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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 →

EMSP End of Year Celebration

Posted on April 26, 2016

Education majors, STL and Teacher Prep faculty members are invited to celebrate the great things we’ve done this year! We will gather at MB Johnson Park in Moorhead from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, where there will be food and games. Read the rest of this entry →

Last Chance to Register for Tanzania Study Tour

Posted on April 22, 2016

Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime! This is your last chance to register for Culture, Environment, & Human Services in Tanzania, ANTH390/STL390, from May 18-June 14. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Present at MN Brightspace Ignite 2016 Conference

Posted on April 21, 2016

Marci Glessner and Deanne Borgeson, faculty in the School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the MN Brightspace Ignite 2016 conference in Bloomington, Minn., on April 15. The topic of their presentation was “One Stop Advising for Students” and featured a D2L Brightspace advising site they created for students.

MSUM professor and grad host community event for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders

Posted on April 19, 2016

Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, along with MSUM recent graduate Michaela Kolness, Netha Cloeter, Director of Education and Social Engagement, and Catie Miller, Manager of Educational Programming, will be co-leading an inclusive community event at the Plains Art Museum for students with multiple impairments on Tuesday, April 19. This event is a continuation of the work between museum leaders, community volunteers, and Dr. Brandt to develop inclusive experiences for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special education needs. Students from outside of the Fargo-Moorhead region will be attending the event with teachers and volunteers. Dr. Brandt will be speaking on this work at the 2016 International Inclusive Education Conference in Venice, Italy, in June of 2016.

Sue Severson elected to the Executive Committee of MACTE

Posted on April 15, 2016

Dr. Sue Severson, School of Teaching and Learning, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Minnesota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE). MACTE’s mission is to bring together schools, colleges and departments of education to provide leadership in the preparation of highly qualified professional educators. Sue represents one of two MNSCU positions on the board.

Spring Scholarship Gala | Students Directly Impacted by Event Proceeds

Posted on April 14, 2016

By Meghan Feir

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MSUM will once again be hosting an event targeted toward raising money for need-based, merit, academic and athletic student scholarships. Previously known as the Founders Scholarship Gala, the Spring Scholarship Gala is the university’s biggest fundraising event and directly impacts the lives of students across departments.

On a seemingly regular school day, Tomi Thompson got a call from her cousin, MSUM Mass Communications Department Secretary Wendy Olsgard. Deadlines were approaching for scholarship applications and the encouraging cousin knew Thompson was more than qualified.

Fast forward to 2016. With tears in her eyes, the senior, double-majoring in broadcast journalism and integrated advertising and public relations, explained how receiving scholarships made it possible for her to accept an internship with the Minnesota Vikings last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa attended AACTE

Posted on March 24, 2016

Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa, School of Teaching and Learning attended the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 68th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and received a pre-conference training session on validity and reliability of assessment rubrics to evaluate teacher education candidates’ performance. The sessions attended were strategically selected to provide both accreditation coordinators with a clearer understanding about the requirements of the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards.

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