Fresno State is one of 33 sites hosting Better Together: California Teachers Summit—a free day of learning on July 31! Join an expected 20,000 teachers and teaching education students at sites throughout California to share innovative strategies, effective resources and concrete tools to implement the California Standards. Check out the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cateacherssummit.
The San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP) is a professional development organization for K-university teachers in any subject area. Serving teachers in the Central Valley since 1979, SJVWP offers workshops and a variety of programs to develop teacher expertise in writing instruction. Guided by the idea of “teachers teaching teachers,” SJVWP invests in teacher expertise through the Invitational Summer Institute (ISI). Each summer, a cadre of strong teachers are selected for a one month workshop during which they develop teaching demonstration lessons, study composition theory, and work on their own writing. This summer, 16 teachers have been chosen to be SJVWP Fellows. The ISI is just the beginning of a year-long process of studying and reflecting on their own teaching of writing. At the end of the year, the Fellows become SJVWP Teacher Leaders who advocate for best practices in the teaching of writing at their school sites and districts. SJVWP Teacher Leaders also are involved in the Yosemite Conference, the Fresno Area Council of Teachers of English leadership, and in the Instructional Leadership Corps. Posted June 4, 2015
Felicity Troupe has just been re-installed as the Kremen School's ASI Senator! She is a senior entering the multiple subject credential program in the fall.
"I'm excited to go back," Troupe says. "I have some goals, and I know how to carry them out. I think it'll be a really productive year." One of those goals includes throwing a welcome week for Liberal Studies students. Posted June 1, 2015
Fresno State Mini Corps students, Marina Nuño and Daniel Robles were selected to participate in The University of Pennsylvania's Minority Serving Institution’s (MSI) weekend. Each year UPenn invites students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, and Asian American & Pacific Islander Serving Institutions to nominate two of their best college juniors who might be interested in the field of education (K-12 or higher education) to join them at Penn for a weekend dedicated to learning about graduate school. This will be the 11th year of the program.
Students get a chance to learn about Penn and graduate school, meet current students, meet faculty, participate in classes, and enjoy the city of Philadelphia. The Mini Corps program was recently awarded a building capacity grant by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. Drs. Cathy Yun, Lisa Bennett and Laura Alamillo in the Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education department are principal investigators with Lilly Lomeli and Jose Mejia. The grant will assist on strengthening the Mini Corps program in the area of Common Core and CSET training. Mini Corps was recognized by UPenn as an exemplary program in the field of teacher education.