Upcoming Events & Opportunities: Feb. 13

February 13, 2023


CED DEI Learning Initiative Sessions: All-College Common Read
Join fellow CED graduate students, faculty and staff in the Common Read, presented by the College of Education’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’s APIDA/A Solidarity, Coalition and Justice Initiative. Interested participants can receive a copy of the book American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang by contacting Kyle Chong (chongkyl@msu.edu) or the CED DEI office (ceddei@msu.edu), or pick up a copy in 517 Erickson Hall. You will then be notified of future Common Read discussions that are part of the college’s APIDA/A workshops. You are invited to read the book at your own pace and participation in future workshops is encouraged, but not required.

MSU Center for Survivors Spring Groups
MSU’s Center for Survivors staff are proud to offer groups as a way to hold space for survivors and gather together in community. Each group is unique and tailored, including art-based workshops, Community Connect and sessions on Coping with Dissociation. Learn more via MSU Center for Survivors

Call for Proposals: Spring Conference on Teaching & Learning
This conference helps MSU educators share approaches, tools, and techniques that support teaching and learning. Educators are invited to submit presentation proposals on select teaching and learning topics across a wide array of formats, including synchronous digital sessions. Submissions due: Feb. 17. Learn more via the MSU Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation

14-Day Writing Challenge
Join the Spring 14-Day Writing Challenge from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. The challenge is simple: write for at least 30 minutes every day — Monday through Friday — for two weeks. NCFDD is free to join. Register by Feb. 15. Learn more via the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity


Black History Month Events at MSU
Various dates and times. 
Each February, the MSU community celebrates Black History Month with a variety of in-person and virtual events across campus from film screenings to lecture series to musical performances and more. HYBRID & VIRTUAL EVENTS: View the full schedule via MSU Today

Food for Thought: Cultural Community Dinner
Feb. 13, 6 p.m. 
These dinners are community rebuilding spaces designed for conversation among multicultural and marginalized communities. These gatherings will be opportunities to share delicious meals and spark conversations about important diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) topics. The concept is simple: we eat together and connect to see each other’s vibrant and complex humanity. Erickson Hall Kiva. Learn more via the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions

Youth GO: A Participatory Qualitative Approach to Engaging Young People in Evaluation and Research
Feb 14, 10 to 11 a.m. Community-engaged researchers often struggle to engage young people or community members with the data analysis part of the research process. Presenters will share their work implementing Youth GO, a five-step participatory approach for engaging young people (and adults) in creating and organizing qualitative data in a way that is accessible and feasible within most community and practice settings. VIRTUAL EVENT: Learn more via the Graduate School

CREATE for STEM Science Speaker Series
Feb. 15, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
 Using the Next Generation Science Standards-based classroom assessments remains challenging for teachers. Teachers could use support in interpreting 3-dimensional (3D) classroom assessments, analyze and interpret students’ 3D performances, and make timely instructional decisions. This presentation will showcase ongoing design work, including 3D rubrics for automatic scoring and 3D instructional strategies for teachers’ timely instructional designs. HYBRID EVENT: Learn more via PDF

GTA Lunch and Learn: Grading Practices
Attention: Graduate Teaching Assistants
Feb 15, 12 to 1 p.m. As midterms approach, GTAs and instructors are navigating ways of grading effectively and providing valuable feedback to students. In this session, we will share grading practices, identify challenges, and find solutions for effective grading. We will also provide strategies to provide meaningful feedback to students and communicate with them about it.  VIRTUAL EVENT: Learn more via the Graduate School

APIDA/A Affinity Listening Space
Feb. 15, 2 to 4 p.m. 
The College of Education’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hopes to engage the entire college community in an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American and Asian (APIDA) Justice, Solidarity and Coalition workshop series. The Affinity event seeks to provide a listening, dialogue and healing space. 236A Erickson Hall. Learn more via the College of Education

HALE Speakers Panel: Health Professionals & Adult Learning
Feb. 16, 4 p.m. Health professionals make a difference in the everyday lives of their patients and communities. Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education (HALE) students and alums play critical roles in developing and cultivating the next generation of health care professionals. This panel of HALE students will share their professional journeys in healthcare and share how they leverage their knowledge and skills of lifelong learning in their careers and beyond. VIRTUAL EVENT: Register to attend via Zoom

Urban Education Speaker Series: Mariana Souto-Manning
Feb. 16, 6 p.m. 
Mariana Souto-Manning has served as professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and held additional academic appointments at the University of Iceland and King’s College London. Committed to the pursuit of justice in early childhood teaching and teacher education, Mariana’s research centers the lives, values, and experiences of intersectionally minoritized people of color. VIRTUAL EVENT: Register to attend via Zoom

Fundamentals of Publishing Your Community-Engaged Scholarship
Feb 17, 9 to 11 a.m. Do you have a great service-learning, outreach teaching, or community-engaged research project, but are not sure how to write it up for a peer-reviewed publication? Are you having trouble thinking about how to frame your article, describing your engagement process, or incorporating a community partner voice into your writing? Part one of this two-part series will focus on the fundamentals of publishing your community-engaged scholarship. You’ll leave the workshop with tools and a plan for your scholarly writing success. Registration required. Learn more via the Graduate School

Education Policy Speaker Series: Dr. Raquel Rall
Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m
. Raquel M. Rall is an associate professor in the School of Education at UC Riverside. The topic of her talk is: “Business as usual in precarious times? Higher education governing boards and the equity proposition.” HYBRID EVENT: Learn more via PDF

SpARTan Wellness: Papercut Screen Printing
Feb. 19, 2 to 4 p.m. 
Create a design to screen print on posters and buttons that celebrates and advocates for what’s most important to you! We have all the materials you’ll need, but feel free to bring your own supplies (like t-shirts, pillowcases, bags, or other surfaces for printing). Learn more via Broad Art Museum