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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 2015 forums will be listed as they are confirmed.

For more information see President's Education Forums.

 

 Third Grade Reading: What Really Matters?

October 13, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

Dr. Tanya S. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She is a former kindergarten teacher whose interests focus on curriculum and instruction in language and literacy during the early childhood and elementary years. Her research examines practices that promote oral language, vocabulary and knowledge development for young children growing up in poverty.  

In this presentation, Dr. Wright will discuss why third grade reading has become such a fucos, what research suggests is effective and what is not effective in supporting early reading, current policies in Michigan, and critical issues as we move forward in thinking about supporting all students in their literacy development.

 

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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 2015-16 forums will be listed as they are confirmed.

For more information see President's Education Forums.

 

 Are America's Schools Increasing Inequality?

December 15, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

William H. Schmidt is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and director of the Center for the Study of Curriculum. He serves as co-director of the Education Policy Center and holds faculty appointments in Statistics and Education. Previously he served as National Research Coordinator and Executive Director of the US National Center which oversaw participation of the United States in the IEA sponsored Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).  He has published in numerous journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Educational Statistics, EEPA, and the Journal of Educational Measurement. He has co-authored eight books including Why Schools Matter, Teacher Education Matters, and Inequality for All. His current writing and research concerns issues of academic content in K-12 schooling, assessment theory and the effects of curriculum on academic achievement. He is also concerned with educational policy related to mathematics, science and testing in general.

 

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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 2015-16 forums will be listed as they are confirmed.

For more information see President's Education Forums.

 

 Emerging Issues in Educational Policy

February 10, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Lansing

In this presentation, Dr. Floden will discuss changes in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Formerly, No Child Left Behind and reauthorized as Every Child Succeeds Act) and new regulations for teacher preparation evaluations.

Robert Floden is the new Dean of the College of Education as well as a University Distinguished Professor of Teacher Education, Measurement & Quantitative Methods, Educational Psychology, Educational Policy, and Mathematics Education at Michigan State University.  Dr. Floden received an AB with honors in philosophy from Princeton University and both an MS in statistics and Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Stanford University. He has studies teacher education and other influences on teaching and learning, including work on the cultures of teaching, on teacher development, on the character and effects of teacher education, and on how policy is linked to classroom practice. He is currently working on approaches to the evaluation of teacher preparation programs and on tools for studying classroom processes that help students develop robust mathematical understanding for use in solving contextual algebra problems. In addition, Dr. Floden is member of the National Academy of Education.

 

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EPFP Learning Team Sessions

March 14, 2016
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. This year, several of the EPFP learning teams have been inspired by the State Superintendent's charge to make Michigan a top 10 state in 10 years.

Session A - Top 10 in 10

Purpose: Coming soon

 

Session B - Leading and Learning: Inspirational Leadership, Innovative Practices, and Effective Professional Development

Purpose: Coming soon

 

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EPFP Learning Team Sessions

March 28, 2016
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. This year, several of the EPFP learning teams have been inspired by the State Superintendent's charge to make Michigan a top 10 state in 10 years.

Session A - Charter School Ideology: Oversight and Privatization

Purpose: Coming soon

 

Session B - Poverty, Overcoming Challenges, and School Finance Equity

Purpose: Coming soon

 

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