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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
The Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network is having its first meeting of Soring 2022. Come and learn about ESAN’s plans for student engagement this semester on February 16 at 4-4:30. Click here to join the zoom!
Join the Institute of Emancipatory Education in their Pedagogies of Community Cultural Wealth Workshop Series. Join Dr. Lori D. Patton with Drs. Rivers, Farmer-Hinton, Lewis, Haynes, Jenkins, and High School Scholar Dallas Watson as they speak on Black Women Scholars Deconstructing What it Means to Educate and Be Educated in Urban Educational Environments. It will be on Wednesday, February 9th at 4 PM on Zoom. Click here to register.
Looking for a class to add to your schedule for the spring semester? Check out EDLD 130: Antiracist Leadership: Cases, Frameworks, and Praxis with Dr. Jolynn Asato! This class can help everyone expand as leaders and give you an opportunity to share your work and passions! Be a part of a learning community to co-construct this class and design a social action plan. This class will be offered on Mon/Wed from 9:00-10:15 am.
Course Description: This course explores historical and contemporary cases of antiracist action, for example, the Montgomery bus boycott and the elimination of the Oakland Unified School District’s police department. Course members study models of leadership from a variety of frameworks, such as Kendi’s on antiracism, and use them to engage in intersectional analysis.
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.
The Intersectional Disability Studies Strand (IDSS), under the SJSU Lurie College of Education’s Institute for Emancipatory Education (IEE), serves as a community-engaged, culturally sustaining space that centers disability visibility and disability as an intersectional identity. Our strand provides specific resources and support to engage intersectional disability studies and accessibility in education.
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. Live captions will be available at both events and ASL interpreters will be available at Alice’s event. If you are in need of additional accommodations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more and RSVP at sjsu.edu/education/community/iee/ids.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
How do you design inclusive models for teaching and learning? It’s simple: Ask the students.
Last week, the Lurie College held its first Learner Design Summit to launch SJSU’s regional Rapid Education Prototyping (REP4) Alliance.
The REP4 Alliance is a powerful network of regional and national education, industry and technology leaders, led by the six founding higher education partners, including the Lurie College. This alliance brings together diverse learners to develop new ideas for higher education programming using liberatory design principles.
At the summit, a total of 25 local students, including rising 11th and 12th graders, recent high school graduates, community college students and SJSU undergraduates collaborated and designed creative proposals, or “prototypes,” to address existing challenges in the higher education system.
“A prototype is a pitch that students prepare to showcase the needs and solutions that create institutional change,” said Rebeca Burciaga, professor of educational leadership and Chicana and Chicano Studies as well as the faculty executive director of SJSU’s Institute of Emancipatory Education (IEE).
“SJSU student mentors are leading what we call ‘dream teams’ to dream up these ideas. We hope to find ways to incorporate their solutions and perhaps work with campus leaders to make those immediate changes.”
San José State President Mary Papazian kicked off the weeklong event with a message for the Spartan community.
“We believe that initiatives such as emancipatory education and REP4 support the development of equitable and inclusive educational systems that nurture the creativity and brilliance of all learners so that our diverse, democratic society can truly thrive,” she said.
“Collectively, the themes of this work are well-aligned with SJSU’s interests in advancing and transforming our educational systems, which many of us believe are in urgent need of radical change.”
Read the full story on by Julia Halprin Jackson on the SJSU Newsroom blog.