Education Technology

Navigating Equity and Access for Higher Education

Jan. 7, 2021
Presenter: Cathy Moak, Ph.D.

The second TI Talks speaker series event featured Cathy Moak, Ph.D., Project Manager for Professional Development at The University of Texas at Austin.

Moak shared how UT GEAR UP is working together with grant districts and partners to:

  • Address the inequities in college access
  • Increase expectations for all students
  • Expand opportunities for advanced math courses in high school


Cathy Moak, Ph.D.
Project Manager for Professional Development
The University of Texas at Austin

Cathy Moak, Ph.D., is the Project Manager for Professional Development for UT Austin GEAR UP. Moak served as the Educator Outreach Coach for the Texas GEAR UP State grant, where she provided professional development and on-site instructional support in behavior management, project-based learning, differentiated instruction, instructional strategies, technology integration and much more. She was previously a component director for School Transformation and Digital Learning at Education Service Center Region 6, where she founded the EduHero Project, an online training site for educators. Moak taught at both Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University. She later went on to become a curriculum writer for the Texas Education Service Curriculum Collaborative and a professional training developer focused on mathematics and project-based learning. Her current interests include behavior management and Algebra 1 For All.

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Session details:

With the common goal to increase the academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education, the UT GEAR UP grant districts and partners worked together to offer eighth grade students Algebra 1 For All. Join us as we zero in on collaborative efforts in mathematics, exploring the rationale and essential elements necessary for a successful Algebra 1 For All initiative. We share strategies to scale algebra I for students who have not had pre-algebra and examine the supports put in place to ensure Algebra 1 For All success.

Who should attend:

  • State education leaders in math, science, STEM, CTE and workforce
  • Education service center leaders
  • University and community college faculty
  • School district leaders
  • Community organizations focused on STEM
  • Grant writers


Please contact Wendy Peel, or 214.405.2779.