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Internationally acclaimed author to present workshops March 1 at UTSA


Speaker and writer Thomas A. Angelo

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(Feb. 21, 2013) -- The UTSA Teaching and Learning Center will host Thomas A. Angelo, Ph.D., an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, as this semester's featured presenter in the center's ongoing workshops for faculty.

Angelo's workshops, "Finding Out How Well Students Are Learning What We're Teaching: An Introduction to Formative Classroom Assessment" and "Seven Levers for Higher and Deeper Learning: Research-Based Guidelines and Strategies for Improving Teaching, Assessment and Learning," will be 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Friday, March 1 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus.

The workshops are free and open to faculty who register. Lunch will be provided.

Doing consulting work with more than 250 colleges worldwide, Angelo has been called an internationally renowned expert on assessment. His book, "Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers," has sold more than 75,000 copies in print.


For more information, email Barbara Millis, director of the UTSA Teaching and Learning Center.

>> Register for Finding Out How Well Students Are Learning What We're Teaching: An Introduction to Formative Classroom Assessment

>> Register for Seven Levers for Higher and Deeper Learning: Research-based Guidelines and Strategies for Improving Teaching, Assessment, and Learning



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