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

Lurie College Hardship Fund Requests

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 and 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.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Hardship Fund

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.

 

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!

Patricia McKinney’s $1.8 Million Planned Gift Benefits Future Elementary Educators

SJSU Lurie College of Education Alumni Patricia McKinney

Patricia McKinney has established a scholarship for future elementary teachers. Photo courtesy of Priscilla Robertson.

San José State University is pleased to announce that it has received a $1.8 million gift commitment from Patricia McKinney, ’60 General Elementary Education, ‘64 MA Education. The gift will support students majoring in elementary education in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education.

“Ms. McKinney’s gift is significant for our students, our college, and our region,” said Heather Lattimer, dean of the Lurie College. “As our K-12 student population continues to become increasingly diverse, this gift will help our college attract dedicated, talented future teachers from diverse communities who are committed to making a transformative impact in the lives of children and families. Additionally, this award will reduce the cost of enrollment for many of our students and enable them to focus their time and energy on the success of their own K-12 students as they enter professions that don’t typically bring fortune or fame.”

Read the full article from Julia Halprin Jackson on the SJSU Newsroom website.

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!

Call for a Doctoral Fellowship in the Ed.D. Educational Leadership Program at San José State University

The Ed.D. Educational Leadership Program at San José State University is seeking applications for a multi-year doctoral fellow.

With the generous support of Dr. Brad Porfilio, Director of the SJSU Ed.D. Educational Leadership Program and Dr. Heather Lattimer, Dean of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education, the SJSU Center for Collaborative Research Excellence in Education (CCREE) is seeking applications for a doctoral fellow committed to research that supports the educational needs of students in foster care and youth experiencing homelessness in California.

Dr. Brent Duckor, Director of SJSU’s CCREE says the goal of the multi-year fellowship is to engage in applied research that addresses and advances equitable outcomes for students in foster care and students experiencing homelessness from the K-12 population. He notes, “This fellowship will provide advanced training in quantitative and qualitative research and opportunities for engagement in education policy with a focus on moving research into spheres of professional training and practice.”

“Intersecting the needs of youth with a lens on race, class, and language, our doctoral fellow will work closely with a broad range of SJSU faculty from the fields of Social Work, School
Counseling, Teacher Education and Administrative Leadership” says Dr. Lorri Capizzi, Co-Principal Investigator of a new project sponsored by the Center for Closing the Opportunity Gap (CCOG).

Building bridges across traditional preparation and credential programs, the doctoral fellow will work in transdisciplinary projects that connect university experiences with local educational agency (LEA) needs, with a singular focus on children and teens who are experiencing homelessness and students in foster care, Dr. Capizzi emphasized.

The Ed.D. Educational Leadership Program at San José State University is the preeminent academic unit for preparing transdisciplinary leaders who are capable of engaging in research to address educational disparities. Working closely with core faculty members associated with the Ed.D. program, the doctoral fellow will have opportunities to engage in research, policy and practice aimed at ameliorating inequitable outcomes facing foster youth and students experiencing homelessness in California with a focus on intersecting K-12 populations.

Working with Ed.D. dissertation advisors, the doctoral fellow will gain exposure to think tanks, research and advocacy groups across the San Francisco/Bay Area, while also having opportunities to participate in local, state, and national conference venues. Publication of dissertation results related to the study of foster youth and students experiencing homelessness are expected for this fellowship.

Applications for this fellowship are due Monday, February 1, 2021. For more details about the fellowship and application, visit sjsu.edu/education/community/ccree

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/

Message from Dean Heather Lattimer | December 21, 2020

Dear Lurie College of Education Students —

Congratulations!!!  You have made it through a remarkably challenging semester.  You are to be commended for your resilience, persistence, and creativity as you navigated the circuitous path of this semester with grace, empathy, and determination.
I hope that you are now able to turn off the computer, step away from the zoom screen, and take a much needed and well deserved break.  The stress that this time has brought is wearing on mind, body, and spirit.  Please give yourselves time to rest and recuperate during the winter break.  We need your passion and energy in the academic and career fields you have chosen to pursue… and therefore, we need you to take care of yourselves!!
If you are experiencing challenges, please know that we are here to support you.  Our Lurie College student success center is a great resource to help with questions about courses, finances, and university resources.  Counseling and Psychological Services provides counseling support and crisis intervention.  And our Lurie College hardship fund provides financial support for those experiencing unanticipated financial challenges.   You are not alone.  We believe in you and are here to support you.
For those who graduated on Friday — Congratulations!!  We are very proud of your success and excited to see you shine in your chosen fields!
For our continuing students — Enjoy a wonderful break!  We look forward to seeing you back in January!
Happy Holidays!
Heather

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.

Listen to the Lurie College BIPOC Faculty Affinity Group Playlist

This semester, Lurie College BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) faculty met throughout the semester to communicate, collaborate, and be in community with one another.  They recently created a group playlist as well – give it a listen on the Lurie College Spotify account at bit.ly/lurie-playlists

Lurie College Faculty Featured For Student Support

Congratulations to Counselor Education Department faculty Kyoung Mi Choi, who was featured by Flipboard in their article “Supporting Students Wherever They Are In Their Journeys” for her curation of online resources and support of international and LGBTQ+ students.  Read the full article at http://bit.ly/2KvgEIN

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Kyoung Mi Choi

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.

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 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