MAET Update April 2014

04/20/2014

Here are a few important updates for the month of April. As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  If you email edutech@msu.edu your message will be directed to the appropriate person for response.
There’s still time to enroll in Online and E. Lansing Hybrid Cohorts for Summer – if you’re interested email us no later than May 15th and we can assist with enrollment.
Take care!
Leigh

Leigh Graves Wolf, PhD
Assistant Professor
MAET Co-Director
 
IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT DATES
Open enrollment for SUMMER 2014 began March 22, 2014.
All course enrollments are open with the exception of the hybrid and overseas cohort sections and CEP 807.  You should be able to enroll yourself in all other sections.  If you run into any problems with enrollment, do not hesitate to email edutech@msu.edu
If you are interested in CEP 807, Hybrid East Lansing summer cohort or Overseas cohorts, email Heather john1451@msu.edu for an override
Open enrollment for FALL 2014 AND SPRING 2015 begins on April 26, 2014.
To enroll, go to http://schedule.msu.edu and click on “Schedule Builder.” Keep in mind that online enrollment is available from 8 am to 8 pm EST. Monday through Friday and on weekends from 8 am Saturday until 8 pm Sunday EST (subject to availability). Online enrollment is not available on July 19-20, 2014.
SUMMER COURSE START DATES
SUMMER 1 & FULL summer session courses begin: Monday, 5/12
SUMMER 2 courses begin: Monday, 6/30
ADVISING UPDATE
If you are an online or hybrid cohort student, your advisor is Angelica Kim (akim@msu.edu).  If you’re an overseas or Learning, Design, Technology (non-k12 teacher or non- NP Endorsement) student – your advisor is Leigh Graves Wolf (gravesle@msu.edu) We all work as a team, so do not hesitate to email edutech@msu.edu and your inquiry will be forwarded to the proper advisor.
SPRING AND SUMMER COMMENCEMENT
Spring and Summer graduates are welcome to campus to walk in the May ceremony – Friday, May 2, 3:30 p.m at the Breslin Student Events Center.  More details on the logistics of the university commencement can be found by visiting: http://commencement.msu.edu/advanced_degrees_spring
We would like to welcome graduates to campus at an informal gathering in Erickson Hall from 1:30-2:00 pm. We have a special gift for you and would love to get a few pictures of you!  Meeting over at Erickson at 1:30 will give you PLENTY of time to mingle with fellow MAETers and then go on to join the whole university group at Breslin.
If you are planning on attending the gathering here at Erickson, please let us know here:http://goo.gl/coAq5Z
IT’S THE END OF THE SEMESTER, SAVE YOUR WORK FOR CEP 807!
All MAET students must take CEP 807: Capstone in Educational Technology.  One important activity in CEP 807 is the curation of all of your MAET coursework.  CEP 807 is taught in an open course style, you can see all of the course assignments, readings, assignments and activities by visiting: http://www.matt-koehler.com/CapstoneSP2014/ Keep in mind that the course may change a bit depending on the semester, but, this will give you a good idea of what you’re in for so you can stay on top of your game when you get to the end of your MAET journey.
SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FROM PRESIDENT SIMON
On April 4th MSU President LouAnna K. Simon posted this special message to her blog, please take a moment to read:
Hats off to graduate and professional students-
http://president.msu.edu/from-the-presidents-desk/2014/graduate-professional-students.html
THE MAET BRIDGE WEBINAR SERIES
Tune in to The Bridge Webinar on May 16 from 12-1 pm for a great conversation about Technology integration in Language Instruction. The conversation will feature MSU Faculty Member, Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin, MAET alumni who teach French and Spanish and
Also if you missed past episodes of the The Bridge Webinar you can check out the archives at http://bridge.educ.msu.edu/
MAET COMMUNICATION POLICIES
Please use your MSU email for all advising related communications. It is essential for you to use your MSU address so that we have some assurance, programmatically, that the email is coming from you. Your MSU Net ID is your official MSU-issued identification. When emailing you about official university business, we must use your MSU address. We understand that it may take some time to adjust to this requirement, but we are putting this practice in place to insure your safety and privacy.
Google Apps & Docs are heavily integrated into many MAET courses.  MAET course communications may be mediated by 3rd party services, we are asking that you adhere to the communication policy for advising communications only.
NOTES FROM MAET DIRECTOR PUNYA MISHRA’S BLOG
How do exemplary teachers incorporate creativity in their teaching? In this dissertation study, MAET instructor Dr. Danah Henriksen  interviewed National Teacher of the Year award winners (and finalists), to better understand their beliefs, interests, and practices involving creative teaching. Analysis of the data help us identify key themes of how these teachers approach the creative process, as well as the connection between their personal interests and professional creativity.
This paper has been accepted for publication in Teachers College Record. The link below is to a pre-publication version, so please contact Danah or Punya if you would like to quote from it or cite it.
Henriksen, D., & Mishra, P. (in press).We teach who we are: Creativity in the lives and practices of accomplished teachers. Teachers College Press.
Of math and ambigrams: Exploring Symmetry
I have been writing a series of articlesforAt Right Angles (a mathematics education magazine) with my friendGaurav Bhatnagar on the art and mathematics of ambigrams. The first article in the series (Of Art and Math: Introducing Ambigrams) was published back in December. It is now time for the second column:Of Art & Math: Introducing Symmetry.
I had a lot of fun working on this with Gaurav. He challenged me to come up with some new designs… and there are couple in there that I am truly proud of. So click the link above and enjoy.
ENGAGE WITH US ON TWITTER
Expand your professional learning network by following @MAET on twitter. We frequently post program updates and job postings to our twitter feed.  Additionally, several of our courses are now embedding twitter into coursework – follow the  #CEP810, #CEP811 #CEP812 #CEP815 #CEP820 and #capstoneisfun hashtags on Twitter.
You can also follow the College of Education @msucollegeofed and Michigan State University @michiganstateu