Tag Archives: Teacher education

Calabrese Barton receives civic engagement award

Calabrese Barton receives civic engagement award

In early November, Angela Calabrese Barton, professor in the Department of Teacher Education, was honored with the 2013-14 MSU Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award. She received the annual award for her long-standing service with GET City, an after school science program for Lansing youth. GET City helps to provide a year-round program designed to engage… Read More »

Online discussion to explore “Reaching and Teaching Boys of Color”

Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach is sponsoring “An Open Conversation on Teaching Boys of Color” at 10 a.m. Thursday. It will be streamed live online from the Kellogg Center. “This is an important conversation,” says Barbara Markle, assistant dean of K-12 outreach. “As a state and as a nation, we cannot solve the achievement… Read More »

The Power of Scholarships

The Power of Scholarships

Annah Bravo’s story Annah Bravo felt limited her first few years as a college student. She had no scholarships and only enough in student loans to cover 12 credits per semester. That left her unable to enroll in electives or participate in additional academic opportunities that come, for example, with being a member of the… Read More »

High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach. So finds a Michigan State University education scholar – and former high school teacher –… Read More »

Students receive NCTE fellowships

Students receive NCTE fellowships

Two doctoral students in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Sakeena Everett and Lorena Gutierrez are among 12 scholars selected for NCTE’s Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color program, 2014-2016 cohort. The fellowship connects advanced doctoral students… 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 »

Teacher education department names new chairperson

Teacher education department names new chairperson

Nationally-known social studies scholar Margaret Crocco was recently named chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She had previously served as a visiting scholar at the College of Education, and her appointment as chairperson began on May 16. Most recently, Crocco was professor and dean of the College of Education at… Read More »

MSU grad named Michigan Teacher of the Year

MSU grad named Michigan Teacher of the Year

Michigan State University College of Education alumna Melody Arabo has been named 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year! Arabo, BA ’01 (Education), MA, ’04 (Curriculum and Teaching), is currently teaching third grade at Keith Elementary School in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. She has 12 years of teaching experience, and was selected from among 238… Read More »

Edwards to receive award

Edwards to receive award

Department of Teacher Education literacy expert Patricia Edwards will receive the 2014 International Reading Association (IRA) Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading award at the association’s upcoming annual conference. The award is given to outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses, and is given to those actively engaged in teacher… Read More »

Fendler honored by UW-Madison School of Education

Fendler honored by UW-Madison School of Education

Department of Teacher Education Professor Lynn Fendler has received the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education. It is the school’s top alumni honor, and was presented to Fendler at a ceremony held on April 12. Fendler received a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in 1999 from the UW-Madison’s School… Read More »