We are excited to have you join us for Spring 2022 semester! As you prepare for the semester ahead, we wanted to reach out to share a few Lurie College-specific updates:
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.
Finally, we know that these changes to the start of the semester has added a layer of unpredictability to an already stressful time. Our faculty, staff, and college leaders are here to support you. Please prioritize your health and well being and contact our student success center team if you need help.
Heather Lattimer, Dean
Marcos Pizarrro, Associate Dean
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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!
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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
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.
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 next Fall 2021 Dine with the Dean event is scheduled to take place:
“To María Ledesma, associate professor at San Jose State University, critical race theory is about truth-telling, a way of looking at history in a comprehensive way.
Ledesma is not surprised by the theory’s current controversy. “It is a manufactured boogeyman on behalf of conservative politicians and pundits to distract attention from the global racial reckoning movement. By making critical race theory the boogeyman, we hear less about Black Lives Matter, less about police brutality, and less about the real actions needed to change our society.”
The biggest misconception about the theory is that it somehow teaches students of color to hate white people, Ledesma said. “Not true at all; critical race theory does not villainize one group over another.”
Join Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro on Friday, November 5, from 9-10am 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.