Tag Archives: Teacher education

Remembering professor emeritus J. Bruce Burke

Remembering professor emeritus J. Bruce Burke

The College of Education would like to extend great sympathy for the loss of beloved professor emeritus J. Bruce Burke, who passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 in Sarasota, Fla. Interment will be held at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park in Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. From 1964 to 1999, Burke contributed… Read More »

MSU participates in $1M study to examine early algebra challenges

MSU participates in $1M study to examine early algebra challenges

Schools across the nation are requiring all students to complete algebra by the end of ninth grade, which will potentially increase U.S. competitiveness and level the playing field for minorities and poor students.  However, a team of educational researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Pennsylvania theorize that this phenomenon could have some negative consequences.… Read More »

Science education scholar leads effort to reform genetics instruction

Science education scholar leads effort to reform genetics instruction

Most middle-schoolers struggle to grasp the introductory concepts of genetics, a field of study considered crucial to advancing solutions to health problems and disease such as cancer, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher. In the journal Science Education, Michelle Williams suggests genetics and heredity lessons should be taught with broader… Read More »

Programs to interest teens in teaching

The drive to recruit teachers into the profession, especially those interested in teaching subject areas with critical shortages, has led many institutions to implement programs for students in high school or younger. In this recent Associated Press article, Sonya Gunnings-Moton, assistant dean in the Michigan State University College of Educations, talks about MSU’s approach for… Read More »

Professor co-chairs national conference on learning progressions in science, mathematics

Professor co-chairs national conference on learning progressions in science, mathematics

Michigan State University Professor Charles (Andy) Anderson will help bring together more than 50 leading researchers, educators and policymakers next week in an effort to reach consensus about learning progressions – an emerging approach for reforming science and mathematics education. Research on learning progressions (or trajectories), which focus on improving how students develop scientific or… Read More »

Brown recognized for outstanding contributions to special education

Brown recognized for outstanding contributions to special education

Michigan State University College of Education academic advisor Jean Brown recently received the 2011 Outstanding Faculty & Staff Award from the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. Brown was recognized for her extraordinary efforts to promote equal opportunity and educational achievement for MSU students. The award is typically granted to a faculty or staff member who has been nominated by an MSU student with a disability. In… Read More »

MSU Kappa Delta Pi chapter nationally recognized with ACE award

MSU Kappa Delta Pi chapter nationally recognized with ACE award

Kappa Delta Pi, a highly regarded international honor society in education, has recognized Michigan State University’s KDP Epsilon Kappa Chapter with a 2011 Achieving Chapter Excellence Award. Of the society’s 645 chapters, only 24 were chosen to receive the prestigious ACE award. The MSU KDP chapter, advised by College of Education academic advisor Kristy Dumont, received the award for demonstrating two years of excellent activities based… Read More »

Data Use by Teachers

The idea that teaching practices could be improved through better data systems has captured the imagination of policy makers, researchers and foundations. However, MSU Professor of Education Mary Kennedy argues that the concept itself is so ill-defined as to suggest that data use is more of a panacea than a coherent reform proposal. In Data… Read More »

Juzwik named to AERA books board

Juzwik named to AERA books board

Mary Juzwik, associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education, was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Books Editorial Board for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). All decisions on AERA book publications rest with this board, which includes eight members appointed by the association’s president. Juzwik will complete a three-year term… Read More »

Three professors named Lilly Teaching Fellows

Three professors named Lilly Teaching Fellows

Three faculty members in the Department of Teacher Education — Alicia Alonzo, Jeff Bale and Kristen Bieda — have been selected as recipients of the Lilly Teaching Fellowship at Michigan State University. The fellowship provides tenure-stream faculty with an opportunity to engage in a year-long exploration of the robust scholarship on effective practices in university… Read More »