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Doctoral students earn Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Doctoral students earn Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Two doctoral students in the College of Education will receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 7, 2017. Anthony Delli Paoli, who is concentrating his studies on Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity, and Davena Jackson, in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program, will receive their honors during the annual All-University Awards. The 2017 Excellence-in-Teaching… Read More »

Floden elected to AACTE board

Floden elected to AACTE board

Robert E. Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing finances and setting policy for AACTE, the nation’s leading organization on educator preparation. Floden was elected by… Read More »

Alumni earn prestigious education honors

Alumni earn prestigious education honors

Three Michigan State University College of Education alumni were recently recognized for their outstanding teaching in mathematics and science. All three alumni are based in Michigan. They were honored by President Barack Obama in September, along with 210 other educators, with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Since its… Read More »

Austin appointed associate dean for research

Austin appointed associate dean for research

For more than 25 years, Ann E. Austin has been teaching and conducting research at Michigan State University—and beginning Oct. 1, 2016, she will step into her newest role: associate dean for research in the College of Education. Her duties will include supporting the research mission of the college, especially in dedicated priority areas: urban and global… Read More »

Never Give Up: Learning from one teacher’s story of change

Never Give Up: Learning from one teacher’s story of change

Almost 20 years ago, Courtney* was an elementary teacher challenged to improve as part of a Professional Development School partnering with Michigan State University. She started enthusiastic, thoughtful and open to what she could learn from university and school colleagues. Nevertheless, for various reasons, her efforts kept faltering, leaving her frustrated and discouraged. Sharon Schwille, a… Read More »

The moth project: Investigating science together

The moth project: Investigating science together

It turns out moths don’t like to fly in the cold. The sixth-graders in Rob Voigt’s classes discovered this after a few nights collecting moths in their backyards using traps they built at school. While they were busy designing experiments to answer their questions about moths, a team of Michigan State University researchers were doing… Read More »

Teachers optimistic about common core writing standards, not tests

Teachers optimistic about common core writing standards, not tests

Teachers believe the Common Core standards in their states can improve how they teach writing, according to research from Michigan State University. However, they also find plenty of shortcomings with the standards—and with the associated state writing tests in particular. The new national survey, led by Gary Troia, is the first study of teacher perceptions… Read More »

Three Kinesiology graduate students receive national honors

Three Kinesiology graduate students receive national honors

Three graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology recently received honors from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) and from the department. Andrew Parks, a Kinesiology doctoral student, was awarded with the AKA Student Writing Award. The award recognizes graduate students who have published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals while enrolled in kinesiology departments. Students who are nominated must… Read More »

A match for future teachers

A match for future teachers

Using Crowdpower—an online giving forum—student leaders from the Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP) are hoping to raise $3,000 to create study abroad scholarships. Margo Glew, coordinator of the GECP, has given their efforts a boost with a $1,000 challenge gift to match contributions to the fund up to $1,000. At press time, the effort was… Read More »

Three doctoral candidates receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Three doctoral candidates receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Three doctoral students from the College of Education received Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 9, 2016. Two students from kinesiology and one from teacher education received the honors during the annual All-University Awards, in which faculty and teaching assistants are recognized for their education and research contributions to the university. The 2016 Excellence-in-Teaching Citations were… Read More »