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Alum receives Outstanding Dissertation Award from ILA

July 10, 2023
Alum receives Outstanding Dissertation Award from ILA

Two-time alum Lori Bruner is the recipient of the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Timothy & Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award – a prestigious honor that annually recognizes an outstanding doctoral student whose research focuses on reading. Her dissertation titled: “The Words, the Texts, and the Interactions: Opportunities for Word Learning from Preschool Storybook Apps” analyzed… Read More »

Alum named National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

June 27, 2023
Alum named National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

MSU College of Education alumna Davena Jackson has been named a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. The annual program supports early career scholars who engage in “critical areas of education research.” Just 25 were selected for the cohort out of 195 applicants. Honorees receive funding and opportunities to attend professional development events. Jackson… Read More »

Alumna named Michigan Teacher of the Year

June 22, 2023
Alumna named Michigan Teacher of the Year

Two-time Michigan State University College of Education alumna Candice Jackson has been named the 2023-24 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). She is just the third African American to receive the award and first educator from Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) in 16 years. “It’s been an overwhelming and humbling experience,” said Jackson, who… Read More »

Do students use extended-time testing accommodations?

June 20, 2023
Do students use extended-time testing accommodations?

When middle school students with disabilities are given extended time to complete a standardized test, do they utilize it? Research led by the Michigan State University College of Education suggests: generally “no.” “Extended time for testing has been repeatedly identified in research as the most common accommodation offered to students with disabilities. Many educators and… Read More »

Honors student authors children’s book promoting linguistic justice in classrooms

June 7, 2023
Honors student authors children’s book promoting linguistic justice in classrooms

Teach Preparation Program (TPP) student Katie Olea is using real-life experience to promote linguistic justice and culturally competent settings in elementary classrooms. “My Language, My Identity” is a children’s book authored and illustrated by Olea as part of an end-of-the-year Honors College project. The book’s main character, Valeria, is a wide-eyed elementary student who immigrates… Read More »

MSU scholars create free modules to help prevent abuse in youth sports

June 6, 2023
MSU scholars create free modules to help prevent abuse in youth sports

The Michigan State University Institute for the Study of Youth Sports has created three online educational modules to address the issue of abuse in sports. The free learning videos are now available to support coaches, administrators and caregivers on best practices to protect youth athletes from physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Created in collaboration with… Read More »

Burgess earns NSF CAREER grant to support science learning for Lansing elementary youth 

June 1, 2023
Burgess earns NSF CAREER grant to support science learning for Lansing elementary youth 

Michigan State University Assistant Professor Terrance Burgess has earned a nearly $630,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to incorporate youth experiences and community learning into elementary science classrooms.   The work is funded through NSF’s CAREER program, the “most prestigious awards” the organization offers for “early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic… Read More »

Summer Coaches’ School returns to MSU campus this June

May 25, 2023
Summer Coaches’ School returns to MSU campus this June

Sports leaders are invited to join the annual Michigan State University’s Summer Coaches’ School, which will return to campus June 22-23, for immersive instruction on coaching science. This year’s theme is Developmental Coaching and will feature workshops led by experienced coaches, outside experts, and MSU Kinesiology faculty and graduate students. “This event is a great opportunity… Read More »

KIN grad caps off year with Excellence-In-Teaching Citation

May 16, 2023
KIN grad caps off year with Excellence-In-Teaching Citation

Department of Kinesiology doctoral graduate Meredith Wekesser is a 2023 recipient of the MSU Excellence-in-Teaching Citation. Each year, the university presents the award to six graduate teaching assistants who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and proficiency in fulfilling their classroom duties with attentiveness and expertise. “We — students, staff and faculty in the Department of Kinesiology… Read More »

Hauck receives MSU Teacher-Scholar Award

May 15, 2023
Hauck receives MSU Teacher-Scholar Award

Department of Kinesiology Assistant Professor Janet Hauck is a recipient of the 2022-2023 MSU Teacher-Scholar Award. The honor, part of the All-University Awards held on May 8, celebrates individuals who are early in their tenure-system career at MSU who have made a notable impact on their students, colleagues and community through their devotion and skill… Read More »