Campus News 2011

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2011

Schreiner, UT-Austin offer free professional development for educators

The Schreiner University will host “Effective and Meaningful Instruction for the 21st Century” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the ballroom of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the Schreiner campus. The program is free and open to all Hill Country elementary and secondary school teachers and administrators, and teachers will receive CPE hours. Lunch will be provided for the participants.
Schreiner is partnering with The College Career Readiness Initiative: English Language Arts Faculty Collaborative at The University of Texas at Austin and The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk for this event.
“The Schreiner University Department of Education wants to show its gratitude to our Hill Country partners in education as we strive together to prepare future teachers,” said Dr. Neva Cramer, director of teacher education and graduate education at Schreiner.
Daryl Michel of The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Public Affairs will speak on “Improving Student Performance: Best Practices in Intervention and Acceleration.” There will be several break-out sessions: “Literacy and Learning Through the Arts: The 21st Century Student,” presented by Dr. Cramer; “Motivating Strategies That Engage Reluctant Writers,” by Karen Taylor Backor, Schreiner instructor of education and coordinator of field experiences; “Creating Rigorous Lessons While Integrating the TEKS, ELPS and CCRS,” by
Kristie Hotchkiss, senior field trainer/analyst, Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts, The University of Texas at Austin College of Education; and “Features of Effective Instruction,” by Terri Kurz, also of the Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts.

To register, go to the website at and use the password “schreiner.” For more information about this program, e-mail Terri Kurz at  or contact Neva Cramer at or 830-792-7266. For more information about Schreiner and its teacher education program, including teacher certification and the master’s program, visit the University’s website at

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