The School’s magazine, Catalyst, is published every spring and fall. Each issue is attached as a PDF file to that issue’s description.
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This issue of the UC Davis School of Education’s biannual Catalyst magazine highlights the breadth and depth of our research and service, as well as the excellence of our programs and people. Featured research includes a look at the connection between video gaming and health, and the need for formative assessment in mathematics instruction. We also cover several events that bring children’s literature, common core instruction, and Shakespeare to the forefront for educators and others in our region.
The cover story is about the student poets from across our region who participate in our Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) program. You will find articles about many of our staff and faculty who have been recognized for excellence by their peers and a piece on our annual Honoring Educators Awards event at which we recognize exceptional alumni, faculty, students, and advocates. Download the magazine here.
This issue of the UC Davis School of Education’s award winning magazine, Catalyst, highlights research news, updates on faculty and alumni, and includes a special Annual Fund Report. Download the issue here.
Highlights from this issue:
Alumni News and Notes: Marlene Bell (BA ‘68, Credential ‘71) Recognized by Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County, p. 4
This Catalyst is our final special edition commemorating the UC Davis School of Education’s tenth anniversary. Our tenth anniversary year was filled with celebration of the accomplishments our faculty, students, and alumni made during our first decade and a focus on the School’s vision for the future.
In this issue, we highlight our many accomplishments and provide a look at our strategic direction moving forward. Download the issue here.
The School of Education is pleased to present special edition of the Catalyst to commemorate its tenth anniversary. In this issue we feature a timeline to illustrate how the School grew each year over its first decade, launched new programs, added more faculty and students, and extended its innovation and bold ideas through partnerships that span every aspect of public education.
This issue also features our Alumni Hall of Fame; we meet some of the first class of seniors at West Sacramento Early College Prep, a unique college-ready charter school we lead in partnership with Washington Unified School District and Sacramento City College; and we highlight our Power of Ten Scholarship initiative. Download the issue here.
The School of Education is pleased to present its Spring 2012 Catalyst. In this issue we feature a special section on Strengthening Professional Learning Communities. Explore our in-depth coverage of the School’s work on programs and special initiatives for professional development. This issue also features the School’s 2012 Distinguished alumni and an update on the School’s progress in the UC Davis Campaign. Finally, read about all of the events, special initiatives and speakers the School hosted this academic year. Download the Catalyst in PDF format.
The School of Education is pleased to present its Fall 2011 Catalyst. In this issue we feature a special section on Strengthening Scholarship and Practice for a Diverse World. Explore our in-depth coverage of the School’s work on issues related to the needs of English Learners, along with other news. Download the Catalyst in PDF format.
Inside this issue, we explore the impact of the School’s work in education policy and leadership. We also feature the School’s 2011 Distinguished Alumni, welcome two new faculty, and celebrate new gifts to establish scholarships for students.
The School of Education is pleased to offer its Fall 2010 Catalyst online. In this issue of the magazine, we delve into how the School is tackling the need for robust STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in our schools and communities. We highlight our research and programs and ask Cynthia Carter Ching to help us understand the role of technology in education. We also highlight UC Davis’s launch of a comprehensive fundraising campaign and thank everyone who has supported our efforts over the last year through their philanthropy.
You may download the Catalyst in PDF format or view it as a flipbook (requires Flash).
The School of Education is pleased to offer its Spring 2010 Catalyst online. In this issue of the Catalyst, we provide just a glimpse at the diversity of programs and solutions we employ to address the needs of schools and communities in our region. All of them illustrate the School’s commitment to giving voice to our partners and the youth they serve. Some highlights include a special section on our work in Arts Education, a feature on Heidi Ballard, assistant professor of Environmental Education, and features on our alumni, students and volunteer leadership.
The fall Catalyst features numerous examples of the School’s innovative approach and commitment to doing what matters in the field and in the academy, from an article on our Young Scholars Program to our faculty’s vision for transforming teacher education to our contribution to the national and state conversation on how to meet the needs of all learners and ensure America’s leadership in innovation and technology. We also feature thoughts from the dean and faculty about the importance of advocating for the university in the face of unprecedented financial challenges.
The fall 2008 issue celebrates UC Davis’s Centennial; introduces Chris Faltis, the Dolly and David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education; and thanks the Children’s Center at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, for its generous endowment to support Words Take Wing.
In the spring 2008 issue, we report on the State of the School report, a reflection on the School’s first five years in operation; we welcome five new faculty; and we feature our first teacher appreciation event, which is now our annual Honoring Educators and Alumni Awards Reception.
In the spring 2007 issue, we celebrate the School’s fifth birthday. We have an article on the School’s partnership with Sacramento City College and Washington Unified School District to establish a charter school, West Sac Early College Prep. And we feature Cary Trexler, associate professor of education, who received a Fulbright Scholarship to expand his work in Vietnam.
In the fall 2006 issue, we thank our donors and share the 2005-06 Donor Honor Roll. We also feature an article on Barbara Goldman, associate director of teacher education, who received the 2006 James H. Myer Distinguished Achievement Award.
In the spring 2005 issue, we feature a unique assignment created by Joanne Galli-Banducci for student teachers that asks them to reflect on their childhood experiences as readers. And a guest editorial, “This Is Not My High School System” by Teri Munger, contends that the current high school system does not prepare students to enter the workforce of the 21st Century.
The fall 2005 issue celebrated some major milestones for the young School of Education. We reported that contributions to the School increased by over 700 percent in 2004-05, and we graduated our largest class to date. We featured the accomplishments of two alumni: Mary Catherine Swanson (Credential ‘67), the founder of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), and Dawn Imamoto Yamagucci, who was named the Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s 2005 Outstanding Young Alumna.
In the winter 2005 issue, we feature a study, “Categorical School Finance: Who Gains, Who Loses?” by Thomas Timar. We spotlight Rebecca Ambrose and her research on how children solve mathematics problems. We announce the launch of our joint doctoral program with Sonoma State, Capital Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and we feature an article, “You Say You Want a Revolution—It’s Here: Digital Television and Education,” by David Hosley, former president and general manager
of KVIE Public Television.