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ADURA Writing, Teaching, & Leadership Academy w/UTRGV (GEAR UP)

ADURA is a unique, interactive Writing, Teaching, and Leadership Academy. Participants will • give students unique and HS-college readiness aligned diagnostics to determine strategic areas of writing instruction focus, smaller teams membership, and establish pre-/poststudent performance, • choose a seed assignment or activity to design/re-design for the whole series, • participate as designers and peer-reviewers • contribute to development of a collaborative léxico of writing and pedagogical concepts, and • participate in leadership training for professional development of writing teachers focused strategically on persistent learning gaps that were compounded by the pandemic

GEAR UP Collge Now and College Ready ELAR Teachers (by invitation only)







College/Career Readiness
English Language Arts/Reading
TPESS 1a Rigorous/aligned curriculum and assessment
TPESS 1b Effective instructional practices
TPESS 1c Data-driven instruction / interventions
TPESS 1d Maximize learning for all students
TPESS 2b Tailored Development, Feedback, Coaching
TPESS 3b Commitment to ongoing learning
TPESS 4a Shared vision of high achievement
TPESS 5a Strategic planning
TPESS 5b Maximized learning time
TTESS 4.3 Professional Development

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Workshop Materials


Dates, Times and Locations

Room Name Workshop Date Begin Time End Time
Education Service Center
Fort Ringgold Room
11/4/2022 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
UT-RGV 11/5/2022 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
Education Service Center
Sal Del Rey Room
12/2/2022 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
UT-RGV 1/14/2023 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
UT-RGV 1/14/2023 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
UT-RGV 1/14/2023 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
Education Service Center
Falcon Dam Room
3/3/2023 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
UT-RGV 4/29/2023 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
Education Service Center
Falcon Dam/Sal Del Rey Room
5/12/2023 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
UT-RGV 5/20/2023 8:30 AM 4:00 PM

Workshop Contacts

Name Type E-Mail Phone
Rachael Sanchez Contact
Gaudy Espinoza Contact (956) 984-6169
Nicole Saenz Contact (956) 984-6112
Ricardo Lee Lopez Jr. Contact (956) 984-6110
Yolanda Torres Contact (956) 289-2163
Veronica Martinez Contact
CASSANDRA BAZAN Contact (956) 984-6127
Crisol Medina Contact (956) 984-6225

Special Accommodations
For requests for special accommodations for this workshop, please contact one of the individuals listed above at least ten(10) business days prior to the workshop date.