Texas Graduate Center
The Texas Graduate Center (TGC), a component of the Texas Valley Communities Foundation, has been established to support programs in higher education that will guide new and emerging leaders in education to implement transformational change that will impact schools and communities. TGC will offer distance learning graduate programs from outstanding universities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The TGC will make available the latest telepresence technology and virtual classrooms with direct connection to world-class undergraduate and graduate programs from across the country. TGC will also serve as a college and career readiness facilitator offering assistance in selecting, preparing and enrolling in nationally recognized graduate programs.
May 23, 2014
TGC Harvard Masters students and Rio Grande Valley mathematics teachers, Diana Garcia, Queen Martin, and Crystal Chagoya will begin working on curriculum for a new summer program geared towards improving girls’ math performance. GEM, Girls Engaged in Mathematics, is set to launch in La Joya ISD on July 7, 2014. The program was created by(…)
November 14, 2014: “Exploding Dots!” Presented by Dr. James Tanton
March 22, 2014: “Hanging with Harvard” Math Conference
My name is Julio Adrian Tobias. I was born in Weslaco but since my family of 4 brothers and 1 sister were migrants, we were accustomed to going up north for 5-6 months every summer. Most of the time was spent in Michigan but we occasionally went to Kansas or Georgia depending on where there was work. All that suffering my parents went through taught me that I have everything I need, I just need work hard so that I will not have 16 hour work days. My parents always instilled in us that school comes first so much so that they did not allow any of us to work, but that didn’t mean me and my older brother didn’t try to help in any way we could.
Ms. Chagoya is a graduate from La Joya ISD where she currently teaches at Cesar Chavez Middle School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas – Pan American with a bachelor’s degree in Science with Middle School Math Concentration. She was inspired to become a math teacher by the many dedicated math teachers she encountered in her academic journey. She finds continuous inspiration from her mother, who always stresses the importance of education.