Watch Our Intersectional Disability Studies Speaker Series

Learn from Lydia X.Z. Brown, advocate, organizer, attorney, strategist, and writer whose work focuses on interpersonal and state violence against disabled people. Connect with Lydia on Twitter @autistichoya.

Join us on Thursday, December 2, from 4:30-5:30pm PST on Zoom to learn from Alice Wong, disabled activist, writer, editor, media maker, consultant, and founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project. Connect with Alice on Twitter @SFdirewolf.

ASL interpreters and live captioning will be provided. If you are in need of additional accommodations, email luriecollege@sjsu.edu.

Lurie College Faculty Published Opinion Piece About Coming Out

Shoutout to Counselor Education faculty Kyoung Mi Choi, who published the opinion piece “What I Learned When I Came Out to My Asian Mother” in Yes! Magazine.

“Initially, she was shocked. She expressed her excruciating pain and disappointment toward me and herself, thinking that she wasn’t a “good” Asian mother. She became silent for a while; years went by. Then she slowly opened up, started asking me questions, listening to my stories, and meeting my partner. She ultimately replaced her feelings of shame and guilt with deeper understanding and love.”

SJSU Lurie College Counselor Education Faculty Kyoung Mi Choi Coming Out Yes Magazine

Illustration by Tevy Khou.

Lurie College Faculty Publishes Book Chapter

Congratulations to Counselor Education faculty Jason Laker, who published a chapter entitled, A Modest Ambitious Proposal: Envisioning an Education System that Works for Everyone, with co-author, Dr. Kornelija Mrnjaus (Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Rijeka, Republic of Croatia) in a text entitled, Problems and Perspectives of Contemporary Education (2021). The book was published by the Institute for Educational Research (Belgrade, Serbia) in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology, Peoples` Friendship University of Russia (Moscow, Russia) and the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia).

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Faculty Jason Laker

Attend Our Institute for Emancipatory Education Webinar

SJSU Lurie College of Education Institute for Emancipatory Education from Theory to Praxis Webinar

The Institute for Emancipatory Education at the SJSU Lurie College of Education is honored to present Dr. Tara J. Yosso as our Inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Dr. Yosso will kick off this new role by leading the webinar “Emancipatory Education from Theory to Praxis: Community Cultural Wealth, Counterstorytelling, and Critical Race Media Literacy” on Monday, October 25, from 5-6:30pm PDT.

This webinar is for SJSU students, faculty, and staff interested in moving the concept of emancipatory education from theory to praxis. Tara J. Yosso will discuss three areas of her work: community cultural wealth, counterstorytelling, and critical race media literacy. Together, participants will identify points of praxis for our own work.

Learn more and RSVP at sjsu.edu/education/community/iee.

Enter Your Name to Dine with the Dean

SJSU Lurie College of Education Dine with the Dean Fall 2021

SJSU Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students can enter your name for a chance to join Dean Heather Lattimer and a group of students for great conversation and a complimentary meal each month during the academic year!

Attendees will be selected at random – none of your responses in the RSVP form will affect whether or not you’re selected, but they will help Dean Lattimer learn a little bit about you before the meal if you are selected.

Those who are selected to dine with the dean will receive an email notification approximately 1 week before each meal if once they’ve been randomly selected. Those who aren’t selected for a meal are still eligible to be selected for a future meal. Lurie College students are only eligible to enter their information once and attend at most one meal per academic year.

The Fall 2021 Dine with the Dean events are scheduled to take place:

  • Wednesday, November 3, 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 17, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Enter your name to dine with the dean at tinyurl.com/luriecollegedwd.

Lurie College Faculty Presenting at SJSU University Scholar Series

Congratulations to Communicative Disorders and Sciences faculty Pei-Tzu Tsai, who has been selected to present at the next SJSU University Scholar Series on Wednesday, October 20 from, 12-1 pm, on Zoom!  Dr. Tsai will discuss underlying factors of stuttering and stuttering therapy to develop culturally and linguistically responsive services for individuals who stutter and advocating for acceptance and diversity in communication.  Learn more and RSVP at library.sjsu.edu/faculty-services/university-scholar-series.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Faculty Pei-Tzu Tsai

Lurie College Leading Ethnic Studies Efforts

With California becoming the first state in the United States to make the completion of an ethnic studies course a requirement for high school graduation, Lurie College has already been leading in this area and preparing educators in our college to teach ethnic studies at the secondary level.  Watch the video below to earn more about 3 of our Lurie College students – Julia Duggs, Jenna Kunz, and Angelica Lopez – who had Ethnic Studies Teacher Residencies during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Julia also copresented “Freedom Dreaming: Ethnic Studies Teaching in the Secondary Grades” and Teacher Education faculty Wanda Watson copresented “Bringing Our Humanity to the TK-5 Classroom Through an Ethnic Studies Stance” as part of the Summer 2021 Lurie College K-12 Teaching Academy.

Upcoming Lurie College Program Info Sessions

SJSU Lurie College of Education Ed.D Leadership Program Students

The time to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader is now!  The SJSU Lurie College of Education is hosting several upcoming info sessions for prospective students to learn more about our academic opportunities and the details for our Spring 2022 application cycle.  Select any of the links below to learn more about how to join the Zoom session for each session and please help spread the word to anyone who you think will find these opportunities of interest.

Lurie College and CSU Fullerton Translanguaging Conference

Join Lurie College and CSU Fullerton on Saturday, November 6, from 9:30am-12:30pm for their free Translanguaging Conference, Segunda Conferencia Cooperativa: Enseñanza y Liderazgo a través del Translenguaje. The conferene will include a keynote – “Leveraging Students’ Cultural, Sociopolitical, and Translingual Lifeworlds for Learning” – as well as two sessions – “Enseñar Historia en un Contexto de Translanguagin” and “Reconocer y promover la diversidad lingüística en la aula de kinder en Quebec: contexto y ejemplos.” Learn more and RSVP at tinyurl.com/liderazgoytranslenguaje2.

SJSU Lurie College of Education and CSU Fullerton Translanguaging Fonference Fall 2021

Annual Spartan Step Up Conference

Spartan Step Up Conference

The Lucas College of Business GOAL (Generation of Aspirational Leaders) program is hosting a three-day hybrid leadership conference, Spartan Step Up, in collaboration with Hand and Lift Foundation from Friday, October 22 – Sunday, October 24, from 12-4pm each day. GOAL’s Spartan Step Up Conference seeks to bring together multidisciplinary teams of SJSU students from all backgrounds and experience levels across campus to analyze and proffer solutions to existing community problems. Students spearhead these projects with GOAL advisors, other SJSU faculty, and community partners. This event will expose students to authentic community challenges and encourage them to apply their skills, stimulating their academic advancement and cognitive development while enhancing their professional soft and technical skills. Donor-awarded scholarships will be available, and students will have opportunities to present actionable items to a diverse and experienced panel of judges. Learn more and register by completing this Google form.

Spartan Leadership and Career Conference

The 4th Annual Spartan Leadership and Career Conference will take place virtually on Friday, October 22, from 9:30am-4pm! The Spartan Leadership & Career Conference is an event designed to help all current SJSU students learn to refine their leadership skills and understand how to leverage those skills into a successful career. This opportunity features alumni and employer panels, breakout sessions led by SJSU faculty, staff, and alumni, a networking session, and much more!
 
Students who attend the virtual event, and respond to the event survey, will be included in a drawing for a chance to win one of three shopping experiences for a full professional/business suit and accessories (valued at $300 each including taxes).
 
The following FREE opportunities will be sent to students who register for the Conference via Handshake:
  • LinkedIn photobooth
  • Access to the Spartan Career Closet

Fall'21 SLCC Flyer

Attend Our Intersectional Disability Studies Speaker Series

SJSU Lurie College of Education IEE Intersectional Disability Studies Speaker Series Lydia X.Z. Brown Alice Wong

The Intersectional Disability Studies Strand (IDSS), under the SJSU Lurie College of Education’s Institute for Emancipatory Education (IEE), serves as a community-engaged, culturally sustaining space that centers disability visibility and disability as an intersectional identity. Our strand provides specific resources and support to engage intersectional disability studies and accessibility in education.

Join us on Monday, October 18, from 4:30-5:30pm PDT on Zoom to learn from Lydia X.Z. Brown, advocate, organizer, attorney, strategist, and writer whose work focuses on interpersonal and state violence against disabled people.  Join us on Thursday, December 2, from 4:30-5:30pm PST on Zoom to learn from Alice Wong, disabled activist, writer, editor, media maker, consultant, and founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project. Live captions will be available at both events and ASL interpreters will be available at Alice’s event. If you are in need of additional accommodations, email luriecollege@sjsu.edu.

Learn more and RSVP for either event at sjsu.edu/education/community/iee/ids.

 

Attend the Early Childhood Institute Virtual Speaker Series

SJSU Early Childhood Institute ECI Speaker Series Fall 2021 SEAL

The SJSU Early Childhood Institute (ECI) is thrilled to host Ana Marisol Sanchez and Cory Wechsler from the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) program for our upcoming ECI Virtual Speaker Series event.

Join us on Thursday, October 14, from 3-4pm for a conversation on centering dual language learners through family-school partnerships.  RSVP to attend this event by completing this Google form.

Watch the Thriving at SJSU as an Adult Learner Workshop Recording

College students over the age of 25 are often overlooked in efforts to increase student success. Yet, adult learners make up over one-third of all undergraduate students. Adult learners have distinct challenges when pursuing their education. In addition to balancing coursework with jobs, many adult learners have family responsibilities/roles and other layers that make up who they are as a student. Watch the recording of our Lurie College Student Success Center’s workshop “Thriving at SJSU as an Adult Learner: Part 1” which focused on navigating the 4-year system.  Register for more upcoming workshops at sjsu.edu/luriessc/student-resources-workshops

Lurie College Faculty Guest Edits Journal Publication

Congratulations to Communicative Disorders & Sciences faculty Nidhi Mahendra, who was the guest editor for and published “Racism, Equity and Inclusion in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Reflections and the Road Ahead” in Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders: Beyond Cultural Competence: Addressing Racism, Equity and Inclusion!  The article introduces this timely special issue on Beyond Cultural Competence: Addressing racism, equity and inclusion, and provides information on how this issue was conceptualized. The editors reflect on the critical importance of equity and inclusion work in speech-language pathology and audiology in order to address structural racism and inequities for diverse students and professionals. It concludes by offering insights about the emerging levels of evidence as well as a call to action for continued engagement and expanded scholarship of teaching and learning research on these topics.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Faculty Nidhi Mahendra

Lurie College Faculty Quoted in the Associated Press

Shoutout to Teacher Education faculty Roxana Marachi, who was quoted in the article “Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe” by the Associated Press!

Parents should also realize that it’s not a fair fight. Social media apps like Instagram are designed to be addictive, says Roxana Marachi, a professor of education at San Jose State University who studies data harms. Without new laws that regulate how tech companies use our data and algorithms to push users toward harmful content, there is only so much parents can do, Marachi said.

“The companies are not interested in children’s well being, they’re interested in eyes on the screen and maximizing the number of clicks.” Marachi said. “Period.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Faculty Roxana Marachi

Lurie College Faculty Publishes Journal Article

Congratulations to Counselor Education faculty Kyoung Mi Choi, who copublished “A phenomenological approach to understanding sexual minority college students in South Korea” in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development!  Dr. Choi and Dr. Insoo Oh used a phenomenological approach to explore 12 sexual minority Korean college students’ coming out experiences. They found four themes from in-depth interviews, including (a) expression of universal needs, (b) awareness of sociocultural violence, (c) coping strategies, and (d) cocreating an inclusive culture. They characterize interactions of sociocultural factors, such as gender norms, sexual prejudice, and education with sexual identity development. Findings provide an understanding of the importance of developing effective and empowering strategies for counseling.

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

Attend the Lurie College Student Open Forum

SJSU Lurie College of Education Student Forum

Join Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro on Wednesday, October 6, from 3-4pm on Zoom for an informal discussion about your student priorities!  The information to join the Zoom discussion was sent to Lurie College students via a Google Calendar email invitaiton.

Apply for our Lurie College Student Research Grants

Lurie College is proud to provide financial support to its students who are presenting their research at conferences. Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are eligible to apply for up to one $500 grant per fiscal year (July 1 – May 20) towards expenses for registration fees, travel, lodging, and meals.

Lurie College is also proud to provide financial support to its students who are in need of supplies to conduct their academic research. Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are eligible to apply for up to one $200 grant per fiscal year (July 1 – May 20) towards expenses for research supplies. A limited amount of funding is available.

To apply for either of these awards, visit sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid.

SJSU Lurie College of Education 2021-2022 Student Research Grants

Lurie College Faculty and Students Featured on Visions of Education Podcast

Shoutout to Child and Adolescent Development faculty Ellen Middaugh and recent alumni Kristen Huey, Kristina Smith, and George Franco, who were recently featured on the Visions of Education podcast to discuss the research project they are involved in, which centers around young people’s engagement with news through social media.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Faculty Ellen Middaugh Visions of Education Podcast

Student Feature | Doris Alejos, Jeff Wiebens, Mona Lisa Sharp, and Ruby Vergara

We’ve developed our new BA in Interdisciplinary Studies online degree completion program for individuals who have accrued some college credits with a flexible and engaging opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree. The curriculum is entirely online and brings together a variety of academic disciplines including education and the social sciences with a focus on leadership skills and promoting social justice to support career advancement. Learn more about what this means for a few of our students – Doris, Jeff, Mona Lisa, and Ruby – by watching the full video above or by using the links below!

Call for Applications: Special Consultant for ECI Outreach and Communications

SJSU Lurie College of Education Early Childhood Institute Cover Image

Recognizing the potential each and every child brings into the world, the Early Childhood Institute (ECI) at San José State University promotes equitable, high‐quality, inclusive early learning experiences through:

  • expanding and enhancing the training of early childhood professionals;
  • collaborating with campus and community partners to advance applied research and evaluation;
  • and engaging in advocacy efforts that benefit educators, young children, and families.

To reach this goal, ECI seeks to hire a part‐time Special Consultant for Outreach and Communications to lead marketing and communication efforts to meet strategic objectives established by ECI’s leadership team. This part‐time (approximately 8hrs/wk) one‐year position is available to Unit 3 faculty and SJSU graduate students, with salary commensurate with experience.

View this Google Drive file for the full position description and for the link to apply by 5pm on Friday, October 15.

Upcoming Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network (ESAN) Meeting

Join our Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network (ESAN) student organization on Tuesday, October 5, at 6pm on Zoom for their first meeting of the semester!

ESAN creates an interdisciplinary network of current San José State University students interested in working with young children with alumni currently in the field. The group is intended to respond to the needs of students, with activities based on student interest. This hub of student activity may engage in a variety of professional development activities under the guidance of a faculty advisor. For example, students may be interested in learning more about professional practices across the field to inform their knowledge and interaction with young children. This group may also engage in career exploration, with alumni returning to share insights from their own professional paths.

To become a member, fill out this Google form.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Early Childhood Student Alumni Network ESAN Fall 2021 Meeting