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COEHDnews -- Week of Thu, November 15, 2018


EDGE-CSEd hosts teacher professional development workshops on computer science education
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The EDGE-Computer Science Education Group (EDGE-CSEd) hosted a series of teacher professional development workshops on computer science education this week. On Nov. 12, eleven high school and middle school teachers from North East ISD attended an all-day workshop on computer science teaching practices and object-oriented programming held at the EDGE Center. This workshop also included visits to the Department of Computer Science, where teachers gained insight on how they can prepare their students to transition to studying computer science at the university level. Two two-hour programming bootcamps on Python were also offered for pre-service teachers in UTeachSA and the COEHD on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14. These workshops were intensive introductions to basic programming for aspiring math and science teachers. 

Led by Dr. Timothy Yuen from the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, EDGE-CSEd is a cross-campus collaborative of faculty and students from the COEHD and the College of Science aimed at creating more access to, improving student success and teaching, and investigating best practices in computer science. These three workshops, all offered in the same week on consecutive days, were the first service activities for EDGE-CSEd. For more information, contact Yuen at (Courtesy of Dr. Timothy Yuen, ILT)



School psychologists nationwide celebrate National School Psychology Awareness Week
by Kathy Cowan, NASP & Dr. Felicia Castro-Villarreal, EDP| Pub:
National School Psychology Awareness Week is November 12–16, 2018  
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UTSA Mexican American Studies program to celebrate 25 years
by Dr. Marie Miranda, MAS| Pub:
The College of Education and Human Development’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) program will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 pm in the Buena Vista Theater at the UTSA Downtown Campus.  
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UTSA and Northwest Vista College aim to diversify teacher pipeline with new program
by Kara Soria, University Communications| Pub:
The UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) and Northwest Vista College (NVC) have established the Latino-Teacher Academy Learning Community (Latino-TALC) project with $3.75 million in federal funding.  
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COEHD alumna to change lives 7,000 miles away
by Jo Ann Jones, COEHD| Pub:
Six years ago, Shehreen Tariq set out on a journey to become a school psychologist. The England native knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children around the world.  
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New Handbook of Sociology of Education addresses educational inequality
by Dr. Guan Saw, EDP| Pub:
The Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century, edited by Dr. Barbara Schneider and associate edited by Dr. Guan Saw, assistant professor in the UTSA Department of Educational Psychology, has recently been published internationally.  
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ELPS dissertation defense: Erin E. McKinney
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies proudly announces the dissertation defense of:

Erin E. McKinney

Dissertation Title:
"The Impact of Teacher Growth Mindset on Student Self-Efficacy and Math Performance for all Students and for English Learners"

Date & Time: November 26, 2018 10:00 a.m.

Location: Downtown Campus

Room: Buena Vista Building, Room 1.322

Dissertation Chair:
Dr. Curtis Brewer

Committee Members:
Dr. Nathern Okilwa
Dr. Mariela Rodriguez
Dr. Guan Saw

Presentation is open to the public
Counseling dissertation defense: Mercedes V. Ingram
The Department of Counseling proudly announces the dissertation defense of:

Mercedes V. Ingram
Doctoral Candidate for the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Dissertation Title:
"Factors Predicting Mental Health Outcomes in Pediatric Clients Receiving Services in an Integrated Health Care Setting"

Date & Time: November 20, 2018 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown Campus

Room: Durango Building, Room 3.218

Dissertation Chair:
Dr. Jessica Lloyd-Hazlett

Committee Members:
Dr. Gerald Juhnke
Dr. Devon Romero
Dr. Joseph Blader

Presentation is open to the public
UTSA PREP GA Opportunity
The UTSA Prefreshman Engineering Program is hiring for a marketing and outreach graduate assistant to support programming efforts. Interested applicants should review the attached job description and requirements. To learn more about the program, visit

To apply: submit a cover letter and resume to PREP Director, Krystal Peralez at <>. The application deadline is Monday, December 3, 2018.
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Events Calendar

African American Quilts Exhibition
 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
 Main Campus - Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby
Donuts with the Dean
 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
 DT Campus - Buena Vista Building, Assembly Room 1.338
MAS 25th Anniversary Celebration
 6:00 p.m.
 DT Campus - Buena Vista Theater
American Educational Research Assoc. Conf. 2019
 Other - Toronto, Canada

Upcoming Conferences

American Educational Research Assoc. Conf. 2019
 Other - Toronto, Canada

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External News

President Eighmy provides update addressing classroom incident
by  Taylor Eighmy - UTSA Today | Pub: 11/14
Dear Roadrunners, I am writing to provide an update regarding yesterday’s classroom incident and address some of the specific questions and concerns you may have. We are currently conducting two separate investigations into the matter, one on potential discrimination (conducted by our Office of Equal Opportunity Services) and the other on classroom management (conducted through the Provost’s Office by Interim Dean Grimes in the College of Sciences).
Protect the 3 P’s During Cold Weather
by  Lauren Due - Spectrum News San Antonio | Pub: 11/14
Temperatures are once again expected to dip back down below freezing Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. It's important to protect the 3 P's - plants, pets and pipes - from the cold water. But also remember people and user heater safety.
Far From Home: Students Most Likely To Succeed
by  BEKAH MCNEEL - TPR | Pub: 11/13
In high poverty schools like Storm Elementary in San Antonio Independent School District, it’s not uncommon to see college pennants adorning the halls, and college T-shirts incorporated into the school uniform. At Storm, each class is named after a university. The third grade is the University of Arizona. Second grade is Trinity University. Kindergarten is Rice University.
UTSA names Myron Anderson Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
by  Courtney Clevenger - UTSA Today | Pub: 11/12
As UTSA implements its strategic vision and further cultivates a campus atmosphere that embraces diversity and inclusion, President Taylor Eighmy today announced the selection of Myron Anderson as the university’s Vice President for Inclusive Excellence. In this founding position, Anderson will serve as a leadership anchor, helping UTSA shape policies, set goals and provide strategic direction for the journey toward improving the campus climate for underrepresented groups.
UTSA students celebrate graduation during special ceremonies
by  Courtney Clevenger - UTSA Today | Pub: 11/12
Commencement is the icing on top of the collegiate journey for students at UTSA. Before crossing the stage to receive their diploma at the Alamodome, many UTSA students celebrate academic milestones through various colleges and organizations which helped them to chart their path to success. Below is a sampling of a few of the graduation ceremonies that make UTSA so unique.


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Theoretical models and processes of literacy
Misty Sailors - Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching | Routledge: 10/22

Alvermann, D., Unrau, N., Sailors, M., & Ruddell, R. (Eds.). (2019). Theoretical models and processes of literacy (7th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. 


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