Center X News

Annamarie Francois Appointed Associate Dean of Public Engagement

Our former Center X executive director, Dr. Annamarie Francois, has been appointed as Associate Dean of Public Engagement. In this role, she will develop opportunities for collaboration within the School of Ed&IS, as well as become the public-facing representative of Ed&IS for engagement at the local, state, and national levels.

Navigating nuance is key to improving computer science education

Julie Flapan, Director of the Computer Science Equity Project, advocates for computer science learning opportunities that feature a nuanced approach which examines the ethical implications on society and includes integration into other subjects in this commentary.

Discussion: Equity in Math Classrooms

Dr. Rita Suh of the Culture & Equity Project talks to Dr. Pamela Seda and Dr. Kyndall Brown, authors of the book “Choosing to See: A Framework for Equity in the Math Classroom.”

Becoming Who You Need to Be in Your Work

With the end of June here, you may be well into your much deserved break. And maybe you are taking time to continue to reflect upon how our work as educators, especially at this time, is being impacted.

Fostering Equity Through Reflexivity

“That’s weird. Stop speaking in Korean.” Growing up in Southern California, these were the words that made me internalize the idea that my Korean culture was not welcomed at our majority White, suburban, public middle school. I implicitly accepted the fact that in order to belong, I needed to ‘assimilate’ to the dominant English-speaking White culture and leave my cultural identity at home.

10 Years of IMPACT Teacher Residency Program – XChange Issue

We are thrilled to launch the Spring 2022 issue of XCHANGE, 10 Years of IMPACT: Inspiring Minds through a Professional Alliance of Community Teachers. In this issue you will find engaging stories, artifacts and research that bring to life the work and promise of teacher residencies. 

A Reflection of Our Minds

Reflecting on another school year ending, and another year of living through and with Covid, and the continued racist violence and injustice, it seems there might be a lot in the world to keep us focused on what is not working…

Power On! Book Cover

Computer Science Researchers Publish Graphic Novel, “Power On!”

UCLA Center X researchers Jean Ryoo and Jane Margolis along with artist Charis JB, have teamed up to produce “Power On!” a groundbreaking graphic novel that shines a bright and innovative light on the issues of representation and participation in computer science and technology.

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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.