Campus and Community

SOAR Grant Awarded to Teacher Club

By: UHD Department of Urban Education

The award-winning ‘Be A Teacher Club’ earned a $1,000 Student Organizing and Assistance Resources (SOAR) grant from the National Education Association (NEA) in September. “The SOAR award was made possible by the hard work and dedication that the students, faculty and staff put into the program. Their commitment to quality and relationship-building is an essential part of the program,” said Noel Bezette, Assistant Dean in the College of Public Service.

The grant was awarded to both Lone Star College-Kingwood and UHD, and will sponsor the ‘Different Seasons of Learning Professional Development Program’ from 12-3:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 3. The Professional Development Program will feature experts in their respective fields.

  • 12:30 p.m., Suzette Goss, professor of Math for the Teaching Profession at LSC-Kingwood, will present Secondary Math Instructional Strategies.
  • 1:30 p.m., Daphne Richardson, RN, a school nurse at Piney Woods Elementary School in Splendora Independent School District will present Sanitation Station: Health and Hygiene in Schools; Pam Byrne, UHD professor of READ and co-sponsor for UHD’s Be A Teacher Club will present English/Language Arts: Phonics and English/Language Arts – Writing.
  • 2:30 p.m., Jamie Spates, Assistant Principal MacArthur High School, Aldine Independent School District, will present Differentiated Instruction Curriculum.

“Professional development will be an ongoing part of the students’ careers as educators and participation in this program will build their résumés,” said an assistant professor from Lone Star College-Kingwood. “This session benefits students who are currently in or who are interested in the AAT or Joint Admissions Program with LSC-Kingwood and UHD by providing access to education experts who present a variety of topics applicable to the students’ future classrooms.”

For more information, contact Bezette at bezetteN@uhd.edu.