Shoutout to Educational Leadership faculty Maria Ledesma, who was quoted in the article “Manufactured Boogeyman: Latino Critical Race Theory Pioneers, Advocates Push Back” by NBC News!
“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.
Congratulations to Educational Leadership faculty Veneice Guillory-Lacy, who recently received the 2021-2022 Bonner Foundation Community-Engagement Course Development for Social Action Grant. The course will be developed to give current Master’s level teacher-leaders the opportunity to put theory into practice through collaborative approaches to deconstruct power systems, challenge inequitable practices and policies, and conduct research for a living case study.
Our Lurie College EdD Leadership Program Fall 2021 newsletter includes details on our newest cohort of students, recent faculty and alumni achievements, and more!
Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro was recently featured in the SJSU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s (ODEI) Good Trouble series, which features stories of activism and necessary trouble from Bay Area Leaders. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month – Sep. 15-Oct. 15th, this episode featured the experiences, stories, and wisdom of SJSU Chicanx/Latinx staff, faculty, and administrators on our campus: Magdalena Barrera, Marcos Pizzaro, Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas, Lilly Pinedo Gangai, and Ana Navarrete.
Dr. Pei-Tzu Tsai presented “Learning from Stuttering: A Path from Disorder to Diversity” as part of the SJSU University Scholar Series. Dr. Tsai discussed underlying factors of stuttering and stuttering therapy to develop culturally and linguistically responsive services for individuals who stutter and advocated for acceptance and diversity in communication.
Two students from our SJSU Lurie College Ed.D. Leadership program will defend their dissertations during the Fall 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 email@example.com.
Upcoming Dissertation Defenses
Kevin Wan | Mon., Nov. 1, 4pm
- Dissertation: “Effects of Extra-Curricular Project-Based Learning Experiences on Self-Efficacy and Interest in STEM Fields in High School”
- Committee: Dr. Roxana Marachi, Dr. Grinell Smith, and Dr. Joseph Heffernan
Amalia Guzman | Fri., Nov. 5, 10am
- Dissertation: “Spanish-Speaking Parent Perceptions of their Elementary Children’s English Language Proficiency”
- Committee: Dr. Noni Reis, Dr. Rosalinda Quintanar, Dr. Roxanne Regules
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our SJSU Lurie College of Education is positioned to lead. Our faculty, staff, and students have done remarkable work during this past year. We’ve grown enrollments in our traditional programs and launched exciting new programs that extend our reach to new student populations. We’ve strengthened our commitment to educational equity and racial justice by investing resources in bold emancipatory initiatives and tackling structural challenges within the college. We’ve amplified the impact of faculty-led research by strengthening our community partnerships and growing our media engagement. These achievements position Lurie College to lead our regional P-20 educational ecosystem and to be a model nationally of what it means to be a truly transformative college of education.
Read our 2020-2021 Impact Report above or at sjsu.edu/education/about.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Join our Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network (ESAN) on Monday, October 25, at 1pm in the SJSU Student Union Meeting Room 1B for their Halloween Social Event! They plan to watch clips from a documentary called No Small Matter and draw some imagines that represent the ideas from the documentary. Contact ESAN by email at email@example.com or on Instagram @esansjsu with any questions.
Join our Counselor Education Graduate Organization (CEGO) for their Financing Graduate School workshop on Monday, October 25, at 7pm. The session will include an overview of financial aid myths, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the California Dream Act Application, deadlines, and more presented by an SJSU Financial Aid Staff member. RSVP at bit.ly/cego2021 and contact CEGO by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram @cegostudentorg with any questions.
Join our National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) on Thursday, October 28, at 3pm for their Speaker Series featuring Latisha Rodriguez, M.S. CCC-SLP. Latisha is an amazing Speech-Language Pathologist and SLPA/Intern/CF Supervisor who is very passionate about the field and inspiring SLPs to be. RSVP at https://linktr.ee/Sjsunsslhachapter and contact NSSLHA by email at email@example.com or on Instagram @sjsunsslhachapter with any questions.
Shoutout to Teacher Education faculty Wanda Watson, who has been invited to be a panelist at “Preparing Educators to be Critical in their Analysis of History, Systems of Oppression, and the Status Quo in K-12 Schools” on Monday, November 1, from 10-11:30am as part of the CSU Educator Preparation and Public School Programs (EPPSP). RSVP to attend the panel by completing this Zoom registration form.
Shoutout to Teacher Education faculty Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz and student Romina Román Shugan, who have been invited to be a panelist at “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, from 10-11:30am as part of the CSU Educator Preparation and Public School Programs (EPPSP). RSVP to attend the panel by completing this Zoom registration form.
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.”
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).
Do you have a business idea? Enter the 18th annual (virtual) SJSU Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge (SVIC)! Pitch your idea and network with fellow students, seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. Winners will receive cash prizes to advance their innovations. Register here anytime between October 21st and November 4. To learn more, visit the SVIC website at www.sjsu.edu/svic or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Access to the Spartan Career Closet
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.
Join Lurie College, SJSU International Student and Scholar Services, the SJSU Pride Center, and SJSU MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center on Tue., Oct. 19, from 4-5pm via Zoom to learn more about LGBTQ+ identities through a multicultural lens while interacting with other students and sharing your perspectives. RSVP at bit.ly/gsc-connections.
Current and former SJSU students in any major are invited to join Dr. Nidhi Mahendra and Marcella McCollum to learn about SJSU’s Speech Language Pathology MS program and gather ideas for submitting a competitive application! RSVP to attend at bit.ly/3Dd7YNm
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