By Ryan Schoensee
Special Projects Writer, Office of University Communications
(Nov. 21, 2012) -- After a successful workshop this month on "Digital Writing Tools and Methods," the San Antonio Writing Project will present part two of the workshop from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 1. Hosted by the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, the workshop will be in the COEHD Computer Lab in Frio Street Building Room 3.412 at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
The first workshop focused on using sounds, images and video to create publications. Teachers learned how to use free online tools to engage their students in writing and online publishing.
The Dec. 1 workshop will continue the discussion, focusing on the connection between digital composition methods and the writing process. Participants will edit each other's digital writing pieces and learn how to publish them online through platforms such as Voice Thread.
The San Antonio Writing Project was founded by UTSA and is one of more than 200 National Writing Project sites. The organization is dedicated to improving writing education in kindergarten through college classrooms. With the support of teaching models from the National Writing Project, the San Antonio Writing Project offers monthly professional development teach-the-teacher sessions that allow educators to share best practices with others in the field.
The UTSA community is invited to the Community Networking events hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion during Roadrunner Days. Various opportunities will be available that will focus on our diverse population.
H-E-B University Center Ballrooms (HUC 1.104 and HUC 1.106), Main Campus
Start in the Paseo then branch out around campus so you know where to go on the first day of classes.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
This event offers a preview of the UC’s programs and services that students can enjoy throughout the year. There will be food and giveaways too.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
There will be a special UCinema showing following Kickback at the UC at 9pm in Retama Auditorium (located on the 2nd floor of UC North).
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes all new freshmen to UTSA. Join them for breakfast and meet Honors College administrators, staff, and connect with other new Honors students.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Convocation is UTSA’s ceremony to launch the new academic year. Attendance is mandatory for all incoming freshmen because it marks the first step students will take in their higher education journey of discovery. It is also highly recommended for transfer students as they continue their higher education journey at UTSA and become members of the Roadrunner Family.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Visit your College to explore your major before the first day of classes.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Successful first-year students at UTSA are those who learn how to utilize resources, recognize and resolve problems, and prepare themselves to take advantage of their time on campus. The Student Success Series promotes this achievement by offering workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life.
University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
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.
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