(July 7, 2011)--The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) in the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching recently hosted the "2011 Summer Open Institute on College and Career Readiness in Writing" for teachers at the ESC Region 20 Conference Center.
Texas educators now face a more rigorous landscape with the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). STAAR is closely aligned with the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards.
The fourth annual institute, free and open to college, high school, middle school and GED teachers, addressed the new alignment of standards and assessment toward college readiness and what it means for English teachers.
Participants discussed college readiness in the area of writing and learned about the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards implications on curriculum and assessment.
Activities included reading and discussing what is college level writing, visiting college composition classrooms and talking with faculty, demonstrations of successful writing lessons and special presentations on developing writing lessons on college readiness.
Fred Kemp, professor of English at Texas Tech University, and former Writing Program Administrator was the keynote speaker.
Participants received 30 Professional Development Credits certified by the Academy for Teaching Excellence at UTSA.
Founded in 2006, SAWP is part of the National Writing Project with over 200 sites across the United States. It's designed to have teachers teaching best practice writing to each other. Students in classes of the writing project teachers consistently score higher on their writing exams.
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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