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  • Professional Development Workshops for K-16 Language Teachers (Summer 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Wells Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Every year MSU's Center for Language Teaching and Advancement (CeLTA) offers professional development opportunities for K-16 teachers throughout Michigan. The workshops focus on teaching methodology, cultural content, resources for teaching, practicing the target language, and networking. 

  • School Social Work Competency Series (Online)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the websites listed below.  Courses are offered on a revolving basis and follow a semester long format.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The School Social Work Competency Series is an online professional development opportunity for those who are interested in advancing their knowledge in social work intervention in educational settings, assessment, and integration of psychological and educational testing and intervention with children with special needs in educational settings. The Competency Series is designed to meet specific educational requirements set forth by the State of Michigan Department of Education. The School Competency Series includes the following courses:

    • 429-Social Work in Educational Settings; 36 Online CECHs

    • 428-School Social Work Assessment: Integrating Psychological & Educational Testing; 36 Online CECHs
    • 430-School Social Work Intervention: Children with Special Needs; 36 Online CECHs

     

  • School Social Work Competency Series Refresher Course (Online, Ongoing)

    Dates:

    This course is offered continuously throughout the year.  Self-paced.  It should take about 15 - 20 hours to complete.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This non-interactive, asynchronous online course (SW 891) provides a review and update of school law issues, home-school-community assessment and intervention strategies, school social work practice skills as well as differential diagnosis and treatment of a variety of child and family-based special needs. Topics range from Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan (FBA/BIP), Crisis/Trauma Response Assessment and Interventions, Differential Diagnosis and Educational Treatment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Updating Legal and Policy issues. You will be provided access to a secure course website that includes access to lecture materials, videos, and articles to enhance your learning. Successful acquisition of course materials will be demonstrated via online quizzes.

    CECHs: 10.0

  • Seats 4 Kids

    Location:

    Wharton Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Wharton Center has established Seats 4 Kids, a scholarship fund to provide free tickets to local youths who could not otherwise afford to attend a performing arts event. Much more than just entertaining, the arts have the power to teach, inspire, unify, and truly transform individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Research shows that young people who are engaged in the arts do better in school and are more involved in their communities. They also demonstrate higher academic performance including increased standardized test scores and lower drop-out rates than those students not involved in the arts. Tickets are distributed to economically-disadvantaged children through local community service organizations and Title 1 schools that have been pre-approved based on their ability to distribute scholarship tickets to qualified kids.

  • Second Language Studies Spring Symposium (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 23, 2018.  8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    B342 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI,  48824

    Description:

    The SLS Symposium is a series of presentations by Second Language Studies Ph.D. students and keynote speakers. This year’s speakers are Dr. Pavel Trofimovich from the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance at Concordia University, and Dr. Christine Tardy from the Department of English at the University of Arizona.

  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

  • Signing Online Sign Language Instruction and Continuing Education

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Signing Online offers a series of four ASL (American Sign Language) courses that will give you the basic skills to become fluent in ASL. In ASL, the hands communicate by forming signs, which have meaning just like spoken words in English. ASL also means learning how to express yourself using your eyes, face and movements and body movements.  The course also provides valuable information and insights for communicating with deaf and hearing impaired individuals. Healthcare professionals will benefit from learning the basics of ASL.

    Contact Hours: 15

  • South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid, Building Democracy Web Site

    Description:

    MSU's MATRIX and the African Studies Center have collaborated to create the South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid, Building Democracy Web site. Through videos, images, and documents, it presents first-hand accounts of this important political movement. Interviews with South African activists, raw video footage documenting mass resistance and police repression, historical documents, rare photographs, and original narratives tell this story.

    In particular, the Web site offers materials for educators. The activities are designed for students to critically engage with Overcoming Apartheid's unique multimedia materials in order to learn about white supremacy in South Africa and the popular struggle for freedom and equality. The exercises are aimed at high school students, but can be used or easily adapted in undergraduate courses.

    Worksheets for analyzing historical documents, interviews, and images found on this site are provided. In the supplemental resources area on the left, teachers can find a list of maps, recommended books for further reading, as well as films, videos, and useful websites.

  • Spanish Immersion Teacher Workshop (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 14, 2018. 9am - 12pm.

    Location:

    Mac Lab, Wells Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The workshops focus on teaching methodology, cultural content, resources for teaching, practicing the target language, and networking. Topics have included music, teaching with technology, multicultural societies, communicative language teaching, implementing literature in the language classroom, teaching culture, and translation. 

    Flipgrid? Nearpod? ¿Qué tal Seasaw? En este taller, los participantes explorarán una variedad de aplicaciones para aprovechar sus interacciones en clase (y fuera de clase) con los estudiantes de tecnología avanzada. Además de las aplicaciones mencionadas, los participantes también explorarán EdPuzzle, Textivate, Memrise y Socrative. Todos los participantes saldrán con actividades de ejemplo y uno o dos ejemplos creados durante la sesión.

    No SCECHs are offered for this session.

  • Spanish Language Instruction for Adults (February - April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursdays, February 15 - April 19, 2018, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location:

    Wells Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Did you know that Spanish is the second most studied language in the world?  Advance your practical communication skills in Spanish 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. Our small group sizes and supplemental online resources provide hands-on learning experiences for individuals with and without prior foreign language knowledge. 

    In Spring 2018, Spanish for Beginners/Advanced Beginners is offered.

    All classes meet in Wells Hall on campus. There will be no class meetings during MSU's Spring Break (March 5-9). Classes will be canceled if fewer than 8 people register.

  • Spartan Youth Programs Website

    Description:

    The Spartan Youth Programs Website is a catalog of the programs and activities MSU offers to preK through 12th graders on a variety of topics, including: agriculture; animal care; art, drama, and music; business; college preparation; computers; engineering; leadership skills; math and science; social studies; sports and fitness; and writing and language.

  • Sport Coaching and Leadership Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Graduate education can greatly enhance your professional experience as a sport coach, athletic director, recreational sport director, or leader in a sport-related field.  The online graduate courses in sport coaching and leadership at Michigan State University are taught by experts in their relative fields.  These online courses are designed with the working professional in mind, allowing for flexibility in scheduling when and how you complete assignments and learning activities.  Our instructors take special care to design learning activities that will help you to apply abstract concepts to your every-day work as a sport coach or leader of a sport program.

  • Sports Skills Program for Persons with Disabilities

    Location:

    308 W. Circle Drive, Room 134, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Kinesiology has developed the Sports Skills Program for children and adults with disabilities who reside in the greater Lansing area. The program offers coaching and instruction in sports skills. Sports offerings vary with semester. with an opportunity to improve their skill and fitness, whether they are preparing for competition or are simply interested in having fun and achieving better health and physical well-being.

  • Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    All courses associated with the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning are offered in a fully online format.

    Description:

    The Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning is an online professional development program for current educators and practitioners from a variety of professional settings and disciplines. The course offerings facilitate comprehensive understanding of the social and cultural contexts encountered by adult learners. In addition,
    participants develop knowledge and skills necessary for planning, facilitating, and leading educational programs.  

  • Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

    Description:

    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.

  • Test Development Video and Workbook

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) has developed a Test Development Video and Workbook designed to assist language educators who are developing their own tests.

  • The Celebrity Lecture Series Online Archive

    Description:

    The Celebrity Lecture Series online archive spans a ten-year period and offers full recordings of the speeches of such authors, poets, and playwrights as Maya Angelou, Arthur Miller, Amy Tan, and Kurt Vonnegut. Lectures are browsable by speaker and topic and searchable by keyword. These lectures are available for nonprofit, educational, or programmatic purposes.

  • The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports

    Location:

    210 IM Circle at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Institute for the Study of Youth Sports in the College of Education researches the benefits and detriments of participation in youth sports. It produces educational materials and provides educational programs for parents, coaches, officials, and administrators.

  • The New Centennial Review

    Location:

    1405 S. Harrison Rd., Ste. 25, E. Lansing, MI (mailing address)

    Description:

    MSU's College of Arts and Letters and University Press offer The New Centennial Review. This journal, issued three times a year, is devoted to comparative studies of the Americas. The journal publishes scholarly, theoretically-driven work, with an emphasis on the region's possible futures.

  • The Writing Center

    Location:

    300 Bessey Hall at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Writing Center, in the College of Arts and Letters, collaborates in on-going conversations about writing in a supportive atmosphere. The Writing Center offers K-12 Writing Consultancy that currently consists of two projects.

    Write For Your Life Housed in the MSU Writing Center, the Write For Your Life (WFYL) project offers teachers and students in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania an opportunity to share their writing and thinking as they examine local issues that influence student health, literacy, and learning. In project CONNECTS, the Center is developing a practice called consultative teaching that combines collaborative learning, peer tutoring, service-learning, student research, and jointly-conducted student-faculty research.

    Greenrock The Red Cedar Writing Project offers middle and high school students an opportunity to participate in a campus Writers’ Retreat where the students examine their own and their peers' writing.

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