Welcome to #MSUrbanSTEM


The MSU-WIPRO STEM & Leadership Teaching Fellowship program is the culmination of the partnership between global IT giant Wipro, Chicago Public Schools, and Michigan State University's College of Education. Fellows participate in an innovative year-long integrated learning experience to build STEM teachers' capacity and empower them to lead and inspire transformative, innovative practices in urban K-12 schools.

Quickfires Are Lighting Up the New School Year

We love Quickfire Challenges.  They are a staple on the agenda at any #MSUrbanSTEM gathering.  As the school year begins, our fellows are lighting up some Quickfire Challenges of their own.  In classrooms across Chicago, students are participating in challenges such as building index card towers, designing...

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Meet the Featured Fellow…Hallie Askuvich

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Leading Back to School Professional Development

Leadership.  It’s the #MSUrbanSTEM way!  We are happy to see so many of our fellows leading the way in professional development as the 2016/2017 school year kicks off! At a recent Back to School meeting, Les Seitman and Tracy Iammartino presented a short overview of the #MSUrbanSTEM program.  Their...

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Choosing Professional Reads for the Upcoming Fall Semester…

The fall semester is here and we have all chosen our professional reads!  During the summer, our fellows collectively studied Cosmos, by Carl Sagan.  However, the fall book study is a little different!  Our fellows were given choices and encouraged to select a book based on the social and cultural challenges they...

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Cohorts Collide at Googlepalooza!

This year’s Googlepalooza was buzzing with members from Cohort 1, 2 and 3!  Googlepalooza is an annual technology conference offered in partnership by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Google.  Majority of the sessions are offered by teachers within the Chicago Public School system.  Did you know...

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Showcasing Our Amazing Teaching Moments…

Drum roll please…Amazing teacher moments happened this week.  Our fellows were completely engaged in an amazing teaching moment showdown, which was quite magical!  Lessons ranged in grade level and content area.  Modeling global wind patterns using balloons and dissecting hearts-to name a few!  Angela Barrett...

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What Do You “Meme” We Can Teach Creatively?

We’ve seen memes all over the internet, but what about those concentrated on creative teaching strategies?  On Day 4, our fellows read an article written by Punya Mishra and Danah Henriksen titled Learning From Creative Teachers.  The article offers some key approaches for teaching creatively in an age filled...

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A Special Field Trip to MSU

On May 23rd, eighteen students from Dodge Renaissance Academy and Morton School of Excellence headed to Michigan State University for a campus tour!  Rosalind Ali is a member of our first cohort and Kendra Mallory is a member of our second cohort.  The two teamed up to plan a very special field trip designed to...

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Gratitude: Special Thanks for Another Great Year!

Our second cohort has wrapped up and we are now preparing to welcome 50 new members to our third cohort!  Very exciting news in the #MSUrbanSTEM world!  We are very proud of our accomplishments thus far and can’t wait to see what another year brings. With the ending of Cohort 2 and the beginning of Cohort 3,...

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