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UHCL prof to represent higher ed on Texas Early Learning Council

March 11, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof to represent higher ed on Texas Early Learning Council

The Texas Early Learning Council named University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Rebecca Huss-Keeler to be a council representative for the early childhood educators of Texas.

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

February 26, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

For video-game fanatics, getting paid to play is the ultimate dream. While University of Houston-Clear Lake students majoring in digital media studies, didn’t actually get paid, they won a prestigious award for creating a video game titled “Code of Aegis” at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference recently held in Orlando, Fla.

College of Education profs collaborate on research exploring issues facing novice teachers

February 25, 2019 | Katherine Adams

College of Education profs collaborate on research exploring issues facing novice teachers

Four College of Education professors at University of Houston-Clear Lake have collaboratively published a book intended to resonate with educators or others involved in teacher preparation programs. The book, entitled “Facing Challenges and Complexities in Retention of Novice Teachers,” by Professors Denise McDonald, Michele Kahn, Leslie Gauna and Kent Divoll, is a research book investigating new teachers’ challenges and concerns in the Houston area, and illustrating the main factors that impact their decisions to remain in the teaching profession or leave.

Endowment for teachers in training is key to their success

February 20, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Endowment for teachers in training is key to their success

With both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Houston-Clear Lake, Denise Navarro, founder and CEO of NASA contractor Logical Innovations Inc., knows the power of a great education and understands that without support, many students can’t achieve their full potential.

UHCL, UTMB to co-host conference spotlighting innovations in STEM

January 21, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL, UTMB to co-host conference spotlighting innovations in STEM

University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Texas Medical Branch will co-host the annual Greater Houston Area STEM Conference to be held March 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

Principal as Instructional Leader certification prepares administrators-to-be for excellence

January 17, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Principal as Instructional Leader certification prepares administrators-to-be for excellence

In order to better address the evolving needs of Texas’ schools and communities, the State Board for Educator Certification adopted new standards in 2016 for rising principals wishing to become certified. In November 2018, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education’s Principal as Instructional Leader certification was approved by the Texas Education Agency, and now, says Associate Professor of Educational Leadership John Decman, students leave the university with Advancing Educational Leadership certificate and the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System certification and are ready to perform on Day One.

UHCL alumnus wins recognition for promoting literacy in school, community

January 14, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumnus wins recognition for promoting literacy in school, community

Matthew Panozzo’s passion for teaching kids to become lifelong readers can’t be contained in a single classroom. Committed to promoting literacy in his classroom and in his community, Panozzo, who received his master’s in reading from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2016, is one of 30 literacy leaders named to the International Literacy Association’s 2019 “30 Under 30” list. The prestigious list celebrates rising leaders in the field of literacy and includes a cohort of young innovators and visionaries creating positive change in the global literacy landscape.

UHCL scores big in nationwide rankings for quality, affordability

January 11, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL scores big in nationwide rankings for quality, affordability

University of Houston-Clear Lake received 17 top-10 rankings nationwide from three organizations that rate the best colleges for academics, value and student success and other metrics that help students decide where to go to school. Two of the organizations also break out rankings by state. UH-Clear Lake garnered five spots in top-10 rankings for best in Texas.

UHCL, Freeman Library partner to foster reading and writing skills in small children

January 08, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL, Freeman Library partner to foster reading and writing skills in small children

Educators are always looking for new, creative ways to help small children become comfortable with reading and writing. For Elaine Hendrix, Heather Pule and Roberta Raymond, all professors in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education, facilitating a partnership with Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library so that future educators can help parents of small children fall in love with books is a step toward making that happen.

Textpectations: Do you have text message anxiety?

January 07, 2019 | Jana Willis

Textpectations: Do you have text message anxiety?

Parents know how it is. You send a text message to your child and receive no immediate response. So you wait, you worry, you get frustrated. You may even feel a little anger; wondering why your child isn’t responding to your message. There is actually a name for that feeling we experience; textpectation.

UHCL Fall Commencement 2018

December 20, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Fall Commencement 2018

UHCL students and administrators participated in Fall Commencement 2018 on Dec. 16. Over 1,000 summer and fall candidates crossed the stage to receive their degrees.

UHCL student graduates, knows special education is her true calling in life

December 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL student graduates, knows special education is her true calling in life

Sarah Robicheaux has known her professional calling for most of her life. As the older sister of a sibling with Down’s Syndrome, the University of Houston-Clear Lake senior knows that teaching children with special needs is where she’s meant to be.