(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.
This high school student exhibit features images, videos, interviews and writings that the students learned about while participating in "The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity."
Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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Student Union, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
Dr. Ricky Jones, professor and chair of the Department of Pan-African studies at the University of Louisville. He will share his expertise on the impact of African American history on today’s society.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Come meet STEM recruiters in person from companies across the nation that have full-time, part-time and/or internship opportunities.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
The summit is an opportunity to create an open forum for the community to share ideas and perspectives on civic engagement.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Meet recruiters in person from companies across the nation that have full-time and/or internship opportunities. Professional dress required.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
New exhibit of Latino and Latina artists is curated by Arturo Infante Almeida, art specialist and curator for the UTSA Art Collection. Opening Reception is Feb. 8; exhibit runs through June 10.
Centro de Artes Gallery, 102 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio
The UTSA commnity is encouraged to get involved in this city-wide initiative to clean up the San Antonio area waterways. Roadsrunners will be cleaning up Maverick Creek on the west side of Main Campus.
Maverick Creek, Main Campus
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