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ATE hosts 2016 Summer Bridging Institute

Participants at the Academy for Teacher Excellence’s annual Summer Bridging Institute partnered together the week of July 11th to explore ways to stimulate, guide, and build capacity of diverse student populations. This week long institute provided networking opportunities for teachers, teacher candidates, and those interested in education to learn, share, and support each other in a collegial atmosphere creating learning communities and communities of practice. (Emily Young/ATE)

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UTSA establishes partnership project for children with autism
by Jesus Chavez, University Communications| Pub: 07/28

Researchers at UTSA have partnered with The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and the Autism Treatment Center (ATC) – San Antonio to form the San Antonio Applied Behavior Analysis (SAABA) Project. The project aims to provide easy access to top-tier applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in the San Antonio area.

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UTSA names Margo DelliCarpini dean of the College of Education and Human Development
by Rebecca Luther, Director of Communications, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs| Pub: 07/26

Margo DelliCarpini, dean of the College of Education at Morehead State University (Ky.), has been named new dean of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development. She begins her duties Aug. 1.

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Recipients of Open Education Resources Mini Grants announced
by Ryan Schoensee, UTSA Libraries| Pub: 07/25

The UTSA Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Open Education Resources (OER) Mini Grants: Adolph Delgado, lecturer in health & kinesiology, Christina Frasier, lecturer in the Writing Core Program, Rafael Lopez-Mobilia, senior lecturer in physics & astronomy, Michael Miller, associate professor of sociology, and Jodi Peterson, lecturer in history.

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Announcements

Dissertation defense of:  Cassandra Allen
Cassandra Allen, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching  Dissertation title: Social Justice in Secondary Social Studies: How Teachers Enact Social Justice in the Classroom  

The Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching proudly announces the dissertation defense of Cassandra Allen, candidate for the Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching.  Dissertation title: Social Justice in Secondary Social Studies: How Teachers Enact Social Justice in the Classroom.  Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016  Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Location: MB 2.212A (ILT Conference Room).  Co-Chairs: Dr. Emily Bonner and Dr. Roxanne Henkin  Committee members: Dr. Elizabeth Pate and Dr. Shari Albright.  Presentation is open to the public.



 

Events Calendar

Aug
02
Creating a Comprehensive and Powerful Literacy Plan
 TBD
 TBD - TBD
Aug
02
College Bridging Series 2016
 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 Downtown Campus - Buena Vista Building, 1.318
Aug
03
Integrating Social and Emotional Skills into the TEKS
 TBD
 TBD - TBD
Aug
08
Accelerated Academy
 TBD
 TBD - TBD
Nov
03
El Mundo Zurdo Conference 2016
 TBD
 TBD - TBD
Mar
04
13th Annual Storytelling Festival
 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Main Campus - TBD


 

External News

After Tower Shooting, UT Pioneered Services to Heal and Defend Campuses
by  Joy Diaz - Texas Standard | Pub: 07/28
Before the UT tower shooting, a mass public shooting at a school campus was unheard of. The events of the summer of 1966 forever changed how schools handle emergencies and address tragedies.
President Romo revises UTSA campus carry policy
by  University Communications - University Communications | Pub: 07/28
As the university prepares to implement the state’s campus carry law, UTSA President Ricardo Romo has issued revised exclusion zones where concealed handguns are not permitted to include certain faculty and staff offices.
Evoking Charles Whitman: The UT Tower Shooting in Film
by  Madeline Conway and Rodney Gibbs - Texas Tribune | Pub: 07/28
The University of Texas Tower shooting was a first of its kind. In each decade since the Aug. 1, 1966 shooting, filmmakers have alluded to or outright re-enacted Charles Whitman’s actions. Here’s how the tragedy has been depicted in film and TV.
‘Islands’ That Separate Education Haves From Have-Nots
by  ANYA KAMENETZ  - TPR Texas Public Radio | Pub: 07/28
The school district of Freehold Borough, N.J., has a 32 percent poverty rate. It is fully surrounded by another school district, Freehold Township, which has a 5 percent poverty rate.
Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 ‘Playlist’ From The Nation’s Children’s Museums
by  Cory Turner, Anya Kamentez - NPR | Pub: 07/28
It's summer, and whether you're 5 years old or 105 it's time to play. To inspire you, the NPR Ed Team called up leaders and designers at 10 of the nation's best children's museums and asked them one simple question: What's the one thing under your roof (or maybe out back) that kids and their grown-ups love to do/see/touch/play the most? Here are their answers, our summer "playlist."


 

Publications

Targeting conversational skills with digital storytelling in EFL
M. Sidury Christiansen  - Bicultural-Bilingual Studies |  CIEX Journ@l: 05/05

Koelzer, M. & Christiansen, M. S. (2016). Targeting conversational skills with digital storytelling in EFL. CIEX Journ@l2(2), 5-11.

Digital Storytelling: Using Different Technologies for EFL
M. Sidury Christiansen  - Bicultural-Bilingual Studies |  MEXTESOL Journal: 05/05

Christiansen, M.S. & Koezler, M. (2016). Digital Storytelling: Using Different Technologies for EFL. MEXTESOL Journal40(1).

Papers are never finished, just abandoned: The role of written teacher comments in the revision…
M. Sidury Christiansen  - Bicultural-Bilingual Studies |  Journal of Response to Writing: 05/05

Christiansen, M. S. & Bloch, J. (2016). Papers are never finished, just abandoned: The role of written teacher comments in the revision process. Journal of Response to Writing2(1), 6-42.  http://journalrw.org/index.php/jrw/article/view/32

‘¡Hable bien m’ijo o gringo o mx!’: Language ideologies in the digital…
M. Sidury Christiansen  - Bicultural-Bilingual Studies |  International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism: 05/05

Christiansen, M. S. (2016) ‘¡Hable bien m’ijo o gringo o mx!’: Language ideologies in the digital communication practices of transnational Mexican bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. doi: 10.1080/13670050.2016.1181603  http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tFNCiPeeXqNSBAPdXYUx/full



 

Research

Roadrunner Diabetes Screening and Education Project
San Antonio Area Foundation
Awarded:   $30,000    Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
PI:   Zenong Yin  Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
CI:     

Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic (ABA Clinic)
San Antonio Area Foundation
Awarded:   $25,760    Educational Psychology
PI:   Neely, Leslie   Educational Psychology
CI:     

Subaward for NASA proposal by Space Telescope Science Institute
Space Telescope Science Institute
Awarded:   $163,921    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Fies, Carmen  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:     

Madison Writing Project
San Antonio Area Foundation
Submitted:   $15,000    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Henkin, Roxanne   Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:     

Raising the reading achievement of Newcomers through family participation: The Literacy Education…
Northside ISD
Submitted:   $11,994    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Sailors, Misty   Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:   Villarreal, Alicia   Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

Sarabia Family Counseling Center Operationss
San Antonio Area Foundation
Submitted:   $60,800    Counselling
PI:   Somody, Catherine   Counselling
CI:     

Combining isoflavones and quality proteins as a dietary strategy to prevent abdominal obesity…
US Dept of Agriculture
Submitted:   $499,363    Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
PI:   He, Meizi   Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
CI:   Zhang, John  Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition

CAREER: STEM MUSE (STEM & Music United for Socially Just Education)
National Science Foundation
Submitted:   $648,730    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Marone, Vittorio   Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:     

Externships for Teacher
TX Workforce Comm 320
Submitted:   $5,200    Other Academics
PI:   Claeys, Lorena   Other Academics
CI:     

SAWP Writing Workshop South San ISD
Harlandale Independent School District
Submitted:   $9,000    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Henkin, Roxanne   Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:     

EBH-BCBA Internships
Empower Behavorial Health
Submitted:   $36,378    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Gann, Candace  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:   Neely, Leslie   Educational Psychology

Project PREP (Paraeducators Ready to implement Evidence-based Practices)
US Dept of Educ- Institute of Education Sciences
Submitted:   $399,668    Educational Psychology
PI:   Neely, Leslie   Educational Psychology
CI:     



 

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