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  • Teaching Science Outdoors: Program for K-8 Teachers (Novi, MI) (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 24 - 26, 2018. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 2, 2018.

    Location:

    MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center 28115 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, MI 48377

    Description:

    Teaching Science Outdoors brings teachers to an outdoor environment and allows them to practice science in a variety of outdoor habitats. Michigan Science Standards and technology (iPads, website and google docs) are incorporated throughout the experience. Teachers develop skills to adapt existing science curriculum for the outdoor classroom, plan and carry out an investigation, analyze and interpret data and engage in argument from evidence and build a network of resources to refer back to once they return to the classroom. 

  • 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.

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)

    Location:

    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)

    Description:

    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

  • Tours of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

    Location:

    1 Cyclotron, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The NSCL offers middle and high school teachers and students guided tours of the Laboratory. Visitors may watch a video tape that describes the NSCL's two cyclotrons and their use in nuclear science research. The tours are available for groups of 10 - 50 people.

  • University Archives and Historical Collections K-12 Lesson Plans and Materials

    Description:

    University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) offers lessons plans and materials free of charge and can be downloaded.  Materials include:

    •     Belle Sarcastic information and coloring sheet (PDF)* (opens in new window)
    •     Be Your Family Historian (PDF)* (opens in new window)
    •     Word Find - MSU Buildings (PDF)* (opens in new window)
    •     Word Find - MSU Presidents (PDF)* (opens in new window)
    •     Coloring Page - Forest Akers (PDF)* (opens in new window)
    •     Coloring Page - Jennie Towar (PDF)* (opens in new window)
    •     Fill in the Blanks - General MSU history (PDF)* (opens in new window)
    •     MSU Presidents Activity Sheets (PDF)* (opens in new window)
    •     Primary vs. Secondary sources information sheet (PDF)* (opens in new window)
  • University Archives and Historical Collections K-12 Visits

    Description:

    Archivists from University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) visit K–12 classrooms for no charge provided that they are within a reasonable driving distance from East Lansing. Our archivists can bring primary resources to show students and talk to them about a variety of topics.

    Some topics include:

    •     Using primary sources
    •     Careers in archives
    •     Preserving family history
    •     Michigan State University history
  • University of Oxford Online Courses

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU Alumni Association's Evening College and the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education are offering MSU alumni and friends access to a selection of Oxford's online courses. Courses run for 10 weeks (100 study hours) and cost approximately $400-500 U.S. dollars depending on daily exchange rates. Participants will enroll in these noncredit personal enrichment courses choosing from topics in Archaeology, Art History, Creative Writing, Economics, History, Literature, Mathematics and Philosophy.

    You can view full course descriptions and prices and register for these courses on the University of Oxford's website at www.conted.ox.ac.uk/msu. Oxford is offering these courses to MSU alumni and friends worldwide. MSU Alumni Paid Members save 20% on their registration fees. If you are not a member, join now!

  • Vietnam Study Guide for K-12 Educators

    Description:

    Understanding Vietnam: Beyond the War provides resources for the K-12 classroom that are focused on modern Vietnam’s culture, arts, and history in a context that emphasized the country’s contemporary status as a dynamic Southeast Asian society rather than its bitter wartime past. These resources aim to: (1) teach participants about Vietnamese culture, environment, and educational systems, (2) develop a curriculum guide and multimedia material to assist in integrating international studies into the K-12 classroom, and 3) thereby developing critically-needed awareness of human diversity and strengthening cultural competencies of Michigan educators and students.

  • Virtual Museum Science Field Trips

    Description:

    The MSU Museum offers a Virtual Outreach Program for teachers who want to provide their students with fun and meaningful learning experiences without the expense, permission forms, and geographic limitations of ordinary field trips. These exciting virtual field trips use videoconferencing technology to bring the expertise of professionals right into the classroom. Students, teachers, and museum staff can all see and hear each other via the video and voice connections, and because everything happens in real time, it's almost like being there. The field trips are based on science curriculum areas and follow the Michigan Curriculum Standards, making them easy to fit into existing lesson plans.

  • Visiting International Professional Program

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is a world leader in providing executive education and professional development training. We offer non-degree certificate programs and short-term workshops in any field. We connect you to the expertise of world-class faculty and resources at MSU and you will benefit from the distinct American Higher Education System without enrolling in a full degree program.

  • 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)
  • W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Conference Center (Hickory Corners, MI)

    Location:

    3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    MSU’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Conference Center, located on beautiful Gull Lake in southwest Michigan, is a year-round, full-service facility able to meet the conferencing needs of groups from 2 to 200. As a part of MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, the KBS Conference Center offers an atmosphere that is conducive to serious discussions, informal brainstorming, or relaxing walks through the grounds. Amenities include full food service and several lodging options. Audiovisuals presentations range from simple flip charts and pointers to a satellite receiver system.

  • W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Tours, Events, and Resources (Hickory Corners, MI)

    Location:

    3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is one of North America's premier inland field stations. Located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, KBS is known for its contributions to ecological science and evolutionary biology. KBS's mission is to develop programs in research, education, and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources. KBS is a field site for ecological research not only because of its excellent facilities but also because of the exceptional diversity of field research sites that are readily accessible from the station. Much of the habitat and species diversity that characterize the upper Midwest can be found in the local area. KBS provides educational tours of the Manor House, Bird Sanctuary and Kellogg Farm, as well as many events and workshops for K-12 educators, students, and the general public.

  • 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.

  • Wildlife & Natural History Q-Line

    Location:

    Online at the Website below.

    Description:

    This Website is a helpful resource for investigating Michigan's native (and sometimes non-native) wildlife and other natural objects, and for helping to solve problems when people and wild animals come into conflict. Visitors can also find resources for learning more about natural wonders and backyard curiosities.

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