Ed Leadership Hosts Presentation by Patrick “Cam Camangian”
The Ed Leadership presentation hosted a presentation by Patrick “Cam” Camangian called “From Coping to Hoping”. Camangian drew from his work in California schools to illustrate pedagogical approaches for teaching the sensibilities needed to deal with the traumatic stress of everyday, urban life and creating classroom learning conditions that foster radical healing and critical hope. The talk can now be viewed here.
School of Education Professor Featured on KQED
Julie Nicholson was interviewed by Katrina Schwartz, a KQED reporter, for a story titled, Forest Kindergartens Push Back Against Academic Focus For Young Kids. Forest kindergartens are alternative schools that use nature as the classroom, and focus on unstructured free play and student-driven inquiry.
School of Education Professor Releases New Book
Linda Kroll is the co-editor of a new book, along with Elementary Education professor at SFSU Daniel Meier, Educational Change in International Early Childhood Contexts: Crossing Borders of Reflection. This book examines the role of teacher reflection in a variety of educational contexts worldwide.
New Exhibit by Mills Art Students on View in the Education Lounge
The Mills College Department of Art in collaboration with the School of Education have organized an exhibition of paintings created by this fall's Advanced Painting class. The works on view are created by undergraduates Evelynn Aponte, Judith Black, Katie Ganz, Kelly Hird, Deborah Ramos, Makaiwa Tong and Avery Ziegler, as well as Professor Emerita Jane Bowyer. The exhibit features 21 paintings ranging in scale and medium, exploring themes of family, faith, ecology, fashion, science and technology. The work will be on view through January 29th, 2015.
CERG Researcher Publishes New Book
#youthaction: Becoming Political in the Digital Age edited by Ellen Middaugh, Senior Researcher for CERG and her colleague Ben Kirshner was just published by Information Age Press. This volume brings together researchers and practitioners at the cutting edge of civic education in formal and informal settings and examines the emerging practices of civic education in the digital age. Erica Hodgin, Kathy Schultz and Johanna Paraiso have a chapter in the book as does Ellen Middaugh.
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