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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.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Distinguished Scholar on Research Leave in the Department of Special Education

Dr. Odom
The Department of Special Education is pleased to host Dr. Samuel L. Odom, the Director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Odom, who is taking a research leave from his position in North Carolina, is a leader in the field of special education with many significant contributions.