On Saturday, September 18, 2010, English, French, and Spanish teachers from the Coastal Bend area will gather at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) to develop strategies for bridging the gap between high school and community college coursework and university-level classes. Teachers, who will represent high schools and community colleges in the region, will focus on two primary themes: strategies for addressing millennial, working-class, and Mexican-American students; and incorporating technology in the humanities classroom. For example, a popular workshop at last year's summit showed Spanish teachers how to create instructional videos.
Dr. Rebecca Flores, chair of the Department of English and Philosophy at Del Mar Community College in Corpus Christi, said that last year's summit "not only provided a means for discussion and interaction with others in relation to K–16 literacy initiatives, but was a valuable learning experience due to its cross-disciplinary and hands-on approaches."
Panelists will include Dr. Jody Briones and Dr. Marcy Tucker, assistant professors of English at TAMUK, as well as faculty from Del Mar Community College.
The summit, which is free of charge to participants, will take place on the TAMUK campus from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Humanities Texas is pleased to provide this important educational program with grant support.