The Online College Database honors Santa Clara University as the top post-secondary institution in California that graduated the most education and teaching professionals in 2012.
Professor Garcia presented at the International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education (IAIMTE) from June 11th to June 13th 2013 in Creteil, France.
In the United States the increase of Spanish speaking children’s presence in schools requires that teachers focus attention to ways that incorporate students’ cultural backgrounds in all school subjects. Teachers can utilize the cultural identities of Spanish speaking children to highlight the cultural representation of texts in the selection of literary materials to enhance learning in the first language and facilitate content knowledge in English, the language of educational policy in California.
Purpose: The goal of this study is to raise teachers’ awareness of cultural representation in bilingual texts and use these to motivate and capture the interest of all students but especially Spanish speaking children. The interaction of native and second language and the use of the immediate environment to propagate literacy is the main focus of this study. A cyclical process that requires exploration, knowledge construction, and action at distinct phases in teachers’ cognitive and professional development by taking into account the lived experiences of their students is generated for this study.
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Professor Lisa Goldstein, Department of Education gave the Research Symposium Plenary Address at the 2013 National Association for the Education of Young Children's National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development On Sunday, June 9, in San Francisco. The address was entitled "Leveraging the Common Core State Standards to Support Young Children's Learning." Approximately 200 early childhood teachers, administrators, teacher educators, researchers, and policymakers attended the session.
The address focused on the ways in which the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will increase opportunities for teachers in grades K-3 to provide their students with developmentally appropriate educational experiences. Unlike the lengthy lists of academic content standards used by US states in the wake of No Child Left Behind, the CCSS represent a coherent, integrated vision of what students should learn and how their time at school should be spent. Notably, the CCSS frames young children as capable, active learners who are eager to make sense of their world and able to learn to express their ideas using rich, precise, and thoughtful language. Further, the structure of the CCSS acknowledges teachers' specialized professional expertise and encourages them to make principled, intentional instructional decisions that reflect their students' needs.
Bob Michels has been designated for "Movers of Mountains Award - 2013". Bob Michels is being recognized for the work he does "with the students at Santa Clara University by having them experience working with troubled adults and youth who are not as privileged as they are. Because of this, many of these students are now serving in positions where they help others improve their lives. They are teachers or therapists who work at schools or various agencies and help others emerge from poverty and reduce prejudice while increasing human tolerance." He will receive his award on at the Flames Eatery, Banquet Room, 88 S. 4th Street in San Jose.
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Steve Johnson, Ph.D. has been included in the list of the Top 20 Education Professors in California. The goal of the top professors list is to highlight post-secondary educators who have been awarded recently for excellence in the classroom, on campus, and/or in the community. The list includes educators and world experts recognized for lifetime achievements in teaching and teacher-training.
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The Department of Education at Santa Clara University is pleased to present the two new emphasis areas within the Master of Arts degree program in Interdisciplinary Education: Learning with Technology and International Education. The emphasis areas are designed to serve the needs of both non-practicing and practicing educators. The program consists of graduate level courses for parents, professionals, volunteers, or staff who live and work in and around education in private life or in corporations, foundations, non-governmental organizations, start-up companies, community organizations, and other areas, as well as teachers and administrators interested in other aspects of education that will complement their professional practice. Taking into account the variety of needs and circumstances among the intended audience for this program, the following features distinguish this offering.
- Year-round admissions
- Students may enroll as “non-degree” to take up to 3 courses, part-time (1-2 courses per quarter) or full time (3 courses per quarter).
- Courses are held at the SCU campus in the evenings, on weekends, and in hybrid mode (classroom & online)
- Courses can be taken in any sequence
- The Master of Arts (MA) degree requires 15 courses (45 quarter units) and includes the completion of an ePortfolio culminating experience.
- Students complete a core set of 10 courses complemented by electivesselected with help from an academic advisor.
- Courses start in Fall 2013.
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"Learning and teaching have changed in today's world of 'anytime, anywhere' learning," said Steve Johnson, director of the academy at SCU, in a prepared statement. "Blended learning brings together the best of what teachers, parents, and classrooms have to offer, with the best that technology and the entire world can offer."
Learn more - SCU to train 100 Educators in Blended Learning
Come join the ECP Counseling Psychology Department in welcoming the renowned clinician Brad Sachs, Ph.D. who will be lecturing on the topic of adolescents and extended adolescence on April 25th at the Mayer Theatre.
1:30-3:00pm: Strategic Compassion: Systemic Psychological Treatment of Adolescent Anguish
3:00-4:00pm: Book signing and reception
4:00-5:30pm: Emptying the Nest: Family-Centered Therapy with Struggling Young Adults
Learn more about Brad Sachs' research, practice, and books from his website.
Dale Larson, Ph.D. a professor in the Counseling Psychology department, talks with Radio New Zealand about end of life conversations.
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