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Santa Clara University will welcome more than 250 scholars, teachers, practitioners, and students from more than 25 countries to the 2018 International Conference on Active and Project-Based Learning. The conference theme is "PBL for the Next Generation: Blending Active Learning, Technology, and Social Justice."

Registration for the conference is open through Saturday, February 17th, 2018.

The conference will gather K-12 teachers and students, university faculty, researchers, and students as well as practitioners from health care, engineering, and other industries. Sessions will be held in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Pedro Hernández-Ramos, Associate Professor of Education, is the campus host and one of the co-organizers for the event. We are delighted that Dr. Jennifer Merritt, director of Community-Based Learning in SCU’s Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, will present the opening keynote address on Friday, February 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music and Arts Building.

Conference Video Introduction


Open Rank Educational Leadership Search

The Department of Education invites applications for an Open Rank faculty position in the Educational Leadership Program. We especially seek candidates with experiences working in diverse schools and communities as well as a successful track record of scholarship.

Kathy Stoehr, Ph.D.

"Let's Talk About Math: Parents and Teachers Talking and Doing Math Together."

Heising-Simons Foundation Grant


04x21x2018 Latino Summit

Latino Summit

On Saturday, April 21st, over 250 educators from Silicon Valley public, charter and Catholic schools will spend the day at Santa Clara University participating in hands-on educational workshops. Sessions are designed to provided relevant learning and teaching methods to K-12 instructors that they can utilize in their instruction of English language learners (ELLs). Two additional workshops on the subject of immigration touched on legal and psychological issues facing immigrant children and families in these unpredictable political times.

Marco Claudia Grant for Web

$2.3M Grant from the U.S. Department of Education

Marco Bravo, Ph.D. and Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica, Ph.D. have secured a $2.3M grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance teacher preparation for dual language environments. In this grant, both pre-service teachers and teachers in the field will learn how to help children learn academic English within the context of math instruction. This grant will enhance our work with our students, help us engage our community partners in learning, further faculty research, and build our national reputation.

Sobrato ExCEL Group REVISED

ExCEL Program Sobrato Foundation Challenge Grant

ExCEL, Excellence in Catholic Education and Leadership, supports the development of Catholic school teachers. The program is a partnership between SCU's School of Education and Counseling Psychology and the Diocese of San Jose. The ExCEL financial model sustainably covers the costs of graduate school tuition, transportation, and basic living expenses. Donor funding is critical to support students to become Catholic school teachers. $20,000 will fund a teacher for one year. The Sobrato Family Foundation will match gifts and pledges on a 1:1 basis made between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.


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