Angela Valenzuela, visiting scholar and professor of education policy and planning at the University of Texas at Austin, will dicuss community-based teacher education on Tuesday, June 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the CU Boulder University Memorial Center's Aspen Room 285. Valenzuela's talk "Community-Based, Educator Preparation: Teacher & Community Empowerment," is free and open to the public and a reception will follow.
Valenzuela is part of the Summer Session FIRST (Faculty-In-Residence Summer Term) program, which brings prominent scholars and teachers from across the nation to join the ranks of the University of Colorado Boulder's summer faculty. Visiting scholars teach innovative courses that enhance and expand the range and quality of summer course offerings. She is currently teaching EDUC 5445: Curriculum for Multicultural Education during Summer Session E, June 19-30.
Valenzuela's work has elevated the importance of caring relations between students and teachers in the classroom. She is the director of the University of Texas Center for Education Policy and the director of the National Latino Education Research and Policy Project, which aims to create a teacher education pathway for Latino/a youth. She is the author of the award-winning book, "Subtractive Schooling: U.S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring," "Leaving Children Behind: How 'Texas-style' Accountability Fails Latino Youth," and most recently "Growing Critically Conscious Teachers."
Learn more about Professor Valenzuela and her views on preparing students as leaders in education.