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Cesar Chavez Poetry Club 2018 Anthology

In her fifth year volunteering at Cesar Chavez Middle School in Oceanside, Susan Scharton guided students in the Chavez Poetry Club to publish Cesar Chavez Poetry Club 2018 Anthology (Amazon, $6), a compilation of poems written by middle school students.  Professor Scharton shared with us about her 2017 anthology, "Writing has been a therapeutic way for me [to think] through my thoughts and feelings. It was particularly important to me as a middle schooler so I am hoping to help these middle school students benefit from exploring this mode of expression. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and working with younger students helps to continue to hone my teaching chops and give me stories to share with our M.Ed. students."

Good Schools for All: The Raging Demand for More Computer Science Education

“Hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn talk about the state of computer science education in San Diego” and mentions Art Lopez, San Diego Supercomputer Center and Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee (Beth Simon)! (Listen)

Amanda Datnow elected to the American Educational Research Association (AERA)  as a Council Representative. She will be serving a three-year term starting 2018-19.


See the list of Education Studies’ faculty, students and colleagues presenting at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference this year. Great work!



Career Center: On Campus Interviews and Job Postings

The UC San Diego Career Center is coordinating with local school districts to bring them on campus to interview for open teaching positions. Have you heard of Big Interview provided through Career Center? It's a virtual resource to help you learn and practice your interview skills, whether you're interviewing on or off campus! (Interview Schedule and Job Postings).

Michelle Sadrena Clark (JDP Cohort 12) will be the opening Keynote speaker at our upcoming Engaging Today’s Student: Sharing What Works Conference on April 28, 2018.  Her focus will be on Teacher Transformation: Poetic and Practical Proposals from a Passionate Practitioner.  Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Project Co-director of the Deeper Learning Hub, a national hub whose mission is to spread deeper learning practices and to ensure that more students across the country are achieving deeper learning outcomes. She is co-leading the Share Your Learning Campaign which aims to spread student-centered practices (exhibitions, student led conferences, and presentations of learning) to 5 million students by 2020.

Leila Safaralian (JDP Cohort 11) was just announced as the new Department Chair of the Math Department at Mira Costa College.

Pegah Motaleb (JDP Cohort 11) was voted into the Community College Humanities Association board.

Roxanne Ocampo (JDP Cohort 10) won third place in the highly competitive national dissertation competition for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and was honored this weekend at their annual national conference!

LaWana Firyali Richmond (JDP Cohort 8) will be giving a talk at the San Diego Central Library on May 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM titled, Philosophy Talk: What is Afrofuturism? The blockbuster movie Black Panther has brought Afrofuturism into mainstream pop culture. But what is this cultural concept that combines elements of science fiction and fantasy into the Black  aesthetic and radical traditions? Join Afrofuturist thinker, Dr. Richmond for an illuminating discussion and its placement of Blackness in the center of the universe.  

Bryan Brockett (JDP Cohort 8) was recently appointed principal at Carlsbad High School.  

Terrance Mayes (JDP Cohort 7) was promoted tos the new Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at UC Irvine's College of Health Sciences.

Pearl Ly (JDP Cohort 7) was promoted to Dean of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Palomar College

Sarah Garrity (JDP Cohort 4) recently published a book: Effective Discipline Policies: How to Create a System that Supports Young Children’s Social-Emotional Competence and has an upcoming webinar https://home.edweb.net/webinar/bookchats20180501/.

Cesar Figueroa (JDP Cohort 3), the Assistant Director of Residence Life at UC San Diego Warren College received the 2018 UC San Diego Annual Integrity Award. The award program recognizes individuals, departments, organizational units and students who have made outstanding contributions in support of UC San Diego's commitment to integrity.

South Bay Union School District Superintendent Dr. Katie McNamara (JDP Cohort 3) has been named the Superintendent of the Year for Region 18 (San Diego and Imperial Counties) by the Association of California School Administrators.

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