Join Lurie College for a Conversation with Radical Monarchs’ Cofounder

SJSU Lurie College of Education Conversation with Radical Monarchs Cofounder Anayvette Martinez

Join the SJSU Connie L. Lurie College of Education and Department of Educational Leadership on Wednesday, February 10, from 6-7:30pm PST for a conversation with Anayvette Martinez, Cofounder of the Radical Monarchs, who create opportunities for young girls of color to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically to their communities. The talk with the Radical Monarchs co-founder will include the herstory of the Radical Monarch movement, in addition to how methodologies and lived experiences inform our queer feminist social justice praxis; the concept of Radical Joy and the key role it plays in the Radical Monarch movement especially in these heightened times. To RSVP and receive the link to the Zoom webinar, complete the Google form at the bottom of this page.  Live captions will be available at this event.

Watch the trailer of their PBS documentary We Are The Radical Monarchs below and watch the full documentary at http://to.pbs.org/3nESo51

Apply to Co-Host Emancipatory Education Now for Spring 2021

Emancipatory Education Now is a 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!

Student co-hosts from across Lurie College’s academic programs will meet regularly throughout the spring semester to engage in dialogue about critical topics in education and share those thoughts out with the Lurie College, SJSU, and local community.  Co-hosts will be compensated hourly for their participation and receive a high-quality USB microphone.

All current SJSU Lurie College of Education students are eligible to apply.  Watch the video tutorial below for information about how to complete this Google form by Saturday, January 30, 2021 to apply to become a co-host.

Watch the Fall 2020 Emancipatory Education Now Series at sjsu.edu/education/emancipatory-education-now

Lurie College Faculty Discuss ‘Queering Our Campus’

Shoutout to Child and Adolescent Development Department faculty Robert Marx and Counselor Education Department faculty Kyoung Mi Choi, who – with the support of a Lurie College of Education Strategic Plan grant – have established the “Creating an Inclusive Climate: Queering Our Classrooms & Our Campus” initiative, which aims 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!  Listen to an overview and update about their initiative below.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty Robert Marx Kyoung Mi Choi Queering Our Classrooms and Campus

“I want to start by giving an overview of what the phrase ‘Queering Our Campus’ means because it’s not a term that is always used and it’s not always immediately understood.  When Kyoung Mi and I put this proposal together, we were thinking about the ways in which our campus – and our college in particular – sometimes unintentionally uphold certain hierarchies and power imbalances.  What it means to queer something is to trouble those hierarchies, to think critically and consciously about the power that’s in place, to think about the dynamics that are always circulating around us, and to think about what we can do to trouble that, to make that more capacious, to make that more inclusive, to make that a little less stable and a little more interesting for those of us who don’t necessarily fit into the norms of our society.”

ICYMI: Fall 2020 Learning Showcase Presentations

The SJSU Lurie College of Education Learning Showcase highlights our undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students’ while they’re on their journeys to becoming transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders under our college’s four priority areas: community-engaged, culturally sustaining, holistic, and interdisciplinary.  Check out some of the presentations from our Department of Counselor Education graduate students, who developed workshops as part of the School-Family-Community Collaboration course. For the class project, students created a synchronous program that was presented on Zoom. In addition, they created asynchronous materials to complement their program.

 

Listen to Episode 13 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 13th episode of their podcast, The Book Boat! In this episode, Our First Guest!, they interview SJSU Alumni Erin Enguero (’16 Kinesiology, ’20 Education) to learn about her journey as an educator and discuss how to have conversations around various abilities through the book Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor.

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K-12 Online Teaching Academy: Decolonizing STEM with ABAR (Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist) Themes

Desiré Whitmore, PhD (Twitter: @DarthScience, Sr. Science Educator and Staff Physicist at the Exploratorium) and Eric Cross (Twitter: @sdteaching, 7th grade science teacher at Albert Einstein Academy Middle School and an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego) led this conversation.

This session will equip teachers with strategies and curriculum that can be used in classrooms to engage students in STEM content through the lens of equity and community change making. After watching the recording, please complete the presenters’ feedback form.

The slides for this webinar are available via bit.ly/decolonizestem.  Join our K-12 Academy Facebook group at bit.ly/lurie-k12facebook or our LinkedIn group at bit.ly/lurie-k12linkedin

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to create resources for teacher candidates and current teachers that discuss how to build equity and employ emancipatory pedagogies in an online environment. Learn more about the academy at sjsu.edu/education/community/k12-academy

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

Listen to Episode 12 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 12th episode of their podcast, The Book Boat! In this episode, Women in Science, they shine a spotlight on representation through the books Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor, Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly, The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath by Julia Finley Mosca, and Geraldine and the Most Spectacular Science Project by Sol Regwan.

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Listen to Episode 11 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 eleventh episode of their podcast, The Book Boat! In this episode, Surprise! Our first learning showcase!, they host a live episode during the Lurie College Learning Showcase and continue their discussion around the power of names through the book Your Name is a Song.

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Dean Lattimer Featured in California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Field Guide

The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) has created The Field Guide for Accelerating Learning, Equity and Well-Being to support educational leaders as they serve their communities in 2021 and beyond.  Dean Lattimer was featured as one of the guest voices in the field guide and discussed topics like ‘what type of educational system we want to move towards?’ as well as ‘how can we approach improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools?’  Watch the videos below and access the full Field Guide at https://fieldguide.ccee-ca.org/

Watch the Lurie College Fall 2020 Graduation Celebration

Our SJSU Lurie College of Education Graduation Celebration took place on Friday, December 18 – watch the recording from the live event above!

  • 14:35 – Video acknowledgment of Spring 2020 Lurie College graduates (alphabetized by last name) and remarks from Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro
  • 26:30 – Remarks from Lurie College Graduation Celebration Speaker, Jacqueline Lopez Rivas (BA, Child & Adolescent Development)
  • 36:14 – Slideshow of collages submitted by graduates (alphabetized by last name)

SJSU has also created a website to recognize all of the Spring 2020 graduates for the entire university. Visit the recognition webpage for Lurie College of Education Spring 2020 graduates.

 

Lurie College K-12 Online Teaching Academy Highlighted on COVID-19 CA Website

Our K-12 Online Teaching Academy was recently highlighted on the COVID-19 CA website as one of the most helpful distance learning resources for educators as we are navigating this pandemic!  Check out all of the highlighted resources at covid19.ca.gov/distance-learning/

SJSU Lurie College of Education Winter 2021 K-12 Online Teaching Academy

We established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy in Summer 2020 in response to the inequities in learning exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.  The 23 Summer 2020 webinar recordings discussed how to build equity and employ emancipatory pedagogies in an online environment, how to utilize various online platforms, and more.

We’re planning more free webinars for Friday, January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5 from 3-4:30pm to continue to support current and future educators.  Learn more about each of the sessions and RSVP at sjsu.edu/education/community/k12-academy.

Lurie College Faculty Featured on Race, Policy, and Reform Post-COVID Panel

Shoutout to Educational Leadership Department faculty María Ledesma, who was featured on a panel at Stanford’s Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) conference during the Fall 2020 semester. Watch the full recording on the Stanford Graduate School of Education YouTube channel – Dr. Ledesma begins speaking at 36:42.

Register for our Lurie College K-12 Online Teaching Academy

SJSU Lurie College of Education Winter 2021 K-12 Online Teaching Academy

We established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy in Summer 2020 in response to the inequities in learning exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.  The 23 Summer 2020 webinar recordings discussed how to build equity and employ emancipatory pedagogies in an online environment, how to utilize various online platforms, and more.

We’re planning more free webinars for Friday, January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5 from 3-4:30pm to continue to support current and future educators.  Learn more about each of the sessions and RSVP at sjsu.edu/education/community/k12-academy.

Lurie College Compiles Antiracism and Racial Justice Resources

Juneteenth March and Rally at SJSU

Lurie College is committed to addressing and uprooting racism, racial injustice, and racial inequity in our community, policies, and practices so we’ve compiled a sampling of resources for our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and partners to utilize in their pursuit of antiracism, racial justice, and racial equity.  To access lists of articles, books, social media accounts, videos, and more, visit sjsu.edu/education/community/antiracism.

Listen to Episode 10 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 tenth episode of their podcast, The Book Boat!  In this episode, Holidays in December, they discuss various ways to recognize and celebrate the many holidays at the end of year through the books Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story From the Border and Let’s Celebrate!: Special Days Around the World.

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Reflections on Conversation on Abolitionist Teaching with Dr. Bettina Love

Shoutout to Department of Special Education faculty Saili Kulkarni for sharing her reflections from our Conversation on Abolitionist Teaching with Dr. Bettina Love in November!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Special Education Department Faculty Saili Kulkarni

Bettina Love began her talk quoting W.E.B. Du Bois and how “we who are dark see America in a way that white people cannot.” Du Bois describes this idea of double consciousness or second sight that People of Color possess. As a scholar who has specifically adopted DuBois’ ideas of double consciousness into my own research with special education teachers of color (SETOCs), I am constantly reflecting on how we can reposition/reframe the knowledge and gifts of teachers of color. Teacher education programs are not framed in ways that see the importance or value the perspectives of “we who are dark.”

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ICYMI: Lurie College Learning Showcase

Did you miss our Fall 2020 Learning Showcase? Watch the recording of the keynote remarks from Ana Benderas, Director of ELA and Humanities at Quetzal Education Consulting, below and watch the recordings of many of our students’ presentations at sjsu.edu/education/showcase.

Attend our Fall 2020 Lurie College Learning Showcase

SJSU Lurie College of Education Learning Showcase

Join us on Friday, December 4, from 4-7pm to support students from across Lurie College as they present their research, fieldwork experiences, co-curricular experiences, and more at our semi-annual Learning Showcase! The event will begin with a keynote from Ana Benderas, Director of ELA and Humanities at Quetzal Education Consulting; include a range of student presentations and panels; and conclude with small group discussions and prizes. Learn more about each of the sessions and RSVP at sjsu.edu/education/showcase.

Watch the Student Social Justice Short Film Festival Winning Films

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 organized 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. Watch the winning films below and learn more about the film festival at sjsu.edu/education/community/film-festival.

Middle school: Natalie Creek | Connect with Natalie on Instagram and Facebook

High school: Jose Flores-Jimenez | Connect with Jose on YouTube

College: Vinson Vu | Connect with Vinson on InstgramTwitter, or LinkedIn

 

Listen to Episode 9 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 ninth episode of their podcast, The Book Boat!  In this episode, Non-traditional Thanksgiving, they discuss various ways to recognize and celebrate the holiday through the books No Turkey for Thanksgiving and Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey.

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Watch the Final 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 this episode, Brian leads a discussion with Anne, Gabi, Jackie, Leslye, and Vinson as they reflect upon how participating in Emancipatory Education Now has shaped them.

The calls to action for this episode:

  • Speak out in whatever way you’re comfortable – it all matters
  • Take the time to process information and actively listen to others
  • Get comfortable with being wrong and embodying a growth mindset
  • “Apply yourself to supply your wealth” – Kendrick Lamar
  • Live Black Lives Matter rather than merely talk Black Lives Matter

Watch all of the episodes of Emancipatory Education Now at sjsu.edu/education/emancipatory-education-now and be on the lookout for an opportunity to apply to participate in Emancipatory Education Now for the Spring 2021 semester!

Lurie College Establishes Racial Justice Commitments

Building upon the strategic plan the SJSU Lurie College of Education established in January 2020, we have identified several racial justice priorities to continue to decolonize our own institution and the systems within which we operate.

Strategic Plan Identity Statement

At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, we prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders. We do this through an emancipatory approach across our teaching, scholarship, and service with a focus on the four areas below.

Community-Engaged: We strive to become the hub for community-centered, educational transformation in the region.

Examples of racial justice priorities:

  • Strengthen outreach and recruitment for prospective students with an emphasis on recruiting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) applicants who are committed to racial justice
  • Identify/strengthen collaborations, student teaching, and internship placements/MOUs with local schools and colleges with high enrollment of BIPOC students and that are committed to anti-racist policies and practices
  • Strengthen outreach to BIPOC alumni to provide ongoing professional support and encourage their engagement with current students as mentors, fieldwork supervisors, and advocates
  • Provide open-access extra-curricular seminars, workshops, and colloquia for students and community partners to engage in interdisciplinary conversations to cultivate anti-oppressive, anti-racist policies, practices, and pedagogies within educational institutions
  • Launch of the Institute for Emancipatory Education. The mission of this P20 focused institute is to create more equitable and inclusive educational systems that nurture the creativity and brilliance of all learners so that our diverse, democratic society can truly thrive. The guiding principles of IEE are to center historically marginalized learners and communities, partner with community, and build bridges across institutions from preschool through post-secondary
  • Launch of the Healthy Development Clinic to be located in East Side San Jose to strengthen collaboration and engagement with local communities with an emphasis on equity through wellness for children, youth, and families

Culturally Sustaining: We value and sustain the linguistic and cultural practices of the communities we serve and make that the foundation of our work.

Examples of racial justice priorities:

  • Increase scholarship supports for BIPOC students committed to anti-racist priorities
  • Strengthen inclusion of BIPOC researchers and theorists in course syllabi
  • Recognize, value, and highlight scholarship from our faculty and students that focuses on issues of racial justice, educational equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy and provide multiple venues to showcase this research for internal and external audiences
  • Implement learning outcomes assessment practices with an equity and culturally-sustaining approach

Holistic: We foster a caring and supportive community of belonging, connectedness, and appreciation.

Examples of racial justice priorities:

  • Cultivate a sense of belonging and connectedness with current students and provide intensive advising across the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development to ensure students, particularly those from BIPOC communities, are valued and included
  • Increase scholarship supports for BIPOC students committed to anti-racist priorities
  • Strengthen efforts to recruit diverse faculty and staff through targeted outreach, DEI training for hiring committees, and critical assessment of application review and interview procedures
  • Grow student representation in department- and college-level committees, including continued presence on the college strategic plan steering committee

Interdisciplinary: We learn together across and beyond the college, transforming schooling and benefitting our communities.

Examples of racial justice priorities:

  • Provide anti-racist, culturally sustaining, and intersectional professional learning workshops to faculty and staff. These may be led by internal faculty experts and/or external consultants
  • Engage faculty and staff in college-wide anti-racist affinity groups for BIPOC faculty and staff and white faculty and staff
  • Develop and launch new courses and programs that directly address issues of race, justice, and intersectionality
  • Critically examine coursework and pedagogical practices to ensure they reflect a lens of racial justice. Update course content, syllabi, and assignments to address systemic racism, racial justice, and intersectionality

Watch The Equity-Driven Leadership for Dual Immersion Programs Webinar

As part of the Equity-Driven Leadership for Dual Immersion Programs Fall 2020 webinar series, Bilingüismo y Justicia – the Critical Bilingual Authorization Program at the SJSU Lurie College of Education – and the CSU Fullerton Departments of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership teamed up for to present “Building Partnerships Against the Bilingual Teacher Shortage.”