March Member of the Month

Congratulations to our March Member of the Month, Hannah Mullally!

Hannah is studying Secondary Education with a degree in Earth Science. Her favorite KDP events have been the Foster Closet Drive and the MSU Intern Panel.

Hannah said that she has gained “opportunities for community service and professional development while being able to connect with all different kinds of education majors that I wouldn’t get to know and become friends with without this organization.” And she says that she feels “so much support from KDP and the friends I’ve made so far.”

Congratulations again, Hannah, and thank you for your time and dedication to KDP! To see past members of the month or to nominate someone for member of the month, please see the Member of the Month tab.

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Expo Details

Saturday, March 25 is our annual I Am A Teacher Expo! Registration and Check-In is from 8am to 9am. The conference is from 9am to 4pm. Members must stay until 3pm to receive any of the Professional Development points for this event.

Attire for this event is business casual.

I am a Teacher Expo

Our biggest Professional Development event of the year is finally here! The annual I Am A Teacher Expo is March 25th from 9am-4pm in Erickson Hall. Use the link below to register ASAP and reserve your spot!

Expo is open to members and non-members of KDP, and lunch is included in the registration fee. For KDP members, Expo will be 1 Meeting Point and 3 Professional Development points.
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February 2017 Member of the Month

Congratulations to our February Member of the Month, Courtney Richards!

Courtney is a Senior at MSU studying Elementary Education with a Language Arts concentration and a minor in TESOL. Her favorite KDP events have been the Riverboat Social and tutoring at ELPL.

When asked what she has gained from being a member of KDP, Courtney said, “Being a KDP member has allowed me to be able to see and experience educational opportunities in the communities around East Lansing to strengthen my knowledge of what it takes to be a good future educator. Through our events, professional development activities and other offerings we have been able to get a sense of what is going on in the education world”.

Congratulations again, Courtney, and thank you for your time and participation in KDP! To see past members of the month or to nominate someone for member of the month, please see the Member of the Month tab.

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Literacy Alive!

Our biggest service event of the year, Literacy Alive!, is fast approaching and we still need volunteers! The event is on Wednesday, February 22nd from 12:45-3:15 at Forest View School and you will receive 3 service points for attending. If you have class, a note can be provided by Kristy for proof of commitment after you have talked to your professor. This note does not officially excuse you from class, but will let your professors know that you are volunteering at an official College of Education service event.

This is a huge event that is not only a lot of fun, but is great classroom experience! We will be working with grades K-3rd, including students in special education, to promote literacy as a fun experience. This year’s theme is being green. There will be a recycling relay, read alouds, and decorating their very own planter made out of recyclable materials!

Please sign up for this wonderful event by Saturday, February 18th so I can assign a group of members to each of the classrooms! Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xMXhacCvNpbvfu-F_9MMlVUAc88P04b18LvANVsOzoE/edit#gid=0.

There is also a prep night for the event on Saturday, February 19th from 7:00-8:30pm. We will be prepping materials, going over the schedule, and becoming familiar with the read aloud books. If you are planning on attending Literacy Alive!, it is highly recommended that you attend the prep night. If for some reason you are not able to, I will get the information to you another way. Sign up for prep night here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17vowzwVvqKTBnBNZz338WYqpVa0lDKI5Qxf56vduhVI/edit#gid=0.

Pizza House Fundraiser

Happy Monday, KDP! Come to Pizza House tonight for some yummy food! Be sure to present the flyer below to your server and a portion of your bill will be donated toward KDP! 1 Fundraising point for attending and 1 Promotional point for posting on social media! Bring all of your friends!

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