2018 UTRGV Sustainability Events

“UTRGV partners with university in Reynosa to train faculty for the Bilingual International Sustainability Education model”

Sustainable development goal #4: quality education

The Universidad Tecnológicade Tamaulipas Norte (UTTN), in Reynosa, Tamps., Mexico, completed a 10-week training designed to teach over 30 participating faculty members techniques to prepare and teach courses in the English language. On Nov. 3, the training concluded at the UTRGV McAllen Teaching Site with interactive team presentations by participants on topics ranging from Socio cultural Foundations to Electric Circuits Fundamentals. Presentations including videos, team-building strategies and interactive games, along with fully developed lesson plans that were delivered completely in English. “We are thankful for this training that was specially customized for us because it has provided new tools to our faculty and enriched them with knowledge,” said Juan Rafael Zubiaga, president of UTTN. “I believe that trainings like this should continue so that all of the faculty from our university can benefit from it.” Dr. Parwinder Grewal, UTRGV executive vice president for Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development, congratulated the participants and encouraged them to continue the relationship with UTRGV Continuing Education, and to return for a visit or pursue graduate studies at the university. The training is an initiative by UTTN to meet the protocol for innovative modality of public education in Mexico that is bilingual and international offered by technological universities operating in different states throughout the country. Courses at those institutions are offered mostly in English by qualified and certified teaching staff.