Work Smarter, Not Harder: Teaching Strategies from INRW and Government

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August 15th, 2019

Drs. Anna Alaniz and Darrial Reynolds

"Work Smarter, Not Harder: Co-requisite Teaching Strategies from INRW and Government"

Are you teaching a co-requisite course this academic year and looking for successful teaching strategies? Are you curious about how Texas instructors are partnering to ensure co-requisite teaching and learning success? If so, then "Work Smarter, Not Harder" is for you. Join Drs. Anna Alaniz (INRW) and Darrial Reynolds (GOVT) as they share their work in lesson and curricular design that aligns the SLOs and core objectives of a required, reading-intensive Government course with the reading and writing supports of a co-requisite INRW course.

About This Month's Speakers:

Dr. Anna Alaniz

Anna Alaniz earned a doctorate from Texas A&M-Kinsgville in Educational Leadership and a minor in English, a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Reading from University of Texas, Pan-American, and her bachelor’s degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Bilingual/Bicultural Education from University of Texas, Pan-American. Dr. Alaniz currently serves as the Ascender Coordinator at South Texas College. She also teaches all components of the Asccender Program. She is currently a full-time Developmental Reading Instructor and adjuncts for the Education and English departments. She adjuncts in the Teacher Bilingual Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she teaches Foundation of Literacy and Assessment and Remediation in Reading, and Student Teacher Supervisor. Dr. Alaniz taught in public education at Roma ISD for eight years. She has taught adult literacy courses as well.

Dr. Alaniz’s passion is helping underserved students persist and graduate from college. Her dissertation is titled, “Beating the Odds—Perceptions of Successful Former Developmental College Students.”

Dr. Alaniz has extensive experience in public and higher education systems. One of her passions is providing professional development to uncertified teachers to help them acquire their certification. She has presented Reading Strategies that Work at the Effective Border Schools Bilingual Conference. She has also presented Beating the Odds—Perceptions of Successful Former Developmental College Students at the NADE Conference, and she has conducted teacher professional development titled Promoting Early Literacy and Integrated Reading and Writing into the Curriculum at local elementary schools.

Dr. Darrial Reynolds

Darrial Reynolds has a Doctor of Arts in Political Science, a Master of Health Education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Idaho State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. His professional higher education teaching experience includes being a Political Science Professor at South Texas College in McAllen, Texas and a Political Science Instructor at Idaho State University. His professional secondary education teaching experience includes being a Summer School American Government and Economics Teacher at Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho and a Substitute Social Sciences and Health Education Teacher at Pocatello, Idaho School District.

Dr. Reynolds has many scholarly publications, including “Understanding How the Gradual Democratization of the United States Constitution Impacted the 2016 Presidential Election Results” to be published in the 2019 issue of National Social Science Proceedings and “How Two Key Political Events Impacted the Presidential Legacies of Four Presidents of the United States,” Published in the 2018 issue of National Social Science Proceedings.

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