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Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award

Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award

Marcy Wallace has been recognized by Michigan State University for her outstanding efforts to advance the university’s research mission. The Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award celebrates individuals for both their contributions and quality of their work. Wallace, director of the Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning (IRTL) in the College of Education, has nearly… Read More »

Making impact: Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Making impact: Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Light-up football. Alarm backpack. Solar-powered MP3 hoodie. Recycled talking bear. These are just a few of the inventions created by youth makers in Lansing, Mich. and Greensboro, N.C. to tackle injustice in their own community. For more than 10 years now, their passion has been spilling beyond the walls of their Boys and Girls Clubs,… Read More »

MSU curriculum earns highest rating for science standards alignment

MSU curriculum earns highest rating for science standards alignment

The Achieve organization announced that Interactions, the ninth grade physical science curriculum developed through the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University, has been awarded its first NGSS Design Badge. Interactions was recognized for the quality of its Unit 1, the example CREATE submitted for review. Using a special rubric designed to evaluate how… Read More »

Practical Ethics: Book improves daily practices for BCBAs

Practical Ethics: Book improves daily practices for BCBAs

A forthcoming publication by a Michigan State University scholar will bridge the gap between questions of ethics and day-to-day practices for professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. “Practical Ethics for Effective Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder,” co-written by Assistant Professor Matt Brodhead, is set to be published in June 2018 by Elsevier. The… Read More »

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project

Michigan State University researchers are providing leadership in a new statewide effort to improve literacy. Tanya Wright helped write the preschool and K-3 Literacy Essentials outlining evidence-based teaching practices that should happen for “every child, in every classroom, every day” to increase proficiency in reading and writing. She and fellow MSU College of Education scholar Laura… Read More »

MSU scholars aim to improve computer science in Michigan

MSU scholars aim to improve computer science in Michigan

A team of scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education will develop new methods to enhance computer science education in schools. The collaboration, called CT4EDU, is funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The CT4EDU team will work directly with a Michigan school district to implement curriculum changes, focusing… Read More »

MSU launches new effort to support informed education policy

MSU launches new effort to support informed education policy

Michigan State University has launched a new effort to improve K-12 education for students in the state and nation by delivering objective, timely research findings directly to decision makers. The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, or EPIC, is focused on building partnerships between researchers and state and school district leaders. EPIC researchers use pioneering data analysis… Read More »

Rehabilitation counseling programs receive national accreditation

Rehabilitation counseling programs receive national accreditation

Michigan State University earned a prestigious new accreditation for its master’s and doctoral programs in rehabilitation counseling in July 2017. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) gave the designation following an expedited application process that included a self study and an onsite visit. “We did really well—extremely well,” said University Distinguished… Read More »

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others

Professor Emeritus Roger Baldwin will be honored with the 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Mentoring Award in November at the organization’s annual conference. The award celebrates those who have made significant and noteworthy contributions in mentoring developing scholars within ASHE and higher education. Baldwin is only the ninth recipient since the… Read More »