Valerie Blackburn

Blackburn STEM Ed. Consulting
Participates in 1 Session

Mrs. Blackburn holds undergraduate degrees in science, psychology and child and family studies from Lander University and graduate degrees from RICE and University of Houston in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, and Curriculum and Instruction. She began her career as a Counselor working in ER admissions and as a Child Play Therapist. She served as a school liaison for the Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority (MHMRA) where she worked closely with school administration. She was a school teacher in Galveston ISD in Texas for more than 10 years. She was on the Southeast Regional Texas Magnet Planning Committee which introduced her into STEM Education in 2006. She began accepting contract work with several institutions in 2009. These contracts increased her knowledge in STEM Education. Mrs. Blackburn joined the UTMB Office of Educational Outreach as the Assistant Director and STEM Coach and works with the Southeast Regional Texas-STEM Center as a Mentor Teacher and STEM PD Facilitator. Mrs. Blackburn became a Texas Regional Collaborative (TRC) Mathematics and Computer Science Director in 2016. UTMB and the TRC provides Mrs. Blackburn with an avenue to continue working in schools and aiding teachers to integrate 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning and STEM Practices that will benefit our future. In this role, she oversees several schools, districts and community colleges in a statewide effort to improve teaching and learning, career and college readiness, student support services, teacher and administrative coaching, and projects focused on promoting equity in STEM education.

Sessions in which Valerie Blackburn participates

Thursday 7 February, 2019

Time Zone: CST/(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
10:00 AM
10:00 AM