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  • Abrams Planetarium Group Instructional Programs

    Location:

    S. Shaw Lane, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Abrams Planetarium offers a variety of single-visit instructional programs dealing with astronomical topics for a variety of age groups. Programs on stars, constellations, planets, and the moon are available for preschool and elementary children. Higher level classes are offered on additional topics. Detailed descriptions are found on the website. Teachers who desire a more intensive experience should consider bringing their class for more than one presentation. Two or more programs can be scheduled as a multiple-visit series.

  • Activities to Promote the Teaching and Learning of Foreign Languages

    Location:

    A-712 Wells Hall at MSU

    MSUUnit/Partners: U.S. Department of Education; College of Arts and Letters at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) offers several programs that promote the teaching and learning of foreign languages to foreign language educators, such as professional development workshops and development materials. CLEAR, and nearly 20 other campus departments, sponsor a World Language Day for high school students, teachers, administrators, and parents to come to campus for a full-day conference on world language experiences, opportunities, cultures, and globalization. It is completely free to all participants.

  • Adviser Day at MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop (August 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  (The Summer Journalism Workshop runs from July 30 - August 3, 2017)

    Location:

    Campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    MIPA welcomes advisers to join their students for Adviser Day on Tuesday during the week of the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop.  Check the link below for more information.  

  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development

    Location:

    202 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in developing countries from the perspectives of the social sciences and liberal arts. CASID has a strong commitment to its outreach mission serving K-12 teachers and students, post-secondary institutions, government, and business.  Outreach resources include: Publications; K-12 Outreach (LATTICE); Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education; International Business Institute for Community College Faculty, and International Business Center (CIBER). 

     

  • Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR)

    Location:

    B-135 Wells Hall at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) in the College of Arts and Letters is one of 15 language resource centers in the United States. CLEAR's goal is to promote and support foreign language teaching and learning in the U.S. through second language research, materials development, and professional training workshops.

  • Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) Onsite Workshops

    Location:

    Host Institution

    Description:

    The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University offers onsite workshops for foreign language instructors. These onsite workshops bring members of CLEAR's professional development staff to K-13+ institutions across the country.

    Workshop topics include both methodology and technology-related areas. Onsite visits depend on the availability of CLEAR personnel. Contact us as far in advance as possible for the best chance of arranging an onsite workshop at your institution, as we have a very small cadre of available presenters

  • Coaching 101: Foundations Training for Michigan Instructional Leaders (2017)

    Dates:

    • March 21 - 24, 2017: Lansing, MI  (Orientation window: February 27 - March 10, 2017)
    • July 25 - 28, 2017: Detroit, MI (Orientation window: June 30 - July 14, 2017)

     

    Location:

    1. Cycle 1: Online Orientation Window: October 12 - October 26, 2016 | Foundations Training: November 1 - 4, 2016 | Detroit
    2. Cycle 2: Online Orientation Window: February 27 - March 10, 2017 | Foundations Training: March 21 - 24, 2017 | Lansing
    3. Cycle 3: Online Orientation Window: June 30 - July 14, 2017 | Foundations Training: July 25 - 28, 2017 | Detroit

    Description:

    Coaching 101 is a collaborative effort to build a professional knowledge base for all Michigan instructional leadership and content area coaches. Its goal is to increase coherence among the various coaching roles so all coaches can effectively and productively work together on behalf of the schools they support. By extending each coach's understanding of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective coaching, Coaching 101 supports improved instruction and increased student achievement.  All Coaching 101 participants are required to complete an online Orientation prior to attending a four day Coaching 101 training session. There is not a separate registration form for the Orientation. Participants should first choose and register for a Foundations Training Session.

  • Co-Integrate Math Seminar Series

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for upcoming Co-Integrate Mathematics Seminars

    Location:

    Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Co-Integrate is a seminar series designed to support internal networking among colleagues in the College of Natural Science, College of Education, and K-12 school partners interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics in K-16 settings.  This monthly series will feature talks by MSU faculty and graduate students who are working on projects to improve math teaching and learning at MSU and in Michigan more broadly.

  • Community Music School Classes

    Location:

    MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, E. Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School offers classes for musicians of all ages and abilities, from infants through adults. Some classes are for novices, others are for those with varying degrees of musical knowledge and experience. Classes are taught by members of the CMS or MSU College of Music faculty who have expertise in the subject and who are committed to providing quality professional music instruction to all who desire it. Classes include: Early Childhood Music, Young Musicians, MMTA Preparation (music theory), High School/Adult Music Theory, and Special Topics. Private lesson students may enroll in one class per semester. The Community Music School reserves the right to cancel any class that fails to meet a certain enrollment threshold, typically 3-4 students.

  • Community Music School Partnerships

    Location:

    Call for location

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School (CMS) partners with public and private schools to provide music instruction. For example, Montessori Children's House in Lansing and Radnor Montessori in Okemos have contracted with CMS to provide music teachers for preschool and elementary children and beginning band instruction. CMS also partners with the Haslett Public Schools and Happy Time School in Lansing to provide early childhood music instruction.

  • Conducting Symposium (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 11 - 16, 2017

     

     

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    Each conducting participant will conduct daily, receiving significant individual instructional time. In addition, participants and observers will be engaged in sessions covering score study, basic movement fundamentals, and repertoire. Participants will have ample opportunities to ask questions and engage in dialogue with the clinicians in panel discussions and daily wrap-up sessions.  A special 2017 topic presentation will explore the connection between wine making and score study.  NEW for 2017: There will be two tracks, winds OR orchestral, offered for participants. Participants will be required to conduct four times in their primary track and once in the opposing track. 

  • Connected Mathematics Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring Workshop (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This five-day workshop allows CMP teachers, coaches, and administrators to discuss strategies for a successful implementation of CMP, the Common Core State Standards, and the Standards for Mathematical Practices beyond the recommended initial Unit training. A special carnival using games from the CMP curriculum, complete with food and prizes, will occur mid-week.

  • Connected Mathematics Project: Meeting the Needs of Special Populations Workshop (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Participants will focus on effective strategies to support the needs of special populations including English language learners and students who struggle. Activities will draw on Connected Mathematics resources at all three grade levels. We encourage those who work with special populations to attend in teams. A special carnival using games from the CMP curriculum, complete with food and prizes, will occur mid-week.

  • CREATE Science Seminar Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    The 2016 - 2017 series runs from November through May.  Eight speakers will be hosted during that time. Please see the website below for upcoming dates.

    Location:

    252 Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The purpose of the CREATE Science Seminar series is to help create a vibrant collaborative community at MSU around research in science education K-16, to provide a venue to disseminate and discuss innovative research methods and results, to foster relationships and networking with national and international experts in STEM education research, and ultimately to help solve challenging problems in the teaching and learning of science, K-16.

  • Digging Deeper Into Connected Mathematics Project Workshop (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Digging Deeper into CMP is a five-day workshop that allows CMP teachers, coaches, and administrators to have cross-grade discussions to analyze CMP more deeply.  Participants will look across grades 6, 7, and 8 to understand the underpinning mathematical ideas in the Algebra strand and how functions play a key role in the development of ideas.  A special carnival using games from the CMP curriculum, complete with food and prizes, will occur mid-week.

  • Emerging Leaders Program for Aspiring K-12 Principals (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 12 - 14, 2017 

    Location:

    College of Education at Michigan State University, 620 Farm Lane, Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    For nearly 20 years, MSU’s Emerging Leaders Program has been providing potential school principals an opportunity to explore in detail the knowledge, skillsets and mindsets required to be a successful leader in today’s complex educational environments. This intimate, 3-day experience connects emerging educational leaders with highly successful assistant principals, principals and superintendents. Together, they explore the joys and challenges inherent in the principalship.

  • English Language Center

    Location:

    A-714 Wells Hall at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's English Language Center, in the College of Arts and Letters, serves not only international MSU students who need to improve their English language skills but also individuals who are not seeking a degree at MSU but who want to improve their English skills.

  • 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.

  • Facilitative Leadership Workshop (March, September 2017)

    Dates:

    • March 14 - 16, 2017: Ziibiwing Cultural Center, 6650 E. Broadway Road, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
    • September 12 - 14, 2017: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

    Description:

    The three-day Facilitative Leadership workshop helps build the capacity of groups or organizations to use the collective talents of its members to coordinate actions, strengthen relationships, and enable the group to meet its goals.  It is designed to build and strengthen the skills and personal confidence necessary to lead and facilitate productive meetings.  MSU Extension offers the program twice each year, in spring and fall. The goal of Facilitative Leadership is to provide participants with a practical hands-on experience using  group facilitation tools and techniques in order to work more effectively with business work teams and community organizations. During this all-inclusive retreat, participants will practice leadership strategies, using the tools, techniques and verbal skills necessary to lead group discussions, reach consensus, set outcome-based goals, and use flip charts and other recording tools.

  • French for Adults (Beginners/Advanced Beginners) (February - April 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesdays, February 14 - April 18, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm

    Location:

    Wells Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Did you know that French is the only language, other than English, spoken on five continents? Advance your practical communication skills in French with our experienced language instructors, interact with other like-minded people in class, and learn about the nuances of how to navigate a different culture. Experience the joy of being back on campus through this enriching opportunity that will help you keep your brain fit and stay sharp intellectually. The small group sizes and supplemental online resources provide hands-on learning experiences for individuals with and without prior foreign language knowledge.

    Enrollment is limited. Classes will be canceled if fewer than 8 people register.

     

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