Watch Episode 2 of Emancipatory Education Now

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, Gabi leads a dialogue with Anne, Jackie, Leslye, and Vinson as they dive deeper into the topic of ethnic studies and how the implementation of ethnic studies in education is empowering, engaging, and beneficial for all students.

The call to action for this episode: Reflect on and discuss a time from your K-12 experience where you learned a view of history that you later learned was untrue or didn’t portray the full story!

A few additional resources they mention include:

Join us live for the next episode on Monday, October 5, at 7:15pm on the Lurie College YouTube channel at bit.ly/lurie-youtube.  

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Call for Lurie College Fall 2020 Graduation Student Speaker

Video description: Lurie College student Giselle Arellano – BA, Child and Adolescent Development, speaks at our Spring 2020 ceremony.

Lurie College wants to select a graduating student to represent and speak on behalf of the Lurie College community at the Fall 2020 ceremony.  The date and time for the ceremony are still to be determined, but it will tentatively take place online on Friday, December 18, at 4pm.  In order to be eligible to apply to become the student speaker, you must also be eligible to graduate.  Your speech can take any number of approaches, but should be original and should resonate with the event attendees, which will be made up of Lurie College students of different academic levels and disciplines, SJSU and Lurie College faculty and staff, and family and friends of all ages and backgrounds.

To apply, submit a 3-5 minute video of you reciting your speech by Sunday, October 11, via this Google form.  More information about graduation and commencement for Lurie College of Education students is available at sjsu.edu/education/graduation.

Listen to Episode 5 of the Book Boat Podcast

SJSU Lurie College of Education alumni Alejandra Valencia (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) and Jocelyn Rodriguez (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) have released the fifth episode of their podcast, The Book Boat!  In this episode, The Power of Names, they discuss the books The Name Jar and Alma and How She Got Her Name.

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K-12 Online Teaching Academy: Basic Literacy in Distance Learning

David Trautman – Twitter: @datraut – Principal at Oneonta Elementary School, and Pa Yang, 1st Grade Teacher at Oneonta Elementary School, led this conversation:

The transition to distance learning was abrupt and we had to adjust quickly. In this session, we’ll share some best practices and lessons learned to support primary literacy using tools such as Seesaw and Google Hangouts.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades K-2.  The slides for this webinar are available via Google Drive.  Additional resources are available via Google Drive

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances. Learn more about the academy at sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Positive Behavioral Supports: Adaptations for Creating Community for the Current Context”

Stephanie Tague, Coordinator of Safe and Healthy Schools at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, led this conversation:

In this session, we will 1) Identify how adaptations of evidence-based strategies for classroom practices can be incorporated into virtual learning and 2) Explore examples of how California educators incorporated these practice into their distance learning during Shelter in Place.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades K-12. The slides for this webinar are available via Google Drive.  Additional resources available at pbis.orgcasel.orgpbis. sccoe.org, and pbisca.org/ departments/ educationalservices/ prevention/cpc/pbis/Pages/ archivedevents

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances. Learn more about the academy at sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!

Upcoming Lurie College Program Info Sessions

SJSU Lurie College of Education Ed.D Leadership Program Students

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.

Participate in Our Student Social Justice Short Film Festival

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 Friday, October 16, at sjsu.edu/education/film-festival

Utilize the Discover SJSU Resources

Discover SJSU is a new digital platform that highlights helpful campus resources and upcoming opportunities for SJSU students!  For regular updates, connect with the @discoversjsu Instagram account, connect with the @discoversjsu Twitter account, and visit sjsu.edu/discover.  If you share SJSU resources or opportunities through your organizations on Instagram or Twitter, please tag / mention @discoversjsu and use #DiscoverSJSU so they can reshare relevant content.

Latinx students at SJSU, Please Share Your Experiences of COVID-19

Dear Lurie College students,

My name is Karina Chavez. I am a current SJSU student pursuing my Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development.  My career objective is to contribute to a broader understanding that helps bridge inequities in our society by contributing to research that focuses on community well being.

COVID-19 has impacted everyone in different ways.  It is important to focus on how Latinx students at San Jose State University are being affected.  This study aims to better understand the stressors experienced by Latinx college students during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place, the academic challenges, and how students cope.

Your participation involves a survey that will take about 15 minutes to complete.  The survey inquires about your experiences during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place.  To thank you for participating, you will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card.  The likelihood of winning a gift card is approximately 60%. Complete the survey at sjsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8wu9DWcU0JGR2TP

Thank you!

Lurie College Faculty Awarded $50k Grant

Congratulations to Child and Adolescent Development faculty Ellen Middaugh, who earned a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation!  Through this grant, she is able to kickoff her research study “Civic Media Literacy in a Networked Society: Supporting Mindful Circulation” which will develop a deeper understanding of how youth interact with media online, not only when it comes to fact-checking but also when it comes to interpreting media, sharing media, and beyond.  Listen to or read through the interview with Dr. Middaugh below.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Faculty Ellen Middaugh Spencer Foundation

“The project that I received funding for is called ‘Civic Media Literacy in a Networked Society: Supporting Mindful Circulation.’  What makes this a little different is there’s a lot of work on media literacy, and that’s been going on for many, many years as I’ve been studying social media and civic engagement.”

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K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Techquity – Culturally Responsive Teaching in the 21st Century”

Eric Cross – Twitter: @sdteaching – 7th Grade Science Teacher at Albert Einstein Academy Middle School, led this conversation:

This session addresses how technology can be used effectively to increase engagement, build community during distance learning, and provides practical tools for upgrading your digital cultural competency.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-8.  The slides for this webinar are available via Google Drive.  Additional resources are available via Google Drive

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances. Learn more about the academy at sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!

Lurie College Learning Showcase | Lorenzo Gomez

During the Spring 2020 transition to remote teaching and learning, we asked a handful of our Lurie College students to share their insights on learning as they relate to our priority areas – community-engaged, culturally sustaining, interdisciplinary, and holistic. Learn more about Kattia Martinez, a current graduate student in our Department of Counselor Education. In this video, Lorenzo highlights how his educational experience at the Lurie College of Education has been culturally sustaining and community engaging.

Watch all of the student features and view some additional course features from our Lurie College Learning Showcase at sjsu.edu/education/showcase

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

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Changing the way we Lecture”

George Barcenas – Twitter: @mvsgbarcenas – Technology Coordinator at Bellevue Union School District, led this conversation:

Death by PowerPoint is an example of technology being used in the wrong way. We stand in front of the classroom and talk about what is already on the slide. Students have to read, hear and understand all in one slide. What if our slides became our message and we the conductors. We can change the presentation from the lecture up front to group discussions, interactions and most importantly, an experience.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-12.  The resources for this webinar are available on this Google Site

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances. Learn more about the academy at sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!

Join us for the Next Episode of Emancipatory Education Now

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 the first episode, you can learn more about our student co-hosts through their name stories:

  • Anne Lockmiller – Counselor Education
  • Gabi Gupta – Sociology
  • Jackie Rivas Lopez – Child & Adolescent Development
  • Leslye Tinson – Ed.D. Leadership Program
  • Vinson Vu – Business and Child & Adolescent Development

They also share a preview of some of the topics they plan to discuss in more detail later this semester and begin a dialogue regarding the implementation of ethnic studies at the California State University and K-12 levels. A few additional resources they mention include:

Join us live for the next episode on Monday, September 21, at 7:15pm on the Lurie College YouTube channel at bit.ly/lurie-youtube.  

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!

Join us at the Lurie College Deans’ Forum

SJSU Lurie College of Education Fall 2020 Deans Forum 3

Lurie College students, join Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro for a conversation on Friday, September 25, from 3-4pm to share insights about your Fall 2020 semester experiences thus far!  The Zoom link will be emailed to all Lurie College students’ via a Google calendar invitation.

Lurie College Faculty Asked to Speak at Upcoming Conference

Shoutout to Educational Leadership faculty María Ledesma, who has been asked to speak at Stanford’s Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) conference on Monday, October 19, at 3pm. Learn more and register to attend at bit.ly/32eM4cP

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educational Leadership Department Faculty María Ledesma

Meet the Lurie College Student Orgs | NSSHLHA

Meet the Lurie College National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)!  This SJSU chapter is for students who are interested in the study of speech language pathology or audiology and is active in creating and attending professional development opportunities, community service, and more. Their first Fall 2020 meeting will take place on Monday, September 21, at 12pm – learn more by connecting with them on Instagram @sjsunsslhschapter, emailing them at sjsunsslhachapter@gmail.com, or visiting their webpage sjsu.edu/cds/student-resources/nsslha

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences National Speech Language Hearing Student Association

Listen to Episode 4 of the Book Boat Podcast

SJSU Lurie College of Education alumni Alejandra Valencia (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) and Jocelyn Rodriguez (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) have released the fourth episode of their podcast, The Book Boat!  In this episode, The Beginning of Conversations Around Race in the Classroom, they discuss books such as Not Quite Snow White and Let’s Talk About Race and discuss critical questions such as:

  • Who writes stories?
  • Who benefits from stories?
  • Who is missing from stories?

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K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Assessment for Learning To Support Student Achievement”

Brent Duckor – Twitter: @BrentDuckor – associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at San Jose State University, and Carrie Holmberg – Twitter: @CarrieHolmberg – lecturer and preservice teacher educator at San Jose State University, led this conversation:

We blend research-based, high-leverage instructional and assessment strategies (the “7 Moves framework”) to energize, re-engage and foreground student voices in synchronous learning environments. Using Zoom, Google Docs, and other distance learning tools we demonstrate how to make it happen with you and your students. Join us to open up real conversations and explore new directions in online assessment for learning.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-12.

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances. Learn more about the academy at sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!

Lurie College Learning Showcase | Kattia Martinez

During the Spring 2020 transition to remote teaching and learning, we asked a handful of our Lurie College students to share their insights on learning as they relate to our priority areas – community-engaged, culturally sustaining, interdisciplinary, and holistic. Learn more about Kattia Martinez, an undergraduate student in our Department of Child & Adolescent Development. In this video, Kattia discusses the opportunities that exist for learning and connecting in a remote learning environment.

Watch all of the student features and view some additional course features from our Lurie College Learning Showcase at sjsu.edu/education/showcase

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

Lurie College Hiring Student Research Assistant

As part of a collaborative project focusing on the intersections between dual immersion programs and students with disabilities, we are able to offer a student research assistant position. This position is funded for 60 hours of work through the fall and spring 2020-2021 academic year. In compliance with university policy, this position will pay $16/hr. This opportunity will provide you with experience working directly with faculty investigating issues surrounding dual immersion programs and special education, where you will be responsible for helping create a database of research participants, collecting data. While we will be recruiting multiple student volunteers, we also anticipate the person hired for this position to lead activities with other student volunteers.

Benefit to you: Exposure to research, and mentorship plus interdisciplinary experience. It is our desire that the candidate will be enriched and their abilities in conducting research will be expanded. The person selected for this position will have the opportunity to play an active role in the planning and implementation of this research.

Required Qualifications

  • Interest in education, social justice and equity issues.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills through multiple communication methods (e.g., phone, email).
  • Familiar with educational institutions (districts, schools, levels of district management/organization).
  • Data-base management on excel.
  • Organization and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Able to communicate in two or more languages and demonstrate the ability to communicate interculturally.
  • Have taken/are taking a research methods course.

If you are interested in participating in this project:

Submit this Google Form by Wednesday, September 23, that includes:

  1. A resume
  2. A list of references (2-3 references, including one faculty/staff member at SJSU)
  3. A cover letter that describes your interest in participating in this project.

 

Lurie College Faculty Partner with Foundation to Develop Lesson Plans

Eco Warrior Foundation and SJSU Lurie College of Education Partnership

Shout out to Teacher Education Department faculty Grinell Smith and Tammie Visintainer, who recently partnered with the ECO-Warrior Foundation to develop K-12 lesson plans that focus on the impact of human activity on the environment – check them out at eco-warrior.org/coursework!