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Dr. Diane Torres-velasquez

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Associate Professor

Phone: (505) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.edu
University of New Mexico
1 University Of New Mexico
Albuquerque , New Mexico 87131
United States

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    University of New Mexico
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ESL MiniConference / Winter 2005-2006 / Kansas TESOL Signals Shape of Things to Come, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
Institute on the Discourse of Math and Science Instruction, led by Dr. Diane Torres-Velasquez, Coordinator of the Bilingual Special Education Program at the University of New Mexico, and including training and activities which focus on the discourse of successful math and science instruction as well as awareness of stereotypes about math and science professions. Dr. Torres-Velasquez recently presented at the 2005 National Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) on her research in this important area.
"We are not in agreement with ..., 15 Dec 2011 [cached]
"We are not in agreement with this so-called reform," said Diane Torres-Velásquez, a UNM professor who led the first achievement-gap study in 2010. During Thursday's hearing, Torres-Velásquez asked the Legislative Education Study Committee to help with increased communication between the education administration and bilingual education experts.
The idea is not so much ..., 2 July 2011 [cached]
The idea is not so much rewarding test scores as it is rewarding the behaviors that lead to higher test scores, said Dr. Diane Torres-Velasquez, a University of New Mexico professor who prepares teachers at the master's level to work in the school system.
"When kids were given ethnic studies, their test scores rose dramatically, up to 90-something percent" said Torres-Velasquez.
· Diane Torres-Velásquez, an ..., 22 May 2009 [cached]
· Diane Torres-Velásquez, an associate professor in the special education department at the University of New Mexico, speaks about diverse learners.
Speaker Bios: KATESOL/BE 2006, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Diane Torres-Velasquez is Associate Professor of Special Education, at the University of New Mexico.She began her teaching career in 1975 with the Albuquerque Public School District as a bilingual educational assistant, and the next year became a bilingual teacher.Her doctorate is from UNM, where she currently serves as Coordinator for Concentration II on Learning and Behavioral Exceptionalities.She is involved in numerous research projects in the areas of teaching mathematics and science to Latino students, and issues of culture and language with exceptional students.Her publications and presentations are in the areas of Student Dropouts, Sociocultural Theory, Mathematics and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Scientific Literacy, Second Language Acquisition, and Bilingual Special Education.She is Past-Chair of the Hispanic Special Interest Group of the American Educational Researcher's Association.She is an active member of the advisory board for Jimmy Santiago Baca's Prison Project currently being conducted in male and female correctional facilities to expand literacy skills of reading and writing with inmates.
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