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May 2016 e-Newsletter


Education Expo

829 studentsEmployer at Ed Expo80 companies

On April 13th, the Career Center hosted their 2016 Education Expo with the help of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education (MDECOE). This was their largest Education Expo turnout with 80 districts and organizations in attendance. In addition, the Education Expo saw over 800 students who attended. This event put on each year by the Career Center is an excellent opportunity for our college to connect with the education community and for our current students to receive job offers for the following school year. It’s also an opportunity for our college to connect with various districts so that relationships can emerge. Dean Michael Spagna welcomed all employers in the education expo, presenting data on the teacher shortage on how integral it is to work together and partner with the college. Please see the video that The Career Center has shared with our college.

- Vanessa Villavicencio, Recruitment Officer

Joannie Busillo-Aguayo Charles Hanson Jessica ChenFeng Shyrea Minton Dana Stone

EPC Wins Awards

The Child & Adolescent Development Alumni Chapter is celebrating "A Decade of Excellence" where they are giving recognition to Outstanding Alumni who make CSUN Shine and Exemplary Community Programs making outstanding contributions to our profession. The Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling is well represented at this year's event!

  • 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award - Dr. Joannie Busillo-Aguayo
  • 2016 Exemplary Program Award - Strength United

The 2016 CSUN faculty Extraordinary Service Award awarded by the faculty senate has been given to Charles Hanson, Educational Psychology and Counseling.

The 2016-2017 College of Education Research Grant Award Winners from EPC are:

  • Jessica ChenFeng, Educational Psychology and Counseling. For her project: "Relational Wellness for Second Generation Asian American Adult Children”
  • Shyrea Minton, Educational Psychology and Counseling. For her project: "Professional School Counselors and Professional Identity: Initiating Scholarly Publication Activities to Address Gaps in the Literature”
  • Dana Stone, Educational Psychology and Counseling. For her project: "Multiracial and Multiethnic Adults: Career Experiences of Acceptance, Resistance, and Rejection as Persons of Color"

Wendy Murawski Wins Awards, Has High Scholarly Output

Wendy Murawski was selected to receive the CSUN Outstanding Faculty award. She also obtained a book contract with ASCD for a text entitled "No Fail Co-teaching", which will be her 7th book. In the last few months, Dr. Murawski published an article called "An administrator's guide to co-teaching" in Educational Leadership; worked with school districts in Arizona, West Virginia, Wyoming, northern and southern California; and keynoted a conference on co-teaching at Bowling Green University in Ohio.

Wendy Murawski
Brian Foley John Reveles

Brian Foley & John Reveles Present at NARST, Brian Wins Google RISE Grant

Brian Foley, John Reveles and Kelly Castillo (CSUN EdD 2015) presented a paper at the National Association for Research on Science Teaching (NARST) conference entitled "Immersive Clinical Professional Development (ICPD): A Model for Supporting 21st Century Science Educators" in Baltimore MD, April 16.

Brian Foley partnered with LA Makerspace to win a Google RISE grant (for the 2nd time) to support the Scratch Squad, a volunteer group of kids who teach computer science classes for free around the city.

Julie Gainsburg Receives Honorable Mention For Her Article

Julie Gainsburg just received an Honorable Mention for the William Elgin Wickenden Award of the American Society for Engineering Education, for her article: Gainsburg, J. (2015). Engineering students’ epistemological views on mathematical methods in engineering. Journal of Engineering Education, 104(2), 139-166.

Center for Teaching & Learning

Center for Teaching & Learning

CTL Continues Offering Outstanding Professional Development Opportunities

The Center for Teaching and Learning was proud to hold its third and final Education on the Edge event on April 5th. NY Times Best-selling Author, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, joined us at the University Student Union to talk about "The Whole Brain Child", which helped parents and educators alike learn more about the best ways to teach children. Dr. Bryson is a dynamic speaker, and over 350 people had the pleasure of attending her speech. See the event flyer

The Center for Teaching & Learning is pleased to present its second CTL on the Cutting Edge. The CTL on the Cutting Edge is a research brief designed to promote and disseminate the work of our own Michael D. Eisner College of Education faculty. This issue is on the "Responsive Teaching Cycle" and is authored by Secondary Education professor, Dr. Ivan Cheng. For more information on how to get Dr. Cheng to come to your school and help your faculty with the RTC model, contact Steve Holle, CTL Coordinator of Professional Development. Read CTL on the Cutting Edge

The CTL and CSUN Pride Center hosted and conducted a free workshop on March 30th called "LGBTQ from A to Z". Attendees learned about LGBTQ issues, population, trends, experiences, and what is appropriate and inappropriate to say or do. See the event flyer

Clara Park Receives SIG Award Chair's Contribution

Dr. Clara Park received a Chair's Contribution to the SIG Award from the SIG - Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans of the American Educational Research Association at the annual conference of AERA in Washington, D.C. this year for her contributions to the REAPA SIG as well as the larger field of Asian Pacific American education.

Clara Park



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