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Celebration for Professor’s Retirement
Students, graduates, professors, and friends are invited to attend a celebration on April 26 in honor of Vicki LaBoskey's incredible contribution to the School of Education and her influence on generations of multiple subjects teachers. The afternoon will begin with a talk by Nel Noddings, whose writing on education and care is foundational to the School of Education’s program. She will speak at Lisser Hall from 3:00-4:30 pm. Afterwards, a panel of graduates will talk about the connections between their work with Vicki and at Mills and their current practice as teacher leaders.  An informal reception with Vicki, Nel Noddings, and alumnae will follow. The evening will conclude with dinner and continued celebration at Reinhardt Alumnae House. Please contact Annie Oxenhandler for more information about the event, to buy tickets for the dinner (all other festivities are free),  or to make a contribution in honor of Vicki.

 

School of Education Faculty to Present at AERA
The School of Education is pleased to announce that many of our faculty and researchers will present at the annual AERA conference in Philadelphia. Academic Coordinator Annie Neves compiled this list of who, from our school, will be there.

 

Professor Receives Award
Professor Joe Kahne received the "2014 Civic Action Award" from the California Council of the Social Studies at their Annual meeting in LA.

 

Read the Latest Addition to Our Blog
In the latest post to Collegial Connections, graduate Jenna Peterson reflects on how the School of Education helped her follow her passion for Early Childhood Education.

 

Research Group Presents Paper at Conference
Civic Engagement Research Group recently traveled to Boston, where Professor Joe Kahne, Research Director Ellen Middaugh, and Associate Director Erica Hodgin presented a paper on Education for Participatory Politics at the Digital Media and Learning Conference.

 

Student Selected for Prestigious Fellowship
MBA/MA in Educational Leadership student Evan Decker has been selected for a prestigious Education Pioneer Summer Fellowship. Candidates compete on the national level for these paid Fellowships and we are honored that he will be part of this year's cohort.

 

Announcing Oakland Urban Teacher Residency Program
The School of Education’s Oakland Urban Teacher Residency Program, a collaboration among SOE, OUSD, and the Lawrence Hall of Science, is designed to prepare people with a STEM undergraduate degree to teach in Oakland. Applicants who are accepted to the program receive: Full tuition scholarship for a Single Subject Credential in Math or Science; individualized coaching from an experienced OUSD teacher; professional development support from Mills faculty and site directors. Upon successful completion of the credential, students receive: A 4-year employment opportunity from OUSD; full tuition scholarship to our MEET program; 4-year salary supplement for participation in inquiry groups (Lesson Study/Teacher Scholars.) Contact us if you know someone who would be interested.

 

Mills Teacher Scholars Present Annual Conference 
Mills Teacher Scholars' is pleased to announce that their annual Inquiry in Action conference will be held this year on May 20, 5-8p; please read this preview of the evening's presentations.

 

Graduate Selected Superintendent of Schools
Columbia, MO's Board of Education has selected Ed Leadership grad Peter Stiepleman as superintendent of schools effective July 1, 2014.

 

President Obama Visit Graduate’s Schools
Educational Leadership graduate Lakimbre Brown is Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Instruction in Washington DC, and recently had the honor of a visit from President Obama. The President joined the children for circle time in some of the PreK classrooms, and then held a press release about the importance of early elementary education.

 

MBA/MA Graduate Travels To Educational Conference
MBA/MA graduate Liz Rice was recently at the Mazatlan Forum in Mexico. The Mazatlan forum is a think-tank in Mexico and the forum looked at questions like these: How is technology changing the face of education in the US and Mexico? How can educational research inform our decisions to change institutions? How is the digital classroom revolution changing learning? How can we overcome divides to achieve equity?

 

Summer Courses Announced
The School of Education will offer following courses will be offered over the summer term:

EDUC 418A/418B Administrative Field Experience; Megan Sweet
EDUC 425 Introduction to Research Design; Susan Christopher
EDUC 180/280 Hip Hop Pedagogy; Nolan Jones
EDUC 180/280 Dilemmas of Difference About Race, Class, Language, Gender, and Culture in Schools; Tomas Galguera
EDUC 180/280 Child Life: Children and Families in Healthcare Environments; Betty Lin
EDUC 180/280 Research Seminar in Child development: Cross-cultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives; Priya Shimpi

 

School of Education on LinkedIn
The School of Education’s LinkedIn site is a good place to look for jobs in the educational community. Anyone is welcome to join, and to post their own job opportunities or professional news. There are also sub-groups for Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, and Teacher Education.

 

Faculty Member Publishes Case Study
Lecturer Nikole Richardson recently published a case study on student-centered learning at Oakland's Life Academy: "At Life Academy, 99% of the student population is economically disadvantaged—yet students significantly outperform their peers at other district schools. Through the incorporation of student-centered approaches to learning, Life Academy has created structures, rituals and instruction that give students opportunities, voice, and multiple chances at success."

 

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Last Updated: 4/3/14