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

Lurie College Faculty Published in ASCD Express

Congrats to Department of Special Education faculty Andy Golloher and Matt Love, whose article “What Special Educators Want Leaders to Know About Remote Education” was recently published in the ASCD Express, which empowers educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.  Read the full article at bit.ly/36TolAe

SJSU Lurie College of Education Special Education Department Faculty Andrea Golloher Matt Love Gif

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.”

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.

Watch Our Faculty Research Symposium

Watch the recording of our Lurie College Faculty Symposium from Thursday, November 12:

  • 7:33 – Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education “The California Schools that are Coming: Towards Multilingual K-12 Programs beyond ‘Alignment’”
  • 31:12 – Rebeca Burciaga, PhD – Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Educational Leadership “Testimonio as an Emancipatory Pedagogy”

Watch Our Faculty Research Symposium

Watch the recording of our Lurie College Faculty Symposium from Thursday, October 29:

  • 5:16 – Saili Kulkarni, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education – “DisCrit at the Margins of Teacher Education”
  • 30:04 – Tammie Visintainer, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education – “Empowering Secondary Science Educators as Equity Advocates and Designers of Transformative Justice-Centered Science Learning Environments”
  • 53:12 – Luis Poza, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education – “To Be Seen and Heard: Dignity, Language, and Educational Rights in the United States”

Join us for the next symposium on Thursday, November 12, from 3-4pm, on Zoom

  • Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education “The California Schools that are Coming: Towards Multilingual K-12 Programs beyond ‘Alignment’”
  • Rebeca Burciaga, PhD – Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Educational Leadership “Testimonio as an Emancipatory Pedagogy”

We’re Still Here Documentary by Lurie College Faculty Airing on PBS

SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty Bob Gliner We're Still Here Documentary

We’re Still Here, a documentary by Lurie College faculty Bob Gliner in partnership with EdD Director Brad Porfilio, is scheduled to air throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas on PBS station KQED, on Monday, November 2 at 11 PM.

In We’re Still Here, First Nation indigenous Hip Hop artists in Canada lead an effort to right long standing social injustices, heal personal traumas, and preserve their cultures, in a cutting edge and poignant look at how Hip Hop plays an important role in transforming the lives of both musicians. their audiences and communities.  Narrated by First Nation indigenous Hip Hop artist Mike Scott, We’re Still Here weaves engaging interviews with powerful live performances and street demonstrations,  portraying the challenges and journeys also shared by Native Americans as well as other marginalized populations across the United States.

Attend the Lurie College Faculty Research Symposium

Join our Lurie College faculty at our upcoming Faculty Research Symposium events as they present their research related to diversity, social justice and culturally sustaining pedagogy!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Fall 2020 Faculty Research Symposium 1

Thursday, October 29, 3-4:15pm, Zoom

  • Saili Kulkarni, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education
    • “DisCrit at the Margins of Teacher Education”
  • Tammie Visintainer, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education
    • “Empowering Secondary Science Educators as Equity Advocates and Designers of Transformative Justice-Centered Science Learning Environments”
  • Luis Poza, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education
    • “To Be Seen and Heard: Dignity, Language, and Educational Rights in the United States”

Thursday, November 12, 3-3:45pm, Zoom

  • Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education
    • “The California Schools that are Coming: Towards Multilingual K-12 Programs beyond ‘Alignment'”
  • Rebeca Burciaga, PhD – Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Educational Leadership
    • “Testimonio as an Emancipatory Pedagogy”

Lurie College Faculty Featured in SJSU Podcast

Big thanks to SJSU Provost Vincent del Casino for shining a spotlight on Lurie College Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro, who discusses teaching, pedagogy, and more on the first episode of The Accidental Geographer podcast! Give it a listen at go.sjsu.edu/37i8Ino
SJSU Lurie College of Education Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro

Lurie College Faculty Featured in Panel About California Prop. 16

Shoutout out to Department of Educational Leadership faculty María Ledesma, who was recently featured on a panel hosted by the UCLA Division of Social Sciences to discuss the context and implications of California Proposition 16.  Watch the panel recording on the LA Social Science YouTube channel.

Read the 2019-20 Lurie College of Education Annual Report

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.  While this has been a challenging and tumultuous year, our annual report shines a light on the numerous ways that we’ve embodied these principles and the many reasons for gratitude, pride, and hope in the work of our Lurie College students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  Read the 2019-2020 annual report.

We’re Still Here Documentary by Lurie College Faculty Airing on PBS

SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty Bob Gliner We're Still Here Documentary

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 12, We’re Still Here, a documentary by Lurie College faculty Bob Gliner in partnership with EdD Director Brad Porfilio, is scheduled to air on Bay Area PBS station, KRCB, Monday, October 12 at 9pm and repeats on Tuesday, October 13, at 3am.  (Comcast carries the station as channel 200 in the greater San Jose area and channel 22 in San Francisco and the North Bay).

In We’re Still Here, First Nation indigenous Hip Hop artists in Canada lead an effort to right long standing social injustices, heal personal traumas, and preserve their cultures, in a cutting edge and poignant look at how Hip Hop plays an important role in transforming the lives of both musicians. their audiences and communities.  Narrated by First Nation indigenous Hip Hop artist Mike Scott, We’re Still Here weaves engaging interviews with powerful live performances and street demonstrations,  portraying the challenges and journeys also shared by Native Americans as well as other marginalized populations across the United States.

Help Shape Upcoming Lurie College LGBTQ+ Support and Inclusion Training Sessions

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty Kyoung Mi Choi and Robert Marx

Lurie College of Education faculty Robert Marx and Kyoung Mi Choi will conduct training sessions for SJSU faculty, administrators, and staff around LGBTQ+ support and inclusion at SJSU. In preparation for that training, they are seeking current SJSU students who identify as LGBTQ+ to participate in their research about their experiences on campus and in class, as well as their suggestions for how SJSU could be improved. All the data they collect will be confidential, and your name will not be associated with any of your responses. Your responses may be shared with members of our campus community, including professors, staff, and administrators in the College of Education and across campus, but no identifying information will be included. To share your input with Dr. Marx and Dr. Choi, please complete this brief Google form.  If you’re taking this survey on a mobile device, please turn it sideways [landscape mode] so that you can see all response options.

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Lurie College Faculty Awarded $50k Grant

Congratulations to Child and Adolescent Development faculty Ellen Middaugh, who earned a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation!  Through this grant, she is able to kickoff her research study “Civic Media Literacy in a Networked Society: Supporting Mindful Circulation” which will develop a deeper understanding of how youth interact with media online, not only when it comes to fact-checking but also when it comes to interpreting media, sharing media, and beyond.  Listen to or read through the interview with Dr. Middaugh below.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Faculty Ellen Middaugh Spencer Foundation

“The project that I received funding for is called ‘Civic Media Literacy in a Networked Society: Supporting Mindful Circulation.’  What makes this a little different is there’s a lot of work on media literacy, and that’s been going on for many, many years as I’ve been studying social media and civic engagement.”

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Lurie College Faculty Contributes to Journal Publication

Ed.D. Leadership Program Director Brad Porfilio is the Co-Editor of the International Journal of Critical Media Literacy and they just released a special issue, Teaching for Critical Consciousness at the Intersection of Critical Media Literacy and Hip Hop Education! Access the issue at bit.ly/3c8J3hB

SJSU Lurie College of Education Ed.D. Leadership Program Faculty Brad Porfilio

Join us at the Lurie College Deans’ Forum

SJSU Lurie College of Education Fall 2020 Deans Forum 3

Lurie College students, join Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro for a conversation on Friday, September 25, from 3-4pm to share insights about your Fall 2020 semester experiences thus far!  The Zoom link will be emailed to all Lurie College students’ via a Google calendar invitation.

Lurie College Faculty Asked to Speak at Upcoming Conference

Shoutout to Educational Leadership faculty María Ledesma, who has been asked to speak at Stanford’s Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) conference on Monday, October 19, at 3pm. Learn more and register to attend at bit.ly/32eM4cP

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educational Leadership Department Faculty María Ledesma

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Assessment for Learning To Support Student Achievement”

Brent Duckor – Twitter: @BrentDuckor – associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at San Jose State University, and Carrie Holmberg – Twitter: @CarrieHolmberg – lecturer and preservice teacher educator at San Jose State University, led this conversation:

We blend research-based, high-leverage instructional and assessment strategies (the “7 Moves framework”) to energize, re-engage and foreground student voices in synchronous learning environments. Using Zoom, Google Docs, and other distance learning tools we demonstrate how to make it happen with you and your students. Join us to open up real conversations and explore new directions in online assessment for learning.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-12.

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances. Learn more about the academy at sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

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Lurie College Faculty Partner with Foundation to Develop Lesson Plans

Eco Warrior Foundation and SJSU Lurie College of Education Partnership

Shout out to Teacher Education Department faculty Grinell Smith and Tammie Visintainer, who recently partnered with the ECO-Warrior Foundation to develop K-12 lesson plans that focus on the impact of human activity on the environment – check them out at eco-warrior.org/coursework!

Lurie College Faculty Leading Student Support Webinar

Shoutout out to Special Education Department faculty Matt Love, who has been asked to lead the upcoming California Council for Exceptional Children webinar “Supporting Students Learning Online” on Thursday, September 17, at 4pm on Zoom!  Learn more and register to attend at bit.ly/33hFodl

SJSU Lurie College of Education Special Education Faculty Matt Love Supporting Students Learning Online