UHCL News

New reading library for new Habitat for Humanity home

August 17, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

New reading library for new Habitat for Humanity home

When Cynthia Vasquez-Gonzalez and her five daughters move into their new Habitat for Humanity home next month, they will each bring with them a mini-library of personalized, age-appropriate books provided by the University of Houston-Clear Lake Habitat for Reading program.

UHCL students, faculty attend STEM professional development at JSC

August 16, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL students, faculty attend STEM professional development at JSC

Two University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Education pre-service students along with a UH-Clear Lake faculty adviser got behind-the-scene peaks at several NASA Johnson Space Center projects while attending a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professional development workshop onsite at the center this summer.

UHCL alum’s passion for books ignites students, educators

June 30, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL alum’s passion for books ignites students, educators

Spend a few minutes talking to University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Education graduate, Juan Gonzalez about his work and you’ll discover what it means to be passionate. Gonzalez, a third-grade reading teacher at Louis G. Lobit Elementary School in Dickinson Independent School District, will have you longing to dive into the nearest book.

UHCL students provide STAAR tips to area 4th graders

June 29, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL students provide STAAR tips to area 4th graders

University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Education students provided fourth-grade students at Bonner Elementary School in the Houston Independent School District with personal feedback and writing tips before their STAAR testing, both groups emerged winners.

UHCL Kids U ongoing through July

June 23, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL Kids U ongoing through July

The annual Kids U summer program runs through July with a variety of week-long sessions to choose from.

UHCL, CCISD celebrate bilingual immersion program milestone

June 08, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL, CCISD celebrate bilingual immersion program milestone

Clear Creek Independent School District and the University of Houston-Clear Lake have reason to celebrate their 15-year partnership which established McWhirter Elementary School as a Professional Development Laboratory School. The program's first kindergartners have graduated high school.

Grads receive doctor of educational leadership

June 01, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

Grads receive doctor of educational leadership

University of Houston-Clear Lake celebrated six new doctoral graduates in educational leadership during the university’s May graduation ceremonies.

UHCL professor named national outstanding environmental educator

March 29, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL professor named national outstanding environmental educator

University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Education Professor Jana Willis was selected as one of five National Outstanding Educators, in addition to being named Texas Educator of the Year, by the national environmental education program Project Learning Tree or PLT.

Educators convene to discuss need for PreK-3 certification

March 07, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

Educators convene to discuss need for PreK-3 certification

University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Education hosted a town-hall meeting to discuss the potential for a new PreK-3 (3 years old) Educator Certificate with Marnie Glaser, Texas Education Agency’s executive director of Early Childhood Education.

UHCL and UTMB to Co-Host Greater Houston Area STEM Conference

February 27, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL and UTMB to Co-Host Greater Houston Area STEM Conference

University of Houston-Clear Lake and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will co-host the first annual Greater Houston Area STEM Conference, Saturday, March 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. More than 200 educators from 20 school districts in the Houston-Galveston and surrounding areas have already registered to attend the one-day event at UH-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

UHCL stocks reading library for Habitat family

February 21, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL stocks reading library for Habitat family

The University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Habitat for Reading Project created another library of children’s books in the newest Habitat for Humanity home in Pasadena. The initiative was begun in 2016 by Sheila Baker, College of Education assistant professor of Literacy, Language and Library Science.