J. Sabrina Mims-Cox

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Charter College of Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Office Location: KH A 3045
Phone: 323/343-4362 Email: smims@exchange.calstatela.edu

INTRODUCTION

J. Sabrina Mims-Cox obtained her Ph.D. in Education through the Joint Doctoral Program between The Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University. She has taught all grade levels in both English and Spanish including Early Childhood and Adult Education. She has also taught and presented internationally in Korea, Egypt, Australia, Japan, China, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Canada, and Spain. She maintains a strong publication record in both English and Spanish, and has served on numerous editorial boards. She is presently a Professor of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, USA where she coordinates the Masters Degree in Education Program with an Option in Bilingual Multicultural Education. She also serves as Curriculum Director and Research Coordinator for the Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Program. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the California Council of Teacher Educators and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Bilingual Teacher Educators. In addition, she serves on the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the California Commission of Teacher Credentialling.

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TEACHING INTERESTS

Her primary teaching interests include educational equity and social justice particularly in language development, literacy and all areas of diversity.  As the Digital Ambassador for California State University, Los Angeles, she is also focused on the successful integration of technology into every aspect of teaching and learning. She is currently teaching mostly graduate courses in education, graduate program coordinator, and also serves as a consultant with both public and private schools.

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RESEARCH

She currently serves as Research Coordinator for the Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Transformative Initiative and as the Digital Ambassador for California State University, Los Angeles. A continual research focus for her has been on school transformation and sustainable reform. Her primary areas of research and interest include Multilingual/Multicultural Education, Emergent Literacy, New Models of Teacher Education in a Global Community and School Transformation. She has authored several children’s reading textbook series in both Spanish and English along with numerous articles in professional journals, books, and book chapters. She has presented internationally on the topics of school transformation and reform and serves as an educational consultant. Her other research interests include Teacher Leadership, Portfolio Development, and Multilingualism.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Title

Date

Mims-Cox, J. S. “Transitioning from Quarters to Semesters: A Campus-wide Effort at California State University, Los Angeles Supported Through Technology.” In Annual CSU Digital Ambassador Report for 2013-2014 Year. Long Beach, CA: CSU Chancellor’s Office.

 

Mims-Cox, J. S. “Strengthening Assessment, Instruction and Collaboration Through Digital Technology: Applications of Moodle, TaskStream and Intel® at CSULA” in Meyer, E.; Parker, J.; Ross, D.; & Soodninda, D. (Eds) Supporting Technology Integration in STEM Teacher Preparation Programs: Case Studies from across California State University campuses. Long Beach, CA: CSU Chancellor’s Office.

 

Johnson, R.; Mims-Cox, J. & Doyle-Nichols, A. Developing Professional Portfolios in Education: A Guide for Assessment, Inquiry and Reflection 2nd ed. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.

2014

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

 

2010

Mims-Cox, J. S.  “Urban teachers speak out on changing views: Portfolios as best practice”. In (Khine, M. & Saleh, I. Eds.) Practitioner research in teacher education: Theory and best practicesHauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

 

Mims-Cox, J. S. “The changing face of diversity through the eyes of urban teachers: Promoting democratic schools and classrooms.” In (Salili, F. & Hoosain, R. Eds.) Democracy and multicultural education: Research in multicultural education and international perspectives. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

2010

 

 

 

2010

Nomura T., Cadenas H., & Mims J. S.   Taka Tips:  Building Blocks for Parents 2nd Ed Los Angeles: LAASC

2001

Mims, J. S.  Ed.  Proceeding of the 3rd Accelerated Schools National

Conference: A Parade of Stars into the Next Millennium . Los Angeles:

LAASC.

2000

Mims, J.S. “ Interactive Strategies for the Language Development Classroom: Bringing Literature to Life through Role Play, Storytelling, Music, and Art—2nd Ed.” in American Egyptian Teacher Exchange Project Curriculum Modules 2002, Cairo, El Minya University

2002

Mims, J.S. et al (1997). Transitions in Literacy (K-6 textbooks series).  Thirteen anthologies with ancillary materials Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

1997

Mims, J.S. et al (1997). Invitaciones (K-5 textbook series in Spanish).  Thirteen anthologies with ancillary materials Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

1997

Mims, J. S. (l996). “Administrative Reflections: Principals speak out on their evolving roles.” in Finnan, C.; St. John, E.; McCarthy, J.; & Slovacek, S. (Eds.)  Accelerated Schools in Action: Lessons From the Field.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corbin Press.

1996

Mims, J.S. “ Interactive Strategies for the Language Development Classroom: Bringing Literature to Life through Role Play, Storytelling, Music, and Art” in American Egyptian Teacher Exchange Project Curriculum Modules 2001, Cairo, El Minya University

2001

Mims, J.S. &  Cadenas, H. G. “Inquiry into ‘Taka Tips:  Building Blocks for Parents.’  A Pilot Study  at The Accelerated School.” In Nomura T., Cadenas H., & Mims J. S. Taka Tips:  Building Blocks for Parents 2nd Ed Los Angeles: LAASC

2001

Mims, J. S. & Cadenas, H. (2003). Increasing Parental Involvement In Urban Homes & Schools: A Pilot Study Demonstrating Parents as a Vital Resource in Designing and Refining Curriculum for Parents. In Urban Learning and Teaching Yearbook. Los Angeles: Charter College of Education.

2003

Mims, J. S.Fifteen Years of The Accelerated Schools Experience: Reflections, Lessons, and Projections”. In Quart Simposi: Llengua, Educació I Immigració: Tratamiento de la deversidad: cuestiones organizativas. Conference Proceedings. Girona: Universitat de Girona.

2003

Mims, J.S. “Quinze Anys D” deperiencia de les escoles acceleradores.” inBarcelonaEducació.. Institut D’ Educaió, Ajuntament de Barcelona.

2003

Mims, J.S.  “Principals Exchanges in Accelerated Schools: Fostering Greater Avenues of Communication and Support.” in Accelerated Schools Special

2002

Mims, J.S.; Kanell, R.; Wood, B.  “The Literacy-Literature Connection: Building Literacy Bridges for All Students Through High-Quality Multicultural/Multilingual Children’s Literature.” In Goals 2000 Preservice Reading Partnership Research & Practice: “a-m+Reading Requirements..  Los Angeles County Office of Education.

 

1997

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. Education 1988

  • The Claremont Graduate School/  San Diego State University         

M.A.  Education 1980

  • San Diego State University

B.A  1977

  • University of California, San Diego
     

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COURSE LISTING

Course

Course Title

Reading Materials

EDCI 535

Teaching for Cross-cultural and Global Awareness

 

EDCI 549

English Literacy for Bilingual/Bicultural Individuals

 

EDCI 585

Characteristics of Social Change in Urban Schools

 

EDCI 588A

Communities of Understanding Laboratory

 

EDCI 588B

Communities of Sharing Laboratory

 

EDCI 588C

Communities of Action Laboratory

 

EDCI 510B

Instructional Strategies in Urban Classrooms

 

EDCI 560

Principles and Practices of Curriculum Development

 

EDEL 405

Language Development in Elementary School

 

EDEL 427

Multicultural Children’s Literature