College Opportunity Programs move to School of Education, Words Take Wing welcomes Newbery-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly and more news from the School of Education
College Opportunity Programs Move to School of Education
We are pleased to announce that as of January 2, 2019, the UC Davis College Opportunity Programs have been transferred from Student Affairs to the School of Education and will be administered by Renee Newton of our Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd) center. The College Opportunity Programs, including Educational Talent Search, GEAR UP and Upward Bound, provide academic preparation services to over 8,000 junior and senior high and college students and families each year, financed primarily by funding from the US Department of Education. Services span grades 7-16 and are offered both on the UC Davis campus and at middle and high school sites throughout Sacramento, Solano, Yolo, Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity and Tehama counties.
School of Education Shakespeare partnership has a new name and expanded mission, new report from UC Davis and CDE provides crucial foundation for college and career readiness research, and more news from the School of Education
School of Education Shakespeare Partnership Has a New Name and Expanded Mission
Since 2005, more than 300 teaching credential students and practicing teachers in the community have received professional development through School of Education programs provided in partnership with Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe, London. We are excited to announce that we have expanded our long-established partnership with Globe Education and re-named it the Center for Shakespeare in Diverse Classrooms.
School of Education researchers contribute to major analysis of PreK-12 education in California, CANDEL student and alumna appointed to UC Davis Student Affairs leadership positions, and more news from the School of Education
School of Education Researchers Contribute to Major Analysis of PreK-12 Education in California
Over the past decade, California’s PreK-12 education system has seen a variety of reforms—new academic standards and assessments, the Local Control Funding Formula, advancements in data systems—yet despite these changes, a new research project reports that California lags behind other states when it comes to important educational metrics. California’s students still face some of the largest achievement gaps in the nation, schools continue to see a lack of adequate funding and many young Californians miss out on high-quality early childhood education.
The IASCE is the only international nonprofit organization for educators who research and practice cooperative learning in order to promote student academic improvement and democratic social processes. Patterson has been awarded this honor for her work Emotional Intelligence in Science: Pathway to Improving Equitable Groupwork and Enhancing Engagement in Scientific Practices
The Summer 2018 issue of Catalyst magazine highlights how three School of Education researchers are changing lifetime outcomes for students with disabilities. This issue also includes a glimpse at how the School’s Transformative Justice in Education Center is bringing restorative justice to the classroom, the interwoven story of two couples supporting students through their philanthropy, a conversation with two first-generation PhD students and other School news.
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This Fall, the School of Education welcomes 14 new EdD students, 15 new PhD students and 158 new Teaching Credential students. We’re looking forward to a great 2018-19 academic year!
Thea and Art Mills Scholarship to Support Generations of Teachers to Come
“Nothing is more important than these two things—one is the arts, to give a sense of hope and expression, and the other is education, to help people find a way forward in cooperation with others,” said Thea Mills (Cred. ’68). Thea started her teaching career in 1967 as an intern teacher through the UC Davis Education Department.
Thea and her husband Art Mills were inspired to give to the School of Education after watching their daughter Saskia earn her credential and master’s degree from the School. They recently increased the amount of their scholarship and also bequeathed a gift to the School of Education with the intent to endow their scholarship through their estate. Read more about Thea and Art’s passion for giving.
School of Education Professors Awarded $2.5 Million Grants from James S. McDonnell Foundation
When it comes to engaging student dialogue, new teachers face a variety of challenges in the classroom. Now a group of UC Davis School of Education professors are looking to change that. Professor Steven Athanases and six colleagues—UC Davis School of Education Professors Lee Martin, Alexis Patterson, Danny Martinez, Jennifer Higgs and Megan Welsh, alongside a professor at Stanford University—have secured a $2.5 million grant from the McDonnell Foundation to head a project exploring how new teachers can more rapidly learn the skills needed to lead classroom discussions.
The School of Education welcomes Dean Lauren Lindstrom, who began her tenure on June 1. Dean Lindstrom addressed members of the School of Education community at a June reception, and spoke about her appreciation for the School’s accomplishments to date and vision for the School’s future.
The numbers are out for 2018, and the School of Education is ranked 36th out of 265 education schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report! This moves the School up 15 rankings from last year, and is our highest ranking to date. It’s a great affirmation of the commitment and hard work of our faculty, students, staff, board and supporters.