In reflecting about my years at Colorado College, I relate especially to the poem that states: “…I have a past that is rich in memories. I have a present that is challenging, adventurous, and fun because I am allowed to spend my days with the future” (I am a Teacher by Schlatter). In my capacities as teacher, scholar, mentor, and administrator, I work with “the future” represented by the adults and children who are engaged in education in its broadest sense. It is my professional and personal goal to contribute substantively to a more thoughtful, purposeful, and positive experience for all of the “audiences” with which I interact. I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.
Activities & Interests
2012 National Award: Distinguished Teacher Educator, Association of Teacher Educators
“Teacher Motivation: Drive and its Implications for Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and Performance,” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, 2013
“Engaging Preservice Teachers in Metacognition: Try it Before Teaching it,” Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference, 2013
“Going Global: Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century World,” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, 2012
“Mentors and Mentees: Providing Support for the Future,” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, 2012
“Grouping Strategies for Turning 21st Century Learners into Critical Thinkers,” Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, 2011
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.
ED506: Internship in Elementary School Teaching (Director)
ED508: Internship in International Teaching (MAT only)
ED570: International Teaching & Learning Institute
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