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  • America Reads and America Counts Tutoring by MSU Students


    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.

  • Human Development and Family Studies Continuing Education Credit Workshops


    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
  • LInguistically Responsive Instruction for Immigrant and Refugee Youth: Professional Development (July 2018)


    July 9-12 and July 16-19, 2018.  8:00 am - 3:30 pm.  Must be able to attend both weeks.


    Michigan State University, Snyder Phillips Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824


    This free workshop will focus on how to facilitate emergent bilinguals’ reading comprehension and meaning-making through discussions of informational texts in content area classrooms. Teachers will spend each morning observing Carrie Symons’s class as she facilitates middle and high school immigrant and refugee youth’s reading comprehension. After lunch, teachers will spend the afternoon with Dr. Symons and colleagues from the Department of Teacher Education to explore the principles of linguistically responsive instruction and how to integrate them into practice to ensure every student has equitable access to content.

  • Multicultural Children's Literature


    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.

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