Job Opportunities at YMCA of Silicon Valley

The YMCA is looking for hard-working, outgoing, energetic, and friendly individuals to join the After School and Child Care teams. Opportunities for full-time and part-time employment are available, and candidates must meet certain qualifications. The hiring event will take place in the SPX Lobby on the following dates: January 26, January 30, and February 1, from 9:30AM-1:00PM.

  • Part-time (After School Leader) positions pay between $20-$22 per hour
  • Full-time (After School Site Director) positions pay between $24-$26 per hour.
  • Employee benefits include development opportunities, full-time opportunities, flexible hours, and Y membership.
  • For more information, email Liz.Gonzalez@ymcasv.org

Apply online.

SJSU Lurie College Research featured on EdSource | CCREE

San José State University’s Center for Collaborative Research Excellence in Education researchers Lorri Capizzi, Brent Duckor, and Lauren Reagan has recently been featured in EdSource, a leading education news source in California, to discuss their research on the importance of mentoring for foster and homeless students in California’s community schools initiative.

The research highlights that the state’s $4 billion community schools program, which is just starting, will mesh academic improvement with community-based services focused on students’ health and development in hundreds, and eventually thousands, of low-income schools. It’s intended to support the state’s most vulnerable students, including an estimated 32,400 youths in foster care and 183,000 students experiencing homelessness, as of 2020-21. Authors Brent Duckor, Lorri Capizzi, and Lauren Reagan acknowledge that research on designing, implementing, and evaluating effective mentoring programs for these youths is “scant but emerging.” But what is certain is that the social isolation of homelessness and challenges of living in foster care create challenges in succeeding in school and transitioning to college. The authors recommend that community schools identify volunteers from the community and educational staff as potential mentors, then train them to understand foster and homeless students’ unique needs. They recommend that Universities could create certificate programs in mentoring for aspiring and existing teachers in evidence-based strategies, schools could set up peer mentorships matching college students who have experienced foster care and homelessness, and they could also partner with organizations like Big Brothers and Big Sisters with a proven record of effectiveness.

Lorri Capizzi is an accomplished Assistant Professor of Counselor Education with over 10 years experience supervising school counselors and over 15 years of experience in federal grant administration. She has a proven track record of working with underserved youth, has partnerships with several organizations, and her focus on practice-based training and applied research makes her a valuable asset to the field of counseling.

Brent Duckor is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education with expertise in educational measurement, testing, and assessment. He has served on state and national boards, providing educational assessment and measurement expertise to organizations such as the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the California Department of Education, and the College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium in Washington, D.C.

Read the full article here.

Read the feature on EdSource here.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Marcos Pizarro | Grant from Spencer Foundation

Pizarro, Marcos

We are thrilled to congratulate Dr. Marcos Pizarro, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Chicanx Studies at San José State University, on receiving a $50,000 grant from the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation. The grant will allow Dr. Pizarro and his colleague, Rita Kohli of the University of California Riverside, to conduct in-depth research on the experiences of teacher educators of color as they navigate systemic racism in teacher education programs throughout the United States.

Dr. Pizarro’s work focuses on helping Chicanx and Latinx students at various stages of their schooling to develop collaborative interventions that aid them in their efforts to succeed in school and to create social and racial justice in their communities. His efforts have led to the development of the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center at SJSU, which has resulted in a transformative model for Chicanx/Latinx student engagement and has enhanced Latinx students’ sense of belonging and academic success.

The Spencer Foundation is committed to funding educational research that improves education, makes education systems more equitable, and increases opportunities for people to continue learning across their lifespans. Dr. Pizarro’s work aligns perfectly with this mission and we are proud to see him recognized for his contributions to the field. This grant from the Spencer Foundation will allow Dr. Pizarro and Dr. Kohli to delve deeper into the racial barriers that teacher educators of color face, how they resist these barriers, and what they envision for the future. It will also provide valuable insights into the resources that are needed to usher in equity in the field of teacher education.

Once again, congratulations to Dr. Marcos Pizarro on this well-deserved recognition and grant. We look forward to the valuable insights and understanding that this research will bring to the field of teacher education.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Saili Kulkarni | Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

Saili Kulkarni

It is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate Dr. Saili Kulkarni on being selected for the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, Class of 2022. This honor recognizes individuals and organizations who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring. The Hall of Fame was established to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring individuals with disabilities. The National Disability Mentoring Coalition and the Planning Committee are thrilled to include Dr. Kulkarni as a champion of disability mentoring.

As an Associate Professor of Special Education at SJSU Lurie College of Education, Dr. Saili Kulkarni has made a significant impact in the field of disability education. Through her research, she brings attention to the intersections of disability and race in teacher education, using DisCrit to understand how teachers, particularly special education teachers of color, enact resistance in schools. Dr. Kulkarni is also an advocate for restorative and humanizing practices for young children of color with disabilities.

We are proud to have Dr. Kulkarni as a member of the Lurie College community and look forward to her continued contributions to the field of disability education. Congratulations again on this well-deserved recognition!

 

Graduation Photos by Best Grad Photo | Fall-2022 Commencement

Best Grad Photo will be on-site during the Commencement ceremony to take official graduation pictures. The photos can be purchased through a unique link that will be emailed to the students a week after the ceremony.

Best Grad Photo will be back in the Spartan Bookstore for FREE makeup photo sittings. The photo sitting is free, and there is no obligation to purchase the photos.

Additionally, Best Grad Photo is offering a deeply discounted Micro Icon Photo Session for $12. This is a chance to be photographed on campus in front of SJSU’s most notable landmarks, by a professional photographer. There is no obligation to purchase the photos.

Register for a FREE makeup photo sitting in the Spartan Bookstore or for a discounted Micro Icon photo session by clicking this link or copying and pasting the link below to your browser.

https://www.bestgradphoto.com/sjsugradportraits

SJSU Grad Fest

 

 

Applications for STAR 2023 | Career in K-12 STEM Education

Cal Poly, SLO
Applications for STAR 2023 are available now. If you are pursuing a career in K-12 STEM education, please visit the website and apply for a summer of transformative research aimed at building your identity as a teacher-researcher. Applicants should have junior standing by January 1, 2023, to apply.

  • No previous research experience is necessary
  • The priority deadline for applications is February 15, 2023
  • Applications will continue to be accepted until March 1st, 2023.

STAR offers:

  • Paid summer research opportunities for aspiring K-12 STEM teachers
  • Authentic research in national, private, and university lab settings weekly education workshops
  • Opportunity to present their research at a national conference

Online application and full program details can be found on our website at StarTeacherResearcher.org. To date, the STAR program has provided over 851 research opportunities for 613 individual STAR fellows.

The 2023 summer will feature in-person, remote, and hybrid placements.
Online applications, a video overview, and full program details can be found on the website: StarTeacherResearcher.org.

APPLY HERE!

Day of Giving | 29th November 2022

 

The Share Your Spartan Heart Day of Giving brings together our entire San José State community to raise money for the Connie L. Lurie College of Education, as well as over 80 projects, departments, and programs. Our students, faculty, and staff do outstanding work and SJSU would not be able to provide our life-changing education without the support of people like you.  Share Your Spartan Heart by selecting one of the projects below and making your gift today.

Click here to donate or copy/paste the URL in your browser: https://power.sjsu.edu/g/coed

5 Ways to Prepare for Midterm Elections with Mary Currin-Percival

SJSU students with "I Voted" stickers.

SJSU students prepare to exercise their right to vote. Photo: Robert C. Bain.

San José State University Political Science Professor Mary Currin-Percival encourages people to be aware of their rights. As director of SJSU’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (IPACE) and the on-campus voter registration, mobilization, and education initiative SJSU Votes!, Currin-Percival’s focus is to inform SJSU students about the November 8th election. Midterm elections also provide an important opportunity for voters to voice their opinions on local and state ballot items, along with the city council, mayor, and state legislators.

San José State will have a voting station at the Provident Credit Union Event Center starting on Saturday, Oct. 29. Doors open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. every day on the south side of the Event Center, near the Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center — and on election day, it will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Currin-Percival shared five recommended actions you can take before the November midterm elections, to learn more, click here

Appternoon Snack | Explore different majors and careers with Focus2

SJSU Career Center Event - Appternoon Snack, explore different majors and careers with Focus2

SJSU Career Center has organized a series of webinars to help students with Career Apps such as Handshake, Focus2, SJSU², etc.

The webinar on 11th October 2022 will focus on exploring different majors and careers with Focus2. Career counselors will conduct a 15-minute presentation on the Career Center App featured for the day and host a 15-minute Q&A right after. RSVP on SJSU Handshake to get the Zoom Link. If you need accommodations in order to attend this virtual workshop, please contact careerhelp@sjsu.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Please visit the Events @ SJSU page for more details.

Spook-tacular Pumpkins | 26 October 2022 | Pumpkin Painting

 

You are invited to Spook-tacular Pumpkins, a pumpkin painting event.

RSVP on the link to register or scan the QR code.
Date/time: 26th October, 10 AM to 12 PM
Venue: Student Success Center (SH 106)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Appternoon Snack | Find a Mentor using SJSU²

SJSU Career Center Event - Find a Mentor using SJSU², Appternoon Snack

SJSU Career Center has organized a series of webinars to help students with Career Apps such as Handshake, Focus2, SJSU², etc.

The webinar on 18th October 2022 will focus on using SJSU² to find a mentor. Career counselors will conduct a 15-minute presentation on the Career Center App featured for the day and host a 15-minute Q&A right after. RSVP on SJSU Handshake to get the Zoom Link. If you need accommodations in order to attend this virtual workshop, please contact careerhelp@sjsu.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Please visit the Events @ SJSU page for more details.

Lurie College Scavenger Hunt | 21 September 2022

We at Lurie College of Education are organizing a fun Student Scavenger Hunt where you can win PRIZES!
When: Wednesday, 21st September 2022
Venue: Lurie College Building (William G. Sweeney Hall)
Time: Round 1 starts at 10.30 AM  and Round 2 starts at 1:30pm – The first 12 people to arrive and complete the Scavenger hunt correctly will win a prize!
Rules & Guidelines:
  • Bring your Tower Card and mobile phone.
  • It is an individual competition. So, please do not share your answers!
  • Please be respectful and quiet when you enter the offices.
NOTE:
  • You have 10 minutes allotted for each clue. If you are unable to find the answer, feel free to message us on Discord
  • You can choose what round you would like to participate in.
The game and instructions will be provided on Discord, be sure to sign up today!
See you there!