(March 19, 2014) -- The UTSA Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and the Academy for Teacher Excellence in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) will present their book, "Generating Transworld Pedagogy: Reimagining La Clase Mágica," at 7 p.m., Friday, March 21 in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
>> The presentation is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register online for the event.
"Generating Transworld Pedagogy: Reimagining La Clase Mágica" takes an in-depth look at the last five years of La Clase Mágica, an after-school program sponsored by the Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) that brings together bilingual teacher candidates and bilingual elementary students in low-income schools.
The program is designed to help bilingual students acquire new knowledge literacies through the use of digital technologies. La Clase Mágica at UTSA is based on a similar program developed in San Diego, Calif., by Olga Vásquez, associate professor at the University of California, San Diego and co-editor of the book.
"Our book demonstrates the utility of La Clase Mágica in terms of methodologies that engages learners in the process of active knowledge acquisition," said Belinda Bustos Flores, professor and chair of the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and co-editor of the book.
The book is the result of three years of collaborative work between the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, ATE, and colleagues from other countries and universities, and features chapters written by several COEHD professors, including Flores, Ellen Riojas Clark, Patricia Sánchez, Timothy Yuen, Maria Arreguín-Anderson, Iliana Alanis, Lucila Ek, Margarita Machado-Casas, and Lorena Claeys, director of ATE. The book also includes research conducted by COEHD graduate students.
The presentation will feature a special traditional Aztec dance, Ceremonia Náhualt a la Sabiduría Sagrada, performed by Danza Azteca Xinachtli. The event will include a book signing by the authors and a reception.
For more information, contact the Academy for Teacher Excellence at 210-458-6170.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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