Ruben E. Hinojosa Regents Professor in Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Ruben E. Hinojosa Regents Professorship in Education (Holder)
Phone: +1 512 232 3539
Office: SZB 4.708, SZB 4.308F
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Dr. Salinas is a member of the Social Studies Education program area. Her focus in the social studies includes critical historical inquiry in elementary bilingual and secondary education late arrival immigrant ESL classroom settings, as well as broader understandings of citizenship. Her work also examines social studies teachers' enactment/countering of curriculum through narratives that include civic identities, agency, and membership of others.
Dr. Salinas is a member of the Social Studies Education program area and is an affiliate faculty member in the Bilingual/Bicultural and the Cultural Studies in Education program areas. Her focus in the social studies includes critical historical inquiry in elementary bilingual and secondary education late arrival immigrant ESL classroom settings, as well as broader understandings of citizenship. Her work also examines social studies teachers' enactment/countering of curriculum through narratives that include civic identities, agency, and membership of others.
Primary lead COE, Collaborative with LILLAS, 2018-2022. Collaborative curriculum writing project
Primary/lead COE PI, Collaborative with AISD, 2018-2023.
Primary/lead COE coordinator, Collaborative with ISPI, 2018-2023.
Funded by the Tejano Monument Board and the Walmart Foundation, the collaborative project merged the efforts of the teacher education bilingual program with the MA/MEd Proyecto Maestría in creating curriculum that enriches elementary students' understanding of the history of Tejas.
A group of studies being conducted across the country to examine what sorts of classroom experiences improve student learning and performance in social studies. This collaborative includes social studies educators from the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies and includes the Social Studies program area in Curriculum and Instruction at the University. In the spring 2009 thirty university researchers across the country will each select one local school system as a partner in examining how different kinds of instruction may affect the social studies learning of diverse student populations.
Funded by NEH Digital Humanities grant and the National Archives and Records Administration the project (2007-2013) entails a collaborative between all the Presidential Libraries and the College of Education. Included in the development and coordination of online primary source materials are multiple teacher workshops that address the expanded use of historical thinking.
I am interested in the experiences of Arab American educators, primarily within the secondary Social Studies field, and how their cultural, ethnic, and linguistic identities impact their pedagogical practices. I also work with undergraduate and Masters-level preservice teachers working towards obtaining their Social Studies teaching certificate.
Examines the contributions of strengths-based approaches in literacy instruction with Spanish-speaking bilingual teacher candidates and in-service teachers in the U.S. and in Latin America.
|2022||Fall||ALD 118C: Undergrad Connection Seminar|
|2022||Fall||ALD 118C: Tes Seminar|
|2022||Fall||EDC 370S: 3-Adv Meths In Social Studies|
|2022||Spring||EDC 382S: 5-Social Studies|
|2021||Fall||EDC 386R: Intro To Qualitative Research|
|2020||Fall||EDC 386R: Intro To Qualitative Research|
|2020||Spring||EDC 383T: Instructional Theory|
|2019||Fall||EDC 382S: Tch Sec Sch Sub: Soc Studies|
|2019||Spring||EDC 383T: Instructional Theory|
|2018||Fall||EDC 381F: Intro To Teaching & Teacher Ed|
|2018||Spring||EDC 383T: Instructional Theory|
|2017||Fall||EDC 385G: Democracy & Citizenship Edu|
|2017||Spring||EDC 381F: Intro To Teaching & Teacher Ed|
|2016||Fall||EDC 385G: Secondary School Curriculum|
|2016||Spring||EDC 383T: Instructional Theory|
|2015||Fall||EDC 381F: Intro To Teaching & Teacher Ed|
|2015||Summer||EDC f386R: Intro To Qualitative Research|
|2015||Spring||EDC 383T: Instructional Theory|
|2014||Fall||EDC 381F: Intro To Teaching & Teacher Ed|
|2014||Summer||EDC f385G: 53-Curric & Hi-Stakes Testing|
|2014||Spring||EDC 390T: Improving Social Studies Educ|