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Spring 2013

Rethinking Teacher Ed

January 31, 2013
Rethinking Teacher Ed

NCTQ’s Kate Walsh challenges the field As teacher educators await the results of a controversial, nationwide review of teacher preparation programs, the leader behind the project made a stop at Michigan State University. It was the first time Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), spoke in a college of education… Read More »

Higher Ed and the Fight Against World Hunger

January 31, 2013
Higher Ed and the Fight Against World Hunger

Professor co-leads global food systems center funded by USAID Michigan State University is using a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to improve agricultural production and reduce poverty in parts of the world suffering from rapid urbanization, population growth and skills gaps. Receiving up to $25 million over five years, finding solutions to… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: On Michigan School Finance

January 31, 2013
Faculty Viewpoint: On Michigan School Finance

AN OPEN LETTER TO MICHIGAN GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER Dear Gov. Snyder, Last summer you requested legislation to profoundly change funding for Michigan’s K-12 schools with a sweeping replacement of the School Aid Act of 1979. Since financial arrangements decisively influence school operations, many Michigan citizens took note. Your goal was to incorporate the new legislation… Read More »

Learning 3.0: Face-to-face, Online, Hybrid

January 31, 2013
Learning 3.0: Face-to-face, Online, Hybrid

In the classroom or on the screen — or both, the College of Education continues to rethink where, and how, learning occurs By Nicole Geary Have you taken a course online? How about a hybrid program? The College of Education led the charge into web-based teaching more than a decade ago and currently claims nearly… Read More »

Equity for All: Researcher Studies Disadvantaged Children Worldwide

January 31, 2013
Equity for All: Researcher Studies Disadvantaged Children Worldwide

BY SARAH WARDELL The perception of a young Amita Chudgar—now an assistant professor of educational administration at the College of Education—may be described as anything but ordinary. Growing up in India, Chudgar lived in a non-traditional, middle-class Mumbai household with surgeon parents. At the end of 10th grade, Chudgar made a choice that many schoolchildren… Read More »

Conducting the Orchestra, Committing to their Future

January 31, 2013
Conducting the Orchestra, Committing to their Future

Music education student shines as leader of growing youth ensemble “Ready? One, two, ready, go.” The conductor’s baton drops and swirls into the beat, while a stageful of teen musicians practice a Trans-Siberian Orchestra piece for an upcoming concert. The auditorium is empty and there is laughter between each song. But their leader is preparing… Read More »

From MSU to the “Olympics of Teaching”

January 31, 2013
From MSU to the “Olympics of Teaching”

Last year, MSU teaching intern Alexandra Beels spent a lot of time visiting BOB — the Basic Observation Buoy. Floating in Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair, BOB took water quality measurements every hour and, once or twice a week, Beels and seventh graders from Harper Woods Middle School near Detroit waded out to recalibrate… Read More »

Teacher Candidates, Mentors to Tour Tanzania Together

January 31, 2013
Teacher Candidates, Mentors to Tour Tanzania Together

A group of future teachers from Michigan State University — and their mentor teachers — will travel to Tanzania during summer 2014 for a unique experience in learning to teach global perspectives. The university has received funding under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program to offer the five-week trip, along with related activities before and… Read More »

The Legacy of EAD 315/415

January 31, 2013
The Legacy of EAD 315/415

Alumni often feel connected to one another as graduates of an institution and, even more so, as graduates of a particular degree program. Sometimes, a single course can tie people together — and leave a lasting legacy. In the case of EAD 315 (formerly 415): Student Leadership Training, more than 500 former instructors — the… Read More »

Alumni Notes

January 31, 2013
Alumni Notes

Alumna receives national biology teacher award Mentor teacher and College of Education alumna Heather Peterson (’98, secondary teaching certificate) has received the 2012 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Peterson received the award from the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) during the association’s recent professional development conference in Dallas. “We don’t get a lot of… Read More »