ESP Biography


Major: Education

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2021

Picture of Diana Magdalena Alcala Pelayo

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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Advancing Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education Policy, Practice, and Reform in Splash Fall 18
Through simulations and activities, students will learn about current issues in education research, teaching, policy, and reform. Students will also learn about cutting-edge research on adaptive equity-oriented practices conducted by the Design for Equity Lab. We will discuss how to address achievement gaps, opportunity gaps, access, and equity. By exposing students to multiple perspectives surrounding these issues, we hope students learn more about the root causes, institutions, and policies that perpetuate the current problems. We will further introduce and ask students to analyze various policies, teaching practices, organizations, and current ‘solutions’ through different viewpoints. Students will then work with the class to build upon the strengths and limitations of these approaches to reimagine public policy and improve the prospects for social change.