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UHV to host educational mini conference

Teachers and aspiring teachers can learn about innovative ways to teach literacy, math, science history and technology at the all-day Multidiscipline Mini Conference on March 5 at the University of Houston-Victoria.

Barba Patton
Barba Patton

The program, organized by the UHV School of Education & Human Development, will feature university students and area experts sharing their knowledge in a series of sessions.

“Teachers need to be students every so often to be the best educators they can be,” said Barba Patton, a UHV education professor and co-organizer of the conference.

Subjects will include innovative ways to teach math concepts, local history to bring lessons of the past home to students, and ways to make the laboratory an exciting place for young minds.

Dennis Riedesel
Dennis Riedesel

“This conference will be especially useful to anyone who teaches math, since many of the presentations will be in that subject area,” said Dennis Riedesel, a UHV education associate professor and the conference’s other organizer.

Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. The conference is expected to end at about 3:30 p.m.

The conference costs $40 for educators and the general public, $15 for UHV students and $10 for current members of the Texas Computer Education Association. The cost includes lunch with guest speaker Mary Alice Hatchett, director of publications for the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics and an Austin-based math consultant.

The event is being sponsored by UHV, the Region III Education Service Center, Texas Computer Education Association and the Victoria County Historical Commission.

To register, visit www.uhvconnect.org/store and purchase a seat at the conference.

For more information, contact Riedesel at 361-676-2208 or riedeseld@uhv.edu, or Patton at pattonb@uhv.edu.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend and Harris counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.