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Dr. Coquyt, Dr. Swaggert, Dr. Bradbury and Dr. Karch Present at Minnesota Rural Education Association Conference

Posted on November 22, 2016

Dr. Mike Coquyt and Dr. Julie Swaggert presented on, “Teacher Leadership: Maximize Your Human Capital” (Different Complimentary Roles and Distributive Leadership). Dr. Boyd Bradbury and Dr. Lisa Karch presented with Jeremy Kovash, Executive Director at Lakes Country Cooperative and Bruce Jensen, Executive Director at Northwest Cooperative on “Online 18 – Preserving Concurrent Enrollment.”

Over 350 people from rural school districts across the state of Minnesota were in attendance at the 2016 Annual Conference, Making Teaching Matter.

Principal Panel

Posted on November 17, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Lommen 203

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Lommen 203 join us as local principals and teachers share their experiences to help gain a better insight on various education topics including the hiring process, working, with families, classroom expectations and more. Bring your questions, a friend, and your appetite!

See the Facebook event for more information.

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Present at Conference

Posted on November 16, 2016

Deanne Borgeson, Keri DeSutter, Marci Glessner, and Shirley Johnson, School of Teaching and Learning, recently attended and presented at the Teacher Education Division Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children held in Lexington, Ky. In total faculty presented four presentations:

  1. Improving Teacher Preparation for Inclusive Education: Standards Matter (Keri DeSutter)
  2. Putting the Teaching Back into Online Teaching (Keri DeSutter and Shirley Johnson)
  3. Active Integration of Standards and Professional Organizations into Coursework (Marci Glessner, Deanne Borgeson, and Keri DeSutter)
  4. Developing a One-Stop Advising Site with Your Online Learning Management System (Marci Glessner and Deanne Borgeson)

Dr. Bradbury’s Manuscript Accepted for Publication in International Journal

Posted on November 16, 2016

Dr. Boyd Bradbury’s manuscript, The Impact of Pedagogical Dissonance and Associated Resilience within a Foreign Sociocultural Context of Teaching Abroad, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Information and Education Technology (IJIET, ISSN: 2010-3689, DOI: 10.18178/IJIET), which will be indexed by: EI (INSPEC, IET), Cabell’s Directories, DOAJ, Electronic Journals Library, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Sheila Marquardt Presents at National Association of Multicultural Education

Posted on November 15, 2016

Dr. Sheila Marquardt, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the National Association of Multicultural Education held in Cleveland, Ohio. The presentation, “Shh! Just shut up and teach: Moving teacher voice from the margins to the educational center,” engaged the question: How do we help new teachers understand their work is not just in the classroom, but it is a commitment to advocate for the field as a whole? The presentation engaged under-graduate students, teacher educators and practicing teachers.

MSUM New Hires

Posted on November 04, 2016

Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!

October 10, 2016

  • Anthony Quinn – College Laboratory Services Specialist, Chemistry Department

October 17, 2016

  • Leslie Pladson – Adjunct, Health and Physical Education Department
  • Nate Hendrickson – Adjunct, Health and Physical Education Department
  • Sharon Nelson – Adjunct, School of Teaching and Learning
  • John Tufte – Adjunct, Educational Leadership

October 24, 2016

  • Sylvette Lopez-Ruth – Admissions Representative, Admissions

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Present at National Conference on Co-Teaching

Posted on October 31, 2016

Marilyn Labrensz, Shirley Johnson, and Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning, presented at the National Conference on Co-Teaching in Minneapolis, Minn. Their session was titled Creative Co-Teaching: Broadening the Practice in Pre-K through Higher Education.

Dominican Republic Study Abroad Information Meeting

Posted on October 31, 2016

Monday, Oct. 31 | 12 p.m. | Lommen 91

Travel with us on a study abroad to the Dominican Republic from May 15-27, 2017. Be immersed into a unique, culture and participate in a service learning project called, “Empowering the Children in the Dominican Republic.”

We will have an information meeting on Monday, Oct. 31 at 12 p.m. in Lommen 91.

If you can not attend the meeting, please contact Dr. Mary Dosch ( or Dr. David Paul ( for more information.

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 →

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