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Thursday, March 15, 2018

K-12 Students to Learn to Write, Produce Books Thanks to IFF

Katie Sciurba
A group of 20 elementary, middle or high school students will learn to write, edit and produce their own hardbound books thanks to a grant from the College of Education’s Improving Futures Fund.
The project will be part of Write to Rise, a new program spearheaded by Dr. Katie Sciurba, a faculty in the School of Teacher Education.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

COE Graduate Student Named Inamori Fellow

Jazzalyn Livingston
Each year, the Inamori Foundation selects 10 San Diego State University graduate students as Inamori Fellows. College of Education graduate student Jazzalyn Livingston is one of them.

“Words cannot express how honored and deeply appreciative I am to be selected as an Inamori Fellow,” said Livingston, who is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology’s Community-Based Block (CBB) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Program.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Common Experience: Imagined Ideas About School

Digital Humanities Lab
On December 7, 2017, Dr. Marva Cappello, a professor in the School of Teacher Education and director of the Center for Visual Literacies, hosted a community and university partnership activity that capitalized on multiliteracies perspectives. The project, in collaboration with the SDSU Common Experience, stemmed from the idea that an expansion of modalities to include visual images would be beneficial to English Learners. 
Sixth graders from Otay Elementary in Chula Vista, where the majority are English Learners, came to campus to share their visualized and imagined ideas about school in the Digital Humanities Lab. Following this community activity, a book of the images was created and given to every participating student. The SDSU Common Experience is sponsored by the Aztec Parents Association and the T.B. Day Student Success Program
This project was a community partnership that involved sixth graders and their teachers at a partnership school as well as two groups of SDSU students: those in the Reading Master of Arts program, as well as those in the Joint Doctoral Program, enrolled in Visual Research Methods. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Study Abroad Experience with the SDSU College of Education

Leah Buchsbaum
Ever get the urge to run with bulls or visit the castle that may have inspired the famous Disney castle? A four-week study abroad experience in Ávila, Spain can provide an opportunity to do both! If running with bulls isn’t your cup of tea, no worries as most people simply watch from behind the fences while the daredevils do all the running. Leah Buchsbaum details her captivating study abroad experience through SDSU’s College of Education at Universidad Católica de Ávila in her blog. In addition to earning college units, participation in a volunteer program, and organized field trips, students are also free to explore Spain as they please on the weekends. Leah describes her personal experience while offering valuable travel tips (i.e., don’t forget your fanny pack)! She hopes that the blog will encourage more students to go on the trip.

Head over to the Girl on the Spanish Train blog for more travel tips and study abroad inspiration!

Monday, March 5, 2018

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Karen Myers-Bowman

7 Things You Didn’t Know About  Karen Myers-Bowman
With international ties and adoration for musical theater, Karen Myers-Bowman, offers us intriguing details about her life. Her love for musical theater has filtered through to her family, and she was even a “drama mama” at one point. She has hosted many international exchange students, but her global linkage doesn’t stop there. Read more on this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff to find out how she is connected to others internationally!