Assistant Professor Analena Hope Hassberg from the Department of Ethnic & Women's Studies discusses the concept of food justice and how it applies to this part of the state. She also describes the impact of the service-learning course she teaches that gives students hands-on experience with local community-based organizations.
Assistant Professor David Neumann from the Department of Education discusses the surprising complications of California textbook committees, which aim to review and update social studies textbooks for public school students. He also shares his research on American religious history.
Assistant Professor Charles Sepulveda from the Department of Ethnic and Women's Studies discusses his courses concerning Native American cultures and the controversial history of missions in Southern California.
Assistant Professor Eric Haas from the Department of Education shares various insights from his book, "Dumb Ideas Won’t Create Smart Kids." He also discusses the uniqueness of the doctoral program in CEIS.
Professor Giselle Navarro-Cruz from the Department of Education discusses her studies of student-parents and the obstacles that they face in balancing their education and raising their children. She also provides an overview of her journey toward becoming an early childhood studies educator.
Professor Aubrey Fine presents arguments for effectively integrating animals into classroom settings to help students learn. He also recounts his own journey to becoming an expert on human-animal interaction and animal assisted therapy.
Professor Joanne Van Boxtel from the Department of Education provides an overview of current trends in the special education field and presents information about a new undergraduate program in CEIS called the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP). ITEP offers a combined bachelor’s degree and credential program for students desiring an education specialist credential. Students can graduate with their degree and teaching credential in only four years.
Professor Dennis Quinn discusses Cal Poly Pomona’s unique Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program. Within IGE, students are exposed to different ways of thinking and complete their general education requirements in courses that minimize lecture and emphasize group projects and creativity.
Professor Nancy Hurlbut from the Department of Education gives an overview of the Early Childhood Studies program in CEIS and summarizes how children’s early development can maximize their growth and potential.
Professor Richard Navarro from the Department of Education discusses a project he led to promote economic recovery in El Salvador by combating the country’s greatest barriers including shortage of investments in innovation and research, and the lack of skilled workers. He said many of the challenges that El Salvador faces are issues that higher education and private sector are struggling to address around the world, including in our own country.
Professor Doreen Gehry Nelson and second grade teacher Daphne Chase share classroom success stories about the innovative teaching strategies of Design Based Learning. The program has reportedly ignited students’ creativity in learning and assisted them with meeting California State Standards.
Professor Sandy Dixon from the Department of Ethnic & Women’s Studies discusses the portrayal of Native Americans and their cultures in society. She also shares what can be done to increase the knowledge and understanding of Native cultures.
Professor Christina Chavez-Reyes from the Department of Liberal Studies discusses her book, based on her family,“Five Generations of a Mexican American Family in Los Angeles.” She discusses the personal challenges she had to face in her own schools and how California has evolved in providing education for Latino children.