Dr. Eduardo Valerio

Dr. Eduardo M. Valerio

evalerio@lhup.edu | 301 Raub Hall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2427

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Education:

Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, Second Lang Acquisition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 

M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Second Lang Acquisition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 

B.A./B.S., Spanish/Biology, University of Wisconsin

Courses Most Commonly Taught: Spanish 1 - 4, Spanish Phonetics and Linguistics, Basic Spanish for Criminal Justice 

Courses Developed:  Basic Spanish for Criminal Justice, Understanding Cultural Diversity, Basic Spanish for Medical Personnel 

Programs Developed: ESL Program Specialist (five courses designed to provide training for PDE certification as ESL Program Specialist endorsement) currently in process.

Research Areas: Important influences from Africa in Latin American cultures (PBCOHE 2013, presentation was an extension of the ideas presented in 2012); Fostering connections to Spanish for African American learners through highlighting the influences of Africa on Hispanic cultures (PBCOHE 2012); Gassessment: Using games to assess language skills (presentations in ACTFL 2011/PSMLA 2012 repeated by request); Ways to foster international connections while attending US universities (Mansfield Keynote address, 2012); Using games to develop comparisons and connections to culture in language classrooms (ISLS presentation in Aruba, June 2011); Grant award in 2009 Using videoconference technology to provide distant supervision of teacher candidates during field experiences/student teaching.

Books Published: 

An Analysis of Two Levels of High School Spanish Textbooks: A Method for Rating Language Textbooks    for ACTFL Five Cs Standards. ISBN: 978-3-639-01091-6; Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG. Book, 90 pp., dissertation research project. 2009. Print.

Professional Presentations: 

“Important Influences from Africa in Latin American Cultures.” Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE). Philadelphia, PA. Feb. 2013 Conference Presentation.

“Making the Most of Teacher Candidate Field Experiences.” ACTFL International Convention, Philadelphia, PA. Co-presenters: Steven Klebacha, SCASD; and Doug Madenford, M.Ed. KCSD, (mentor teachers cooperating with LHU FL teacher education program). Nov. 2012. Conference Co-Presentation.

Keynote Speaker: International Education Week, Mansfield University of PA
Ways to Foster International Connections while Attending US Universities. (Featuring video of LHU International Students and one LHU alumnus with international travel experience) Nov 2012.
Keynote Address.

El proceso de acreditación, Primer congreso internación de educación. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala. [Translation: The Accreditation Process, First International Congress on Education] June 2012. Conference Presentation by Invitation.

Requisitos y estándares en la preparación de profesores de idiomas modernos, Primer congreso internación de educación. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala. June [Translation: Preparing Candidates to Teach Modern Languages, First International Congress on Education] June 2012. Conference Presentation by Invitation.

Filosofía y educación, Ética y Valores, Primer congreso internación de educación. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala. June [Translation: Philosophy in Education: Ethics and Values, First International Congress on Education] June 2012. Conference Presentation by Invitation.

Visual Representation and Cultural Authenticity in the Second Language Classroom, Biennial Modern Languages Conference, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation. Expert Segment.

Gassessment: Using Games to Assess Student Language Achievement. PSMLA Enhancing Your Teaching Toolbox Workshop, Philadelphia, PA. Co-presented with José Ricardo-Osorio from Shippensburg University of PA, Feb. 2012. Conference Co-Presentation.

Fostering Connections through Foreign Languages, PBCOHE Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA, Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation.

PANEL: Why Studying Language is Important and What Teachers can do to Advocate for their Language Programs, AATSP State College Chapter annual meeting and mini-conference, State College, PA, Nov. 2011. Expert Panel.

Connections and Comparisons with Other Cultures through Games. International Society for Language Studies Annual Conference, Oranjestad, Aruba June 2011. Conference Presentation.

Gassessment: Using Games to Assess Students' Language Achievement, ACTFL Annual Conference, Boston, MA. Co-presenter: José Ricardo-Osorio, Shippensburg University of PA, November 2010. Conference Co-Presentation.

How Foreign Language Teachers in High School can better prepare students for success in College Language Courses, Central Mountain High School Department of Foreign Languages, October 2010. Consultation.  

Using Video-Conference Technology as a Tool for Distant Supervision of Teacher Candidates. RECAP 2008 technology conference. West Chester University, West Chester, PA, May 2008. Conference Presentation.

Areas of Expertise: Second language acquisition, linguistics, foreign language education, foreign language teacher training, technology, action research, language for professions.

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