K-12 Online Teaching Academy: Providing Students Choice – Engagement & Equity

Emma Pass (Twitter: @emmabpass, English language arts teacher at Poudre School District Global Academy) led this conversation.

This session discusses how to create and leverage choice based activities and choice boards, as well as their importance in giving students a sense of agency in their work, as well and providing equitable opportunities for learning. This session will be hands-on, so be prepared to start creating!

The slides for this webinar are available at http://bit.ly/2LVzGso.  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!

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

Join the Early Childhood Institute for a Conversation with Tena Sloan

SJSU Lurie College Early Childhood Insititute Healing-Centered Interactions Across Early Childhood Environments with Tena Sloan

The SJSU Early Childhood Institute is hosting Tena H. Sloan, Vice President of Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Training (ECMHC) at Kidango, on Wednesday, February 10, from 3-4pm on Zoom to share her perspectives on making every interaction in early childhood a healing-centered experience. In light of the many persistent stressors facing families with young children in the Bay area and beyond, Tena’s talk “Healing-Centered Interactions Across Early Childhood Settings” will inspire all professionals working with young children and their families to make each interaction one that supports the wellbeing of the whole person.  To learn more and RSVP, visit sjsu.edu/eci/events.

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

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.

 

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!

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 students in our Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences.

The CD&S Journal Club supports our students efforts to publish research in their field. This session featured two panel discussions about the Journal Club experience, things learned, and advice to others. During the presentation of the panel discussions, attendees were able to chat with the CD&S Journal Club members.

By synthesizing their academic experiences from the semester, Alejandra Romo and Aminah Sheikh led a discussion of a language sample of a four year old child with a stutter, including the effects that the stutter has on her language development along with parent/caregiver cooperation.

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.

Get connected to future episodes and content on YouTube, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Instagram, or Facebook.

Lurie College Faculty Co-Publish Broadband Access Report

Shoutout to Lurie College faculty Luis PozaEduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, and Tammie Visintainer, who collaborated with SJSU faculty Ahoura Zandiatashbar, California Assemblymember Robert Rivas, and the Watsonville High School ECHO Leadership Academy to better understand the impact of known gaps in broadband internet access across California’s 30th Congressional District. Read the report below!

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.

Meet the Student Social Justice Short Film Festival Winning Filmmakers

We recently spoke with Natalie, Jose, and Vinson – the winning filmmakers of our Fall 2020 Student Social Justice Short Film Festival – to learn more about what motivated them to create their films and what their future plans for advocating for social justice are. Watch the interview with them below and watch their individual films at sjsu.edu/education/community/film-festival.

Lurie College Set to Celebrate Fall 2020 Graduates

SJSU Lurie College of Education Fall 2020 Graduation Celebration

While the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact so many facets of society over the duration of 2020, that’s not stopping the Lurie College of Education at San José State University from organizing a live graduation celebration to recognize our more than 200 Fall 2020 graduates (and soon-to-be alumni)!

This year has presented our students, our college, and our communities with one challenge and hardship after another, from prioritizing our health and safety while simultaneously addressing educational inequities in response to COVID-19; to responding to acts of racial injustice and uprooting systemic racism; to surviving wildfires and dangerous air quality levels; and to navigating through a tumultuous election cycle.  Despite all of these challenges and hardships, I have been proud to witness our students, faculty, and staff persevere and support one another throughout this year while continuing to make progress towards their personal, academic, and professional hopes, dreams, and goals.  With that in mind, while we are unable to celebrate with our graduates in person at this time, it’s our priority to celebrate virtually with them to acknowledge their accomplishments and bring some closure to their academic experiences with us.  We look forward to welcoming our graduates back to campus and celebrating in person together when it is safe to do so. – Dean Heather Lattimer

The Lurie College Graduation Celebration will take place online on Friday, December 18, at 4pm PST and begin with a college-wide ceremony that will include remarks from Dean Heather Lattimer, Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro, and student speaker Jacqueline Lopez Rivas, who is graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development.

I’m so grateful and appreciative to have this opportunity to represent my peers as the graduation speaker.  With everything that’s happened this year, it’s been challenging for us to find moments to celebrate.  For me personally, I had previously taken a break from school and practicing self care made a huge difference in my life and in my ability to return to school and graduate.  It takes hard work to heal because it’s not always easy to focus on the difficult things in our lives.  However, that’s where having and practicing healthy and safe outlets come in.  Having a support system, different meditation practices, and getting in touch with my creativity are all my personal examples.  I’ve seen so much resilience, perseverence, and commitment from my peers as well, so I’m looking forward to all of us having the opportunity to celebrate our graduation and end this year on a great note.  After we graduate, I hope that everyone continues to find joy, keep working towards their goals, and not be discouraged. – Jacqueline Lopez Rivas

Each Fall 2020 graduate will also be recognized during the college-wide ceremony.  Lurie College graduates, faculty, and staff have been invited to attend the live ceremony on Zoom, and family and friends are invited to watch the live ceremony on the Lurie College YouTube channel.

After the college-wide ceremony, each Lurie College department – Child & Adolescent Development, Communicative Disorders & Sciences, Counselor Education, Special Education, and Teacher Education – is hosting an online reception to include remarks from faculty chairpersons, individualized slideshows, and socializing among graduates, faculty, and staff to close out the semester and calendar year.

Since this semester’s experience is entirely digital, Lurie College has created some other digital items to add to the experience, such as:

San José State University as a whole is honoring and celebrating all Fall 2020 graduates by launching graduate recognition websites, which will go live on Friday, December 18, at 10am.  Learn more on the SJSU Commencement website.

For me, graduating also goes beyond my own personal meaning.  It carries great importance for my family, friends, community, and future generations, especially as someone who is Latinx, a woman, queer, and a first-generation college student entering the education profession.  Sadly, I also have personal contacts and know of SJSU students who will never have the chance to graduate because their lives were cut short, so to me this graduation is in honor of all of them and is an opportunity that I am not taking for granted. – Jacqueline Lopez Rivas

SJSU Lurie College of Education Graduation Celebration Jacqueline Lopez Rivas

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.

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

 

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!

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.”

Free Upcoming KCI Computer Science Workshop

Krause Center for Innovation logo

Located at Foothill College, the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) empowers educators to bring innovative practices to their classrooms to motivate, challenge, and inspire the diverse learners and leaders of the future.  Attend their free workshop Tuesday, December 8 – Thursday, December 10, from 4:30-6:30pm each day to learn more about computer science and how it is more than just coding. The workshop will also look at how CS can be integrated into any subject or grade level. Space will be limited to 50 educators – learn more and RSVP by completing this Google form.

Join us at the Lurie College Deans’ Forum

SJSU Lurie College of Education Fall 2020 Deans Forum 4

Lurie College students, join Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro for a conversation on Thursday, November 19, from 3-4pm to discuss what’s next in education following the election results!  The Zoom link will be emailed to all Lurie College students’ via a Google calendar invitation.

ICYMI: Recaps of A Conversation on Abolitionist Teaching with Dr. Bettina Love

SJSU Lurie College of Education Bettina Love Tweet

Did you miss our Lurie College Conversation on Abolitionist Teaching with Dr. Bettina Love? Read the recap from SJSU at go.sjsu.edu/bettinalove and the recap from the Spartan Daily at bit.ly/3eUX5ox

 

 

Watch Episode 6 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, Vinson leads a dialogue with Anne, Gabi, Jackie, and Leslye as they dive deeper into how schools and communities can create a safe and supportive school environment with a focus on LGBTQ+ youth.

The calls to action for this episode:

SJSU Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • Attend the belong@SJSU (Campus Climate survey conducted earlier this year) town halls (Nov 12 & 13 – Thursday & Friday 1:00-2:30pm)  to learn more about the key findings from the survey or watch the recordings once they become available.
  • Students & faculty: add pronouns to your Canvas account; students: add pronouns to your MySJSU account; Everyone: add pronouns to your zoom name

SJSU Staff

  • If your institution utilize resources to staff development resources to attend (conferences) professional development opportunities
  • Advocate and listen to your students

SJSU Students

Everyone

  • Introduce yourself using your common name (the name you go by) and pronouns (if you feel comfortable sharing)
  • Incorporate gender inclusive language into your vocabulary (y’all, folx, beautiful people, scholars, everyone, students, class, team)
  • Take the time to educate yourself about different communities, identities, and listen to others to learn about their stories and experiences
  • Check out the Book Boat Podcast
  • Take care of yourself and your loved ones during this election season, prioritize your mental health and overall well-being.
  • It takes everyone to make a difference to let people be themselves.

A few additional resources they’ve shared include:

Join us live for the final episode on Monday, November 16, at 7:15pm on the Lurie College YouTube channel at bit.ly/lurie-youtube.  

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