MICOP (Mixteco/IndĂ­gena Community Organizing Project)

Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Migrant Children in California -  INTERNAL ENROLLMENT ONLY

These courses form a professional development experience for members of the indigenous Mexican communities in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties who wish to teach young children in local preschool and early care settings there. These classes are designed to examine best teaching practices associated with supporting the language, literacy, cognitive, and socio-emotional development of young children, as recommended by the California Department of Education and The National Association for the Education of Young Children.  These include recommended caretaker practices for promoting rich conversations and early literacy with young children and for promoting young children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development and communicatively competent language use (e.g., conflict management strategies). The courses emphasize best practice considerations such as strong family-teacher relationships, parent involvement and education, culturally-relevant curriculum, and inclusion. A major goal of the courses is to provide students with research and ethnographic skills to investigate and honor the literacy and socialization practices of the indigenous Mexican communities where students will teach.

ED X302A   Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Migrant Children in California Part I: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

ED X302B Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Mixtec Children in California Part II: Development in Infancy and Childhood

ED X302C   Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Mixtec Children in California Part III: Early Childhood Curriculum Design

ED X302D   Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Mixtec Children in California Part IV: Child in Family, School, and Community

ED X302E   Tri-Lingual, Community-Based Early Childhood and Literacy Education for Indigenous Mixtec Children in California Part V: Early Childhood Language and Literacy Curriculum

ED X302F   Curriculum for Supporting Bilingual (Mixteco-Spanish) Language and Literacy Development and (Mixteco) Home Language Maintenance in Early Childhood

For more information, please contact Amelia Kyratzis at kyratzis@education.ucsb.edu

Re-envisioning Education & the Craft of Teaching & Learning 

This course is being sponsored by Brockwood Park School, England, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Dr. Jason Raley. (SUMMER)

The course explores the philosophy, aims, scope, and culture of education and schooling and the current challenges to educators and students. Dialogue, as a meaning-making activity, is used to provide methodological tools for reflective inquiry. Both the course content and its methodology develop shared understandings about attention, learning, goodness, transformation, and intelligence, equipping each stakeholder with tools and experience to develop a cooperative learning community. A theme throughout the course is the notion of learning as a self-reflective process that includes an exploration of the nature of the mind and consciousness.

ED X321.91 Re-envisioning Education & the Craft of Teaching & Learning

For more information, contact Gopal Krishnamurthy at klapog@yahoo.com.Online Course Enrollment Guideline is mailed to the coordinator: Susan Clark. Updated Forms Mailing Address: PO Box 572, Ojai, CA 93024. USA

Phone: 805 707 4336

Email: sunsong.susan@gmail.com