(Aug. 10, 2010)--Teachers from more than 25 school districts furthered their education last week as part of the UTSA Advanced Placement Summer Institute. Hosted by the UTSA Office of Extended Education, the institute is designed to update new and experienced high school AP teachers on course standards and teaching methods.
Courses are taught by College Board consultants who have proven experience as leaders and presenters in their fields. Classes began with a presentation by Marcheta Evans, associate dean in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development and director of UTSA's summer institute.
Sandra McCutcheon, coordinator of the UTSA Office of Extended Education, said teachers from Texas and other states including Illinois, Mississippi and Louisiana attended the four-day course, which ran last week on the Main Campus.
"We are excited to host the institute. The mission of UTSA is to educate leaders for the future," said McCutcheon. "A great way to do that is to help pre-college teachers by exposing them to the latest learning techniques and strategies."
Courses offered include:
Participants will receive a certificate of completion and 3.0 CEUs for 30 contact hours. The institute is endorsed by the Southwestern Region of the College Board.
The UTSA Office of Extended Education provides continuing education for the community through various programs and workshops. The office, directed by Frank Salazar, is at the university's Downtown Campus.
For information about additional programs and plans for next year's Advanced Placement Summer Institute, call 210-458-2411.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.