Job Opportunities at YMCA of Silicon Valley

The YMCA is looking for hard-working, outgoing, energetic, and friendly individuals to join the After School and Child Care teams. Opportunities for full-time and part-time employment are available, and candidates must meet certain qualifications. The hiring event will take place in the SPX Lobby on the following dates: January 26, January 30, and February 1, from 9:30AM-1:00PM.

  • Part-time (After School Leader) positions pay between $20-$22 per hour
  • Full-time (After School Site Director) positions pay between $24-$26 per hour.
  • Employee benefits include development opportunities, full-time opportunities, flexible hours, and Y membership.
  • For more information, email Liz.Gonzalez@ymcasv.org

Apply online.

Through the eyes of Natalie Cabral in the Special Education department.

Natalie Cabral (Credential 2017, MA 2019) has been an educator for nearly 10 years. She is currently an Education Specialist with the Santa Clara Unified School District. This academic year has brought several new experiences for Natalie as she moved from a resource position to take on her own Special Education classroom, and joined Lurie College as a Lecturer in the Special Education department. Learn about Natalie Cabral and her experience

 

  1. What are some of your highlights from your time in the Special Education program
    What I appreciated about the program is that anytime I had a tricky case or something I needed feedback on, I loved that I was able to collaborate with my peers who were also doing similar work. And to collaborate with my professors, thought-partnering so I didn’t feel like I was on such an island.
    Dr. Simpson and I made a really great connection and she supported me throughout the process. I really appreciated the thoughtfulness that my professors put into their classes.
  2. Could you share about your journey with us from Journalism to Special Ed?
    I definitely fell into it! I started out as a paraprofessional and the following year I had a principal who said I really think you’d be great in this role, why don’t you try it out. I fell in love with the children, I love the smaller group size, the idea of being able to individualize my work and help on a deeper level, and provide closer attention to my students.
  3. What are some things that you would tell current students who are considering teaching to help them decide?
    In education, there are so many options to slide in and out of different roles. With a Special Education credential, you have more options to do this. This helps to prevent burnout too – started out with Resource and took a lot away from that experience.
  4. Logistics – what are some tips for balancing the paperwork side of things?
    Being organized and proactive is key! If you know you have a challenging case, prep for that IEP a month or two in advance, reach out to your team in advance. Once you get into a routine of being proactive, it makes life so much easier and you go into those meetings with much greater confidence – and you’re ready to share, think through, and problem solve with the team.
  5. What advice would you give to new teachers who are trying to navigate the professional space?
    Be collaborative and curious – ask questions of other teachers. Bridge the silos between general education and special education, that collaboration is so critical. Don’t be afraid to speak up with suggestions or advocating for new ideas. I set very professional standards and I’m flexible with the needs of the general education teachers I’m collaborating with.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Saili Kulkarni | Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

Saili Kulkarni

It is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate Dr. Saili Kulkarni on being selected for the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, Class of 2022. This honor recognizes individuals and organizations who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring. The Hall of Fame was established to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring individuals with disabilities. The National Disability Mentoring Coalition and the Planning Committee are thrilled to include Dr. Kulkarni as a champion of disability mentoring.

As an Associate Professor of Special Education at SJSU Lurie College of Education, Dr. Saili Kulkarni has made a significant impact in the field of disability education. Through her research, she brings attention to the intersections of disability and race in teacher education, using DisCrit to understand how teachers, particularly special education teachers of color, enact resistance in schools. Dr. Kulkarni is also an advocate for restorative and humanizing practices for young children of color with disabilities.

We are proud to have Dr. Kulkarni as a member of the Lurie College community and look forward to her continued contributions to the field of disability education. Congratulations again on this well-deserved recognition!

 

Graduation Photos by Best Grad Photo | Fall-2022 Commencement

Best Grad Photo will be on-site during the Commencement ceremony to take official graduation pictures. The photos can be purchased through a unique link that will be emailed to the students a week after the ceremony.

Best Grad Photo will be back in the Spartan Bookstore for FREE makeup photo sittings. The photo sitting is free, and there is no obligation to purchase the photos.

Additionally, Best Grad Photo is offering a deeply discounted Micro Icon Photo Session for $12. This is a chance to be photographed on campus in front of SJSU’s most notable landmarks, by a professional photographer. There is no obligation to purchase the photos.

Register for a FREE makeup photo sitting in the Spartan Bookstore or for a discounted Micro Icon photo session by clicking this link or copying and pasting the link below to your browser.

https://www.bestgradphoto.com/sjsugradportraits

SJSU Grad Fest

 

 

Applications for STAR 2023 | Career in K-12 STEM Education

Cal Poly, SLO
Applications for STAR 2023 are available now. If you are pursuing a career in K-12 STEM education, please visit the website and apply for a summer of transformative research aimed at building your identity as a teacher-researcher. Applicants should have junior standing by January 1, 2023, to apply.

  • No previous research experience is necessary
  • The priority deadline for applications is February 15, 2023
  • Applications will continue to be accepted until March 1st, 2023.

STAR offers:

  • Paid summer research opportunities for aspiring K-12 STEM teachers
  • Authentic research in national, private, and university lab settings weekly education workshops
  • Opportunity to present their research at a national conference

Online application and full program details can be found on our website at StarTeacherResearcher.org. To date, the STAR program has provided over 851 research opportunities for 613 individual STAR fellows.

The 2023 summer will feature in-person, remote, and hybrid placements.
Online applications, a video overview, and full program details can be found on the website: StarTeacherResearcher.org.

APPLY HERE!

Pre-Commencement Celebration RVSP Now

SJSU Connie L. Lurie College of Education would like to invite you to the pre-commencement celebration on December 15th, 3 PM – 5 PM in the Sweeney Hall Courtyard. It is a proud and festive occasion for the faculty & staff at Lurie College as we celebrate Lurie College Graduating students through their performance and accomplishments. Graduating Students are encouraged to invite family members.

The pre-commencement celebration will be followed by the commencement ceremony. Snacks/refreshments will be provided at the venue.

RSVP using this link

College to Career Bootcamp

Attend College to Career Bootcamp where you will hear from industry professionals and employers who will share valuable tips and advice on how to navigate your job search and successfully make the transition from college to career.

Topics include:  resumes, networking, job search, interviewing, and salary negotiation

Featured employers: Lockheed Martin, City Year, Sentry, and Enterprise Holdings

*Registration is required for event attendance, details and RSVP information found on SJSU handshake.

SPARC Holiday festivities

SPARC student clinician dream team this semester

Left to right – Theo, Myles, Alex (CDS undergrad, now grad), Eve, Pauline, Jayme (CDS undergrad, now grad)- missing Alejandra in this picture.

These students worked very hard with their creativity, flexibility, and perseverance.

Their fantastic creativity and clinical work throughout the semester included Alex and Eve (who led a moving, social-justice inspired Aphasia Book Club that got us all hooked),  Theo, Pauline, and Jayme (who led one of the best renditions of aphasia choir we have had and a perfect return from the pandemic to live music), and Myles and Alejandra (who facilitated a novel Therapeutic Gaming group ending with a full-of-laughs finale of White Elephant- clients have already said they want this group to continue).

Every client and their family have expressed how much it meant to have this space, to return from the pandemic, and how grateful they were to our clinicians

Day of Giving | 29th November 2022

 

The Share Your Spartan Heart Day of Giving brings together our entire San José State community to raise money for the Connie L. Lurie College of Education, as well as over 80 projects, departments, and programs. Our students, faculty, and staff do outstanding work and SJSU would not be able to provide our life-changing education without the support of people like you.  Share Your Spartan Heart by selecting one of the projects below and making your gift today.

Click here to donate or copy/paste the URL in your browser: https://power.sjsu.edu/g/coed

Pre-commencement celebration | 15th December

Dear Lurie Students,

SJSU Connie L. Lurie College of Education would like to invite you to the pre-commencement celebration on December 15th, 3 PM – 5 PM in the Sweeney Hall Courtyard. It is a proud and festive occasion for the faculty & staff at Lurie College as we celebrate Lurie College Graduating students through their performance and accomplishments. Graduating Students are encouraged to invite family members.

The pre-commencement celebration will be followed by the commencement ceremony. Snacks/refreshments will be provided at the venue.

RSVP using this link

SJSU Alumni Mentoring & MeetUp

SJSU² Mentoring & Meetups is a partnership between the SJSU Career Center, SJSU Alumni Association, and the campus community which connects mentees (current SJSU students) with mentors (alumni and/or other industry professionals) to support mentee career success.

  • Explore potential careers by connecting with SJSU Alumni and other Industry Professionals.
  • Gain career advice on how to break into a field.
  • Grow your professional network in your career or industry of interest.

 

Contact Larissa Bates at sjsu2mentoring@sjsu.edu for any questions regarding SJSU² and Learn more today

Special Education (EDSE 124) Lesson Presentations

Students in EDSE 124 include undergraduate juniors and seniors from a variety of disciplines. About 30-50% of students are Math ITEP students. Other concentrations include but are not limited to Special Education minors, Communication Disorders, Child Adolescent Development, and Music Education.

This semester, students are working on a Social Justice Lesson Plan, in which they are attentive to the needs of emergent bilingual students, students with disabilities, and lessons that center on taking social action.

We hope you can join us on Wednesday, November 30 – 7:30pm-9:30pm, located at SH230.

There will be refreshments available and a brief survey at the end.

For any questions, please email: saili.kulkarni@sjsu.edu

Transforming Communities: A Movement to Racial Justice

Illustration of a power fist with the words A Movement, Not a Moment.

Transforming Communities: A Movement to Racial Justice, it is an annual event here at SJSU designed to foster connection with the broader San Jose community and change throughout our community towards a more racially just, and equitable campus, city, and county.

Submit an idea for a talk, lecture, workshop, entertainment/arts event, panel discussion, or any other idea for the Transforming Communities: A Movement to Racial Justice event here at SJSU. The event welcomes programs in-person, virtual, and in multiple formats that highlight various topics that address the multi-faceted aspects of racial justice and equity. This event offers you a really unique opportunity to connect research, teaching, and service all towards the goal of making our campus more just and equitable. We encourage creative proposals! Please consider submitting your work to this event and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to transformingcommunities@sjsu.edu

More information can be found here: https://www.sjsu.edu/transforming-communities

We look forward to working with you and having your participation.

Submit Your Program Idea Here

Tote-ster Mash | 13 October 2022 | Paint your tote

 

You are invited to Tote-ster Mash, paint a tote bag for this Halloween.

RSVP on the link to register or scan the QR code.
Date/time: 13th October, 1 PM to 3 PM
Venue: Student Success Center (SH 106)

We look forward to seeing you there!