... for change

Join Sacramento State for a week of events to celebrate the scholars, partners and innovators who are making change in California schools.

See photos of this year's events on our Facebook page.

Monday, September 25 — Celebration of Scholarship

Contact: Ana Garcia-Nevarez, garciaa@csus.edu

  • Research Colloquium: 2-4pm, Eureka Hall 223
    The Research Colloquium highlights the scholarship of College of Education faculty whose research is broad in its scope and application. Faculty will present findings related to high impact educational practices in classrooms and other teaching and learning contexts. Educators (teachers, counselors, administrators, etc.) interested in educational approaches that have an impact on diverse students in varying contexts (classrooms, after-school programs, counseling activities, etc.) should plan to attend this colloquium.

  • Juliana Raskauskas Legacy Award and Lectures: 4-6pm, Epicure Restaurant, University Union

    The Juliana Raskauskas Legacy Lecture honors and celebrates the academic life and legacy of the late Professor Juliana “Juli” Raskauskas, a distinguished member of Sacramento State’s College of Education faculty from 2007 to 2016. The Legacy award recipients will be recognized for advancing the finest aspects of Dr. Raskauskas’ legacy. Details & RSVP


Tuesday, September 26 — Celebration of Education Leadership and Policy

Contact: Julian Vasquez Heilig, heilig@csus.edu

  • Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies "Meet the Editors" reception: 6-7pm, Harper Alumni Center
    Carlos Nevarez, Executive Editor, and Porfirio Loeza, Editor, offer insights into the subculture of peer reviewed publishing. They will discuss how to approach journal editors with your topic, and provide an overview of the JTLPS issues now in the editorial pipeline.
  • Linda Darling-Hammond Lecture: 7:15-8:30pm, Harper Alumni Center. Free, but RSVP required
    (with introductory remarks by Alice Huffman, president of the California Hawaii NAACP)
    Linda Darling-Hammond is president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute at Stanford University. She is past president of the American Educational Research Association, and in 2006 was named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy. She also led President Barack Obama’s education policy transition team. Among her more than 500 publications are a number of award-winning books, including The Right to Learn, Teaching as the Learning Profession, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World and The Flat World and Education.


Wednesday, September 27 — Celebration of the Education Professions

Contact: Amber Gonzalez, amber.gonzalez@csus.edu

  • RushED: 10-2pm in the Eureka 2nd floor Lobby
    The College of Education offers a diverse, comprehensive, and profession-driven curricula for today's educators. Come learn about our undergraduate, graduate and professional, and our teaching credential programs.  Programs include undergraduate degrees in Child Development and American Sign Language and Deaf Studies; graduate and professional degrees in Counseling, School Psychology, Special Education, and Higher Education; and our teaching credential programs include Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credentials.
  • Student lunch with Dean Alexander "Sasha" Sidorkin: 12-1pm
    Join Dean Sidorkin, Associate Dean O’Hara, and Associate Dean Wong for a lunchtime Q&A -- we'll provide the lunch, you provide the questions and comments.  Please RSVP and you will be notified of the location by email.
  • Teaching Excellence Showcase: 2-4pm, Eureka Hall 223
    The Teaching Excellence Showcase is an event for faculty within the College of Education to present their innovative and effective teaching strategies. Faculty will have the opportunity to share with students and other faculty exciting developments within their teaching.

Thursday, September 28 — Celebration of Innovation in Education

Contact: Kristi Garrett, kristi.garrett@csus.edu

  • ReinventED Competition Grand Finale: 4-6pm, Hinde Auditorium, University Union

    ReinventEd is a competition organized by the College of Education at California State University, Sacramento to support innovation and ingenuity in education that revolutionizes how people learn, teach, and organize learning environments. The ultimate winner will be awarded a $5,000 prize.


Friday, September 29 — Celebration of Partnerships

Contact: Debbie Santiago, santiago@csus.edu

  • Better Together Partnerships Reception: 5-7pm, Harper Alumni Center
    The Better Together – A Partnership of Education, Business & Community Awards is held in conjunction with the College of Education’s annual Fall scholarship reception where over 70 student scholarship recipients and the generous donors that make these scholarships possible are honored.


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