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  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:34 am on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Did you know? Education Technology is now Instructional Innovation and Support 

    Have you heard?
    There have been some changes to the area of Educational Technology (EdTech). We are now Instructional Innovation and Support (IIS).

    Why?
    Since the creation of EdTech in 2005, the responsibilities of this area have continued to expand beyond just the support of technology. This change provides a more accurate and description of explanation of the division and ensures alignment for the area with the goals and values of San Jacinto College.

    Mission: Instructional Innovation & Support will advance instructional innovation to create transformative learning experiences for our students.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Distance learning coordination
    • Instructional design support
    • Media development
    • Blackboard management
    • Open Books coordination
    • Instructional copyright
    • Instructional accessibility
    • Grade submission support and reporting

    Want to learn more?
    Join us at informational fairs to talk with members of the Instructional Innovation & Support team to learn about the support offered and see demos of some of the tools available for faculty. You can also enjoy snacks and sign up for a chance for door prizes.

    • October 21, 2019 2 – 4 p.m. at North campus, North Student Center N-12.2012e
    • October 23, 2019 3–4:30 p.m. at South campus, South ILC S-12.101
    • October 24, 2019 2–4 p.m. at Central campus, Central ILC C-1.102

    Check out our website or follow us on social media.
    Web: http://www.sanjac.edu/innovate
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SJCinnovations
    Twitter: @SJCInnovations
    Email: innovate@sjcd.edu

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:30 am on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    San Jac, THECB co-facilitate Perkins V stakeholder meeting 

    San Jacinto College co-facilitated the Gulf Coast Regional Perkins V State Plan Stakeholder Meeting with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Oct. 14.

    This all-day event at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology focused on best ways to use Perkins V (Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act) federal funding to improve CTE programs, meeting the changing needs of both students and employers.

    Under Perkins V, state and local communities have flexibility in using these federal funds.

    THECB representatives gathered feedback from educators and industries to identify Perkins V funding priorities, aiming to align with labor market needs and reduce or remove students’ barriers to quality education and internships.

    Stakeholder meeting attendees included business, industry, and economic development partners; workforce boards; community associations; chambers of commerce; San Jacinto College administrators and instructors; other area colleges and universities; and students and their families.

    Industry partners for all four San Jacinto College campuses participated, representing maritime, health science, liberal arts, and business and technology fields.

    According to perkins.ed.gov, students who concentrate on CTE courses have a 10 percent higher graduation rate (93 percent) than the national average.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:29 am on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Condolences 

    Our deepest sympathies go to Kevin Pinegar on the recent passing of his mother, Della Jane Pinegar. Pinegar met her savior on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at the age of 87.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernis and Lois Wood; husband, James; son, Larry and grandson, Jarrod. She leaves behind three children: Jamie Godfrey of Rockwell, TX, Kevin Pinegar of League City, TX and Mike Pinegar of Sherwood, AR. She is also survived by brothers, Eddie Wood and Morris Toney, and sister, Beth Bradberry, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    Kevin is a Professor of Mathematics at South Campus.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:25 am on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Influencer Expo: Friday, Oct. 25 

    The Office of Recruiting will host the first-of-its-kind College Influencer Expo on Friday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology. We are asking for your help to spread the word!

    Please share the invitation with anyone in the community who influences a student’s pathway to college. This can be a teacher, counselor, administrator, coach, or community organization working with students at any age level. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Office of Recruiting at 281-998-6150 x1076 or student.recruitment@sjcd.edu.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:23 am on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Students learn hands-on at Armand Bayou 

    Patricia Steinke, biology professor at the San Jacinto College Central Campus, took 57  students to the Armand Bayou Nature Center,  Wednesday, Oct. 2. The students participated in micro-seining and conducting water quality tests at the boat house, and conducting macro-seining in the water of Armand Bayou.

    A biology lab is going to be constructed near the current boat launch to provide better opportunities for students in the future.

     
  • Melissa.Trevizo 11:16 am on October 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    H-E-B Trunk or Treat Opportunity 

    The neighborhood H-E-B is hosting a trunk-or-treat event at the Deer Park Market location on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and they are extending an invitation to participate in the event.

    If you or your department would like to participate in, please contact Lissette Perez, Area Community Coordinator for Mi Tienda Division and Deer Park Market at s066cc@heb.com or 713-445-6802.

     
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