(Jan. 30, 2013) -- The San Antonio Writing Project invites educators from across the San Antonio region to "Writing for a Changing Landscape," its seventh annual teachers conference. Teachers and administrators from across the region can attend the conference free of charge and will earn four professional development credits through the UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence for their attendance.
The conference will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Frio Street Building Riklin Auditorium (1.402) on UTSA Downtown Campus. Attendees can pick up registration packets the day of the conference as early as 8:15 a.m.
Nationally recognized author Gretchen Bernabei will provide the conference's keynote presentation, "The STARR Genre Unit." She will discuss effective test preparation methods that build upon pedagogical best practices. Bernabei is the author of "Reviving the Essay."
The conference will include breakout sessions by San Antonio Writing Project teacher consultants, allowing seasoned teachers to share strategies that they have found to work in their classrooms. The sessions will address digital communities, creative writing, reflective writing, annotating text and other topics.
The San Antonio Writing Project was established in 2006 as a partnership between the National Writing Project and the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development to improve the writing of Pre-K through college students in greater San Antonio, particularly English language learners. It is one of more than 200 National Writing Project sites that aim to collectively improve writing instruction in K-12 classrooms across the nation.
The UTSA CACP welcomes renowned architect Cesar Pelli, FAIA, RIBA, JIA as part of the CACP’s 2016-17 Speaker Series. Pelli is founder and Senior Principal of the New Haven, Conn. firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.
Buena Vista Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
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