(Jan. 28, 2014) -- The San Antonio Writing Project will host its eighth annual conference for teachers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Frio Street Building Riklin Auditorium (1.406) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The conference, meant to help teachers learn best practices in motivating students to appreciate writing, is for area teachers and administrators.
This year's conference, "Because Writing Matters," will include breakout sessions on successful teaching strategies in the classroom. Teachers who attend will earn four professional development credits from the UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence.
Award-winning author Guadalupe Garcia McCall will be the keynote speaker for the conference. McCall, the author of "Under the Mesquite" and "The Summer of the Mariposas," will speak about teaching, writing and her life.
Free parking will be available in the Cattleman's Square lot across the street from the Buena Vista Street Building. For more information or to register for the conference, visit sanantoniowritingproject.org.
The San Antonio Writing Project was founded in 2006 at UTSA as part of the National Writing Project, which includes more than 180 sites across the United States. The project’s mission is to improve teaching methods in the classroom that promote better writing skills.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
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