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

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About Dr. Susan Belgrad

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 Co-Director, AIMS2 FUTURE STEM URM TEACHER
    Coordinator, CSUN Rally in the Valley and STEAM Expo
    Faculty Fellow, CSUN Institute for Sustainability
    Faculty Associate , CSU Chancellor's Office,
 Environmental
     and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit ECCLPS

Why Become a STEM Educator: 
U.S. Students Are Not Being Prepared for the STEM Workforce

 

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

PROMO RIV

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Graduate and Credential Courses Led by Dr. Belgrad

2020

EED 500 Foundations of Education

EED 697 Comprehensive Examination

EED 480 Science and Social Studies Methods

Culminating Experiences in EED

EED 578A First  Semester Student Teaching

2019

EED 698 Thesis/Project in Elementary Education

EED 601 Curriculum, Instruction and the Reflective Teacher

WORKSHOPS AND PDs by DR. BELGRAD

Integrated Discipline PBL Workshop Series

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

STEM-Integrated PBL - Water on a Penny

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

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


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

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

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

In Memory of Sonny
 

 

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Ideas and Tips for Educators Leading Digital Instruct

 

Promoting Youth Movements for
GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP, CLIMATE JUSTICE
and ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY

 through Awareness, Knowledge and Activism

JPL and CSUN  K-5 Schools address the environmental crisis

       
California ECCLPS
              Achieving Climate Stability report

 

2019 NASA JPL CSUN
EMPOWERING CALIFORNIA EDUCATORS TO ADDRESS
THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET

 

ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY PROJECT
 

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

Elementary Schools --June 24-27
Secondary Schools -- July  22-27

 

K-12 Educators Promoting Sustainable Campuses

CSUN Institute for Sustainability

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

SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS SHOWCASE
See Teacher PD on Water

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

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 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