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Alumna receives national biology teacher award

Alumna receives national biology teacher award

Mentor teacher and College of Education alumna Heather Peterson has received the 2012 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Peterson was presented the award on Nov. 3 by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). The award was given to her by NABT President Donald French and President-Elect Mark Little at the association’s recent professional development… Read More »

Greenhow snags #5 spot on top 100 web-savvy profs list

Greenhow snags #5 spot on top 100 web-savvy profs list

Christine Greenhow, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE), has been named to Best Online Universities, LLC’s list of Top 100 Web-Savvy Professors. Best Online Universities promotes online education by providing  information to potential students through its site, BestOnlineUniversities.com. “We believe deeply in the educational power of technology,” said… Read More »

Fit kids finish first in the classroom

Fit kids finish first in the classroom

Fit kids aren’t only first picked for kickball. New research from Michigan State University shows middle school students in the best physical shape outscore their classmates on standardized tests and take home better report cards. Published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, it’s the first study linking children’s fitness to both improved… Read More »

Principal plays surprising role in why new teachers quit

Principal plays surprising role in why new teachers quit

Why do so many beginning teachers quit the profession or change schools? Surprising new research finds it’s not a heavy workload or lack of resources that has the most significant effect, but instead the relationship between teachers and their principal. Peter Youngs, associate professor of educational policy at Michigan State University and lead investigator on… Read More »

Registration for TEDS-M data workshop now open

Registration is now open for the Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) workshop, which will be held Oct. 5-7 in Erickson Hall, located on Michigan State University’s campus in East Lansing, Mich. Offered by the TEDS-M International Research Center, the workshop will show attendees how to use international data from the TEDS-M study of the policies,… Read More »

Senior awarded mathematics scholarship

Senior awarded mathematics scholarship

Andrew League, an elementary education student in MSU’s College of Education, has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Miriam Schaefer Scholarship by the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) scholarship committee. One of only three annual recipients, League was presented the $1,000 scholarship award at the 2012 MCTM state conference in Traverse City. The scholarship… Read More »

Changes to Michigan teacher certification rules

Changes to Michigan teacher certification rules

All Michigan teachers should be aware of changes that will affect state requirements for renewing their teaching certification, as well as advancing from the Provisional Certificate to the Professional Certificate. All changes become effective Sept. 1, 2013. Under the new administrative rules, teachers no longer have to earn 18 credits in a planned program to… Read More »

Author James Patterson creates MSU scholarship for urban teachers

Author James Patterson creates MSU scholarship for urban teachers

Best-selling author James Patterson is creating a scholarship program at Michigan State University to help prepare teachers ready to serve in urban areas. His gift to the College of Education will provide $60,000 a year for students enrolled in the Urban Educators Cohort Program, a specialized teacher preparation track that begins during freshmen year. “When… Read More »

MSU hosts Charlotte Danielson to discuss quality teacher evaluation programs

MSU hosts Charlotte Danielson to discuss quality teacher evaluation programs

As Michigan schools prepare to implement new required teacher evaluation programs, hundreds of educators came to East Lansing on April 20 to discuss what good teaching looks like. Noted educator evaluation expert Charlotte Danielson presented strategies for developing an effective evaluation model. Danielson, who has written extensively about teacher leadership and school improvement, also offered… Read More »

The future of teacher education: Department presents speaker series

Teacher education is currently the focus of much debate and criticism. Should teachers be educated at universities? Should teachers and teacher education programs be held accountable for K-1 student test scores? These are just a couple of questions that are being asked among educators, policymakers and the news media. The teacher preparation program at Michigan… Read More »