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Harvest Party Oct. 18

Posted on October 10, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 7 p.m. | Harwood, N.D.

Join the Education Minnesota Student Program for the second annual Harvest Party. It will be a fun night with other education majors for the autumn social event. Transportation will be provided from the Lommen parking lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. A van will leave every 20 minutes

Harvest Party

Posted on October 05, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 7 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

Elementary, College Students Teach Each Other

Posted on September 28, 2016

Education majors from Minnesota State University Moorhead are learning to be teachers, and the elementary students are learning their science and social studies curriculum concepts in a fun and interactive way as part of the cooperative learning exchange happening at McKinley Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 27.  Read the rest of this entry →

Student Council for Exceptional Children Meeting Sept. 7

Posted on September 07, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 7 | 6 p.m. | Lommen 91 Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Coquyt Publishes ‘The Leader Within: Understanding and Empowering Teacher Leaders’

Posted on August 24, 2016

Dr. Mike Coquyt, Educational Leadership Graduate Program, STL, co-authored a book, “The Leader Within: Understanding and Empowering Teacher Leaders,” along with Dr. Brian Creasman. Creasman is an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Portland, Ore.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Gillett Published in SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

Posted on August 18, 2016

Dr. Erin Gillett, professor, School of Teaching and Learning, had an entry published in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education. The piece, “Early Literacy Development,” describes the relationship between children’s language development their burgeoning literacy development. It also identifies several experiences parents, caregivers and teachers can provide to promote early literacy development in children from birth to age five.

Benson Travels to Norway, Interviewed for Vart Land

Posted on August 11, 2016

John Benson, School of Teaching and Learning, traveled to Norway in June. While there, he was stayed with and was interviewed by a Norwegian high school classmate, Asle Jossang,who wrote a column about the ideas from Benson’s book, “MISSIONARY FAMILIES FIND A SENSE OF PLACE AND IDENTITY.” The column was in the July 19 edition of the Norwegian daily, Vart Land.

Drs. Severson, Suárez-Sousa Attend CAEP Site Visitor Training

Posted on July 27, 2016

Drs. Sue Severson and Ximena Suárez-Sousa, School of Teaching and Learning, attended the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)’s Site Visitor Training in Hunstville, Ala., July 23-26, 2016.

This event is part of intensive training CAEP initiated this summer and that includes a series of webinars, in-person sessions, as well as examinations. As CAEP Site Visitors, Severson and Suárez-Sousa will have a supportive role in enhancing teacher education programs’ ability to prepare highly effective P-12 educators.

KARE 11 News Anchor Reunites with Kindergarten Teacher, Lorly Schik

Posted on July 01, 2016

Retired elementary teacher and MSUM alumna, Lorly (Dolores) Schik ’64, met up with one of her kindergarten students 30 years after she had him in class.

This is only one example of so many touching stories that illustrate how each one of us has the power to impact others’ lives.

Watch KARE 11’s video of their reunion here!

GIVV Up, Help Others

Posted on July 01, 2016

Startup Weekend team develops tool for nonprofits

By Danielle Rebel

What would you be willing to give up in order to help others?

That’s the question the winning team at Fargo’s Startup Weekend asked and answered. In just a few short days, the team turned a question into a functioning, reliable nonprofit fundraising platform: GIVV App.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Severson Attends Washington Week

Posted on June 16, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching & Learning, attended Washington Week sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, June 5-8. Washington Week consists of two days of a State Leaders Institute followed by Day on the Hill. As a component of Day on the Hill activities, the MN delegation met with all 10 of the MN congressional offices to showcase MN teacher education programs and advocate for relevant legislation or funding.

Faculty, Students Return from Study Abroad Trip to Peru

Posted on June 10, 2016

Five faculty — Mary Dosch, Janelle Miedema, David Paul, Vicki Riedinger, and Lisa Stewart — just returned from a leading a two week study abroad in Peru with 23 students.

For the second year in a row, the group was a cross disciplinary service-oriented group consisting of undergraduate and graduate students from education, psychology, speech language hearing sciences, counseling and social work. Read the rest of this entry →

ED 310 Students Complete Extended Practicum with New Americans from Bhutan

Posted on June 10, 2016

Dr. David Tack’s ED 310 students completed an extended practicum with new Americans from Bhutan. This project was done in coordination with MSUM alumni Jackie Mracek and Aayushi Rimal Devkota at Lutheran Social Services.  Read the rest of this entry →

Interest in Child Development Led This Year’s Probstfield Teacher of the Year to Education

Posted on June 01, 2016

Liz Fritel’s experience growing up with younger twin siblings led to her interest in early childhood education.

“It was interesting how two children the same age from the same family were completely different. That is when I knew I wanted to learn more about how children grow and learn,” said Fritel, a kindergarten teacher at Probstfield Elementary and this year’s Probstfield Teacher of the Year.  Read the rest of this entry →

Robert Asp Teacher of the Year Builds Relationships with Students

Posted on May 31, 2016

Becoming a teacher seemed the natural path for (MSUM alumna) Becky Anderson, since she loved working with kids and loved English.

“Elementary education was the road I took, and I’ve had more joy, love, laughter, sadness, frustration and sleepless nights than I could have ever imagined,” said Anderson, a third-grade teacher at Robert Asp Elementary School and this year’s Robert Asp Teacher of the Year.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Severson Earns QM Certification for Course

Posted on May 27, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters Certification for her online course: SPED 620 – Perspectives and Policies in Special Education.

QM Reviews are a rigorous peer review process. She will be recognized for this success at both the state and national level. Congratulations to Sue on this achievement!

Severson Completes Quality Matters Courses

Posted on May 12, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching and Learning has completed two Quality Matters Courses. Quality Matters is a non-profit organization dedicated to quality assurance in online education. The two courses completed were Applying the QM Rubrics and Improving Your Online Course.

Brandt Appointed to M State Children’s Health Behavioral Program Advisory Board

Posted on May 06, 2016

Dr. Camille Brandt has been appointed to the Advisory Board at Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s Children’s Health Behavioral Program.  Read the rest of this entry →

DeSutter, LeMire Manuscript Accepted for Publication in Rural Special Education Quarterly

Posted on May 05, 2016

Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning, and Dr. Steve LeMire (Educational Foundations and Research, University of North Dakota) had a manuscript accepted for publication in Rural Special Education Quarterly. The article is titled “Exploring the Special Education versus Regular Education Decisions of Future Teachers in the Rural Midwest.” The article will be published in the fall issue of the journal.

Two Mathematics Faculty, Six Math Education Majors Take Part in State Math Conference

Posted on May 04, 2016

Monica Maus, Aaron Moser, Joanna Rogness, Kain Schow, and Professor Tim Harms presented a session titled: “What we did to Engage Students in Mathematics” at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Conference in Duluth April 28-30. Read the rest of this entry →

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