March 2016 Newsletter


Public vs. Private Leadership: Henvy V
A Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

Join us on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for this one-time class open to all teachers interested in learning strategies to be used in secondary classrooms to address Shakespeare’s themes and language. Cost is $99 and capacity is limited to 25 participants. Register today!

Teacher Job Fair on April 9 for Credential Students and Alumni

The UC Davis Internship and Career Center and School of Education invite you to participate in the 2016 Teacher Job Fair on April 9th. This event is open ONLY to current UC Davis School of Education teaching credential students or teaching credential alumni. For information on time and location, please contact Maria Rochin at mrochin@ucdavis.edu.

Honoring Educators Awards Ceremony on May 17

Please join us as we recognize the contributions and dedication of our 2016 honorees and all educators and their advocates at this special ceremony. The ceremony and reception will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Buehler Alumni Center at UC Davis. Registration is required, and seating is limited.


Prof. Abedi Receives AERA Award 

We’re pleased to report that Dr. Jamal Abedi has been honored with the 2016 E.F. Lindquist Award, which honors a distinguished scholar’s outstanding research in the field of testing and measurement. The award is co-sponsored by the American Educational Research Association, which strives to advance knowledge about education, encourage scholarly inquiry, and promote the use of research to improve education. Congratulations, Dr. Abedi, on this very well-deserved honor!

Seeking Math Teachers to Participate in Formative Assessment Study

Attention 8th grade math teachers! Are you interested in seeing the impact of formative assessment in your classroom? Dr. Jamal Abedi and his research team are looking for participants! Teachers who volunteer will receive free professional development training and implement a 3-6 week intervention within their classrooms. For more information, please fill out this brief survey: bit.ly/1QOh9ty.

Open Position for Postdoctoral Researcher in Public Participation in Science Research

The School of Education has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher. This research project will focus on public participation in scientific research (PPSR) as a tool to promote science learning, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement for youth. This is an immediate opening with a preferred start date of March 2016, and the project will end on June 30, 2017. For more information, contact Dr. Heidi Ballard at hballard@ucdavis.edu or to apply, please submit a letter of interest to Kendra Iwamura at ktiwamura@ucdavis.edu.


Prof. Rodríguez: High Cost of School Dropouts to Yolo County

Recently Dr. Gloria Rodríguez, Associate Professor and Director of the
School’s CANDEL (EdD) program, spoke at the Yolo County Office of Education on the cost of dropouts to the county—and the impact on students who are unable to finish their education. Dr. Rodríguez’s presentation and following panel were covered in detail by Vida en el valle—read more here.


Alumna Clare Wiley Honored with Memorial

River City High School recently dedicated their science building in memory of late School of Education alumna Clare Wiley. The newly named Wiley Hall will be a lasting tribute to the enormous impact Clare had on the school’s students, faculty and science program before she lost her battle with leiomyosarcoma. Read more about Clare here.

Student’s Inspirational Message to Donors

Watch a special video thank you from scholarship recipient and current teaching credential student Jessica Cano-Sanchez. Jessica talks about her experiences as an English learner in school, and how that inspired her to become a teacher.

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