University of San Diego: Soles: Department of Learning and Teaching

Teacher Education - K-12 Education Active learning models provide vibrant and enriching programs for new and experienced teachers.

The Department of Learning and Teaching offers the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Teaching degrees, and coordinates with the College of Arts and Sciences to offer undergraduate students a program of study that prepares them for elementary, middle and high school, and special education credentials.

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08/31/2022

Welcome new University of San Diego: Soles: Department of Learning and Teaching students and welcome back to our continuing students. Wishing you happy and healthy Fall 2022 semester.

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Calling all USD Alumni Teachers!

You are invited to the following SOLES and USD Alumni Association partnership event: USD Alumni Teacher Appreciation Week Brunch and Ballgame on Sunday, May 1!

Kickoff Teacher Appreciation Week with your fellow USD alumni! You'll have a chance to connect with other alumni who are also teaching professionals, while enjoying brunch and a USD baseball game! Friends and family are welcome to join.

Schedule:
11 a.m. - Brunch at the Degheri Alumni Center
1 p.m. - USD Baseball vs. Santa Clara

Tickets:
$15 per person for brunch
$5 per game ticket

Learn more and RSVP: https://hubs.la/Q0174zbX0

2022 Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award - University of San Diego 03/15/2022

Congratulations to two of our very own: Reyes Quezada, ’83 (MEd), EdD – SOLES and Sarina Molina, ’10 (EdD) – SOLES!

2022 Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award - University of San Diego On a rare, rainy afternoon, inside the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the 2022 Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award ceremony kicked off on Tuesday in a room of people filled with hope and gratitude and an eye on the horizon.

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Seeking applicants for the 2022-2023 Johnson Fellows Program!

In collaboration with USD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) and the Department of Learning and Teaching, the Johnson Family Foundation is offering an opportunity for local educators in San Diego County who wish to deepen their understanding of best teaching practices for supporting students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms and to become leaders in their own school communities. Johnson Fellows will reflect on their teaching practices, learn how cultural and social contexts influence students’ achievement and behavior, and create support networks for colleagues. They will consider alternative and creative ways to teach and assess students and learn how to provide a more inclusive learning environment.

View more information on the Johnson Fellows Program: https://hubs.la/Q015d21L0

Apply to be a 2022-2023 Johnson Fellow by March 13: https://hubs.la/Q015cXbR0

03/02/2022
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Catalyzing Transformational Change in Higher Education and Philanthropy

Join us for a virtual Black History Month Spotlight Conversation with Dr. Joi Spencer and Pamela Gray Payton.

Date and Time: Monday, February 28, at 4:00 p.m. PT

Gather online at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 28, as we hear from Dr. Joi Spencer, Interim Dean & Professor at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, and Pamela Gray Payton, Vice President and Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer at The San Diego Foundation. They will come together in conversation about how they are approaching intersecting issues of racism and poverty to create new possibilities for bridging racial gaps in education and wealth, in order to bring about universal community prosperity.

Learn more and register: https://hubs.la/Q014lcxd0

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Kelli Hagan '20 (MEd) Named Teacher of the Year

Kelli Hagan '20 was recently named Teacher of the Year for Sherman Elementary! Kelli is an Education Specialist at Sherman, which is a San Diego Unified School District school. Kelli is a double alumna of USD, having received her BA in Communication Studies in 2012 and her Master's in Education in Curriculum and Teaching in 2020.

Congratulations to Kelli on her recent Teacher of the Year award announcement!

Kelli was nominated by a peer and five other staff members at Sherman Elementary. One of her peers said, "Kelli has a positive, can-do attitude. She goes above and beyond in supporting her students and making sure their learning and social emotional needs are met." After the vote and Kelli was announced the awardee, her school principal shared these thoughts about her in the staff bulletin, "Being a kind, collaborative colleague does not go unnoticed! Thank you for your continuous support of our students, for stepping up and stepping in when times are tough, and for doing it all with such a positive attitude!"

We are so proud of Kelli! What an honor for one of our recent graduates!

Read the full article: https://hubs.la/Q014jSB00

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In observance of Black History Month, Dennis Dumpson provides his insight on hearing the untold stories of Black folk. Dennis is a student in the PhD in Education for Social Justice program, and he is the founder of InvestBLK — a racial equity consultancy and philanthropy.

Why do you feel it's important to recognize Black History Month?
I think Black History Month, while too short to tell our stories, is a valuable asset to make room for expressing the indelible contributions of Black leaders, communities, and inventors that make our world what it is today.

What does Black History Month mean to you?
Black histories, currency, futures are so influential that a month does not have the room to truly share how valuable Black folk are in this country and globally. However, I am glad there’s a unifying period of time for us to tell our stories and uproot the often ahistorical and fictive tales of America that do not appropriately reverence Blackness. This month has value and I believe in a living breathing collective Black body whose nativity doesn’t begin in February.

Which historical Black figure is most inspiring to you and why?
I think there are so many to choose from, but I love stories too often untold — like that of Lucille Bridges. She is the mother of Ruby Bridges, the five year old Black girl who in 1960 was the first student to integrate a school in New Orleans in the face of racism, threats, and violence. Her mother’s contribution to get her in the school and to push for integration is often times not noted. As a Black woman, she was an activist, disruptor, and strategist for change and with the help of her husband and other Black families sparked one of the biggest Black movements. However, Norman Rockwell’s painting of Ruby shows her flanked between white officers as if she was being shepherded by them, when in actuality her mother was right there every step of the way. It’s a lesser known and/or talked about story, but her contributions are vivid.

What do you hope is accomplished during this month of celebration and recognition?
That we are able to celebrate and recognize with some peace. This is a hard place to live for a lot of folk and for Black folk the chances to celebrate Black joy and recognize more than our tribulations, but also our truth would be nice… and, of course, reparations for my people.

Read the full interview: https://hubs.la/Q014c9b70

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SOLES Celebrates Black History Month: Francois Portee '09 (MEd), Special Education

In observance of Black History Month, Francois Portee '09 shares his thoughts on voting and legislation as it affects equity in our country. Francois graduated from SOLES in 2009 with his Master's in Education in Special Education. He is a teacher with the San Diego Unified School District.

What are your pronouns?
He Him His

Why do you feel it's important to recognize Black History Month?
It is a part of the fabric of our society. African Americans have made large contributions to the country's make up and traditions.

What does Black History Month mean to you?
It's a reminder to look at myself and how far we have come after Jim Crow and basic civil rights legislations that attempt to equalize the playing field in our nation.

Which historical Black figure is most inspiring to you and why?
Thurgood Marshall not only helped African Americans, but he also helped uplift children with special needs in the case of Brown v. Board of Education 1954.

What do you hope is accomplished during this month of celebration and recognition?
I hope people recognize the power of voting and why it's important to our democracy and fairness for all. Democracy is a constant struggle and not easy.

You can read the full interview here: https://hubs.la/Q013WBv20

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Happy Lunar New Year!

The Lunar New Year is a holiday that is celebrated by many Asian countries, but not all. You may know the holiday as Chinese New Year, Vietnam's Tết Nguyên Đán, or South Korea's Seollal. About 1.5 billion people across the world will take part in Lunar New Year festivities.

The Lunar New Year lasts over several days. The celebration lasts for 15 days in China, Tết Nguyên Đán in Vietnam is a week long, and Seollal in South Korea takes place over three days.

This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Tiger. The tiger symbolizes bravery, patience, strength, and even hope.

The color red is associated with the Lunar New Year because in Chinese tradition, this color is considered good luck and is thought to ward off bad spirits.

Kung hei fat choi!
Chúc mừng năm mới!
Saehae bok mani badeuseyo!

Job Board - School of Leadership and Education Sciences - University of San Diego 10/26/2021

New Job Opportunity:

5th Grade Math and Science Teacher
Notre Dame Academy, San Diego

Job Board - School of Leadership and Education Sciences - University of San Diego • Teach math and science to two 5th grade classes in alignment with Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards• Provide in-class differentiation for students who need remediation or acceleration• Establish and maintain student control and discipline in the classroom, school pr...

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Welcome to University of San Diego: Soles: Department of Learning and Teaching! We are excited to welcome our students to campus for the 20/21 academic year.

07/09/2021
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In observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Dr. James Fabionar Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching shares his perspective on the importance of celebrating the Asian community.

Dr. Fabionar's full interview: https://hubs.la/H0N-5pm0

Why do you feel it's important to recognize AAPI Heritage Month?
As a q***r Filipino American, I recognize the importance of being "out" and claiming space in places where being outside the norm engenders misrepresentation, exploitation, self-hatred, and violence. The "forever foreigner" stereotype attached to Asian Americans is an old and persistent mechanism and symptom of white supremacy that reminds us that we are still largely seen as "other" in American and other western societies. This month reminds me to take pride in my heritage not simply as an individual act of celebration but as a commitment to solidarity within and across communities of color.

What do you hope is accomplished during the month of celebration and recognition?
My scholarship in education is grounded in ethnic studies, Asian American Studies, and Filipino American Studies. I am a steward of the history, cultural legacies, and political struggles of my ancestors and others on whose shoulders I stand. To work for a more just and humanizing world, we need to remember and reclaim our stories and celebrate our unique views of the world. Designating places and times devoted to understanding the experiences of colonized, enslaved, exploited, and displaced peoples and their descendants is a critical dimension of practicing self-determination, promoting empathy and compassion within and among groups, and healing the trauma of individuals, families, and communities that endure(d) forms of racial and ethnic violence.

What do you hope is accomplished during the month of celebration and recognition?
I'm not feeling particularly celebratory this year. My hope is that people commit to better understanding our experiences. At a recent talk I attended, Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (SFSU) shared this question by Professor Dylan Rodriguez (UCR): "What if anti-Asian violence is not reducible to hate, and is in fact a persistent, unexceptional presence in the long historical, Civilizational terror-making machine that is the United States?" If this is at all a surprising question to entertain, please investigate it.

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Congratulations to Hossna Sadat Ahadi for being awarded the 2021 Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC)! Hossna is a doctoral student in our PhD in Social Justice for Education program and a faculty member at Palomar College.

"Sadat Ahadi is a first-generation college graduate, who is also transnational, multicultural, and multilingual. Her colleagues describe her as an equity-minded leader and an advocate for social justice.

She leads professional development workshops at Palomar focused on racial equity, and has recently been instrumental in forming several campus groups to address systemic racism."

The full article: https://hubs.la/H0Nj2h20

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Thank you for joining us in celebrating a few of the excellent teachers in the community. We would also like to take a moment to thank all the outstanding teachers out there working to make a difference!

You can visit here to see all of today's highlights: https://hubs.la/H0MBxgR0

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Celebrating our Alumni Educators! Happy National Teacher Day!

Photos from University of San Diego: SOLES's post 05/04/2021

Just a few of the many fantastic teacher candidates in our program! Happy National Teacher Day!

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