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New Teacher Conference at UTPA helps beginner educators thrive
Posted: 02/21/2014
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The University of Texas-Pan American hosted its eighth annual New Teacher Conference recently, where educators starting their careers learned new techniques and received advice on how to excel in the classroom.

UT Pan American's College of Education and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education Lambda Psi Chapter sponsored the daylong conference, which had the theme of "From Surviving to Thriving."

Participants heard from Dr. Sonia Nieto, a renowned author, researcher and professor emerita of language, literacy and culture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who talked about the benefits of multicultural education. Teachers also attended various breakout sessions, including ones on classroom management, reading strategies and stress management.

Pictured from left to right are UTPA Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, UTPA Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Veronica Estrada, Nieto, UTPA Professor of Educational Leadership Dr. Velma Menchaca and UTPA Dean of the College of Education Dr. Salvador Hector Ochoa.