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Joan Becker and 6 of her students.

Vol. 3, No. 2

Spring 2014

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

Faculty Achievements


Education Associate Professor Shartriya Collier (Elementary Education) has partnered with Carlos Santana Arts Academy, LAUSD, on Teaching the Acquisition of Language through English and Storytelling (T.A.L.E.S.), an intergenerational literacy development program, North Hills, California. [See first lead article in this issue of InnovatED.]

Education Professor Cynthia Desrochers (InnovatED Editor, Special Projects) met with the administration (November 12, 2013) and grade-level chairs/instructional team leaders (February 10, 2014) at Julie Korenstein Elementary School, LAUSD, on Five Gears for Activating Learning. Subsequently, she partnered with the chairs/team leaders to co-facilitate a all-faculty workshop on "Applying the Five Gears for Activating Learning in the Brain to Learning Math and English Language Arts," North Hollywood, California, May 2014.

Education Professor Bonnie Ericson (Secondary Education) leads an extensive partnership with the Northridge Academy High School (NAHS) on our CSUN campus. [See second lead article in this issue of InnovatED.]

Education Professor Wendy Murawski (Special Education, CTL) is partnering with Santa Barbara School District for an ongoing, multi-year professional development and consultation to assist all schools in the district in becoming more inclusive of students with disabilities. In addition, Dr. Wendy Murawski and Steve Holle (CTL) have established a partnership with the LAUSD Support Unit North to provide professional development on co-teaching for 40 schools. This will be a multi-year partnership, involving many faculty in the Eisner College of Education.

Education Professor Merril Simon (Educational Psychology and Counseling) has partnered for the past decade with the Academic First Year Experiences course (University 100). The College Counseling/Student Services first-year graduate students apply course skills by serving as mentors to first-time freshman at CSUN. Our new graduate students assume the role of mentor after having received training in mentoring (from EOP's Glenn Omatsu), ethics, risk management, and career development (from Eisner College faculty.) This partnership has also recently involved the Building Connections for Success (BCFS) grant in order to enhance the mentoring project.

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