Student Spotlight: Athena Weiland, Martha Larios Gutierrez, and Cyra Sin

The SJSU Lurie College of Education has recently established an Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship to support our students who are future early childhood educators. Learn about our 2021 Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship recipients – Athena, Martha, and Cyra – as they share their experiences in the residency program and how it has shaped them going forward!

  • 0:00​​ – Meet Athena, Martha, and Cyra
  • 0:34 – What has motivated you to pursue a career in early childhood teaching and education?
  • 1:46 – How is the Lurie College and ChAD enabling you to make progress towards your hopes, dreams, and goals?
  • 3:26 – From your perspective, how might high-quality early childhood education promote equity, inclusion, and/or social justice?
  • 6:00 – How will the events of the past year or so shaped your identity, philosophy, and pedagogy as you progress through your academic program and career?
  • 8:12 – What’s one piece of advice you have for anyone who is applying for our Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship?

Participate in the “A Children’s Call for Hope” Campaign

A Children's Call for Hope

The “A Children’s Call for Hope” campaign invites children from early childhood years through middle school to respond to the question: “Where do you find HOPE?“

Through the voices of children and young people, we hope to stimulate the imagination of all of us who need HOPE in these troubled times. We encourage children from around the world to send in their responses — including pictures, poems, stories and animations. We are creating a special platform to share these messages of hope with the world.

Learn more and participate by March 1 at oneshared.world/idea-school/

Call for Nominations to the SJSU Campus Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CCDEI)

Dear campus community,

I am pleased to announce the launch of the nomination process for committee members for the new SJSU Campus Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CCDEI). This inaugural thirty-two person presidential campus standing committee of students, staff, administrators, faculty, and alumni will assess issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at San José State University. The CCDEI will identify equity gaps and make recommendations to me on addressing systemic historical inequities on an annual basis.
Our Chief Diversity Officer, Kathy Wong(Lau), will be chairing this committee. The CCDEI will have two co-chairs, including one tenured faculty member and a staff member. The CCDEI will utilize a systemic change lens to:
  • Engage campus communities through public forums to gather input and information from a broad representation of its students, staff, and faculty across units and institutional divisions
  • Identify priority areas and issues for increasing systemic change on equity for historically marginalized groups
  • Identify priority areas and issues for improving campus climate for students, staff, and faculty
  • Assess relevant and available data and reports (Task force reports, WASC, enrollment data, climate survey data, available survey data from units such as Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, University Personnel, Bursar’s Office and other units, as well as traditional institutional data) to support the identification of inequitable outcomes and practices as well as equitable outcomes and practices
  • Identify effective programs, practices, and initiatives that could be replicated and increased at scale to effect increases in diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Innovate and recommend effective programs, practices, and initiatives
  • Produce an annual report with findings and recommendations to my office by June 1 of each academic year
I will meet with the committee twice a year to report on progress from the previous year’s recommendations.
Members will serve a two-year term. In the initial year, some committee members will be appointed to a three-year term so that there can be a staggering of appointment terms to support continuity and institutional memory in the work of the committee.
The committee will form subcommittees, which will have formal liaisons from the CCDEI.  Subcommittee members may be nominated from outside of the CCDEI. The CCDEI will invite subcommittee members based on expertise, content knowledge, and ability to work collaboratively in teams on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The recommended nominees for appointment will be made with the aim to optimize the range of expertise necessary to address historically recognized equity issues and the range of organizational units, positions and disciplinary areas of the campus.
Below are the positions available on the committee. Please submit your nomination online by December 21, 2020 for full consideration. The appointment will begin Spring semester of 2021.
Students (7)
  • Associated Students Representative (1)
  • Greek Student Organization Representative
  • Open Student Representatives (2) –1 STEM major; 1 Non-STEM
  • Student-Athlete Representative (1)
  • Student Success Center/Student Success Task Force  Representative (1)
  • Graduate Student Representative (1)
Staff (6)
  • Solidarity Network Representatives (2)
  • Athletics Representative (1)
  • Trades Staff Representative (1)
  • Staff Council, Classified Staff Representative (1)
  • At-large Staff Representative (1)
MPP Representatives (2)
Faculty (6)
  • Faculty Diversity Committee Representative (1)
  • Tenured Faculty Representative (1)
  • Tenure-track Faculty Representative (1)
  • Lecturer Faculty Representative (1)
  • At-large Faculty Representative (2) (Tenure, Tenure-track, or Lecturer)
Alumni (2) Alumni representatives with expertise in equity issues:
  • 1 alumni of 2-10 years
  • 1 alumni of 10 or more years.
Standing Committee Members
  • Vice Provost for Faculty Success (or designee)
  • Academic Senate Chair
  • Special Assistant to the Provost on Racial Justice Initiatives
  • Director of Co-Curricular Learning, Educational Equity, and Assessment, Student Affairs
  • Director of Black/African American Equity
  • Director of Advocacy for Racial Justice
I encourage nominations of colleagues as well as self-nominations to serve on this committee. I look forward to the launch of the Campus Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Spring 2021.
Sincerely,

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Dr. Mary A. Papazian
President

Summer House 2020 Digital Residency

Summer House, an institute that exists to grow and develop young black men who will soon finish college and enter the job force, is running a 4-week institute for black men who are considering a career in education. This paid opportunity will give rising college juniors and seniors a virtual, cohort-based experience for learning about public education from multiple perspectives.  Eligible candidates must be rising college juniors or seniors with an interest in education, though they do not need to be enrolled in a teacher ed program.  To learn more about this opportunity, attend the Zoom info session on Monday, June 8, at 3pm PDT via the flyer information below.  If you have any questions, please contact Vincent E. Cobb, II vincentecobbii@gmail.com and Rashiid Coleman rashiid@summerhouseco.org.

Summer House Info Session

 

CSU Receives Grants to Increase Scholarships for Math, Science Teacher Candidates in California’s High-Needs Schools

This press release was originally published on the California State University website.

​​​The California State University announced today that it has been awarded two new grants totaling $930,000 from Microsoft. Funding will be utilized to increase the number of scholarships available to teacher education candidates specializing in mathematics, science and computer science, as well as to expand the design of computer science courses and mathematics training curriculum for current teachers.

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California Native Garden Foundation Internships

For the past 20 years, California Native Garden Foundation in San Jose has hosted college interns from institutions throughout California as well as internationally. This summer, in addition to our usual activities, we are building curriculum for new certification and degree programs in ecological fields including:

  • Nature Immersion Early Childhood Education
  • Outdoor STEAM Education for K-8th grade
  • Regenerative Organic Agriculture (ROA)
  • And more!

There will be opportunities for hands-on learning at our gardens and urban ROA farm (outdoors, which is much safer, while maintaining social distancing), as well as online internships for students who live further, or are unable to meet in person.

To learn more about our foundation, visit https://cngf.org/.  To apply for our internships, complete this Google form.

California Native Garden Foundation Internship

Apply to Become an SJSU Civic Action Fellow

The C.A. Fellowship is a national service partnership involving SJSU and local after-school programs to provide enrichment and fellowship in computer programming and about careers in STEM to underserved 3rd-6th grade youth.  Each fellow receives a $6000 stipend and $2320 education award!

To apply to be a Civic Action Fellow, you must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident. Please download and submit an Application Form, as well as a copy of your unofficial transcript from the previous semester, a personal statement, and a resume to community.learning@sjsu.edu.

In addition, please download and email a blank copy of the Letter of Recommendation Form to your reference providers. They will need to email the completed recommendations to community.learning@sjsu.edu.

For more information about the fellowship, visit tinyurl.com/CAFellows.

SJSU Center for Community Learning and Leadership Civic Action Fellow

CARES Act SJSU Grant

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The CARES Act Grant at San José State University provides temporary, short-term, emergency financial assistance to eligible students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship that could adversely affect their educational success. The main criteria for a grant are the demonstration of a genuine need and that the capacity for continued study may be in jeopardy due to financial hardship.  To learn more and submit a grant request by Tuesday, May 5, visit sjsu.edu/sjsucares/get-assistance/caresactgrant.

Summer Positions with the Silicon Valley Education Foundation

If you’re looking for summer employment, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation has notified us that they have the following positions available:

  • Program and Technology Manager – STEM Middle School Program
  • Seasonal Part-Time Elevate [Math] Teacher
  • Seasonal Part-Time Elevate [Math] College Mentor
  • Seasonal Part-Time Computer Science Institute Teacher
  • Seasonal Part-Time Teaching Assistant – Computer Science Institute

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External Grant Opportunity

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Elementary

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) encourages students to consider earning a teaching credential and teach in a high-need field, at a priority school, in California for four years, within five years after completing a teacher preparation program. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will award $20,000 Golden State Teacher Grants to over 4,400 eligible students across California, that are enrolled in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved teacher preparation program on or after January 1, 2020.  To learn more, visit the California Student Aid Commission website!

External Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

The Lurie College of Education was recently made aware of the external opportunities listed below so we want to pass the word along to our community!

Galileo Spark Innovation Scholarship

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GALILEO SPARK INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP

Drawing heavily from the innovation process inspired by the Institute of Design at Stanford, Galileo runs an evolving series of programs for kids pre-K through 8th grade. The camp is split into two subsections, Camp Galileo for kids from pre-K to 5th grade, and Galileo Summer Quest for kids between 5th and 8th grade. Galileo also designs and runs camps for The Tech Museum of Innovation — 4th-8th grade.  The Galileo Spark Innovation Scholarship was recently established to give back to aspiring educators who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any major, and who intend to apply that degree to work as innovators in preK-12 education.  Learn more about how to apply for a $1000 scholarship by Sunday, November 24, by visiting the Galileo Camps website.

IGNITED SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Ignited, a non-profit that believes the most effective way to influence education is through teachers, is seeking applications for their summer fellowship.  The fellowship is a full-time placement that lets teachers experience first-hand what it takes to be successful in today’s industry and research environments.  Learn more about how to apply for the fellowship program by mid-February by visiting the Ignited Education website.