San Antonio and Bexar County Teachers Experience Historic Learning Opportunity

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Close to 250 teachers attended the San Antonio Tricentennial Summer Institute for Educators June 10 – 14, 2017 at the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown campus.  This opportunity kicked off the History and Education focus of the Tricentennial.  In collaboration with UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, the week-long event provided educators with an opportunity to learn about the diverse history of San Antonio and Bexar County, resources available throughout the area for teachers to access in their classrooms, and guidance on how to prepare their students for the future with topics that included workforce development, college preparedness, and San Antonio’s technology industry.

School districts represented included Alamo Heights ISD, Boerne ISD, Brooks Academy of Science and Technology, East Central ISD, Edgewood ISD, Fort Sam ISD, Harlandale ISD, Judson ISD, Lackland ISD, North East ISD, Northside ISD, Pearsall ISD, Private Schools, Charter Schools, Prep Schools, San Antonio ISD, South San Antonio ISD, Southside ISD and Southwest ISD.

Dynamic and distinguished keynote speakers during the Institute included San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Tricentennial CEO Edward Benavides, Mario Lozoya, Dr. Amy Porter, Lionel Sosa, Juana Rubalcava, Anna Weisz Rado, Dr. Enrique Aleman, Doug Castle, Lorenzo Gomez, Dr. Yvonne Katz, and Dr. Ricardo Romo.  Educators also participated in educational field trips to Mission San Juan, The Holocaust Museum, Mission San Jose, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, and Brooks City Base as part of the Summer Institute’s agenda.

Participants received up to 40 CPE credits for their continued learning efforts.  The educators will receive curriculum based on the Summer Institute to implement in their schools in the 2017-2018 school year.

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