The Celebration of Teaching, with the theme “The Future of Education Is in Your Hands,” is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, in the Center for Global Innovation at Cal State San Bernardino.
Nena Torrez (education) was interviewed for a segment on the Project Impact initiative to increase the number of K-12 male teachers of color, and Annika Anderson (sociology) discussed the work of Project Rebound, which assists the formerly incarcerated enroll at CSUSB and obtain their college degrees.
Project Impact is the vision of James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education Dean Chinaka DomNwachukwu to locate, recruit, train, mentor and then deploy minority male teachers to classrooms throughout the inland area and the state.
The renaming of the college is in honor of the contributions of James and Judy Watson, longtime supporters of CSUSB, and their transformative gift of $8.4 million to support student scholarships and programs, the work of the Watson & Associates Literacy Center and a Dean’s Endowment Fund.
The college is being renamed in honor of James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson, longtime friends of the university and its College of Education. The ceremony is set for 11:30 a.m.
The event will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about careers in teaching from local school districts, as well as meet and network with teachers, credential students, faculty, staff and other educators.
Learn about Project Impact, CSUSB College of Education’s initiative to significantly increase K-12 teacher diversity in the Inland Empire. An online information session is set for 4 p.m. Friday, April 2.
COE Dean Chinaka DomNwachukwu has a number of goals for the college, such as increasing the diversity of students enrolled there, especially African American males becoming teachers.