University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Monday, March 19, 2012
News Notes - Department of Learning and Teaching
Inkling Forum: Digital Learning and the Future of Textbooks
CPR Training
Project Happiness - Movie Screening
Scholarship Opportunities for 2012-2013
Action Research Support Group
2012 Literacy Research Association Conference
Faculty Spotlight - Lea Hubbard
Faculty Spotlight - Sandy Buczynski
SOLES Career Service
Save the Date: Fall 2012 Kick Off
Education in the Headlines
Food For Thought
*American Teacher - Movie Screening
February 23, 2012
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MRH 116 - Auditorium
RSVP Today!
*Project Happiness
Date: TBA - Spring 2012
More Info: DLT Events

- 12th-23rd - Summer 2012 WebReg  

- 23rd
- Fall 2012 Student Teaching Applications Due


2nd - Fall 2012 WebReg 


- 5th - 9th - Easter Break (no classes: offices closed on 4/9)


- 13th - Final Fee Payment for Summer 2012 WebReg
- 1st - UG Honors Convocation

- 4th - Fall Student Teaching Advancement Interviews

 - 5th - CSET SS Test Date

- 6th - PACT due for traditional student teachers

 - 14 Last day of Classes/ Deadline to petition for January 2013 graduation

- 17th - 23rd - Final Examinations

- 26th - Graduate Commencement

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*Spring 2012 Key Dates
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Here we are in the middle of the semester, how quickly time flies.  Some of you are completing the last semester of your program, while others are finishing their first year or semester.  Good luck with the rest of the year!  Please take some time and review this edition of DLT NewsNotes.

To all continuing students, Fall 2012 registration begins Monday, April 2nd.  Please contact your advisors to set up an advising appointment for your fall classes.  Have a great week - Sergio
Inkling Forum: Digital Learning and the Future of Textbooks














Join Inkling, the premier digital publishing platform for interactive learning and content, and forum sponsors to discuss the future of textbooks.


Inkling's CEO and Founder Matt MacInnis will demo several popular titles on Inkling and discuss how the Inkling platform can improve student engagement and lighten administrative workloads. Professor Andy Van Schaack will discuss the underlying scientific research and empirical data that supports how to drive engagement and improved learning outcomes through digital content.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012 

1:00-2:30 pm

MRH 102, Executive Classroom

CPR Training
Interested in earning your CPR certification?  Sign Up Today!


Saturday, March 31, 2012   
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
MRH 127 
Cost $35 (Cash Only)
Learn More!

Contact Jackie McCoy to sign up and for more information. 
Project Happiness - Movie Screening
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From the alleys of Nigeria and the beaches of California to the mountains of India, ordinary young people lead us on an extraordinary journey to explore the nature of lasting happiness and end up starting a movement.

Date: TBA - Spring 2012
For updates, please visit the DLT Events page.
Scholarship Opportunities for 2012-2013
Action Research Support Group
AR Support Flyer
Any student involved in Action Research in SOLES may join the support group.  If you need help writing, planning, or implementing your Action Research project/proposal or if you just need someone to share your thoughts with about AR, this group is for you.    
For more information on meeting dates and times, please see the AR Support Flyer.
LRA sponsors a conference each year during the first week in December. The program consists of peer-reviewed symposia, paper sessions, study groups, and alternative format sessions. The program also includes keynote addresses by invited speakers and research reviews of current trends and issues.

For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website.
Faculty Spotlight - Lea Hubbard
Education Today Cover
Dr. Lea Hubbard has a new article published in the New Zealand journal Education Today check out her latest article:    Implementing National Standards
Faculty Spotlight - Sandy Buczynski
Sandy B - Disney Planet Challange

Dr. Buczynski served as a judge for Disney's Planet Challenge, a project-based, environmentally-focused national competition for 3rd-5th grade students and 6-8th grade students.  During the day, she read and evaluated projects that explored environmental issues integrating sound scientific understanding with math, English/language arts and even incorporated technology and the performing arts.  During the evening, she rode the Indiana Jones Adventure, Star Tours, Soarin' over California, and, of course, had a laugh with Mickey Mouse.  (Full disclosure:  She passed on the California Screamin' coaster!)  Did you know there is a free app for your iPhone that provides the current wait times for all Disneyland attractions?  (Disneyland Magic Guide app)


Dr. Buczynski said It was very refreshing to see how many K-8 learners are concerned about environmental issues and have really good ideas for solutions to some of these issues. The projects she judged focused on promoting awareness of environmental concerns and ways to prevent emerging environmental crises.  For the most part, the projects fostered critical thinking about the balance of environment, economic, and social perspectives. To view some of the project portfolios, go online and explore.


If you are a K-8 teacher, consider entering your class in this competition next year.  The grand prize is a trip for 40 students (and their teacher) to Disney World in Florida, however all participants receive certificates from Disney and a plaque for their classroom.

Reminder: SOLES Career Service - Job Services
If you are currently searching for a job, remember to continuously check the SOLES Career Services page  and the SOLES LinkedIn page for job openings and opportunities.
Save the Date: Fall 2012 - Department Kick Off
DLT Kick Off 2012
Mark your calendars, the Fall 2012 DLT Department Kick Off will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  Stay tuned to DLT NewsNotes for more information.
Education in the Headlines

What is trending in education, take a few minutes and catch up on the latest news. 

Other Resources:  

Food For Thought
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
~ Dalai Lama 

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