Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates
We were delighted to celebrate commencement in person with students and families on June 8 at the Mondavi Center for the Arts. “We’re proud of each and every one of you,” Dean Lauren Lindstrom said in her address to students, “and we’re grateful that you have joined us on our path to change the world through the promise of education.”
Jennifer Higgs Awarded 2022 NAEd Postdoc Fellowship
Prof. Jennifer Higgs was named a 2022 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow and will join a prestigious 25-scholar fellow class. The award includes funding to pursue her research project “Computing Education for the People: Broadening Participation through Sociotechnical Awareness in Secondary English Language Arts and Civics Classrooms.”
Teacher Education Leadership Updates
Prof. Alexis Patterson Williams has been appointed to serve as chair-elect for teacher education. She’ll begin her term as program chair in July 2023 and will work closely with program faculty and interim co-chairs until then.
Prof. Margarita Jimenez-Silva will complete her appointment as chair of teacher education effective June 30, 2022. Profs. Cindy Passmore and Cary Trexler will serve as interim co-chairs of teacher education for the 2022-23 academic year.
Heidi Ballard Keynote Speaker at International Citizen Science Conference
On April 25, 2022, Prof. Heidi Ballard gave the opening keynote address at the Engaging Citizen Science Conference at Aarhus University in Denmark, where she presented her talk “Engagement and Learning Through Community and Citizen Science: Why, How and the Evidence of Outcomes.”
In the address, Prof. Ballard positions the strengths in and opportunities of citizen science within the multiple pandemics of COVID-19, misinformation and social injustice.
CAP-Ed Meet with Bavarian State Parliament
The Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) hosted a delegation of members of Bavarian State Parliament from Germany last month. They met to discuss CAP-Ed’s Superintendents Collaborative Network and education reform in California, and to lay the groundwork for potential future partnerships and research. Chancellor Gary May also joined the discussion.
University of Johannesburg Visitors
Prof. Maximus Sefotho and Prof. Anthony Brown of the University of Johannesburg visited Dean Lauren Lindstrom and the School of Education last month. During their visit, they met with colleagues in the School of Education, Global Affairs and the MIND Institute in preparation for opening their new research center and lab school for children with neurodevelopmental learning needs.
Orlando Carreón Receives Two Awards
Dr. Carreón was also awarded the Education Graduate Student Association (EdGSA) Award at our 2022 commencement ceremony.
Kevin Gee Recognized by APASA
Prof. Kevin Gee received the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award from the UC Davis chapter of the Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA).
Each year, APASA pays recognition to staff and faculty members for their contributions to their communities on campus.
Along with serving as a member of faculty at the School, Prof. Gee is a research affiliate at the Center for Poverty & Inequality Research.
COVID-19’s Impact on Education Webinar Available
How has COVID-19 changed K-12 education? School of Education experts Prof. Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Dean Lauren Lindstrom and Director of Research and Partnerships/ Executive Director of REEd Carlas McCauley met for an hour-long virtual discussion last month to share insights and research on new developments in educational policy and teacher education, among other topics.
CANDEL Alum Presents on Retention of Black Students
On June 1, 2022, Ebony Lewis, EdD ’21, presented “Why Black Students Say No to UC Davis,” for the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, sharing key findings and recommendations from her 2021 study that explored why African American first year students admitted to the University of California Davis declined their offer of admission. Dr. Lewis is the UC Davis Director of DEI Special Projects.
Graduate Group in Education Monday Seminar Series
- Prof. Maximus Sefotho, “The Philosophy of Botho/Ubunto in Research”
- Prof. Darnel Degand, “Advanced Illustration Ability Not Required: Undergraduate Students’ Experiences with Comics Essays in an Education”
Show Off with School of Education Gear
Looking for a way to show off your School of Education pride? You’ll find shirts of all styles, as well as mugs, hats and more with the School of Education logo at the online UC Davis Store. Proceeds from all store sales benefit UC Davis Athletics.
Prof. Steven Athanases and PhD candidates Sergio L. Sanchez, Julia G. Houk and Ofir Cahalan co-authored “Drama Integration Across Subjects, Grades, and Learners: Insights from New Teachers as Inquiring Reflective Practitioners,” published in Arts Education Policy Review.
PhD students María Belen Buttiler and Ciara Thomas Murphy and Prof. Yuuko Uchikoshi co-authored the conference paper “Cognitive and Linguistic Factors in Reading Comprehension: Monolingual and Bilingual Children,” presented at AERA 2022.
Prof. Kevin Gee co-authored “109 Flavored Tobacco Sales Restrictions and E-cigarette Use Among High School Students in California,” published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
Prof. Danny C. Martinez co-authored the article “Learning in Dialogue with Latinx Children of Immigrants: Reflections on the Co-emergence of Collaborative Linguistic Inquiry and Critical Pedagogical Praxis” in SAGE Journals.
Prof. Heather Rose authored the article “School District Revenue and Student Poverty in California: A Decade through the Great Recession and School Finance Reform,” published in the Journal of Education Finance.
Prof. Alexis Patterson Williams co-authored “Utilizing Theory to Elucidate the Work of Creating Equity for Transformation Within the Science Classroom” in the journal Science Education.