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GOOGLE’S SIMPLIFIED WORKSPACE FOR EDUCATION

Saturday, September 18th, 10am to 12:00pm
Mark Wilson, WISR’s Learning Experience Designer\Technologian 

Google has simplified Workspace for Education: Mark Wilson will demonstrate Google’s new look and participants can try new Workspace features and bring their questions about using online technology for learning at WISR.

Register in advance by Zoom: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApd-GvrTMsHNUFTeGgKLbMjDNcpUwQ9pcr

Call (510)655-2830 or email mark.wilson@wisr.edu or johnb@wisr.edu with questions or for help with technical difficulties. 

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2021 OXFORD SYMPOSIUM IN SCHOOL-BASED FAMILY COUNSELING WEBINAR

Thursday through Sunday, August 5-8, 9am-12pm, PST

MFT & Interdisciplinary Seminar

Schedule with Programs.

WISR Faculty Drs. Brian Gerrard and Sudia Paloma McCaleb with Toni Nemia, MFT, are among the presenters.

The Oxford Symposium in School-Based Family Counseling is an international association of practitioners and scholars who meet yearly at Brasenose College, Oxford, England (and other locations) to discuss best practices in school-based family counseling (SBFC).

The WISR community is welcome to attend any of the seminar presentations. The early morning times are to accommodate presenters in different time zones around the world. 

Zoom Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84466580167?pwd=MjQzbkpTMkxBQ290eS9Qa3AzZ0pHUT09

Annual Program co-sponsored by the Center for Child & Family Development, Western Institute for Social Research

August-September Seminars 2021

August-September Seminars 2021

CALENDAR: You can see WISR’s Events calendar at this link

July Newsletter / July – August Seminars 2021

July-August 2021 Seminars & Announcements

July, 2021 Newsletter

June Newsletter and June-July Seminars

June – July 2021

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Click here to access WISR’s June Newsletter

CELEBRATE WISR’s 46th ANNIVERSARY

Special Question & Answer on
2 New, WISR Books on

TRANSFORMATIVE
ACTION RESEARCH

Saturday, May 1, 2021

10am-12pm

John Bilorusky, PhD, WISR’s President, Core Faculty and a co-founder of WISR on May 1, 1975, will speak about two new books just released (April 21st) by Routledge Press, based on a half century of collaborative action-research at WISR.

This will be a question-and-answer session and discussion about two books just released on April 21st by Routledge Press. The two books grew out of WISR’s almost half century history of being engaged in collaborative uses of action-research to bring about transformation, changes large and small. The books cover the basic principles and methods of this approach, as well as providing detailed cases and stories of the many and varied ways that people in the WISR learning community have creatively used these methods.  To read reviews of the two books, and to learn more, go to:

1)     Principles and Methods of Transformative Action Research: https://www.routledge.com/Principles-and-Methods-of-Transformative-Action-Research-A-Half-Century/Bilorusky/p/book/9780367742430

2)     Cases and Stories of Transformative Action Research:

https://www.routledge.com/Cases-and-Stories-of-Transformative-Action-Research-Five-Decades-of-Collaborative/Bilorusky/p/book/9780367742461

Also, more information about Dr. Bilorusky and the two books can be found at:  https://www.routledge.com/authors/i21042-john-bilorusky#books

Video/phone conferencing Zoom link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81793797576;
Phone# 669-900-6833 with ID# 817 9379 7576.
To RSVP or for help with technical difficulties call 510-655-2830 or email johnb@wisr.edu and provide a phone# in case of technical difficulties.
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Prospective Students and Community Learners are invited to attend these seminars. 

WISR’s statement of expectations for inclusive and respectful discourse and a disclosure about video recording of seminars and events for later access can be found at:  https://www.wisr.edu/academics/sample-page/seminars-and-campus-events/  Those participating in WISR seminars and events acknowledge that they have read and understand this statement.

Western Institute for Social Research
2930 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 300
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 655-2830
mail@wisr.edu, www.wisr.edu

Special Earth Day Seminar

Saturday, April 24th,  2021

HOW CAN WE NURTURE YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS? 

10am-12pm

Sudia Paloma McCaleb, EdD, WISR Faculty 

In recognition of Earth Day on April 22nd, this workshop will highlight and demonstrate approaches for learning to love the planet through reading and talking about youth and long time activists. We will open up our ears to hear a message from Mother Earth, share stories about how humans are changing the planet, explore themes of water, food and agriculture, climate, consumption and many activities to build environmental consciousness…As always Dr. Paloma McCaleb will weave into the discussion a strong integration of the arts and song.

Video/phone conferencing Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81437422263
Phone# 669-900-6833 with ID# 814 3742 2263.
To RSVP or for help with technical difficulties call 510-655-2830
or email
 johnb@wisr.edu and provide a phone# in case of technical difficulties.

Prospective Students and Community Learners are invited to attend these seminars.

WISR’s statement of expectations for inclusive and respectful discourse and a disclosure about video recording of seminars and events for later access can be found at:  https://www.wisr.edu/academics/sample-page/seminars-and-campus-events/  Those participating in WISR seminars and events acknowledge that they have read and understand this statement.

Western Institute for Social Research
2930 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 300
Berkeley, CA 94705 (510) 655-2830
mail@wisr.eduwww.wisr.edu

WISR Action Research Books Available April 21st

Two WISR Books, authored by WISR President, John Bilorusky, with contributions from WISR faculty, alumni and students will be released by Routledge Press on April 21.

Routledge Press is offering a 20% discount on each book through June 30th. To order either or both books, and to read advanced reviews of each book by experts in the field, and to learn more about the contents of each book,  go to:

Principles and Methods: https://bit.ly/39p0BWJ

Cases and Stories: https://bit.ly/3d8QPZy

 

Join us for a special Zoom event on Saturday, May 1, 10 am to Noon Pacific Time, [zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81793797576 ]–

To celebrate WISR’s 46th Anniversary and to participate in a question and answer session with John Bilorusky about the two action-research books to be released by Routledge Press on April 21 (see links for ordering above). 

The books grew out of 45 years of efforts by John Bilorusky, and other faculty, students, and alumni at WISR, to develop and put into practice methods of transformative action-research.

These methods are partly distinctive to the learning and efforts at WISR, and very much also based on several intellectual traditions, including: the naturalistic research methods of symbolic interactionists, the scientific methods practiced by the most creative physical scientists (see for example, T.S. Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions), and the Dreyfus Theory of Expert Knowledge. The second volume includes vignettes describing and reflecting on ways to do action research for community, organizational, societal, and personal transformation–by over 20 WISR students and alumni. Also included are chapters by WISR alums David YamadaDennis HastingsMargery Coffey, and Marilyn Jackson (also a faculty/staff member), as well as by WISR faculty member, Sudia Paloma McCaleb, and WISR Master’s student, Kence Anderson. Former WISR faculty members, the late Dr. Terry Lunsford, and Dr. Cynthia Lawrence made extensive contributions to previous articles that have been rewritten and included as important parts of the book, as did former students, Vera Labat and Shyaam Shabaka. 

FOR LATEST UPDATES ABOUT THE RELEASE OF THE NEW BOOKS, GO TO:

www.wisr.edu/newbooks

April Newsletter and April-May Seminars

WISR’s April Newsletter, and April & May Seminar schedules are now available.

Click on each to learn more:

April Newsletter

April and May Seminar Schedule

 

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