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!

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!

Upcoming Counselor Education Department Info Session

The Lurie College Department of Counselor Education is a professional community of faculty, students, and staff engaged in supportive partnerships to serve culturally diverse students at all levels of education and their communities. We prepare guidance and counseling professionals who will enhance quality and excellence for all students within an increasingly diverse, technologically complex, and global community.  Learn more about our MA in Counseling and Guidance program and how to apply at our upcoming info session on Wednesday, July 15, at 4pm via Zoom by registering through this Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Educaiton Department EDCO 267

Ask Me Anything – with ChAD Professor, Robert Marx

This summer, professors from the SJSU Lurie College Departments of Child & Adolescent Development and Communicative Disorders & Sciences will be joining us in conversation and community.  You can learn a little about their background, what inspired them to teach, and ask all of your questions about life at the Lurie College of Education and beyond.  On Wednesday, July 15, at 2pm, chat with Dr. Robert Marx, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development.  Register today to receive a Zoom link for this workshop!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Robert Marx

Student Spotlight | Joanna Gaeta and Samuel Bland

The SJSU Lurie College of Education provides a range of opportunities to support students in their academic endeavors to become transformative educators, counselors, therapists, and leaders.  We spoke with our Special Education Department graduate students Joanna Gaeta and Samuel Bland, who were able to collaborate with Assistant Professor Saili Kulkarni on a research project that examines beliefs about disability and race among special education teachers of color.  Listen to Joanna and Samuel’s insights below!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Special Education Department Students Joanna Gaeta and Samuel Bland

“We are currently working on studying special education teachers of color and what their beliefs are about disability and race.  We’re trying to see how do teachers position themselves to help out our students when we see disparities – whether it’s behavioral issues or academic issues within the school setting – and then how we as the special education teachers contend with that on the education front.”

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K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “A Play Then Teach Approach to Computer Science in the Classroom”

Abigail Joseph – Twitter: @drabigailjoseph – MS Director of Learning, Innovation, and Design at the Harker School, led this conversation:

Distance learning requires a flip in the way we engage students with Computer Science material. An alternate approach is to have students explore and question so that they are motivated to learn concepts when it is emergent for them. This webinar will discuss approaches to a play-first methodology for teaching computer science.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-8.  The slides for this webinar 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!

Welcome New Lurie College Faculty Member Aubrey Uresti!

Lurie College is excited to welcome its newest faculty member in the Department of Counselor Education, Dr. Aubrey Uresti, to the community beginning in the Fall 2020 semester!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Aubrey Uresti

Dr. Aubrey Uresti earned her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Learning and Mind Sciences from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Uresti is currently a lecturer in the Department of Human Ecology at UC Davis. Aubrey is also an instructor in the College Admissions and Career Planning certificate program at UC Berkeley Extension. A California credentialed K-12 school counselor (PPS-SC) and a National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), Dr. Uresti has experience in all levels of K-12 education as a teacher, school counselor, therapist, supervisor, and consultant. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Her dissertation focused on the individual, family, and extended family-level experiences of adolescents who have a parent in jail or prison, as well as their meaning-making processes regarding parental incarceration. Additional research interests include urban education and school counseling, school-based support, grief and loss, peer victimization, child and adolescent development issues, and lifelong learning for counselors.

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!

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Fun and Fantastic Ways to Engage Students During Remote Learning”

Emma B. Pass – Twitter: @emmabpass – English and Language Arts Teacher at PSD Global Academy, led this conversation:

One of the biggest hurdles in remote learning is simply getting your students online. The more fun and engaging your online lessons are, the more likely your students will do them! Whether meeting live over video conferencing, or asking students to complete work independently/asynchronously, this session will detail tools, tips, and best practices for creating engaging lessons and building your classroom community online.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades K-12.  The slides for this webinar 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: “Collaborating to Create an Engaging Classroom Community through Distance Learning.. With your Student Teacher!”

Laura Polden and Veronica Minor, Fourth-grade self-contained classroom teachers (Mentor Teacher and Teaching Candidate) in the Milpitas Unified School District, led this conversation:

We will be discussing how to pivot to an online classroom and work together as Mentor/Student teacher to provide an engaging platform for student learning. We will talk about how to best use each teacher’s strengths to create personal connections with students.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 3-5.  The slides from this webinar are available via Canva

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: “Creating with Chrome”

Martin Cisneros – Twitter: @TheTechProfe – Director of Technology Services in the Berryessa Union School District, led this conversation:

Need to enhance your distance learning game? Are your students tired of digital sit and get, consumption programs, and bored with just text activities? Then this learning experience if for you! This session involves teachers everywhere to use technology to engage learners and amplify the learning experience in classrooms. Learn to focus on pedagogy first, and then CREATE LEARNING EXPERIENCES on the purposeful and engaging use of technology!

Intended audience: Those who teach grades K-12.  The slides from this webinar 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: “Engagement Tools for the K-8 Classrooms”

Shannon Tabaldo – Twitter: @TabaldoOnTech – Director of the Innovation in Digital Education & Leadership (iDEAL) Institute at Loyola Marymount University, led this conversation:

This interactive and dynamic session will highlight tools and best practices to increase engagement in the K-8 online classrooms. These tools will lend themselves nicely to the physical classroom upon our return to school campuses.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades K-8.  The slides from this webinar are available on Google Drive.  Additional resources are available on 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!

Student Spotlight | Critical Bilingual Authorization Pathway

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 Critical Bilingual Authorization Pathway (CBAP) students Adriana Priego, Heather Simonovich, Jazmin Mendez, Olivier Castañeda, Raul Leon, Rubby Barajas, and Stephanie Muñoz, who received grants to pursue various professional development initiatives.  Listen to their insights below about how they adjusted their focus in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  More information about the pathway, Bilingüismo y Justicia, is available at sjsu.edu/education/academics/cbap

SJSU Lurie College of Education Critical Bilingual Authorization Program CBAP Podcast

“Even when students are coming in now, students are just recently applying to the credential program are calling me – because I had them in classes in my undergrad – and asking me, ‘What do you think about this bilingual program? Or what do you think about me going into the credential program?’  I’ve said, ‘Definitely apply for a credential program and also apply for the bilingual program’ because … I had three job offers for three bilingual schools and I had to pick what school I wanted to go to and what worked best for my family.  It was because of this program, that I was able to get job offers that prepared me for the future.”

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Congratulations to our Lurie College Strategic Plan Grant Recipients

During the Spring 2020 semester, the SJSU Lurie College of Education adopted a new 3-year strategic plan after over a year of conversations, deliberations, and reflections among faculty, students, and staff.  The strategic plan focuses on 4 priority areas – community engaged, interdisciplinary, culturally sustaining, and holistic.  Faculty, staff, and students were then able to apply for grant funding for projects that aligned with these priority areas.  Congratulations to all of our teams who were awarded funding for the following projects for the 2020-2021 academic year!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty and Staff Group Photo 8x10

“Creating an Inclusive Climate: Queering Our Classrooms and Our Campus”

If you’re hoping to make your class, office, or programming more accessible for and supportive of your queer and trans students and coworkers, be on the lookout for upcoming training sessions and a professional learning community supported by the Strategic Plan Seed Grant. “Creating an Inclusive Climate: Queering Our Classrooms and Our Campus” represents a partnership between the Lurie College of Education and The LGBT Youth Space to offer introductory and advanced trainings at the department and college level around topics like pronouns and vocabulary terms, the hidden curriculum in our classes, and creating opportunities for authentic self-expression. We will also be hosting a Professional Learning Community for faculty and staff who want to more deeply engage in the work of transforming their corner of the campus into a queer-affirming space. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Marx at robert.marx@sjsu.edu.

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K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “There’s An EduProtocol For That (Featuring #MathReps)”

Lisa Nowakowski – Twitter: @NowaTechie – 5th-Grade teacher at King City Arts Magnet School, led this conversation:

Participants will be introduced, and experience, the power of EduProtocols. EduProtocols are a powerful learning tool for all grades and subjects. In addition, participants will get a preview and experience with NEW Math Edition EduProtocols and MathReps.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 3-5.  The slides from this webinar 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: “Engaging Emerging Multilinguals In An Online Setting”

Deedy Camarena – Twitter: @DeedyCamarena – Coordinator for English Language Development (ELD), Dual and World Languages in the Multilingual & Humanities Education Department at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, led this conversation:

Emerging Multilinguals have a set of needs that must be addressed when implementing distance learning in order to access to the curriculum. Purposeful and appropriate scaffolds and strategies will be presented along with a model lesson.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-12.  The slides and resources from this webinar 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: “Developing Classroom Community in Online Spaces through Humanizing Practices”

Betina Hsieh – Twitter: @ProfHsieh – Director and Professor of Teacher Education at the University of La Verne La Fetra College of Education, led this conversation:

This webinar focuses on how various online tools can be used to create and support a community in secondary and post-secondary classrooms within a framework of humanizing pedagogies. Participants will see examples of how various prompts, strategies and tools can help students to connect with one another and teachers to connect with their students in the goal of building towards a collective learning space.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-12.  The slides from this webinar 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!

Ask Me Anything – with ChAD Professor, Dr. Ellen Middaugh

This summer, professors from the SJSU Lurie College Departments of Child & Adolescent Development and Communicative Disorders & Sciences will be joining us in conversation and community.  You can learn a little about their background, what inspired them to teach, and ask all of your questions about life at the Lurie College of Education and beyond.  On Tuesday, June 30, at 1pm, chat with Dr. Ellen Middaugh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development.  Register today to receive a Zoom link for this workshop!

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

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Lessons Learned From Math Intervention at a Distance”

Jeremiah Ruesch – Twitter: @mathkaveli – Math Consultant in Kings County Office of Education, led this conversation:

The focus of the webinar will be the key points we learned in orchestrating a math intervention for K-8 students during the Covid-19 pandemic. From building a safe community at a distance to how to rustle kids together for a voluntary math intervention, this webinar will share our best practices from lessons learned.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades K-8.  The slides from 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!

Welcome New Lurie College Faculty Member María Ledesma!

Lurie College is excited to welcome its newest faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership, Dr. María C. Ledesma, to join our community beginning in the Fall 2020 semester to lead the establishment of our Higher Education Leadership program!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educational Leadership Department Faculty María Ledesma

Dr. María C. Ledesma grew up in Oakland, California. As a first-generation college student, María earned a B.A. from UC Berkeley, a master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in education from UCLA. She has previous experience as an undergraduate admissions reader for her undergraduate alma mater, UC Berkeley, and sat as the graduate student representative for the University of California’s faculty senate committee on undergraduate admissions—The Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools. As a doctoral student María was selected to sit as the 32nd Student Regent for the University of California, the first Latina to hold this post. Her research interests include equity oriented critical policy analysis, including contextualizing and historicizing the history and application of race-conscious social policy in higher education and the examination of leadership for social justice. She is also interested in exploring the experiences of faculty of color who identify as first-generation. Her work has appeared in the Association of Mexican American Educators JournalEquity and Excellence in EducationReview of Higher Education, and Qualitative Inquiry.

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Writing Instruction & Support During Distance Learning”

Marisa Thompson – Twitter: @MarisaEThompson – Teacher, PD Instructor, Coach, Education Blogger and Speaker, led this conversation:

We all want our students to be effective communicators, especially in their writing. In our classrooms or teaching from home, we can strengthen students’ written communication using student-friendly materials and procedures.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-12.  The slides from this webinar 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 Faculty Highlighted by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

Shoutout to our EdD Leadership Program Director Brad Porfilio, whose previously co-authored article “Centering Social Justice in EdD Programs” was recently highlighted by the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate as a resource on racial justice in educational systems and leadership.  Read the publication at https://bit.ly/2VeiqQU.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Ed.D. Leadership Program Faculty Brad Porfilio

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “All Pears On Deck In The Zoom Zoom Room”

Ed Campos – Twitter: @edcampOSjr – Consultant in Math/Educational Technology/Computer Science, led this conversation:

Tired of being sucked up in the Zoomnado each morning and then spit out as a Zoombie by the end of your day? Prevent from getting OZ’d (OverZoomed) by maximizing engagement, discourse, & collaboration using Peardeck, Zoom, and Google Slides. Welcome to the Zoom Zoom Room!

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-12.  The slides from this webinar 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 http://sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

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