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Charter College of Education California State University, Los Angeles (323) 343-4300 Cover:

Dr. Martin Brodwin participating in the CCOE Honors Convocation & Day of the Educator.

by Emilio Flores

Dean Cheryl Ney Dean of the Charter College of Education

Dean’s Message Warm Wishes For Spring 2019! As you read this, you are probably reflecting on the good things fall semester brought us and preparing for another successful semester. It is my sincere wish for you that your winter break was filled with many good things–opportunities to refresh yourself, and meaningful time spent with family and friends. As we begin the year, I hope you are looking forward to spring semester and the opportunities to grow professionally and continue to make an impact by connecting and working with others in the CCOE, across campus, and out in our local communities where fieldwork and service happen. As I reflect on this fall, the college took an important step to posthumously honor a distinguished alumni and history maker, Mr. Sal Castro. After receiving his training as an educator, in the early 60s, in the College of Education at LA State College (which today is the CCOE at Cal State LA), he found himself teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). In 1968, he, along with the youth leaders with whom he worked, led walkouts from five area high schools by Chicanx students and supporters (about 25,000 strong) to call attention to the discrimination and poor schooling they were experiencing. This changed the course of history. One result to his impact was that more and more Chicanx students went to college and then entered professions to make their personal contributions. And now we have the opportunity to extend Mr. Castro’s legacy long into the future with the upcoming launch of the Sal Castro Urban Teacher Leader Academy to be held at Cal State LA this upcoming summer. Whatever your role or aspiration is for education, your engagement with us and your success is important to us! Let us together commit in the new year to boldly rise to the challenges and opportunities in meeting the needs of the children, youth, and families of East Los Angeles! I hope you have a richly rewarding spring semester!

Warmly, Dean Cheryl L. Ney




Los Angeles Unified Applauds 2018-19 ‘Teachers of the Year’ LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2019) – Los Angeles Unified today recognized 22 inspiring educators as Teachers of the Year for 2019-20, honoring them for their expertise, success, creativity and devotion to their students and the teaching profession. The honorees include teachers in elementary, secondary and adult schools, special- education programs, affiliated charters and magnets. The winners were honored at a luncheon in September, hosted by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Five of the teachers have been selected to compete for the Los Angeles County title. Superintendent Austin Beutner said, “Congratulations to these heroes who excel at the art and science of teaching our students.” Two of those teachers, Maria Alcaraz and Anna Gaitor are both CCOE graduates. Maria has a Masters in Urban Curriculum and Planning from the CCOE and Anna completed her Multiple Subject Credential and Language Development Specialist Credential here. Full Story



Education Deans for Justice an Convene at Ohio State



nd Equity e Forty- seven members of the national Education Deans for Justice and Equity network met at Ohio State the week of June 17, convened by Don Pope -Davis, dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology. This program, with more than 200 members, provides a venue for deans and other leaders in their colleges and schools to support each other in advancing equity and justice in their college of education. CCOE Dean Cheryl Ney, Drs. Kimberly Persiani, ADee Williams, and Chuck Flores were among the attendees. Read the full story.



by Emilio Flores

Dr. Bush Named as New Chair of Pan-African Studies N

ana Lawson Bush, V, Ph.D. has been named Chair of Pan- African Studies in the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Cal State LA . Dr. Bush is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Administration in the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education and has also taught courses in the Pan- African Studies Department for many years. Last year, Dr. Bush was one of six Cal State LA faculty members who were recognized for excellence in teaching and outstanding achievements during the 2018 Fall Convocation.



In addition to his book , Can Black Mothers Raise Our Sons? and recently the released book/workbook co authored with his brother, Dr. Edward Bush, and others, The Plan: A Guide for Women Raising African American Boys from Conception to College and The Plan Workbook , he has published over 30 articles addressing African American educational history, African- centered education, school desegregation, and Black male schooling and developmental issues. We wish Dr. Bush the very best and will look forward to future collaborations between the PanAfrican Studies Department and the CCOE .



Snow in Brazil

Dr. Snow Gives Keynote in Brazil


r. Ann Snow, Chair of the Charter College of Education’s Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education, recently spoke at The Multidimensional Bilingual Education International Conference, in Maceio, Brazil. She gave the opening plenary on “ The Evolving Architecture of Contentbased Instruction” and a workshop on academic vocabulary development to English teachers from across Brazil.





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Got GIF? By Alexiss Palarea

The CCOE recently came out with GIF’s. GIF’s are moving pictures. The acronym stands for graphic interchange format. We would like to thank Shane Ysais for creating them, as well as Cal State LA’s newly created Giphy account for hosting them to share on Instagram.




Annual Distinguished Educators Award Dinner Friday, November 22, 2019



On Friday, November 22nd, the Charter College of Education welcomed 450 guests for a milestone celebration that honored the achievements of distinguished educators. This year’s honorees were Dr. Hattie Mitchell, Mr. Edward James Olmos, and Mr. Sal Castro, who received our first-ever posthumous award. We are so honored to have been able to recognize their achievements in education and community service. Guests enjoyed a lively silent auction reception and a captivating dinner program alongside friends, educators, counselors and leaders from throughout the region. The funds raised, will be used to support CCOE student scholarships and provide professional development funds for faculty and staff. We are thrilled that the proceeds will also help support the inaugural Sal Castro Academy for Urban Teacher Leaders in summer 2020. We are grateful for all of the sponsors, attendees, friends and supporters who joined together to make the night such a great success!



Celebrating Marty Brodwin



Retirement is a Forbidden Word By Dr. Frances Siu | Cal State LA Charter College of Education, Communications


r. Martin George Brodwin, a President’s Distinguished Professor and a Professor Emeritus from the Rehabilitation Counseling Program in the Division of Special Education and Counseling in the CCOE, has been a caring educator to students, a thoughtful mentor to early career faculty and many alumni and a generous philanthropist. During his 31-years of service, Dr. Brodwin is one of CCOE’s most award-winning faculty members. In 2004, Dr. Brodwin was awarded the California State University system-wide Wang Family Excellence Award. That designation points to his exemplary dedication, contributions, and academic achievement in teaching, and his extraordinary commitment to students, the university, and the Cal State University system. Dr. Brodwin is a scholar-teacher. His love for publishing is well-known among his circle of friends, students, and colleagues. The five editions of his “Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disability” textbook are significant contributions to the rehabilitation field and a significant achievement in his academic career. He also has a love of teaching scholarly writing and has groomed future manuscript authors all while bringing laughter and joy to his students and colleagues. As a philanthropist, Dr. Brodwin has provided generous support for students in the Rehabilitation programs. He started developing the Brodwin Family Scholarship through paycheck deductions early in his career. In addition to 50 scholarships that the Brodwin Family Scholarship fund has provided, he has also given multiple anonymous donations to DACA students, and has contributed liberally to Rehabilitation Counseling Association community service projects. In addition to all of his contributions, a $1,000 Brodwin Family Emeriti Scholarship will be awarded to a rehabilitation education student on an annual-basis beginning September 2019. “Retirement” has been the forbidden word around Dr. Brodwin because he is not done! The conclusion of his full-time appointment is not the end of his contributions to the Charter College of Education at Cal State LA, and we want to honor him by carrying on his legacy of empowerment through education and humanity!



CCOE Celebrates Marty’s Second Act By Dr. Martin Brodwin | Cal State LA Charter College of Education, Communications


have enjoyed teaching at the Charter College of Education at Cal State, LA so much that I don’t feel as if I am retiring. Our students are the best to work with and support. Serving at this university over these 31 years, feels like, in Maslow’s terms, reaching “self-actualization.” It continues to be my vision that we help students achieve their goals and aspirations on their way to becoming self-actualized. My immediate plans include continued teaching part-time. Fall semester 2019, I am teaching the upper division required writing course for undergraduate rehabilitation services majors. This course prepares them for their other courses, as well as careers within their chosen profession. In the Spring, I plan on teaching the same course. Outside of the classroom, one of my unmet goals is to study conversational Spanish. I plan to do this beginning in 2020. I also look forward to the completion of the fifth edition of our medical aspects of disability book, which has been a nearly two-year project. Currently, I am working on other publications with students, faculty, and alumni. Co-publishing with others has always brought me satisfaction and pleasure. And while I will miss faculty interaction in meetings, I plan on continuing service on the President’s Committee on Disability, chaired by Gonzalo Centeno. I thank all who made my surprise retirement party an overwhelming success. Seeing 200 people in attendance pleased me beyond what I could have ever imagined. To all in the CCOE at Cal State LA, I wish you distinguished careers going forward and continuing success. In my opinion, this is the university for Los Angeles, serving the community and beyond.





Rehab Celebrate

At a surprise celebration on June 14, 2019, the students, friends, current and former colleag University Student Union, there was great fun and fond memories as those gath



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gues of Martin Brodwin dressed for the 1970s themed of surprise retirement party. Held at the hered thanked Brodwin for all that he has done. See pictures of the celebration!



Success Stories Raul Meneses Samperio

Raul Meneses Samperio – Student Success


aul Meneses Samperio is a CCOE alum and the recipient of the prestigious Eugene Cota-Robles fellowship which provides 5 years of funding for the Ph.D program in Education at the University of California at Santa Cruz for which he was recently accepted. His research interests focus on issues of equity, social justice, and diversity in education. Raul is an UndocuQueer scholar that immigrated to the United States at a very young age. He attended Burbank Unified School District schools and was accepted to Cal State Los Angeles with honors at entrance. Like many other students that identity as Undocumented and Queer, Raul had many challenges as an undergraduate. Because of these financial, emotional, and professional challenges, Raul took over 15 years to obtain a B.A. in History with an emphasis in teaching. In 2018 Raul obtained an M.A. in Education from California State University, Los Angeles and in 2019 he obtained his single subject credential in social science. Raul is leaving his role as an educator for the Los Angeles Unified School District to pursue his Ph.D.



Ai-Khanh Nguyen – Student Success Story Ai-Khanh Nguyen is a CCOE alum and former lecturer for the Master’s in Education, option in Educational Foundations program. Ai-Khanh has recently been admitted to the Ph.D. program in Learning Sciences and Human Development at Washington University. She has also received funding to work as a graduate research assistant on programs that connect the university to local schools and community-based education. She describes that her own involvement in community-based programs afforded her a deeper understanding of the needs and resources within families and communities and because of this believes in connecting formal and informal learning spaces and providing holistic supports in communities.

Back Pack Drive The CCOE’s Rehabilitation Counseling Association (RCA) has celebrated its 9th Annual Back-to-School Project. The students put together the back-to-school packs and organize an event for under privileged students, providing children with breakfast and lunch, a campus tour, and talks by motivational speakers. This year they collected 116 back packs–which were donated to RCA–and stuffed them with donated books as well as hygiene products and socks that were purchased by the student association.



Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients The Cal State LA Alumni Association recently announced this year’s Alumni Scholarship recipients, which include three students from the Charter College of Education. Each student will receive a $1,000 for their outstanding achievements.

Alumni Association Scholarship

2019-2020 Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients Alumni Association Scholarship Ethan Cohn, Counseling Lynne Greenup, Counseling Marjorie Morrison Mitchell Scholarship Sayeh Naraghi, Urban Learning

Ethan Cohn is currently in his second year of the Charter College of Education at

Cal State LA Marriage and Family Therapy/School Based Family Counseling Program. He has been a volunteer crisis counselor at The Suicide Prevention Line for the last 3 years. Currently, Ethan is a counselor at Cal State LA’s Early Entrance Program. After years in the entertainment industry, he is excited to have the backing of the Alumni Association as he makes a career transition into the mental health field.

Lynne Greenup

is a Charter College of Education (CCOE) graduate student currently working on a Master of Science in Counseling, School Psychology. Lynne received her BA in Psychology from UCLA, and her Multiple Subject and LH Credentials at the CCOE. While raising a family, Lynne focussed on early education, teaching preschool, and actively volunteering in her community. Now an empty nester, Lynne is challenged and motivated to see this dream come to fruition, maintaining a 4.0 and accomplishing a lifelong dream to pursue a graduate degree. She teaches special education for LAUSD.

Marjorie Morrison Mitchell Scholarship

Sayeh Naraghi

has understood The value of education since she was very young. Immigration to the United States was a great starting point for her to expand her academic learning. Mentoring, tutoring, and helping students to improve their collegiate achievements was exceptional academic experience that changed her entire view towards her educational goals. She chose to study Urban Learning at Charter College of Education Cal State LA, pursuing a bachelor’s degree and teaching credential, with the long-term plan to continue on for a master’s degree in education so she can teach mathematics at high school and college level.



Rehab Student featured in AADAP Publication Karla Ramon


n the most recent edition of “Rice Papers”, an Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) publication, one of the Charter College of Education’s Rehabilitation Services students Karla Ramon was recognized. Karla worked for AADAP as a summer intern and was featured for her work with the organization. She reflects on the journey she has had in getting to this point in her career. The CCOE is very proud of Karla for the outstanding work she has put into this internship. (Right, Article from “Rice Papers August/September 2019 issue)




EDFN 3520 Applied Statistics (OLD EDFN 4520)

EDFN 4520 is now EDFN 3520! This course will double-count for your Upper Division GE Course requirement. Talk to your advisor today!

This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistics basic to understanding and conducting research. The course will focus on select topics in application and interpretation.

NO Prerequisites needed! 3-unit Course!

Check SPRING Schedule for course offering!

*The course is an Upper Division GE Course in Quantitative Reasoning! For additional info contact: Dr. Deborah Oh 26


Sal Castro Academy for Urban Teacher Leaders

More than 50 years ago, Sal Castro and his courageous Eastside high school students made history as they raised their voice for a better education. Their protests became known as the East L.A. Blowouts, and marked a pivotal moment in the Chicano movement for civil rights. To honor the legacy of this distinguished alumnus, with the support of his family, the Charter College of Education will inaugurate the Sal Castro Academy for Urban Teacher Leaders in 2020. Through the academy, teachers will gain tools to bring student-centered advocacy to their work You can be part of the movement to empower the next generation of urban teacher leaders. Learn about sponsorship opportunities by contacting : Jim Loduha, Director of Development at 323-343-6151 or at 27


Saturday, April 18, 2020 California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagle Ballrooms 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 28




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ED Talks Winter 2019  

Ed Talks is a publication of news from the Charter College of Education at Cal State Los Angeles.

ED Talks Winter 2019  

Ed Talks is a publication of news from the Charter College of Education at Cal State Los Angeles.