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Institute for Research on Teaching & Learning (IRTL)

The Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning (IRTL) assists faculty across the College of Education in preparing grant applications to external/internal funding agencies and supports the research interests and activities of the faculty of the College. The support may consist of budget development, interpreting the Request for Proposal (RFP), completing essential forms, obtaining University sign offs, and submission via electronic application processes. IRTL staff will serve as the liaison with MSU’s Contract & Grant Administration, other MSU departments, and the funding agency.


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Recent Awards

Troy Mariage  Salus Univ./ U.S. Dept. of Education
National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities Fellowship for Michella Maiorana

John Carlson  Michigan Dept. of Community Health
Wraparound Evaulation 2013-2014

Samantha Caughlan   National Council of Teachers of English
A New Era of English Teacher Preparation? Findings from a National Survey

Melanie Cooper  Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro
uRespond: An Interactive Personal Response System

Tanya Wright  Spencer Foundation
Fostering Vocabulary Instruction in Low-Income Kindergartens Through Educative Curricular Materials

Christina Schwartz, Angela Calabrese Barton   National Science Foundation
Improving Science Teaching & Learning: Studying How Beginning Elementary Teachers Notice and Respond to Students' Scientific Sense-making

Connie Sung  Epilepsy Foundation
Effect of Impression Management on Hireability of Youths With Epilepsy

Melanie Cooper  National Science Foundation
Chemistry and the Logic of Life: A Research-Based, Integrated General Chemistry Curriculum

Christine Greenhow  Univ. of Michigan/ Gates Foundation
Social Media and College Aspirations: A Social Capital Perspective

Matt Ferkany  Spencer Foundation
Courage, Humility, and Empathy—A Study of Three Virtues of Democratic Participation as Goals of Civic Science Education

Barbara Schneider  National Science Foundation
Forming Better STEM Career Trajectories: Sustaining and Scaling-Up CAP

Barbara Markle  Michigan Asc. of School Administrators/ Michigan Dept. of Education
Coaching 101 and Schoolwide System of Support - Intervention Specialists and District Improvement Facilitators

Melanie Cooper  Asc. of American Universities/Helmsley Charitable Trust
CREATing a coherent STEM gateway

Ann Austin-Beck, James Fairweather  Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison/National Science Foundation
The CIRTL Network: 25 Research Universities Preparing a National Faculty to Advance STEM Undergraduate Learning

Richard Prawat  Various Schools
Confucuius Institute Chinese Teacher Contracts

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