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EPFP Learning Team Sessions

May 4, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

Each of the Michigan EPFP Fellows participates on a learning team that is created around their learning priorities and objectives. The learning teams are comprised of 4-6 members and they attempt to represent the diversity of the program's participants. The learning teams work as cross boundary groups to explore topics of mutual interest. Each learning team is responsible for developing one of the seminar presentations during the program year. The learning teams use multiple presentation formats, resources and learning styles to address the topic or theme selected by the group's members. Participation on a learning team provides enhanced networking opportunities and the development of collaborative skills. 

Session A and B - Thriving Cities, Thriving Schools  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Purpose: This session will explore the relationship between cities and schools. The participants will learn obstacles and pathways to thriving cities and schools and create ideas for policy change. 

 

 

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MSU President’s Education Forums

The MSU President’s Education Forums were established in 1998 and are an outreach strategy to inform policy makers and education leaders about current education policy issues and to open discussion around research and best practice in specific education policy areas.  These annual forums are sponsored by Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and by the College of Education through the Office of K-12 Outreach.  These forums, which are by invitation only, are well attended by state legislators and their staff members, State Board of Education members, Michigan Department of Education staff, leaders of local and intermediate school districts and association representatives.  Each year the forums provide an opportunity for continuing conversations around critical national and state policy issues. Presentations are made by key MSU College of Education faculty and national authorities who address critical policy issues.  The Michigan EPFP's affiliation with the Education Policy Center at MSU and the Office of K-12 Outreach enables the EPFP Fellows to participate in these forums.  While attendance is encouraged, these forums are optional policy experiences for the Michigan EPFP Fellows.  A luncheon is provided and reservations are required.

The specific dates and speakers for the 2013 forums will be listed as they are confirmed.

For more information see President's Education Forums.

 

President's Education Forum

Understanding the Gendered Nature of Achievement:

Cultivating Positive Academic Identities for Black Males

April 30, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

Dorinda Carter Andrews is an associate professor of race, culture and equity in the Department of Teacher Education. She is also a core faculty member in the African American and African Studies Program. Her teaching and research focus on race and equity in education, urban teacher preparation and identity development, black student racial and achievement ideologies.

Dr. Carter Andrews is co-editor of "Contesting the Myth of a Post-Racial Era: The Continued Significance of Race in U.S. Education" (2013) and is a 2014 recipient of the Early Career Contribution Award from the Committee on Scholars of Colorin Education of the American Educational Research Association. Her work has been published in several academic journals, including Harvard Educational Review and Teachers College Record.

 

Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar

MSU President’s Education Forums

The MSU President’s Education Forums were established in 1998 and are an outreach strategy to inform policy makers and education leaders about current education policy issues and to open discussion around research and best practice in specific education policy areas.  These annual forums are sponsored by Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and by the College of Education through the Office of K-12 Outreach.  These forums, which are by invitation only, are well attended by state legislators and their staff members, State Board of Education members, Michigan Department of Education staff, leaders of local and intermediate school districts and association representatives.  Each year the forums provide an opportunity for continuing conversations around critical national and state policy issues. Presentations are made by key MSU College of Education faculty and national authorities who address critical policy issues.  The Michigan EPFP's affiliation with the Education Policy Center at MSU and the Office of K-12 Outreach enables the EPFP Fellows to participate in these forums.  While attendance is encouraged, these forums are optional policy experiences for the Michigan EPFP Fellows.  A luncheon is provided and reservations are required.

The specific dates and speakers for the 2013 forums will be listed as they are confirmed.

For more information see President's Education Forums.

 

President's Education Forum

Engineering Optimal Educational Environments

for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

March 4, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) require very explicit and systematic instruction to reach their full potential. Although researchers have identified methods for accomplishing such outcomes in research settings, these methods have yet to flourish within educational environments. Using recent reviews of the intervention literature by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Dr. Plavnick's experimental research on technological innovations for teaching reading, language, and social interaction, he offers practical suggestions for engineering educational environments in ways that optimize learning for children with ASD.

 

Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar

MSU President’s Education Forums

The MSU President’s Education Forums were established in 1998 and are an outreach strategy to inform policy makers and education leaders about current education policy issues and to open discussion around research and best practice in specific education policy areas.  These annual forums are sponsored by Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and by the College of Education through the Office of K-12 Outreach.  These forums, which are by invitation only, are well attended by state legislators and their staff members, State Board of Education members, Michigan Department of Education staff, leaders of local and intermediate school districts and association representatives.  Each year the forums provide an opportunity for continuing conversations around critical national and state policy issues. Presentations are made by key MSU College of Education faculty and national authorities who address critical policy issues.  The Michigan EPFP's affiliation with the Education Policy Center at MSU and the Office of K-12 Outreach enables the EPFP Fellows to participate in these forums.  While attendance is encouraged, these forums are optional policy experiences for the Michigan EPFP Fellows.  A luncheon is provided and reservations are required.

The specific dates and speakers for the 2013 forums will be listed as they are confirmed.

For more information see President's Education Forums.

 

President's Education Forum

Critical Issues in Education: Orientation for Legislators and Legislative Staff

February 10, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Introductions, Daniel Schultz, Senior Policy and Program Advisor, Office of K-12 Outreach

Welcoming Remarks, Donald Heller, Dean, MSU College of Education

College Access in Michigan: Challenges and
Opportunities, Donald Heller, Dean, MSU College of Education

9:30 a.m. Policies to Enhance Educator Quality, Robert Floden, Co-Director, Education Policy Center @ MSU

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Next Great Challenge: Implementing the Common Core Standards, William Schmidt, Co-Director, Education Policy Center @ MSU

11:30 a.m. Financial Dimensions of K-12 Education, David Arsen, Professor, MSU
Department of Educational Administration

12:30 p.m. Lunch

 

Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar

MSU President’s Education Forums

The MSU President’s Education Forums were established in 1998 and are an outreach strategy to inform policy makers and education leaders about current education policy issues and to open discussion around research and best practice in specific education policy areas.  These annual forums are sponsored by Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and by the College of Education through the Office of K-12 Outreach.  These forums, which are by invitation only, are well attended by state legislators and their staff members, State Board of Education members, Michigan Department of Education staff, leaders of local and intermediate school districts and association representatives.  Each year the forums provide an opportunity for continuing conversations around critical national and state policy issues. Presentations are made by key MSU College of Education faculty and national authorities who address critical policy issues.  The Michigan EPFP's affiliation with the Education Policy Center at MSU and the Office of K-12 Outreach enables the EPFP Fellows to participate in these forums.  While attendance is encouraged, these forums are optional policy experiences for the Michigan EPFP Fellows.  A luncheon is provided and reservations are required.

The specific dates and speakers for the 2013 forums will be listed as they are confirmed.

For more information see President's Education Forums.

 

 

Competition or Teamwork: Teacher Evaluation in the

Broader Context of School Governance

May 20, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

Kenneth Frank is a professor of measurement and quantitative methods. His interests include the study of schools as organizations, how teachers influence one another to affect classroom practices and school decision-making, social networks analysis, and the social context of learning. His publications include new quantitative methods for representing relations among teachers and how those relations affect teachers' orientations to teaching, and ways in which teachers generate social capital from their relationships.

Dr. Frank will discuss teacher evaluation through what he calls the "Magic Johnson Effect." Currently, most teacher evaluation initiatives are driven by the metaphor of the marketplace and the use of value added models. However, evidence suggests that "good" teachers are collaborative and supportive of each other, which strengthens the practice of others.

 

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