UT-RGV Regional Science Collaborative

Director

Dr. Phillip Dukes
Associate Professor
phillip.dukes@utrgv.edu
956-882-5751

Abstract

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has entered into agreements 3 participating school districts within the region’s Educational Service Center One to provide intensive, high quality professional development to a total of 25 middle school science teachers. The project activities will fall under the directorship of Dr. Phillip Dukes, associate professor for physics and astronomy and be supported by a team of STEM and education faculty. The team also includes several exceptional school district master teachers. The team will be involved in delivery and monitoring of mentoring activities. The project instructional team will provide a total of 100 hours professional development to 25 Science Teacher Mentors (STMs). The project staff has committed to implement an immersion model that would require that at least one Science Teacher Mentor will deliver 24 hours of documented professional development to all campus teachers or Cadre Members (CMs) in the specified grade level. Although all participating teachers will participate in the immersion model, those STMs who are not at the 8th grade level may provide a minimum of 12 documented hours of professional development to at least three science teachers on their campus. The project includes a rigorous and well-articulated assessment plan that includes required pre-post assessments, surveys, and assessment of all project deliverables. These artifacts will be uploaded to the state project site by the required timeframe. The successful implementation of this project is to increase the content and pedagogical knowledge of middle school science teachers for the purpose of increasing student achievement. The project director and the instructional team is committed to ensuring the success of this project.


Administrative Team Members

NameProfessional Title
Dr. Phillip Dukes
Ms. Laura RamosAdministrative Assistant

Training Events

EventDates
TRC 17-18 welcome 05/17/2017 - 05/17/2017
TRC 17-18 welcome 05/17/2017 - 05/17/2017
Summer institute 5/24/2017 - 5/24/2017
Summer institute05/31/2017 - 05/31/2017
Summer institute06/07/2017 - 06/07/2017
Summer institute06/14/2017 - 06/14/2017
Summer institute06/21/2017 - 06/21/2017
Summer institute06/28/2017 - 06/28/2017
Summer institute07/05/2017 - 07/05/2017
Summer institute07/12/2017 - 07/12/2017
Summer institute07/19/2017 - 07/19/2017
Summer institute07/26/2017 - 07/26/2017
Summer institute08/02/2017 - 08/02/2017
Summer institute08/09/2017 - 08/09/2017
Summer institute08/16/2017 - 08/16/2017
Fall #109/13/2017 - 09/13/2017
Fall #209/27/2017 - 09/27/2017
Fall #310/04/2017 - 10/04/2017
Fall #410/11/2017 - 10/11/2017
Fall #510/18/2017 - 10/18/2017
Fall #610/25/2017 - 10/25/2017
Fall #711/01/2017 - 11/01/2017
Fall #811/08/2017 - 11/08/2017
Fall #911/15/2017 - 11/15/2017
cancelled11/22/2017 - 11/22/2017
cancelled11/29/2017 - 11/29/2017
Spring #94/24/2018 - 4/24/2018
Spring #21/31/2018 - 1/31/2018
Spring #704/04/2018 - 04/04/2018
Spring #302/21/2018 - 02/21/2018
cancelled02/07/2018 - 02/07/2018
cancelled02/14/2018 - 02/14/2018
Spring #402/28/2018 - 02/28/2018
Last Summer Institute meeting 8/30/2017 - 8/30/2017
Rita Garcia Fall 1711/2/2017 - 11/17/2017
Crystal Olvera Fall 179/15/2017 - 11/3/2017
Maria Delgado Fall 179/15/2017 - 11/10/2017
Noemi Colmenero Fall 178/13/2017 - 11/14/2017
Mario Rojas Fall 179/20/2017 - 11/13/2017
Kathy Gomez Fall 1711/14/2017 - 1/4/2018
Holly Valdez Fall 178/22/2017 - 11/7/2017
Elizabeth Kretz Fall 1710/10/2017 - 10/17/2017
Edith Cano Fall 178/30/2017 - 10/25/2017
Jorge Jasso Fall 178/12/2017 - 10/14/2017
Brian Esquivel Fall 179/14/2017 - 11/16/2017
Augustin Carrera Fall 178/17/2017 - 10/28/2017
Arturo Saldivar Fall 178/9/2017 - 11/3/2017
Rebecca Alvarez Fall 1711/6/2017 - 11/9/2017
Carlos Correa Fall 179/7/2017 - 10/12/2017
Anna de Leon Fall 17 9/9/2017 - 10/26/2017
Lupita Cisneros Fall 179/14/2017 - 11/9/2017
Antonio Balboa Fall 179/14/2017 - 10/12/2017
Linda Torres Fall 179/14/2017 - 11/10/2017
Nadia Villarreal Fall 178/28/2017 - 12/5/2017
Agustin Carrera SP 183/8/2018 - 4/5/2018
Spring #804/11/2018 - 04/11/2018
Spring #503/21/2018 - 03/21/2018
Spring #63/28/2018 - 3/28/2018
Spring #104/28/2018 - 4/28/2018
Spring #11/24/2018 - 1/24/2018
Spring #115/2/2018 - 5/2/2018
Spring #125/9/2018 - 5/9/2018
Anna de Leon SP 181/15/2018 - 3/5/2018
Antonio Balboa SP 181/13/2018 - 3/30/2018
Arturo Saldivar SP 181/4/2018 - 3/29/2018
Carlos Correa SP 183/21/2018 - 4/25/2018
Crystal Olvera SP 181/13/2018 - 3/31/2018
Kathy Gomez SP 183/8/2018 - 4/5/2018
Edith Cano SP 181/31/2018 - 3/21/2018
Maria Delgado SP 181/12/2018 - 3/2/2018
Holly Voladez SP 182/1/2018 - 4/12/2018
Luis Mauro Delgado SP 183/8/2018 - 4/5/2018
Rebecca Alvarez SP 181/15/2018 - 3/23/2018
Rita Gracia SP 182/1/2018 - 4/4/2018
Noemi Colmenero SP 18 1/19/2018 - 4/11/2018
Heidi Gomez SP 181/5/2018 - 3/7/2018
Elizabeth Kretz SP 183/9/2018 - 5/26/2018
Brian Esquivel SP 181/18/2018 - 2/8/2018
Spring #135/16/2018 - 5/16/2018
Lupita Cisneros SP 181/1/2018 - 3/8/2018
Nadia Villarreal SP 183/6/2018 - 4/30/2018
Linda Torres SP 181/8/2018 - 3/8/2018
Mario Rojas SP 181/1/2018 - 1/1/2018