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Norma Guerra
Norma Guerra

Academy for Teacher Excellence hosts workshop

By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist

(May 7, 2009)--The UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence in the College of Education and Human Development will host a workshop for area counselors at 9 a.m. Friday, May 8 in Frio Street Building Room 1.402 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

At the workshop, Norma Guerra, UTSA assistant professor of educational psychology, will discuss "Ethical Considerations in Problem Solving Approach to Intervention Management."

Guerra's research interests include social cognitive problem solving, engagement patterns and ongoing development of the engagement style construct using a problem-solving protocol for assessment purposes. She has authored and secured more than $1 million in grant funding including monies to implement the LIBRE (listen, identify, brainstorm, reality test, encourage) model and assess engagement styles.

Guerra earned a doctoral degree in educational psychology from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Academy for Teacher Excellence was established as a hub for school districts, community colleges and UTSA to collaboratively research, design, implement and evaluate educational programs that address emerging, statewide and local educational issues associated with a growing diverse student population. A major focus is the implementation of a Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions grant to leverage resources in the community to better prepare teachers in classrooms with a diverse student population.

For more information, contact the Academy for Teacher Excellence at (210) 458-3082.

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