Michelle Strom (Manno) is the editorial manager for USC Rossier School of Education’s online graduate degree programs. She also is the lead writer and editor for the school’s blog Inside USC Rossier She holds her Masters in Educational Psychology and is passionate about teacher advocacy and digital literacy. Connect with the school on Twitter @USCTeacher.


What School Discipline Strategies Say About Race Relations in Today’s Schools

The school-to-prison pipeline disproportionately affects children of color, students with special needs, and students from low-income families and single-parent homes. But the pipeline isn’t a direct line — it’s a complicated phenomenon that weaves in educator and community ownership, systematic oppression and economic factors.

USC Partners with #GirlsBuildLA for ‘Hidden Figures’ Screening to Celebrate Girls in STEM

Learn how USC and LA Promise Fund are promoting STEM skills for 10,000 female students from LAUSD.

Teaching with Twitter [Infographic]

Teachers and students are turning to social media to help inform their learning. This infographic looks at different ways teachers can use Twitter to inform their professional development and classroom practices.

Reimagining STEM Education: SXSWedu 2016

Esteemed USC Rossier faculty have the opportunity to present a panel at SXSWedu in March 2016. "Teaching Integrated STEM in Teacher Education" addresses the critical (and national) need for STEM curriculum changes in K-12 and teacher education curriculum. The voting process is open until Friday, September 4th. Learn more about STEM in teacher education and how you can vote.

Creating Safe Spaces: Lesson Plans for Social-Emotional Learning

USC Rossier School of Education has created a lesson plan guide to act as a mental health resource for teachers and classrooms, as well as students in our online teaching degree programs. “Creating Safe Spaces” offers activities that strengthen students’ social-emotional skills, while focusing on social-emotional wellness as a tool for combating bullying in and outside of the classroom.