Professor presenting at conference
Davoodi feels honored to have represented UTPB at the conference.

UTPB Professor Dr. Amin Davoodi was recently invited to present at the Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation (COBEC) Conference.

COBEC is a unique educational partnership between the nation of Belize and institutions of higher education in the United States. The goal of the conference is to provide professional development training, develop programs that address student needs, and improve curriculum development. Professor presenting at conference

In the summer of 2022, the College of Education hosted the COBEC conference at UTPB where Davoodi had the opportunity to present one of his research projects: utilizing robotics in higher education. The presentation peeked the organizations interest, and they extended an invitation to Davoodi to present in Belize at this year’s conference.

Davoodi feels honored to have represented UTPB at the conference. He says being able to engage with educators from all over the world has opened many opportunities for him.

“Collaborating with educators from various countries always brings me joy and fulfillment. Attendees showed interest in recommending our programs to their students and highlighting our commitment to innovative teaching practices.”

Davoodi encourages students to attend UTPB, especially the College of Education because of the excellent programs that are offered for future teachers.

“Our undergraduate program is uniquely designed to equip future teachers not just with theoretical knowledge but with practical experience as well thanks to our residency program.”

The teacher residents are employed full-time by the school district and receive a salary. Residents are placed in a classroom for two semesters, working alongside an experienced mentor teacher and grade-level team. During the teacher residency, the mentor teacher and a University site supervisor provide coaching and support. Residencies are currently available with Ector County ISD, Midland ISD, Pecos-Bartstow-Toyah ISD and McCamey ISD.

Congratulations to Dr. Davoodi on your success and Falcons Up!