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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Minority Male Community College Collaborative Acknowledged on C-SPAN

black student - minority male community college collaborative
Michele Siqueiros, President for the Campaign for College Opportunity, acknowledged the work of SDSU's Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. J. Luke Wood on C-SPAN after it picked up a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights discussion on access to higher education for minority students. The SDSU Minority Male Community College Collaborative was profiled in The State of Higher Education in California: Black Report showcasing initiatives that have been proven to help more Black students reach their college dreams.

C-SPAN Video

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Aztec for Life Appears in Southwest Magazine

Aztec for Life Ad in Southwest Magazine
One of SDSU's Aztec for Life advertisements featuring Dr. Frank Harris III appeared in May's issue of Southwest: The Magazine. The article Tackling Educational Barriers for Black Men discusses Dr. Harris' work.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Linked Learning Goes to Washington

Linked Learning delegation in Washington, D.C.
COE Associate Dean Nancy Farnan was part of a delegation that went to Washington D.C. to meet with legislators to help them understand the benefits of Linked Learning as Congress considers reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Outstanding COE Graduates

Outstanding grad
Faculty and staff within the College of Education have selected the following students based on their respective accomplishments as Outstanding Graduates. Congratulations to our new alumni!

Robinson-Zañartu Honored with Faculty Monty for Contributions to University

Faculty Monty Award
The College of Education’s own Dr. Carol Robinson-Zañartu will receive the SDSU Alumni Association's Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions to the University, nicknamed the “Monty.”

Nominated by a faculty member, Robinson-Zañartu’s nomination was forwarded by COE’s Honors and Awards committee to the Faculty Senate. The Senate chose to recommend Robinson-Zañartu for selection, prompting President Hirshman to announce his awarding of the faculty Monty to the active Professor Emerita.

Committee Votes Unanimously to Present Vasquez Urias with Research Citation

Dr. Marissa Vasquez Urias
The College of Education’s Dr. Marissa Vazquez Urias has been recognized by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) for her outstanding dissertation.

Titled Predictors of sense of belonging among Latino men in community college, Vasquez’s dissertation was selected as the 2015 first runner-up by the Council’s Dissertation of the Year Selection Committee.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Student-run Voice Your Language Forum Emphasizes Bilingual Education

Voice Your Language
In an event attended by more than 100 people, the student-run Voice Your Language forum brought to light the importance of multilingualism and biliteracy in our schools.

In an event May 1, the student-run organization Voice Your Language was able to gather guests from all over the San Diego are to weigh in on the importance of language in schools as not only a method of communication but also as a way for students and faculty alike to convey their particular culture from one to another.

Autism Study Puts Special Education in Spotlight

CSESA staff
One of the largest randomized controlled trial studies in education that has ever been conducted is currently taking place, and members of the COE faculty are at the helm.

The Department of Special Education’s Dr. Laura J. Hall and Dr. Bonnie Kraemer are serving as Site Co-Principal Investigators for a study that evaluates a multi-component educational intervention aimed to prepare students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for better post school outcomes. The Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences-awarded project entitled the Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism is led by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill researchers Drs. Kara Hume and Sam Odom.  

Imperial County District Elects SDSU Grad as Superintendent

todd finnell
Dr. Todd Finnell, who holds an Educational Leadership Doctorate from the College of Education, was appointed the Imperial County Superintendent of Schools.

Special Education Graduate Receives Marva Collins Diversity Award

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Mrs. Wendy Jacob received the Marva Collins Diversity Award from the Division of Learning Disabilities at the annual Council for Exceptional Children conference held in San Diego, April 2015.

The award is given annually to those who have made a significant impact in the education of children and youths with learning disabilities and other special needs who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  Jacob, an SDSU College of Education graduate, teaches students with mild to moderate disabilities in the San Diego Unified School District.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Art Exhibit Cultivates Creativity and SDSU Connections

art exhibit
In an effort to both cultivate artistic talent and build stronger connections to the University, the College of Education hosted an art competition and exhibition for K-12 students throughout San Diego County.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sorority Honors McClure as Professor of the Year

pi beta phi
Members of the Pi Beta Phi sorority selected the College of Education’s Melinda McClure as the Spring 2015 Professor of the Year for her work teaching the Disabilities and Society class.

In a ceremony held the evening of April 13, McClure gladly accepted the award from the sorority during its annual scholarship dinner. Known widely for her work in her in her General Studies 420 class, McClure’s course on society’s effects on those with disabilities has become popular within the SDSU community for her unique teaching style.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Many Identities – One SDSU Community

SDSU President's Blog

Greek Awards 2015
Recent events at the University of Oklahoma and UCLA have highlighted something that, in our hearts, we already knew. We have a long way to go in achieving fair and equal treatment of every person on our college campuses. To the good, there has been near-universal condemnation of the blatant racism at Oklahoma and of the anti-Semitism at UCLA. Further, many students, faculty and staff have emphasized that these hateful and discriminatory actions represent the views of only a very small minority on our campuses.

Read President Hirshman's full blog post

Friday, April 10, 2015

M.A. in Ed. Leadership Focuses on Technology

Masters Students Share their Experiences
The Master’s in Education Leadership Concentration in Prek-12 Technology Focus is a collaboration between San Diego State University and the San Diego County Office of Education. This WASC accredited, fully-online M.A. is designed for school administrators and teachers who aspire to a leadership role in educational technology within their school, district or county office of education. The second cohort is scheduled to begin late May 2015.



Friday, April 3, 2015

Uprooting Math Anxiety

Melissa Soto and children
Quick: What’s the square root of 49 divided by 3? If simply reading that sentence brought on a faint tremble of nervousness, you’re not alone. Math anxiety weighs heavy on the minds of many young students, and that unease frequently carries over into adulthood.

“It’s really sad to hear kids and even adults say, ‘I’m not good at math,’” said Melissa Soto, assistant professor of mathematics education at San Diego State University. “Kids start off excited about math, but by the third or fourth grade, they get more timid about it.”

Read Uprooting Math Anxiety and view the video at SDSU NewsCenter.