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What's New this Year? Send Us Your Update - Win Big


iPadWelcome back to a new school year! We hope that your fall is off to a great start, and we'd love to hear what you're doing this year.

Next month the UTeach Institute will email you an Alumni Survey so you can update your information on where you are and what you're teaching. Your participation will only take a few minutes, and it will help us report on the impact UTeach graduates are having in science and math classrooms nationwide.

As a thank you for completing the survey, you'll automatically receive a 25 percent discount on a current UTeach Professional Development online course of your choice. And three lucky names will be drawn to win big. Two participants will each win an iPad Air, and one will win a free trip to the 2nd Annual UTeach Alumni Conference (free registration, hotel stay, and travel). Look for the survey email to hit your inbox in a couple weeks.

UTeach Alumni Across the Nation Connect at 1st Annual Conference

 

About 50 alumni from six different UTeach programs came together in Austin on July 11 for a day dedicated to professional learning, connecting with fellow alumni, and having a lot of fun.

Even if you couldn't join us for the conference, you can experience the good times had by UTeach Nation: The 2nd Annual UTeach Alumni Conference will be held July 9-10, 2015, in Austin. Stay tuned for more details. We hope to see y'all there!

Volunteer to Serve on the USEA Executive Board


The UTeach STEM Educators Association (USEA) needs you! Here is an exciting opportunity to help set the direction for a new professional association dedicated to furthering UTeach programs and alumni across the country and developing STEM literacy for all students.

USEA is currently seeking UTeach alumni from any UTeach  program to serve on its Executive Board for a three-year time commitment. Nominate yourself or someone else by September 30, 2014. Learn more about this opportunity.

Alumni News


Katrina CornellKatrina Cornell, UTeach Austin alumna, was awarded a five-year Teaching Fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. Katrina teaches at Telluride High School in
Telluride, Colorado.

Anup SomalwarAnup Somalwar, TUteach alumnus, helped develop an online Algebra I course with a team at String Theory High School in Philadelphia, where he teaches. Over the summer it was ranked as the fourth most downloaded class on iTunes U.

Share your news! Send us announcements about your achievements, job changes, presentations, and publications.

Teaching Tips: Five Popular Posts with Practical Advice for Your Classroom


If you're not following UTeach Alumni on Facebook and Twitter, here are few popular posts you missed.

1. "Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners" from Edutopia.org. This article includes a collection of videos with small changes you can make in seating, organization, lighting, and decor to build your classroom space into a better place to teach and learn.

2. "These Mesmerizing GIFs Are Visual Proof That Math Can Be Cool" from Gizmodo. This post introduces you to a number of resources to find GIF makers using mathematics to craft hypnotic moving images.

3. "10 Creative Ways to Introduce Yourself to Students" from We Are Teachers. It may be a little late to use these tips this year, but it's never too early to start planning for next year (or next semester).

4. "7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class" from Mashable. This article looks at how science technology has evolved over time and explores some new useful educational tools.

5. "10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs" from Edudemic. Google Docs is more than a word processor. Check out some tricks to make it an editing platform, collaboration tool, research aid, and much more.

Follow UTeach Alumni on Facebook and Twitter for more teaching tips and resources.
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Alumni from 8 New UTeach Programs Join UTeach Nation

 

This spring about 350 students graduated from 27 UTeach programs across the country. We now have more than 2,100 UTeach alumni in the national network!

Eight programs graduated their first students:
  • Florida Tech UTeach at Florida Institute of Technology
  • MTeach at Middle Tennessee State University
  • UATeach at University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • UCCS Teach at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • UTeach Arlington at University of Texas, Arlington
  • UTeach Brownsville at University of Texas, Brownsville
  • UTeach Columbus at Columbus State University in Georgia
  • UTeach UMASS LOWELL at University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Congratulations and welcome to the National UTeach Alumni Network!

UTeach Professional Development

 

Online Courses

Should I Flip My Classroom?
  • October 6-November 2 or November 3-30
  • Continuing Education Credit: 4 hours
  • Course details
Introduction to Differentiated Instruction
  • October 6-November 2 or November 3-30
  • Continuing Education Credit: 4 hours
  • Course details
Teaching with Tablets: Where Do I Start?
  • October 6-November 2 or November 3-30
  • Continuing Education Credit: 4 hours
  • Course details
For more professional development opportunities, visit UTeach Professional Development or contact UTeach Professional Development Manager Carrie Culpepper.

Alumni Events


September 24
UTeach Austin Induction Professional Development
University of Texas at
Austin Campus

5:30-7:30 pm
Contact: cculpepper@austin.utexas.edu

October 22
UTeach Austin Induction Apprentice Teaching Panel
University of Texas at
Austin Campus

5:30-7:30 pm
Contact: cculpepper@austin.utexas.edu

November 15
UTeach Austin Induction Super Saturday
University of Texas at
Austin Campus

9 am-12 pm
Contact: cculpepper@austin.utexas.edu

July 9-10, 2015
2nd Annual UTeach Alumni Conference
Commons Learning Center
The University of Texas
at Austin

Contact: odonnell@uteach.utexas.edu
 

Say Hi to UTeach at CAST

 

Texas science teachers, if you're going to the Texas Science Teachers Association Conference, CAST, in Dallas, November 20-22, be sure to stop by the UTeach booth (#1000) to say hi, get your UTeach Alumni ribbon, and pick up some swag. Hope to see you there!

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