Number of Programs: 6
556 East Circle Dr., Suite 345, Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI, 48824
“America Reads”, now entering its nineteenth year, is a program that allows college students to use their Federal Work-study to work with teachers in the Lansing -area community to help ensure that every child can read well and independently. “America Counts”, begun in 1999-2000, is a program designed to allow college students to use their FWS to work with teachers in community schools to improve mathematics achievement for lower and upper elementary, and middle school students. Tutors provide both remedial and accelerated math support in a variety of school settings. America Reads and America Counts tutors work with children and youth from diverse socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. Respect for diversity is an essential qualification. Prior tutoring experience is helpful, but not required. On-campus and in-school training will be provided for all aspects of “America Reads” and “America Counts” tutoring. All work-study eligible students receiving this letter are most welcome and encouraged to apply.
MSU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) sponsors programs under the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as non-credit opportunities for child care workers, administrators, youth workers, teachers, social workers and others to meet licensing requirements and professional development initiatives for staff members in various organizations.
In 2014, HDFS sponsored over 350 workshops in continuing education opportunities (CEUs) in early childhood education, youth mentoring and training for Extension Educators and Social Workers who will need to understand the needs of returning miliary personnel and their families throughout the State of Michigan.
A few of the CEU training topics covered are:
- Basic Child Care Training
- Blood Borne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases
- Trauma Prevention Workshop
- Brain Development in Children
- Building Literacy in Children
- Caring for School Aged Children
- Child Care Administrative Training
- Curriculum Planning for Children
- Emergency Response Planning for Child Care
- Expanding Your Child Care Business
- Exploring Environments and Activities with Children
- For the Love of Music and Children
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
252 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824
During this session, the status of early literacy in Michigan will be reviewed. MDE consultants will connect the data on student outcomes to the policies, practices, and supports that impact and influence literacy achievement in our state. While State legislature determines the laws and funding around literacy in schools, MDE, in collaboration with stakeholders and partners, influences and provides guidance to support schools with these laws. Specific focus in this presentation will be on the common understandings and supports for defining and supporting the skills and knowledge educators need to best impact student achievement.
Online listing; MSU Library
This resource provides educators with Web listings, books available at the MSU Library, and journal articles. The primary focus is on multicultural literature, which offers positive role models for all children.
MSU's College of Education professors, Yong Zhao and Carol Sue Englert, developed TELE-Web, a Web-based environment to support students with the acquisition and development of literacy skills. TELE-Web (Technology Enhanced Learning Environments) was primarily designed to address the needs of students with mild learning disabilities, yet its flexibility allows proficient students to extend their literacy skills as well. TELE-Web is a synthesis of effective literacy practices, educators' pedagogical experiences and needs, and the needs of diverse learners. TELE-Web contains four "rooms": writing, reading, library, and publishing. Each room contains its own set of activities, mutually accessible, with a teacher interface and a student interface; students have the option of using a speech synthesizer. TELE-Web is a flexible tool that educators can mold to fit their curriculum.
300 Bessey Hall at MSU
MSU's Michigan Writing Centers Project (MWCP) hosts an annual Ideas Exchange at a different school each year where participants share experiences, research, and ideas relating to writing center work. Writing Center Consultants (WCCs) from colleges and universities across the State of Michigan share their best practices, conduct and circulate research into literacy learning and use, and contribute to the establishment of writing centers in interested secondary schools. MWCP also produces a newsletter and hosts an online database, a directory of writing centers and consultants.