(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.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Aspiring doctor hopes to change medical attitudes toward obesity-related ailments
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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