Anna   Gonzalez

Assistant Professor in Practice  

Office: EEDUC 2.648
Phone: (956) 665-3209
Email: anna.gonzalez@utrgv.edu

Professor Anna Gonzalez

Anna Gonzalez is a faculty member in the College of Science at The University of Texas of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she is an experienced middle school teacher who has deliberately worked on the challenges of teaching mathematics in ways that allow students to experience math interest. She has devoted her career to working struggling students, especially in the area of mathematics and then as administrator for Weslaco ISD as a math specialist. She is currently co-teaches two introductory pedagogy courses using the 5-E Learning Cycle Lesson plan model which introduces prospective secondary mathematics and science teacher to inquiry-based teaching. Anna Gonzalez is one of the founding faculty member of the UTeach RGV Program. Anna is also an advisor for the UTeach organization to encourage student’s participation in the university and local school community activities, to promote STEM educational, and social cultural development.







Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Timothy Sears. UTRGV Faculty Development Funding Program Award for proposal titled 'Collaborating with Faculty from 42 Higher Education Campuses about Teacher Preparation Initiative and Student Success Programs' to attend a national AVID Summer Institute in Denver, CO (July 2016), The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, $3,000.00 (December 2015 - July 2016)

  • Timothy Sears. UTPA Faculty Development Funding Program Award for proposal titled 'Collaborating with Faculty from Higher Education about AVID Teacher Preparation Initiative & WICOR Framework' to attend a national AVID Summer Institute in Dallas, TX (June 2015) , The University of Texas - Pan American, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, $3,000.00 (December 2014 - July 2015)

  • Timothy Sears. UTPA Faculty Development Funding Program Award to attend hands-on mathematics workshops at the 2013 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference and Preconference (April 2013), The University of Texas - Pan American, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, $3,000.00 (November 2012 - April 2013)



Selected Presentations


  • Anna Gonzalez and Timothy Sears. "Predicting Volumes of Two Cylinders: An Example of Interactive Inquiry-Based STEM Teaching in the UTRGV UTeach Program," "Exploring STEM Careers" High School Student Summer Program, UTRGV Center of Excellence in STEM Education, Edinburg, TX (July 2017)

  • Timothy Sears and Anna Gonzalez. "What is Life?: An Example of Interactive Inquiry-Based STEM Teaching in the UTRGV UTeach Program," "Exploring STEM Careers" High School Student Summer Program, UTRGV Center of Excellence in STEM Education, Edinburg, TX (June 2017)

  • Elizabeth Goldberg, Anna Gonzalez, Stacy Solis, and Omar Elizondo. "Spring 2017 UTeach RGV Program Step 2 Mentor Teacher Meeting for McAleln ISD Middle School Teachers and Principals," McAllen Independent School District, McAllen, TX (February 2017)

  • Elizabeth Goldberg, Anna Gonzalez, and Omar Elizondo. "Spring 2017 UTeach RGV Program Step 1 Mentor Teacher Meeting for Edinburg CISD Elementary Teachers and Principal," Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, Edinburg, TX (January 2017)

  • Anna Gonzalez. ""AVID Wicor" AVID Training," "AVID Wicor" AVID Training, UTRGV Office of Educator Prparation and Accountability, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg (September 2016)

  • Elizabeth Goldberg, Anna Gonzalez, and Timothy Sears. "Fall 2016 UTeach RGV Program Step 1 Mentor Teacher Meeting for Edinburg CISD Elementary Teachers and Principal," Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, Edinburg, TX (September 2016)

  • Elizabeth Goldberg, Anna Gonzalez, and Timothy Sears. "Spring 2016 UTeach RGV Program Step 2 Mentor Teacher Meeting for McAleln ISD Middle School Teachers and Principals," McAllen Independent School District, McAllen, TX (February 2016)

  • Elizabeth Goldberg, Anna Gonzalez, and Timothy Sears. "Spring 2016 UTeach RGV Program Step 1 Mentor Teacher Meeting for Edinburg CISD Elementary Teachers and Principal," Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, Edinburg, TX (February 2016)

  • Elizabeth Goldberg, Anna Gonzalez, and Timothy Sears. "Fall 2015 UTeach RGV Program Step 1 Mentor Teacher Meeting for Edinburg CISD Elementary Teachers and Principal," Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, Edinburg, TX (September 2015)

  • Timothy Sears and Anna Gonzalez. "STC to UTPA UTeach Program Information Session," Student Information Session, South Texas College, McAllen, TX (October 2013)

Current Courses

UTCH 1102 04 - Inquiry-Based Lesson Design:
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UTCH 1102 05 - Inquiry-Based Lesson Design:
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