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Monthly e-Newsletter, November 2014

Thanksgiving Greetings From the Dean

In this season where we express gratitude to one another, I wanted to share this recent video celebrating The Paul Vitale Gallery: Art Outside the Lines here in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education:


Paul Vitale

Just a reminder about why we do what we do--to support our students and serve the community. Fundamentally, it is a story about a mother and her son; on a higher level, I do believe it serves as a timeless message about love and compassion.

A gift for you as we enter the holiday season. Thanks for making our university a special place.



Karen RuizAna Barragan

Karen Ruiz and Ana Barragan, current and former Deaf Studies majors, produced a documentary on undocumented Deaf students under Dr. William Garrow's guidance. Read more

Dr. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco spoke on Rethinking Education in the Age of Vertigo: Further thoughts on Globalization, Immigration, and Inequality at the MDECOE Third Annual Research Colloquium. Read more

Dr. Marcelo Suarez-Orozco

The STEM Innovation Team has been hard at work lately, facilitating several different events:

  • October 28 - full day of robotics training by JPL for COE faculty and local K-12 educators.
  • November 8 - full day of training at JPL for COE teacher candidates and classroom teachers on Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification. Read more
  • November 15 - presented "Watching the Earth Breathe" in conjunction with The Oviatt Library and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).

The CTL has also been especially active over the last month:

  • The CTL obtained a sub-award to train 60 high school teachers on Linked Learning as part of the $600,000 California Career Pathways Trust Grant.
  • November 18 - Amy Hanreddy presented a Professional Development workshop on Differentiation at Our Community School.
  • November 18 - Steve Holle presented a STEM workshop at Hubbard Elementary School.
  • November 18 & 20 - Enchantee Minor presented a Common Core math workshop at Vista Middle School.

We are proud to announce a new $1000 scholarship available to applicants in the first or second semester of student teaching in a K-8 classroom, the Dr. Marilyn Joshua Williams Scholarship. Read more

Our School Psychology Program has been featured in an article by CBS news. Check it out here

The Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic has been featured in an article by CSUN Shine. Check it out here

Upcoming Events

November 25 - Last day to drop off food for the Annual Holiday Food Drive in support of Valley Food Bank. The drop-off barrel is located in the lobby just outside the Credential Office.

December 2 - MDECOE and CTL are continuing the Speakers Series, "Education on the Edge", with Jeremy Bailenson. Read More.

December 4 - Dr. Dimpal Jain will be presenting on Towards a Critical Race Perspective of Transfer: Defining a Transfer Receptive Culture in Higher Education from 3:00-4:00pm in room ED 1214.

December 5-7 - CSUN Secondary Education Credential Students in History/Social Studies will attend a Common Core workshop at UC Berkeley. Topics will cover Medieval History, The Civil War, and The Cold War. Social Studies/ Common Core Unit plans will be covered with UC Berkeley Faculty and local school district teachers.


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