Distinguished Teaching & Learning Award

In Recognition of Exemplary Teaching Technique, Practice, Activity

Last day for nominations: 5pm on March 30, 2018

Distinguished Teaching & Learning Award
2018 Recipients

Angelica Cerda, Developmental English, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Division
Teaching Technique: Promoting Critical Reading through the Graphic Novel
Angelica Cerda graduated with a Master of Arts in English from UT Pan-American. She has been teaching Integrated Reading and Writing 0304, and English 1301 at South Texas College since 2009.

Through these processes, students learn actively: performing (with live audio via apps), writing on the app, tapping rhythms for each other and discussing mistakes, identifying chords, scales, keys, and notes collaboratively, and interacting with course material. Mr. Cather’s teaching technique engages students of different abilities by being student-specific, appealing to different learning styles, and allowing students to collaborate, engage in discussion, and interact with course content.

Jovonne Delgado, Sign Language Interpreter, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Division
Teaching Technique: Using Visual, Auditory, and Tactile Teaching Techniques to Prepare Students for Effectively Serving the Deaf Community
Jovonne Delgado earned a Master of Education from Texas A&M University - Kingsville and both a Bachelor of Applied Technology and an Associate of Arts from South Texas College. In addition, she has a Level III Interpreter certification awarded by the Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Ms. Delgado has been teaching sign language courses at South Texas College since 2009.

Esmeralda Macias, Developmental English, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Division
Teaching Technique: Scaffolding Learning through RSPC Interactive Reading Strategy
Esmeralda Macias graduated with a Master of Arts in English from UT Pan-American. She has been teaching Integrated Reading and Writing 0304 at South Texas College since 2009.

Gloria Seno, Associate Degree Nursing, Nursing and Allied Health Division
Teaching Technique: Standardized Patient in Mental Health Simulation: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
With a Doctorate in Medicine from the Universidad Del Noreste-Mexico, and an Associate of Arts from the Universidad De Puerto Rico, Dr. Antonio Santiago Nunez has been a member of South Texas College’s Vocational Nursing program since 2008. During this time, Mr. Antonio Santiago Nunez has implemented patient scenarios and Bloom’s taxonomy of learning within the curriculum for students to truly understand the NAH field. In doing so, Mr. Nunez provides students with guided instruction and questioning to move them seamlessly through the exercises. Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experiences as they research symptoms and determine possible causation and treatment strategies. Additionally, students are able to utilize all three learning styles as they research online, discuss in small groups, use interrogatory requests, and verbal, auditory and tactile areas of their learning.