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MSU plays key role in new Michigan science standards

MSU plays key role in new Michigan science standards

Michigan State University faculty members played a key role in developing the new K-12 science standards approved by the State Board of Education on Tuesday. Joe Krajcik and Melanie Cooper, both Lappan-Phillips Professors of Science Education at MSU, were lead writers of the Next Generation Science Standards, which have now been adopted by 17 states… Read More »

MSU, Finland partners receive $3.6M grant to study science learning

MSU, Finland partners receive $3.6M grant to study science learning

More students need to feel motivated and excited about learning science if the United States is going to succeed in producing a more scientifically literate workforce. Michigan State University researchers hope to make that happen by testing the best ways to improve learning experiences in high school. The team is using a $3.6 million grant… Read More »

MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching

MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching

A Michigan State University professor created a successful model for teaching middle- and high-school students about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change. Now Charles W. “Andy” Anderson and his partners are using a nearly $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help America’s teachers put the program into action. The program… Read More »

Stroupe receives national AACTE award

Stroupe receives national AACTE award

David Stroupe, assistant professor of science education, was recently announced as the winner of the 2015 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award for having the best dissertation in the nation. Stroupe will be recognized by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) at the organization’s 67th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. at the end of February. This… Read More »

MSU to help students learn genomics and evolution

MSU to help students learn genomics and evolution

The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concepts behind those scientific breakthroughs. Michigan State University will help solve this problem by creating learning materials about genomics and evolution for the… Read More »

Stroupe receives dissertation award

Stroupe receives dissertation award

David Stroupe, assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was recently honored for completing the most outstanding dissertation in 2014 among doctoral students at the University of Washington College of Education. Committee members selected Stroupe’s work, “Students drive where I go next: Ambitious practice, beginning teacher learning, and classroom epistemic communities,” to receive… Read More »

Science teaching fellows begin preparation

Science teaching fellows begin preparation

Michigan State University’s commitment to prepare more high-quality math and science teachers continues this year with the addition of 10 teaching fellows. This group includes students supported by two different alternative preparation programs, both focused on training teachers to work in high-need urban schools. Each of the fellows have previous college degrees or careers backgrounds… Read More »

Museum program improves science teacher, student learning

Museum program improves science teacher, student learning

New research by Michigan State University shows a teacher professional development program developed and run by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago significantly improves student performance in science. At a press conference today in Chicago, University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt – who led the research with funding from the Boeing Corporation – joined Chicago Mayor Rahm… Read More »

Krajcik to receive MSTA’s highest honor

Krajcik to receive MSTA’s highest honor

On March 7, the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) will present Joseph Krajcik with its highest honor for contributions to science education: the 2014 George G. Mallinson Award. For his major contributions to science education, the award will be presented to Krajcik at the 2014 MSTA Conference, held at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich.… Read More »