Research Edition

Treadmills and tummy time: Research helps boost baby motor skills

In the Department of Kinesiology, babies are learning how to walk. This is thanks to ongoing research from Assistant Professor Janet Hauck‘s Physical Activity in Youth with Disabilities (PLAY’d) Lab. < ADD LINK TO HER LAB SITE? Hauck is studying infants with and without disabilities and their motor skills, such as learning to walk, to… Read More »

MSU scholars named top education influencers

MSU scholars named top education influencers

Michigan State University is home to several of the nation’s scholars known for their influence in educational policy and practice. This is according to the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, by Rick Hess in his Education Week blog. The rankings are selected by a committee of scholars, and are calculated on a number of scores including… 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 »

International collaboration connects Argentinian, local educators

International collaboration connects Argentinian, local educators

Michigan State University welcomed 25 educators and administrators from Argentina as part of an international professional development collaboration in October. The College of Education was one of six institutions across the U.S. awarded funding for the Argentina Educators Training Program (AETP), which welcomed a cohort to engage in a series of seminars, mentoring and civic… Read More »

MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education

MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education

As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campuses to improve student learning. Ann Austin has received three grants totaling $2.7 million from the National Science Foundation to study how reforms to institutional policies and practices, along with… Read More »

Robot learning improves student engagement

Robot learning improves student engagement

The first study of Michigan State University’s pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom. Each robot has a mounted video screen that lets the remote user pan around the room to see and talk with participants in… Read More »

$1.3M NSF grant to advance college & workforce readiness

$1.3M NSF grant to advance college & workforce readiness

Michigan State University has received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help more low-income and minority high school students enroll in college. Led by MSU’s John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor Barbara Schneider, the grant will allow the College Ambition Program (CAP) to expand on and improve how students are… Read More »

Juzwik honored for influential career

Juzwik honored for influential career

Michigan State University Professor Mary Juzwik was recently honored with the 2017 Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE). Juzwik, a faculty member in the College of Education whose research focuses on English education, was honored for her career, leadership and research in the field of English teaching. “The… Read More »

MSU ranks among best globally for education

MSU ranks among best globally for education

Michigan State University’s education programs have been ranked among the best in the world. Times Higher Education today ranked MSU #10 in its first-ever ranking of global institutions that offer education as a subject. “The MSU College of Education is a world leader in research to improve the education and well-being of teachers and learners… Read More »