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 and Summer 2022 application cycles. 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.
SJSU Students: Join our #DoublePellCA initiative to build a statewide coalition to advocate for increased federal assistance to help students pay for college!
#DoublePellCA is launching at SJSU and is designed to highlight the unique stories and common experiences of students in California’s colleges and universities, similar to the #DoublePell movement.
Learn more and apply by Monday, March 7, at http://bit.ly/DoublePellCA-apply.
Join the Lurie College Discord! Chat with current, former, and future students of SJSU’s Lurie College of Education!
Be able to connect and collaborate with one another! You can also participate in or host fun voice or video calls with anyone who wants to join!
Join our Lurie College Discord at bit.ly/lurie-discord
The Lurie College Storytellers initiative highlights Lurie College students along their journeys to becoming transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders as they share out a series of short videos over the course of the semester. Watch the videos from our Fall 2021 Storytellers, Ana and Caryn, at sjsu.edu/education/studentsuccesscenter/storytellers and complete the form below by Sunday, February 6, to apply to become a Spring 2022 Storyteller.
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.
Our new MA program prepares higher education leaders through an equity-minded praxis approach to engage in transformative thinking and practice with the goal of disrupting how power, in the form of racism, classism, sexism, and related oppressions intersect to (re)produce and sustain disparate higher educational opportunities. The first cohort of our 1-year program will begin in Summer 2022. Learn more about the program and how to apply by March 1 at sjsu.edu/edleadership/academics/highered-leadership
Our Higher Education Teaching Certificate focuses on developing postsecondary faculty’s culturally-sustaining and responsive pedagogical knowledge grounded in social justice, equity, and inclusion. Students will enroll in a foundations course that examines the development and knowledge of theories related to diversity, equity and inclusion in U.S. higher education; a teaching methods course grounded in culturally-sustaining pedagogies; and a teaching fieldwork experience where students will put into practice culturally-sustaining and responsive teaching methodologies. The first cohort of our 9 unit program will begin in Summer 2022. Learn more about the program and how to apply by April 1 at sjsu.edu/edleadership/academics/certificate
Stay connected to helpful online resources as we head into the Spring 2022 semester! Here are some initial Lurie College of Education and SJSU resources:
- Connect with Lurie College webpage – Connect with our Instagram accounts – @sjsulurie and @luriesuccess – connect with our faculty members’ Twitter accounts and Spotify playlists, view our upcoming events, and much more!
- Lurie College Student Success Center website – Connect with our academic advisors, attend an upcoming workshop, and more!
- SJSU Sammy mobile app – Chat with students, connect with student organizations, learn about upcoming events, and more!
- SJSU Learn Anywhere website – Learn how to use SJSU’s online platforms, find student study and workspace resources, and more!
- SJSU Events webpage – Learn about upcoming events from SJSU’s colleges, campus centers, student organizations, and more!
Dear Lurie College Students —
- All Lurie College courses will be online through Feb. 13, 2022. Course instructors will reach out to registered students directly with more information about synchronous and asynchronous class meeting plans.
- Field experiences for Lurie College students will continue in the modality determined by our school and community partners. We anticipate that most schools, clinics, and community-based programs remain open for in-person work and learning. As long as our field partners continue to operate in person, we expect our students to be physically present in their field placements.
- Our Lurie College Student Success Center, department offices, and student support services continue to be open for both in person and virtual access. Please check the relevant page(s) on our college website for hours, location, and contact information.
- Study space and computer equipment are available. If you need a quiet space to study and/or need access to wifi for online classes, you are welcome to use the study spaces on campus, including our student success center in Sweeney Hall 106 and study and collaboration room in Sweeney Hall 446. If you need computer equipment or technical assistance to be able to access courses online, please contact our student success center.
- We will return to the planned Spring 2022 schedule beginning on Feb. 14. Please make plans to be available for on-campus class meetings by arranging your work schedule, securing housing in the region, obtaining your parking pass or public transit pass, getting your ID card (required to access buildings on campus), getting your booster vaccine, etc. For classes that are listed as hybrid, please refer to the course syllabi in Canvas for more information on specific on-campus meeting dates. You can also obtain this information from department administrative assistants and/or advisors in the student success center. We are also planning to host a Cocoa and Coffee in the Courtyard event around this time, so stay tuned for more details.
Marcos Pizarrro, Associate Dean
Congratulations to Counselor Education department faculty Kyoung Mi Choi, who recently published “The Invisibility of International LGBTQ+ Students on U.S. Campuses” on Visible Magazine.
“Based on my personal and professional experiences, I offer the following suggestions for faculty and staff to support international LGBTQ+ students on campuses:
Become familiar with common issues of international LGBTQ+ individuals, including fear of consequences after returning home, unfamiliarity with LGBTQ+ terminology, difficulties in developing intimate relationships, lack of knowledge of resources, and legal issues.
Be knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ movements and advocacy activities around the globe. Create trust and build allyship with international students and gently invite them to discuss complex and sensitive topics by asking questions like, “What are the norms around gender and sexuality in your home country?” or “What kinds of culture clashes or new ideas might they be exposed to on campus?”
Lastly, be an advocate for international LGBTQ+ students. Develop comprehensive cultural competency training that increases the awareness of the unique needs of international LGBTQ+ students and make inclusive campus policies to protect those students legally and culturally while studying in U.S. higher education.”
Congratulations to EdD Leadership Program alumni and Portola Valley School District Superintendent Roberta Zarea, who was recently named Superintendent of the Year for San Mateo and San Francisco counties!
“Superintendent Zarea leads the District with integrity, passion, and fortitude. Zarea is beloved by her colleagues and by her partners in the community.” the press release on the Portola Valley School District website states. Read the full press release at pvsd.net/news/whats_new/superintendent_of_the_year.
Child and Adolescent Development faculty Krissy Connell – Hassett was featured in a new SJSU Peer Connections video, which provides SJSU faculty with information about Peer Connections and its services for students as well as how Peer Connections can support the faculty in their own courses. Watch the video on the SJSU Peer Connections YouTube channel and learn more at sjsu.edu/peerconnections/about/faculty-info.
Congratulations to our Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department, who recently raised over $5000 to invest in our Kay Armstead Center for Communicative Disorders (KACCD) as they prepare to reopen in 2022. Read more about the fundraiser on their Giving Tuesday webpage.
Teacher Education Department faculty and SJSU Critical Bilingual Authorization Program Coordinator Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz was featured in the Univision story “Distritos escolares de California podrían eliminar las calificaciones ‘D’ y ‘F’” / “California school districts could eliminate ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades” – watch the full interview on the Univision website.
Teacher Education faculty Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg have turned their book, Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning, into a free, accessible set of module-based learning pathways with the help of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE). Access the splash page for the 9 Modules and the final module that gives a flavor of overall takeaways.
As part of our Lurie College Instagram Live series, Communicative Disorders and Sciences undergraduate student and Multimedia Student Assistant Caryn Iwakiri recently spoke with Child and Adolescent Development faculty Robert Marx. Listen to them discuss their favorite morning beverages, the courses Prof. Marx teaches, the intersection of culture and education, Professor Marx’s journey to where he is now, and much more!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more and RSVP at sjsu.edu/education/community/iee/ids.
Join our SJSU Ethnic Studies Collaborative on Thursday, December 2, on Zoom for a conversation with Shadae Mallory, writer, educator, and social justice advocate who recently published children’s book (ages 6-9) focused on the history of the civil rights movement. You can register for this event at tinyurl.com/ShadaeMallory.
About the Author
Shadae B. Mallory, MA, is a writer, educator, and social justice advocate. They also work as a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant and as a freelance writer. The History of the Civil Rights Movement is Shadae’s debut novel. You can follow them online at ShadaeMallory.com.
Shoutout to Child and Adolescent Development faculty Robert Marx, who published “Collective Memory for Queer and Trans Liberation” in Visible Magazine!
“Collective memory and intergenerational connection are the healing antidote to the forces of capitalism, White supremacy, and heteropatriarchy that aim to keep us too busy and downtrodden to see our own capacity to upend systems that work for only a very few. Just as I learned about my grandmother’s memories and ways of navigating oppression, so too does learning the ways of life of our queer and trans ancestors offer us a way to radically alter the material conditions which govern our lives and limit us.”
Congratulations to Teacher Education faculty Allison Briceño, who has co-authored a forthcoming book, Conscious Classrooms: Using Diverse Texts for Inclusion, Equity and Justice Professional Development, which has been written to help teachers to include diverse texts and to support them in developing an equity lens in the classroom.
Shoutout to Teacher Education faculty Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz and student Romina Román Shugan, who will be featured on the panel “Presente y futuro de los programas de preparación de educadores plurilingües: Educar y aprender en un contexto de translenguaje / Past and present in Plurilingual Teacher Preparation Programs: Educating and learning in translanguaging spaces” on Friday, November 19, at 10am as part of the CSU Educator Preparation and Public School Programs initiative. Learn more and RSVP at calstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HqaTvkwSTmS26qsOI3iD7Q
Shoutout to Special Education faculty Lisa Simpson, who published “Opinion: Use of underprepared special ed teachers harms children” in the Mercury News!
Join our SJSU Lurie College of Education Institute for Emancipatory Education on Monday, November 15, from 5-6:30pm for “Critical Race Theory and Abolition: Struggle and the Praxis of Emancipatory Education” with Dr. David Stovall! Learn more and RSVP at sjsu.edu/education/community/iee
According to a popular study, 95% of adolescents own a cell phone and 45% are online almost constantly. When Cellphones Come To School, a new very timely, informative and provocative one hour documentary from high school teacher and EdD Leadership Program alumni Anne Tran, shows what happens when these phones predictably end up in classrooms and the impact on learning that results. Featuring interviews with a diverse range of students, teachers and experts, When Cellphones Come To School, highlights both positive and negative outcomes and points the way toward creating a better understanding of the national debate around the role cellphones might and do play in classroom education settings.