Announcements for Jan 23rd

1. 2010 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (MAPEA)
Would you like to:
• Share a course project, poster or research paper in a professional setting?
• Meet other graduate students and discuss research issues?
• Meet faculty in an informal setting to discuss methodological issues?
• Begin the process of becoming an engaged scholar by taking first steps in presenting your work?

Join your colleagues

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
12:30p.m. to 4:20p.m.
at Central Michigan
University
New Building of Education
Mount Pleasant, Michigan


Tentative Program schedule:
12:30 Welcome: Mike Flanagan
1:30 1st Research Session
2:30 2nd Research Session
3:30 Panel “Publishing Your Work”
(the Poster session will be part of one of the Research sessions)

You can participate in several ways:Present a paper or research project
  • Just added Present at a poster session
  • Sign up for a guidance session with faculty and graduates to discuss challenges in your work
  • Attend State of Michigan Superintendent Mike Flanagan’s keynote speech
  • Meet and network with Michigan Educational Leadership faculty and students from different institutions

Papers can be course projects or recent research. Presentations are 10 minutes with 5minutes for questions and discussion.
It’s easy to submit your abstract electronically using the PDF form. Discussion groups offer an opportunity to
meet with faculty and other students to discuss methodological problems, issues in educational research, or receive advice about
challenges in your program? Use the application form below to sign up for a discussion group. Let us know what you are
interested in discussing and we will organize a group around what you need. You do not have to present to join a group.
You are welcome to attend or participate in any of the sessions for the day.

Registration is easy.
Download the form and email to Tom Deluca delucath@msu.edu
Submission deadline: Monday, February 1, 2010
more info: www.mapea.org.


2 . FREE Workshop for Doctoral Students!


Navigating the PhD Workshop Series

These two interactive writing workshops, given at least once a semester, are designed to help you develop an individualized plan for graduate writing, especially comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. Potential participants are asked to consider attending both workshops but may choose to attend only one. Lunch will be provided at noon. Each workshop will be limited to 25 doctoral students.

9:00 AM - Noon Navigating the PhD: Managing Time and Academic Relationships
In this 3-hour workshop, plans for time management and working with others will be the main focus. Participants will create academic timelines for their PhD work at MSU and discuss technologies and habits that can help them stay on task. Participants will also discuss how to manage the stress that often pervades the life of PhD students and share strategies for overcoming writer's block and procrastination. Additionally, discussion about selecting and working with committees will provide a space for sharing about and learning how to communicate with faculty members about participants' research and writing.

1 PM - 4 PM Navigating the PhD: Writing Processes & Strategies for Academic Writing
In this 3-hour workshop, the focus will be on writing processes and practices. The PhD programs at MSU require written comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. In the workshop, participants will explore and share their current writing practices and be given practical writing and revision strategies. The latter half of the workshop will focus on genre analysis of excerpts from comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations to open a conversation not only about what the writing says but what the writing does. The analysis of texts will help participants to learn the important questions to ask about any type of writing they are asked to do and to make participants become more aware of the forms they are being asked to write in.

Choose the Date that works best for you:
Saturday, February 6, 2010 or Friday, April 23, 2010

Workshop Leaders: The Writing Center Staff
For questions about content, please contact facilitator Marilee Brooks at brook127@msu.edu .

To register: contact The Graduate School at gradwrsp@msu.edu. Please include your name, department, e-mail address, the name of the workshop (include AM or PM), and if you will be attending the pizza lunch.

3. Effective, Powerful, and Healthy Public Speaking and Presenting


Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Room 6, Student Services Building

Graduate students are expected to communicate their knowledge, abilities, and skills to a variety of audiences, but how effective and impactful are they when speaking in public? Public speaking is a performance and the success of this performance is grounded on healthy speaking, clarity of expression, and connection with the audience. In this workshop, graduate students will learn how to prepare for public speaking engagements, tips for conquering performance anxiety, and about speaking to mixed-language audiences.

Presenter: Terrence Walsh, MSW, Office of Academic and Cultural Transitions

Registration is required. To register send an email to: **__gradwrsp@msu.edu__**. Please include your name, department, e-mail address, name of the workshop, and date of the workshop.

This workshop is limited to 60 participants on a first come, first served basis.


4. Doctoral Support Groups
NOTE: There are TWO different Doctoral Support Group offerings…Tuesdays (Doctoral Support Group 1) and Wednesdays (Doctoral Support Group 2)!


Doctoral Support Group 1
Spring 2010


Time: Tuesday’s , from 12:00 noon to – 1:00 pm
Where: The Graduate School, 113 Linton Hall
Dates: (9 Sessions) February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 16, 23, 30, and April 6

Facilitator:
Dr. John Lee
MSU Counseling Center
JohnL@cc.msu.edu
(517) 355-8270

This group is to support graduate students who are currently working on their doctoral degrees. A process of sharing, goal-setting, and mutual accountability is used to assist students in the completion of their doctoral degrees. Students are expected to attend ALL support group meetings.
  • Group is limited to the first 15 students who register.
All Support Groups are confidential.

A light lunch will be provided (pizza and beverage).

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please send an e-mail to gradwrsp@msu.edu with the following 4 pieces of information: your name, department, e-mail address, and name of workshop (Spring 2010 Doctoral Support Group 1).

Doctoral Support Group 2
Spring 2010

Time: Wednesday’s from 12:00 noon to – 1:00 pm
Where: The Graduate School, 113 Linton Hall
Dates: (6 sessions) February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 17, 24
Facilitator:


Aislinn Sapp
Aislinns@cc.msu.edu
MSU Counseling Center
(517) 355-8270


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please send an e-mail to gradwrsp@msu.edu with the following 4 pieces of information: your name, department, e-mail address, and name of workshop (Spring 2010 Doctoral Support Group 2).

5. Stanford University seeks a social scientist to work on a survey research project entitled “Understanding Public Opinion About Education.”


The project will bring together Stanford’s leading experts on education policy and public opinion surveys, and education reporters and editors from the news media to collaborate on innovative surveys about education issues. The project is being developed with the cooperation of The Associated Press, the world’s largest independent news organization with a daily audience of almost half the world’s population. The project will include rarely done surveys of Hispanics and young people and tackle issues that few public opinion surveys have tackled before.
More information about the position, including position duties and Required Qualifications, is available t: http://jobs.stanford.edu/index.html, click on “Job Search” on the left side. Search for 36901 by typing that number into the “Keyword Search” box. Click on “Academic Research and Program Officer.” Go to the bottom of the page and click “Apply.”

6. Achieving quality universal education in India: The role of the Azim Premji Foundation


Dr. Radha Ganesan
Azim Premji Foundation

1:00 – 2:30 PM, January 27, 2010
Room 133 F, Erickson Hall

In this presentation, Dr. Ganesan will provide a brief overview of the Indian educational context, and the challenges it faces. She will also touch upon the evolution of India’s public education system to highlight the slow nature of changes that come with a democratic set-up as well as the priority placed by the political class on the importance of education. She will follow this by a description of the Azim Premji Foundation (APF), its vision, missions, programs, work culture and operational strategies. This will position APF’s efforts in the larger context of dealing with a culturally and linguistically diverse setting as in India and highlight the major initiatives that Foundation has undertaken thus far.

About Azim Premji Foundation: The Azim Premji Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a vision to “significantly contribute to achieve quality universal education that facilitates a just, equitable and humane society.” Operational since 2001, the APF employs over 200 professionals and 1000 paid volunteers in realizing this vision for elementary education in India. APF is currently engaged with over 2.5 million children, in 20,000 schools in partnership with 13 Indian States. The work of the foundation has been characterized by a strong emphasis on systemic reform of Indian education at all levels. For more information visit the APF website at www.azimpremjifoundation.org

Dr. Radha Ganesan leads the Educational Technology & Design team at the APF. She has been working in the international development sector in the South Asia region for the last five years focusing on technology integration, instructional design, curriculum design and training (formal and informal programs) for both school-age children and young adults from disadvantaged communities. She has a Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in Educational Program Evaluation from Syracuse University.

7.Explorations in Instructional Technology ( see Tech talks for details)
sponsored by MSU Libraries, Computing, and Technology, and the MSU College of Natural Science
January 29 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 105 Natural Science Building.
Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Byron Brown (brownb@msu.edu).

John McDaniel, MSU Health Information Technology, "Synchronous Lecture Broadcasting: Lessons Learned."


8. Just for fun: "The Ten Pound Fiddle is probably best described as an organization of volunteers that has presented concerts and dances in a variety of places since our inception in 1975." The Ten Pound Fiddle now offers student tickets for five dollars ( including graduate students). This season is the 35th anniversary of this Lansing institution, so the next few months offer special insight into the folk music scene of East Lansing.
http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org/
9.Explorations in Instructional Technology
sponsored by
MSU Libraries, Computing, and Technology,
and the MSU College of Natural Science

9. Tech talks

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions meet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 105 Natural Science Building. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Byron Brown (brownb@msu.edu).

January 29 John McDaniel, MSU Health Information Technology, "Synchronous Lecture Broadcasting: Lessons Learned."
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