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By Michael Marder, Professor of Physics and UTeach Executive Director, University of Texas at Austin

In the fall of 1997, the University of Texas at Austin launched UTeach, which began preparing STEM teachers in a new way. Today, 44 universities are part of the UTeach network. Michael Marder is co-founder and co-director of UTeach in Austin, and will give the keynote address at this year’s UTeach Conference.

UTeach Institute and Edhesive Team Up to Deliver CS Principles

The UTeach Institute is pleased to announce its collaboration with Edhesive to deliver its forthcoming AP Computer Science Principles course in a hybrid online platform accessible to high school students across the country. In Texas, only 1 percent of high school students took a CS course in the 2013–2014 academic year, and fewer than 15 percent of high schools offered coursework in the discipline at all. The U.S.

Now Enrolling: Classroom Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning

UTeach Professional Development is happy to announce that our first MOOC, Classroom Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning, is enrolling participants for the second run of the course. This self-paced version will remain open throughout the 2016-2017 academic year.

UTeach Is Turning 20! Celebrate With Us

UTeach anniversary logoTwenty years ago, there was no Snapchat or Instagram. Heck, there weren’t even smartphones! The Spice Girls and Hanson were at the top of the pop charts, George Lucas re-released special 20th anniversary editions of the original Star Wars trilogy with new digitized footage, and UTeach was formed in response to a troubling shortage of STEM teachers in the United States.

UTeach Named TxATE K–12 Exemplar Partner

UTeach was awarded the TxATE K-12 Exemplar Partnership award due to the work of the UTeach Austin Induction Program, UTeach Outreach, and UTeach Professional Development. UTeach Master Teacher Kelli Allen received the award on Monday, October 17 at the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) luncheon in San Marcos. We're proud to be a model for strong partnerships between universities and K–12 schools! 

UTeach Computer Science and UTeachNation Celebrate CSEdWeek

This week, UTeach Computer Science joined thousands of organizations in advocating for K–12 computer science (CS). Celebrated annually in December, CSEdWeek highlights the importance of CS for classrooms and the workforce worldwide.

UTeach Blog: Students of UTeach graduates learn more

During the 20 years UTeach has prepared teachers, many have asked for evidence that high school students learn more if their teachers come from UTeach. Two recent studies from Texas show that students of UTeach graduates do learn more.

Read about it on the new UTeach Blog.

UTeach Austin Alumnus Named Local PhysTEC Teacher of the Year

Richard Wright, a UTeach Austin graduate and physics teacher at St. Andrew's Upper School in Austin, has been selected as Local PhysTEC Teacher of the Year! This award recognizes Richard as an exemplary teacher in his field.

The White House College Opportunity Day of Action and the Obligation to Prepare Teachers

On December 4, 2014, I joined college presidents, charitable foundation directors, and education leaders at the White House College Day of Opportunity. We heard from Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and Arne Duncan, along with panelists and students.

FSU-Teach Alumnus Awarded New Teacher of the Year

Abria Harris, FSU-Teach alumnus and math teacher, was awarded New Teacher of the Year at Havana Middle School, in Havana, Florida. Abria is now eligible for the district-wide award. Congratulations!

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