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COEHD hosts college wide meeting
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The College of Education and Human Development hosted the annual September College Wide Meeting for all faculty and staff. The meeting, which was themed "Focus on Research," included remarks from Dean Margo DelliCarpini; Dr. Amaury Nora, associate dean for research, and Dr. Juliet Ray, director of the COEHD Research Service Center; Dr. Can Saygin, professor of mechanical engineering and associate vice president for Sponsored Project Administration; and Monica Treviño, senior grant development coordinator. (Photo by Byron Spencer)

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Ying Li ’16 is passionate about teaching Chinese to UTSA students
by Courtney Clevenger, University Communications| Pub:
Meet Ying Li ’16. This UTSA graduate and professor is giving students a better understanding of the Chinese language and culture.  
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COEHD professor edits book on K-12 school leadership
by Jo Ann Jones, COEHD| Pub:
Dr. Mariela Rodriguez, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and associate dean in the UTSA Graduate School, co-edited a book on K-12 school leadership that was recently published by Palgrave/Macmillian.  
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At UTSA, first-generation faculty are helping first-gen students navigate college
by Kara Soria, University Communications| Pub:
Nearly half of the Fall 2017 entering freshmen undergraduates enrolled at The University of Texas at San Antonio are first-generation students.  
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COEHD Graduate Studies moves to new offices
by Jo Ann Jones, COEHD| Pub:
The College of Education and Human Development's Graduate Studies has moved from the Downtown Campus to the Main Campus.  
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Announcements

African American Studies Doctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline: Sep. 15th 2017

We are looking for a COEHD doctoral student to work with the African American Studies program housed in COEHD. This is a fully funded doctoral position that will provide salary and tuition and fees for academic year 2017-2018. The position involves both Research and Teaching opportunities.
Eligibility
1) Applicants must be current Ph.D. or Ed.D. student in The College of Education and Human Development. MA students in COEHD programs are also welcome to apply.
2) Applicants are preferred to have experience of the study/research that centers on or is related to Africa and the African Diaspora.
3) Applicants must be continuously enrolled as a full – time graduate student for the term of the award.
4) Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.


Duties
1. Recipient will be working as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Fall 2017 semester assisting with grant proposal writing for the African American Studies program.
2. Recipient will be working as a Teaching Assistant for African American Studies program teaching one course for the Spring 2018 semester for AAS program.
3. Doctoral Fellow will report to the director of African American Studies Program.
4. Other duties as assigned.


Application Requirements
1. Applicant Information: Provide your contact information, current status and current field of study. Provide details about your proposed dissertation research, relevant coursework, academic honors, pertinent teaching/employment experience and titles/citations of publications.
2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
3. Application Essay: In 1,500 words describe your interest in AAS teaching/researching and scholarship.
4. Two Letters of recommendation: a) Doctoral Mentor’s Letter of Recommendation: Your faculty mentor/advisor will be asked to provide a letter of support that will assess your commitment to this TA/GRA position. b) Second letter of professional recommendation.


Completed Application packet must be submitted in hard copy to MS. 3.01.04 or emailed to AAS@utsa.edu before 5pm Friday, Sep. 15th, 2017.
Dissertation Defense of Deepti Kharod
The Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching proudly announces the dissertation defense of:

Deepti Kharod
Doctoral Candidate for the Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

Dissertation Title:
Biophilia and Caring in a Nature-Based Preschool: A Multiple Case Study of Young Children's Engagement with Nature

Date & Time: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10am

Location: Main Campus
Room: Graduate School and Research Building (GSR) 1.204

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Maria Arreguin-Anderson

Committee Members:
Dr. Desjean-Perrotta
Dr. Elizabeth Pate
Dr. John Sutterby

Presentation is open to the public.
 
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Educator App of the Month

Remind
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Video: How to use Remind


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Events Calendar

Sep
23
Mastering the TExES Workshop
 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Main Campus - Main Building, 0.410
Sep
23
Instructional Technology Workshops: TECH SHOWCASE
 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Main Campus - John Peace Library, 3.02.38 - COEHD Computer Lab
Sep
26
Instructional Technology Workshops: PLICKERS / KAHOOT! / TODAY’S MEET
 2:00 - 4:00 pm
 Main Campus - John Peace Library, 3.02.38 - COEHD Computer Lab
Sep
27
Coordinated Program in Dietetics Open House
 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
 Main Campus - 

University Center Ski Lodge

Sep
30
Information Sessions: ILT Master’s Degree Programs
 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 DT Campus - Durango Building, Room 3.110
Oct
01
2017 TACUSPA Fall Annual Conference
 8 am - 5 pm
 Other - Renaissance Richardson, 900 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082



Upcoming Conferences

Oct
01
2017 TACUSPA Fall Annual Conference
 8 am - 5 pm
 Other - Renaissance Richardson, 900 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082
Oct
19
Texas AEYC 53rd Annual Conference
 7:00 a.m.
 Other - 

Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Nov
15
2017 UCEA Annual Convention
 8 am - 5 pm
 Other - 

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO




External News

Texas public school districts may now store, not trash, leftover food
by  ALIYYA SWABY - Texas Tribune | Pub: 09/21
School districts are now allowed to create food pantries on campus to store and distribute leftover food from the cafeteria, as long as they follow state and local health codes.
UTSA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
by  Courtney Clevenger - UTSA Today | Pub: 09/21
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is celebrating the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latinx Americans with a series of special events during National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
UTSA Fall 2017 Commencement date set
by  Courtney Clevenger - UTSA Today | Pub: 09/21
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has announced the date for its Fall 2017 Commencement ceremonies. More than 4,000 UTSA students will be eligible to graduate in one of two ceremonies, scheduled on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the Alamodome.
Miami 4th-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes
by  ELISSA NADWORNY - NPR | Pub: 09/21
When the fourth-graders in Mrs. Marlem Diaz-Brown's class returned to school on Monday, they were tasked with writing their first essay of the year. The topic was familiar: Hurricane Irma.
UTSA, Children’s Hospital partner to improve Autistic Therapy
by  Jeremy Baker - KENS | Pub: 09/19
Right now, children with autism in San Antonio may have to wait up to three years before receiving treatment. A new partnership between UTSA, Children's Hospital of San Antonio, and the Autism Treatment Center may cut that wait time dramatically. "Our goal is to assess and evaluate kids who we suspect could have autism," Dr. Andrew Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director of the Autism Clinic at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio said. The earlier that can happen, the better for both children and their parents. At the Autism Treatment Center of San Antonio, it's happening a lot sooner. Dr. Martinez said, "Research has shown if they get it early on they may not need certain services long-term."
What the Numbers Tell Us About U.S. Teachers
by  Education Week - Education Week | Pub: 09/18
Teachers tend to be white, female, and have nearly a decade and a half of classroom experience, federal statistics show.


 

Publications

Synthesis, Discussion, and Recommendations:  What we can do to advance reading achievement.
Rosalind Horowitz - Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching | The Achievement Gap in Reading: Complex causes, persistent issues, possible solutions: 09/08

Horowitz, R. & Samuels, S. J.  (2017). Synthesis, Discussion, and Recommendations:  What we can do to advance reading achievement. In R. Horowitz & S. J. Samuels (Eds.) The Achievement Gap in Reading: Complex causes, persistent issues, possible solutions. (pp. 200-220).  New York & London. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

The Achievement Gap in Reading: Unique historical and future perspectives
Rosalind Horowitz - Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching | The Achievement Gap in Reading: Unique historical and future perspectives. : 09/08

Horowitz, R. & Samuels, S. J.. (2017).  The Achievement Gap in Reading: Unique historical and future perspectives.  In R. Horowitz & S. J. Samuels (Eds.). The Achievement Gap in Reading: Complex causes, persistent issues, possible solutions. (pp. 1-19). New York & London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.


International Brain Wars:  Adolescent reading proficiency, performance, and achievement
Rosalind Horowitz - Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching | The Achievement Gap in Reading: Complex causes, persistent issues, possible solutions.: 09/08


Horowitz, R. (2017). International Brain Wars:  Adolescent reading proficiency, performance, and achievement. In R. Horowitz & S. J. Samuels (Eds.) The Achievement Gap in Reading: Complex causes, persistent issues, possible solutions. (pp. 123-147). New York & London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

 

Research

CAMP Powerup
American Diabetes Association of San Antonio
Awarded:   $2,625    Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
PI:   Summer Wilmoth  Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
CI:   Meixia Pan   Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition

Building a Stronger Community: Resilience Among LGBTQ+ People in South Texas
Robert Wood Johnson Fdn
Awarded:   $350,000    Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
PI:   Schnarrs, Phillip   Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition
CI:     

Using Children’s Literature to scaffold inferential thinking
Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST)
Awarded:   $2,902    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Miriam Martinez  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:     

UTeachSA STEM Teachers and Rowdy Scholars (UTeachSA STARS)
Biology; Mathematics;Academy for Teacher Excellence; Bicultural Bilingual Studies; Interdisciplinary Learning &Teaching
Submitted:   $1,154,398    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Carmen Fies  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:   Oscar Chavez; Carey Walls  Other Academics

CAST Tech Faculty in Residence Contract
San Antonio ISD-CASTTech
Submitted:   $124,220    Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
PI:   Carmen Fies  Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
CI:     

Supporting reading comprehension for emergent bilingual children through small-group inquiry-based i
IES through North Carolina State University
Submitted:   229,209   Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
PI:   Becky Huang  Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
CI:     


 
 

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