Our Teacher Education Program faculty, researchers, alumni, and students share their work to document and advance Project-Based Learning projects that help make students’ energy, intelligence, and empathy visible in this new issue of XChange.
UCLA Reading Expert Shervaughnna Anderson-Byrd to Lead California Reading and Literature Project
Shervaughnna Anderson-Byrd, previously the regional director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA Center X, has been named Executive Director of the California Reading and Literature Project, effective June 1, 2023.
Cindy Mata, new UC Irvine History Project Site Director
Cindy Mata, previously the Associate Director of the UCLA History-Geography Project, has been named as the new Site Director at the UC Irvine History Project.
A Conversation with Dr. Jean Kim on her Asian American Racial Identity Development Theory
To kick off the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Dr. Jean Kim discusses her Asian American Identity Development Model. She discusses how Asian Americans are racialized differently than other racial groups and how these shared experiences influence our racial identity development.
Improving access to computer science can help students catch up after the pandemic
Julie Flapan, Director of the Computer Science Equity Project, argues that providing access to computer science in all high schools will help our students catch up while moving ahead.
The Co-Benefits of Urban Green Spaces Video
The benefits of urban green spaces are explored in this video featuring the educators and students at Esperanza Elementary School, along with climate researchers and activists.
Nancy Parachini and Tonikiaa Orange: New Roles for PLI Leadership
After leading the Principal Leadership Institute for 16 years, Dr. Nancy Parachini has been named as the inaugural executive director of School Leadership Projects and International Partnerships. Dr. Tonikiaa Orange will take the helm as director of the Principal Leadership Institute.
Design-Based Learning Unwrapped: SXSW EDU Keynote with Doreen Gehry Nelson & Frank Gehry
Build Our Future keynote talk with Frank Gehry & Doreen Gehry Nelson
Discussion: Transforming U.S. Educational Exchange Programs: The Need for Representation and Inclusion
Dr. Rita Suh of the Culture & Equity Project talks to Dr. Jill M. Humphries about the need for representation and inclusion in U.S. Educational Exchange Programs.
Liminal Space in Coaching
“How do you actually begin a coaching conversation?” It’s a question that has been asked in coaching trainings and professional learning groups more recently, or maybe it’s one I have heard a bit differently today.
Center X Researchers Receive AACTE’s 2023 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article Award
Emma Hipolito, director of the UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) and Darlene Lee, TEP faculty advisor, have been honored with the 2023 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article Award, for their co-authored examination of “Toward a Healthy Racial Climate: Systemically Centering the Well-being of Teacher Candidates of Color.”
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We are excited about the publication of Preparing and Sustaining Social Justice Educators edited by our former executive director, Annamarie Francois, along with UCLA Center for Community Schooling director Karen Hunter Quartz.