Dr. Kaitlin Torphy will speak about an emergent phenomenon, social media in education. She will present the notion of a Fifth Estate within the digital age, redefining network influence (Dutton, 2009). Dr. Torphy will review research regarding teachers’ engagement within Pinterest, a prevalent social media platform amongst teachers nationwide. In related work, she will explore how teachers are turning to social media (Pinterest) to connect with instructional resources and one another as they work to support the academic needs of their students and respond to education reforms.
Bio: David Williamson Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Psychology, the Obel Professor of Learning Analytics at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, and a Data Philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. He is the author of How Computer Games Help Children Learn and Quantitative Ethnography.
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Room Big 10 A.
The Student Success Launch will be kicking off our student success efforts this year with over 250 colleagues who attend this event annually. Mark Largent, Designee for Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Genyne Royal, Assistant Dean for Student Success Initiatives and Director of the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative, will introduce our updated MSU student success vision, mission, values and goals for 2018-2019.
Michigan State University and the CREATE for STEM Institute welcome the community to come and participate in Preparing Novices for Ambitious Science Teaching Conference. This NSF-sponsored event will be held on June 4, 2018 in the Kiva of the MSU College of Education. Event is open to the public. Lunch provided. Space is limited, so please register soon using the conference website: https://astp.create4stem.org/
The Society for Freshwater Science, which will have its meeting in Michigan this year, is sponsoring a free workshop in stream ecology on Saturday, May 19 (9:30 am - 4:00 pm) in Plymouth. Formal and non-formal educators, science teachers, environmental educators, watershed groups and families are welcome! Make sure to register by contacting Tara Muenz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.268.2153, ext.301 by May 1.
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Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 West Cloverdale Road, Hast
Join Institute scientists, local groups, and Barry County students in celebrating science. Families will be able to participate in hands-on activities geared towards preschool through 5th grade students. This event will include both indoor and outdoor activities, weather permitting. This event is FREE.
FRIB Auditorium 640 South Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI 48824
We hope you can join us for the STEM Education Alliance Spring Meeting which will highlight the transformation of gateway physics courses and the vision for introductory physics education at MSU. Multiple presenters from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will describe their exciting lecture and laboratory course transformation efforts. The meeting will feature short individual and panel presentations with time for questions and discussion. Like previous STEM Alliance meetings, the goals are to improve communication, start conversations, and facilitate collaborations across campus. See agenda below.