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2018 Chrispeels Fellowship Awardees
Congratulations to our 2018 exceptional scholars and Chrispeels fellows, Belinda Zamacona, Francisco Solis, and Mary Taylor. Belinda, Francisco, and Mary were recognized for their outstanding experience in serving low income/under-served communities and their demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of social and educational inequities. They join a long line of Chrispeels Fellows who have been instrumental in transforming education in a diverse society.
Belinda Zamacona has served as the founding staff person for the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program (CASP) since 2014. Her responsibilities as the Program Manager for CASP include the creation, development, and implementation of a comprehensive retention program to support students who receive the Chancellor’s Associate Scholarship, which recognizes and supports talented students with financial need who have great potential and motivation to succeed at UC San Diego. Belinda is a proud first-generation, English-language learner student, born in México. Belinda has been part of UC San Diego since 2009. She is passionate about issues of access and equity in education. Her professional background includes working with parents and families, community relations, and access, yield and retention programs. Belinda is a proud member of the leadership team for NASPA’s Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Educational Knowledge Community, and an Advocate in the Advocacy Group for NASPA’s Center for First Generation Student Success. She is also a member of the Association for the Study of Higher
Francisco M. Solís is a District Resource Teacher in the Chula Vista Elementary School District and an adjunct lecturer at California State University San Marcos. Mr. Solís has an earned Master of Arts degree in Education from CSU San Marcos and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UC San Diego. He has a Multiple Subjects Credential with a Bilingual Cross-Cultural and Academic Development emphasis obtained through CSU San Marcos’ School of
Mr. Solís was born in the border town of Mexicali, Mexico and came to the United States at the age of one. At age 18, he left the Imperial Valley for college and currently resides in Chula Vista. He has been married for 11 years to Martha López-Solís, currently a kindergarten teacher (who he met the first day of his student teaching). He has 2 children; Citlaly Alessandra (7) and Carlitos Alexander (4).
Mary Taylor was previously the Director of Reality Changers’ College Apps Academy offering college admissions support to students from a variety of backgrounds and is the owner of Taylor Educational Counseling. Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCSD, a Master’s degree in Education from SDSU and a certificate in college admissions counseling from UCLA. Mary is a first-generation college graduate and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership at UCSD.
McDonnell Foundation Awards Professor Clarke $2.49 Million as part of the Understanding Teacher Change and Teachers as Learners in K-12 Classrooms Program
ClassInSight: Insight on Teacher Learning by Scaffolding Noticing and Reflection
Principal Investigators: Amy Ogan, Sherice Clarke
We examine how secondary science teachers learn classroom communication as they engage with scaffolded noticing and reflection, provided through a technology (ClassInSight) where teachers can engage with their own classroom data. A critical component of teacher learning is receiving formative feedback on one’s performance, which enables reflection and noticing of key features of problems of practice. There has been rising interest in technologies that can assist teachers in noticing core features of instruction as a means to drive teacher learning and instructional change. However, there is an urgent need to understand precisely how this noticing and reflection can be scaffolded to support teachers of learners in high need settings to raise the cognitive demand
Birch Aquarium at Scripps - employment opportunities in STEM learning
At Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we’re building our organization, partnerships, programs, and physical spaces, to inspire and engage people to better understand and care for our planet.
Department of Education Studies Response on end of DACA program.
By EDS Faculty and Staff
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces StepForward in Computer Science Education; Names Professor Beth Simon as Chair.
From Professor Carolyn Hofstetter, Department Chair
Augmenting, Piloting, and Scaling Computational Notebooks to Train New Graduate Researchers in Data-Centric Programming
EDS Undergraduates Present Research at Annual Conference
Erick Ramírez, Angélica Gutiérrez, Oslín Licea-Chávez, Nima Keyvan, Kevin Johnson, Ben Alemu, Austin German presented their
Professor Luz Chung and EDS
Preparing Tomorrow's Faculty to Address Challenges in Teaching Computer Science By Professor Beth Simon
"The new challenges [of increasing numbers of majors] compound existing teaching-related challenges for the field. We still need to broaden participation in our field, with the lowest percentage of women majors in all of STEM. The economic rewards of a computing career make it even more important to bridge the digital divide. If there are more students than faculty can teach effectively, they may be inclined to lean on a pessimistic belief that success is dependent on "brilliance" and innate ability where only a subset of students can succeed. If CS faculty feel there is little they can do to change students' outcomes in their individual classrooms, it will be true. Research shows that more CS faculty hold this mistaken and unproductive view of students than faculty in other STEM disciplines."
UCSD hosts summer workshops for new computer science faculty to prepare them to teach more effectively
Melissa Han inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
Congratulations to Melissa Han, a current doctoral student in the Educational Leadership Program in Education Studies who has recently been selected to be a member of the UC San Diego Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service
Melissa completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California San Diego, went on to receive her teaching credential at San Diego State University, is currently finishing her Ed.D in Educational Leadership and wrote Listen! Using Student Voice to Guide a Democratic Classroom as part of her Master of Education degree in Teacher Leadership from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. She currently teaches elementary students who come from immigrant families, where they too carry the obligation of fulfilling the dreams that their families have for them as hers did. She is committed to deepening her own work in education so that she can be an instrument in enabling her students to achieve dreams that don’t merely help them survive, but shape them into thriving contributors of society
Shawntanet Jara & Drew Schwartz named 2017 Chrispeels Fellows
Two Joint Doctoral Program students in Educational Leadership, in conjunction with UC San Diego and California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM), were recognized for their outstanding experience in serving low income/underserved communities and their demonstrated desire and leadership skills to address issues of social and educational inequities.
This Fellowship is in recognition of Professor Emeritus of Education Studies at UC San Diego and founding Director of our Joint Doctoral Program, Janet Chrispeels and her husband Maarten Chrispeels, Professor Emeritus of Biology at UC San Diego.
Shawntanet Jara has been a
Shawntanet has an M.A.
Drew Schwartz holds a Bachelors degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Masters degree from the IDC
Remembering Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez
By Luz ChungIt’s time to shine the lightOn the young souls of the earthLet it shine and illuminateThe beauty of their worldWe gotta educateNot incarcerateSouls of humanity will shine
(Excerpts from “Rising Souls” by Chunky Sánchez)
La comunidad de San Diego está de luto. Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez falleció el viernes 28 de octubre, y su ausencia se siente en todo San Diego. En vida, Chunky Sánchez nos deleitó con su música, su buen humor, sus historias, y sus enseñanzas. Pero sobretodo, Chunky fue, y sigue siendo, un símbolo de la justicia social, a través de su trabajo como maestro, mentor, y compañero en la lucha por los derechos humanos. Chunky trabajó incansablemente por los derechos civiles de comunidades oprimidas. Con sus canciones, Chunky nos narró historias de emancipación y esperanza, y nos dio la inspiración para seguir luchando para que las comunidades más marginalizadas obtengan la igualdad que se les ha negado por tanto tiempo. Por su trabajo, Chunky recibió varios reconocimientos, incluyendo el premio National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship. Por varios años Chunky visitó nuestro departamento y compartió sus canciones y sus enseñanzas con nuestros estudiantes. Después de cada visita, Chunky dejó una huella muy profunda, y nos impulsó a que siguiéramos adelante en nuestro trabajo como maestr@s y activistas. Recordamos a Chunky con mucho cariño y extrañaremos su presencia en nuestras vidas. ¡Que viva Chunky Sánchez!
San Diego is in mourning. Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez passed away on Friday, October 28, and his absence can be felt all over San Diego. Chunky Sánchez is remembered for his music, his sense of humor, his storytelling, and his teachings. But more importantly, Chunky
Department of Education Studies Response to Second Chalking Incident
On October 28, 2016, the UC San Diego campus experienced a "chalking" incident targeted at the Latino/x, undocumented student community, the second incident in 2016. In EDS, we strive to engage educators and students in productive dialogue where diverse perspectives may be shared openly and respectfully. Anonymously chalking hostile and intimidating anti- Mexican/Latino/Undocumented messages by targeting key buildings on campus that many students utilize to build
Furthermore, we are deeply disturbed by such efforts to intimidate peers and colleagues on our campus. Efforts towards the persecution of students of color matriculating through UC San Diego make the faculty in EDS that much more dedicated to increasing access and equity across the spectrum of education. Please know that these actions serve as continued incentives, not deterrents, for our work in building equitable learning spaces. In solidarity with the current UC San Diego administration, campus programming, student services, and departments across campus we are actively moving forward with quality policies, programs, and relationships that will generate a more diverse campus and foster an inclusive and supportive campus environment where all students are treated with the respect they deserve. We will not bow to those seeking to persecute students on this campus; rather, we will dedicate ourselves, once again, to eradicating
Department of Education Studies Faculty and Staff