December 4 , 2007
For immediate release
The UC Santa Barbara/Cal Poly Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (JDP) presents the symposium “Educational Leadership, Technology, and the Future” on Saturday, December 15 at 8:30 am at the UC Santa Barbara MultiCultural Center, UCEN. This examination of the implications for educational leaders in meeting the needs of the students of the 21st Century will feature multimedia presentations and dialogue hosted by the students of JDP Cohort 4 – Nate Maas, Karen Sanchez, Markel Quarles, Vicky Kelly, Hak Tam, Devon Hodgson, and Eddie Dominguez.
The event will also feature a Discussant Panel composed of Dr. George Michaels, Executive Director of Instructional Development at UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Rick Miller, Superintendent of the Oxnard School District, and Dr. Jim Block, Professor and Program Leader of the JDP.
This event is free and open to the public but space is very limited. Those interested in attending must contact the JDP Academic Coordinator, Dr. Patrick Faverty at (805) 893-3301 or email pfavertyATeducation.ucsb.edu to guarantee a spot at the event. Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.
The Joint Degree Program focuses on non-urban schools, like many of those in Central California, and combines the research aims of the University of California with the learn-by-doing focus at Cal Poly. Students in this innovative program spend their first year at UCSB completing core courses in educational leadership, policy, and organizations and in research methodology. They spend their second year completing a set of advanced doctoral seminars and practica at Cal Poly on information technology, policy and politics, learning organizations, organizational management, and financial leadership. While this coursework is underway, they also participate in ongoing research projects in various central coast Professional Development Districts, crafting solutions to regional educational problems. Students spend their final year of study completing coursework at both Cal Poly and UCSB as they research and write their dissertations. These dissertations cover topics such as increasing engagement among at-risk junior high school students and how new accreditation standards affect learning at community colleges.
[Patrick Faverty is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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