1. KIPP Schools

The KIPP School Leadership Program is accepting applications for the Fisher and Miles Family Fellowships, the world-class Fellowships to found and lead a new KIPP School. Read more at www.kipp.org/lead
Join an online workshop!
To learn more about KIPP and the KIPP School Leadership Program, register for one or more of our online workshops. The next workshop on October 28th will focus on diversity and inclusion at KIPP, with guest speaker Dwight Ho-Sang, School Leader at KIPP DIAMOND Academy in Memphis.
Read more and register on our website.
2. Effective Classroom Assessment

Monday, November 1st, 2010
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
International Center Room 115

Measuring student achievement is like any scientific measurement - it depends in part on the equality of the instrument used. Effective Assessment also depends on a host of other factors: Are we testing what we teach? Do our exams promote deep learning? Are we confusing our students unnecessarily? Can we accurately grade the examinations we’ve created? Dr. Tammy Long, an expert on collaborative learning and effective assessment will guide participants through a workshop experience designed to help you better understand evaluation, testing, and assessment. This workshop fulfills the MSU CCTP competency: Assessment of Learning.

Registration is REQUIRED. To register, send an email to: gradwrsp@msu.edu and include your name, department, email address, and the name of the workshop (Effective Classroom Assessment).

3. International Breakfast
Don’t have time or chance to chat with friends, classmates, and faculty members in our college? Come to the monthly International Breakfast!!! You will enjoy beautiful conversations while enjoying your breakfast!

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Friday, October 29, 2010
Location: Graduate Student Lounge – First floor

Sponsored by: Office of International Studies in Education

While these breakfasts are part of our special support for international students, anyone in the College of Education who would like to get to know these students better is welcome!

4.Call for Proposals: EAD Doctoral Research Small Grants

Deadline: 5pm Friday November 5, 2010

Eligibility: A one-time award for advanced doctoral students in EAD (K-12 or HALE), no restrictions on full- or part-time employment or assistantship time. To be considered, student must have an up-to-date (spring 2010) Annual Evaluation of PhD Student form on file in EAD by Nov 15, 2010. See your advisor and http://www.educ.msu.edu/ead/forms/forms.asp.

Eligible Expenses: This funding comes from the College of Education Dean’s Office with the following stipulations:

These new funds must be spent on research expenses (see the following suggested list of appropriate expenses). The minimum award is $1000 and the maximum award is $4000. Remember, these funds are for hard costs, not to free up time; they can go to pay for other labor costs, however (like data entry). So these funds would not go to students in the final stages of writing, but to those who are conceiving of and building these projects, to encourage them to consider more ambitious, independent dissertations or pilot studies.

EAD students are strongly advised to consult their advisors about reasonable budget requests. When budgeting, students should use reasonable estimates and provide some evidence to support them (e.g., a statement that you have looked up airfares and the one you are providing is the least expensive).

Award Amounts and Disbursement: $1000-4000, to be disbursed in late November, 2010

Application Process: Submit electronically, as a single PDF, the following:
1. Application form (see attached)
2. Brief description of project, no more than 2 pages single-spaced including Purpose, Research Questions, Rationale or Significance, Data Collection and Analysis Plan
3. A one paragraph summary of your project’s needs
4. Detailed budget
5. Any other sources of funding that you receive or have received from MSU (e.g., fellowships, assistantships, travel grants, Graduate School, COGS grants). Please indicate year and amount.
6. Any other sources of funding that you have or have applied for to support this project (include research grants, College of Education, Graduate School, MSU, and any other internal or external sources). If you have applied, indicate whether or not you got funded and the amount (if the application is pending, please indicate so).

Name the pdf file “lastnamePhDResearch.pdf” and send to Dr. Melinda Mangin (mmangin@msu.edu).

In addition, please have your advisor email directly to K-12 EAD faculty Melinda Mangin (mmangin@msu.edu) a short message verifying that you are in good academic standing, that the project is in support of your PhD program, and that you have an up-to-date (spring 2010) Annual Evaluation of PhD Student form on file with the department.
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