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Krajcik to receive MSTA’s highest honor

February 21, 2014
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,...
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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 |

New approach urged for ‘abysmal’ K-12 writing instruction

October 11, 2013
New approach urged for ‘abysmal’ K-12 writing instruction

Writing instruction in U.S. classrooms is “abysmal” and the Common Core State Standards don’t go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, a Michigan State University education scholar argues. In a new study, Gary Troia calls for a fresh approach to professional development for teachers who must help students meet the...
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Posted in Academics, Alumni, CEPSE, Certification, CITE PhD Program, College News, Educational Administration, Educational Policy Center, Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Education, Research, Special Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Preparation |

Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

October 4, 2013
Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

Rigorous standards for math teacher preparation are needed to improve the quality of future math teachers in the United States – and the overall math instruction in K-12 schools, argues a Michigan State University scholar. New research led by William Schmidt shows some teacher education programs in the United States rank among the best...
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Posted in Center for the Study of Curriculum, College News, Educational Policy Center, In The News, Other News, Research, Teacher Preparation |

CCSS, vocabulary topic of new book

May 20, 2013
CCSS, vocabulary topic of new book

Improving vocabulary instruction for young students is the topic of assistant professor of teacher education Tanya Wright’s recently published book, All About Words: Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom, Pre K-2. The work examines the divide between poor children and their privileged peers, through the lens of the Common Core State Standards in...
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No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

April 18, 2013
No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

America’s K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science. Writing in the April 19 issue, University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education Suzanne Wilson said the professional training landscape for teachers is woefully inadequate to...
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