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Education Week Set For March 21-25

Published: March 15, 2016

With one of the highlights being a March 21 screening of the feature-length documentary “Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War,” the College of Education (CED) will hold its annual Education Week Monday through Friday, March 21-25, in a coordinated effort to heighten awareness of college’s various programs and give students opportunities to explore programs and careers.

In addition to the Freedom Writers documentary, other highlights of the week include Hocus Focus with Kevin Spencer on March 22, which discusses the benefits of arts integration in the learning process of children; a March 22 workshop on healthy relationships and intimate partner abuse; and “Black Lives Matter in the Classroom,” a panel discussion on March 24 to bring awareness to students’ experiences and the possibilities for shared understanding.

Each day there will be workshops, student association meetings and information sessions related to all programs in CED.

A schedule of daily events includes:

Monday, March 21
• 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Information booth, where individuals have an opportunity to speak with an advisor and learn more about programs. Location: central quad area lawn by lecture halls (LH) 150-151.

• 3-4 p.m. — Pizza with the Dean, an open forum for students to meet with CED Dean Marquita Grenot-Scheyer. Location: CED’s Bob and Barbara Ellis Education (EED) building lobby.

• 6:30-9 p.m. — Screening of the feature-length documentary “Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War” about CSULB alumna Erin Gruwell and her students, the Freedom Writers. A Q&A session will follow the screening. Tickets are free but require a reservation. Reserve event tickets here. Location: Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

Tuesday, March 22
• 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Information booth, where individuals have an opportunity to speak with an advisor and learn more about programs. Location: central quad area lawn by lecture halls (LH) 150-151.

• 3:30-5:30 p.m. — Hocus Focus with artist Kevin Spencer, a project combining education and imagination to help children improve their abilities in planning, sequencing, organizing tasks and movements, fine motor skills, gross motor function/coordination, communication, concentration, social behaviors and more. Location: Anatol Center, Academic Services (AS)/Room119.

• 4-5 p.m. — Resume Writing for Education Majors, a workshop to help develop a professional resume that can uniquely describe career objectives, skills, education and experience. Specifically geared toward students and alumni interested in a career in education. Location: Brotman Hall (BH)/Room 250.

• 6-7:30 p.m. — Healthy Relationships and Intimate Partner Abuse, a workshop discussing resources available for professionals in educational settings and how to reduce sexual harassment, adolescent abuse and bullying behavior. Contact Lindsay Sterk in the Graduate Studies office to reserve space for your class. Location: Anatol Center, Academic Services (AS)/Room 119.

Wednesday, March 23
• 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Information booth, where individuals have an opportunity to speak with an advisor and learn more about programs. Location: Brotman Hall.

• 8:30-10 a.m. — Campus Advisor Information Session, where CSULB advisors are invited to learn more about the College of Education bachelor’s and master’s degrees, initial and advanced credentials, and doctoral program. Location: Anatol Center, Academic Services (AS)/Room 119. Contact Karie MacDonald in the Teacher Preparation Advising Center for more information. RSVP required.

• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — COESA Spring Mixer: “COE-Chella”, where CED students are invited to explore all the different resources and programs available to them. Location: central quad.

• 2-3 p.m. — Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) Meet and Greet, where individuals can learn about the UDCP and meet current candidates to ask questions. The UDCP program is a two-year program where candidates are doing clinical practice (fieldwork) their first year, student teaching during the second year, and completing the required coursework for both elementary and special education teaching. Location: Liberal Arts 1 (LA1) building/Room 310.

• 4-5 p.m. — Educational Leadership Doctorate information session. Location: Academic Services (AS)/Room 235.

• 2-8 p.m. — Open Class, Open House, where individuals can spend an hour in a liberal studies, teaching credential or graduate class. For more information, contact CED Associate Dean Cynthia Grutzik.

Thursday, March 24
• 3-3:30 p.m. — Credential Center Added Authorization Workshop, a workshop for anyone pursuing a Multiple or Single Subject Credential and is interested in adding additional subjects onto to their credential. Location: CED’s Bob and Barbara Ellis Education (EED) building/Room 42.

• 3-4 p.m. — UTEACH Meet and Greet, where indiviuals can learn about the SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Urban Teacher Academy in a Clinical Home (UTEACH) Pathway in the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Location: Academic Services (AS)/Room 233.

• 3:30-5 p.m. — Be a Teacher! Advisors from teacher preparation programs explain pathways to teaching and answer questions. Location: Academic Services (AS)/Room 240.

• 4-5 p.m. — Prepare for the Education Job Fair, a workshop that addresses how to approach employers with confidence and make a stellar first impression, what to wear, what to bring with you, what questions to ask and much more. Location: Brotman Hall (BH)/Room 250.

• 6-7 p.m. — Coffee Break hosted by the College of Education Graduation Student Association for graduate and advanced credential students in the CED. Location: Academic Services (AS)/Room 239.

• 7-9 p.m. — Black Lives Matter in the Classroom, where panelists will discuss past and current issues regarding ethnicity that impact K-12 students as well as their experience teaching in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement. Ethnic studies K-12 programs, Black educational excellence, and access to quality schooling will also be discussed. Location: Liberal Arts (LA) building 4/Room108.

Friday, March 25
• 9:30-10:20 a.m. – Be a Compelling Applicant: Principals Panel, where individuals can learn how to gain an edge when applying to jobs in education. Hear principal testimonials and tips to stand out from the competition. Location: University Student Union (USU)/Room 303.

• 12-4 p.m. — Education Job Fair and Workshops, where individuals can meet face-to-face with district and school personnel looking to hire. Location: University Student Union (USU).

• 3:30-4:45 p.m. — Graduate Programs Information Session, where individuals can learn more about the CED master’s programs. Location: Meet in CED’s Bob and Barbara Ellis Education (EED) building lobby.

For the most updated information and/or to RSVP to events, visit the Education Week website.

–Shayne Schroeder