Website of Dr. Susan Belgrad, Professor of Elementary Education
Phone:  818-677-4901   Fax: 818-677-5723     Office:  ED 2102
Contact Professor Belgrad at: susan.belgrad@csun.edu

CSUN ACADEMIC CALENDAR

 

About Dr. Susan Belgrad

 

Climate Strike Event at CSUN
Friday, September 20 - Oviatt Lawn

Dr. Belgrad is a Professor of Elementary Education. She currently serves in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. As leader of the CSUN STEM Innovations Team Dr. Belgrad has engaged in many projects with faculty across four CSUN colleges and community-based  informal science and engineering agencies. Among Dr. Belgrad's titles are: 

   
Project Director, NASA JPL & CSUN Environmental Literacy Project
    Coordinator, CSUN Rally in the Valley and STEAM Expo
    Faculty Fellow, CSUN Institute for Sustainability
    Steering and Program Committee Member,
     UC & CSU
 Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit
      December 11-12 UCLA

   
Advisory Board Member of WISE - Women in Science and Engineering.
 

2019 CSUN RALLY IN THE VALLEY PROGRAM
and STEAM EXPO: FIRE-A Burning Issue
Pictures and Videos Coming Soon
PROMO RIV 2018

Contact Dr. Belgrad

Graduate and Credential Courses Led by Dr. Belgrad

2019

EED 480 Science and Social Studies Methods

Culminating Experiences in EED

EED 578A First  Semester Student Teaching

EED 698 Thesis/Project in Elementary Education

EED 601 Curriculum, Instruction and the Reflective Teacher

2018

EED 697 Comprehensive Examination

 

Learn how to implement LESSON DESIGN STUDY aligned with FACT and California teachers' professional growth cycle with NGSS

Recent Presentations by Dr. Belgrad

Integrated Discipline PBL Workshop Series

Lesson Design for LAUSD Teachers

STEM-Integrated PBL - Water on a Penny

M & M Math and Amazing Egg Drop- Coop Learning Lessons

Leading CA Women Address Gender Equity in STEM

Engineering Design Engaged_learning_workshop_series.htm/

Project-Based Learning Workshop Series
with Dr. Ota Lutz-NASA JPL

WHY STEM Matters! Inspiring MindSet and
Addressing Stereotype Threat in K-8 Schooling



Publications by Susan Belgrad

Chapter Author

The Handbook provides scholars,
professors, graduate students, and
other researchers and policy makers
in the organizations, agencies, testing
companies, and school districts with a
comprehensive source of research on
all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment.

Susan is a also lead author of the
3rd ed. of
The Portfolio Connection:
 Student Work Linked to Standards

and offers professional development 
 workshops on performance assessment
and e-portfolios that promote student
voice and achievemen
t in the learning process.

Professional Development by Susan Belgrad

Before PBL: What Teachers Need to Know about Classroom Community
and Discipline
 

Ten Things New Teachers Need for Success in Next
Century Classrooms

The Case for Brain-Based Learning in the K-12 Classroom  

Working WITH Not Doing to Students 

Also led by Dr. Belgrad
Creating student portfolios and e-portfolios of authentic assessment


Connecting Student Achievement and Voice through Portfolios

Portfolios and E-Portfolios: Student Reflection, Self-Assessment,
and Goal  Setting

 Portfolios and Student Achievement

STEM EQUITY PROMOTES STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

GREAT TOOLS FOR THE NEXT-CENTURY K-12 CLASSROOM

ENERGIZERS AND SILENT CHEERS FOR THE CLASSROOM

Habits of Mind

Tools for Authentic Assessment

the cooperative classroom

Tools of Cooperative Learning

WEB-BASED TOOLS

PARENTS AS PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

The Craft of the Effective Teacher

Portfolio
ASSESSMENT

What Teachers Make
 

 

What a Jubilant Moment! 

After the past two exhausting years of treatment, Adam ran with cheers from all of us in the Miller Children's Hospital TORCH RUN - CHAMPIONS RUN FOR LIFE
6/8/10
(That's his amazing Mom on the right)

Click here to learn more about this event celebrating this opportunity for patients to join other patients, friends and sponsors in an Olympic-style fun-filled torch relay.

EMPOWERING CALIFORNIA EDUCATORS TO ADDRESS
THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET

2019 NASA JPL CSUN

ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY PROJECT
 

Elementary Schools --June 24-27


Secondary Schools July 22-27
 

 

K-12 Educators Promoting Sustainable Campuses

CSUN Institute for Sustainability

 

2018 SUMMER INSTITUTE: NASA, NGSS 
 
and the Health of the Planet|
 

CSUN LAUSD EDUCATORS SHOWCASE NGSS-Aligned Curricula


 Achieve through PLCs

CSUN ACHIEVE THROUGH PLC EDUCATORS
MEET AT NASA JET PROPULSION LAB

View the ATPLCs Website for Resources

LADWP CSUN Sustainability
Education Projects w Schools

 CSUN Sustainable Schools- Energy ... Water ... Education ... Empowerment
         
See Teacher Professional Development Page on Energy PBL
 

SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS SHOWCASE
 

See Teacher PD on Water

Some Links for STEAM Educators and Parents
       

TRY ENGINEERING!  IEEE app conveys the importance of technological standards that align with NGSS

WHY T- E in STEM NOW?

      The classroom structures and teaching methods that engage students in engineering and computer science curricula are characterized by learner-centered climates in which students realize that they CAN be scientific and mathematical problem solvers, thinkers and communicators. And they learn they can do this in cooperation with diverse peers.

      But this is not enough! They need to have adult as well as peer role models who believe they can be achievers; believe that they will be successful STEM learners; believe they can proceed to successful careers in STEM-- so necessary for the future of all nations. The best gift parents and teachers can give to students is the growth mindset that motivates them to work hard; to persevere to solve problems--even when they are very difficult--and to realize that as they do so, they become stronger, smarter, and more resilient.

CSUN TODAY  ARTICLES FEATURING STEM INNOVATIONS AND CSCS TEAM WORK

 

CSUN Celebrates 24 Teachers' STEM Leadership
on December 14th




 NASA JPL STEM-Integrated Lesson Development-Check out our sample lessons based on NASA Missions!

K-12 STEM Education--a National Imperative
CSUN is working to add teachers to the
California STEM Master Teacher Corps!

   

CSUN Fosters STEM Education through JPL Collaboration, NASA-Texas State University Grant CSUN Today Article: July 27

 

NASA, JPL and CSUN Team Up For STEM Education Push


"Powerful Verizon Commercial Warns Against Telling Girls They're Pretty"

What Really IS Project Based Learning
?
PBL in the Real World

CSUN PI DAY EVENT ENJOYED BY STUDENTS, FACULTY, SCHOOLS AND INDUSTRY  - MARCH 14, 2017 CO-SPONSORED BY WISE 
What's Going Round??

NASA PI DAY Poster!