Master Teacher Academies
Summer 2012 Workshop Schedule
*Please note that all workshops will be presented with integration of mathematics, science, & technology. *
Welcome to the Master Teacher Academies
The focus of the UTEP MSTTPA Cycle 3 Academies Program is on Master Teacher Programs and Master's of Education Programs. It leverages the courses in UTEP's existing, SBEC-approved Master Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Technology programs to provide 50 eligible experienced Texas certified teachers with the graduate coursework, Reading, STEM content and pedagogy, and additional resources needed to become fully certified Master Teachers (MTs). Over two years beginning in July 2009 the program will pay the tuition and fees for up to six graduate courses making up UTEP's MT certification sequences and 40 integrated reading, mathematics, science, and technology Learning Academy Seminars, a mentoring component, and an online environment to fully prepare eligible teachers to perform effectively on the TExMaT certification tests and in their roles as Master Teachers in their districts beyond the completion of the project.
Math, Science, and Technology
The Math, Science and Technology portion of the program is funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The performance period was defined in the RFP as May 2009 - May, 2011, although we are exploring whether this will change due to the notice of award being received on July 21, 2009. Final activities must be completed by August 31, 2011. Dr Brian Giza (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Program Director (PI - working with science and technology as well as over-all program leadership), and Dr. Carolyn Awalt (email@example.com), the Co-PI who will be the secondary point of contact with the districts. The other two co-PIs are Dr. Olga Kosheleva (who will run the mathematics components of the program) and Dr. Michael Eastman (who will work with science content). There shall be a Coordinator to manage day-to-day program issues and we shall share that contact information here as soon as that person is in place.
The goals of the program are to:
Standard I Applies knowledge of the interrelated components of reading across all developmental stages, and has expertise in reading instruction at the primary, intermediate/middle, or high school level.
Standard II Selects and Administers appropriate reading assessments on an ongoing basis and uses the results to design, inform, and adjust instruction to promote literacy.
Standard III Designs and Implements reading instruction that reflects State Content and Performance Standards and addresses the varied learning needs of all students.
Standard IV Applies knowledge of primary and second language acquisition, including the relationship between the development of these languages, to facilitate and promote literacy.
Standard V Applies knowledge of reading difficulties, dyslexia, and reading disabilities to facilitate and promote literacy.
Standard V Facilitates appropriate, research-based reading instruction by communicating and collaborating with educational stakeholders; mentoring, coaching, and consulting with colleagues; providing professional development for faculty; and making decisions based on converging evidence from research.
Contact: Literacy/Biliteracy Education