College of Education and Human Development
Young Writer’s Camp
The Young Writer’s Camp, that includes fourth through 12 graders, took place during the month of June at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The Young Writer’s Camp offered emerging and fluent writers with the opportunity to practice and refine their writing skills, forge new friendships and grow as artisans and thinkers.
The San Antonio Writing Project was established in 2006 as a partnership between the National Writing Project and the interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Department of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development to improve the writing of Pre-K through college students in the San Antonio area, particularly English Language Learners and children from impoverished areas of South Texas. It is one of more than 200 National Writing Project sites aimed to collectively improve writing instruction in K-12 classrooms across the nation.
UTSA Superintendent Certification Program Reception and Open House
The College of Education and Human Development hosted a Superintendent Certification Program reception and Open House on June 27th. The reception and open house welcomed the 2011 Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year and newest UTSA faculty Member, Dr. John Folks. Guests had the opportunity to meet area superintendents, alumni of the certification program and UTSA faculty; learn more about this program; and gain information about applying for and joining the fall 2012 cohort.
Boy With a Ball
On April 26th, 2012 in the Southwest room of the Durango Building at the Downtown Campus, an awareness event was held for “Boy with a Ball” (BWAB) an international youth development organization operating a peer mentoring program at Harlandale High School. This event, sponsored by UTSA’s Department of Counseling and organized by Anna Currie and BWAB’s founder Jamie Johnson, served to inform volunteers and community supporters about the program and its progress this year. This program is the Cross Age Mentoring Program (or “CAMP”) that UTSA Professor Dr. Michael Karcher developed and has researched over the past 15 years. This CAMP, named “Velocity” operates after school at Harlandale High School and enlists older high school students into being mentors for younger elementary and middle school students.