Grad Slam is a research communication competition at San José State University, where graduate students present their research in a three-minute, one-slide format to a non-specialist audience. This exciting and fast-paced event offers a transformative professional development experience and the opportunity to showcase your research to a wider audience.
Matriculated in a master’s or doctoral degree program at SJSU
Must apply as an individual presenter
Limited to one participation during your degree program
In the research/creative phase of your program, with significant findings or progress on your project
Rewards and Prizes:
Cash prizes of $1,200 (First Place), $800 (Second Place), and $500 (Audience Choice)
Eligible to compete in the CSU-Wide Grad Slam and regional competition
YouTube copy of your video submission for LinkedIn, portfolio, and CV/resumé
Invitation to act as a guest judge at the finals in the following year
Don’t miss the opportunity to highlight your research and gain valuable public speaking skills! Participate in Grad Slam and be a part of SJSU’s vibrant research community.
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.
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
The Lurie College of Education Student Success Center (SSC) is looking for a part-time student assistant to help provide general operations support to the SSC. We are looking for a student who can commit to work around 15-16 hours/week between the hours of 10am-12; 1-2pm (until 3pm on Mondays). Students should be *work study* recipients. Both undergraduate and graduate students can apply.
Interested students should send a resume to Francesca Teixeira, Interim Lurie SSC Lead, firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is an overview of tasks the student assistant would help with:
Greeting students and referring them to other campus offices and resources as needed
Managing and supporting the Lurie SSC SM accounts
Creating SM posts
SSC Newsletters will be diverted to social media post campaigns
Checking inventory for PPE and office supplies
Replenishing snacks & managing snack inventory
Managing Lurie SSC email sending general replies and forwarding complex emails to advisors
Answering main Lurie SSC line, checking voicemails
Helping with SSC events & workshops
Supporting SSC live online chat (possible)
Basic website editing (possible)
Please Contact: email@example.com for more information.
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.
Sign up for Soci 180, which is an internship course that will teach you about today’s athletes’ work to support social justice. You will learn how to raise awareness about social issues by creating social media campaigns, organizing and participating in educational events, and conducting independent research projects. There are only 10 spaces left!! FOr more information and an add code email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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 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!
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.