Lurie College Faculty Featured in Univision Story

Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz Univision Interview

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.

Watch our Institute for Emancipatory Education Speaker Series: Dr. David Stovall

Watch out Institute for Emancipatory Education speaker series! Dr. David Stovall talks about the constructs of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Abolition to consider emancipatory education. If we are trying to create an education that liberates those who experience white supremacy in the form of isolation, marginalization, and dehumanization, we must be clear about the current socio-political moment. We must be willing to take away lessons of history to build a praxis (action and reflection in the world in order to change it) centered on the needs of our communities. Any struggle for change, time, space, and will is central moving forward.

Attend Our SJSU Ethnic Studies Collaborative Conversation

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.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Ethnic Studies Collaborative Shadae Mallory

Lurie College Faculty Publishes Advocacy Piece

Shoutout to Child and Adolescent Development faculty Robert Marx, who published “Collective Memory for Queer and Trans Liberation” in Visible Magazine!

“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.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Faculty Robert Marx Visible Magazine

Lurie College Faculty Co-Authors Book

Congratulations to Teacher Education faculty Allison Briceño, who has co-authored a forthcoming book, Conscious Classrooms: Using Diverse Texts for Inclusion, Equity and Justice Professional Development, which has been written to help teachers to include diverse texts and to support them in developing an equity lens in the classroom.

Attend Our Institute for Emancipatory Education Webinar

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

Lurie College Associate Dean Featured in SJSU Good Trouble Panel

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.

Lurie College Faculty Presents at University Scholar Series

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.

Read our 2020-2021 Lurie College Impact Report

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.

Watch Our Intersectional Disability Studies Speaker Series

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 luriecollege@sjsu.edu.

Attend Our Institute for Emancipatory Education Webinar

SJSU Lurie College of Education Institute for Emancipatory Education from Theory to Praxis Webinar

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.

Lurie College Faculty Presenting at SJSU University Scholar Series

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.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Faculty Pei-Tzu Tsai

Lurie College Leading Ethnic Studies Efforts

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.

Lurie College and CSU Fullerton Translanguaging Conference

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.

SJSU Lurie College of Education and CSU Fullerton Translanguaging Fonference Fall 2021

Attend the Early Childhood Institute Virtual Speaker Series

SJSU Early Childhood Institute ECI Speaker Series Fall 2021 SEAL

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.

13th Annual Marion Cilker Conference for Arts in Education

Registration is now open for the 13thth annual Cilker Arts Conference. The conference will be held virtually on Friday, Nov. 5th and Saturday, Nov. 6th (from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm) and is FREE for SJSU students! This year’s conference will focus on addressing the new environment of learning and teaching and emphasize how the arts can be a means to promote cultural inclusivity. You can learn how to incorporate the arts into preschool to 8th-grade classrooms. There will be workshops in areas including theater, dance, music, digital arts, and visual arts led by teaching artists and local arts organizations.

This conference is co-sponsored by the SJSU Lurie College of Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Learn more and register at https://whova.com/portal/registration/mccae_202111

Lurie College Faculty Guest Edits Journal Publication

Congratulations to Communicative Disorders & Sciences faculty Nidhi Mahendra, who was the guest editor for and published “Racism, Equity and Inclusion in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Reflections and the Road Ahead” in Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders: Beyond Cultural Competence: Addressing Racism, Equity and Inclusion!  The article introduces this timely special issue on Beyond Cultural Competence: Addressing racism, equity and inclusion, and provides information on how this issue was conceptualized. The editors reflect on the critical importance of equity and inclusion work in speech-language pathology and audiology in order to address structural racism and inequities for diverse students and professionals. It concludes by offering insights about the emerging levels of evidence as well as a call to action for continued engagement and expanded scholarship of teaching and learning research on these topics.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Faculty Nidhi Mahendra

Transforming the Way We Teach

Ellen Middaugh teaching in a classroom pre-pandemic

How can pursuing an education help you find your voice — and how can you use your voice to transform others?

San José State’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education is subverting the hierarchies embedded in higher education, primarily “systemic racism that has historically prevented full inclusion and equity for our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students, staff, and faculty,” one initiative at a time. Starting in 2018, Dean Heather Lattimer invited students, staff and faculty to participate in a year-long strategic planning process to brainstorm innovative ways to disrupt education. How could each department, from Teacher Education to Communicative Disorders and Sciences, create an environment that promoted inclusivity, diversity and anti-racist thought?

The first step? Listening. Listening to our teachers, undergraduates, graduate students and staff as well as educators working in the field, researchers and policymakers. Listening to lecturers like Marcella McCollum, ’05 MA Speech Pathology, ’22 EdD, who not only volunteered to serve on the strategic planning committee but also proposed a minor in Transformative Leadership in partnership with Rebeca Burciaga, professor of educational leadership and Chicana and Chicano Studies.

“We need to think about changing paradigms,” says McCollum. “We cannot just offer a class or textbook that tells you how to overcome the challenges that exist in our current educational systems as they are designed. We want students to question why things are the way they are. We want them to have the tools, so they can push back when something looks unjust.”

Throughout the year-long process, the strategic planning committee interviewed students, gathered research and collaborated to update the college mission. The committee created an identity statement and formed four strategic pillars — community engagement, cultural sustainability, holistic approaches and interdisciplinary collaboration — which unites the college’s work across departments. Faculty, staff and students were then invited to submit grant proposals for endeavors that aligned with those pillars.

Luz Nicacio, ’21 Child and Adolescent Development, provided key insight as the only undergraduate on the committee who helped review grant proposals, provide feedback to those submitting ideas and select those that would be awarded funding.

“I saw how influential my voice was in deciding the college’s direction,” she says. “Being on the committee showed me that my college values the opinions of its students and does care about us.”

Read the full story from Julia Halprin Jackson on the SJSU Transform website.

Lurie College Faculty Named Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Multiple Subject Credential Program Supervisor and Lecturer Asha Sudra Finkel, who has been selected as September’s honorary poet laureate for Santa Clara County!  Asha has been recognized by the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators, KQED, TEDx, Content Magazine, SVPride, and GenCreates that she consistently uses her platform to voice out against injustice. She published Crawling in my Skin, a Kafkaesque exploration of the mind and mental health through the metaphor of ants, which was featured by Brown Girl Mag. Her latest book, Not Your Masi’s Generation is a memoir-like workbook that tackles mental health and healing from intergenerational trauma. Her dream is to establish her own K-12 school rooted in restorative practices, art, and social justice based standards.

Learn more about the Santa Clara County Poet Laureate program at svcreates.org/poet-laureate-program/

Santa Clara County Poet Laureate SJSU Teacher Education Faculty Asha Sudra

Counselor Education Students Participate in International ZoomPal Project

In collaboration with Dr. Insoo Oh at Ewha Womans University in South Korea, Counselor Education faculty Dr. Kyoung Mi Choi facilitated a week-long international virtual exchange program from August 8 to August 12, 2021. It was a wonderful opportunity for seven Counselor Education graduate students, Victor Calvillo Chavez, Yesenia Torres, Jasmine Torres, Laura Sheldon, Jilian Gomez, Ligia Briseno, Elvia Hernandez, at San José State University to co-facilitate a small group discussion and to engage in cross-cultural conversation with 13 Korean college students at Ewha Womans University about a range of topics, including diversity in college life, learning styles and academic success, career exploration and decision-making process, friendship and romantic relationships, and self-care and mental health in COVID-19. Dr. Samuel Y. Kim (assistant professor at the University of Denver) and Julia Kim (graduate student in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education), also joined as guest speakers and shared their cross-cultural expertise and experiences.

CSU Statement in Support of Culturally Sustaining, Equity Driven, and Justice Focused Pedagogies

Juneteenth March and Rally at SJSU

The SJSU Lurie College of Education is committed to taking action to advance racial justice and educational equity. As deans, we are in solidarity with our faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community partners whose work confronts structural racism, inequity, and oppression in our educational systems and society at large. At a time when there is tremendous pressure and scrutiny on educators, we want to make clear our responsibility and commitment to support our colleagues and community to speak truth, advance our collective understanding through research and teaching, and advocate for justice.

Education Deans and Leaders from campuses across the California State University system are similarly allied with educators who advance culturally sustaining, equity driven, and justice focused pedagogies and have issued a statement to voice their support.  Learn more about our Lurie College Racial Justice Priorities and Strategic Plan Initiatives at sjsu.edu/education/community/strategic-plan.

New SJSU Minor in Transformative Leadership

Our new SJSU undergraduate Minor in Transformative Leadership is an interdisciplinary approach to leadership development through engagement with anti-racist pedagogies and practices. By building a foundation and framework for developing an intersectional lens throughout this program, students develop their leadership goals around becoming transformative agents of change in their communities through meaningful, culturally affirming, and sustaining practices!

Our Fall 2021 courses include EDLD 120 – The Right to Learn: Language, Dignity, and Education as well as EDLD 160 – 1st Generation College Students Pathways.  Watch the video below to meet our Lurie College faculty who are teaching the courses – Dr. Veneice Guillory-Lacy, Dr. María Ledesma, and Dr. Luis Poza – and learn more about our Transformative Leadership Minor at sjsu.edu/edleadership/academics/undergraduate-minor or email us at transformativeleadership-group@sjsu.edu.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Transformative Leadership Minor Fall 2021 Courses

Lurie College Black Graduate Student Support Group

Hello!  I’m Desirae McNeil.  I am a Graduate Student Ambassador for Lurie College.  It was on my heart to start a community with other Black-identifying grad students together.  If you are interested in joining me in creating a space to regularly meet for networking and support, please complete the interest form at bit.ly/lcoeblackgrad.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Graduate Student Desirae McNeil

Apply to Participate in Our Lurie College En-Queer-Tros Initiative

We are seeking Lurie College students who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community and want to lead trainings and shape the future of inclusive education within our college!  Apply now to become a member of our new En-queer-tros initiative and get paid to use your knowledge, skills, and experience to make Lurie College more queer affirming.  Apply at tinyurl.com/enqueertros or email Child and Adolescent Development faculty Robert Marx at  robert.marx@sjsu.edu for more information.

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Lurie College Student Presenting at Higher Ed Conference

Congratulations to Child and Adolescent Development and Educational Leadership student Vinson Vũ, whose program proposal “Resilient Superstars: How We Can Support the Futures of Trans+ Young Adults” has been accepted for the 2021 NASPA Western Regional Conference!