Communicative Disorders & Sciences student Avneet Sandhu shares her presentation on colorism.
Sweeney Hall was buzzing with excitement on Friday, December 6, 2019, as hundreds of SJSU Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students shared their academic accomplishments and insights to peers, faculty, staff, family, friends, and community partners during the inaugural Learning Showcase. The showcase was established to build upon the end-of-semester academic celebrations that many of the Lurie College of Education departments had organized in previous semesters by organizing a college-wide event to demonstrate how the Lurie College of Education and its students are interdisciplinary, community-engaged, culturally-sustaining, and holistic, according to Dean Heather Lattimer. The event began with a wide range presentation panels such as “Advising Idol – A Friendly Video Competition to Support Student Success” and “Voice Care Workshop for Educational Professionals + Mini Clinic for Voice Screening” before transitioning to poster presentations and other stations such as “Film Making as a Research Method” and “Special Education Lesson Plan Gallery Walk.” The grand finale of the Learning Showcase was the plenary session, which featured a student or small group of students from each academic department in the Lurie College of Education who spoke to a crowd of about 75 attendees about their academic research, experiential education, and more! Plenary speakers included:
SJSU Lurie College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, friends, and family are invited to attend the inaugural Learning Showcase on Fri., Dec. 6, from 4-8pm in Sweeney Hall! This event will highlight Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students’ academic accomplishments from the Fall 2019 semester. Watch the video above to learn more about how to present a poster during the showcase and RSVP to attend the event at sjsu.edu/education/showcase.
Learn about Nikki Dang, a Doctoral Candidate student in the Ed.D Leadership Program at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Nikki is also the recipient of the Lurie College of Education General Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Shoutout to Lurie College of Education Student Success Center Director Janene Perez, who was recently featured on the California State University’s Diversity Toolkit blog for highlighting some of the ways in which Lurie College has enhanced its efforts to recruit a diverse range of teaching candidates. Listen to and read what she had to say below!
Teacher educators, consider your own journey into education. Did you come from a family of educators? Or maybe you had a teacher who left an indelible mark that influenced your decision? These are inspired reasons to enter the field, but how do we reach those who never considered teaching, who may be the first in their family to attend college, or who didn’t have a teacher they connected with? Recruiting candidates with a diversity of experiences is absolutely vital to our mission of enhancing the quality of education for all students, but this work takes time, intention, and continuous reflection.
Lurie College of Education Dean Heather Lattimer with speakers from the inaugural Future of Learning Summit: Shar Naidu, Vivian Vu, Kent McGuire, Valerie Lundy-Wagner, Laura Quintana, Irene Castillon, SJSU professor Ellen Middaugh, and Arun Ramanthan. Photo by Francisco Mendoza.
San Jose, Calif. — About 100 Silicon Valley thought leaders, policymakers and K-12 educators filled SJSU’s Diaz Compean Student Union Theater November 13 at the inaugural Future of Learning Summit, hosted by the Connie L. Lurie College of Education. The event included five keynote speakers and talks by five SJSU community members, all of whom addressed the question, “What is the future of learning?”
“We’re at a time of significant change in education and across society,” said Heather Lattimer, dean of the Lurie College. “We have changing job markets, demographic shifts and new understandings around what learning and cognition mean and look like. It’s a time of rapid change that can be really scary. But it’s also an opportunity for all of us to challenge the way that we think of education and schooling to find new ways to support stronger, more equitable and more relevant outcomes.” Lattimer described SJSU’s upcoming Future of Learning Initiative, a cross-disciplinary program to spur innovation on campus, serve as a hub for transforming education in the region, generate new knowledge that will elevate the importance of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and position SJSU as a thought leader in the field of educational innovation.
SJSU Lurie College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff, partners, friends, and family are invited to attend the inaugural Learning Showcase, which will highlight Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students’ academic accomplishments from the Fall 2019 semester! This event will take place on Friday, December 6, from 4-8pm in Sweeney Hall and include posters, presentations, panels, a plenary, and prizes. To learn more and RSVP, visit sjsu.edu/education/showcase.
LEARNING SHOWCASE POSTER WORKSHOP
If you are a Lurie College of Education student who is interested in presenting a research poster at the Learning Showcase and would like some support and guidance from Lurie College faculty, please attend the Poster Workshop on Friday, November 22, from 12-1pm in Sweeney Hall 447 to meet with Communicative Disorders & Sciences Department faculty member Lyle Lustigman and Teacher Education Department faculty member Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz!
As a transformative scholar, Dr. Porfilio brings insights from several intellectual disciplines, such as history, sociology, leadership studies, and social studies education, to examine the sociocultural and historical forces behind unjust educational outcomes and institutional forms of oppression. His intellectual work also unearths what policies, pedagogies, practices, and social movements hold the potential to humanize educational institutions, to eliminate educational disparities and to build an equalitarian society. As a result, his research has a broad appeal to scholars, leaders, and educators. Read more below and listen to Brad’s personality playlist on the Lurie College Spotify account!
Ph.D., Sociology of Education, University at Buffalo
M.S., Social Studies Education, Niagara University
B.A., History, State University of New York at Brockport College
Thought-leaders across Silicon Valley; SJSU students and faculty; policymakers, K-12 educators, and community members; and several nationally-recognized keynote speakers will convene at this event to engage in a dialogue around the central question: “What is the future of learning?”
We are delighted to announce the following Summit keynote speakers:
Christopher Cabaldon – Hazel Cramer Endowed Chair and Professor of Public Policy & Administration, Sacramento State University
In case you missed it, Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students who will be enrolled at SJSU for the 2020-2021 academic year can learn some tips below from current scholarship recipients and view the slides below to learn more about the application process, which will begin during the Spring 2020 semester. If you have any follow up questions about the material in the slides, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lurie College students: Join folks from the SJSU Scholarship Office and Lurie College Scholarship Review Committee on Wed., Oct. 23, at 3:30pm in the Student Success Center – Sweeney Hall 106 – to learn more about the 2020-2021 Lurie College scholarship application process, which will begin during the Spring 2020 semester!
For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Lurie College of Education awarded over $250,000 to more than 100 students with a median award of $1000 and an average award of $2390. If you plan to attend this workshop, please register with the Lurie College Student Success Center at http://bit.ly/lcoeworkshops.