MiSU: Online Training for Michigan Teachers Offered

November 17, 2013

MiSU OFFERS ONLINE TRAINING FOR MICHIGAN TEACHERS – The Minot State University Department of Special Education has entered a new partnership with the Michigan DoE to provide graduate-level training to teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. This collaboration is the result of recent program closures in Michigan.

MSU, along with eight other higher education institutions from across the country, will deliver an online program that will permit certified teachers to obtain an additional endorsement on their Michigan teaching certificate in deaf /hard-of-hearing education.

MISU PROFESSOR AND STUDENTS SHARE RESEARCH AT URMS8 MEETING – Mikhail Bobylev, chemistry professor, and Minot State University students attended an annual regional Undergraduate Research in Molecular Sciences meeting Oct. 5-6 at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. They presented five original research posters, and six abstracts were published.

Kowan O’Keefe gave an oral research presentation for which he won an American Chemical Society Travel Award. The award will support his trip to the ACS National Meeting in Dallas in March 2014. Three students, Mikayla Fick, O’Keefe and Sam Olson, received a year of free ACS membership. ACS is the largest U.S. scientific society and its national meetings gather on average 20,000 members.

MSU STEM GRANT TO ASSIST N.D. TEACHERS – Minot State University has been awarded $531,000 per year for two years for its project, “Learning STEMs from Experience.” This grant is part of a Title II, Part B, Math and Science Partnership Grant from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

MSU will provide professional development to K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) teachers throughout North Dakota, including numerous partner districts. Over the grant’s two-year period, the project will offer 35 graduate courses for K-12 STEM teachers (20 per year), including 19 mathematics courses, 10 science courses and six STEM courses.