In the News
In this newsletter, you will read about the 3rd Annual Latinx Education Summit, co-hosted by the School of Education and Counseling Psychology and The Foundation for Hispanic Education, that was held here at Santa Clara University. Our biggest Latinx Education Summit yet, 322 educators of all kinds came together to listen, think, learn, and discuss how best to serve Latinx students and families in our schools. It was truly an amazing day filled with inspiring talks, informative workshops, as well as mariachi, ballet folklórico, and student music of every kind (Go Alum Rock!). Every room I walked into was filled with energy and enthusiasm.
Oscar Jiménez-Castellanos was appointed the inaugural director of the new Latinx Education Research Center (LERC) at Santa Clara University’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology, where he will lead a multipronged effort to improve the education and well-being of Latino and Latina (Latinx) children, families and communities at the regional, state, and national level.
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.
Kathy Stoehr, Ph.D. has received a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation for her project called "Let's Talk About Math: Parents and Teachers Talking and Doing Math Together."
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.
Education, data, and a Silicon Valley solution to help teachers better understand students in East San Jose and beyond. A conversation with John Matthew Sobrato ’10. Dorian Llywelyn, S.J., is the Executive Director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, which runs the Thriving Neighbors Initiative