Research Feature | Kim Tsai and the Lurie College “TsaiKicks”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Faculty Kim Tsai Research Team

An overwhelming majority of adolescents in the U.S. receive insufficient sleep which has significant repercussions on their cognitive functioning, psychological well-being and physical health.  Relative to the increasing knowledge on the importance of sleep for healthy development, less is understood about contextual factors that promote optimal sleep.  As such, the overarching goal of this study was to investigate how family dynamics affect adolescent sleep.  Restful sleep is facilitated by perceptions of physical and emotional security and given that the family is a primary context in which important feelings of emotional safety are nurtured, it is critical to better understand how features of the family context shape adolescent sleep.

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Apply to Co-Host Emancipatory Education Now

Emancipatory Education Now is a new student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education 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 fall 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 to become a co-host by Saturday, August 22, by completing this Google form.

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Lurie College K-12 Online Teaching Academy Featured on ABC7 News

The SJSU Lurie College of Education established our free K-12 Online Teaching Academy during the 2020 summer to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances.  Each of the 23 webinars in the academy features a 1-1.5 hour presentation and conversation on a different topic with a current educator along with links to their slides and additional resources, and ABC7 News recently featured the academy for its impact and value.  Read the ABC7 News story at abc7ne.ws/33B9g6f and watch any of our webinars at sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

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Lurie College Hardship Fund Requests

As the fall payment deadline approaches, remember that Lurie College has a limited amount of grant funds available to support its students who have experienced an unforeseen financial hardship that will prevent them from continuing their enrollment at Lurie College and SJSU. Awards are processed fall and spring semesters only, but advisors are available year-round. If you are a currently-enrolled Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, or doctoral student who has experienced this type of hardship, please complete this brief Google form so that a Lurie College advisor can contact you.

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Spring 2020 Lurie College Alumni Launch The Book Boat Podcast

Shoutout to SJSU Lurie College of Education alumni, Alejandra Valencia (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Progam) and Jocelyn Rodriguez (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program), who recently took their love for books, literacy, education, and social justice, and turned it into their podcast, The Book Boat!  Watch their first episode, Our Beginning, below and get connected to future episodes and content on YouTube, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Instagram.

SJSU Faculty Members Receive $1.69M NSF Grant Award

Congratulations to Lurie College Department of Teacher Education faculty Tammie Visintainer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro, who are part of a team of faculty across SJSU who secured a $1.69 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation for their proposal “Transforming Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Through Culturally Sustaining, Active and Asset-Based Approaches to Introductory Science Courses,” which aims to increase diversity, inclusion and retention in STEM!  Read the full story on the SJSU Newsroom website at https://go.sjsu.edu/2PlWosg

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Join us for the Lurie College Summer Film Series

This summer, Lurie College is hosting a Summer Film Series to bring together students, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss films around identity.  To receive the link to any of the discussions below, register via this Google form.

Upcoming film discussions

  • Thu., Aug. 13, 4pm | Voting Matters | A woman in the U.S. works tirelessly to ensure that people of color are granted their right to vote
    • Co-hosted by the Student Success Center and Dean’s Office
    • Login to sjsu.kanopy.com with your SJSU credentials to watch the film prior to the discussion
    • Join @sjsulurie and @luriesuccess on Instagram Live for a conversation on Mon. Aug. 10, at 4pm to learn more

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Upcoming Counselor Education Department Info Session

The Lurie College Department of Counselor Education is a professional community of faculty, students, and staff engaged in supportive partnerships to serve culturally diverse students at all levels of education and their communities. We prepare guidance and counseling professionals who will enhance quality and excellence for all students within an increasingly diverse, technologically complex, and global community.  Learn more about our MA in Counseling and Guidance program and how to apply at our upcoming info session on Wednesday, August 12, at 5pm via Zoom by registering through this Google form.

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Student Spotlight | Clarissa Johnston

Learn about Clarissa Johnston, recent alumni of the moderate-severe credential program in the Department of Special Education at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Clarissa was also recognized as the Teacher of the Year of her school, Ryan STEAM Academy, and her school district, Alum Rock Union School District, for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Connect with Lurie College at linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life. Video and audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Storybook” provided royalty-free by Scott Holmes.

Lurie College Learning Showcase | Alexandra Murueta

During the Spring 2020 transition to remote teaching and learning, we asked a handful of our Lurie College students to share their insights on learning as they relate to our priority areas – community-engaged, culturally sustaining, interdisciplinary, and holistic.  Learn more about Alexandra Murueta, a transfer student and student leader who recently received her bachelor’s degree. In this video, Ali highlights the holistic support services and experiences in the Lurie College of Education.

Watch all of the student features and view some additional course features from our Lurie College Learning Showcase at sjsu.edu/education/showcase

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

Educators of Impact | Manny Nuñez

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Manny Nuñez below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Manuel “Manny” Nuñez

“Dr. Nunez is a graduate of the Counselor Education program and now serves as the Assistant Superintendent in charge of Human Resources in the Monterey Peninsula USD. He is a caring, conscientious educator and a strong advocate for all of his students, their families and all employees of the MPUSD. His counseling background has been a strong asset for his leadership roles.”

Educators of Impact | Hilaria Bauer

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Hilaria Bauer below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Hilaria Bauer

“Impact through direct action and compassion the way Dr. Bauer leads her district. Whether it is working with community organizations to open family resource centers on our school campuses, or revamping the counseling support district-wide, Dr. Bauer understands that individual student socio-emotional needs have to be met before they can thrive in the classroom. Dr. Bauer works tirelessly to provide care and support to her district’s 9,000 + students, families, and staff.”

Educators of Impact | Mike Tinoco

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Mike Tinoco below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Mike Tinoco

“Mike is one of the best teachers I have ever seen. The intellect and love he brings to his classroom, his students and their community is a model for transformative teaching practice. The application of his deep research and experience in NonViolent Communication and Kingian NonViolence creates a path for his students to be seen and understood and safe to both be who they are and pursue who they want to become.”

Educators of Impact | Mary Lonhart

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Mary Lonhart below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Mary Lonhart

“In her role as principal of Scotts Valley Middle School, Mary Lonhart is an educator with an unwavering dedication to every single person on her campus. The community of learning she leads is characterized by a deep commitment to academic achievement that goes hand in hand with a fierce dedication to the social and emotional well-being of every child. “Above and beyond” is the space in which she routinely operates. Her dedication toward goals that align very well with the LCOEs mission and vision coupled with her obvious skill and talent make her an extraordinary educator. We need a thousand Marys.”

Educators of Impact | Clarissa Mae Calimbas

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Clarissa Mae Calimbas below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Clarissa Mae Calimbas

“Clarissa Mae is helping her students during this time through her work as the Assistant Director for Student Involvement at University of the Pacific. She has been going out of her way to ensure that the students she works with are staying connected with each other and the office through weekly check ins and being more accessible to her students. Clarissa Mae’s passions center around student development, engagement, and learning taking place outside of the classroom. Clarissa Mae is an educator of impact through her leadership and empathy for students.”

Congratulations to our Lurie College Strategic Plan Grant Recipients

During the Spring 2020 semester, the SJSU Lurie College of Education adopted a new 3-year strategic plan after over a year of conversations, deliberations, and reflections among faculty, students, and staff.  The strategic plan focuses on 4 priority areas – community engaged, interdisciplinary, culturally sustaining, and holistic.  Faculty, staff, and students were then able to apply for grant funding for projects that aligned with these priority areas.  Congratulations to all of our teams who were awarded funding for the following projects for the 2020-2021 academic year!

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“Creating an Inclusive Climate: Queering Our Classrooms and Our Campus”

If you’re hoping to make your class, office, or programming more accessible for and supportive of your queer and trans students and coworkers, be on the lookout for upcoming training sessions and a professional learning community supported by the Strategic Plan Seed Grant. “Creating an Inclusive Climate: Queering Our Classrooms and Our Campus” represents a partnership between the Lurie College of Education and The LGBT Youth Space 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. We will also be hosting a Professional Learning Community for faculty and staff who want to more deeply engage in the work of transforming their corner of the campus into a queer-affirming space. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Marx at robert.marx@sjsu.edu.

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Educators of Impact | Guadalupe Cruz

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Guadalupe Cruz below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Guadalupe Cruz

“As a 5th grade teacher Mrs. Cruz has demonstrated an ability to work with students and support them to be reflective in their educational journey to actualize high levels of academic achievement. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Mrs. Cruz and see her as a valuable asset to our team. She consistently shows up as supportive and dedicated to meeting the needs of students.

As a leader, she places high value in building community and relationships. Working alongside her I have observed her working to truly develop relationships with students and work within their realities. She takes time to thoughtfully create space for relationship building, hear personal stories and support students in their growth. Mrs. Cruz’s work in this area demonstrates her understanding of the importance of context and history, while inspiring students within an innovative instructional program that highlights and balances language, literature, writing and the arts. Understanding the context and history of people and school systems is essential to improving them. Understanding the context and history of a student is essential to supporting them. At San Antonio, Mrs. Cruz is also a member of core educators serving on our Instructional Leadership team selected to inform and shape the collective vision and action of our school’s instructional community, which she has been part of for over twenty years. In this space, she serves as a grade-level representative and thought partner in shaping the school’s plan to better serve students throughout the year.

Throughout my career and in my current role at Alum Rock Union School District, I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with countless dynamic educators and leaders. With this reflection, I believe that Mrs. Cruz’s aptitude is exceptional. She is also a true pleasure to work with; she is collaborative, energetic, and committed and very much deserving of this recognition. It is for the above mentioned reasons that I nominate her for recognition as an Educator of Impact.”

 

Educators of Impact | Mike Espinoza

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Mike Espinoza below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Mike Espinoza

“Mike is so deeply connected to his students and supporting them to bring their full identities into the classroom and school and to use those identities to help them flourish as students. His caring and commitment are a model for transformative teaching!”

SJSU Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network (ESAN) & Summer Film Series

The purpose of ESAN is to create an interdisciplinary group of current pre-service San Jose State University students and alumni working in the Early Childhood field and engage students in the Early Childhood Institute’s mission of supporting each and every child from the start. In this video, Lurie College student / ESAN President Julia Doan and Lurie College faculty / ESAN Advisor Andrea Golloher discuss their organization and their Lurie College Summer Film Series discussion.

ESAN is also hosting a discussion about The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation on Wed., Jul. 1, 5pm.  To receive to join the discussion, register via this Google form.  To get connected with ESAN, email esansjsu@gmail.com.

For more information about the Early Childhood Institute, visit sjsu.edu/education/eci. For more information about the Lurie College Student Organizations, visit sjsu.edu/education/organizations.

Educators of Impact | Veronica Weaver

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Veronica Weaver below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Veronica Weaver

“Veronica is an early childhood special education teacher in Santa Clara County and has been actively working with families of students with disabilities to fight for inclusive educational preschool supports for students with disabilities. After the transition to Shelter-in-Place, Veronica’s role dramatically shifted as she had to provide online supports to students and their families amid COVID-19. Veronica rallied folks to provide digital stories/read alouds for her students! She is passionate about supporting inclusive education for all and has incorporated this into her Ed.D. program for her dissertation research using frameworks such as DisCrit and community cultural wealth!”

Educators of Impact | Margaret Isied

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Margaret Isied below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Margaret Isied

“Margaret Isied is an Educator of Impact because of her outstanding professional expertise and leadership.  She currently works as the Lead Academic Counselor at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Jose, where she manages a team of five counseling professionals.  Always focused on student success, she has increased four-year college application acceptances for low-income and students of color and expertly collaborated with community organizations, teachers, administrators, and families.  A graduate of our Counselor Education program, Margaret has intentionally continued her professional development with designations as a College Admission Specialist and Counseling Data Specialist for ASCA.  She also leads the PublicSchool Counselor Committee for the Western Association for College AdmissionCounseling and has facilitated the dramatic increase in the organization’s public school counselor membership by 400% over two years.  Concurrently, she created professional development resources and has made compelling presentations at conferences.  In February 2020, Margaret was the kickoff speaker at the WACAC Legislative Conference in Sacramento where she brought the public school counselor perspective to life.  Margaret remains integrally connected to our program and recruited the majority of her Lincoln High counseling staff to attend the Sunday  CTC accreditation meeting.  Margaret is knowledgeable, collaborative, and leads with passion and impact.”

Educators of Impact | Debbie Pavlos

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Debbie Pavlos below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Debbie Pavlos

“Miss Pavlos has made the social emotional well being of her students her number one focus. She has also sent along many resources to parents that focus on the emotional well being of their children versus just their academic needs. Her twice weekly Zoom calls include introductions of stuffed animals, a space for students to share feelings, and ask questions (no matter what the topic is). She has created digital interactive read alouds that include fun backgrounds (ie-a frozen tundra for Tacky the Penguin) and think alouds that have her students responding to her and engaging in higher order thinking. She understands that her students need to see her face, hear her jokes, and see their beloved class mascot Q-Bear. Her Google Classroom site is organized and she provides daily feedback to students via assignments and the classroom stream. She also encourages students to chat and respond to each other to engage in socializing which is so important to first graders during this challenging time. Miss Pavlos provides a sense of calm, normalcy, and comfort to her students in a time when they need it the most!”

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.

Educators of Impact | Ashley Lamboley

With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.  Learn more about SJSU Alumni Ashley Lamboley below.  To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Educator of Impact Ashley Lamboley

“Ashley is a recent graduate and all she talks about is how much she loves and misses the Lurie College of Education.  She still attends as many workshops, conferences, and events as possible.  Since graduating she has been working at the child development center and babysitting.  She is great with children and has a great attitude and positive outlook on life.”

Attend Our K-12 Online Teaching Academy

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established a FREE K-12 Online Teaching Academy from Monday, June 15 – Tuesday, July 14 to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances.  Each webinar will feature a 60-minute presentation and conversation on a different topic with a current educator and include 30-minutes for attendees to engage in conversation with one another to expand their knowledge, resources, and networks.  Sample webinar topics include:

  • “Rethinking Assessment For the Google Generation”
  • “Synchronous & Asynchronous Tools for Distance Learning”
  • “Developing Classroom Community in Online Spaces through Humanizing Practices”
  • “Techquity- Culturally Responsive Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom”

To learn more and register for as many webinars as you’d like to, visit sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy.  Please also help spread the word to anyone who you think will find this of interest!

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