San José State University’s Center for Collaborative Research Excellence in Education researchers Lorri Capizzi, Brent Duckor, and Lauren Reagan has recently been featured in EdSource, a leading education news source in California, to discuss their research on the importance of mentoring for foster and homeless students in California’s community schools initiative.
The research highlights that the state’s $4 billion community schools program, which is just starting, will mesh academic improvement with community-based services focused on students’ health and development in hundreds, and eventually thousands, of low-income schools. It’s intended to support the state’s most vulnerable students, including an estimated 32,400 youths in foster care and 183,000 students experiencing homelessness, as of 2020-21. Authors Brent Duckor, Lorri Capizzi, and Lauren Reagan acknowledge that research on designing, implementing, and evaluating effective mentoring programs for these youths is “scant but emerging.” But what is certain is that the social isolation of homelessness and challenges of living in foster care create challenges in succeeding in school and transitioning to college. The authors recommend that community schools identify volunteers from the community and educational staff as potential mentors, then train them to understand foster and homeless students’ unique needs. They recommend that Universities could create certificate programs in mentoring for aspiring and existing teachers in evidence-based strategies, schools could set up peer mentorships matching college students who have experienced foster care and homelessness, and they could also partner with organizations like Big Brothers and Big Sisters with a proven record of effectiveness.
Lorri Capizzi is an accomplished Assistant Professor of Counselor Education with over 10 years experience supervising school counselors and over 15 years of experience in federal grant administration. She has a proven track record of working with underserved youth, has partnerships with several organizations, and her focus on practice-based training and applied research makes her a valuable asset to the field of counseling.
Brent Duckor is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education with expertise in educational measurement, testing, and assessment. He has served on state and national boards, providing educational assessment and measurement expertise to organizations such as the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the California Department of Education, and the College and Career Readiness Evaluation Consortium in Washington, D.C.
Read the full article here.
Read the feature on EdSource here.
Apply to get student research supplies! If you are a graduate, credential or undergraduate student enrolled in the Lurie College of Education you are able to apply for up to $250 for research supplies. Students are limited to one research request per fiscal year and these applications are due on May 1st.
Apply for funding for conferences you are presenting at! Applicants must be presenting at a conference and have proof of their acceptance to the conference. This is for graduate, credential, or undergraduate students in the Lurie College of Education, you will be eligible for one conference travel award per fiscal year. These applications are due by May 1st, 2023.
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.
We hope you’re having a great summer! The Lurie College Dean’s Office is still open from 9 to 4:30pm everyday! We are excited to see you in the Fall! Enjoy the break!
San Jose State is partnering with the Northern California Hub and CSU Long Beach to host an interdisciplinary panel on youth experiencing homelessness, child welfare, & juvenile justice featuring the speakers above! Join them on July 29th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at CSU Long Beach, virtual options are also available. RSVP here! If you have a proposal for a speaker, please fill out this form here!
Are you interested in a new minor? Join the Transformative Leadership Minor. If you want to learn how to be a transformative leader in all spaces you are consider this minor. They are having information session every Thursday for the rest of May. Register for the Information session HERE!
Come out to the Lurie Colleges End of Semester Kickback and enter in a chance to win some raffle prizes! Join us on Tuesday May 17th from 4-6 pm in the Sweeney Hall Courtyard! We are so excited to see you and celebrate what a year we have had.
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to this end-of-semester celebration with food, music, prizes, and games! This will be a great opportunity to connect and relax after a busy semester. Graduating students will especially be encouraged to attend and to take pictures with faculty and their classmates with commencement one week away. Please be sure to confirm your attendance on this invitation. If you have any dietary restrictions, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Recently SJSU was awarded a grant through APLU’s Urban Serving Universities to develop a supported CS pathway in partnership with Milpitas High School and San Jose City College.
This summer, the program will launch a four-week camp for high school students during which they are introduced to CS and earn college credit. The program will be taught by SJCC faculty and supported by Milpitas HS teachers. In addition, they are hiring some of our SJSU students as teaching assistants. SJSU students will earn $21/per hour. The program will be offered 10am-2pm Monday to Thursday, 6/27-7/21. Lunch is included.
Both undergraduate and grad students are eligible; students who are aspiring teachers are prioritized. No prior CS knowledge is needed. This is a great opportunity for future educators to gain classroom experience and gather foundational CS understanding in a fun and supportive environment! Check out handshake or email email@example.com for more information!
Join Senator Dave Cortese’s 19th Annual Bus Trip to Sacramento on Wednesday May 18th, 2022!
Senator Cortese is excited to announce the first in-person 19th Annual Sacramento Bus Trip for Education since before the pandemic.
For nearly two decades, each year following the May Revision of the State Budget, the Bus Trip has successfully provided groups of education advocates, students and community members here in Senate District 15 the opportunity to travel to the State Capitol to meet directly with State Officials and Legislators, learn about current legislation and discuss education as a state budget priority. Lastly, this is a great chance to engage with Senator Cortese regarding your education priorities as he is a member of the Senate Education Committee.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday May 18th, 2022. This will be an all-day event that includes free transportation to and from the State Capitol in Sacramento and lunch will be provided in co-sponsorship with Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
The link to RSVP is: TINYURL.COM/SACBUSTRIP
When: Wednesday May 18th, 2022
Buses Depart from San Jose State University: 6:00am
Address: San Jose State University Park and Ride Lot at 1281 S 7th St
Bus Returns to San Jose: By 6:00pm
Where: California State Capitol, West Lawn, Sacramento
We want to learn more about what LGBTQ+ SJSU students think about campus sexual assault. If you’d like to share your views and perspectives, participate in a confidential focus group. Participants do not need to have any experience with campus sexual assault. Participants will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card. If you’re interested, please email Prof. Robert Marx at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Center Of Community Learning as they are hiring for 2022-2023 SJSU College Corps. Apply to join a a group of 100 undergraduate students of all majors and work with and mentor 3rd-6th grade students and teach them computer engineering. There is no programming experience necessary, they will train you!
- $7,000 Stipend that is given in monthly installments
- $3,000 Education Award upon completion of the program
- AB 540 students must submit CA DSIG Application by September 1 to become eligible for Education Award
Applications will be open until all the spots are full.
Check out more information here!
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 semester 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 Spring 2022 Dine with the Dean event is scheduled to take place:
- Thursday, April 7, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Enter your name to dine with the dean here!
Join and learn about Creating an Inclusive Climate: Queering Our Classrooms and Our Campus on Friday, March 25th from 10am-12pm. This training will provide information about gender and sexuality, best practices for creating affirming and supportive classrooms and extracurricular spaces, and insight gained from surveys and interviews with SJSU students about their experiences on campus and in the classrooms. This will be hosted by Kyoung Mi Choi and Robert Marx along with SJSU students! Register here!
Come and join in a conversation as the Pride Center and Lurie College team up to talk about how to be an ally, actionable steps to be an ally, how to support Trans and Nonbinary People, and Polyamory and Ethical Non-Monogamy. Join us on April 22nd, from 10-12pm. Register here!
The SJSU Center for Community Learning and Leadership is now hiring for the CaliforniansForAll College Corps. Apply now to join a fun, innovative, and creative team of fellow students to provide computer programming enrichment for underserved third through sixth graders attending after-school programs. No programming experience
necessary! Learn more on how to apply here! Applications will be open until all spaces are filled.
Strategic Plan Grant | Apply by Fri., April. 15
Students are encouraged to apply for Lurie College Strategic Plan Seed Grants for 2022-23. These grants are designed to advance the priorities articulated in our strategic plan. We are also seeking 4 students to participate on the strategic plan steering committee to review and help award grant funding. This is the committee will meet via zoom during April and May. The total time commitment is approx. 10-15 hours. There is a $250 stipend for student steering committee members. Please contact Ana Paz-Rangel if you are interested in joining. Please join us!
Thinking about a new minor? Learn more about the Transformative Leadership Minor! Join their upcoming informational session on Wednesday, March 16th from 4:30pm-5:30pm! There will be more dates to come as well!
To register for the session click here!
Click here if you are interested in the Minor!
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.
Talking to our children can be so hard sometimes! Join the Healthy Development Clinic about Communicating With Your Child About Tough Stuff. They will be hosting these workshops on February 28th, March 1st in Spanish, and March 2nd in Vietnamese.
Join the workshop here!
Join our Intersectional Disbaility Studies Speaker Series on Monday, March 14 from 4-5pm on Zoom! Learn from 12-year old Helena Lourdes Donato-Sapp, self-declared “Black Girl Scholar”‘ who uses her art and voice for social, economic, and environmental justice. To learn more about Helena Lourdes Donato-Sapp click here!
Register for the event here.
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
Come and use the study rooms in the Lurie College building! If you need a study area or to do your online classes there are open to students in the Lurie College. All the rooms will have wifi.