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  • Professional Development Workshops for K-16 Language Teachers (Summer 2018)

    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. 

    Courses offered in 2018 include:

    • Increasing proficiency through World Language Core Practices (Section 1)
    • Differentiated instruction in the language classroom
    • Real-life genres for teaching reading and writing: From nutrition labels to restaurant reviews
    • Proficiency-oriented games: How to make games useful and why
    • Increasing proficiency through World Language Core Practices (Section 2)
    • Maximizing target language use in classroom instruction
  • Red Cedar Writing Project Summer Invitational Institute (June - July 2018)

    Dates:

    June 25 - July 19, 2018

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU’s chapter of the Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) invites six outstanding teachers of writing, regardless of discipline, to apply to participate in its annual Invitational Institute. During the Summer Institute teachers demonstrate for one another promising approaches to writing instruction, focus on their own fiction and non-fiction writing skills, participate in writing groups, identify questions that they have related to the teaching and practice of writing, and engage in reading that expands their understanding of literacy pedagogies, policies and research. At the conclusion of their work in the SI, these teachers are identified as RCWP Fellows and NWP Teacher-Consultants (TCs) — a credential that is recognized in all fifty states and nine foreign countries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Summer Carillon Recital Series (Summer 2018)

    Dates:

    Wednesdays: July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1, 2018

    Location:

    Beaumont Tower, MSU campus, East Lansing, MI 48824. (Next to the MSU Museum on West Circle Drive.)

    Description:

    The MSU College of Music will present the Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series, on six consecutive Wednesdays. The carillon, a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of carillon bells, was developed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the area of Europe that is now Holland, Belgium, and northern France. The MSU carillon features 49 bells and is capable of playing the full range of literature composed for the instrument. The first ten bells were installed in Beaumont Tower in 1928. Thirteen additional bells were added in 1935 to make the instrument a carillon. Both the carillon and the tower were renovated in 1996.

  • Teaching and Rehearsing in the High School Band and Orchestra Room (June, July 2018)

    Dates:

    June 30 - July 1, 2018. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    103 Music Practice Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This workshop will look at concepts and ideas to help high school band and orchestra directors improve their rehearsal skills. Topics will include planning, pacing, inspiring, motivating students, adjusting, assessing, and ways to incorporate humor, drama, and artistic integrity into your rehearsals. (MUS 891, Sec 305, 1 credit).

  • Theatre Institute: Workshops for High School Drama Teachers (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 16, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    On MSU's campus.  542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The FREE Theatre Institute offers five workshop sessions:

    • "32-bar cut" Myth-Buster: Selecting, Preparing, Executing the Perfect Audition Cut
    • Creating Theatre for Neurodiverse Audiences
    • Acting the Song
    • Speed-Rendering Scenic Designs
    • Projections on a Budget
  • University Archives and Historical Collections

    Location:

    101 Conrad Hall, MSU

    Description:

    MSU's University Archives and Historical Collections collects, preserves, and makes accessible for research the historical records of the University as well as manuscript collections including faculty and alumni papers, organizational records, and historical document collections. In addition to university publications, Archives houses historical collections originating from individuals, families, organizations, institutions, and businesses. These materials consist of papers, records, photographs, documents, correspondence, and other materials. Additionally, there are audio-visual collections, photograph collections, and a general reference collection.

  • Vocal Music Educators Workshop (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 1 - 3, 2018. W,Th,F, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Location:

    Radisson Hotel, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This workshop, held in conjunction with the Michigan School Vocal Music Association and the Michigan Music Educators Association, is designed for vocal music teachers at the elementary through high school levels wishing to improve their conducting skills and rehearsal techniques and their knowledge of appropriate repertoire. Prior to attending, please contact the Graduate Office at musgrad@msu.edu for course expectations and assignments. To receive credit you must register through both MSU (for MSU credit) and with MSVMA or MMEA )for conference fees and participation).

    • MSU 891, sec. 302 (1-2 credits)
  • Wharton Center for the Performing Arts Educational Programs

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The primary goal of Wharton Center's Education Programs is to connect learners of all ages to the performing arts by offering a range of programs suited to a variety of learner needs. In so doing, it is our hope that participants of every age will find for themselves that participation in the arts enriches, enhances and broadens one's life.  Programs are available for students, educators, families, and the community.

  • Workshop for Teachers of Chinese (August 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018  9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Check-in at 8:30 am with breakfast.

    Location:

    MSU Henry Center, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI  48910

    Description:

    The topic of this workshop is: Building Bridges for Developing Students' Biliteracy: Selecting and Applying the Right Digital Tools for My Class.

  • World View Lecture Series (2018 - 2019)

    Dates:

    • October 1, 2018: Ron Suskind
    • November 5, 2018: Nontombi Naomi Tutu
    • March 18, 2019: Joy-Ann Reid

    Location:

    Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The MSU Wharton Center's World View Lecture Series allows participants to immerse themselves in today’s leading issues, with viewpoints presented by world-renowned experts, at amazingly low prices.​ 

    The 2018-2019 schedule includes:

    • Ron Suskind: ​Ron Suskind’s book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, examines his family’s twenty-year adventure of the heart with his son, Owen.
    • Nontombi Naomi Tutu: The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life as an activist, consultant, and educator.
    • Joy-Ann Reid: ​Known for her insightful news analysis, Joy-Ann Reid hosts AM JOY on MSNBC, and serves as a national correspondent appearing on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
  • Writing, Information, and Digital Experience: WIDE Research Center

    Location:

    7 Olds Hall at MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    At Michigan State University, the WIDE (Writing, Information, and Digital Experience) Research Center focuses on researching and innovating experiences for emerging technologies in the Digital Humanities, including uses of social user experiences to solve social, cultural, and political problems; ways of constructing computational analytics for improving persuasive communication, and the need to create new forms of public engagement and democratic practice on a global scale. The outcomes of our research projects include publications and applications aimed at enriching these conversations. The following are our current areas of focus: Participatory Memory, Computational Rhetoric, Writing Program Assessment, Clinical Healthcare Experiences, and Legal Experiences.

  • Year of Global Africa: Eye on Africa - Shoonie Hartwig (September 2018)

    Dates:

    September 13, 2018.  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.

    Location:

    Room 201 International Center, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    For more than fifty years, Dr. Hartwig has lived in Minnesota, North Carolina and Tanzania as a teacher, researcher, program facilitator and as a writer. She taught at St. Olaf College and North Carolina Central University. The Lutheran College Consortium for Tanzania, an exchange program between several Lutheran colleges and the University of Dar es Salaam was operative for thirty-three years. Mwangaza Education for Parthership ELCA/ELCT is in its twenty first year. She has published four books, the most recent – EDUCATION OF A STRANGER (2014) and LIVING WITH DYING – A FAMILY VOCATION (2017).

  • Year of Global Africa: The History of African Studies at MSU: Libraries Exhibit (August - December 2018)

    Dates:

    August through December 2018

    Location:

    MSU  Main Library, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This exhibit traces the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960. Using material from MSU Libraries' Special Collections, it focuses on three key themes in this history: partnership, innovation, and activism.

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