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Layna Cole and Erin Gillett, STL, presented at Minnesota Rural Education Association annual conference

Posted on November 20, 2015

Drs. Layna Cole and Erin Gillett, School of Teaching and Learning, along with June Reineke, Director of the Winona State University Children’s Center, gave a presentation at the Minnesota Rural Education Association annual conference. Their session, titled “Minnesota’s Early Childhood Landscape: Lessons and Opportunities,” explored the challenges and opportunities in creating alignment among various state agencies involved in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Calling all education majors

Posted on November 17, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity:
Who: Education Minnesota Student Program
When: Tuesday November 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ellen Hopkins Elementary School
What: Helping teachers out in their classroom with organizing, prepping, etc.
Snacks will be provided
Contact for transportation; vans will leave Lommen at 6:45 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.

School of Teaching and Learning faculty presented at conference in Arizona

Posted on November 13, 2015

Keri DeSutter, Shirley Johnson, and Deanne Borgeson, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Teacher Education Division Conference in Tempe, Arizona. They presented a poster titled “The Development of Field Experiences within an Integrated Special Education and Regular Education Licensure Program.” They also provided an oral presentation titled “Getting It Done Online: Meeting the Demands for Licensed Special Education Teachers.”

Sue Severson presented at Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Fall Conference

Posted on November 12, 2015

Sue Severson, School of Teaching and Learning presented at the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Fall Conference. The presentation summarized the process utilized in MSUM’s recent teacher education accreditation study along with plans for transitioning to CAEP standards. The session titled “Teacher Education Assessment: How We Told Our Story—How We Plan to Tell Our Next Story” was developed in collaboration with Ximena Suarez-Sousa.

Abigail Bremer, STL, presented interactive webinar

Posted on November 09, 2015

Abigail Bremer, School of Teaching and Learning, presented an interactive webinar entitled “Embedding Literacy into the Social Studies Curriculum” through the Social Studies Methods Instructor Network facilitated by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction #26 for affordability

Posted on October 07, 2015

Ranked by Top Education Degrees website 

Top Education Degrees website has ranked MSUM’s Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction #26 for affordability out of 146 schools offering advanced degrees in curriculum and instruction. Top Education Degrees website provides high-quality, well-researched education and career resources for individuals in the education field.

The website ranked the 50 most affordable online masters in curriculum and instruction degree programs based on information collected from National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator. The majority of the programs making the grade are designed for working teachers, or those with at least some level of classroom teaching experience, and all deliver online or distance learning programs.

“MSUM’s online course delivery is a little different from other institutions; it is very interactive, relationship focused and personal,” said Michael Coquyt, program coordinator of the Curriculum and Instruction program. “Online delivery provides an opportunity for our graduate students, mostly working teachers, to collaborate across the state, region and country with other educators to learn about current trends and issues in education with the flexible scheduling needed to meet work and personal demands while attending graduate school to advance their career.” Read the rest of this entry →

Sheila K. Marquardt and Kelsy Jenkins facilitated interactive workshop

Posted on October 06, 2015

Sheila K. Marquardt, School of Teaching and Learning, along with a local teacher, Kelsy Jenkins, facilitated an interactive workshop entitled, “Creating With: New Possibilities in the Future of Pre-Service Teacher Field Experiences” at the National Association of Multicultural Education.  They also conducted a symposium session entitled, “The Individual Within Community: A Teacher Ed/Alternative Student Collaboration” about the partnership projects between MSUM and the Red River Area Learning Center.

Gates presented at National Black Families conference

Posted on October 05, 2015

Claudia Gates, School of Teaching and Learning, shared the content of a presentation titled “Familiar Unfamiliar: Teaching Students of Color to Use Familiar Organizers to Navigate Unfamiliar Information” at the 2015 National Black Families, Black Relationships, and Black Sexuality Conference in Philadelphia.

Gates discussed how The Critical Race Theory influences the educational process and inequalities that black children experience in the school systems. In addition, she demonstrated how children can use expository texts to learn new concepts and succeed in a collegiate classroom.

Tack presented his research on creating community at Minnesota conference

Posted on October 05, 2015

David Tack, School of Teaching and Learning, was the keynote speaker and led two breakout sessions last Friday at the Southwest Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs conference. The sessions focused on Tack’s research on creating community within learning environments, and was attended by over 60 teachers and administrators.

NSF Noyce grant celebration this evening

Posted on September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015
 | 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Langseth Hall Atrium 

Come celebrate Minnesota State University Moorhead’s recently awarded National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship grant of nearly $1.2 million for the project, “Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient in Outstate Minnesota.”

We will celebrate with words, food and cool science demos the new five-year award as well as the successful conclusion of the $262,000 NSF Noyce Capacity Building grant, which led to the development of an MSUM Learning Assistant Program and a summer internship program with our public school partners. Read the rest of this entry →

Ximena Suarez-Sousa and Sue Severson attended CAEPCon

Posted on September 24, 2015

Ximena Suarez-Sousa and Sue Severson attended CAEPCon a conference sponsored by the Council for the Accredication of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in partnership with the American Association of College for Teacher Education (AACTE) September 15-19th in Washington, DC. The focus of the conference was “Continuous Improvement Mindset”. While at the conference, an individual consultation meeting was arranged with a CAEP representative to address questions specific to ongoing teacher education accreditation/self-study assessment processes at MSUM.

Dr. Camille Brandt presented paper at IASE 14th Biennial Conference in Poland

Posted on July 07, 2015

Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, attended and presented a paper at the IASE 14th Biennial Conference on Inclusive Education in Wroclaw, Poland, June 21- 25, 2015. Dr Brandt’s work addressed the creation of pathways towards more inclusive communities. While attending the conference, Dr. Brandt was able to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camps with peers from universities around the world. The conference proceedings and community extensions were powerful.

Drs. Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa, STL, selected as CAEP site visitors

Posted on June 11, 2015

Drs. Sue Severson and Ximena Suarez-Sousa in the School of Teaching and Learning have been selected as CAEP (Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation) site visitors. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM archaeologist retires after 40 years in the trenches

Posted on May 18, 2015

INFORUM, By Tu-Uyen Tran

MOORHEAD—When Mike Michlovic arrived at Minnesota State University Moorhead to start a field anthropology program, he said he was told to not bother digging in the Red River Valley because there’s nothing here.

MikeMForty years and a dozen archaeological sites later, he and his students have discovered much about the life of the ancient American Indians who lived here thousands of years ago.

As Michlovic tells it, that was all by necessity. Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate the career of Dr. Steve Grineski May 5

Posted on May 05, 2015

Please join us in celebrating the MSUM career of Dr. Steve Grineski, School of Teaching and Learning. An open house will be held in his honor on Tuesday, May 5th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Lommen Hall, room #104. Refreshments will be served and there will be a short program at 4 p.m.

Common Core panel discussion tonight

Posted on April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium

“Finding Balance: Common Core and Local Control” will be the topic of a panel discussion Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium. Read the rest of this entry →

John Benson, STL, presented a paper at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers

Posted on April 29, 2015

John Benson, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper entitled, “The Mission Field: An Idealized Landscape and Its Impact on Two Generations of a Missionary Community” at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers held in Chicago on April 21st. Read the rest of this entry →

Ximena Suarez-Sousa, STL, presented at American Educational Research Association meeting

Posted on April 27, 2015

Ximena Suarez-Sousa, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association that took place in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Boyd Bradbury earns QM Certification for two courses

Posted on April 15, 2015

Boyd Bradbury, School of Teaching & Learning, recently earned Quality Matters™ Certification for two online courses: ED 631 – School Law and Organizational Structure and ED 630 – Leadership, Planning, and Organizational Behavior in Education. QM Reviews are a rigorous peer review process. He has been recognized for this achievement at both the state and national level. Congratulations to Boyd on this achievement!

Inclusion through art: Service learning project connects autistic children, families with the arts

Posted on April 13, 2015

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