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.

Emancipatory Education Now

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

Photo: David Schmitz

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

SJSU Lurie College of Education Summer Film Series - Voting Matters 

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New Lurie College Course: Social Media & Social Issues

SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty Ellen Middaugh and Mark Felton have organized a new experimental undergraduate course – “Social Media & Social Issues” – at SJSU for the Fall 2020 semester!  The course will take place on Wednesdays from 10:30am-11:45am, is open to undergraduates of all majors, and will explore the impact that social media is having on the next generation of voters, activists, and politicians.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department CHAD 196 Social Media and Social Issues

Research Spotlight | Social Media and Social Issues

SJSU Lurie College of Education Research Feature Ellen Middaugh, Mark Felton, Henry Fan

Participation in public discourse is critical to the democratic process. It allows us to connect and collaborate with people who agree with our political opinions and it allows us to understand, negotiate or compete with those who disagree with us.  As public discourse moves online to social media, we must understand how this shift changes public discourse and what knowledge and skills are needed for youth to participate as informed, ethical and empowered digital citizens in these settings.

Thanks to the support of the Lurie College Faculty-led Student RSCA award, a research team composed of Dr. Ellen Middaugh (Department of Child and Adolescent Development) and Dr. Mark Felton (Teacher Education) hired SJSU student and Lurie College Ambassador Henry Fan as a lead research assistant for this work.  During the first phase of the project, they worked with Mr. Fan to develop a coding system and sampling strategy for data analysis.  The research team has had a presentation accepted for the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (Middaugh, Felton & Fan, 2020).  They have now begun phase 2, where Mr. Fan has helped train a team of three volunteer research assistants in our coding system.  Mr. Fan also took the lead in scheduling and conducting in-depth interviews with social media participants.

The research team is currently exploring how the source and dialogic purposes of posts impact the amount, type and quality of responses on two topics of public interest (COVID-19 and DACA).  They hope to disseminate their findings via publication during Summer 2020, and also use them to inform an experimental course entitled, Social Media & Social Issues (ChAD 196), to be offered during the Fall 2020 presidential election season.

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!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty and Staff Group Photo 8x10

“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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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.

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Explore – Explain – Apply in Distance Learning”

Lisa DeLapo – Twitter: @LisaTeachesTech – Director of Information & Instructional Technology in the Union School District, led this conversation:

No more glossy eyed stares back at you on your Zoom screen. Your students will have #FOMO when they learn from your Explore-Explain-Apply lessons. Blend synchronous and asynchronous mini lessons to build engagement and ultimately, long-lasting learning.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades K-12.  The slides from this webinar are available via Google Drive

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 http://sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

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

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Ed-Tech/UDL Mash-Up Online”

Lisa Berghoff – Twitter: @LisaBerghoff – Director of Instructional Technology at Highland Park High School, led this conversation:

We all have students who struggle in our physical classrooms. How can we help them when we are online? Learn about Universal Design for Learning and how to apply the framework with online tools.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 9-12.  The slides from this webinar are available via Google Slides

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 http://sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

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

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Rethinking Assessment for the Google Generation”

Emma B. Pass – Twitter: @emmabpass – English and Language Arts Teacher at PSD Global Academy, led this conversation:

Do you remember when our math teachers told us that we wouldn’t be carrying calculators in our pockets when we grew up? Today, we not only carry around calculators, but access to limitless information via our smartphones and Google. When students can quickly and easily look up almost any information (especially when learning from home), how can we best assess their understanding of a topic? In this session we will discuss the tools, tips, and best practices for formative and summative assessment in a remote learning environment.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-12.  The slides from this webinar are available via Google Slides

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 http://sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

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

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Student Voice, Student Choice”

Lisa Nowakowski – Twitter: @NowaTechie – 5th-Grade teacher at King City Arts Magnet School, and Nancy Minicozzi – Twitter: @CoffeeNancy – Instructional Technology Coach at Beverly Hills High School, led this conversation:

Students have a lot to say. Let’s give them options on what they want to say and platforms where they can say it. We will offer digital and analog solutions that will work for students and teachers at all grades and skill levels.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades K-12.  The slides from this webinar are available via Google Slides

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 http://sjsu.edu/education/k12-academy

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

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Leveraging YouTube for Distance Learning”

George Barcenas – Twitter: @mvsgbarcenas – Technology Coordinator at Bellevue Union School District, led this conversation:

In this session you will explore the vast collection of resources found on YouTube and start to curate your own playlists for your students. We will also look at how to deliver that content to our students in the best way possible. Video can be a powerful tool in the hands of teachers! Learn how we can do that with our students.

Intended audience: Those who teach grades 6-12.  The slides from this webinar are available at bit.ly/youtube2all

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

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

SJSU Lurie College of Education K-12 Online Teaching Academy Square

Opportunities for Early Childhood Connections

SJSU Associated Students Child Development Center

If you are passionate about helping young children, under age 5, reach their full potential, here are two chances to connect with your early childhood people this summer and beyond. These opportunities are open to anyone interested in working with young children – as a teacher, therapist, counselor, program director, or any of the other professions committed to young children.

Apply for Early Childhood Connections to get together and cultivate relationships with current students and Spring 2020 graduates from across SJSU Lurie College of Education programs who share career goals related to early childhood. You will engage in six (online for now) networking meetings, starting in August, to build community, learn from alumni and other professionals already in the field, and build your path as you pursue a career involving young children. Participants will have a chance to shape the program as it unfolds, from August 2020 to April 2021 and will earn a $200 stipend for their commitment. Supported by the LCOE and the SJSU Early Childhood Institute, this is an opportunity to learn, grow, lead and most importantly, connect! Questions? Email us at earlychildhoodinstitute@sjsu.edu

Join the Early Childhood Student Alumni Network, a recognized student group that is building a broader interdisciplinary network of current San Jose State University students interested in working with young children and alumni currently in the field.

Whether you are graduating this spring or continuing on in your journey through SJSU, we hope one or both of these opportunities is right for you!

Watch the Lurie College Faculty Documentary: South Asian Student Experiences

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

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

Watch the Faces of Learning Student Researcher Panel

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

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

Watch the Lurie College Faculty Research Symposium

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

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

Lurie College Faculty Recognized by CCTE

Shoutout to Teacher Education Department faculty Lara Kassab, who was recently recognized by the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) for the virtual instruction tutorials that she has recently created to support faculty in response to COVID-19.  View the tutorials at bit.ly/PlaylistsOnlineTeachingKassab.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Faculty Lara Kassab

Join us at the Lurie College Faculty Research Symposium

SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to attend our Faculty Research Symposium on Friday, April 10, from 12:30-2pm, which will showcase several Lurie College faculty and the impact of their research!  Join the Zoom webinar at sjsu.zoom.us/j/794703207. Presenters include:

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

SJSU Lurie College of Education Spring 2020 Faculty Research Symposium

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Charline Tenorio

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Charline Tenorio, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences alumni and graduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“The overall environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and upward mobility of supporting each other is what really provides me with a sense of belonging here at Lurie College.  I had entered the college as a shy freshman and really got the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone by interacting with my peers.  Everyone in the college definitely upholds the idea of supporting one another in good times and bad; academically, professionally, and socially.  There is definitely something at the college for you, whether it be in student-run organizations with peers, project-based learning with faculty, or opportunities beyond the classroom with administrators.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Student Charline Tenorio

Crowdsourced Resources for Educators

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Clinic

The SJSU Lurie College of Education faculty members have been crowdsourcing and sharing resources with one another as we’ve transitioned into a remote, virtual teaching and learning environment.  We would like to share these resources with Lurie College of Education students, alumni, and partners who may find them useful in their work.  The list below is in no particular order and are not necessarily endorsed by the Lurie College of Education.

Early Childcare Providers are on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Please call your federally-elected official to ask for their support in providing emergency funding to maintain high-quality child care.

SJSU Associated Students Child Development Center

In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), schools have closed down across the region and the country, sending children of all ages home for extended periods of time.

Working parents are therefore facing unprecedented challenges in determining how to balance child care and work responsibilities. Those who are able to work from home must meet the needs of their children while remotely addressing responsibilities under rapidly evolving work conditions. Moreover, with the increased risks of exposure to coronavirus among older adults, grandparents may not be able to safely fill in as back-up caregivers.

With the economy reeling from the coronavirus crisis and the complications and consequences of hitting pause on the work of small and large businesses, schools, and other public entities, many employers and working parents will struggle to find a way through. While employers may allow some flexibility, it is clear that both working parents and the caregivers who support their children are critical to keeping the economy going.

Meanwhile, some parents simply must continue to work on site, including first responders (firefighters, police, nurses, etc.) and those deemed to be in essential roles. Importantly, the Santa Clara County Health Officer’s Shelter in Place Order recognizes childcare providers within this essential workforce, as their services enable other exempted employees to continue working.

As employers and employees throughout the region scramble to adjust to the shelter in place order and to flatten the curve, child care workers are being asked to serve on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. This crisis highlights the importance of ECE providers to society and economic stability – not just now, but always. Meanwhile, these providers are themselves frequently living on the edge of economic security given persistent low wages. As a society, we need to recognize the importance of ECE providers. In light of this and other emergencies and natural disasters, resources should be provided directly to childcare providers, recognizing the role that they play in maintaining safe environments for children and facilitating adults’ continued involvement in the workforce. Furthermore, in order to maintain this workforce, they must be paid a worthy wage that not only keeps them out of poverty, but one that adequately compensates them for the role they play in society.

Written by the Early Childhood Institute (ECI) at San José State University, which is led by Dr. Andrea Golloher, Dr. Emily Slusser, and Dr. Maria Fusaro.  Recognizing the potential each and every child brings into the world, ECI promotes equitable and inclusive access to high-quality early learning experiences by collaborating with campus and community partners; advancing applied research; building the capacity of early childhood professionals; and advocating for professionals, young children, and their families.

Lurie College Faculty Present at Bilingual Education Conference

Shoutout to SJSU Lurie College faculty Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, Marcella McCollum, and Matt Love, who recently presented their interdisciplinary work on the development of dual language programs in California at the National Association of Bilingual Education Conference!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Faculty Eduardo Munoz-Munoz Marcella McCollum Matthew Love

Computer Science is for Every Classroom

Join us on Friday, March 20, from 10am-12pm in SH 331 to gain new perspectives on the importance of integrating computer science into K-12 education – lunch is included!

  • This workshop will define computer science and its connection to future careers and explore why access to computer science concepts impacts the education outcomes of every student.
  • Through hands-on activities and conversations, participants will discover what meaningful Computer Science integration looks like in K-12 classrooms.
  • By the end of this workshop participants will begin to envision themselves as computer science educators. No experience with computer science is necessary, but bring a laptop for the fun!

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