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  • Breslin Student Events Center

    Location:

    534 Birch Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Breslin Student Events Center is a facility for students and the greater MSU community, sponsoring major educational and entertainment events. The Breslin Center is also home to Michigan State Basketball.  Hold Your Next Event at the Breslin Center. Find the perfect space among our five private meeting rooms, two auxiliary gymnasiums, concourse and 15,000-seat arena. Whether you’re planning a small meeting or large corporate event, the Breslin Center will make it unique.

  • 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 Economic Analysis

    Location:

    Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Drive, Room 88, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824

    Description:

    The Center for Economic Analysis provides timely, high quality research, data, and analysis that contributes to the overall awareness of how the agricultural, natural resource, and related sectors and other community economic development activities contribute to the state economy. The CEA provides a number of services, including:

    • Economic Forecasts
    • Economic Policy Analyses
    • Demographic Profiles
    • Impact Assessments
    • Market Assessments
    • Tax Policy Impacts
    • Tourism Impacts
    • Needs and Poverty Assessments
  • 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 Physical Activity and Health

    Location:

    3 IM Sports Circle at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Departments of Kinesiology and Epidemiology have collaborated to form the Center for Physical Activity and Health (CPAH). By studying the effect of physical activity on human health and well-being throughout the lifespan, the CPAH will be able to impact the lives of Michigan and US citizens by offering appropriate physical activity intervention strategies. The CPAH will partner with many organizations including other academic units on and off campus, businesses, industries, philanthropic organizations, and governmental and public health organizations in order to understand and implement physical activity research, policies, and behavior as it relates to chronic disease prevention, a better quality of life, and overall health outcomes.

  • College Ambition Program (CAP)

    Location:

    620 Farm Lane, 516 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Michigan State University researchers are working in partnership with two mid-Michigan high schools to develop an effective school-wide model for preparing students for careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) areas. The College Ambition Program (CAP) focuses on helping students gain interest and realistic expectations about the types of education and experiences needed to pursue technical occupations. 

    CAP is a research study funded by the National Science Foundation and the Michigan Department of Education designed to promote a college-going culture within high schools. The CAP program provides support and resources to students and high schools through a variety of different avenues:

    • Course Counseling and Advising
    • Tutoring and Mentoring
    • Financial Aid Planning
    • College Visits
  • Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative (CERC)

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, Garden Level, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    CERC acts as a hub for program evaluation activity across Michigan State University and provides training in evaluation and community-based participatory research, and conducts formative (planning) and summative (outcome) evaluations. Across local, state, and national arenas, CERC partners with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government, health organizations, foundations, and other universities. 

     

  • 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.

  • Connected Mathematics Project and Curriculum

    Description:

    The Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) is a complete mathematics curriculum for middle school teachers and students. It helps students and teachers develop an understanding of important mathematical concepts, skills, procedures, and ways of thinking and reasoning, in number, geometry, measurement, algebra, probability and statistics. CMP is based on research, and was field-tested in diverse sites across the country with approximately 45,000 students and 390 teachers. A growing body of research and evaluation reports indicates that CMP outperforms non-CMP curricula on tests of problem-solving ability, equals or outperforms non-CMP curricula on skills tests, and promotes long term retention.

  • CREATE for STEM Institute

    Location:

    620 Farm Lane, Room 115, Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The goal of the CREATE for STEM (Collaborative Research in Educational Assessment and Teaching Environments for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Institute is to improve the teaching and learning in mathematics and science from kindergarten to higher education. It serves as a springboard and a hub for innovation, research, and intellectual collaboration, and help bring to fruition ideas and projects that will make a difference in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics for all learners regardless of their cultures or experiences.

  • Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center

    Location:

    4830 East Jolly Road, Lansing, MI  48910

    Description:

    This 24,000-square-foot, multipurpose facility supports NCAA shooting programs and team sports, the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), and hunter safety and 4-H youth programs. It also houses MSU club shooting sports -- including small-bore, air rifle and archery -- and academic programs in shooting sports, law enforcement and related curricula. It accommodates DNR conservation officer and MSU police officer certification training.

  • Education Policy Center at MSU

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Education Policy Center in MSU's College of Education provides timely, credible, and non-partisan policy research and analysis to key audiences in Michigan's education policy system. The center gives priority to activities that support and inform policy debate and development in the Legislature and the Michigan Department of Education. It supports activities that foster informed discussion and understanding of educational issues for broader audiences, including Michigan businesses, professional educators, and local school boards and their communities.

  • 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.

  • Human Energy Research Laboratory

    Location:

    IM Circle, Room 30, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Kinesiology provides testing and evaluation for MSU and the surrounding community through the Human Energy Research Laboratory (HERL). The Laboratory's researchers work with MSU Sports Medicine to perform cardiopulmonary and body composition analyses for various varsity athletic teams. MSU students who are involved with the HERL participate in some services that the Laboratory provides for the community. They also receive referrals from MSU Sports Medicine and other clinics and health clubs.

  • International Networking for Educational Transformation (iNet)

    Location:

    Internet/Networking

    Description:

    Established in 2004, the International Network for Educational Transformation (iNET) is an initiative of the Schools Network, the leading body for advancing secondary school excellence and diversity in England.

    iNET's mission is to create powerful and innovative networks of schools that have achieved or have committed to achieving systematic, significant and sustained change that ensures outstanding outcomes for all students in all settings. It focuses on school transformation and aims to facilitate innovation by sharing knowledge and offering a vision of how education can move forward based on the practice of transformation. iNET has grown rapidly into a diverse network across many cultures.

    K-12 Outreach has been working to introduce iNET to Michigan schools, coordinate memberships, and support schools in its use.  One hundred eighty five (185) Michigan schools have joined to date. Join iNET.

  • K-12 Education Outreach

    Location:

    Erickson Hall, Room 253, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The MSU College of Education's K-12 Outreach Office works with schools to improve student achievement by providing programs for, and services to, public school teachers and administrators. Through funding from the University and a variety of state and federal grants, the K-12 Outreach Office is currently involved in projects that feature innovative curriculum development, international collaborations, accountability, standards and assessment, leadership development for school administrators, induction and mentoring of beginning teachers, disseminating research and best practice for teaching and professional development, and other issues identified as important to affecting Michigan's education policy and practice.

    K-12 Outreach staff work with state and national education organizations, K-higher education practitioners, legislative bodies, agencies, associations and foundations to affect education policy and practice. The mission and unifying theme of every K-12 Outreach activity is to improve student learning and increase student achievement throughout Michigan.

  • Language Proficiency Flagship Initiative

    Location:

    Foreign language classrooms

    Description:

    The Language Proficiency Flagship Initiative, funded by the National Security Education Program within the Defense Language and National Security Education Office, is housed in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State University. CeLTA’s mission is to support and promote all language teaching and learning activities at Michigan State University and in the community. Our goal in this project to introduce assessment practices to four of MSU’s foreign language programs (French, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish) to measure teaching and learning and to determine the impact of such practices on teaching and learning. We will soon be extending these practices to German and Japanese and in the future to Italian and Portuguese.

    During the years of funding, we will establish proficiency baseline scores (based on ACTFL rubrics). Through classroom observations and focus groups, we will investigate understanding of proficiency-based instruction by teachers and learners. Through the use of self-assessment, we aim to help students set clear expectations for themselves and to help teachers use those self-assessments to inform curriculum. We will triangulate results from:
    1.Detailed student information on language use and experience,
    2.Classroom observations,
    3.Focus groups, and
    4.Actual assessments to help us create a process by which regular assessments impact pedagogical practice and curricular development.
     

  • Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education (LATTICE)

    Location:

    1518 Haslett Road, P.O. Box 204, Haslett, MI 48840

    Description:

    MSU's College of Education, in conjunction with International Studies & Programs, developed the Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education (LATTICE) program, an international educational partnership between teachers in six mid-Michigan school districts and international graduate students/scholars at Michigan State University. LATTICE concentrates on adult learning and promotes practical links to K-12 classrooms to connect schools to local and internatioal communities. The program stimulates discussion to change attitudes and beliefs about cultural differences and similarities. LATTICE members, representing 54 countries, meet for presentations, discussions, food, and music at monthly forums that advance greater understanding of issues of diversity. Topics range from personal issues such as religion and member's own personal experiences to global ones featuring members' culture, native food and crafts, and literature.

  • MATRIX - The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

    Location:

    Natural Sciences Building, Room 409, 288 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University, is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research, and outreach. As one of the premier humanities computing centers in the United States, Matrix creates and maintains online resources, provides training in computing and new teaching technologies, and creates forums for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the field. Matrix houses major digital library repositories including to the African Online Digital Library (AODL), Detroit Public Television’s American Black Journal video archives, Historical Voices, and the Quilt Index.

  • Michigan Traditional Arts Program

    Location:

    MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MTAP) develops and implements programs that advance cross-cultural understanding in a diverse society through the identification, documentation, preservation, and presentation of the traditional arts and cultural heritage of the state of Michigan. In addition to heading up programs like FOLKPATTERNS, the Great Lakes Folk Fest, and the Michigan Stained Glass Census, MTAP also offers several online exhibits, and research and technical assistance.

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