Gevirtz School News

May 8, 2020

  • Christopher Ozuna
    Christopher Ozuna, a student in UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, was awarded a 2020-21 Fulbright Fellowship for research in Denmark. During his ten-month grant, Ozuna will pursue his project, “Understanding Features of Teacher...
  • Betty White from "Golden Girls"

    There's a reason the theme song for Golden Girls was "Thank You for Being a Friend"

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 This past week, we introduced a task in ED 150 for students to interview a teacher. Students could choose any topic(s) from class they found interesting to include in the interview,...
  • drawing of Lila Kia-Keating's house
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 (note the title of this journal is inspired by the song title by Jack Johnson, UCSB alum) Hi, this is Lila, again! This week I have been doing some paintings of parts of my house. It...

May 7, 2020

  • screen caps from "Student Good News"

    Two screen caps from "Student Good News," with teacher and GGSE alumna Megan Reed and two Harding School students

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Week 7 of quarantine. Week 4 of official distance learning for my kids. The overnight switch to everything via Zoom was a whirlwind, and now after a few weeks I have a chance to...

May 6, 2020

May 5, 2020

May 4, 2020

  • Superman cartoon
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 My head has been a flurry this past week. Headlines detailing the executive order to keep meat packing sites open, the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on black and brown...

May 1, 2020

April 30, 2020

  • Young Authors at the UCSB REEF in February 2020

    Some of the Young Authors at the UCSB REEF in February 2020 with Scott Simon

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Week 6 of quarantine. Is this lifestyle actually feeling normal? Sometimes. I’m getting used to working with the kids in the morning on their schoolwork. I’m finding ways to breathe...
  • Evely Jimenez, Maria Lorenzano, Jon Clark, Alejandrina Maria Lorenzano, and Monica Rojas

    The PEAC Fellows with Jon Clark, President of the Bower Foundation, at the Janaury 2020 Fellowship Breakfast (l-r):  Evely Jimenez, Maria Lorenzano, Jon Clark, Alejandrina Maria Lorenzano, and Monica Rojas

    Evely Jimenez, Alejandrina Lorenzano, Maria Lorenzano, and Monica Rojas of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School have been chosen as the 2019-20 PEAC Community Fellowship for Education recipients. This is a new partnership among the Gevirtz...
  • Lincoln quote
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 (Week of April 20th)  At one of my first PD experiences as a middle school teacher, I recall someone mentioning the analogy that, before you can get to work as a teacher, you need to "...

April 29, 2020

April 27, 2020

April 26, 2020

  • Robin and Mary Franitza

    Department of Education's Mary Franitza (r) with her sister Robin working on their dance moves

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Collaborative efforts to combat boredom or find new ways of passing time together has been a challenge in its own right. Last week it was an effort to make a stop-go LEGO animation...

April 24, 2020

April 23, 2020

  • drawing of children walking the Earth
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Week 5 of quarantine. I have a moment to come up for air, and reflect on what has transpired in the past month. Personally, I am feeling a little more secure in my family’s daily...
  • Lila Kia-Keating

    Lila with her pom-poms, bubbles, and leis ready for a school parade to start

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 *(note the title of this entry was inspired by the song title by Jack Johnson, UCSB alum) Hi, it’s me, Lila! This week, all the teachers drove by in cars for a Coronavirus parade. When...
  • Now what?: Navigating supervision and clinical training during COVID-19
    Now what?: Navigating supervision and clinical training during COVID-19
    The recording of a webinar that featured Dr. Heidi Zetzer from CCSP and the Hosford Clinic. The webinar created a space for supervisors and supervisees alike to process the implications of COVID-19 for supervision and training. Panelists...

April 22, 2020

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