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.

Middle School Students Investigate Local Environmental Issues

Chrissy Garcia is inspiring her middle school students to stand up. Investigate. Inquire. And make a difference. A sense of activism and global responsibility are being instilled in her students. How? Well, they are starting within their own community of South Deering, located on Chicago’s far southeast side. The...

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Meet the Featured Fellow…Ashley Keine

Meet our Featured Fellow! Ashley deserves to be recognized for all of her hard work and dedication. She is bringing STEM to life by providing amazing opportunities for her second grade students. In a recent interview with Ashley, her energy and passion for education was so infectious!  Read more below or visit her...

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Agents of Change

What happens when the third largest urban school district in the country teams up with the number one ranked college of education in the country? A lot apparently. The goals of the partnership are ambitious.  It is no less than creating powerful agents of change who can transform K12 education as we know it. The...

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Walking in a Spartan Wonder-Land!

The MSU campus was recently all abuzz as the 25 fellows rolled into Spartan Territory!  As Punya Mishra tweeted, it was a “wonder-ful” gathering (a day full of wonder!) The fellows arrived Friday evening. They began their instructional day early Saturday morning at Erickson Hall.  The team celebrated...

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Human Error or Just Bad Design? An interview with Author Don Norman by Manuel Acevedo

Recently, Manuel Acevedo landed an interview with author Don Norman who wrote The Design Of Everyday Things.  The interview led to new knowledge, lots of wonderings, design theories, and clever advice.  Manuel is a Chicago Public School teacher that recently launched his own problematic task within his classroom...

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Who are we?

WE are a team of educators who want to make a difference in 21st century teaching and learning! Michigan State has teamed up with Wipro Ltd. to offer a teaching fellowship program centered around a STEM approach to teaching and learning.  This program is designed with an emphasis on Math and Science instruction...

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And the Oppenheimer Grant goes to…

And the Oppenheimer Grant goes to…our very own Joanna Doyle! The Oppenheimer Grant is a teacher incentive grant awarded to fund project based learning in the classroom.  Joanna Doyle knew this grant could provide opportunities for her students to “tinker.”  Joanna Doyle teaches at Edison Gifted School in...

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Applications now open

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 cohort. We are excited to announce that we are expanding from 25 to 50 participants.  Are you interested in making a difference in 21st century teaching and learning?  Apply now and join the team! Before applying, please review the application requirements below:...

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MAET Words: 123 creators – 1 cool video

This summer over 120 educators met in three different locations both here in the US and overseas, as a part of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program hybrid classes. The video below, visualizing a quote by Steve Jobs, was created by all of us – one word at a time! The students and instructors...

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