Educational Leadership Graduate Publishes Book
Educational Leadership graduate Sara Truebridge's book, "Resilience Begins with Beliefs", will be published this month by Teachers College Press. Sara wrote a piece about how the book came to be published, while she was still studying at Mills, in the School of Education blog. Sara also had an article on resilience published in the September issue of Educational Leadership.
MBA/MA in Educational Leadership Student Awarded New Position
Liz Rice, a student in the MBA/MA in Ed Leadership program, recently secured a position as Director of Product Marketing at the start-up GoBe.Me. GoBe.Me is developing a technology platform for educators and employers which will help them better meet the training and developmental needs of their students and employees. The position grew out of an internship Liz had with GoBe.Me during Summer 2013, and she will begin her tenure in January 2014.
Professors Published in Early Childhood Journal
Professor of Practice Julie Nicholson, Assistant Professor Priya Shimpi, and their colleague Colette Rabin recently published an article about adults and play in the November issue of Early Child Development and Care. The article is titled, "'If I Am Not Doing My Own Playing Then I Am Not Able to Truly Share the Gift of Play with Children': Using Poststructuralism and Care Ethics to Examine Future Early Childhood Educators' Relationships with Play in Adulthood."
MEET Graduate featured in Local Press
MEET graduate Annie Hatch was featured in an article in Oakland Local about the Common Core in Oakland Schools. The article also features Carlos Cabana, who has in past year been a Cooperating Teacher for the School of Education.
Visiting Professor Greg Tanaka Presents at Anthropology Conference
Visiting Professor Greg Tanaka recently presented the Past President's address at the Council on Anthropology and Education/American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. His talk was titled, "Systemic Collapse and Renewal: The Democratic Purpose of Education in the 21st Century."
Professor Anna Richert to Present at Brandeis University
In January, Professor Anna Richert will be talking at Brandeis University to students, alumni, and other educators about managing teaching dilemmas. The presentation will be based on her latest book.
Celebration in Honor of Professor Vicki LaBoskey’s Retirement
Graduates of the Multiple Subjects Credential program are asked to save the date for a conference and celebration at Mills in honor of Vicki LaBoskey’s work at the School of Education. SOE will host panels by and for graduates, followed by dinner and festivities, on April 26. Please contact SOE if you are a graduate and would like to be on the mailing list.
Mills Teacher Scholars Anticipate Transition to Common Core
The Mills Teacher Scholars newsletter recently featured a reflection by one of their teacher scholars on how she transitioned her classroom to close reading, a practice recommend by the Common Core Standards.
Two New Courses This Spring at the School of Education
School of Education will offer two new courses this spring. Visiting Professor Greg Tanaka will introduce EDUC 180/280 "Systemic Collapse and Renewal", and Dean Kathy Schultz will teach EDUC 280 "Comparative International Education." Greg's class will explore how to help "a democratic nation initiate a rebuilding of its social infrastructure." In Kathy's class, students will explore "conceptions of teaching and learning...[and] focus on key educational issues in comparative perspective."
MBA/MA Graduate Awarded New Job
MBA/MA graduate Jovan Hicks has accepted a position in AT&T's prestigious Leadership Development Program, and will be relocating to Dallas to start in February 2014. The program is one of the best rotational leadership development programs in the country and very selective.
Professor Joseph Kahne to Travel to Rome
Professor Joe Kahne will travel to the University of Roma Tre in December to give a talk titled, "The Practice of Politics Have Changed: Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age." The talk comes out of research done through the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network that Joe chairs, and the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age initiative, which he co-directs with Research Director Ellen Middaugh. He also recently delivered talks at both the Berkeley School of Education and Harvard Graduate School of Education on Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age, and he spoke at the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, DC.
Educational Leadership Student Leads Session at NAME Conference
Educational Leadership student Derek Fenner, along with two co-presenters, led a session at the recent NAME Conference, held this year in Oakland. The session was entitled, “The School to Prison Pipeline, the Role of Teaching and the Transformative Role of Arts-Based Engagement.”
Student Group Hosts Educational Careers Panel
The Graduate School of Business Career Services Office and the MBA/MA in Educational Leadership Huddle student group will present a panel on educational careers. “At the Intersection of Business and Education: Careers to Inspire” will feature these panelists: Bill Somerville, President and Founder, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation (PVF); Kate Whiting, Co-Founder Educents and Mills MBA grad; Paul St. Roseman, Prinicipal and Senior Consultant and Mills EdD candidate; Tameka McGlawn, Senior Practice Associate, Linked Learning, Ed Trust-West; Erica Ernst, Assistant Development Manager, Worldreader.
School of Education Faculty to Present at Mills College Provost Talks
The Provost's Faculty Lunchtime Series features two School of Education professors this fall. Visiting Professor Greg Tanaka will present "On Systemic Collapse and the Remaking of Democracy," and Professor Diane Ketelle will discuss "Fiction as Social Research." These talks are open to all students, staff, and faculty.
School of Education Lecturer Writes for HuffPost
Lecturer Rick Ayers recently wrote a blog for the Huffington Post in which he wondered, among other things, if the vice president of the College Board hasn't confused correlation with causation.
Net Impact Conference
Lokey GSB had a big presence at this year’s Net Impact Conference. MBA/MA student Danielle Biselli played a "pivotal role" in bringing educations sessions to the event.
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