Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Henry Fan: Episode 2

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Henry Fan shares his reflections on making accurate information more accessible. How do you think we can do that?

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Melissa Hernandez

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Melissa Hernandez, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“The different opportunities there are within the college like different programs provide a sense of belonging. For example, there are always academic events and social events available for students to be involved with. This allows a sense of community to be developed!”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Student Melissa Hernandez

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Henry Fan

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The events and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about undergraduate student Henry Fan and what provides him with a sense of belonging!

“When I reflect on the relationships I’ve built during my time here at Lurie College, I feel a large sense of gratitude.  The relationships I have created with faculty members, advisors, mentors, student groups are largely what keeps me motivated and inspired to become a better version of myself each and every day.  At Lurie College, I have found people who align with my deepest values such as innovation, collaboration, and scholarship.  These people are the driving force that keeps me honest and focused on my aspirations of becoming a future educator.  If I can create these powerful relationships, I trust that you can too, in your own style.  Start with a genuine and curious ‘Hi, how are you?’”

SJSU Student and Lurie College of Education Ambassador Henry Fan

Lurie College Students Creating Virtual Educational Content

Join us at the Lurie College Faculty Research Symposium

SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to attend our Faculty Research Symposium on Friday, April 10, from 12:30-2pm, which will showcase several Lurie College faculty and the impact of their research!  Join the Zoom webinar at sjsu.zoom.us/j/794703207. Presenters include:

  • Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education
    • Presentation: “Targeting linguistic targets: Academic English, Standard English, and ideologies among preservice teachers”
  • Nadia Sorkhabi, PhD | Professor, Department of Child & Adolescent Development
    • Presentation: “Mothers’ and Fathers’ Parenting Style and Emerging Adults’ Academic Achievement: Self-construal, Self-esteem, and Parental Psychological Control as Mediators”
  • Shawn Vecellio, PhD | Lecturer, Department of Teacher Education
    • Presentation: “Using Clearness Committees to Address Teacher Candidates’ Critical Incidents”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Spring 2020 Faculty Research Symposium

Spring 2020 Ed.D. Leadership Program Dissertation Defenses

SJSU Lurie College of Education EdD Leadership Program Cohort 4 Costa Rica

Students from the fourth cohort of the Lurie College Ed.D. Leadership program are defending their dissertations during the Spring 2020 semester – learn more about each of their dissertations below!

Upcoming Dissertation Defenses

Jennifer Gee Huei Wang | Wed., Apr. 8, 3:30pm

“Developing Teachers’ TPaCK with Design Thinking and Community of Practice”

This study examines whether and how the self-selected K-5 teachers in a suburban elementary school in California demonstrated TPaCK in the integration of instructional technologies when they engage in a community of practice structured around design thinking.

Committee: Dr. Mark K. Felton, Dr. Lara Ervin-Kassab, Dr. Joe McCreary

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Andrea Golloher Chosen to Spearhead the Use of DEC Recommended Practices for Young Children with Disabilities

SJSU Lurie College of Education Special Education Department Faculty Andrea Golloher

­­­­­Andrea Golloher will serve as a statewide “ambassador” to spearhead use of the DEC Recommended Practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities. Andrea Golloher, Assistant Professor of Special Education and the Associate Director of the Early Childhood Institute at San José State University’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education, is among 22 newly selected aPRy Ambassadors chosen to bring awareness and support to the dissemination and use of the DEC Recommended Practices (RPs) and the associated resources and tools. Ambassadors now reside in 24 states.

Andrea says, “As a faculty member preparing early childhood special education and training early childhood educators to support inclusive programs, I am very excited to be a part of the aRPy Ambassador Initiative. I look forward to learning more about the tools that have been developed and establishing a plan to promote the Recommended Practices in California”.

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Student Spotlight | Grace Shefcik

The SJSU Lurie College of Education provides a range of grants to students to support their academic endeavors to become transformative educators, counselors, therapists, and leaders.  We spoke with SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences student Grace Shefcik, who has been conducting research on and developed the first questionnaire that assesses non-binary individuals’ self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns for the purposes of speech-language pathology.  Listen to Grace’s insights below!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Student Grace Shefcik

“Many trans people report a desire to modify their voice, and some receive services from a speech-language pathologist, or SLP. During this initial assessment, the SLP will typically have the client report their self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns through a questionnaire measure. There currently exist two questionnaire measures that are widely used for this, but neither of these were developed for non-binary clients, so it would be inappropriate to use them for this population. In my research, I developed and validated the first questionnaire that assesses non-binary individuals’ self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns. I wanted to pursue this research to address a gap in resources available for this population.”

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Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Melissa Hernandez: Episode 1

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Melissa Hernandez shares her reflections on gratitude. What have you been grateful for recently?

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Edith Urbano

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The events and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Edith Urbano, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“Being involved on campus and participating in events that the college puts on has provided me with a sense of belonging.  I have been able to meet many faculty members, advisors, and friends through that.  I know each and every one of them are there to support me so it’s nice knowing I found a community at the Lurie College.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Undergraduate Student Edith Urbano

Student Spotlight | Lucille Satana

Learn about Lucille Satana, a Graduate student in the Child & Adolescent Development Department at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Lucille is also the recipient of Lurie College of Education General Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Video and audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley and edited by Sydney Ahmadian. Music by Dyalla.

Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Henry Fan: Episode 1

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Henry Fan shares his reflections on values and how they can shape our trajectory. What are some of your deepest values?

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Katelyn Mora

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Katelyn Mora, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“I have found my sense of belonging in Lurie College by joining the Promise Group.  The Promise Group allows you to build community and receive support through your undergrad education.  Promise Group has provided opportunities for me to get closer to my peers and build relationships with the faculty and staff.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Student Katelyn Mora

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Charline Tenorio

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Charline Tenorio, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences alumni and graduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“The overall environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and upward mobility of supporting each other is what really provides me with a sense of belonging here at Lurie College.  I had entered the college as a shy freshman and really got the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone by interacting with my peers.  Everyone in the college definitely upholds the idea of supporting one another in good times and bad; academically, professionally, and socially.  There is definitely something at the college for you, whether it be in student-run organizations with peers, project-based learning with faculty, or opportunities beyond the classroom with administrators.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Student Charline Tenorio

Lurie College Student Grants

Lurie College is pleased to offer several grant awards for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester and the 2020-2021 academic year to support our students!  Awards include:

  • Student-Research Awards:  Supports students to be mentored by a faculty mentor on a student-initiated research project.  Students can receive an award of $2,000 per semester and $4,000 a year.  The deadline to apply for these awards for the 2020-2021 academic year is Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 4pm via this Google form.  Learn about research projects by Department of Special Education graduate student Monica Gonzalez and Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences student James Chow who each received a student-research award for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Conference Travel Grant:  Provides financial support to its students who are presenting their research at conferences.  Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are eligible to apply for up to one $500 grant per fiscal year (July 1 – May 31) towards expenses for registration fees, travel, lodging, and meals.  A limited amount of funding is available.  To apply for a Lurie College Student Conference Travel Grant, please download and complete this brief form (PDF).  Learn from Lurie College Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences students Ali Murueta, Liz Cagle, and Michelle Ballou, who received a conference travel grant for the 2019-2020 academic year.  If your conference has recently been shifted to a virtual environment, you should still apply for this grant.
  • Student Research Supplies Grant:  Provides financial support to our students who are in need of supplies to conduct their academic research.  Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are eligible to apply for up to one $200 grant per fiscal year (July 1 – May 31) towards expenses for research supplies.  A limited amount of funding is available.  To apply for a Lurie College Student Research Supplies Grant, please download and complete this brief form (PDF).
  • Hardship Grant: Lurie College has a limited amount of grant funds available to support its students who have experienced an unforeseen financial hardship that will prevent them from continuing their enrollment at Lurie College and SJSU. If you are a Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, or doctoral student who has experienced this type of hardship, please complete this brief Google form so that a Lurie College advisor can contact you to discuss this option as well as other possible campus resources.

 

SJSU Lurie College of Education Financial Aid Opportunities Spring 2020

Student Spotlight | James Chow

The SJSU Lurie College of Education provides a range of grants to students to support their academic endeavors to become transformative educators, counselors, therapists, and leaders.  We spoke with SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences student James Chow, who received support to conduct research on alternative methods to help people with aphasia communicate with their medical providers.  Listen to James’ insights below!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Student James Chow

“Something challenging or surprising that I’ve seen and experienced this year working with this project is just how little resources we have for adults in geriatrics with these types of communicative disorders such as like aphasia or dementia. It’s also been really neat to be able to be in the front lines in the research clinic downstairs, where these adults are experiencing the same kind of issues like, “They just took away my driver’s license, how do I combat that?” or, “I don’t know what my doctor is telling me like I want to participate in that”.   Being able to see all these real challenges that they’re having makes me want to pursue this further.”

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Free, Online CSET and CBEST Test Prep Resources

To help students and teachers continue studying for the CSET and CBEST while cautiously self-quarantining, 240 Tutoring is offering free CSET/CBEST online study guides from now until Sunday, May 31. To sign up email nacole@240tutoring.com.  The Lurie College of Education has also compiled an extensive list of CBEST, CSET, GRE, Praxis, and RICA test prep resources at sjsu.edu/education/test-prep.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Test Prep Resources

Student Spotlight | Marili Avalos

Learn about Marili Avalos, a graduate student in the Counselor Education department at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Marili is also the recipient of Florian and Grace Niemcziek Endowment for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Video and audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley and edited by Sydney Ahmadian. Music by Dyalla.

Apply to Become an Impact San Jose Fellow

SJSU Lurie College of Education Impact San Jose Fellows

Do you want to make an impact as a transformative educator?  Are you committed to making a difference for students, families, and communities in the greater San Jose region?  Earn a multiple subject, single subject, or education specialist teaching credential with the SJSU Lurie College of Education while receiving up to $7500 in scholarship funding, mentorship and networking opportunities, and more.  To learn about all of the benefits and express your interest in becoming a fellow, visit sjsu.edu/education/fellows.

Student Spotlight: David Rognas

Learn about David Rognas, a Credential student in the Teacher Education – Single Subject program at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. David is also the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship for Exemplary Teachers the 2019-2020 academic year!

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Video recorded and edited by Sydney Ahmadian. Music by R.LUM.R.

Watch the Lurie College Scholarships Workshop

Watch this recording to learn from staff in the SJSU Scholarships Office and faculty on the Lurie College Scholarship Review committee about the 2020-2021 Lurie College scholarship application process.  More details about all of the Lurie College scholarship and grant opportunities are available at sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid.  The deadline to apply for SJSU and Lurie College scholarships is Friday, May 1, 2020, so start your application process as soon as you can!

Video Message from Dean Lattimer | March 18, 2020

Watch this video for a message from Dean Heather Lattimer following the announcement from SJSU that the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies have been postponed in response to COVID-19. Those who are eligible to complete their academic programs, apply for graduation (undergraduate) or candidacy (graduate), and fulfill all of their academic requirements will still graduate as planned. If you are experiencing a financial hardship during this time, please visit http://sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid to apply for a Lurie College of Education Hardship Grant.

“Creative Minds” provided royalty-free by bensound.com. Video edited by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Lurie College of Education Impresses in Best Graduate School Rankings

This story was originally posted on the SJSU Newsroom website by Robin McElhatton.

SJSU Lurie College of Education 2021 U.S. News & World Report

San Jose State’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education had an impressive showing in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.

The rankings, released on March 17, show the Lurie College placed in these four categories:

  • Tied for #2 among CSU schools of education
  • In the top 5 for schools of education in the Bay Area
  • Tied for #16 among schools of education in California
  • Debuted at #158 for best education schools in the country

“All of us in the Lurie College of Education are proud that we have been recognized for our efforts to prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders,” said Lurie College Dean Heather Lattimer. “We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners to expand our college’s opportunities and impact in the region!”

The magazine bases its ranking of best graduate schools of education on two types of data: reputational surveys of deans and other academic officials and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. They also assess both the preparedness of a school’s incoming students and the career or academic outcomes of a school’s graduates.

Statement to SJSU Lurie College Students from Dean Heather Lattimer | March 17, 2020

Good evening Lurie College Students —

In response to the County of Santa Clara’s shelter-in-place order and President Papazian’s instructions, the Lurie College of Education is now fully virtual.  Although we are now in separate physical spaces, our staff and faculty continue to be very much present in our support for our students.  We care deeply about you, your academic success, and your physical, financial, and emotional well being.

Staying Connected — This sudden move to a “virtual university” is new territory for us too…. We’re working to create virtual spaces for collaboration and connection within and beyond courses (if you have ideas on how to make this happen, please send them our way!).  You can also stay connected by contacting any of the offices listed below.  This information is also listed on the contact page on our website — You may want to bookmark the page for future reference.  We’ve arranged for on-campus phone numbers to be forwarded to staff and faculty cell phones so that we can be available for you at any time.  Please reach out with questions, concerns, or suggestions.  We are here for you!

Getting Help — If you are experiencing concerns about your health and well being, food or housing insecurity, financial stress, or anxiety, you are not alone.  The traumas associate with this global pandemic are real and impact many in our community.  We want to help!
  • Our Lurie College of Education Student Success Center team is available by phone and email.  They are trained in a holistic support model and prepared to respond to a diverse range of concerns.
  • SJSU’s Student Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services also offer a full range of services remotely.
  • For those experiencing food insecurity, the Spartan Food Pantry remains open (please check hours).
  • For tenants who are worried about being able to pay rent amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the Cities of San Jose and San Francisco have adopted a temporary ban on evictions; Governor Newsom is encouraging cities throughout the state of California to adopt similar policies. Please connect with the Student Success Center or SJSU Cares if you need help pushing back agains a landlord who is threatening eviction.
  • For those who are struggling to pay bills and stay in school, Lurie College offers “Hardship Grants”. These one-time grants can provide up to $500 to cover unanticipated expenses and help you stay on track toward your degree.  Thanks to some generous donors, we’ve been able to increase the amount available this spring.  Please don’t feel that you are alone if you are struggling.  Reach out.  We want to help!

Looking Ahead — There is a lot of uncertainty right now.  In her Monday evening message (below), Pres. Papazian announced that online instruction will continue through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.  We hope to be able open campus back up for face-to-face advising and events before then, but will need to follow the directions of our state and county officials.  We know that many of you, especially graduating seniors and final year graduate students, have been looking forward to commencement.  I’m hopeful that we will be able to celebrate commencement as currently scheduled on May 21, 2020.  You’ve worked hard, experienced much, and the pomp and circumstance of a commencement celebration is a well-earned rite of passage!  Unfortunately, I can’t yet promise that we’ll be able to hold an in-person commencement event on 5/21.  What I can promise however, is that when this is over (and that is a when – not an if), Lurie College will have a full-blown, in person commencement celebration …  and it will be awesome!

Lurie College is a family and we are all in this together!  Thank you for supporting one another over these last weeks and for your bravery in facing the adversity of this moment.  We are here for you. Please reach out and let us know how we can help.

With Gratitude — Heather

Heather Lattimer, EdD
Dean and Professor
Connie L. Lurie College of Education
San Jose State University

What do you envision the future of learning will include?

SJSU Lurie College of Education Future of Learning Summit Irene Castillon

Listen to Irene Castillón, Assistant Principal/History Teacher at Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School and SJSU Lurie College of Education alumni, discuss disrupting systemic barriers in education during her speech at the SJSU Lurie College Future of Learning Summit!  To learn more about the Future of Learning Initiative, visit sjsu.edu/education/fli and the #SJSUFutureLearn hashtag thread on Twitter.

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Audio recorded by the SJSU Student Union Theater and edited by Brian Cheung Dooley and Katelyn Zamarron.