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UHV education professor receives grant to attend international conference

Barba Patton, a University of Houston-Victoria professor of education in the UHV School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development, presents a paper in June during the 2018 Canadian International Conference on Education in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Patton recently received a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to help pay for travel to the 2019 conference, where she will continue a project that was started during the 2018 event. The project is titled "Unraveling the Mystery of Teaching Math to Limited English Students." Patton will be conducting interviews with conference attendees about strategies to teach math to English Language Learners. Patton estimates it will take two years to collect enough interviews to complete the project.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as a teaching center in Katy, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All Initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student popular, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.