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Professors Ramirez and Telese have been awarded $151,310

The College of Education has received notice from the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching that The Center for Educational Development and Innovation from The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College has been awarded $151,310 to support beginning mathematics and science teachers. The principal and co-principal investigators are Dr. Reynaldo Ramirez and Dr. James Telese.

The Beginning Teacher Induction and Mentoring (BTIM) program, in partnership with Harlingen and San Benito Consolidated Independent School Districts, will provide training for mentoring of beginning mathematics and science teachers. Four highly qualified mathematics and science mentors will be selected to support and conduct mentoring activities with forty (40) novice mathematics and science teachers in order to improve pedagogical strategies related to mathematics and science teaching.
January 2011

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