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Tina Valtierra

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

 

Teaching Experience

  • Affiliate Faculty, University of Colorado, Denver in partnership with Teacher Institute at La Academia, Colorado Alternative Teacher Licensure Program
  • Instructor or Record and Course Designer, Adams State University, Alamosa in partnership with Teacher Institute at La Academia
  • Program Designer, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont
  • Seminar Instructor, Teacher Institute at La Academia, Denver, Colorado
  • Affiliate Faculty, Adams State University, Rural Education Access Program, Teacher Licensure Program
  • Instructor of Record, Chapman University, Orange, California
  • Literacy Coach, Denver Public Schools
  • Classroom & Intervention Teacher, Aurora Public Schools
  • Reading Clinician, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

Research and Teaching Interests

Teacher Education: Literacy, ECE, ELEM, CLD, & SPED, Literacy & Language Intervention & Instruction, Assessment & Instruction, Curriculum & Pedagogy, Urban Education, Education Foundations: Multiculturalism & Critical Pedagogy, Resisting Teacher Burn-Out, Educator Activism & Social Justice, Qualitative Research Methods

Publications

Valtierra, K. (2013). Beyond Survival to Thrival: A Narrative of one Urban Teacher’s Career
Journey. (Doctoral Dissertation). ProQuest #10913.

Valtierra, K. (2011). Parents as Partners. Appleseed newsletter. School Specialty Literacy
Intervention. Boston, MA.

Valtierra, K. (2011). Making the most of blended media. Appleseed newsletter, School Specialty
Literacy Intervention, Boston, MA.

Valtierra, K. (2010). Differentiation: Reaching success for ALL. Appleseed newsletter, School
Specialty Literacy Intervention, Boston, MA.

Valtierra, K. (2010). Incorporating word walls with your word-work resources. Appleseed newsletter,
School Specialty Literacy Intervention, Boston, MA.

Valtierra, K. (2009). Starting off the school year with success: Resources, materials, and tips. Appleseed
newsletter, School Specialty Literacy Intervention, Boston. MA. 

Regular Classes

ED211: Framework for American Education
ED250: Topics in Education: Critical Perspectives in Public School Innovation
ED260: Educational Research Methods
ED470: Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary School
ED472: Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School
ED476: Teaching Literacy in the Secondary/K-12 School

Tina Valtierra

Education

Ph.D., University of Denver, Curriculum Studies and Teaching, Cognate: Urban Education Leadership

M.A., University of Northern Colorado, Elementary Reading

B.A. (honors), Metropolitan State College of Denver, Sociology, Minor in French

Licenses/Certifications

K-12 Colorado Principal License

K-6 Colorado Reading Teacher Endorsement

K-6 Colorado Teaching Certification