(Feb. 18, 2011)--The Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE), located in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD), recently hosted a book presentation and signing for the newly published education book "Teacher Preparation for Bilingual Student Populations: Educar para Transformar."
At the event in the UTSA Downtown Campus Durango Building, copies of the book were given away as door prizes. Copies are available for sale at the UTSA Bookstore.
A collaborative effort with work from 12 scholars in the field of education from across the nation, the book includes contributions from UTSA professors Belinda Flores, ATE founder and principal investigator, Ellen Riojas Clark and Rosa Hernandez Sheets.
In a rapidly increasing multicultural America, the book serves as a valuable resource for educators combining the expertise and experiences of the contributing authors. It critically examines the current state of bilingual education and ESL teacher preparation in the United States, while exploring possible solutions to major issues that negatively impact public schools, teachers and students.
ATE is joining the collaborative effort to promote the book as it shares many of the goals and messages. Flores and the ATE staff have worked to successfully promote effective bilingual education programs and assist beginning teachers to become effective and knowledgeable in their teaching methodology.
For more information, visit the UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence website.
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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