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Doctoral student, alum earn MSU Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

May 11, 2022
Doctoral student, alum earn MSU Excellence-in-Teaching Citations

Two Spartans from the College of Education will receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on May 11, 2022. Eric Leszczynski, a doctoral student in the Kinesiology Ph.D. program, and Romina S. Peña-Pincheira, a graduate of the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program, will receive their honors during the annual All-University Awards. ERIC Leszczynski Leszczynski comes… Read More »

Alum wins national award for outstanding doctoral research

May 10, 2022
Alum wins national award for outstanding doctoral research

Won Jung Kim, a 2021 graduate of Michigan State University’s Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) doctoral program, won the Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. The award is one of the top honors from the organization, and recognizes research that has great significance in the field of… Read More »

Nevins, Perez named College of Education student commencement speakers

May 6, 2022
Nevins, Perez named College of Education student commencement speakers

Elaine Nevins and Mak Perez are two outstanding seniors who were selected to speak during baccalaureate commencement celebrations for the Class of 2022. Learn more about their paths to success. ELAINE NEVINS Graduating from MSU is a dream come true for Nevins, who is earning her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Growing up, she played almost… Read More »

Office of K-12 Outreach debuts “Eloquent Educators” video series

May 5, 2022
Office of K-12 Outreach debuts “Eloquent Educators” video series

The Michigan State University Office of K-12 Outreach is announcing a new video series highlighting female educational leaders from across the state and how they are changing the future. The series—“Eloquent Educators: In the Spirit of…”—will feature a different leader each month and will rotate what the video is in the spirit of each time… Read More »

MSU alum named 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year

May 3, 2022
MSU alum named 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year

Elementary teacher and MSU alumna Rebecca Sandee has a bar she hopes to reach for her students: Can she create a “peak moment” for them? Can she energize them with exciting, important, rich learning experiences? Can she embed nature into learning, getting out into the world and exploring what the local community and state has… Read More »

Book features transnational lives and experiences of immigrant children

April 28, 2022
Book features transnational lives and experiences of immigrant children

A new book by Assistant Professor Jungmin Kwon highlights how immigrant children and families today are transnational: flexibly crossing languages, cultures and countries and building and maintaining connections with their homes, homelands and more. “In the past, most discussions on immigrants were limited to their experiences within the U.S. People may assume that immigrants leave… Read More »

Jerlando F. L. Jackson recommended as dean of MSU College of Education

April 21, 2022
Jerlando F. L. Jackson recommended as dean of MSU College of Education

MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., has recommended Jerlando F. L. Jackson to be the next dean of the MSU College of Education, effective July 1, 2022. Jackson will also hold the title of MSU Foundation Professor of Education. The recommendation is subject to approval by the MSU Board of Trustees. Jackson holds both the… Read More »

MSU at AERA 2022: At a Glance

April 21, 2022
MSU at AERA 2022: At a Glance

Faculty, graduate students and alumni from the Michigan State University College of Education are sharing research throughout the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual meeting. Several are also being recognized for their exemplary work. Below, learn about some of the honorees during the 2022 conference, held this year in a dual-format, both online and in-person… Read More »

MSU research finds math textbooks don’t work for students worldwide 

April 20, 2022
MSU research finds math textbooks don’t work for students worldwide 

An international study led by Michigan State University scholars has provided a “dismal picture” of mathematics textbooks across the globe—and it has serious implications for the next generation of learners.   Among the findings, researchers discovered that student “opportunities to learn and develop mathematics literacy are so few as to almost be nonexistent” in eighth grade… Read More »

Adolescents less physically active than adults post-ACL injury, MSU research finds

April 18, 2022
Adolescents less physically active than adults post-ACL injury, MSU research finds

After fully recovering from an ACL injury, adolescents are significantly less physically active than adults, according to research led by Michigan State University scholars. The research, published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, discovered 83% of adults were physically active after being cleared for unrestricted physical activity post-anterior cruciate ligament surgery—but only 9% of… Read More »