AACTE’s Annual Meeting to Spotlight Kris Gutiérrez
AACTE’s 2014 Speaker Spotlight Session will feature Kris Gutiérrez, professor of literacy and learning sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Gutiérrez uses her expertise to improve the educational condition of immigrant and other underserved students, in both school-based and community settings, and to design effective models for teacher preparation. For more than 15 years, Gutiérrez served as the principal investigator and director of an after-school computer learning club for low-income and immigrant children. She also spent over a decade directing the UCLA Migrant Scholars Leadership Program, a residential summer academic program for high school students from migrant-farmworker backgrounds.
A fellow and past president of the American Educational Research Association and the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy, Gutiérrez was recently elected to the National Academy of Education and was nominated by President Obama to the National Board for Education Sciences. She has received numerous awards and honors and is frequently invited to speak to national and even international audiences. Gutiérrez’s research examining learning in designed learning environments, with particular attention to students from nondominant communities and English learners, has been published widely.