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620 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

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January 2018

CREATE Science Seminar Speaker: Dr. Mary Besterfield-Sacre, University of Pittsburgh

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
252, Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Title: GenZ and STEM Education Today – How to Capitalize on the Crossroads Abstract: Freeman and colleagues (2015) provided substantial proof what we have intuitively known for quite some time - active learning improves students’ learning in STEM. However, given the digital age, learning science research and students’ access to information, we as educators are continuously challenged in the classroom, as the number of active learning practices are large and unwieldly. So where does one start? This presentation discusses current…

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Special Presentation: Dr. David Feldon

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
252, Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Title: Leveraging Expertise: Advancing STEM Education for Undergraduates Abstract: Postsecondary STEM education is built upon transactions driven by expertise—faculty work to articulate their knowledge and skills in ways that are accessible to students, and students actively choose to invest their efforts toward developing expertise through their selection and pursuit of professional pathways. Thus, effective undergraduate instruction requires a dynamic management of articulated content, instructional strategy, and motivation. However, experts often fail to provide explanations of their problem-solving processes that are…

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Urban Immersion Fellowship Program Info Session

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
252, Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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What is this? 7-week paid summer opportunity in Detroit (stipend payment of $3500 for completion)   What will you do? Work with Detroit Schools’ summer programming OR Detroit-based non-profit community agencies   Tentative Program Dates June 18 – August 3, 2018   The application will be available Monday, January 29 through Friday, February 16, 2018.

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March 2018

The Study & Implementation of Student Success Strategies

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
252, Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

Presented by: Kristen A. Renn, professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education and associate dean of undergraduate studies for student success research, Michigan State University Like other large public institutions, Michigan State University is attempting to increase student success, defined most often as persistence to degree, and close opportunity gaps for low-income and racially minoritized students. Since 2013, MSU has engaged in an iterative process of data analysis and implementation of initiatives to address enduring obstacles for students. In this…

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