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Joan Becker and 6 of her students.

Vol. 3, No. 1

Fall 2013

Your Source of Information for Staying Connected, the e-magazine of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Faculty Achievements - Grants

Education Associate Professor Shartriya Collier (Elementary Education) was awarded released time for "Teaching the Acquisition of Language through English and Storytelling (T.A.L.E.S.) II: Into the Heart of the Community" by the Eisner College of Education. She will be working in partnership with Carlos Santa Elementary School to develop a bilingual family literacy program using storytelling and the arts. The goals are: 1.) to increase parental involvement (specifically, English Language Learners); 2) to increase the literacy level of parents and children in the program; and 3) to integrate literacy development through storytelling and drama in an authentic way.

Education Assistant Professor Dimpal Jain (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) was awarded released time for "Building Transfer Pride: Linking a Transfer Sending Culture and a Transfer Receptive Culture between Community Colleges and Universities" by the Eisner College of Education. She will examine the role of a transfer receptive culture at a summer intensive transfer program at UCLA.

Education Professor Clara Park (Secondary Education) was awarded $2,875,000 for "Educating Hispanic Students for the 21st Century" by the U.S. Department of Education. This grant recruits and prepares 60 Hispanic students for teaching credentials with Spanish bilingual authorization and 40 teachers for master's degrees in multicultural and multilingual education by 2015. The project provides scholarships to all students, free books, laptop computers on loan, and support services to prepare for various state-mandated tests (e.g., CBEST, RICA, and CSET).

Education Professor Kathleen Rowlands (Secondary Education) was awarded the following: The Regents of the University of California, to support the Cal State Northridge Writing Project July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 Annual award received as part of the California Subject Matter Projects and the California Writing Project for $24,000. The National Writing Project two SEED grants of $20,000 each for the Cal State Northridge Writing Project. One for site leadership work and the second to work in a high need school. NCLB 10. To support the work of the Cal State Northridge Writing Project 2010-2013. $36,000.

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