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  • 4-H Science Blast in the Class! Teacher's Guide

    Description:

    This curriculum includes a variety of hands-on lesson plans, including experiments for first grade through high school. Lessons are grouped by grade level within content areas. Materials can be used in a variety of formal and informal environments.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum Program (Online)

    Location:

    Completely online

    Description:

    The Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum (MATC) is designed for beginning and experienced teachers alike, the majority of whom are teaching full time and all of whom are deeply committed to public education and teaching P-12 students. Participation in the MATC program requires a deep, dual commitment to teachers’ learning as well as to students’ learning. Our program tailors coursework to meet our students’ individual interests while focusing on the program goals of:

    • Engaging in critical inquiry
    • Developing as accomplished teachers
    • Becoming teacher leaders

    The Online MATC Program is completed entirely online and offers flexible scheduling and access to nationally distinguished faculty.  This 30 credit program is only available under Plan B (without thesis).

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Resources

    Location:

    Online at http://create4stem.msu.edu/ngss

    Description:

    The CREATE for STEM Institute, along with other state and national partners, is pleased to provide these materials and information to educators, policy-makers and the general public in Michigan to support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.  Please feel free to download, use, and adapt these resources.

  • Spartan Debate Institute Coaches Clinic (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 8 - 13, 2018

    Location:

    MSU Campus in East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    The SDI Coaches Clinic is designed to give coaches a jump start into the year's topic as well as a chance to develop their professional skills with other coaches from around the country. Tailored to the specific group in attendance, the SDI Coaches Clinic provides a new experience for both veteran and novice coaches. Meals and housing will be provided for the duration of the clinic. Financial assistance is available to those who demonstrate need.

  • 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.  

  • 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. 

  • Windows on Asia Teaching Materials

    Location:

    Online at http://www.asia.msu.edu/

    Description:

    The Windows on Asia teaching materials for K-12 teachers interested in bringing Asia into the classroom. It provides brief descriptions on important aspects of Asia in general, as well as more detailed information on each individual country in Asia. It features teaching modules and links to important web resources, many of which also contain teaching modules. Students of all ages may find this a useful starting point for their research on Asia. Windows on Asia features:

    • Country fact sheets
    • Essays on history, culture, geography, and religion
    • Teaching modules
    • Links to Asian newspapers
    • Links to quality Asia-related websites
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