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Professional Development

Professional Development for Educators

We offer a variety of engaging educator professional development opportunities and programs throughout the school year, and focus on providing you with quality resources and activities you can take back to your classroom.

View and register for upcoming on-site workshops below, and be sure to sign up for our email updates! To schedule a custom on-site workshop, off-site presentation at your school, or other type of program, call 210-458-2351 or email itceducation@utsa.edu.

 

 

Inquiry Based Learning Workshop for Mathematics

Date: Apr 04, 2020

Location: UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Cost: $0

Inquiry Based Learning, or IBL for short, describes a broad range of empirically validated teaching methods which emphasize deeply engaging students and providing students with opportunities to learn authentically by collaborating with their peers. Defined broadly, IBL supports the use of a wide range of empirically validated teaching methods in mathematics courses to provide better instruction to students of all ages.

This workshop is for mathematics teachers in K-12 and higher education who would like to work together to make mathematics classes more engaging and impactful for students. During the morning session, you will learn how professors in higher education use IBL, including how they develop course materials and make decisions about content. In the afternoon, participants themselves will collaborate in an IBL activity culminating in development of materials for use in their own classrooms. Attend this workshop if you’d like to join a network of professionals interested in IBL who are willing to share teaching experiences and collaborate.

CPE: 7 hours

  • Customized Workshops

    We are happy to customize a workshop utilizing the museum resources and exhibit floor for you school or district. To provide the best experience we ask for at least 3 weeks’ notice and fees may apply.

  • Saturday Workshops

    Morning workshops focusing on special topics or current temporary exhibits and how they may be used as a resource in the classroom. Materials and refreshments provided. Separate registration for each session is required. Attending educators are awarded CPE credits. STAY TUNED FOR OUR SPRING SCHEDULE.

  • Summer Institute For Educators

    A week-long professional development conference focusing on a special topic. Open to educators of all grade levels and subject areas, this thematic workshop provides an intensive look into a specific area of study while providing attendees the opportunity to network and gain access to related resources. Attending educators are awarded CPE credits.

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions about any of our professional development opportunities, please feel free to contact us by emailing melanie.schwebke@utsa.edu.

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