsored international study trips for doctoral students

December 9, 2010
Announcing sponsored international study trips for doctoral students

Preparing the next generation of scholars to embrace global perspectives is a bold mission. In the College of Education, so is the action plan. Beginning next academic year and beyond, all doctoral students in the college will have the opportunity to participate in a faculty-led study trip to an international destination – with most...
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Concentrating on classroom assessment: Stiggins endowment funds research to improve teacher preparation in assessment

May 1, 2010
Concentrating on classroom assessment: Stiggins endowment funds research to improve teacher preparation in assessment

By Nicole Geary Renowned educational assessment expert Rick Stiggins says he built his career on the basis of doctoral study in the Michigan State University College of Education. Now he hopes to help his alma mater became the nation’s leader on improving teacher training in assessment. Stiggins, who received his Ph.D. in educational psychology...
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Education Ambitions in Antarctica: Teaching alum shares polar research expedition with classrooms around country

May 1, 2010
Education Ambitions in Antarctica: Teaching alum shares polar research expedition with classrooms around country

By Nicole Geary Last year, Lindsay (Martin) Knippenberg tunneled into the base of a 50-foot-deep glacier to challenge the limits for life on Earth. Meanwhile, she encouraged more than a few young people to broaden their perspectives about science – and consider new possibilities for their future. Hundreds of U.S. students and fellow teachers,...
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Rethinking the curriculum: Improving science education through environmental literacy

May 1, 2010
Rethinking the curriculum: Improving science education through environmental literacy

By Nicole Geary Students may have a better chance to save the planet in the future if they are taught less in science class today. That’s because many science educators believe the curriculum in the United States attempts to cover too many topics without tying them together. Kids jump from a unit on weather...
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Measuring physical activity: Pfeiffer studies issues with accelerometers

December 1, 2009
Measuring physical activity: Pfeiffer studies issues with accelerometers

By Nicole Geary Karin Pfeiffer felt compelled to promote fitness long before public concerns about child obesity reached critical mass. She was the kid in the backyard organizing all kinds of games, the high school basketball captain and the undergrad who played every intramural sport. It seemed natural to become a kinesiology scholar focused,...
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