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  • Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

    Location:

    115 Manly Miles Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The mission of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability is to develop and maintain a center of excellence that integrates ecology with socioeconomics, demography, and other disciplines for ecological sustainability from local, national, to global scales. The objectives include: conducting cutting-edge research on emerging issues related to ecological sustainability; training new generations of leading scholars for interdisciplinary research; and disseminating research findings across the globe.

  • Child Welfare Webinars

    Dates:

    On-demand courses are offered on a continual basis. For webinar dates, please click on the website link below.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Each course listed on this page is worth 1 social work continuing education credit hour.

    The following DHHS child welfare continuing education online, On-Demand, training modules are available:

    • CW Leadership: Making the Case for Retention-focused Management
    • CW: Teen Parents in Foster Care
    • CW: Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work With Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success
    • CW: Engagement, Readiness for Change, and Transition Planning
    • CW: Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • CW: Post Adoption Services: Assisting Adoptive Families to Avoid Disruption/Dissolution
    • CW: The Welfare of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families
    • CW: Understanding and Supporting Adoptive Families
    • CW: Accessing Special Education Supports for Children in Foster Care
    • CW: Psychological and Emotional Trauma in Children and Its Impact on Adoption/Foster Care and Family Development
    • CW: Child Welfare Workers: The Ethical Obligation and Opportunities to Advocate for Social Justice
    • CW: Honoring and Empowering Adolescents
    • CW: Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients
  • Climate Land Interaction Project (CLIP) - East Africa Information Resources and Lesson Plans

    Location:

    Online at: http://clip.msu.edu/

    Description:

    The purpose of the Climate Land Interaction Project (CLIP) is to understand the nature and magnitude of the interactions of climate and land use/cover change across East Africa. Researchers are employing a variety of tools to understand these important linkages. These include the use of regional atmospheric models, crop production models, land use/cover change models, satellite remote sensing, role playing simulations and household survey information. Data from several case study areas, located along ecological gradients located on prominent volcanoes (e.g., Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya) are being used to build high resolution models that can be scaled up to the region. The CLIP Website also offers lesson plans geared toward 7th graders.

  • Cognitive Science Annual Distinguished Speakers Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

     

     

    Location:

    All lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Room 118 Psychology, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The goal of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to bring influential researchers in cognitive science to MSU to talk on a broad range of topics.  Light refreshments are served and all are welcome!

  • Confucius Institute Services for Educators and School Districts

    Location:

    Confucius Institute is located at 230 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

     

    Description:

    The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University consults with and assists schools and other organizations to develop customized Chinese language and cultural learning programs. CI-MSU also helps schools and school districts recruit qualified Chinese teachers and provides instructional materials, on-going professional development, and on-site support.

  • Conservation Criminology Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Conservation Criminology certificate program prepares scholars and practitioners to improve efforts to reduce environmental problems. The certificate consists of three online courses that introduce key environmental risks and crimes, including wildlife poaching, illegal wildlife and hazardous waste trade, corporate environmental harms, environmental justice, eco-terrorism, climate change, and environmental security. The three courses are Environmental Risk Perception and Decision-Making; Corporate Environmental Crime and Risk; and Global Risks, Conservation, and Criminology. Course materials draw on theories, methods, and interventions from criminology and criminal justice, natural resources management, and risk and decision sciences. Students who complete the certificate will have improved capacity to work with individuals from multiple disciplines and professionals working in the field to address real world environmental problems.

  • Corrections School of Staff and Command (September 2017 - March 2018)

    Dates:

    September 25, 2017 - March 9, 2018.  Applications must be postmarked by July 14, 2017.

    Location:

    This program combines classroom learning with distance learning.

    Description:

    Michigan State University will be hosting its Corrections School of Staff and Command in September 2017.  This class is designed specifically for individuals that serve as leaders or managers in a correctional facility.   The 400-hour problem-based course utilizes a blend of classroom facilitated learning and cutting edge distance learning technologies.

    Problem-based learning (PBL) represents the next generation in criminal justice training by fostering critical thinking, and employing learning philosophies appropriate in today’s correctional environment.

  • Counter-Terrorism Awareness Online Training for U.S. Law Enforcement Officers

    Dates:

    Self-paced program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is a FREE, self-paced, web-based training program available to verified U.S. law enforcement personnel via the Internet (E-Learning course). It contains the same information as the one-day classroom lecture workshop Anti-Terrorism Training for Law Enforcement presented by the Michigan Regional Community Policing Institute. It provides a working knowledge of terrorist and criminal extremist groups and individuals, their activities and tactics, and how to recognize and report indicators of terrorism/criminal extremism.

  • D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Room 560, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice heads up the D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center, which serves as a resource for police officers to bring a clear, comprehensive, and consistent K-12 D.A.R.E. message to kids in Michigan's classrooms to enhance children's development of healthy positive behaviors. Goals of the Center include:

    • Communicating the D.A.R.E. message through elementary, junior high, and senior high curricula;
    • Establishing statewide awareness of the D.A.R.E. program and how it can assist the fight against drugs and violence in schools and communities;
    • Serving as an information resource for the accumulation, interpretation, and dissemination of the D.A.R.E message; and
    • Offering the best training and technical assistance to provide schools and communities with quality D.A.R.E. police officers.

    The Center is also involved in the evaluation of the New D.A.R.E Program curricula, which will be administered to middle school and high schools in six cities across the country.

  • Executive Leadership for Women: Strategies to Enhance Success-Modules 1 and 2 (October, November 2017)

    Dates:

    • October 25 - 26, 2017  -- Module 1
    • November 6 - 7, 2017  -- Module 2

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910

    Description:

    The most successful women have vision, fortitude, and the ability to work in competitive environments without compromising their unique traits and skill sets. Research shows that companies with a higher percentage of women in top management also experience a higher Return on Equity and Return on Sales. This program provides critical information and leadership insights designed to help high-potential women improve performance and productivity within their unique business environments. Based on both proven research and the personal experiences of senior executives, the program develops individualized action plans and engages organizational superiors to help support implementation. This program will also create a unique network of colleagues with similar experiences to help support future growth and development.

  • Experience Chinese: Language and Culture Learning Resources and Programs

    Location:

    Available in Confucius Institute, Michigan State University

    Description:

    Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU)offers a wide range of online and face-to-face programs and activities for K-12 students and adults to learn Chinese and experience China. CI-MSU develops high quality Chinese language and cultural education programs and disseminates them world-wide through innovative uses of technologies.

  • Exploring Africa K-12 Curriculum

    Location:

    Description:

    Exploring Africa is an educational web-based curriculum and resource site developed for use in a classroom setting. Materials developed for Exploring Africa fulfill social studies and humanities national- and state-level standards and benchmarks for global education and the study of Africa. Exploring Africa includes:

    • A five-unit (25-module) comprehensive interactive curriculum that focuses on Africa through the social sciences and humanities.
    • Separate teacher and student pages.
    • A current events page with a new feature story developed each month.
    • Printable resources.
    • Country fact sheets.
    • Links to African newspapers and radio stations.
    • Links to quality Africa-related websites.
  • Eye on Africa Speaker Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.  Please confirm as individual dates and times may change.  Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Room 201, International Center, 427 N Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Eye on Africa is a weekly seminar series that provides scholars, policy-makers, applied practitioners, students, and the interested public with cutting-edge and highly-contextualized knowledge about the African continent. Emerging and established scholars share the results of their recent research, with time for audience questions and comments. The series draws on a diverse group of presenters to create an inclusive, holistic view of African history, social movements, the economy, and politics.

  • First Line Supervisor Training Course for Law Enforcement (April, May 2018)

    Dates:

    April 23 - May 11, 2018

    • April 23 - 25, 2018 - Retreat
    • May 1 - 3, 2018 - Distance Learning
    • May 8 - 11, 2018 - Classroom Learning

    Location:

    • Retreat: Kellogg Biological Conference Center in Gull Lake
    • Classroom Instruction: Eaton County Sheriff’s Office in Charlotte, MI

     

    Description:

    Center for Police Executive Development Command Officer Development Police Executive Development Series School of Staff and CommandThe 80-hour First Line Supervision course is offered via a blended course of instructional delivery consisting of 3 days in a retreat setting where learners are required to stay on location. This is followed the next week with 3 days of facilitated distance learning. In the third week the learner will participate in 4 days of classroom instruction at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office in Charlotte, for a total of 80 instructional hours. The instructional format is problem-based learning (PBL) – the next generation in law enforcement training.

  • Folk Arts in Education - A Resource Handbook II

    Description:

    Folk Arts in Education: A Resource Handbook II examines the state of folklife and folk arts in education projects around the U.S. with sample curricula from over 50 exemplary programs for youth in educational settings in K-12 schools, youth-serving organizations arts and humanities councils, museums, and cultural heritage and folk arts nonprofit organizations.

    Folklife programs in schools and after-school programs bring young people in touch with their communities, their ethnic identities, the authentic cultural expressions of their own families and others through direct participation and ethnographic methods using photography, video, radio, audio recordings, exhibitions, festival, and residencies with tradition-bearers. A web resources section links educators to folk arts programs nationwide.

  • Geographic Information Systems Online Course (2017-2018)

    Dates:

    There are six convenient entry points for our certificate courses (or program), with sessions beginning six times a year:

    • 15 May 2017 (session 35)
    • 10 July 2017 (session 36)
    • 28 August 2017 (session 37)
    • 23 October 2017 (session 38)
    • January 2018 (session 39)
    • March 2018 (session 40)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    In this online GIS course, students will explore the technical and theoretical issues in the design, implementation, and use of geographic information systems (GIS) for a variety of practical applications and research topics. Students will learn the structure of a GIS, the theoretical background for how spatial analysis is performed using GIS, where to obtain geographic data sets, and the many applications of GIS in diverse professional and academic fields. Lab exercises provide students with hands-on opportunities to develop proficiency with ArcGIS, the industry-standard GIS software, and to apply GIS analysis to a variety of real-world scenarios.

    This 7-week course is eligible for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

  • Geography Colloquium Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for the current dates.  

    Location:

    Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Department of Geography at Michigan State University is one of 12 degree-granting units in the College of Social Science.  Faculty and student research centers on such topics as people-environment relationships, climate, geographic information science, soils-geomorphology, urban structure, and global change. The spatial extent of these research interests range from local to global in such places as Kenya, Brazil, the Great Lakes, China, and Michigan.  The Triple G Colloquium Series invites speakers to share their expertise on currently relevant issues in geography.

    Please see the website below for a current listing of Geography Colloquium Series events.

     

  • Geography Online Professional Development Certificate Courses: onGEO@MSU

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Online Geography at Michigan State University (onGEO@MSU) was created in 1999 as the online branch of the Department of Geography at Michigan State University.  onGEO offers both credit courses for students attending MSU and professional development courses for those seeking career training and advancement.

  • Global Festival: Travel the World in One Day (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Sunday, November 12, 2017. 

    Location:

    MSU Union, 427 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Global Festival offers the opportunity to explore cultures from around the world. Every year, international students participate in showcasing their home country with features such as children's games, international exhibits, and performances.  During the festival, explore the World Gift Shop, which offers a variety of international art works, jewelry, glassware, clothing and a multitude of gift items. Proceeds support the Community Volunteers for International Programs Scholarship Fund, for spouses of international students to attend MSU classes.

  • Graduate Certificate Program in Criminal Justice: International Focus (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Globalization is creating profound and fast-moving changes in the field of criminal justice. The three-course (nine-credit) Certificate in International Focus offers relevant, career-oriented courses and research projects focused on such issues as organized crime, money laundering, international fraud, and drug trafficking. This flexible program enables participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important field of law enforcement while continuing their regular employment.

    Participants can use the certificate program as the first step towards a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Those who complete the certificate program and meet the School of Criminal Justice’s admission criteria for the master’s degree may transfer the certificate courses to their master’s degree program.

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