The Academy for Teacher Excellence<br />Partnership Advisory Leadership Stakeholders (PALS) Meeting<br />January 28, 2011<...
Welcome<br />Lorena Claeys, Doctoral Candidate<br />ATE Executive Director<br />Dr. Steve Robinson from the White House Do...
ATE Vision and Mission StatementsDr. Belinda Flores, ATE Principal Investigator and Department of Interdisciplinary Learni...
Faculty Development Programs
Educator Preparation Programs
Quantitative and Qualitative Research
K-12, Community College, and Community Linkages</li></ul>“Children in our nation’s classrooms will learn and produce in wa...
The Academy for Teacher Excellence<br /><ul><li>Summit on Latino Student Success:  Critical Analysis and Dialogue for Tran...
Held May 13-14, 2010 at UTSA
Over 50 educators and policymakers from Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, New York and Washington, D.C.
Culminated in the development and publication of a policy brief with strategies to transform STEM teacher preparation and ...
ATE Projects & Programs At-a-Glance<br />ATEP<br />ML -ATEP<br />E3<br />CCRAAA<br />ATE<br />SP – ATEP<br />TAILC-GTF<br ...
<ul><li>The Accelerated Teacher Education Program is a Transition to Teaching Program initially funded by the U.S. Departm...
TRC Mid-Career I & II
THECB-Mathematics, Science, and Technology
TTT-Middle Level ATEP
TTT-Special Education ATEP</li></ul>Effie Mata, M. Ed. ATEAssistant Director<br />Accelerated Teacher Education Programs (...
Accelerated Teacher Education Program<br />Goals:<br /><ul><li>Increase the number of highly qualified secondary mathemati...
Measure content and pedagogical mastery of culturally efficacious practices and impact on student achievement
Share evaluative data with other institutions</li></ul>Certification Programs:<br /><ul><li>Middle Level Accelerated Teach...
Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ATEP) 8th-12th Math and Science
Special Education Accelerated Teacher Education Program (SE-ATEP) EC-12th</li></li></ul><li>Maria Elena Rodriguez, M.Ed. A...
TTT-ML ATEP
TTT-SPE ATEP
E-Mentoring
TRC-BTIM
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  1. 1. The Academy for Teacher Excellence<br />Partnership Advisory Leadership Stakeholders (PALS) Meeting<br />January 28, 2011<br />The University of Texas at San Antonio<br />
  2. 2. Welcome<br />Lorena Claeys, Doctoral Candidate<br />ATE Executive Director<br />Dr. Steve Robinson from the White House Domestic Policy council tours Toltec-T-Stem Academy with UTSA Professors and ATE Staff <br />
  3. 3. ATE Vision and Mission StatementsDr. Belinda Flores, ATE Principal Investigator and Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching Professor<br />Vision<br /><ul><li>COEHD, a nationally recognized leader in the preparation of educators for a diverse student population</li></ul>Mission<br /><ul><li>Student Support Programs
  4. 4. Faculty Development Programs
  5. 5. Educator Preparation Programs
  6. 6. Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  7. 7. K-12, Community College, and Community Linkages</li></ul>“Children in our nation’s classrooms will learn and produce in ways no adult in their lives can imagine.”<br /> Dr. Blandina Cardenas, 2003<br />MOTTO: “Capturing the Intellectual and Creative Potential of Diverse Learners”<br />
  8. 8. The Academy for Teacher Excellence<br /><ul><li>Summit on Latino Student Success: Critical Analysis and Dialogue for Transforming STEM Pedagogies and Policies
  9. 9. Held May 13-14, 2010 at UTSA
  10. 10. Over 50 educators and policymakers from Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, New York and Washington, D.C.
  11. 11. Culminated in the development and publication of a policy brief with strategies to transform STEM teacher preparation and impact the success of Latino students</li></ul>STEM Policy Brief<br />
  12. 12. ATE Projects & Programs At-a-Glance<br />ATEP<br />ML -ATEP<br />E3<br />CCRAAA<br />ATE<br />SP – ATEP<br />TAILC-GTF<br />Research Projects<br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Accelerated Teacher Education Program is a Transition to Teaching Program initially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, currently supported by the following grants:
  14. 14. TRC Mid-Career I & II
  15. 15. THECB-Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  16. 16. TTT-Middle Level ATEP
  17. 17. TTT-Special Education ATEP</li></ul>Effie Mata, M. Ed. ATEAssistant Director<br />Accelerated Teacher Education Programs (ATEP)<br />
  18. 18. Accelerated Teacher Education Program<br />Goals:<br /><ul><li>Increase the number of highly qualified secondary mathematics, science, and special education teachers in high needs schools
  19. 19. Measure content and pedagogical mastery of culturally efficacious practices and impact on student achievement
  20. 20. Share evaluative data with other institutions</li></ul>Certification Programs:<br /><ul><li>Middle Level Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ML-ATEP) 4th-8th Grade Math and Science
  21. 21. Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ATEP) 8th-12th Math and Science
  22. 22. Special Education Accelerated Teacher Education Program (SE-ATEP) EC-12th</li></li></ul><li>Maria Elena Rodriguez, M.Ed. ATE Education Specialist IV<br />Roy Narvaez, M.A. ATE Educational Specialist IV<br />Induction Support<br /><ul><li>Induction Support programs provide </li></ul>novice teachers with mentoring and <br />coaching support during the first three<br />years of teaching, and train math and <br />science teachers to be mentors to <br />other teachers in their districts.<br /><ul><li>GTF-TAILC
  23. 23. TTT-ML ATEP
  24. 24. TTT-SPE ATEP
  25. 25. E-Mentoring
  26. 26. TRC-BTIM
  27. 27. TRC-Science Teacher Mentors & Cadre </li></ul> Members<br /><ul><li>TRC-Mathematics Teacher Mentors & </li></ul> Cadre Members <br />
  28. 28. ATEP Project Impacts<br />Emily Young, M.P.A. ATERecruitment and Retention Specialist<br />ATE in the Districts<br /><ul><li>124 ATE Participants
  29. 29. Working in 60 schools
  30. 30. Within 13 Districts</li></li></ul><li>ATE Participants in Districts<br />
  31. 31. ATEP Participants Working in Districts<br />(By Certification Area)<br />
  32. 32. ATE Impact<br />
  33. 33. ATE Impact<br />ATEP Participants have served approximately:<br /><ul><li>12, 585 San Antonio students</li></ul>This number is based on a 6 period day<br />
  34. 34. Successes and ChallengesAna Wandless, Ph.D. ATE Research Scientist Associate III<br /><ul><li>ATEP: Recruitment, Selection and Preparation
  35. 35. Induction support:
  36. 36. eCommunity of Practice
  37. 37. CE Modules
  38. 38. Professional development
  39. 39. Technology Training
  40. 40. ATEP: Placement and Retention
  41. 41. ATEP 8-12: 80%
  42. 42. ML-ATEP: 86%
  43. 43. SE-ATEP: 85%</li></li></ul><li>E3: Equity, Education, Entrepreneurship<br />Tiffany Durham, B.S<br />ProgramManager Monica Rocha, B.A.<br /> Training Specialist II<br /><ul><li>Funded by the Department of Education’s Title V, The E3 Project seeks to increase the participation and retention of Latino, minority, and low-income students in STEM critical teaching shortage areas and STEM careers using technology and mobile learning</li></li></ul><li>E3 Strategies<br /><ul><li> Implement a more effective community outreach effort to recruit Hispanics to</li></ul> STEM areas<br /><ul><li> Implement an Interdisciplinary Community of Practice approach to increase students’</li></ul> resiliency, persistence, and self-efficacy<br /><ul><li> Develop a culturally efficacious Interdisciplinary Faculty Community of Practice (CofP)</li></ul> to address Hispanic student engagement and success issues<br /><ul><li> Implement a more robust and rigorous student preparation program prior to enrolling</li></ul> in STEM courses<br /><ul><li> Implement a culturally responsive mentoring and coaching system
  44. 44. Conduct research on topics related to inclusion and success of Hispanic students in</li></ul> the STEM areas<br />
  45. 45. E3 Exemplars: La Clase Mágica(The Magical Class)<br /><ul><li>La Clase Mágica UTSA (LCM@@UTSA)is a bilingual/bicultural technology based afterschool program at Las Palmas Elementary in Edgewood ISD
  46. 46. Netbooks & iPhones provided to 20 generalists and 20 bilingual teacher candidates per semester for technology instruction with students and parents</li></li></ul><li>LCM@UTSA<br /><ul><li>Serves as a space that validates children’s bilingualism and biliteracy
  47. 47. Provides multi-generational links of communication through technology for children and their families
  48. 48. Bilingual teacher candidates are afforded a unique setting to put their own biliteracy and bilingualism into action and improve these skills</li></li></ul><li>E3 Exemplars: Pre-Columbian Mathematics<br />Students from the Young Women’s Leadership Academy teach White House Domestic Policy advisor Dr. Steve Robinson about Pre-Columbian Mathematics during a visit with UTSA professors and ATE Staff<br />
  49. 49. E3 Exemplars: PathfindersEquity, Education, Entrepreneurship<br />The role of the Pathfinder:<br /><ul><li>Guiding our undergraduate community of future teachers toward a path of success
  50. 50. Providing a nurturing environment for thinkers and dreamers
  51. 51. Being an ambassador for higher education and fostering pursuits of lifetime learning </li></li></ul><li>Future Project: iClass-FIPSELucretia Fraga, Doctoral Candidate ATE Associate Director for Instructional Technology<br /><ul><li>FIPSE: Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education
  52. 52. iClass: Innovative Communities of Learning Advancing Student Success
  53. 53. An Early College Approach for Increasing Latino Participation in the STEM Disciplines
  54. 54. Collaboratively working with a high need high school, 50 Latino, other minority, or low-income 11th and 12th graders will receive academic and psychosocial support by participating in a dual enrollment program and will complete nine to twelve semester hours of college credit in STEM courses</li></li></ul><li>iClass Approach<br /><ul><li> Target Latino and low-income students who fall within the 40th and 90th percentile</li></ul> of their graduating class<br /><ul><li> Work collaboratively with schools to foster and support college-going cultures
  55. 55. Prepare university mathematics and science faculty to work collaboratively with</li></ul> mathematics and science high school teachers to adjust and align curriculum<br /> syllabi at the high school and university levels<br /><ul><li> Demonstrate the effectiveness of an improved curricular and instructional </li></ul> program for increasing Latino college access and success through a dual enrollment<br /> program<br />
  56. 56. Maximizing Synergy<br />Collaboration, Reflection and Feedback<br /><ul><li> How can we provide service to you, as one of our partner school districts?
  57. 57. What needs do you have that require funding?
  58. 58. What current programs or projects exist in your school district which could be</li></ul> more successful if an infusion of additional resources were made available through<br /> our partnership?<br /><ul><li> Do you have any comments, questions, or reflections that you would like to share</li></ul> with us today?<br />
  59. 59. Upcoming ATE Events<br /><ul><li>Building Culturally Relevant Lessons: A Hands-On Lesson Planning </li></ul> Professional Development presented by Dr. Emily Bonner<br /> This two-day workshop will be offered on two separate dates:<br /> February 8th or 9th, 2011 AND March 8th or 9th, 2011 <br /> 9am to 4 pm at the UTSA Downtown Campus, BV 1.1338<br /> Teachers will need to attend one day in February and one day in March.<br /><ul><li>Super SPED Saturday with Sarah Barrientes, Kristie Metting, Marisol</li></ul> Walker, and Fellow Special Educators<br /> Saturday, February 26, 2011<br /> 9 am- 4 pm at the UTSA 1604 Campus: UC Retama Auditorium<br /><ul><li>Culturally Efficacious Mentoring with Dr. Belinda B. Flores</li></ul> Maymester graduate course to be held at the UTSA 1604 Campus<br /> May 9, 2011 to May 28, 2011<br /> Tuition and related fees will be covered by the Greater Texas Foundation<br /> TAILC grant for qualified applicants<br />
  60. 60. Visit our website at http://ate.utsa.edu<br />The University of Texas at San Antonio<br />College of Education and Human Development<br />Academy for Teacher Excellence<br />Main Building, 0.312<br />One UTSA Circle<br />San Antonio, TX 78249<br />Phone: 210-458-6170<br />Fax: 210-458-6171<br />For more information<br />Contact us<br />
  61. 61. Please Join Us<br />

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