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May 11, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler to Hold Early Childhood Math, Science Summer Institute

The University of Texas at Tyler School of Education, in collaboration with Region VII Head Start, will hold the 2009 Early Childhood Math and Science Summer Institute June 15 – 19, Dr. William Geiger, College of Education and Psychology dean, announced.

The institute will be a five-day event at the UT Tyler Ornelas Activities Center.

Participants have multiple options of training. Cost is $150 for all five days, $90 for three-day training; $60 for two-day training; and $40 for any one day of training. Cost for UT Tyler students is $10 for any day registered. The first three days will focus on math and science for the young child, while the last two days will focus on Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline

“This provides valuable information for preschool, pre-kindergarten, Head Start, kindergarten and primary grade teachers, and college credit is available,” said Dr. Kathy Morrison, UT Tyler associate professor of early childhood education and institute coordinator.

Registration forms are available online at http://www.uttyler.edu/education.

Deadline is June 1. Registration is complimentary for Region VII ESC Early/Head Start teachers and principals.

For more information, contact Morrison, 903.566.7016 or kmorrison@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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