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
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)

2. KIPP schools opportunities

Recently, the K-12 Unit was contact by a KIPP recruiter, Maggie Mangan. KIPP schools are very distinctive charter schools serving urban areas. They are extremely interested in having our MSU graduates apply to either teach or lead in their schools.
There are two leadership fellowships. The Miles Fellowship is the first part of a two-year pathway to leadership in KIPP schools. Miles Fellows teach in a KIPP school and take leadership from the teacher position. They receive customized professional development, individual coaching, and observations. Miles Fellows prepare to become Fisher Fellows.

The Fisher Fellowship is a one year program that will prepare Fellows to found and lead a new KIPP school in a targeted, high-need community. Fisher Fellows receive intensive summer coursework, residencies at KIPP schools, and individual coaching.
Attached, you will find a brochure about these leadership opportunities in pdf for your ease in distribution. Please pass this information along! These are great jobs for young leaders with get up and go!

As it happens, two of our faculty, Dr. Susan Printy and Dr. Barbara Markle, recently visited KIPP schools in Houston. If you have questions, Dr. Printy would love to share her insight. sprinty@msu.edu

KIPP will host two webinars about these opportunities.

· February 4th:
KIPP Regions and the Power to Lead: learn how school leaders execute their individual vision within a supportive regional structure
· February 10th:
Pathways to KIPP School Leadership: learn about the many paths through which school leaders have come to KIPP
Aside from the pathways described above, there are some immediate leadership positions open in
KIPP Minnesota.

Note: Application Deadline: February 19, 2010
Our final application deadline for this year is quickly approaching – you can encourage your students to begin the online application today at www.kipp.org/lead
For more information, contact the Recruitment officer, Maggie Mangan: mmangan@KIPP.org
KCP Application 09-10.pdf

3. Piled Higher and Deeper at Michigan State
Jorge Cham, Author of PhD Comics
Friday, February 19, 2010
College of Business - N130

Jorge Cham, author of PhD Comics (www.phdcomics.com), is presenting his incredibly popular and entertaining lecture about “life or the lack thereof” in graduate school. It’s happening at 6:00pm in the College of Business’ large auditorium (N130). Afterwards dinner is on us, along with the opportunity to meet Jorge and some of the amazing organizations and resources available to graduate students, professional students, and post-docs at Michigan State. Mark your calendar and we will see you there!
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