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IMPROVING FUTURES FUND
Investing in the futures of our graduates and those they will serve

Award Recipients

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Scholarship Fund

Goal: To award scholarships to students who demonstrate promising potential as Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialists.

Outcome: Applications were accepted and scholarships up to $500 each were awarded in Spring 2017 to students who are currently enrolled RLLA students who plan to continue on for the RLLSC and/or MA. Awardee must work in a San Diego County TK-12 public school setting that serves socioeconomically disadvantaged or otherwise underserved (ethnically or linguistically diverse) student populations.

Awarding Guide Teacher Excellence

Goal: To recognize, award and retain excellent guide teachers while increasing collaboration between guide teachers and SDSU, and improving the experiences for our student teachers.

Outcome: Seven guide teachers were awarded for AY15-16 due to their excellence is supervising and preparing SDSU student teachers. Two of the awardees returned as guide teachers for AY16-17. The five that did not return were due to retirement, school location (did not have a student teacher for that area) or the school was not accepting student teachers. Overall, it was a successful round of awarding guide teachers.

Can Student Success be Improved with 4-6 minutes of daily mental exercises?

Goal: To test an App that will increase self-regulation and determination to persist by training students daily in attention regulation (AR), emotion regulation (ER), and cognitive regulation (CR).

Outcome: Project suspended temporarily to redesign the product in a way that is more sensitive to diverse student populations.

Project SPOKES

Project SPOKES—Sustaining evidence-based Practices of preK-22 Education Specialists—is working to identify the needs of special education teachers. The focus is on investigating the needs of beginning special educators in San Diego and then providing training to their support providers so that they can be the most effective mentors and coaches possible. Three Department of Special Education faculty members—Drs. Yasemin Turan Qian, Regina Brandon, and Nicole Pyle—are in charge of the implementation and evaluation of this project.

Read more about Project SPOKES

EarthLab San Diego

Proposed by Dr. Luke Duesbery, School of Teacher Education This project will engage middle school students in Southeast San Diego in hands-on math and science instruction in a four-acre outdoor classroom outside of Millennial Tech Middle School. Dr. Duesbery will work in collaboration with a local non-profit agency, College of Education teacher candidates, and local teachers in ways that will teach students challenging academic concepts through exciting, hands-on approaches.

The Center for Visual Literacy

Proposed by Dr. Marva Cappello, School of Teacher Education As we strive to teach all children more complex academic skills, we should ensure that teachers become expert at using visual resources to help convey meaning. This new endeavor will engage College of Education students and faculty in research, teaching, and service activities that help educators learn how to make expert use of visual representations as they teach complex concepts to diverse groups of students.

Connecting Communities of Learners: Linking SDSU Students to Elementary Students and Their Families in Underserved Communities

Proposed by Jeana Preston, Center for Family, School, and Community Engagement Selected as the Mission Federal Credit Union award winner, this project builds upon an existing effort to engage families in their children’s literacy development in two local schools. The expanded effort will engage College of Education students in ways that give them valuable opportunities to build relationships with diverse families in ways that support children’s academic development.

Watch the proposal video.


Megan Beardsley, Director of Development
College of Education and Division of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: (619) 594-2277

E-mail: mbeardsley@mail.sdsu.edu