Watch our Lurie College faculty present their research related to diversity, social justice and culturally sustaining pedagogy!
5:16 – Saili Kulkarni, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education – “DisCrit at the Margins of Teacher Education”
30:04 – Tammie Visintainer, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education – “Empowering Secondary Science Educators as Equity Advocates and Designers of Transformative Justice-Centered Science Learning Environments”
53:12 – Luis Poza, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education – “To Be Seen and Heard: Dignity, Language, and Educational Rights in the United States”
Join us for the next symposium on Thursday, November 12, from 3-3:45pm, on Zoom
Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education “The California Schools that are Coming: Towards Multilingual K-12 Programs beyond ‘Alignment’”
Rebeca Burciaga, PhD – Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Educational Leadership “Testimonio as an Emancipatory Pedagogy”
SJSU Lurie College of Education alumni Alejandra Valencia (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) and Jocelyn Rodriguez (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) have released the seventh episode of their podcast, The Book Boat! In this episode, Elections!, they discuss how to introduce politics, elections, and civic engagement in class discussions through the books I Dissent, Grace for President, and Sophia Valdez, Future Prez.
We’re Still Here, a documentary by Lurie College faculty Bob Gliner in partnership with EdD Director Brad Porfilio, is scheduled to air throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas on PBS station KQED, on Monday, November 2 at 11 PM.
In We’re Still Here, First Nation indigenous Hip Hop artists in Canada lead an effort to right long standing social injustices, heal personal traumas, and preserve their cultures, in a cutting edge and poignant look at how Hip Hop plays an important role in transforming the lives of both musicians. their audiences and communities. Narrated by First Nation indigenous Hip Hop artist Mike Scott, We’re Still Here weaves engaging interviews with powerful live performances and street demonstrations, portraying the challenges and journeys also shared by Native Americans as well as other marginalized populations across the United States.
Emancipatory Education Now is a new student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education – the critical evaluation of the systems and structures of oppression that maintain the status quo in our educational institutions – looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices.
In this episode, Jackie leads a dialogue with Anne, Gabi, Leslye, and Vinson as they discuss restorative approaches that decolonize education and are trauma-informed.
The calls to action for this episode:
1) Explore your mindfulness/ self care – it’s for everyone!
2) Critically think of personal experiences: what went well, where was there room from growth, what was something you needed/wanted in your academic experience?
3) Connect with yourself/others
A few additional resources they’ve shared include:
Watch a panel of SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty, staff, and students to gather insights, resources, and support around being both an SJSU student and a parent of one or more children in elementary school. Topics for the panel included:
Dr. Love’s talk will discuss the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom and intersectional justice, so we all can move beyond what she calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist Teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system and world where all students are thriving, not simply survivin.
Please complete the form below to RSVP and receive the link to the Zoom webinar. Live captions will be available at this event.
Join us for a virtual open house on Friday, October 30, from 4-5:30pm to learn about how to become a transformative speech therapist through our graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology at San Jose State University, and learn about changes to the 2020-2021 admissions process. Register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/y2qzz9bs
Shoutout to Department of Special Education faculty Saili Kulkarni, who recently shined a spotlight on the importance and value of Critical Race Theory! Read the opinion piece on VISIBLE Magazine at bit.ly/35pPv0x
Big thanks to SJSU Provost Vincent del Casino for shining a spotlight on Lurie College Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro, who discusses teaching, pedagogy, and more on the first episode of The Accidental Geographer podcast! Give it a listen at go.sjsu.edu/37i8Ino
Shoutout to Department of Special Education faculty Jennifer Madigan, who voiced concerns about the shortcomings of online education for students with disabilities! Read the opinion piece “Online Special Ed—a Failure in the Making” on San Jose Inside at bit.ly/3m6dTLE.
Congratulations! You have made it more than halfway through the semester! In a fall that has included a pandemic, remote learning, wildfires, air quality-related campus shutdowns, economic challenges, and intense political animosity, making it this far is an accomplishment. Your efforts and your success need to be recognized and celebrated.
I want to reach out today with three messages –
We are here for you! In know that many of you are in the midst of mid-term exams and papers. In our virtual learning space, it can sometimes feel like you are isolated and alone. Please know that you have faculty, staff, and colleagues throughout this college who care deeply about your success and are here to provide support. Please reach out if you have questions or concerns. Your professors, the advisors in our student success center, the staff and chair in your department, and our team in the dean’s office want to hear from you.
We want you to share your experiences! We want to know what is working for you. Understanding your experiences helps us to grow and strengthen our work as a college. Share your ideas, successes, and appreciations using virtual sticky notes on our college Jamboard. Read the posts of others to get ideas for finding balance, managing stress, and accessing resources.
Vote! Election day is coming up on November 3. Monday, October 19 is the last day to register. If you are eligible to vote, please, please register and vote this year. In addition to the presidential election, there are congressional, state, and local elected positions on the ballot as well as multiple ballot propositions that can have a direct impact on your life. For more information on how to register and where to vote, please visit vote.org. Your voice matters and voting is critical to determining our future.
I’ll close with gratitude. I am so grateful to be a part of the Lurie College family. The dedication and generosity of our students provides daily inspiration and hope. Thank you for choosing to be part of our community and for all of the care, creativity, and commitment that you bring to each of your assignments and interactions.
In recent months, we’ve witnessed a significant amount of advocacy around social justice issues such as addressing racial injustice and systemic racism, greater access to healthcare, home and food insecurity, wealth inequality and unemployment, climate change, and more. With that in mind, Lurie College is organizing a Student Social Justice Short Film Festival to amplify the voices of middle school, high school, community college, and university students around what social justice issues are significant to them. Learn more and submit your 1-3 minute film by Monday, October 26, at sjsu.edu/education/film-festival
Join a panel of SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty, staff, and students on Friday, October 23, at 2pm to gather insights, resources, and support around being both an SJSU student and a parent of one or more children in elementary school. Topics for the panel are likely to include:
Social-emotional and mental health
Networking with student-parents
Navigating the elementary school system
Balancing studenting and parenting
To RSVP and get access to the Zoom link for this panel, complete the brief Google form below.
Emancipatory Education Now is a new student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education – the critical evaluation of the systems and structures of oppression that maintain the status quo in our educational institutions – looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices. In this episode, Anne leads a dialogue with Gabi, Jackie, Leslye, and Vinson as they dive deeper into cultures of power in the classroom.
The call to action for this episode: Take some time to invest in your own cultural responsiveness – utilize the resources below as a starting point!
Join the SJSU Lurie College National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) on Fri., Oct. 23, at 12pm for a film discussion of I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America. To participate in the discussion, watch the film in advance at sjsu.kanopy.com and email NSSLHA at firstname.lastname@example.org to get access to the Zoom link.
SJSU Lurie College of Education alumni Alejandra Valencia (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) and Jocelyn Rodriguez (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) have released the sixth episode of their podcast, The Book Boat! In this episode, Let’s Have The Conversation, they dive into approaching sensitive topics with students through the book Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice.
Shoutout out to Department of Educational Leadership faculty María Ledesma, who was recently featured on a panel hosted by the UCLA Division of Social Sciences to discuss the context and implications of California Proposition 16. Watch the panel recording on the LA Social Science YouTube channel.
The time to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader is now! The SJSU Lurie College of Education is hosting several upcoming info sessions for prospective students to learn more about our academic opportunities and the details for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 application cycles. Select any of the links below to learn more about how to join the Zoom session for each session and please help spread the word to anyone who you think will find these opportunities of interest.
Congratulations to SJSU Alumni and Department of Teacher Education student Erin Enguero, who was interviewed by EdSource to discuss her experiences with our K-12 Online Teaching Academy! Read the EdSource article and learn more about our K-12 Online Teaching Academy.
While we at the Lurie College of Education are saddened that we are unable to have an in-person commencement ceremony during the Fall 2020 semester as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, we also realize the importance of continuing to follow our current public health orders for the health and safety of our families, our communities, and society as a whole. Despite these constraints, we still want to celebrate with all of our Lurie College graduates this semester to recognize their accomplishments and perseverance, even if we must do so in a virtual environment.
Plans are underway for a live, virtual Lurie College of Education Graduation Celebration on Friday, December 18, at 4pm and we will send out an email invitation with more detailed information to our graduates, faculty, and staff in the near future. Graduating students can still apply to become the graduation speaker by submitting a 3-5 minute video of you reciting your speech by Sunday, October 11, via this Google form. To nominate a Lurie College faculty member who you’d like to speak at the graduation celebration, please email email@example.com with the name of the faculty member and a 1-2 sentence description of why you are nominating them by Sunday, October 18.
At the SJSU LurieCollege of Education, we prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders. We do this through an emancipatory approach across our teaching, scholarship, and service. While this has been a challenging and tumultuous year, our annual report shines a light on the numerous ways that we’ve embodied these principles and the many reasons for gratitude, pride, and hope in the work of our LurieCollege students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Read the 2019-2020 annual report.
Emancipatory Education Now is a new student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education – the critical evaluation of the systems and structures of oppression that maintain the status quo in our educational institutions – looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices. In this episode, Leslye leads a dialogue with Anne, Gabi, Jackie, and Vinson as they dive deeper into the topic of California’s Proposition 16 and the implications of universities and government offices ability to factor in someone’s race, gender or ethnicity in making hiring, spending and admissions decisions.
The call to action for this episode: Research and discuss the upcoming California propositions so you can make a well-informed decision on election day, which is Tuesday, November 3, 2020! Eligible California voters can register to vote by Monday, October 19, at sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration
This year, the conference will take place online on Fri., Nov. 6th, and Sat., Nov. 7th. The conference features two days of professional development addressing the conditions of the new environment of learning and teaching by curating sessions with a strong focus on integrated learning, inclusion, and culturally responsive teaching through the arts while continuing to feature standards-based workshops in the arts and arts integration. In the true spirit of the arts, our workshops continue to exemplify creativity, excellence, and cultural inclusivity.