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Project-based learning in elementary science: How teachers transform classrooms

February 8, 2022
Project-based learning in elementary science: How teachers transform classrooms

Introducing a new curriculum can be daunting. Changing your approach to teaching is even more challenging. But for the elementary teachers who have used Michigan State University’s project-based learning model in science, that anxiety has slowly shifted to joy—a kind of satisfaction that comes from seeing their students not only learning about, but understanding, the… Read More »

K-12 Outreach announces free Black History Month resources, events

February 2, 2022
K-12 Outreach announces free Black History Month resources, events

The Michigan State University Office of K-12 Outreach has announced a resource guide and a series of events to observe and to educate students, teachers and others on Black History Month.   This effort, led by Outreach Specialist Ted Ransaw, includes free access to online materials and a series of panelists with historical and contemporary… Read More »

MSU research finds surprising negative link between growth restriction, exercise

January 31, 2022
MSU research finds surprising negative link between growth restriction, exercise

For many, New Year’s resolutions included exercising more often. Exercise can help improve the body’s function and feeling and has been proven to reduce health risks, like heart disease. There may be a catch to that premise that exercise is inherently good: A surprising finding by Michigan State University researchers may impact some growth restricted… Read More »

How can teachers effectively use discussion in the classroom?

January 28, 2022
How can teachers effectively use discussion in the classroom?

There was a problem: Research had been done on using discussions as an effective teaching tactic, but the findings and strategies were published in disparate academic journals. “Not only was it challenging for me—an academic with journal access—to track down all of these studies, but I realized it must be nigh on impossible for practicing… Read More »

MSU named in nation’s top-10 in four online master’s program areas

January 25, 2022
MSU named in nation’s top-10 in four online master’s program areas

Michigan State University is among the best universities in the nation for students to earn an online master’s degree in education. In the 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, MSU is listed in the top-10 in four specialty areas. The rankings list MSU as: #1 for Curriculum and Instruction—up one from #2 in… Read More »

Three graduates named ACPA Diamond Honorees

January 13, 2022
Three graduates named ACPA Diamond Honorees

Three graduates of Michigan State University’s College of Education were selected for the American College Personnel Association’s Class of 2022 Diamond Honoree cohort.   The distinction is given to scholars in the field whose work supports and amplifies student development and success. Throughout the year in which they are celebrated, honorees are “championed” by their nominators,… Read More »

Community experts, meet computer science education

January 10, 2022
Community experts, meet computer science education

Michigan State University researchers are creating pathways to connect experts from young people’s local communities to computer science learning.   “We wanted to design a way to bring in individuals who are part of the communities in which schools are based,” said Assistant Professor Michael Lachney. “People who may look like the students, who may know… Read More »

MSU scholars named on national list of education influencers

January 6, 2022
MSU scholars named on national list of education influencers

Four scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education are among those being recognized nationally for their influence in the field of education. The 12th annual Rick Hess Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings honor 200 scholars from across the U.S. who have shaped education research, policy and practice. The Spartans named in the 2022 rankings, published in… Read More »

MSU receives $2M from USAID to support career development in Mozambique

December 17, 2021
MSU receives $2M from USAID to support career development in Mozambique

Michigan State University has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help build the skills needed for economic growth in Mozambique. MSU will partner with three universities to develop their capacity to provide quality employability services to students and launch new career development centers that can be replicated by… Read More »

MSU helps increase computer science equity and access in Detroit

December 8, 2021
MSU helps increase computer science equity and access in Detroit

Since joining the Michigan State University College of Education faculty in 2014, Professor Aman Yadav has been a leader in ensuring teachers and students have access to computer science education. A collaborative grant project for nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation is expanding that work into new spaces—and with equity in mind. “Broadly,… Read More »