On March 11, 2015, Ken Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington, was the featured speaker in the Distinguished Educational Thinkers and Critical Consciousness Speaker Series at UC Davis. In this talk, Zeichner examines the current landscape of teacher education in the U.S. and presents a proposal for improving its quality. The talk was presented by the UC Davis School of Education, the Graduate Group in Education, and the Social Justice Education Coalition.
Gifts to the School’s Annual Fund help students like Destiny Ramos realize their dreams to teach. Make a gift today.
For the young Destiny Ramos (BA 2014), school was not always a source of joy. Growing up in Fairfield, Calif., Ramos received little encouragement from teachers and struggled academically. Then she entered fourth grade, and everything changed. “My fourth grade teacher made me feel like I was not a problem,” she said. “When I became successful as a student, I knew I wanted to be a teacher.”
Thanks to an Annual Fund scholarship, Ramos is now able to pursue her dream. Because her path to teaching was not straight, she is grateful for the financial and moral support that gifts to the Annual Fund provide to aspiring educators like her. Read more about Destiny journey.
In January 2015, Cynthia Carter Ching, presented lessons learned about her research into the use of gaming to impact youth health at a two-day Cyberlearning Summit sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Watch this presentation by Cynthia Carter Ching recorded on October 14, 2013 at a colloquium sponsored by Cognition & Development and SESAME programs at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education.
In the presentation titled “Games, Learning, Health and Socio-Politics: Lessons Learned from Exploratory Research on Fitness Gaming with Underserved Youth,” Ching outlines findings from the first year of her NSF-funded cyberlearning grant.
Distinguished Educational Thinkers and the Critical Consciousness Speaker Series
On January 22, 2015, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was the featured speaker in the Distinguished Educational Thinkers and Critical Consciousness Speaker Series at UC Davis. The series is presented by the UC Davis School of Education and the Graduate Group in Education, along with the Social Justice Education Coalition, the Office of Graduate Studies, and the Office of Campus Community Relations.
On October 28, 2104, Peggy G. Carr, Acting Commissioner of the National Center for Educational Statistics for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences, and U.S. Department of Education, was the featured speaker in the Distinguished Educational Thinkers Speaker Series at UC Davis. The series is presented by the UC Davis School of Education, the Graduate Group in Education, and the School of Education Alumni Annual Fund.
Critical Race Theorist Daniel G. Solórzano visited UC Davis on May 7th to give his talk “Using the Tools of Critical Race Theory and Racial Microaggressions to Examine Everyday Racism” as part of the Distinguished Educational Thinkers and the Critical Consciousness Speaker Series.
Dr. Solorzano’s talk examined racial microaggresions and engaged the audience in a dialogue about improving the learning environment for the increasingly diverse community.
Noel Enyedy, Associate Professor in the UCLA Urban Schooling Division of GSE&IS and Director of Research at the UCLA Lab School, gave a talk at the UC Davis School of Education as part of the Distinguished Educational Thinker Speaker Series.
His talk, “Play, Scientific Modeling, and Digital Technologies: A Case Study of Learning Physics Through Pretend Play,” focused on the use of augmented reality technology and pretend play in early education to capitalize on young children’s developmental strengths and capabilities.
Lynn Romano (Credential ’12, MA ’13) spent part of her youth in foster care. Now she is a teacher in Milpitas, Calif., thanks in part to a Guardian Teacher Scholarship she received from the UC Davis School of Education to help her earn a teaching credential and master’s degree. Hear more from Lynn about her life, the unique perspective she brings to teaching, and how the Guardian Teacher Scholarship helped her realize her dream.
School of Education Alumna Behnaaz Ferozepurwalla (Credential ‘13) is featured in this short video. She talks about how gifts to the UC Davis School of Education Annual Fund helped provide her with a scholarship to complete her teaching credential. School of Education Alumni Council Chair Sandi Redenbach (Credential ‘73) also speaks briefly about why she supports scholarships.