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