Watch the Lurie College Faculty Documentary: South Asian Student Experiences

Lurie College EdD Leadership Program Alumni, Dr. Radha Aravamudhan, and Lurie College Lecturer, Dr. Bob Gliner, produced a documentary film that describes experiences of South Asian students and parents in public schools. The documentary project was funded by the Lurie College Research and Teaching Collaborative Grant and was designed with valuable inputs from Dr. Rebeca Burciaga, Dr. Arnold Danzig and Dr. Saili Kulkarni.

The film shares perspectives from students, parents and teachers and hopes to raise awareness about the successes, struggles and resources needed to meet the needs of South Asian students. The students and families interviewed for the documentary are from a public school district in the south bay area.

Student Spotlight: Erin Enguero

Learn about Erin Enguero, an SJSU alumni and current credential student in the Teacher Education – Multiple Subject program at the SJSU Lurie College of Education.  Erin was also the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship for Exemplary Teachers 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 recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley and edited by Sydney Ahmadian. Music by Chris Haugen.

Watch our MA in Special Education Student Research Project Presentations

Congratulations to our Lurie College graduate students in our Department of Special Education who recently presented their final research projects!

  • 3:34Nathaly Cisneros-Mendoza: “Perceptions of Latino/a parents when accessing services for their child with autism”
  • 11:51Marissa Richers: “Cerebral Palsy: The impacts on a child’s motor and social development”
  • 20:32Fatema Rahim: “Impact of South Asian cultural views on parents of children with special needs”
  • 29:12Monica Gonzalez: “The effect of a graphic organizer intervention on math word problem solving skills for English language learners with high incidence disabilities”
  • 40:26Elizabeth Sanchez: “The effect of culture on parent involvement in special education”
  • 50:31Ashley Highsmith: “The disproportionality of black students in special education”
  • 1:02:00Madison Henry: “Homeschooling vs public schooling: Decisions to homeschool children with special needs”
  • 1:10:01Dilkash Ahmed: “Teacher perceptions of assistive technology classroom implementation”

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Lurie College Students Curate Activist Playlist

Lurie College students who have been enrolled in EDSE 102: Typical and Atypical Development, Speech and Language Development recently read We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love and then curated an activist playlist!  Give the playlist a listen at bit.ly/lurie-playlists

We Want to do More Than Survive Bettina Love

SJSU Lurie College of Education EDSE 102 Activist Playlist

Attend the Lurie College MA in Special Education Research Presentations

Join us on Tuesday, May 12, from 7-8:30 on Zoom at https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/92109854969 to learn from 8 graduate students in our Department of Special Education as they present their thesis research!

  • Nathaly Cisneros-Mendoza: “Perceptions of Latino/a parents when accessing services for their child with autism”
  • Marissa Richers: “Cerebral Palsy: The impacts on a child’s motor and social development”
  • Monica Gonzalez: “The effect of a graphic organizer intervention on math word problem solving skills for English language learners with high incidence disabilities”
  • Dilkash Ahmed: “Teacher perceptions of assistive technology classroom implementation”
  • Ashley Highsmith: “The disproportionality of black students in special education”
  • Madison Henry: “Homeschooling vs public schooling: Decisions to homeschool children with special needs”
  • Elizabeth Sanchez: “The effect of culture on parent involvement in special education”
  • Fatema Rahim: “Impact of South Asian cultural views on parents of children with special needs”

MA in Special Ed Research Presentations

Special Education Intern Feature: Jessica Celeridad

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the way that our society functions. This is especially true at all levels of education. At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, our faculty and staff have been challenged to create accessible and equitable educational opportunities for our students. Many of our Lurie College students are also in teaching positions and student support positions at the K-12 and higher education levels. In this video series, we would like to give a special shoutout to Jessica Celeridad and all of the other Special Education Intern students who are supporting students with special needs remotely. Learn more about Jessica through this conversation with Lurie College faculty member Lisa Simpson.

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Special Education Intern Feature: Rosa Gonzalez

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the way that our society functions. This is especially true at all levels of education. At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, our faculty and staff have been challenged to create accessible and equitable educational opportunities for our students. Many of our Lurie College students are also in teaching positions and student support positions at the K-12 and higher education levels. In this video series, we would like to give a special shoutout to Rosa Gonzalez and all of the other Special Education Intern students who are supporting students with special needs remotely. Learn more about Rosa through this conversation with Lurie College faculty member Lisa Simpson.

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

Watch the Faces of Learning Student Researcher Panel

During the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, a group of SJSU undergraduate student researchers met with students across campus to get a deeper understanding of their learning experiences and then utilized photography and narrative to shine a light on those students’ learning experiences.

Watch this virtual Student Researcher Panel to learn from those who were most involved in this project and visit http://sjsu.edu/education/faces to view their student-curated exhibition.

SJSU Faces of Learning Project | Meet Co-Researcher Edith

The Lurie College Faces of Learning Project shines a light on SJSU students’ learning experiences – huge thanks to undergraduate student Edith Urbano for sharing her experience with us!  When asked what she learned about herself during this project, she said “I really enjoyed hearing my fellow peers and other students’ stories.  As a fellow student myself, it was reassuring to know that we all go through the same struggles and experience our own little victories.”

Visit sjsu.edu/education/faces to view the student-curated photo exhibition and RSVP to attend our student panel on Thu., Apr. 30, at 12pm.

SJSU Faces of Learning Edith Urbano

– Name: Edith Urbano Ixta
– Pronouns: she/her
– Year and Major / Minor: Child and Adolescent Development major,  Sociology of Education minor
– Fun Fact / Hobby: Fun fact: I am left-handed. Hobby: I love going thrifting with my friends.
– What motivated you to participate in this project? I was motivated to be part of this project to bring the stories of students to life and put faces to the statistics that come from the school.

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

Attend Our Teacher Residency Program Info Session

Are you pursuing a career in teaching because you want to serve diverse students in a high-needs school district?  Are you planning to student teaching Fall 2020 – Spring 2021?  If so, then join us on Wednesday, April 29, at 4:00pm via Zoom for our teacher residency program info session!

If you are interested in the teacher residency program but can’t attend the meeting, contact Prof. David Whitenack at david.whitenack@sjsu.edu.  If and when you are ready to apply to the teacher residency program, in addition to applying to the credential program (if you aren’t already admitted or enrolled), you’ll need to complete this supplementary application.

Attend the Lurie College Critical Bilingual Authorization Program Speaker Series

Join us on Friday, May 1, from 4-5pm for a conversation with Dr. Tomás Galguera, Professor at Mills College, about Language Over Language: Explorations of Pedagogical Language Knowledge (PLK).  This event is part of the SJSU Lurie College of Education CBAP Speaker Series and you can RSVP for the Zoom event at tinyurl.com/CBAPspeakerseries.

SJSU Lurie College of Education CBAP Speaker series 3 Dr. Tomás Galguera PLK

SJSU Faces of Learning Project | Meet Co-Researcher Alberto

The Lurie College Faces of Learning Project shines a light on SJSU students’ learning experiences – huge thanks to undergraduate student Alberto Camacho for sharing his experience with us! When asked about what motivated him to participate, he said, “I firmly believe in the power of testimonio as a form of teaching. Testimonio brings in an entirely different perspective to the classroom by creating a community; similarly this project allows for Spartans to share their experience at SJSU and through Testimonio, create an even more welcoming community here on campus. ”

Visit sjsu.edu/education/faces to view the student-curated photo exhibition and RSVP to attend our student panel on Thu., Apr. 30, at 12pm.

SJSU Faces of Learning Alberto Camacho 2

– Name: Alberto Camacho
– Pronouns: El/He/Him/His
– Year and Major / Minor: Graduating 4th year / English Major — Chicana/o Studies Minor
– Fun Fact / Hobby: I dance Folkloriko with Grupo Luna y Sol de San José. — I love to write!
– What motivated you to participate in this project? I firmly believe in the power of testimonio as a form of teaching. Testimonio brings in an entirely different perspective to the classroom by creating a community; similarly this project allows for Spartans to share their experience at SJSU and through Testimonio, create an even more welcoming community here on campus.

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

SJSU Faces of Learning Project | Meet Co-Researcher Eliana

The Lurie College Faces of Learning Project shines a light on SJSU students’ learning experiences – huge thanks to undergraduate student Eliana Villafuerte for sharing her experience with us! When asked about what motivated her to participate, she said, “I really wanted to experience being in a research team. While also being part of a cause to help spread and let others around the community hear student voices.”

Visit sjsu.edu/education/faces to view the student-curated photo exhibition and RSVP to attend our student panel on Thu., Apr. 30, at 12pm.

SJSU Faces of Learning Eliana Villafuerte

– Name: Eliana Villafuerte
– Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
– Year and Major / Minor: 4th year, Linguistics major, Chicana/o Studies minor
– Fun Fact / Hobby: I love doing my makeup, and experimenting with different color eyeshadows
– What motivated you to participate in this project? I really wanted to experience being in a research team. While also being part of a cause to help spread and let others around the community hear student voices.

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

Lurie College Student and Faculty Published in Multilingual Educator Journal

Congratulations to Teacher Education Department graduate student Danielle Patenaude and faculty member Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, whose respective articles “Classroom Translanguaging: Building Identity and Agency” and “¿Qué español debo enseñar en mi clase? Permanezcamos en silencio, escuchemos, apreciemos y aprendamos” were recently published in the spring issue of the California Association for Bilingual Education’s (CABE) Multilingual Educator.  Give the articles a read at https://bit.ly/2RU2npY.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Graduate Student Danielle Patenaude

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Faculty Eduardo Munoz-Munoz

SJSU Faces of Learning Project | Meet Co-Researcher Octavio

The Lurie College Faces of Learning Project shines a light on SJSU students’ learning experiences – huge thanks to undergraduate student Octavio Martinez for sharing his experience with us! When asked about what motivated him to participate, he said, “I love getting to know people and understanding what makes them function the way they do. What at their core makes them, them. This project opens the opportunity for that.”

Visit sjsu.edu/education/faces to view the student-curated photo exhibition and RSVP to attend our student panel on Thu., Apr. 30, at 12pm.

SJSU Faces of Learning Octavio Martinez

– Name: Octavio Martinez
– Year and Major / Minor: Senior, Design Studies major, Human Systems Integration minor
– Hobby: A fun hobby that I like to partake in is Muay-Thai fighting
– What motivated you to participate in this project? I love getting to know people and understanding what makes them function the
way they do. What at their core makes them, them. This project opens the opportunity for that.

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SJSU Faces of Learning Project | Meet Co-Researcher Dalia

The Lurie College Faces of Learning Project shines a light on SJSU students’ learning experiences – huge thanks to undergraduate student Dalia Hernandez for sharing her experience with us!  When asked what she learned from this project, she said, “What I learned from this project is how diverse everyone’s experience is.  Whether it’s because of their background or because of their major, everybody had a different experience here [at San Jose State University].”

Visit sjsu.edu/education/faces to view the student-curated photo exhibition and RSVP to attend our student panel on Thu., Apr. 30, at 12pm.

SJSU Faces of Learning Dalia Hernandez

– Name: Dalia Hernandez
– Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
– Year and Major / Minor: Senior, Behavioral Science major, Applied
Computing for Behavioral and Social Science (ACBSS) minor
– Fun Fact / Hobby: Fun fact is that I visited two new states last year which were Tennessee and New York.
– What motivated you to participate in this project? What motivated me was an eagerness to gain research experience and participate in advocating for student voices. This project gave me the chance to learn about different perspectives that each student has and gave me a chance to capture and share it.

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Watch the Lurie College Faculty Research Symposium

Watch the recording from our Faculty Research Symposium, which took place on Friday, April 10, and showcased SJSU Lurie College faculty and the impact of their research! Presenters in this symposium included:

  • Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education | “Targeting linguistic targets: Academic English, Standard English, and ideologies among preservice teachers” | Presentation starts at 5:34
  • Nadia Sorkhabi, PhD | Professor, Department of Child & Adolescent Development | “Mothers’ and Fathers’ Parenting Style and Emerging Adults’ Academic Achievement: Self-construal, Self-esteem, and Parental Psychological Control as Mediators” | Presentation starts at 32:19
  • Shawn Vecellio, PhD | Lecturer, Department of Teacher Education | “Using Clearness Committees to Address Teacher Candidates’ Critical Incidents” | Presentation starts at 1:05:39

Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Henry Fan: Episode 2

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Henry Fan shares his reflections on making accurate information more accessible. How do you think we can do that?

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

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!  Join the Zoom webinar at sjsu.zoom.us/j/794703207. 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

Andrea Golloher Chosen to Spearhead the Use of DEC Recommended Practices for Young Children with Disabilities

SJSU Lurie College of Education Special Education Department Faculty Andrea Golloher

­­­­­Andrea Golloher will serve as a statewide “ambassador” to spearhead use of the DEC Recommended Practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities. Andrea Golloher, Assistant Professor of Special Education and the Associate Director of the Early Childhood Institute at San José State University’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education, is among 22 newly selected aPRy Ambassadors chosen to bring awareness and support to the dissemination and use of the DEC Recommended Practices (RPs) and the associated resources and tools. Ambassadors now reside in 24 states.

Andrea says, “As a faculty member preparing early childhood special education and training early childhood educators to support inclusive programs, I am very excited to be a part of the aRPy Ambassador Initiative. I look forward to learning more about the tools that have been developed and establishing a plan to promote the Recommended Practices in California”.

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Student Spotlight | Grace Shefcik

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 Grace Shefcik, who has been conducting research on and developed the first questionnaire that assesses non-binary individuals’ self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns for the purposes of speech-language pathology.  Listen to Grace’s insights below!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Student Grace Shefcik

“Many trans people report a desire to modify their voice, and some receive services from a speech-language pathologist, or SLP. During this initial assessment, the SLP will typically have the client report their self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns through a questionnaire measure. There currently exist two questionnaire measures that are widely used for this, but neither of these were developed for non-binary clients, so it would be inappropriate to use them for this population. In my research, I developed and validated the first questionnaire that assesses non-binary individuals’ self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns. I wanted to pursue this research to address a gap in resources available for this population.”

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Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Henry Fan: Episode 1

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Henry Fan shares his reflections on values and how they can shape our trajectory. What are some of your deepest values?

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

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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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.