Overview of Newly Designed Turkish Educational System

The design of Turkey’s educational system has changed several times since a national system was instituted in the 1920s. In March of 2012, a new design was adopted to increase the length of compulsory education to 12 years and meet academic standards similar to EU and OECD countries. The new design is referred to the… Read More »

Is Girls Education Dangerous? Girl – Focused Education & Sexual Health Intervention in International Development wit Dr. Nancy Kendall

Nancy Kendall is professor of educational policy studies, specialized in comparative international, and global education policy, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is affiliated with the African Studies Program, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Development Studies Program, and Global Health Institute. Kendall conducts comparative ethnographic research on the school and life experiences of marginalized… Read More »

Co-Integrate Series Talk: Dr. Kaitlin Torphy

“Educational Professionalism within the Fifth Estate: Networks of Influence Within Social Media and Education” Dr. Kaitlin Torphy will speak about an emerging phenomenon: social media in education. She will present the notion of a Fifth Estate within the digital age, redefining influence (Dutton, 2009). Dr. Torphy will review research regarding teachers’ engagement within Pinterest, a… Read More »

Educator Workforce Job Fair

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in partnership with Michigan Educator Event Network is proud to offer a State-Wide Educator Workforce Job Fair for educators still seeking positions for the 2018-2019 school year. This event is free of charge for candidates and pre-registration is available online, but on-site registration will be available.

2018 Summer Reading Lab Series for K-12 Teachers

2018 Summer Reading Lab Series for K-12 Teachers

LINGUISTICALLY RESPONSIVE INSTRUCTION FOR IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE YOUTH: CRITICAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This free workshop for K-12 teachers, from July 9-12 and July 16-19, will focus on how to facilitate emergent bilinguals’ reading comprehension and meaning-making through discussions of informational texts in content area classrooms. Teachers will spend each morning observing Carrie Symons’s class as she… Read More »

Early Learning Institute Community Speaker Series

Early Learning Institute Community Speaker Series

The Early Learning Institute is hosting three-part community speaker series event on May 1st, June 7th and July 12th. The series will include: May 1st: Parent Expert Panel June 7th: Community Mental Health and Real Opportunities for Independence: “Coordination of Care for Children with ASD: Balancing School with Therapy.” July 12th: Advocacy and the IEP… Read More »

Sharing Insights from Educational Practice & Reform in India

Join us for a dialogue with scholars from Azim Premji University in India. Speakers include: Pareshkumar Pandya Rakesh Tewary They will be discussion their work, experience, vision and mission of Azim Premji University, which includes working closely with teachers in field institutes to support reforms in teaching and learning. All are welcome. Lunch will be… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar: Kristen St. John, James Madison University

Title: Building a Stronger DBER Community: Disciplinary and Cross-Disciplinary Examples Abstract: An effective DBER community of practice is one that builds competency and capacity in DBER and generates results that can advance disciplinary teaching and learning. This presentation will draw on disciplinary and cross-disciplinary examples of recent efforts to strengthen the DBER community of practice.… Read More »

CREATE Science Seminar Speaker: Dr. Leona Schauble, Vanderbilt University

Title: Should we teach young students domain general scientific thinking skills? Abstract: It is worthwhile to reconsider the relative advantages of regarding scientific thinking in young children through a domain general perspective or through a domain specific lens, especially with regard to how these differing views influence educational practice in the elementary grades. Domain-general frameworks… Read More »