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. Marcos Pizarro | Grant from Spencer Foundation

Pizarro, Marcos

We are thrilled to congratulate Dr. Marcos Pizarro, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Chicanx Studies at San José State University, on receiving a $50,000 grant from the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation. The grant will allow Dr. Pizarro and his colleague, Rita Kohli of the University of California Riverside, to conduct in-depth research on the experiences of teacher educators of color as they navigate systemic racism in teacher education programs throughout the United States.

Dr. Pizarro’s work focuses on helping Chicanx and Latinx students at various stages of their schooling to develop collaborative interventions that aid them in their efforts to succeed in school and to create social and racial justice in their communities. His efforts have led to the development of the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center at SJSU, which has resulted in a transformative model for Chicanx/Latinx student engagement and has enhanced Latinx students’ sense of belonging and academic success.

The Spencer Foundation is committed to funding educational research that improves education, makes education systems more equitable, and increases opportunities for people to continue learning across their lifespans. Dr. Pizarro’s work aligns perfectly with this mission and we are proud to see him recognized for his contributions to the field. This grant from the Spencer Foundation will allow Dr. Pizarro and Dr. Kohli to delve deeper into the racial barriers that teacher educators of color face, how they resist these barriers, and what they envision for the future. It will also provide valuable insights into the resources that are needed to usher in equity in the field of teacher education.

Once again, congratulations to Dr. Marcos Pizarro on this well-deserved recognition and grant. We look forward to the valuable insights and understanding that this research will bring to the field of teacher education.

 

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!

 

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

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!

Save the Date: Homecoming

Homecoming brings together current students, faculty, and staff and welcomes alumni back to campus in celebration of Spartan Pride at San José State University. Over the years, Homecoming has become an annual tradition encompassing a week of fun-filled events all aimed at showcasing school spirit.
Be sure to bring your SJSU Tower ID and SJSU Sammy App on your phone to every event.
Visit the Homecoming website for more information.

Spartan Leadership – Student Nomination

 

The Office of Student Involvement is excited to inform you of the Fall 2022 program offerings from the Leadership Development team. All of the programs are open to currently enrolled SJSU students and no formal leadership experience is required to participate.

A few notes to highlight:

Applications for the Emerging Leaders Program are due before/by Monday, September 19, 2022.

Students can also nominate students to be a part of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) chapter at SJSU are due before/by Monday, September 19, 2022.

Submissions for the Leadership Opportunities Catalog are always being accepted! Someone from our office will be in contact with you if there are any questions about your submission.

If you have questions about any of our fall programs, you can contact Alexis Graesser, Leadership Development Coordinator at alexis.graesser@sjsu.edu or student-leadership@sjsu.edu.

Thank you for attending Sweets at Sweeney 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Sweets at Sweeney. It was wonderful to see everyone back in person.

 

The winners of this year’s Student Raffle are:

1st Prize Airpods: Malaya Mosqueda

2nd & 3rd Prize $50 Gift Card: Kelsey Ballard & Emma Hill

Runners Up SWAG Bag Winners:

Elizabeth Maya, Yasmeen Ramos, Cristal Galindo

Please contact: luriecollegesocialmedia@sjsu.edu to claim your prize.

 

 

 

 

Apply for the Student Conference Application

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.

LCOE Student Conference Application 2022-2023

 

Conference Assistantship Opportunities Available

Do you know a graduate student who would benefit from getting involved with ASCA and its leadership? Encourage applicants to apply for the Presidential or Bracewell Conference Graduate Assistantships!

For more information: https://ascaconference.com/assistantships/

Stay Cool Lurie College!

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!

Join CSU Long Beach at the Educators Summit

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!