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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.

Meet the Featured Fellow…Joselyn Galvez

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Meet the Featured Fellow…Elena Concepcion

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Kasia Derza Honored as Apple’s Distinguished Educator Award

We are once again so proud of one our 2016/2016 #MSUrbanSTEM fellows! Mariano Azuela Elementary School STEM teacher, Mrs. Kasia Derza,  was recently recognized as a 2017 Apple Distinguished Educator.  The program (ADE)  is designed to recognize educators who are using Apple technologies to revolutionize classroom...

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Meet the Featured Fellow…Gerard Kovach

Meet Gerard Kovach, this week’s #MSUrbanSTEM Featured Fellow! Image not loading? Click here.

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Michael Kosko is Launching Something New!

Something incredible is about to launch!  Michael Kosko has been working on a side project titled One STEM Chicago.  The project is thoughtfully designed with a series of common activities aimed to connect educators all across Chicago Public Schools.  The first annual One STEM Chicago will blast off (literally) on...

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Members from Cohort Two and Three Team up for a Special Field Trip

Hallie Askuvich teamed up with Anna McGowan from Cohort 2 and took a group of 5th-7th grade students on a special field trip.  They went to see the movie Hidden Figures.  How cool is that? Following the movie, students were challenged to create timelines showcasing the history of NASA.   These timelines also...

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Binh Nguyen is Spreading His ‘ImagineIT’ Spirit

Binh Nguyen recently tweeted, “Just presented my Imagine IT projects to 40 suburban teachers. They loved it!!! They said they’ll be checking out my website! #MSUrbanSTEM” Well, of course we had to follow up with him and join in on the excitement!  Nguyen went to ChemWest Professional Development Day...

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Pi Day Fun!

It’s Pi Day and here’s how a few of our fellows are celebrating! More shared activities to come…  

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Describe #MSUrbanSTEM Using One Word Only…GO!

We recently reached out to our fellows and asked them to sum up their #MSUrbanSTEM experience thus far using one word and one word only!  Several fellows agreed that using only one word was very difficult.  AnneMarie Thomas added, “MSU Urban Stem opened my eyes to the wonder around us and how to blend it with...

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Fitz Crame…2017 Golden Apple Nominee

We are happy to share some very exciting news! Fitz Crame from Cohort 2 recently attended the 2017 Golden Apple Awards Ceremony where he was recognized as a finalist for Chicago’s Golden Apple Award in Teaching Excellence. Over six hundred Illinois educators were nominated! Crame was one of thirty...

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#MSUrbanSTEM is Leading the Way in Professional Development

We are fortunate to have so many leaders on the #MSUrbanSTEM team. February was a big month for professional development and it’s always great to see members of the #MSUrbanSTEM team leading the way! Members from our current cohort, as well as members from the past continue to create, collaborate and SHARE. We...

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