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!  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

#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

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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Attend the SJSU Education and Public Service Virtual Job Fair

The SJSU Education and Public Service Job/Internship Fair has gone virtual and will take place on Thursday, April 23, from 3-6pm.   Registered employers include:

  • Continuing Development/Child Development Centers’
  • iMentor
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • King City Union School District
  • San Benito High School District
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • San Leandro Unified School District
  • The Primary School
  • and more!

Visit the SJSU Handshake portal to view the list of employers and apply to their opportunities from Thursday, April 2 – Thursday, April 9.  Selected students will be invited for a 10 to 15 minute video chat with reps from school districts, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations regarding their anticipated full-time, part-time, volunteer and internship opportunities. This event is open to all current SJSU students and registered alumni members.  If you have any questions, please contact the SJSU Lurie College of Education Career Counselor, Christine Bautista, at christine.bautista@sjsu.edu.

 

 

Crowdsourced Resources for Educators

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Clinic

The SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty members have been crowdsourcing and sharing resources with one another as we’ve transitioned into a remote, virtual teaching and learning environment.  We would like to share these resources with Lurie College of Education students, alumni, and partners who may find them useful in their work.  The list below is in no particular order and are not necessarily endorsed by the Lurie College of Education.

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.

Early Childcare Providers are on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Please call your federally-elected official to ask for their support in providing emergency funding to maintain high-quality child care.

SJSU Associated Students Child Development Center

In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), schools have closed down across the region and the country, sending children of all ages home for extended periods of time.

Working parents are therefore facing unprecedented challenges in determining how to balance child care and work responsibilities. Those who are able to work from home must meet the needs of their children while remotely addressing responsibilities under rapidly evolving work conditions. Moreover, with the increased risks of exposure to coronavirus among older adults, grandparents may not be able to safely fill in as back-up caregivers.

With the economy reeling from the coronavirus crisis and the complications and consequences of hitting pause on the work of small and large businesses, schools, and other public entities, many employers and working parents will struggle to find a way through. While employers may allow some flexibility, it is clear that both working parents and the caregivers who support their children are critical to keeping the economy going.

Meanwhile, some parents simply must continue to work on site, including first responders (firefighters, police, nurses, etc.) and those deemed to be in essential roles. Importantly, the Santa Clara County Health Officer’s Shelter in Place Order recognizes childcare providers within this essential workforce, as their services enable other exempted employees to continue working.

As employers and employees throughout the region scramble to adjust to the shelter in place order and to flatten the curve, child care workers are being asked to serve on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. This crisis highlights the importance of ECE providers to society and economic stability – not just now, but always. Meanwhile, these providers are themselves frequently living on the edge of economic security given persistent low wages. As a society, we need to recognize the importance of ECE providers. In light of this and other emergencies and natural disasters, resources should be provided directly to childcare providers, recognizing the role that they play in maintaining safe environments for children and facilitating adults’ continued involvement in the workforce. Furthermore, in order to maintain this workforce, they must be paid a worthy wage that not only keeps them out of poverty, but one that adequately compensates them for the role they play in society.

Written by the Early Childhood Institute (ECI) at San José State University, which is led by Dr. Andrea Golloher, Dr. Emily Slusser, and Dr. Maria Fusaro.  Recognizing the potential each and every child brings into the world, ECI promotes equitable and inclusive access to high-quality early learning experiences by collaborating with campus and community partners; advancing applied research; building the capacity of early childhood professionals; and advocating for professionals, young children, and their families.

Student Success Center Team Discusses Self-Care

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As SJSU and our society at large are temporarily transitioning to a more remote, virtual environment, it’s crucial to identify ways to continue to cultivate a sense of connection with one another and to practice self-care.  Listen to this video chat with Saul Ruiz, Janene Perez, Annie Nobuhiro, and Krista Stirling from our Lurie College Student Success Center to learn more about how they are planning to practice self-care during this time.  Connect with us on Instagram – @sjsulurie and @luriesuccess – for more announcements, opportunities, and resources!

Job Postings for Lurie College Students from the SJSU Career Center

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Clinic

Although the SJSU Health & Human Services Job/Internship Fair has been postponed to the Fall 2020 semester, Seneca Family of Agencies, Uplift Family Services and Via West are recruiting now for the following jobs. Interested students are encouraged to apply no later than Friday, March 27, to be considered for these immediate openings!  Log into SJSU Handshake for details about the following job opportunities listed below.

Seneca Family of Agencies:

Uplift Family Services:

 Via West, Via Services:

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.

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Villegas Lopez

Learn about Jennifer Villegas Lopez, an undergraduate student in the Child & Adolescent Development program at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Jennifer is also the recipient of the 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 Anno Domini Beats.

What do you envision the future of learning will include?

SJSU Lurie College of Education Future of Learning Summit Valerie Lundy-Wagner

Listen to Valerie Lundy-Wagner, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research and Data Analytics for the California Community Colleges, discuss who deserves to learn 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.

Attend the Future of Learning Fireside Chat

Mon., Mar. 9 Update: This event is going to be rescheduled for a later date.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Future of Learning Summit Arun Ramanathan

Join SJSU Lurie College of Education Dean Heather Lattimer on Thursday, March 12, at 3pm in SJSU’s Sweeney Hall, room 331, for a conversation with Dr. Arun Ramanathan, Chief Executive Officer of Pivot Learning!  RSVP for this event on Eventbrite.

Pivot Learning is an Oakland-based nonprofit that annually works with over 100 high-need school districts in 16 states. Pivot’s mission is to partner with educators to design and implement solutions to their greatest challenges in achieving educational justice in areas including curriculum implementation, special education reform, and secondary school redesign.

Arun was also one of the keynote speakers at the Lurie College of Education’s Future of Learning Summit during the Fall 2019 semester. Listen to his talk from the summit at sjsu.edu/education/fli and join the conversation about the future of learning at #SJSUFutureLearn

Computer Science is for Every Classroom

Join us on Friday, March 20, from 10am-12pm in SH 331 to gain new perspectives on the importance of integrating computer science into K-12 education – lunch is included!

  • This workshop will define computer science and its connection to future careers and explore why access to computer science concepts impacts the education outcomes of every student.
  • Through hands-on activities and conversations, participants will discover what meaningful Computer Science integration looks like in K-12 classrooms.
  • By the end of this workshop participants will begin to envision themselves as computer science educators. No experience with computer science is necessary, but bring a laptop for the fun!

Computer Science is for Every Classroom - 3.20

What do you envision the future of learning will include?

SJSU Future of Learning Summit Christopher Cabaldon Sacramento State

Listen to Christopher Cabaldon, Hazel Cramer Endowed Chair and Professor of Public Policy & Administration at Sacramento State University, discuss the future of people, defining learning, and more at the SJSU Lurie College of Education’s 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.

Student Spotlight | Luz Nicacio and Liliana Adler

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 Department of Child and Adolescent Development students Luz Nicacio and Liliana Adler, who received support to attend the Latinx Leads conference, to learn more about their experiences and how they have shaped them going forward.  Listen to Luz and Lily’s insights below!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Students Luz Nicacio and Liliana Adler

“I think it’s important that everyone knows that there’s people who grow up a lot differently than you do and have different values than you do, so it’s important to educate yourself about those kinds of values and be an open ear and an ally to people who may not look like you.”

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Upcoming ChAD Club Meeting

The ChAD club is a student-run organization that is open to all interested students, alumni, and faculty in the Child & Adolescent Development department to learn about careers in ChAD, support children and adolescents in the community, and plan fun social events with your peers!  The next meeting will take place on Thursday, March 5, from 1:15-2:15 in Sweeney Hall 212.  Visit the ChAD department website, Instagram feed, or the club Facebook group to find out more information.

SJSU Lurie College of Education ChAD Club Spring 2020

What do you envision the future of learning will include?

SJSU Lurie College of Education Future of Learning Summit Kent McGuire

Listen to Kent McGuire, Program Director of Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, discuss his vision for the future of deeper learning at the SJSU Lurie College of Education’s 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.

Lurie College Faculty Advocate for Worthy Wages for Teachers

Shoutout to Lurie College faculty Emily Slusser, Andrea Golloher, and Maria Fusaro, who recently published the commentary “To provide quality care for infants and toddlers, California must pay teachers a worthy wage” on behalf of their SJSU Early Childhood Institute! Read their piece on the Cal Matters website at http://bit.ly/2vXynRG.  To learn more about the SJSU Early Childhood Institute, visit sjsu.edu/education/academics/eci

SJSU Lurie College of Education Early Childhood Institute Emily Slusser Andrea Golloher Maria Fusaro

What do you envision the future of learning will include?

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty Ellen Middaugh Future of Learning Summit

Listen to Ellen Middaugh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child & Adolescent Development, discuss her vision for the future of learning to practice democracy 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.

Learn about the New Lurie College Strategic Plan

Watch or listen to the conversation below to meet several of the SJSU Lurie College of Education Students who recently participated on the Lurie College Strategic Planning Committee in preparation for the launch of the plan during the Spring 2020 semester!

  • Jessica Doushgounian – Undergraduate student, majoring in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, minoring in Deaf Education
  • Katelyn Mora – Undergraduate student, majoring in Child and Adolescent Development with a community focus, minoring in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Marili Avalos – Graduate student, Counseling and Guidance
  • Paulette Lamonico Bavilacqua – Credential student, Moderate to Severe Special Education

Current Lurie College students, faculty, and staff are highly encouraged to submit an initial proposal for a Strategic Plan Seed Grant for the 2020-2021 academic year by Monday, March 2, 2020.  More details about our strategic plan are available at sjsu.edu/education/about.

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Video recorded and edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Adventure” provided royalty free by bensound.com.

Lurie College Providing CSET Test Prep Workshop

At Lurie College, we strive to become the hub for community-centered, educational transformation in the region, and so we’re hosting a 3-day CSET Multiple Subject prep workshop to support our students on their journeys to becoming future educators!  This workshop will take place Saturday, March 28; Sunday, March 29; and Saturday, April 4; from 9am-4pm in Sweeney Hall 106 and is designed to help students apply their knowledge to meet exam requirements in each of the exam subtests I, II, and III.  There is no cost to register for this workshop; however, there are a limited number of spaces available and those who enroll must commit to attending all 3 days.  To apply by Monday, March 2, visit http://bit.ly/CSETprep.

SJSU Lurie College of Education CSET Workshop

Bilingüismo y Justicia: Bilingual Cafecito

Come learn about SJSU’s Critical Bilingual Authorization Program from Lurie College of Education faculty!  The CBAP leads to a bilingual authorization, which enables the holder to teach in bilingual or dual immersion classrooms.  Please RSVP for this event at http://tinyurl.com/bilingualcafecitoRSVP

SJSU Lurie College of Education Critical Bilingual Authorization Program Bilingual Cafecito