Tag Archives: Science

Museum program improves science teacher, student learning

Museum program improves science teacher, student learning

New research by Michigan State University shows a teacher professional development program developed and run by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago significantly improves student performance in science. At a press conference today in Chicago, University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt – who led the research with funding from the Boeing Corporation – joined Chicago Mayor Rahm… Read More »

Krajcik to receive MSTA’s highest honor

Krajcik to receive MSTA’s highest honor

On March 7, the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) will present Joseph Krajcik with its highest honor for contributions to science education: the 2014 George G. Mallinson Award. For his major contributions to science education, the award will be presented to Krajcik at the 2014 MSTA Conference, held at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich.… Read More »

Michigan State to help develop Next Generation science assessments

Michigan State to help develop Next Generation science assessments

Michigan State University is one of four leading research institutions that have been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new system of classroom assessments that aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The four-year, collaborative grant was awarded to MSU, the University of Illinois at Chicago, SRI… Read More »

Science leader network launches at MSU

Science leader network launches at MSU

Michigan State University hosted the first meeting of MI Sci, a new learning community for science education leaders across the state, at the Kellogg Center on Jan. 15. The group, which will hold monthly, mostly virtual meetings, was established to raise the level of communication and collaboration among PK-12 and college educators responsible for developing… Read More »

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Michigan State University College of Education researchers and partners have created an innovative approach for teaching students about genetics—and helping them gain skills for in-demand science and technology jobs. The project recently gained attention from federal legislators, who visited participating schools in Michigan and Texas to learn how STEMGenetics is giving students an early advantage… Read More »

MSU SETS-UP fellowship to prepare future science teachers

MSU SETS-UP fellowship to prepare future science teachers

Michigan State University will now help meet the need for science teachers in high-needs schools across the nation with a new teacher preparation program. Supporting Early-Career Teachers of Science Through Urban Partnerships—or MSU SETS-UP for short—is a five-year fellowship that will provide fellows with secondary science teaching certification, as well as a master’s degree. Funded… Read More »

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Michigan State University will help improve the preparation of thousands of future professors as part of a national network focused on improving teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its… Read More »

Alumni receive national science teaching fellowships

Alumni receive national science teaching fellowships

Three graduates of the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University were recently selected to receive Teaching Fellowships from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a prestigious national honor for beginning mathematics and science teachers. A total of 35 fellows were selected from across the country for 2013. Over five years, KSTF Fellows receive significant… Read More »

Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching

Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching

Michigan State University has welcomed a third group of aspiring science and mathematics teachers who will complete their teacher preparation as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows. The 11 new MSU Fellows — announced today among peers at five other universities statewide — plan to use academic backgrounds and real-world expertise from the… Read More »

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

America’s K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science. Writing in the April 19 issue, University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education Suzanne Wilson said the professional training landscape for teachers is woefully inadequate to handle… Read More »