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Colleges of education at UT institutions provide resources for K-12 teachers impacted by COVID-19

The colleges of education at the eight UT academic institutions have curated a list of high-quality resources to support K-12 student and professional teachers who have made the rapid transition from in-person to remote teaching because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

K-12 teachers can visit the ElevateTXed website to find learning resources for students and activities that support remote teaching, in addition to teacher development opportunities and Zoom training for educating via videoconference.

“These resources are aimed at both pre-service and in-service teachers who are navigating this new school-at-home reality,” said Nichole Prescott, PhD, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs. “While a number of these resources support current K-12 teachers transitioning to remote teaching, we also provide resources and information for those who are new to education—our student teachers.”

ElevateTXed, an initiative of the eight UT colleges of education, works to elevate the field of education in the state of Texas, support new-to-profession teachers, highlight current research in the field of education and serve as a one-stop shop for anyone considering becoming a Texas teacher.

The initiative was launched in part because Texas is experiencing a critical teacher shortage, particularly in the areas of bilingual education, math, science, career and technical, and special education.

“If job-seeking Texans are looking for a stable, rewarding and heroic career, we encourage them to consider the education field,” Prescott said.

More information can be found on the ElevateTXed website.

About The University of Texas System

For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care. With 14 institutions, an enrollment of nearly 240,000 students and an operating budget of $21.1 billion (FY 2020), the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produce more than 60,000 graduates annually and award more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and more than half of its health professional degrees. Collectively, UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 8.2 million outpatient visits and 1.6 million hospital days last year. Across UT institutions, research and development expenditures total $2.9 billion – the highest in Texas and second highest in the nation among public higher education systems – and the UT System is regularly ranked among the top 10 most innovative universities in the world. The UT System also is one of the largest employers in Texas, with more than 21,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and members of the National Academies – and more than 83,000 health care professionals, researchers and support staff.

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