Lara Ervin-Kassab, EdD
Associate Professor, Teacher Education
The construction and composition of personal and professional identities of teachers shapes every classroom experience for students from preschool to post-graduate. Dr. Kassab is intrigued by how educators reflect upon and engage in developing their teaching selves in complex and changing contexts.
- Ed.D., Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco
- M.A., Anthopology (focus on education), CSU Fullerton
- B.A., History, Holy Names University
- A.A., General Education, DeAnza College
- Social Science/English Credential, San Francisco State University
- Karathanos-Aguilar, K. K., & Ervin-Kassab, L. E. (2020). Professional Growth Among Mentor Teachers in a Co-Teaching Model of Preservice Education. The CCTE SPAN 2020 Research Monograph, 34–41. Available at https://ccte.org/wp-content/pdfs-conferences/ccte-conf-2020-spring-monograph.pdf [pdf]
- Ervin-Kassab, L. E. (2020). Why We Gather. S-STEP Newsletter.
- Swanson, P., Rabin, C., Smith, G., Briceño, A., Ervin-Kassab, L., Sexton, D., ...
& Asato, J. (2019). Trust your team: Our journey to embed social and emotional learning
in a teacher education program focused on social justice. Teacher Education Quarterly, 46(4), 67-91.
- Sexton, D. M., Kassab, L. E., Briceno, A., & Swanson, P. E. (2019). What Drives Us?:
Balancing Our Identity as a Socially Just and Culturally Sustaining Teacher Preparation
Program with New State Standards and Assessments.
Teacher Education Quarterly.
- Ervin-Kassab, L., Roddick, C., Vickery, A., & Tapper, J. (Accepted manuscript 2019) Claim-rule-connection: Justifying reasoning. Mathematics Teacher. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
- Kassab, L. E., & Drouin, S. (2020, April). MicroCommunities of Practice. AERA 2020. San Francisco, CA: AERA.
- Kassab, L. E., Markowitz, N. L., Melnick, H., & Swanson, P. E. (2020, Spring). Preparing Teachers to Support Social and Emotional Learning: From the University to the Classroom. AACTE Spring Conference. Atlanta Georgia: AACTE.
- Escalante, K., Soojinda, D., Reising, A., & Kassab, L. E. (2019, October). Developing Educators Who Are Literate in Equity and Inclusion: The California Teacher
Performance Assessment (CalTPA). The California Council on
Teacher Education Fall Conference. San Diego, CA: The California Council on Teacher Education.
- Ervin-Kassab, L. (2019, March). TPEs, TPAs, TPACK, and TETCs: Working together to integrate technology into a methods
course. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
(pp. 571-574). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
- Johnson-Leslie, N., Li, L., Grion, V., & Kassab, L. (2019, March). Technology-facilitated Formative Assessment. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
(pp. 182-188). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
- Escalante, K., Soojinda, D., Reising, A., & Ervin-Kassab, L. (2019, October). Developing educators who are literate in equity and inclusion: The California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA). California Council for Teacher Education Conference. San Diego, CA.
- "Considering Community and Trauma" - Summer 2021 SJSU Lurie College of Education K-12 Teaching Academy.
- "How Can Educators and Parents Prepare for the K-12 School year? A Q&A with Lara Ervin-Kassab" by Julia Halprin Jackson on the SJSU Newsroom blog.
Areas of Research Interest
- Assessment literacy
- Communities of practice
- Culturally sustaining pedagogies
- Educator professional development
- Teacher identity
- Technological pedagogical content knowledge
- The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit
- What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee
- Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by Daniel Willingham
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