2014-2015 Community Engagement
Updated - 9/8/2015
|Division||Last Name||First Name||Additional Participants||Project Description|
Clinical Placements Coordinator - contacting schools and district offices across Los Angeles county, arranging student-teacher placements, developing relationships with principals and HR personnel, visiting school sites, meeting with mentor teachers, building partnerships, building connections between Cal State and schools, tracking job opportunities for our graduates.
Hollywood High School, Los Angeles City College, CSU Chancellor's Office
California Academic Partnership Program Demonstration Partnership (CDP): Enhancing instruction that leads to student readiness for higher education through full implementation of Common Core State Standards.
Kelly McNeal, 2016 Program Chair, William Paterson University
|Served as 2015 Annual Meeting Program Chair for the Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association. In that capacity I solicited proposals and reviewers, assigned proposals to reviewers, accepted rejected proposals, and created program sessions for the annual meeting. I also served as mentor/advisor to the 2016 program chair.|
Mendez HS LAUSD; Mark Keppel HS AUSD; Dr. Robert Land
EDSE 401 sponsored student participation in 1) Mendez HS History project; 2) MKHS Reading Tutorials with Dr. Land. Tutorial, advisement; report back.
Served as a Constitutional Law Judge for a Mock Presentation by senior US Government class.
23rd Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, Cal State LA
Served on a team of Judges for the 23rd Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity February 27, 2015
Montebello HS Teacher Angela Paz
Presentation to student teachers on 1) Interactive Notebooks; 2) AVID and student expectations for new teachers
The Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena, CA English Learner Master Plan Revision/Office of Civil Rights compliance.
Academic Specialist, October 2014; Pristina, Kosovo U.S. Department of State; Conducted site visit to Universiteti AAB to complete a needs assessment of tertiary English bachelorâ€™s degree program and English offerings in other disciplines such as Mass Communications, Economics, etc.
Christopher Smith, Renee Balboa, Melissa Salvatore-Alcala
CCOE credential graduates return as a Panel of Guest Speakers 1) to address Block 3 students re how our program prepared them, how teaching and the teaching market looks from outside CSULA, the challenges they witness in the education pipeline, the new (Smarter Balanced) testing paradigm in practice, the trade-offs each sees in their school, the significant issues they witness, their plans going forward; and, 2) to share their stories and to take questions and engage in Socratic conversation.
Leadership Team: Lao, Rav (CCOE Lecturer); Chen, Claudia (CCOE SPED Credential and Reading MA Student); Flores, Patrice (Mark Kepple High School English Department Chair)
High School Writing Center, Wednesdays 1:30-4:00, January 14 through May 13. Seventeen sessions for over 40 hours serving an average of 25 9th-12th graders each session with individual and small group tutoring in writing to over 1000 contact hours with at least 80 individual students. In addition to Land and the Leadership group, CCOE tutors included advanced credential students Melissa Stanley, Alicia Canzano, and Colin James and reading MA and Credential student Esmeralda Carranza. These students accumulated over 30 hours of direct tutoring experience, and each spent additional time planning short whole-group exercises. Additionally, Professor Emeritus, Norm Unrau, tutored for 5 of the last sessions.
Professor Chris Endy, Ben DeLeon, Mendez High School, 826 L.A.
During the 2014-2015 school year, I collaborated with Chris Endy, Department of History at CSULA , Ben De Leon, Mendez High School, and 826LA on the 2015 Young Author’s Book Project. As part of the project, high school students analyzed primary documents related to the Mendez case, studied the struggles waged in the 40s for Latino political representation and discussed youth activism through the lens of the East L.A. Walkouts. Students subsequently wrote about their experiences with racial segregation and interviewed local activists and scholars. Their work was compiled and published as a book that has since been recognized by civil rights advocates and the nation’s current poet laureate. The 2015 Young Author’s Book Project, “We Are Alive When We Speak for Justice,” was reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books in June, 2015: https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/mendez-on-mendez-high-school-students-in-boyle-heights-write-about-the-desegregation-case-after-which-their-school-is-named/
Satellites & Education Conference at Cal State L.A. - an international conference demonstrating uses of satellite data in K-12 classrooms. Connects the aerospace industry with the teachers of their future employees to give support to those teachers. Connects the government (NOAA and NASA) with K-12 teachers for resources to get students excited about STEM careers.
Mauricio Castillo (E&T)
Advisory Board member for the Hollywood STEM Academy; assisted with Science Day and the Senior Project Reviews.