Watch Episode 1 of Season 2 of the Book Boat

SJSU Lurie College of Education alumni Alejandra Valencia (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) and Jocelyn Rodriguez (MA/Multiple Subject Credential Program) have released the first episode of season two of their podcast, The Book Boat! In this episode, Welcome Back Here are Our Current Favorites!, they discuss The ABCs of Black History and What Do You Do With an Idea.

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Lurie College Student Featured as SJSU Civic Action Lead Fellow

Shoutout to Communicative Disorders & Sciences student Kelli Sexton, who was selected to serve as an SJSU Civic Action Fellow for this academic year!  The Civic Action is a national service partnership involving SJSU and local after-school programs to provide enrichment and fellowship in computer programming and about careers in STEM to underserved 3rd-6th grade youth.  Learn more about the fellowship at sjsu.edu/ccll/programs

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Reflections on the Lurie College Promise Group

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I wish I had a program like the Promise Group when I was a first-year college student.  I progressed through undergrad as a first-generation student, all the way to becoming a professor at SJSU.  However, it took years to find mentors who could best help me toward success.  Today, I am thrilled to be part of a program that facilitates that search and provides mentorship for SJSU students.

The Promise Group fosters a caring and supportive community of belonging, encourages relationship building, and cultivates a culture of appreciation, which reflects the “holistic” goal of the Lurie College of Education’s strategic plan.

  • Supportive Community of Belonging – Serving as a faculty mentor has given me opportunities to build meaningful relationships with my student mentees.  My mentors continue to be an important part of my life and I am glad to be that for my students today.  For instance, I have watched one mentee progress and graduate with her bachelor’s degree and my other mentee has started college in the most difficult of circumstances – during a global pandemic.  Our regular meetings have not only helped her develop strategies for success in college but help both of us feel a sense of connection, especially while we all work remotely.
  • Relationship Building – Serving as a faculty mentor has not only been about me imparting my knowledge and wisdom, but I am always learning from my mentee.  Whether it’s how to order Boba tea, keeping up with pop culture, or brainstorming teaching and research ideas together, I leave every encounter with a new perspective and a better sense of my mentee as a complete person.
  • Appreciation – It brings me great pride and joy to recognize and appreciate all of my mentee’s accomplishments and progress.  We celebrate small wins after each meeting (like getting a paper submitted), and BIG wins, like getting their first full-time job after graduation.  It is exciting to serve as their cheerleader along their academic journey!

…and speaking of appreciation: a big Thank you goes out to Donna Bee-Gates for all of her hard work in leading this group, and for pairing me with amazing mentees.  Watching all members of the group develop over time and successfully move into their next adventure is a highpoint of my work at SJSU.

– Dina Izenstark, Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Development

Watch and Attend Our Emancipatory Education Speaker Series

What should education look like post-COVID? How do we get there?

Many are looking forward to a time when we can go back to “normal” in education; however, that “normal” wasn’t working for too many of our children, youth, families and communities. The SJSU Lurie College of Education Emancipatory Education Speaker Series features nationally recognized speakers and emerging voices who have share their visions for post-COVID education system.

Watch the recording from our speaker series event on Friday, February 26:

  • Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings – Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison – “But All Lives DO Matter: Being Intentional & Deliberate About an Antiracist Stance”
    • 7:21 – Introduction of Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings by Dr. Saili Kulkarni
    • 12:27 – Remarks from Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
    • 39:05 – Q&A with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
  • Dr. Jonathan Rosa – Associate Professor Graduate School of Education at Stanford University – “Schools Were Never Normal / Learning Happens Everywhere: From Return & Recuperation to Reckoning & Reimagination in Education”
    • 55:11 – Introduction of Dr. Jonathan Rosa by Jorge Pacheco Jr.
    • 57:00 – Remarks from Dr. Jonathan Rosa
    • 1:26:00 – Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Rosa

Visit sjsu.edu/education/community/iee/speaker-series to register for our upcoming speaker series events:

  • Friday, March 5, 3:30-5pm PST | Secretary John King & Dr. Leslie Gonzales
  • Friday, March 12, 3:30-5pm PST | Dr. Fabiola Bagula, Dr. Rebeca Burcaiga, Dr. Melissa Martinez, Dr. Sylvia Mendez-Morse, Ana Tavares, and Dr. Tara Yosso
  • Friday, March 19, 3:30-5pm PST | Dr. E.J.R. David, Dr. Saili Kulkarni, Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, and Leroy Moore

Watch Episode 2 of Emancipatory Education Now

Emancipatory Education Now is a student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education – the critical evaluation of the systems and structures of oppression that maintain the status quo in our educational institutions – looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices.

Our co-hosts for the Spring 2021 semester are:

  • Abby Almerido – Graduate student, Educational Leadership
  • Aminah Sheikh – Undergraduate student, Communicative Disorders & Sciences
  • Ana Isabel Hahs – Graduate and credential student, Teacher Education
  • Vaishnavi Sunkari – Undergraduate student, Child & Adolescent Development, Public Health
  • Victor Calvillo Chavez – Graduate student, Counselor Education

In this episode, Victor leads a dialogue around decolonization in education. The co-hosts shared their insights framed by questions such as:

  • What is your initial reaction towards the reading? Do you have an example or question that came to mind after reading the article?
  • How would you describe the topic of decolonization to a student?
  • What would efforts to decolonize education look like?

after reading the article “Decolonization and Education: Locating Pedagogy and Self at the Interstices in Global Times” by Nina Asher prior to the episode.

This episode’s call to action: The effects of colonization can be experienced by the narrow thinking developed in the human mind. As we return to society, we must be more mindful in how we interact with each other. Decolonization begins with decolonizing one’s own mind.

Join us live for our next live dialogue on Friday, March 12, at 5:30pm on the Lurie College YouTube channel.  All of the recordings for this series are available at sjsu.edu/education/emancipatory-education-now

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 the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 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.

Critical Bilingual Authorization Program Speaker Series

Join our Lurie College Critical Bilingual Authorization Program, Bilingüismo y Justicia, for their upcoming speaker series event on Friday, March 5, at 4pm to learn from a panel of Latina school leaders, including Frances Teso, Zoila Esquivel-Moreno, Dr. Silvia Carrillo, Patricia Mondragón, and Maritza Salcido.  RSVP at tinyurl.com/CBAPspeakerseries

CBAP Speaker series - Bilingual Latina Leaders

Spring 2021 Ed.D. Leadership Program Dissertation Defenses

SJSU Lurie College of Education EdD Leadership Program Class of 2021

Photo credit: Anne Tran

Students from our fifth cohort of the Lurie College Ed.D. Leadership program are defending their dissertations during the Spring 2021 semester!  Learn more about each of their dissertations below. If you would like to attend an upcoming dissertation defense, please email your request to edd-leadership@sjsu.edu.

Upcoming Dissertation Defenses

Anne Tran | Mon., Mar. 1, 3pm

Dissertation: “The Impacts of Cell Phones and Social Media Usage on Students’ Academic Performance”

Committee: Dr. Robert Gliner, Dr. Colette Rabin, and Dr. Dotty McCrea

Carrie Bosco | Fri., Mar. 5, 10am

Dissertation: “Administrator Stress and Wellbeing: Lessons Learned from Retired Administrators”

Committee: Dr. Arnold Danzig, Dr. Robert Gilner, and Dr. Joseph Rudnicki

Michael Mansfield | Mon., Apr. 26, 3:30pm

Dissertation: “The Impacts of Self-Efficacy and Academic Mindset on Middle School Math Achievement for At-Promise Youth: An Explanatory Study”

Committee: Dr. Brent Duckor, Dr. Roxana Marachi, and Dr. Cheryl Roddick

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Call for Lurie College Spring 2021 Student Speaker

Video description: Lurie College student Jacqueline Lopez Rivas – BA, Child and Adolescent Development, speaks at our Fall 2020 ceremony.

Lurie College wants to select a graduating student to represent and speak on behalf of the Lurie College community at our Spring 2021 Graduation Celebration ceremony, which will take place on Friday, May 28, at 4pm!  In order to be eligible to apply to become the student speaker, you must also be eligible to graduate.  Your speech can take any number of approaches, but should be original and should resonate with the event attendees, which will be made up of Lurie College students of different academic levels and disciplines, SJSU and Lurie College faculty and staff, and family and friends of all ages and backgrounds.

To apply, submit a 3-5 minute video of you reciting your speech by Sunday, February 28, via this Google form.  More information about graduation and commencement for Lurie College of Education students is available at sjsu.edu/education/graduation.

Watch Episode 1 of Emancipatory Education Now

Emancipatory Education Now is a student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education – the critical evaluation of the systems and structures of oppression that maintain the status quo in our educational institutions – looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices.

In this episode, you can learn more about our student co-hosts – Abby, Aminah, Ana, Vaishnavi, and Victor – through their name stories. They also share a preview of some of the topics they plan to discuss in more detail later this semester.

The call to action for this episode: Exchange your name story with a family member, friend, colleague, or classmate!

Additional resources shared in this episode include:

Join us live for our next live dialogue on Friday, February 26, at 5:30pm on the Lurie College YouTube channel.  All of the recordings for this series are available at sjsu.edu/education/emancipatory-education-now

Attend Our Lurie College Emancipatory Education Speaker Series

SJSU Lurie College of Education Spring 2021 Emancipatory Education Speaker Series

Many are looking forward to a time when we can go back to “normal” in education; however, that “normal” wasn’t working for too many of our children, youth, families and communities. Join us for a series of live, online conversations with nationally recognized speakers and emerging voices who will share their visions for post-COVID education through an emancipatory lens and identify steps to enact their visions. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Friday, February 26, 3:30-5pm PST | Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings & Dr. Jonathan Rosa
  • Friday, March 5, 3:30-5pm PST | Secretary John King & Dr. Leslie Gonzales
  • Friday, March 12, 3:30-5pm PST | Dr. Fabiola Bagula, Dr. Rebeca Burcaiga, Dr. Melissa Martinez, Dr. Sylvia Mendez-Morse, Ana Tavares, Dr. Tara Yosso
  • Friday, March 19, 3:30-5pm PST | Dr. E.J.R. David, Dr. Saili Kulkarni, Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, Leroy Moore

Visit sjsu.edu/education/community/iee/speaker-series to register for our upcoming speaker events and revisit the webpage in February for updates about additional speaker events!

Attend Our Lurie College Dean’s Forum

Hello Lurie College Students!

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this student open forum. We’ll be joined by Dean Heather Lattimer, Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro, and Student Success Center Director Janene Perez. This will be a great opportunity to have any questions or concerns you have addressed.

The Zoom link for this forum was emailed as a Google Calendar invite to your SJSU email accounts.  If you won’t be able to attend this event, there will be others later in the semester. Please see below for the full schedule. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to luriecollege@sjsu.edu.

  • Thursday, February 25: 11:45am – 12:45pm
  • Thursday, March 18: 10:45 – 11:45am
  • Wednesday, April 28: 3:00 – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 5: 2:00 – 3:00pm

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Watch Our Lurie College Scholarships Workshop

Big thanks to Christine Cha from the SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office as well as Child and Adolescent Development faculty Danielle Mead for sharing their insights about the Spring 2021 SJSU and Lurie College scholarships application process for students who will be enrolled at SJSU for the 2021-2022 academic year!  The recording of the workshop is available for viewing below.  The SJSU scholarship application platform will go live in March and the deadline to apply for Lurie College scholarships will be Saturday, May 1.  We will send out an email notification to Lurie College students when they can begin to apply.  In the meantime, please visit sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid for an overview of all Lurie College of Education financial aid opportunities.

Watch our Conversation with Radical Monarchs’ Cofounder Anayvette Martinez

We recently hosted Radical Monarchs’ Cofounder Anayvette Martinez to learn more about their organization, which creates opportunities for young girls of color to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically to their communities. The talk with Anayvette included the herstory of the Radical Monarch movement, in addition to how methodologies and lived experiences inform our queer feminist social justice praxis; the concept of Radical Joy and the key role it plays in the Radical Monarch movement, especially in these heightened times.

Watch the recording of the conversation below.  To learn more about the Radical Monarchs organization, connect with them on social media, and support their movement, visit radicalmonarchs.org

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie​​ to receive more news about academic and student life. Video recorded and edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Inspirational Outlook” provided royalty-free from Scott Holmes.

Lurie College Dean Lattimer Featured on Leading Forward Podcast

Shoutout to the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence for featuring Lurie College Dean Heather Lattimer on their podcast Leading Forward.  During the episode, Dean Lattimer discussed leadership, equity, and well-being in times of COVID-19. Listen to the podcast below or on the Leading Forward Anchor account.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Dean Heather Lattimer

KCI Accepting Applications for MERIT Program

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Located at Foothill College, the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) is offering a 10-month program called MERIT (Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching). They are specifically looking for pre-service and in-service teachers with 5 or less years of experience to participate in the program. By completing the program, you will receive 12 Foothill College quarter units as well as a California Certificate of Achievement as an Education Technology Specialist.

The focus of the program is on best practices of using technology in the classroom to create a more effective and engaging teaching environment. Participants will engage in a 2-week, summer intensive, virtual program where they will explore new Ed-tech and create an e-portfolio. During the 2021-2022 school year, participants will engage in 4 follow-up Saturday sessions where they will re-engage with the community to reflect on their teaching during the year and continually grow their portfolio of tools to use in their classes.

The program is competitive, so they encourage you to apply early (by February 28th). The general application is due by March 21, 2021.

If you have any questions, please send an email to Justin Sewell, Director of Programs and Partnerships at KCI (jsewell@krauseinnovationcenter.org) or Cate Tolnai, Director of MERIT 2021 (catetolnai@gmail.com)

Join Lurie College Live for Emancipatory Education Now

Emancipatory Education Now is a new student-led initiative at the SJSU Lurie College of Education that examines what emancipatory education – the critical evaluation of the systems and structures of oppression that maintain the status quo in our educational institutions – looks like in today’s society and advocates for the expansion of emancipatory education research, policies, and practices.

Join us for the live discussion on Friday, February 12, at 5:30pm on the Lurie College YouTube channel – bit.ly/lurie-youtube – to learn from the student co-hosts and get a preview of some of their upcoming dialogues!

  • Abby Almerido – Educational Leadership
  • Aminah Sheikh – Communicative Disorders & Sciences
  • Ana Isabel Hahs – Teacher Education
  • Vaishnavi Sunkari – Child & Adolescent Development, Public Health
  • Victor Calvillo Chavez – Counselor Education

SJSU Lurie College of Education Emancipatory Education Now Meet the Co-Hosts Spring 2021

K-12 Online Teaching Academy: “Teaching From the Inside Out”

George Barcenas (Twitter: @mvsgbarcenas), technology coordinator at Bellevue Union School District, led this conversation.

When we design a lesson we take on the responsibility of telling the story. Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie TedTalk about the “Danger of a single story” opened my eyes to the responsibility we have as educators. Developing lessons that allow our students to experience the moment isn’t the driving force behind book companies. In this session we will look at creating those experiences by using Google Forms, Slides and Video.

The slides for this webinar are available at bit.ly/design4inout.  Join our K-12 Academy Facebook group at bit.ly/lurie-k12facebook or our LinkedIn group at bit.ly/lurie-k12linkedin

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has established this free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to create resources for teacher candidates and current teachers that discuss how to build equity and employ emancipatory pedagogies in an online environment. Learn more about the academy at sjsu.edu/education/community/k12-academy

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

Join Lurie College for a Conversation with Radical Monarchs’ Cofounder

SJSU Lurie College of Education Conversation with Radical Monarchs Cofounder Anayvette Martinez

Join the SJSU Connie L. Lurie College of Education on Wednesday, February 10, from 6-7:30pm PST for a conversation with Anayvette Martinez, Cofounder of the Radical Monarchs, which creates opportunities for young girls of color to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically to their communities. The talk with the Radical Monarchs cofounder will include the herstory of the Radical Monarch movement, in addition to how methodologies and lived experiences inform our queer feminist social justice praxis; the concept of Radical Joy and the key role it plays in the Radical Monarch movement especially in these heightened times. To RSVP and receive the link to the Zoom webinar, complete the Google form at the bottom of this page.  Live captions will be available at this event.

Watch the trailer of their PBS documentary We Are The Radical Monarchs below and watch the full documentary at http://to.pbs.org/3nESo51  SJSU faculty, students, and staff can also access the film on the SJSU Library website.

Join the Early Childhood Institute for a Conversation with Tena Sloan

SJSU Lurie College Early Childhood Insititute Healing-Centered Interactions Across Early Childhood Environments with Tena Sloan

The SJSU Early Childhood Institute is hosting Tena H. Sloan, Vice President of Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Training (ECMHC) at Kidango, on Wednesday, February 10, from 3-4pm on Zoom to share her perspectives on making every interaction in early childhood a healing-centered experience. In light of the many persistent stressors facing families with young children in the Bay area and beyond, Tena’s talk “Healing-Centered Interactions Across Early Childhood Settings” will inspire all professionals working with young children and their families to make each interaction one that supports the wellbeing of the whole person.  To learn more and RSVP, visit sjsu.edu/eci/events.

Student Spotlight: Abby Almerido

Learn about Abby Almerido, who is an SJSU alumni and a student in our inaugural cohort of our MA in Emancipatory School Leadership program!

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life. Video and audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley – http://brianpdooley.com. “Going Higher” provided royalty-free by bensound.com.

Lurie College Faculty Research Center Highlighted in EdSource

Shoutout to Teacher Education faculty Brent Duckor and Counselor Education faculty Lorri Capizzi, who were highlighted in EdSource for establishing their Center for Collaborative Research Excellence in Education (CCREE)! Read the EdSource highlight at bit.ly/2NSnlWX and read more about their CCREE at sjsu.edu/education/community/ccree

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Welcome to the Spring 2021 Semester, Lurie College of Education Students!

Dear Lurie College Students —

We hope that your first days of class were a success and that you are looking forward to new opportunities and learning experiences during the semester ahead.  We know that taking courses remotely can be challenging and that many of you are also navigating added family responsibilities, work disruptions, and health concerns due to COVID. Our Lurie College community is here for you!

Please reach out to your instructors, academic advisors, and/or program coordinators if you have questions or concerns about your courses.  We also encourage you to connect with our dedicated team in the Lurie College Student Success Center for support and advice on how to access resources on campus.  If you are struggling, you aren’t alone.  Please contact us so that we can connect you with academic supportscounseling servicesfinancial supports, or other resources to help you succeed.

The events of recent weeks have reminded us, once again, of the critical importance of the work that happens in our college.  The hatred, bigotry, nativism, violence, and white supremacy that were on full display during the capitol insurrection on January 6, clearly demonstrate the need for transformative educators, counselors, therapists, and school, college, and community leaders.  Thank you for your courageous decision to commit to academic fields and professional careers that will position you to be agents of change and move us toward a more just, inclusive, and equitable future.

In recent months, our faculty and staff have recommitted ourselves to advancing racial justice within our college.  You can view numerous examples of policy and program changes that we are committed to addressing during the 2020-21 academic year on our college’s Strategic Plan webpage.  We also recently created a webpage with a collection of Antiracism and Racial Justice Resources, which includes articles, podcasts, social media accounts, videos, and much more.

We hope you’ll join us at our upcoming engagement opportunities – such as our Conversation with Radical Monarchs’ Cofounder Anayvette Martinez, our Emancipatory Education Speaker Series, and more – to further advance this work.  We’ll also announce dates for our Deans’ Forums soon so that you can share your input, ideas, critiques, and questions with us directly.

A final word of advice in closing…  Pace yourself!  It promises to be a full semester with lots of time spent in online learning and activities.  Make sure that in the midst of your courses, field experiences, work, and family responsibilities you take time to take care of yourself.  Give yourself permission to turn off the computer and go outside.  Get sleep.  Find time to listen to music, have a good laugh, or just breathe.  We need you in this work for the long term, and that means we need you to take care of yourself.

With gratitude –

Heather Lattimer, Dean
heather.lattimer@sjsu.edu

Marcos Pizarro, Associate Dean

Lurie College Faculty Co-Publish Broadband Access Report

Shoutout to Lurie College faculty Luis PozaEduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, and Tammie Visintainer, who collaborated with SJSU faculty Ahoura Zandiatashbar, California Assemblymember Robert Rivas, and the Watsonville High School ECHO Leadership Academy to better understand the impact of known gaps in broadband internet access across California’s 30th Congressional District. Read the report below or via Google Drive.

Connect with Lurie College and SJSU

Connect with the SJSU Lurie College of Education @sjsulurie

Get connected to helpful online resources as we prepare for the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester!  Here are some initial Lurie College of Education and SJSU resources: