Tag Archives: teachers

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

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 her… Read More »

MAET program hosts first Maker Day event

MAET program hosts first Maker Day event

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program recently designed and co-hosted Maker Day at Michigan State University. More than 50 students, faculty members and families with young children attended the free event, held at the MSU Main Library. Students from the East Lansing-based hybrid cohort of MAET (who are practicing K-12 educators) led activities… 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 »

PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

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 bringing… 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 »

Teaching intern named best in the state

Teaching intern named best in the state

For the fourth consecutive year, a College of Education graduate has been named the Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year! This year’s recipient is elementary education graduate Julia McLean (BA, ’13). The Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) hosts a contest each year to identify and recognize a Michigan pre-service teacher. Intended to sharpen teaching… 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 »