SOCORRO HERRERA

Curriculum Vitae                                 

EDUCATION

Ed.D. – December, 1995   Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX   

                                                Educational Psychology

                                       Emphasis: Cross-Cultural Dynamics & Bilingual/ESL Education

Dissertation

Herrera, Socorro Guadalupe (1996). Junior high school teachers and the meaning perspectives they hold regarding their Mexican American students: An ethnographic case study. Dissertation Abstracts International, 56, (12), 4643. [CD-ROM]. Abstract From: ProQuest File: Dissertations Abstracts Item: AAC 9610795.

MS – 1990

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

Multicultural Guidance and Counseling

BS –1984

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

Elementary Education

Certification in Bilingual Education

Credentials

Teaching Certificates:

K-8, Elementary Education, New Mexico

K-8, Bilingual Education, New Mexico

K-12, School Counselor, New Mexico

Hispanic Cultural Studies, New Mexico

K-8, Elementary Education, Texas

Additional Skills:

Fluent in oral and written Spanish

TOEFL, Level 5, all appraisal areas

Fluent in oral and written English

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006 – Present

Position: Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction / Executive Director, CIMA, College of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Experience: [a] Executive Director, Center for Intercultural Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA) including the administrative, advising, curriculum development, instructional, and research duties of that position;
[b] Continued development and revision of graduate-level ESL/Dual Language endorsement program and curricula based in distance education; [c] Direction of the recruitment, retention, instruction, and evaluation of professional educators in 45 Kansas school districts vis-à-vis post-graduate ESL/Dual Language education; and [d] currently Principal Investigator/Project Director for 10 federally funded projects totaling $13,978,250 (see attached list).

2000 – 2005

Position: Associate Professor, Department of Elementary Education / Co-director, ESL/Dual Language Program, College of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Experience: [a] Co-director of the ESL/Dual Language Program including the administrative, advising, curriculum development, instructional, and research duties of that position; [b] Program development graduate-level, ESL/Dual Language endorsement program and curricula based in distance education;
[c] Direction of the recruitment, retention, instruction, and evaluation of professional educators in 45 Kansas school districts vis-à-vis postgraduate ESL/Dual Language education; and [d] Principal Investigator/Project Director for 5 federally funded projects totaling $2,640,271 (see attached list).

1995 – 1999

Position: Assistant Professor, Elementary Education, College of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Experience: [a] Co-direction of the ESL/DUAL Language Program including the administrative, advising, curriculum development, instructional, and research duties of that position; [b] Program development graduate-level, ESL/Dual Language endorsement program and curricula based in Distance Education; [c] Direction of the recruitment, retention, instruction, and evaluation of professional educators in 25 Kansas school districts vis-à-vis postgraduate ESL/Dual Language education.

1995 -- Fall, 1998

Position: Assistant Professor, National Origins Specialist & Program Planner, Midwest Equity Assistance Center, College of Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Experience: Development and implementation of programs for Bilingual/ESL/cross-cultural/national origin; information dissemination; technical assistance; and professional developmental assistance to SEAs, LEAs, OCR, site-based initiatives, and other educational entities in the four-state region of: Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Summer, 1996

Position: Invited Faculty, Summer Seminar Series in Bilingual and ESL Education: University of Utah,
Dept. of Language Studies.

Experience: Invited lecturer/instructor - ESL Methods, Strategies, and Assessment.

1991 – 1995

Position: Teaching Assistant, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Experience: Development and preparation of curricula lesson plans, and instruction related to courses detailed in the Teaching Section of this curriculum vita.

1989 -- 1991

Position: Director, Substance Abuse Prevention Training Program, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Experience: Management & supervision of the Educators for Drug Free Schools program, including the supervision of program personnel, management of the instructional program, operating budget, community relations, and the development of special projects/grant proposals.

1986 -- 1989

Position: Kindergarten Teacher, Portales Independent School District, Portales, New Mexico.

Experience: Instruction, program coordination and program development for mostly Hispanic students identified as high-risk. Parent education and involvement. Development and implementation of a program model to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.

1986 -- 1989

Positions: [1] English as a Second Language instructor; [2] Citizenship instructor, Adult Education, Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis Campus, Clovis, New Mexico; [3] Adjunct faculty member, College of Education, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico.

1984 -- 1986

Position: Chapter One Reading Teacher, 1st-6th Grade students, Dora Independent School District, Dora, New Mexico.

Experience: Reading programs for mostly Hispanic language learning students identified as high-risk.

 

 

Leadership in Study Abroad

Pre-Service Teacher Training Study Abroad Experience

Faculty supervisor for Study Abroad pre-service teacher groups. Students are placed with host families and spend time in local classrooms to observe and assist classroom teachers in addition to completing course assignments.

Courses offered include:

EDCI 740 Culture & Language in Classroom Practice     EDCI 742 ESL Assessment

EDCI 745 Practicum/ESL Elementary                            EDCI 746 Practicum/ESL Secondary

Locations:

Asuncion, Paraguay

U’06

Chihuahua, Mexico

U’07, U’09

Guatemala City, Guatemala

U’10, U’11, U’12

Guangzhou, China

U’11, U’12, U’13

Quito Ecuador

U’13, & U’14

Inservice Teacher Training – International Programs

College of Education faculty supervisor for the Ecuador Go Teacher program, a partnership that brings inservice teachers from Ecuador to K-State to study how to teach English as a Second Language as well as improve their English proficiency through interaction with university personnel. In addition to the English Language Proficiency (ELP) courses, teachers also take: EDCI 720 ESL Methods, EDCI 731 ESL Linguistics, EDCI 740 Culture & Language in Classroom Practice; and EDCI 742 ESL Assessment.

 

TEACHING

Courses Taught at Kansas State University, Manhattan: Summary by year

Course No.

Course Taught

Date

Applicable Departments

EDCI 745/746

Practicum/ESL Elem & Sec, Study Abroad Ecuador

U’13-U’14

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 745/746

Practicum/ESL Elem & Sec, Study Abroad China

U’11-U’13

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 745/746

Practicum/ESL Elem & Sec, Study Abroad Guatemala

U’09-U’12

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 786

Top/Differentiated Literacy Strategies for ELLs

2007 – present

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 720

ESL Methods

1996 – present

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 742

ESL Assessment

1996 ­– present

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 745

Practicum/ESL Elementary

1997 – present

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 991

Intern/ESL/Dual Language

1998 – present

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 999

Doctoral Research

1999 – present

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 886

Seminar/ESL/Dual Language Methods

1999 – present

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 886

Seminar/ESL Assessment

1999 – present

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 714

Reading & the Bilingual Child

2001 – 2004

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 731

ESL/Dual Language Linguistics

1997 – 2000

Curr. & Instr.

EDCI 786

Top/Differentiated ESL Methods

F’05

Curr. & Instr.

EDCIP 786

Differentiated Curriculum for Sheltered Instruction

F’04

Elem./Sec. Educ.

EDEL/EDSEC 786

Top/Elementary/Secondary Education

U’03

Elem./Sec. Educ.

EDEL/EDSEC 502

Issues in ESL Education

F’00

Elem./Sec. Educ.

EDEL/EDSEC 786

Topic/Second Language Literacy

S’00

Elem./Sec. Educ.

EDCIP 733

Curriculum Material for Ethnic Diversity

1998-1999

Found. & Adult Ed.

EDEL 786

Topic/Assessment & Intervention

U’98

Elem. Educ.

EDEL/EDSEC 786

Topic/Promoting Spanish Lit. in the Classroom

U’98

Elem./Sec. Educ.

EDEL/EDSEC 786

Topic/Student Culture & Linguistics

F’97

Elem./Sec. Educ.

EDEL/EDSEC 886

Seminar/Student Culture & Linguistics

F’97

Elem./Sec. Educ.

EDEL 820

Trends in Elementary Language Arts

F’97

Elem. Educ.

EDEL 886

Seminar/Linguistic & Language Acquisition

U’97

Elem. Educ.

EDEL/EDSEC 786

Topic/Bi-national Programs

U’97

Elem./Sec. Educ.

EDEL 786

Topic/Multiculture in Mexico

F’96

Elem./Sec. Educ.

Courses Taught at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX:

Graduate-Level Courses

Undergraduate-Level Courses

Foundations of Bilingual Education

Classroom Management in the Bilingual Setting

Curriculum, Materials Adaptation, & Development for English as Second Language

Introduction to Bilingual Education

Practicum in Bilingual Education

Teaching Language Arts in Elementary School

Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School

Instructional Planning for Elementary Education

Student Teacher Supervision: Bilingual & Elementary Education Majors

Courses Taught at Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM:

Graduate-Level Courses

Undergraduate-Level Courses

Foundations of Bilingual Education

Special Education Issues in the Bilingual Setting

Reading and the Bilingual Student

 

ADVISING

Certified Appointment to Graduate Faculty, KSU, Spring 1999. Full Professor appointed, Spring 2006.

2014       Doctoral advisees: 8

                        Doctoral proposal &/or dissertation defenses to date: 15

                        Masters, Major professor: 22  

                        Masters, Committee member: 16

                        Master’s Degrees Completed to Date: 370

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

Books:

Herrera, S. (2016). Biography-driven culturally responsive teaching (2nd ed.) New York: Teachers College Press.

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (2016). Mastering ESL/EFL methods: Differentiated instruction for the culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Herrera, S., Peréz, D., & Escamilla, K. (2015). Teaching reading to English language learners: Differentiated literacies (2nd ed). Boston: Allyn & Bacon

Herrera, S. G., Cabral, R. M., & Murry, K. M. (2013). Assessment accommodations for classroom teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Herrera, S. G., Peréz, D. R., Kavimandan, S. K., & Wessels, S. (2013). Accelerating literacy for diverse learners: Strategies for the common core classrooms, K-8. New York: Teachers College Press.

Herrera, S. G., Kavimandan, S. K., & Holmes, M. A. (2011). Crossing the vocabulary bridge: Differentiated strategies for diverse secondary classrooms. New York: Teachers College Press.

Herrera, S., Perez, D., & Kavimandan, S. (2006). The five components of reading development: A classroom teacher’s guide to scaffolding reading instruction. Manhattan, KS: The Master Teacher, Inc.

Herrera, S., Cano, L., & Trujillo, L. (2006). Early literacy framework: A cross-cultural planning guide for the early childhood educator. Manhattan, KS: The Master Teacher, Inc.

Herrera, S. (2001). Classroom strategies for the English language learner: A step-by-step guide for accelerating language and literacy development. Manhattan, KS: The Master Teacher, Inc.

Book Chapters:

Herrera, S. G., & Holmes, M. A. (2015). The 3 R’s: Rhetoric, recruitment, and retention. In E. T. Hamann, S. Wortham, & E. G. Murillo, Jr. (Eds.), Revisiting education in the new Latino diaspora: One of twelve and rising. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Mellom, P., & Herrera, S. (2014). Power relations, north and south: Service in the context of imperial history. In P. M. Green, & M. Johnson (Eds.), Crossing boundaries: Tension and transformation in international service-learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Holmes, M., Fanning, C., Morales, A., Espinoza, P., & Herrera, S. (2012). Contextualizing the path to academic success: Culturally and linguistically diverse students gaining voice and agency in higher education. In Y. Kanno, & L. Harklau (Eds.), Linguistic minority students go to college: Preparation, access, and persistence (pp. 201-219). New York: Routledge.

Herrera, S. (2011). Technology solutions for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. In J. Lever-Duffy, & J. B. McDonald (Eds.), Teaching and learning with technology (4th ed., pp. 101-104). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (2010). School-university collaborations for culturally and linguistically diverse students. In C. J. Casteel, & K. G. Ballantyne (Eds.), Professional development in action: Improving teaching for English learners (pp. 69-71). Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition. Available at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/files/uploads/3/PD_in_Action.pdf

Penner-Williams, J., Perez, D., Worthen, D.G., Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (2010). A CLASSIC approach to collaboration: Documenting a multi-state university and multi-school district partnership. In J. J. Slater, & R. Ravid (Eds.), Collaboration in Education (pp. 161-167). New York: Routledge.

Herrera, S., & Morales, A. (2009). Colorblind nonaccommodative denial: Implications for teachers’ meaning perspectives towards their Mexican-American students. In R. Kubota, & A. Lin (Eds.), Race, culture, and identity in second language education (pp. 197-214). London: Routledge.

Herrera, S., Murry, K., & Perez. D. (2008). CLASSIC: Transforming hearts and minds. In M. Brisk (Ed.), Language, culture, and community in teacher education (pp. 149-173). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bay-Williams, J., & Herrera, S. (2007). Is “just good teaching” enough to support the learning of English language learners? Insights from sociocultural learning theory. In P. Elliott, W. G. Martin, & M. E. Strutchens (Eds.), The learning of mathematics 69th yearbook (pp. 43-63). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Boyer, J., Baptiste, P., Murry, K., & Herrera, S. (1999). History of racism: Social, political, and psychological perspectives on modernity. In N. Quisenbury, & J. McIntyre (Eds.), Educators Healing Racism (pp. 19-46). Olney, Maryland: Association for Childhood Education International.

Herrera, S. (1999). Take the next step in building unity. In M. Harrison (Ed.), Responding to hate at school: A guide for teachers, counselors, and administrators, (pp. 33-34). Montgomery, AL: Teaching Tolerance.

Refereed Publications:

McCutcheon, S., Sponberg, E., Mena, J., Murry, K., & Herrera, S. (Submitted for review Fall 2014). Case study of ARS as etic framework for assessment of action research plans. Prairie Journal of Educational Research.

Murry, K. G., Herrera, S. G., Miller, S. S., Fanning, C. A., Kavimandan, S. K., & Holmes, M. A. (2014). Effect of transnational standards on U.S. teacher education. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 1(3). Available at http://preserve.lehigh.edu/fire/vol1/iss3/5

Wessels, S., & Herrera, S. (2014). Drawing their way into writing: Culturally and linguistically diverse students finding voice through mini-novelas. TESOL Journal 5(1), 105-119.

MacDonald, G. L., Miller, S. S., Murry, K., Herrera, S., & Spears, J. D. (2013, September.). Efficacy of ACA strategies in biography-driven science teaching: An investigation. Cultural Studies in Science Education, 8(4), doi: 10.1007/s11422-013-9517-4

Herrera, S. (2012). Globalization: Current constraints and promising perspectives. Journal of Curriculum & Instruction, 6(1), 1-10. doi: 10.3776/joci.2012.v6n1p1-10

Herrera, S. G., Holmes, M. A., & Kavimandan, S. K. (2012). Bringing theory to life: Strategies that make culturally responsive pedagogy a reality in diverse secondary classrooms. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 14(3), 1-19. Available at: http://ijme-journal.org/index.php/ijme/issue/view/24

Bolt, L., & Herrera, S. (2011, Summer). Using vocabulary foldables as a vehicle for authentic math assessment. AccELLerate! 3(4), 20. Available at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/accellerate/

Herrera, S. G., Morales, A. R., Holmes, M. A., & Terry, D. H. (2011). From remediation to acceleration: Recruiting, retaining, and graduating future culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) educators. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, & Practice, 13(2), 229-250.

Martinez, T., Penner-Williams, J., Herrera, S., & Rodriguez, D. (2011, Spring). Transforming undergraduate and graduate candidate perceptions about diverse learners through curricular alignment with NCATE Standard 4. Educational Considerations, 38(2), 3-6.

Morales, A., Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (2011). Navigating the waves of social and political capriciousness: Inspiring perspectives from DREAM-eligible immigrant students. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 10(3), 266-283. doi:10.1177/1538192708330232

Murry, K., & Herrera, S. (2011). Biography driven teaching practices: Meeting the needs of all learners. Journal of Maine Education 27(1), 16-20.

Murry, K., & Herrera, S. (2011, Spring). Linking language: A canvas of opportunity for ELA students. Sunshine State TESOL Journal 10(1), 5-7.

Murry, K., Herrera, S., Kavimandan, S., & Perez, D. (2011). Translating standards into practice with ELA students. The Advocate, 19(1), 49-55.

Wessels, S., Holmes, M., & Herrera, S. (2011). The role of preservice teachers’ meaning perspectives and schemes in a study abroad experience. Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 6(2). doi: 10.2202/2161-2412.1089

Bowman-Perrott, L., Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (2010). Reading difficulties and grade retention: What’s the connection for English language learners? Reading and Writing Quarterly, 26(1), 91-107.

Murry, K. & Herrera, S. (2010). Collaborative inquiry groups: Empowering teachers to work with English language learners. The Journal of Teaching and Learning, 7(1), 31-40.

Holmes, M.A., & Herrera, S.G. (2009, June). Enhancing advocacy skills of teacher candidates. Teaching Education Journal 20(2), 203-213.

Murry, K. G., & Herrera, S. G. (2008). Reaching CLD families through differentiated teacher education and practices. Teacher Education & Practice, 21(2), 201-214.

Morales, A., Diaz de Sabátes, G., Fanning, C., & Murry, K. (2007). Retention of first-generation Mexican-American paraprofessionals in teacher education: The juggling act of nontraditional students. Texas Association for Bilingual Education Journal, 9(2), 115-135.

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (2006). Accountability by assumption: Implications of reform agendas for teacher preparation. Journal of Latinos and Education, 5(3), 189-207.

Peréz, D., Murry, K., & Herrera, S. (2006). Dilemma or opportunity: Closing the collaboration gap in the education of ELL students. The Advocate, 14(1), 40-45.

Herrera, S., & Fanning, R. (1999). Preparing today’s teachers for tomorrow’s children. Educational Considerations, 26(2), 40-44.

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (1999). In the aftermath of Unz: A time for advocacy. Bilingual Research Journal, 23(2 & 3), 113-132. doi: 10.1080/15235882.1999.10668685

Murry, K., & Herrera, S. (1999). CLASSIC impacts: A qualitative study of ESL/BLED programming. Educational Considerations, 26(2), 11-18.

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (Eds.). (1999). English as a second language [Thematic issue]. Educational Considerations, 26(2).

Murry, K., & Herrera, S. (1998). Crisis in the heartland: Addressing unexpected challenges in rural education. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 14(1), 1-6.

Non-refereed Publications:

Herrera, S. (2007). The emperor has no clothes: Situating literacy for culturally and linguistically diverse student success. In L. Buenaventura, (Ed.), Making the right investments: Strengthening the education of English language and bilingual learners 2007 research symposium proceedings (pp. 22-28). Harrisburg, PA: Center for Schools and Communities, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Penn State Harrisburg.

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (2003). Transformative advocacy: How higher education can help improve ELL student achievement. AACTE Briefs, 24(6), 5-6.

Brisk, M., Barnhardt, R., Herrera, S., & Rochon, R. (2002). Educator's preparation for cultural and linguistic diversity: A call to action. Washington, DC: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Available from http://aacte.org/research-policy/aacte-research-and-policy-statements/educators-preparation-for-cultural-and-linguistic-diversity-a-call-to-action.html

Herrera, S. (2000, April). Teachers have big influence on diverse students’ success. Integrated Services Staff Newsletter, 2(4).

Herrera, S. (1999). Take the next step in building unity. In J. Carnes (Ed.), Responding to hate at school: A guide for teachers, counselors, and administrators, (1st ed., pp. 33-34). Montgomery, AL: Teaching Tolerance.

Herrera, S. (1998, Spring). Homegrown solutions: A resourceful Kansas town adapts to changing demographics. Teaching Tolerance, 7(1), 20-25. Available at http://www.tolerance.org/print/magazine/number-13-spring-1998/feature/homegrown-solutions

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (1996, Winter) What price: Assessment without prereferral. Horizons. Manhattan, KS: Midwest Desegregation Assistance Center.

Murry, K., & Herrera, S. (1996). A multidimensional analysis of the attitudes of respondents of color toward a plan targeting recruitment, retention to graduation, and advocacy for postsecondary students of color. Austin, TX: Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Herrera, S., Murry, K., & Grant, D. (1994). Accepting the challenge: A plan for the recruitment and retention of persons of color for careers in chemical dependency counseling. Austin, TX: Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Creative Scholarship

I.        Go Teacher Program: This inaugural program began as a collaborative effort between CIMA, the English Language Program (ELP) and the Division of Continuing Education at K-State in partnership with Ecuador’s Ministry of Education and SENESCYT to pilot an innovative curriculum to provide Ecuadorian educators with course work to improve their English language proficiency as well as learn strategies and methods to assist them in teaching English in their classrooms in Ecuador. Curriculum revisions were initiated to adapt current CLASSIC© ESL course materials to integrate the principles of teaching English as a language (TESL) for this Ecuador project. The pilot program and curriculum will be duplicated at 4 other IHE’s (University of Kentucky, New Mexico State University, Valparaiso University, and the University of Arkansas) beginning in January 2013. Revisions were made to EDCI 720 ESL Methods, EDCI 731 ESL Linguistics, and EDCI 740 Culture & Language in Classroom Practice.

II.      Need-based, theory-driven, and research grounded curriculum development for a program of professional development for teachers, administrators, and staff. This program served over 500 educators in 6 Kansas school districts and New Mexico. The 15-hours of graduate credit qualified for an ESL endorsement in Kansas. Key components of the APPLi+1 Program and curriculum include: (a) collaborative learning communities (DuFour Model); (b) site-based book study (Killion, 2003); (c) capacity building for critical reflection (Herrera & Murry, 2011); (d) the SIOP Model of Sheltered Instruction (Echevarria & Graves, 2003); and (e) site-focused, data-driven professional development and follow-up.

III.    Research-based and theory-driven program development of a complete program for ESL endorsement, grounded in video-based instruction, and delivered via distance education to over 300 students each semester in districts throughout the State of Kansas, 1996-2014. Program development efforts included research for the scripting and videotaping of five courses in ESL Distance Education: EDCI 720 ESL Methods, EDCI 740 Culture and Language in Classroom Practice, EDCI 731 ESL Linguistics, EDCI 742 ESL Assessment, and EDCI 745/746 ESL Practicum/Elementary or Secondary. Similarly, complete course modules have been developed, continually refined, field tested, and revised for each course of the CLASSIC© ESL/Dual Language Program in conjunction with ongoing course instruction. Review copies of the course modules and/or DVD’s developed are available upon request.

IV.     Collaboration with The Master Teacher, Inc. to develop and distribute a professional development series in ESL for teachers and administrators at the national level. Initial efforts in development of a textbook and video series have focused on the assessment needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners and are to be distributed as follows:

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. English as a second language: Assessing the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners (videotape series). Manhattan, KS: The Master Teacher.

Murry, K., & Herrera, S. English as a second language: Assessing the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners (textbook to video series). Manhattan, KS: The Master Teacher.

V.       Collaboration with The Master Teacher, Inc. to develop and distribute a professional development series in ESL for teachers to help their English language learners (ELLs) develop language and reading skills in English as well as in their native language. This video series will provide theories, strategies, and support to implement a successful literacy program for ELL students in the classroom.

Herrera, S., & Peréz, D., ELL Literacy interventions: Accommodations and acceleration for reading success, (videotape series). Manhattan, KS: The Master Teacher.

PROPOSAL WRITING AND GRANT FUNDING

Funded Proposals Authored or Co-authored for Kansas State University:

Project KORE: A NPD proposal for personnel preparation, professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in Kansas co-authored with Robert Fanning. Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, September 2011-August 2016, $1,999,749.

Project DESTINY 2: A 5-year HEP proposal targeting migrant farm workers seeking a high school diploma in Western Kansas (Garden City area) and Eastern Colorado (Pueblo area) co-authored with Robert Fanning. Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, July 2011-June 2016, $2,346,235.

Project KANCO. A 5-year CAMP proposal targeting migrant farm workers seeking a college degree in Western Kansas (Garden City area) and Eastern Colorado (Pueblo area) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2009-July 2014 for $1,836,329.

Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University: A KSU Targeted Excellence proposal funded for 2 of proposed 5 years (Dan Thomson, Chris Reinhardt, Deanna Retzlaff, co-PIs). Jan. 2007 for $490,000.

Project ADVOCATE: A NPD proposal targeting preservice educators in the USD 475 Geary County (Junction City), USD 305 Salina, and USD 253 Emporia school districts funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for $1,483,823.

Project MERIT: A NPD proposal targeting inservice educators in the USD 253 Emporia school district funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for $1,392,054.

Project PEER: A NPD proposal targeting secondary inservice educators in the USD 480 Liberal school district funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for $1,265,183.

Project PULSE: A NPD proposal targeting inservice educators in the USD 305 Salina and USD 475 Geary County school districts funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for $1,377,163.

Project SOAR: A NPD proposal targeting inservice educators in the USD 233 Olathe and USD 512 Shawnee Mission school districts funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for $1,265,782.

Project TEACH: A NPD proposal targeting preservice educators in the USD 500 Kansas City, KS school district in collaboration with Donnelly College funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for $1,409,005.

Multicultural Experiences in Mexico: A Tilford Incentive Grant. Funded by The Tilford Group, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Spring 2007, $2,000.

Project DESTINY: A 5-year HEP proposal targeting migrant farm workers seeking a high school diploma in Western Kansas (Garden City area) and Eastern Colorado (Pueblo area) co-authored with Robert Fanning. Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, October 2006-September 2011, $2,303,251.

Project CARE: A Title III National Professional Development Proposal (co-authored with Robert Fanning). Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, July 2004-July 2009 for $747,175.

Project CHRYSALIS: A Title III National Professional Development Proposal (co-authored with Kevin Murry). Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, September 2002-September 2007 for $1,156,427.

Project SYNERGY: A Title III National Professional Development Proposal (co-authored with Kevin Murry). Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, September 2002-September 2007 for $1,668.200.

Project MAESTRA: A Title III National Professional Development Proposal (co-authored with Kevin Murry). Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, September 2002-September 2007 for $1,337,779.

Project MAKING THE GRADE: A Title III National Professional Development Proposal (co-authored with Robert Fanning). Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, September 2002-September 2007 for $1,379,330.

Project Operation ADVANCE: Achieving Values and Accomplishments for Migrant Adults through Networking Community Entities. (co-authored with Robert Fanning). Funded by the Office of Migrant Education, Washington, DC, August 2001-July 2006 for $2,030,320.

Project RAMOS SECUNDARIOS: A Title VII Bilingual Teachers and Personnel Proposal (co-authored with Kevin Murry). Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, July 2000-June 2005, for $906,500.

Project CALLE 2000: A Title VII Training for All Teachers Proposal (co-authored with Kevin Murry). Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, August 2000-August 2004 for $572,161.

Project DIMELO: A Title VII Bilingual Teachers and Personnel Proposal (co-authored with Kevin Murry). Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, July 2000-June 2005 for $1,138,500.

Project BESITOS: A Title VII Career Ladder Proposal. (co-authored with Kevin Murry). Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, June 1999-June 2005 for $1,048,000.

Funded Proposals Co-authored with Other Institutions in Collaboration with
Kansas State University:

Project ABC: Advancing Behavior Management and Counseling Elementary & Secondary School Counseling Demonstration Program. Funded by Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Washington, DC, November 2003-April 2005 for $983,081. (KSU-$55,000).

Project COLLABORATE: A Title VII Bilingual Teachers and Personnel proposal for the USD 457 Garden City school district. Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, October 2001-October 2005 for $750,000. (KSU-$533,700).

Project SILTS: Supporting Innovative Leaders in Today's Schools for Eastern New Mexico University. Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U. S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, October 2001-October 2005 for $770,567. (KSU-$132,071).

Project NTNS: New Teachers for New Students for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U. S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, October 2001-September 2004 for $664,143. (KSU-$20,000)

Project LAS ESTRELLAS: A Title VII Training for All Teachers proposal for the SEEM Center at the University of Kansas." Funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U. S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2001, for $1,144,073. KSU - $477,795).

Replication of CLASSICÓ Program Model with Other Institutions in Collaboration with Kansas State University:

Project Teach Them All: An NPD proposal in collaboration with University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for 5 yrs. $267,324.

Project PUP: Unlimited Proficiency: Improving the Education of Limited English Proficient Children. An NPD proposal in collaboration with Morningside College, Sioux City, IA. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for 5 yrs. $230,258.

Project LEAP: Leading Exceptional Annual Progress. An NPD proposal in collaboration with East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for 5 yrs. $295,440.

Project ISLAS: Increasing Second Language Learner Acquisition Skills. An NPD proposal in collaboration with Penn State University, University Park, PA. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2007 for 5 yrs. $259,252.

Ongoing partnership with Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM to duplicate and administer the CLASSICÓ program throughout the state of New Mexico.

 

PRESENTATIONS/SYMPOSIA

International:

Herrera, S. & Valenzuela, J. (2015 March 11). Beyond transforming education: Infusing technology into biography-driven instruction presentation at the 13th annual Congreso Puertorriqueño de Investigación en la Educación at the Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Río Piedras.

Herrera, S. (2013, May). “Assessment: A prism of opportunity” presentation at the 36th annual Association for Equality and Excellence in Education conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Herrera, S. & Rodriguez, D. (2008, November). Paper presentation “Teacher preparation through technology: Teaching English as a second language” at the 35th annual Puerto Rico Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (PRTESOL) convention “The Next Generation of ESL: Tapestry for Success” in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Herrera, S. (2008, July). Biography driven instruction: Reflective practice at work. Keynote speaker for 1st Summer International Conference on Education (ICE) at University of Texas–El Paso, El Paso, TX.

Herrera, S. (2005, April). Readiness for accommodation? Teachers and their CLD students. A session presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Montréal, Canada.

Herrera, S. (2005, April). CLASSIC: Transforming hearts and minds. A session presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Montréal, Canada.

Herrera, S. (2005, April). BESITOS – Bilingual education students interacting to obtain success: Recruiting, retaining, and graduating future CLD teachers. A session presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Montréal, Canada.

Herrera, S. (2005, January). Institutionalizing practices for the success of Hispanic/Latino college students: A case study. A paper presentation at the 3rd annual Hawaii International conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

National:

Herrera, S. (2015, September 19). Be the Key: Unlock the potential of diversity for academic success and societal renewal presentation at the 20th annual National Community College Hispanic Council “Leading with Confidence in the 21st Century. Fort Worth, Texas.

Herrera, S. (2015, May 8). Be the lifeboat! Anchoring your practices in culturally responsive pedagogy. Keynote presentation for 36th annual Sunshine State TESOL conference “Charting New Waters: ESOL for the Next Generation. St. Petersburg, Florida.

Herrera, S. (2015, May 8). Exploring assessment accommodations for classroom teachers of culturally and linguistically divers students (K-12) presentation at the 36th annual Sunshine State TESOL conference “Charting New Waters: ESOL for the Next Generation.” St. Petersburg, Florida.

Herrera, S. (2014, October 10). Moving beyond the obvious: What is highly effective, culturally responsive pedagogy? Keynote presentation at the Region One Education Service Center: Teachers Making a Difference conference, Edinburg, Texas.

Herrera, S. (2014, October 10). Acceleration of literacy development for K-12 culturally and linguistically diverse students. Presentation at the Region One Education Service Center: Teachers Making a Difference conference, Edinburg, Texas.

Herrera, S. (2014, October 10). Formative assessment accommodations for classroom teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Presentation at the Region One Education Service Center: Teachers Making a Difference conference, Edinburg, Texas.

Herrera, S. (2013, June). Common Core State Standards. Roundtable discussion at the 35th Annual Sanibel Leadership Conference “Flip Your Perspective: Seeing New Opportunities for ELL Achievement” in Clearwater Beach, FL.

Herrera, S., Donnell, W. Hall, L., Pomerantz, F., & Webb, C. (2012, May). Social and cultural practices influencing literacy learning in Cuba. A poster session presented at the 2012 International Reading Association’s 57th annual conference “Celebrating teachers: Honoring Effective Literacy Instruction in a Changing World in Chicago, IL.

Herrera, S. (2012, April). Valuing Students’ Expertise through Vocabulary Strategies. A paper presentation at the 2012 Aliance for Mutilingual Multicultural Education (AMME) conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Herrera, S. & Murry, K. (2012, February). Evidence for the use of CREDE standards to guide effective teaching practice in diverse and complex classrooms. A paper presentation at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 64th annual meeting “Imagine the Impact: Providing a Learning Journey for All” in Chicago, IL.

Herrera, S. (2012, February). Hip jams and flip cams: Teachers using a biography-driven practices rubric to increase English language learning students’ engagement. A paper presentation at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 64th annual meeting “Imagine the Impact: Providing a Learning Journey for All” in Chicago, IL.

Herrera, S., Kavimandan, S., & Holmes, M. (2012, February). Bringing theory to life: Strategies that make culturally responsive pedagogy reality in diverse secondary classrooms. A paper presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) annual meeting “Creating a Global Community of Learners: Guiding the Future of Education” in San Antonio, TX.

Martinez, T., Fanning, C., & Herrera, S. (2011, March). ESOL-endorsed teachers + ELLS = Increased academic achievement. A paper presentation at the 45th annual TESOL conference in New Orleans, LA.

Herrera, S. (2011, May). A national context for ELL research. Keynote address for Policies and Partnerships for English Language Learner Success: Preparing for Nevada’s Future, Las Vegas, NV.

Herrera, S. & Holmes, M.A. (2011, April). The 3 rs: Rhetoric, recruitment, and retention. Poster session at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual conference. New Orleans, LA.

Herrera, S., Perez, D., Kavimandan, S., Holmes, M. A., & Miller, S. (2011, April). Beyond reductionism and quick fixes: Quantitatively measuring effective pedagogy in the instruction of culturally and linguistically diverse students. A paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual conference. New Orleans, LA.

Bay-Williams, J. M., Herrera, S., Dougherty, B. J., Foegen, A. (2011, April). Differentiating instruction to meet all students’ needs: Bringing research and practice together. A research symposium at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual conference Research Presession. Indianapolis, IN.

Herrera, S., Murry, K., & Fanning, C. (2011 April). Long-term professional development: The key to multicultural student success! A workshop presentation at the 3rd Regional Conference for National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) Region 7, Kansas City, MO.

Herrera, S., Penner Williams, J., Nielson, J., & Manner, J. (2011 April). Multi-state university collaboration: Responding to the professional development needs of English language learners. Symposium presentation at the 3rd annual National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) Region 7 conference, Kansas City, MO.

Herrera, S., Murry, K., & Fanning, C. (2011, April). Long-term professional development: The key to multicultural student success! Workshop for the 3rd Annual National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Region 7 conference, Kansas City, MO.

Herrera, S., Perez, D., & Miller, S. (2011, April). Beyond quick fixes: Quantitatively measuring student success! Paper presentation for the 3rd Annual National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Region 7 conference, Kansas City, MO.

Herrera, S. (2010, June). World class education for all: A plan for all students. Session presentation at the 32nd annual Sanibel Leadership conference “From Global to Local: World Class Leadership that Empowers English Language Learners, Clearwater Beach, FL.

Herrera, S. (2009, October). Insisting on opportunity for first generation Lationo/a college students in the heartland. Panel presentation at the First Triennial Conference on Latino Education and Immigrant Integration, Athens, GA.

Holmes, M, Herrera, S., & Fanning, C. (2009, October). Regalos y cargas: Preservice teachers understanding who they are, where they come from, and how they fit in the world. Presentation at the First Triennial Conference on Latino Education and Immigrant Integration, Athens, GA.

Penner, J., Herrera, S., Martinez, T., & Perez, D. (2009, April). “Multi-State University Collaboration: Responding to professional development needs of teachers of English language learners.” Special Interest Group presentation at the 2009 AERA Annual Meeting “Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge” in San Diego, CA.

Wessels, S., Herrera, S., & Holmes, M. (2009, April). “Beyond the Obvious: Assumptions as Barriers to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.” Special Interest Group presentation at the 2009 AERA Annual Meeting “Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge” in San Diego, CA.

Herrera, S. (2009, March). “Lessons from practice: Working effectively with ELL students.” Presentation for an AACTE Online Learning Community Web conference “Lessons From Practice in Teacher Education: Working Effectively With ELL and CLD Students.”

Gonzales-Worthen, D., Herrera, S. & Rodriguez, D. (2009, February). “The NAHSA Partnership: Preparing teachers of English language learners.” Presentation at the 13th Annual Holmes Partnership conference, “Next Generation of Partnerships: Closing the Achievement Gap,” in Jacksonville, FL.

Herrera, S. (2009), January). Keynote presentation, “Where formative meets summative: Strategies that inform” at the 23rd annual 2009 Iowa Culture and Language conference in Des Moines, IA.

Herrera, S. (2009), January). “Look at me, who do YOU think I am?” Presentation at the 23rd annual Iowa Culture and Language conference in Des Moines, IA.

Herrera, S. (2009, January). “Chaos to i+TPSI: Strategies for diverse classrooms.” Presentation in concurrent session for National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni “Bridges for Student Success II: Understanding race, culture and language.” Charleston, NC.

Herrera, S. (2008, December). “Enhancing educator quality for special student populations: Addressing the preparation of teachers and leaders.” Presentation in concurrent session for 3rd annual What Works Conference: Building Capacity for a Systems Approach to Improving Educator Quality. Washington, DC.

Rochon, R., Hess-Rice, L., & Herrera, S. (2008, July). “Race, Ethnicity, Language, Exceptionality: Imperatives for quality teaching.” Panel presentation at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 2007 National Conference. Washington, DC.

Herrera, S. (2008, June). Assessment strategies that let you know what ELL students know. Presentation at the Carolina TESOL 2008 Conference “Bridging Languages, Cultures, and Communities,” Charleston, SC.

Herrera, S. (2008, June). Look at me, who do YOU think I am? Herrera, S. (2008, June). Look at me, who do YOU think I am? Presentation at the Carolina TESOL 2008 Conference, Charleston, SC.

Herrera, S. (2008, June). Look at me, who do YOU think I am? Presentation at the ESL Symposium at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Herrera, S. (2008, May). Look at me, who do YOU think I am? Keynote presentation at the New Jersey TESOL/BE Spring 2008 conference “New Horizons for ELLs in Classrooms & Communities,” Somerset, NJ.

Herrera, S. (2008, May). Biography-driven assessment: Strategies that let you know what ELL students know. Presentation at the New Jersey TESOL/BE Spring 2008 conference “New Horizons for ELLs in Classrooms & Communities,” Somerset, NJ.

Herrera, S. & Trujillo, L. (2008, May). Literacy development and young English language learners. A symposia presentation at the 53rd International Reading Association (IRA) conference, Atlanta, GA.

Herrera, S. & Morales, A. (2008, March). Teacher meaning perspectives toward their Mexican-American students: Further implications for the mañana conflict. A panel discussion at the 2008 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Herrera, S. & Holmes, M. (2008, March). Bringing hope to CLD students and families: Enhancing the advocacy skills of teacher candidates. A panel discussion at the 2008 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Herrera, S. & Fanning, C. (2008, February). Show me the strategies. A session presentation at the 37th annual National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE) conference “Honoring Our Roots and Expanding Our Horizons: Bilingualism for All,” Tampa, FL.

Herrera, S., Trujillo, L., & Cano, L. (2008, February). Literacy development and young English language learners. A session presentation at the 2008 National Title I conference, “Changing Performance,” Nashville, TN.

Herrera, S. (2008, February). Literacy and young English language learners. A session presentation at the 37th annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference “Honoring Our Roots and Expanding Our Horizons: Bilingualism for All. National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), Tampa, FL.

Herrera, S. (2008, February). Show me the strategies. A session presentation at the 37th annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference “Honoring Our Roots and Expanding Our Horizons: Bilingualism for All. National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), Tampa, FL.

Herrera, S., Rochon, & R., Hess-Rice, L. (2007, July). Race, ethnicity, language, and exceptionality: Imperatives for quality teaching. A panel presentation at the 20th annual National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) conference, “Making Connections: Linking Teaching and Leadership,” Washington, D.C.

Herrera, S. (2007, July). Building bridges: From prior knowledge to academic success. A session presentation at the Tenth Annual Summer Institute “Research and Literacy: The Bridge to Academic Success” Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.

Herrera, S. (2007, June). Building Bridges: From prior knowledge to academic success. A session presentation at the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Literacy’s 2007 Literacy for the 21st Century annual conference, Columbus, OH.

Herrera, S. (2007, June). The emperor has no clothes: Situating literacy for culturally and linguistically diverse student success. A paper presentation at the Making the Right Investments: Strengthening the Education of English Language and Bilingual Learners: An Invitational Research Symposium,” Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA.

Herrera, S. (2007, June). Making the leap: ELL instruction. A session presentation at the “Bridges for Student Success: Understanding Race, Culture and Language” conference, Charleston, SC.

Herrera, S. & Morales, A. (2007, April). College preparatory and college-going experiences of language-minority youth. A panel discussion at the 2007 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Herrera, S. & Morales, A. (2007, April). The mañana conflict: Implications for teachers’ meaning perspectives toward their Mexican-American students. A session presentation at “Deficit Discourses Revisited,” the 2007 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Vaughn, J., Swindler, B., Nevarez-La Torre, A., Herrera, S., & Nelson-Barber, S. (2007, Feb). Language, culture, and community in teacher education. Roundtable discussion on the release of new AACTE-sponsored volume at the 59th annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) “From Vision to Action,” New York, NY.

Herrera, S. (2007, Feb/Apr). Accelerating the reading skills of your English language learners. A staff development presentation developed and presented for Staff Development Resources (SDR) in Cleveland, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Charlotte, NC, and Springfield, VA.

Herrera, S. (2006, Nov/Dec). Powerful new strategies to strengthen your ELL reading program. A staff development presentation developed and presented for Staff Development Resources (SDR) in Atlanta, GA, Orlando FL, Newark, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA.

Herrera, S., Calder, S., & Johnson, D. (2006, October). Prior knowledge schema as assets in vocabulary development: Strategies that work. A session presentation at the Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) Celebrate Our Rising Stars Summit V “Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap” conference, Washington, D.C.

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (2006, October). Changing classrooms: Leadership for CLD students in rural schools. A session presentation at the 98th annual National Rural Education Association (NREA) Convention & Research Symposium, Kansas City, KS.

Herrera, S., Murry, K., & Hamann, E. (2006, April). Teacher perspectives on Mexican heritage students: Potential influences on transnationalism. A symposium on “Models of Mexican immigrant identity in the new Latino diaspora,” at the 2006 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

Herrera, S., Murry, K., & Pérez, D. (2006, March). Bringing faculty, teachers, communities and schools together: A synergistic approach to ESL/Dual language endorsement. A session presentation at "Daring to Lead," the 40th annual convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Tampa, FL.

Herrera, S., Johnson, N., Li, J., Jung, E., Mumford, V & Blanchett, W. (2006, February). Holmes Scholars: Supporting diversity & social justice, the human legacy of the Holmes partnership. A panel presentation at the “Model Partnerships and Practices: Reforming P-20 Education,”10th annual conference of the Holmes Partnership, Chicago, IL.

Herrera, S. & Murry, K. (2006, January). Systemic visions of candidate diversity and diversity among candidate graduates. A roundtable session at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) “Creating New Visions For Teacher Education,” San Diego, CA.

Herrera, S. & Murry, K. (2006, January). Endorsed teachers and their school administrators: A collaboration contradiction. A session presentation at the 35th annual National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE) conference “Connecting Worlds with Bilingual Education,” San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S. & Murry, K. (2006, January). The accommodation readiness spiral: A framework for teaching. A session presentation at the 35th annual National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE) conference “Connecting Worlds with Bilingual Education”, San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S. (2005, December). CLASSIC: Transforming hearts and minds: Reaching adequate yearly progress. A presentation at the 4th annual Celebrate Our Rising Stars Summit “From Essential Elements to Effective Practices”, U.S. Dept. of Education Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), Washington, DC.

Herrera, S., Diaz de Sabátes, G., & Morales, A. (2005, October). From remediation to acceleration: Recruiting, retaining, graduating future CLD educators. A presentation at the American Council on Education (ACE) Educating All of One Nation conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Herrera, S. (2005, September). Reaching CLD students by building on their assessed background experiences. A paper presentation at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Wingspread conference on Language, Curriculum, and Community in Teacher Preparation, Racine, WI.

Herrera, S., Trujillo, L., & Cano, L. (2005 April). Preparing migrant preschoolers (and their parents) for success in school. A presentation at the 2005 National Migrant Education conference, Burlingame, CA.

Herrera, S. & Trujillo, L. (2005 January). Parent involvement and early literacy for four-year-olds. A presentation for the National Title I Conference “Faces of Success”, Atlanta, GA.

Herrera, S. Escamilla, K. & Peréz, D. (2005, January). Critical considerations: A framework for decision-making when implementing literacy programs with ELL students. A presentation at the 34th annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education conference ‘Many Rivers, on Course to Academic Excellence,’ National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S., Anstrom, K, Rivera, C, Brooks, K, & Carstens, L. (2005, January). Promoting excellence for English language learners: Guiding educational reform to a new era. A presentation at the 34th annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education conference ‘Many Rivers, on Course to Academic Excellence,’ National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S., Morales, A., & Diaz de Sabátes, G. (2005, January). Taking it to the streets: Social theater on a Midwest university campus making diverse students voice heard. A presentation at the 34th annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education conference ‘Many Rivers, on Course to Academic Excellence,’ National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S., Martinez, T., & Hall, B. (2005, January). Shifting paradigms: Administrators participating with staff and a professional development model of SIOP. A presentation at the 34th annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education conference ‘Many Rivers, on Course to Academic Excellence,’ National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S., Trujillo, L., & Cano, L. (2005, January). Facilitating change in content instruction to meet the needs of all your second language students. A presentation at the 34th annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education conference ‘Many Rivers, on Course to Academic Excellence,’ National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S. (2004, May). Classroom strategies for the English language learners: A practical guide for accelerating language and literacy development. A presentation at the International Reading Association conference, Reno, NV.

Herrera, S. (2004, April). Accountability by assumption: Implications for reform agendas for teacher preparation. A presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

Herrera, S. (2004, February). CLASSIC/ESL dual language program: Reaching out to educators of English. A thematic session at the 84th annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) in Dallas, TX.

Herrera, S. (2004, February). Transforming teacher education to serve culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. A presentation with AACTE Committee on Multicultural Education, AACTE 56th annual meeting ‘Preparing Quality Professionals: Leading the Way’, Chicago, IL.

Herrera, S., Bowman, L., & Ross, S. (2004, February). Las ESTRELLAS: Enhancing the secondary teachers’ repertoire in working with English language learners for academic success. A presentation at the 33rd annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference “Bilingual Education: An Enlightened Path to Academic Excellence” National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), Albuquerque, NM.

Herrera, S., Lopez, E., Jaquez, I., Emslie, J.R.L., & Gonzalez, M.L. (2004, February). Preparing and supporting innovative leaders in today’s schools. A session presentation at the 33rd annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference “Bilingual Education: An Enlightened Path to Academic Excellence” National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), Albuquerque, NM.

Herrera, S., Brooks, K., & Karathanos, K. (2004, February). Inservice teacher transformation through critically reflective practice and professional learning communities. A session presentation at the 33rd annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference “Bilingual Education: An Enlightened Path to Academic Excellence” National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), Albuquerque, NM.

Herrera, S., Peréz, D., & Nuñez, Y. (2004, February). New Horizons: Moving beyond ELL teacher preparation to create systemic school-wide reform. A session presentation at the 33rd annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference “Bilingual Education: An Enlightened Path to Academic Excellence” National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), Albuquerque, NM.

Herrera, S., Murry, K., & Emslie, J. (2004, February). Reflection: Finding our voice in higher education and our educational community. A presentation at the 33rd annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference “Bilingual Education: An Enlightened Path to Academic Excellence” National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), Albuquerque, NM.

Herrera, S., (2003, December). CLASSIC: Transforming hearts and minds: A three-phase complex. A session presentation at the 2nd annual Celebrate Our Rising Stars Summit “Success in School: Everyone’s Responsibility, Every Child’s Right”, U.S. Dept. of Education Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) Washington, DC,

Herrera, S. (2003, May). Changing reading instruction to meet the literacy needs of culturally and linguistically different students. A session presentation at the 48th International Reading Association (IRA) conference, Orlando, FL.

Herrera, S. & Murry, K. (2003, February). Collaboration: Passé or passage to academic excellence. A session presentation at the 83rd annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Jacksonville, FL.

 

Herrera, S., & Murry, K. (2003, February). Standards-based leadership in teacher education for diversity. A symposium at the 83rd annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Jacksonville, FL.

Herrera, S. (2003, February). A coordinated effort toward family learning. A session presentation at the National Title I Conference “Beyond Boundaries,” Anaheim, CA.

Herrera, S. (2003, January). Preparing teachers for the English language learner in their classrooms: Issues and policy. A session presentation and discussion of the AACTE policy paper, “Teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students in mainstream classrooms,” at the 55th annual meeting of American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), New Orleans, LA.

Herrera, S. (2003, January). Advocacy leadership: Preparing instruction leaders to meet the needs of English language learners. A session presentation at the 32nd annual Bilingual/Multicultural International Education conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), New Orleans, LA.

Herrera, S. (2002, November). Parallel processes in systemic change: Administrators’ and teachers prep programs for academic success of English language learners. A roundtable discussion at the UCEA annual convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

Herrera, S. (2002, March). Recruitment, retention, and mentorship of teacher protégés. A session presentation at the 31st annual Bilingual/Multicultural International Education conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), Philadelphia, PA.

Herrera, S. (2002, February). What all future educators need to know about English language learners. A session presentation at the 54th annual American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), New York City, NY.

Herrera, S. (2002, January). A coordinated effort toward family, literacy and learning. A session presentation at the National Title I Conference “Leadership for a New Era,” Tampa, FL.

Herrera, S. (2001, May). Multilingual issues: Best practices. A session presentation at the 46th annual International Reading Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Herrera, S. (2001, February). Partnerships, practices and resources: Effective strategies for serving limited English proficient students, their teachers and their families. A project presentation at the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) Institute, St. Louis, MO.

Herrera, S. & Murry, K. (2000, September). Takes Two to Tango Successfully. A session presentation at the 7th annual Improving America’s Schools conference, Sacramento, CA.

Herrera, S. (2000, February). Advocacy in bilingual and ESL education: The potential role of classroom teachers. A session presentation at the 29th annual Bilingual/Multicultural International Education Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S. (2000, February). Reaching rural educators: Project ALCANCE. A session presentation at the 29th annual Bilingual/Multicultural International Education conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S. (2000, February). Social justice for language learning students: Can teachers serve as advocates for their rights to an equitable education? A session presentation at the 29th annual Bilingual/Multicultural International Education conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, S. (2000, February). Teachers as advocates: Promoting social justice for CLD students. A session presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Orlando, FL.

Herrera, S. (2000, February). Social justice for language learning students: Exploring teacher's perspectives. A paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Orlando, FL.

Herrera, S. (2000, February). Reciprocal and positive potentials: Exploring teacher's perspectives about lifelong learning. A session presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Orlando, FL.

Herrera, S. (1999, October). A passion for challenge: Teaching for diversity at twenty-one.” A keynote address at the 21st annual meeting of the Mid-America Chapter of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Iowa City, IA.

Herrera, S. (1999, March). Strengthening early reading behaviors through interactive writing. A paper presented at the 54th annual conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), San Francisco, CA.

Herrera, S. (1999, March). Second language learners and computer assisted language learning. A session presentation at the 33rd annual meeting of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), New York, NY.

Herrera, S. (1999, February). Educators healing racism. A panel presentation of a chapter presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Chicago, IL.

Herrera, S. (1999, January). All-around excellence: A new view of promoting excellence. A session presentation at the 28th annual conference of the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), Denver, CO.

Herrera, S. (1998, October). Will the United States ever be a truly bilingual society? A session presentation at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Herrera, S. (1998, March). When the ideal isn’t possible: Overcoming obstacles to effectively serving LEP students. A session presentation at the 32nd annual convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Seattle, WA.

Herrera, S. (1998, February). Meeting the needs of rural ESOL students: An emergent challenge. A session presentation at the 27th annual conference of the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), Dallas, TX.

Herrera, S. (1997, October). Teachers meaning perspectives and classroom practices vis-a-vis their Mexican-American students: Findings from research. A session presentation at the annual conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME ), Albuquerque, NM.

Herrera, S. (1995, April). Facilitating critical reflection as a means to the professional development of school-university partners: A microethnographic case study. A session presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Regional/State/Local:

Herrera, S. (2015, September 30). Biography-based instruction as critical pedagogy. Panel presentation as part of the Kansas State University College of Education’s “Not Just a Year of Social Justice Education” series, Perspectives on Critical Pedagogy, KSU Hale Library in Manhattan, KS.

Herrera, S. (2015, May 28-29). Navigating and accelerating authentic literacy development for culturally and linguistically diverse students (Grades K-12). Presentation at the 10th Annual Best Practices Summit “Boldly Engaging Every Student, Every Day, for Success. Omaha, NE.

Herrera, S. (2015, March 23). Keynote Speaker: Be the lifeboat! Anchoring your practices in culturally responsive pedagogy. Statewide Civil Rights Training. Iowa Department of Education. Des Moines, IA.

Herrera, S. (2015, March 23). Navigating and accelerating authentic literacy development for culturally and linguistically diverse students (Grades K-12). Statewide Civil Rights Training. Iowa Department of Education. Des Moines, IA.

Herrera, S. (2014, October 9). Less talk, more action: Relationship-building to incite change. Presentation for 2014 Education Symposium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Herrera, S., & Peréz, D. (2013, September). English language learners and Literacy. Presentation at the Kansas Action for Children (KAC) conference “From Readers to Leaders: Improving Literacy Outcomes in Kansas” in Wichita, KS.

Herrera, S. (2013, June). Connecting the DOTS: Strategies as iPad applications for the classroom. Presentation at the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) conference in Lawrence, KS.

Herrera, S. (2013, February). “Universals in Education” presentation for KSU College of Education faculty meeting. Manhattan, KS

Wood, M., Herrera, S., & Ballard, T. (2012, September 24-26). Collaborating with university partners to create a successful international student experience. Session presented at the University Professional & Continuing Education Association’s Central Region conference in Kansas City, MO.

Herrera, S. & Fanning, C. (2011, October). Video projects for online methods course. Peer Showcase for the 6th annual AXIO Learning Community “Innovations in Education & Technology conference at Kansas State University.

Herrera, S. (2011, February). Fidelity meets differentiated instruction: Strategies in action for ELLs! University of Arkansas 3rd annual ESL Symposium, Fayetteville, AR.

Herrera, S. (2010, October). Classroom Management and the CLD Student.” KSU College of Education’s Education Symposium “Learners Today… Leaders Tomorrow.” Manhattan, KS.

Herrera, S. (2010, October). Study Abroad in Guatemala. Presentation for the KSU International Travel Abroad Brown Bag Luncheon Series, “Experiences That Enhance Our Academic Programs.” Manhattan, KS.

Herrera, S. (2009). The feeling: Cargas y Regalos of Our Present, Futuro, Past. Presentation at the 3rd annual Midwest HALO Encuentro at Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

Herrera, S. (2008, December). Looks at me, who do YOU think I am? Plenary presentation at the 2008 Carolina TESOL conference, “Bridging Languages, Cultures, and Communities. Charleston SC.

Herrera, S. (2008, December). Assessment strategies that let you know what ELL students know. Presentation at the 2008 Carolina TESOL conference, “Bridging Languages, Cultures, and Communities. Charleston SC.

Herrera, S. (2008, October). Look at me, who do YOU think I am! Keynote Speaker for the 3rd Annual Missouri Migrant Education & English Language Learning Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Herrera, S. (2008, October). Biography driven literacy instruction: Fostering English language learners academic success! Pre-conference workshop for the 3rd Annual Missouri Migrant Education & English Language Learning Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Herrera, S. (2008, March). BESITOS for the Heartland: The role of school and IHE partnerships in shaping educational opportunities. Invited speaker for the Reaching Every Student And Parent Optimizing Nebraska Schools for Excellence (RESPONSE) network: Community innovation in the face of change at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.

Herrera, S. & Perez, D. (2006, October). Language and literacy for the ELL student: Beyond phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary. A paper presentation at the 33rd Annual Plains International Reading Association (IRA) Regional Conference, Omaha, NE.

Herrera, S. (2006, August). Elementary reading & writing with ELL students. Presentation for the OUR KIDS Professional Development Seminars, Iowa State Center in Ames, IA.

Herrera, S., & Perez, D. (2006, May). Language and literacy for the ELL student: Beyond phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary.” A paper presentation at the 33rd Plains International Reading Association’s (IRA) Regional conference in Omaha, NE.

Herrera, S. & Trujillo, L. (2006, February), “Diversity and equity instruction and assessment strategies. A session presentation for the Kansas Staff Development Council (KSDC) “Working to Close the Achievement Gap” spring conference in Wichita, KS.

Herrera, S. (2005, February). ESOL Endorsement Program, Directors roundtable discussion at Kansas Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KATESOL) /Bilingual Educators annual conference "Language Learning in the Digital Age." Emporia, KS.

Herrera, S. (2004, June). Sheltered instruction: Working to ensure no child is left behind. A session presentation at the 2004 State Migrant/ESOL/Bilingual/Refugee Education conference, Wichita, KS.

 

Herrera, S. (2004, March). ESOL Endorsement Program Directors roundtable discussion at the Kansas Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KATESOL) /Bilingual Educators annual conference "Advocating for Language Learners in the Era of No Child Left Behind," Hays, KS.

Herrera, S. (2003, June). A prism of learning: The facets of differentiated instruction for CLD students. A session presentation at the conference for National Board Certified Teachers in Kansas, Topeka, KS.

Herrera, S. (2002, February). Accelerating academic learning in the classroom: Effective strategies for ELL students. A session presentation at the Mid-Winter School Improvement Conference “Reaching for Excellence for Everyone,” Scottsbluff, NE.

Herrera, S. (2001, July). Accelerating literacy acquisition. A session presentation at the annual CLD Education Institute, Topeka Capitol Plaza, Topeka, KS.

Herrera, S. (2000, June). Simulating the challenges of cross-cultural interaction. A session presentation at the annual conference of the Kansas Alliance of Black School Educators (KABSE), Kansas City, KS.

Herrera, S. (1999, February). ESL assessment. A session presentation at the 3th annual English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education & Refugee Concerns conference “From Many Places, Tomorrow’s Faces”, Iowa Dept. of Education Comprehensive Regional Assistance Center & Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services Midwest Desegregation Assistance Center, Des Moines, IA.

Herrera, S. (1998, February). The 10 most important sentences: A comprehensive approach to language development. A refereed paper presentation at the 12th annual English as a Second Language/Bilingual/Refugee Concerns conference, Des Moines, IA.

Herrera, S. (1996, November). ESL distance education: Enlightened approaches to diversity. First Annual U.S. Department of Education regional conference on Improving America’s Schools, St. Louis, MO.

Herrera, S. (1996, June). Meeting the instructional needs of increasingly diverse student populations: A simulation of strategies and barriers. A session presentation at the 11th annual conference of the Kansas Alliance of Black School Educators, Kansas City, MO.

Herrera, S. (1996, March). Divergent instructional strategies for diverse student populations or culturally sensitive educators: Which key will unlock their potential?” A session presentation at the 17th annual meeting of the National Committee for School Desegregation, Chicago, IL.

SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM

Certified Appointment to Graduate Faculty, KSU, Spring 2006. 2014 Current Doctoral advisees – 8; Doctoral proposal &/or dissertation defenses to date – 14; Masters advisees, major professor – 22. ESL Masters completed – 328.

Invited panelist, KSU College of Education “Not Just a Year of Social Justice Education” presentation, Perspectives on Critical Pedagogy panel. Panelists: Dr. Angela Hubler, Feminist Pedagogy; Dr. Socorro Herrera, Biography-based Instruction as Critical Pedagogy; Dr. Susan Yelich-Biniecki, Mezirow’s Transformational Learning; and Dr. Brandon Kliewer, Liberatory Praxis: Marcuse and the Potential of Critical Civic Leadership Education and Development.

Invited manuscript reviewer, The Reading Teacher International Literacy Association, [rt@reading.org], 2015-2016.

Faculty mentor, Susan Yelich Bienieki, Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership, 2013-2015.

Keynote speaker, Sunshine State TESOL conference, May 7-9, 2015.

Keynote speaker, East High School Chapter of National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, East High School, Kansas City, KS. March 30, 2015.

Keynote speaker, Iowa Statewide Civil Rights Training, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, IA March 23, 2015.

Director and creator of Yachay English Language Institute, Yachay, Ecuador. Spring 2014.

Member, National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni Board (NAHSA), 2011-2014.

Member, State of Kansas Department of Education Teacher Education and Licensure committee, 2011-2014

Chair, Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series committee, Kansas State University, 2012-2013.

Member, Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series committee, Kansas State University, 2011-2012.

Member, KSU COE Faculty Mentor, 2012-2014

Member, KSU Alianza Governing Board, 2009-2014

Member, KSU COE Constitution and By-laws committee, 2010-2014

Member, KSU COE Diversity for Community committee, 2011-2014

Member, KSU COE Faculty Search Committee, 2013-2014

Member, Kansas State Department of Education, Teacher Education and Licensure, Common Core State Standards review committee, 2012-2014.

Founding Member, Institute for Language and Education Policy, Silver Spring, MD, 2006 – present

Member, Latino Coalition- Education Subcommittee, Olathe Public Schools, Olathe, KS
2012-2013

Invited Speaker, En Yachay Initiative in Cuidad de Conocimiento, Ecuador, November 18, 2013.

Invited speaker, 1st annual Midwest National Professional Development Dept. of Education/Office of English Language Acquisition Grantee’s Director’s meeting, Loyola University, Chicago, IL. October 18, 2013.

Invited speaker, East Carolina University College of Education culminating conference for federally funded Project LEAP, Greenville, NC. April 2013.

Co-hosted Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights guest lecturer, Richard Thompson Ford, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, February 28, 2013.

Invited manuscript reviewer, “An Ecology of Fear: Examining the ‘Contradictory Surveillance Terrain’ Navigated by Latina/o Youth in a U.S. Middle School” for Anthropology & Education quarterly, February, 2013

Professional development/training at University of Kentucky, Valparaiso University, and New Mexico State University for implementation of the Ecuador Go Teacher! program initiated by CIMA, KSU College of Education in collaboration with Ecuador’s Ministry of Education.

Conducted on-site classroom observations in Ecuador of teachers who completed the Go Teacher! program, Spring/Fall 2013.

Invited Tenure & Promotion Review, Dr. Lisa Pray, Vanderbilt Dept. of Teaching & Learning, November, 2013

Invited participant, International Reading Association’s Reading Literacy Research Program to Cuba, to examine the historic Cuban National Literacy Campaign and its impact on the country's education systems 50 years later. October 11-15, 2011.

Invited collaboration, “Turn your semester paper into a conference proposal and apply for travel funds,” College of Education Graduate Student Organization (EGSO), December 8, 2011.

Invited manuscript reviewer, “Preparing teachers for success with English language learners: Challenges and opportunities for university TESOL educators” for The Teacher Educator, April 2011.

Invited discussant, “The National Professional Development Grant: Key Considerations,” for the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition Webinar, March 22, 2011.

Invited reviewer, Hispanic Research Issues Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Education Research Association (AERA) for the Research in Elementary, Secondary, or Postsecondary Education Award presented at the 2011 AERA national conference in New Orleans, LA.

Invited panelist, Pearson/Allyn & Bacon presentation, “Closing the Achievement Gap for ELLs through Common Core Standards” at the TESOL Annual Convention “Examining the ‘E’ in TESOL, New Orleans, LA, March 16-19, 2011.

Invited participant, first annual National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (NAHSA) mentorship session at American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 2011.

Invited roundtable mentor, Doctoral Research Forum at the TESOL Annual Convention “Examining the ‘E’ in TESOL, New Orleans, LA, March 16-19, 2011.

Invited co-host with Dr. Bronwyn Fees, College of Human Ecology’s visit of 24 Chinese Pre-school teachers from South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China visit to Kansas State University, November 2010.

Invited peer reviewer for abstracts for the first Triennial Conference on Latino Education & Immigrant Integration, hosted by the Center for Latino Achievement & Success in Education (CLASE) at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. October 2010.

Invited speaker, 2010 Kansas State University Education Symposium, October 2010.

Invited article review, “Teachers in high-need high schools: How do we attract and keep them?” for the Journal of Curriculum & Instruction, a peer-reviewed journal administered by the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at East Carolina University. January 2010.

Invited Tenure & Promotion Review, Dr. Jenelle Reeves, candidate for promotion to Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Sciences at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. July 2010.

Invited Proposal Reviewer, 14th Annual Holmes Partnership Conference, Jan. 28-30, 2010Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC.

President, National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (NAHSA) Board of Directors, 2007-2009

Member, Board of Directors, Holmes Scholars Program, 2007-2009

Member, National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (NAHSA), 2006 - 2009

Panel Member, KSU College of Education Mentoring Seminar, Fall 2009

Invited Tenure & Promotion Review, Dr. Sueanne Mckinney, candidate for promotion to Associate Professor in the Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University. July 2009.

Invited Speaker, SIOP presentation to KSU College of Education inservice teachers in Amanda Arnold and Marlatt Elementary Schools, Manhattan, KS. March 2009.

Keynote Speaker, 2008 Carolina TESOL Conference “Bridging Languages, Cultures, and Communities, Charleston, SC.

Keynote Presentation, 3rd Annual Missouri Migrant Education & English Language Learning Conference, Southeast Missouri State University, Kansas City, Missouri, October, 2008.

Invited Tenure & Promotion Review, Dr. Jorgelina Abbate-Vaughn, candidate for promotion to Associate Professor in the Graduate College of Education, University of Massachusetts-Boston. August 2008.

Invited Tenure & Promotion Review, Dr. Joy Egbert, candidate for promotion to full Professor in the Department of Teaching & Learning, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. July 2008.

Invited speaker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Initiative on Teaching & Learning Excellence “Schooling in demographically transitioning communities,” grant meeting with ITLE mentor educator’s group, Lincoln, NE.
March, 2008.

Invited professional development presenter, Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Service (BOCES), through Colorado State University-Pueblo, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP I) for K-12 educators, Feb.–May 2008.

Invited host, 2008 College of Education Alumni Fellow, Dr. Sheryl Santos, Dean of Education, Texas Tech University, February, 2008

Invited speaker, St. Thomas University Project SUCCESS professional development, Miami Gardens, FL. 2007

Invited panelist, annual Kansas State Student Affairs Conference “Pathways for Student Success.” 2007

Member, KSU Research & Extension Diversity Task Force, 2006-2008

Member, Diversity Professional Development Seminars and Academic Advising Committee, KSU, 2006-2008

Founding Member, Institute for Language and Education Policy, Silver Spring, MD, 2006 - present

Member, Collaborative for Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement, KSU Targeted Excellence grant, 2006-2009.

Invited reviewer, KSU Targeted Excellence proposal, “Obesity in Rural Latino Communities: Prevention and Management”, November 2006

Invited discussant, 3rd annual James R. Coffman Leadership Institute “Empowered Individuals, Enhanced Institutions,” at KSU, August 2006.

Invited speaker, KSU COE Professional Development series: Enhancing Instruction for All Learners. Presentation entitled “Does your classroom/course speak the ‘language’ of diversity? April 2006.

Chairman, KATESOL Spring Conference at Kansas State University, 2006

First Vice Chairman, KATESOL, 2005-2006

Member, ESOL Restructuring Committee, Wichita Public Schools, 2005-2006

Invited discussant, Academy for Leadership Development, 2005 Winter Institute, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), January 2005.

President, Kansas State University ALIANZA Organization 2004-2005

Advisor, Kansas State University Mexican American Student Organization 2004-2005

Member, Kansas State University College of Education Teacher Education Advisory Council (TEAC), 2002-2005

College of Education Representative to KSU Diversity Committee, 2001-2005.

Member, Conference Planning Committee, 2005 Annual KATESOL/BE conference

K-Stater Magazine, College Focus, “Turning possibilities into reality: Professor develops programs to recruit, prepare teachers for culturally, linguistically diverse classroom”, Fall 2004, Vol. 54, No. 1

Advisory committee member, National Science Foundation’s Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) project 2004-2005

Invited speaker, Sanibel Leadership Conference, June 2004

Invited proposal reviewer, International Reading Association, 2004

Invited speaker, Kansas State University Vernon Larson International Luncheon Lecture series, May 2004

K-State News Service [article contributions]

Herrera, Socorro, (2004, May 6) ReView – Elementary Education. “Socorro Herrera presented the paper “Accountability by Assumption: Implications of Reform Agendas for Teacher Preparations at AERA in San Diego.” InView Faculty/Staff Newsletter, Vol 26, 20.

Requested national reviewer for George Washington University Center for Excellence & Equity in Education, Washington,

D.C. Reviewed and evaluated, in five sections, the 2004 Edition of the Guiding Principles: National Standards for Best Teaching Practice with ELL Students. April, 2004.

Invited member, KSU President’s Commission on Multicultural Affairs (PCMA). 2004

Invited speaker, The Holmes Partnership Eighth Annual Conference, January 2004

Committee member, Kansas State University ALIANZA organization, Manhattan, KS, 2002-2004

Kansas Association of School Boards’ Hispanic Education Conference presentation, “Understanding Hispanic Culture,” December 2003

Invited reviewer, KSU Targeted Excellence proposal, “Strengthening Hispanic Studies: An Integrated and Interdisciplinary Approach”, November, 2003

Invited guest, presentation of Inaugural class of Kauffman Scholars, Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. October 2003

Invited guest, Monroe R. Balton Fund Scholarship Planning committee, KSU College of Veterinary Medicine,
September 2003

Service – COE Honor Orientation seminar presentation entitled “A Minority Student in the Classroom”,
September 2003

Panel member, KSU New Faculty & Unclassified Professionals Orientation, August 2003

Keynote speaker, KATESOL Spring Conference, April 2003

National Advisory Committee member, Multicultural Education Committee, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC, 2002-2004

Committee member, USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden School District Multicultural Task Force, 2001-2004.

K-State News Service [article contributions]

Herrera, Socorro, (2003, June 19) ReView – Education. “Herrera & Murry published AACTE Briefs.” InView Faculty/Staff Newsletter, Vol 25, 23.

Herrera, Socorro (2003, May 5) College of Education unveils new programs for future bilingual teachers.
K-State Media Relations & Marketing.[can be found at http://www.mediarelations.ksu.edu/WEB/News/NewsReleases/bilingual50503.html]

Herrera, Socorro (2003, February 27) ReView ­­– Education. “Herrera & Murry presented at ATE.”
InView Faculty/Staff Newsletter, Vol 25, 15.

Invited discussant, Roundtable on Teacher Preparations under National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) George Washington University, Washington, DC, Project ALCANCE recognition, October, 2002

Invited proposal reviewer, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), 2002.

Hispanic Heritage month presentation “School Challenges Faced by Hispanic Youth & Helping Hispanics Achieve Educational Success” for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VII, Kansas City, KS, October, 2002

K-State News Service [article contributions]

Herrera, Socorro (2002, November 5) K-State invited to present ESL project to U.S. Department of Education, Insight.

Herrera, Socorro (2002, June 17) K-State distance ESL program getting national recognition. K-State Perspectives,1, 2. [can be found at http://www.mediarelations.ksu.edu/WEB/News/Webzine/0102/esl.html]

Herrera, Socorro (2002, June 4) Program helps second-language learners, school districts. K-State Perspectives, 1, 2. [can be found at http://www.mediarelations.ksu.edu/WEB/News/Webzine/0102/eslsidebar.html]

Invited proposal reviewer, Office of English Language Acquisition, Languages Enhancement & Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA), U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, July 2002.

Committee member, Multicultural Education Committee, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC, 2001-2002

Expert witness to the defense council, Racial Discrimination Court Case: Thomas vs. Puyallup School District, No. 7594-000-160, Seattle, Washington, 2001-2002.

Committee for Developing ESOL State Teaching Standards – Chair, 2000-2001.

Kansas North Central Accreditation Team, 2000-2001.

Appointed committee member, Governor’s Advisory Committee on Hispanic Affairs, State of Kansas, May 2000.

Service – College of Education, Executive Committee, 1997 – January, 2001.

Invited speaker, Kansas Association of School Boards, December 2000.

Consultant- ESL/LAS/OCR Issues & the Education of English Language Learners, Migrant Education

Service – English as a Second Language Unit, Emporia, KS, April, 1999.

Service – College of Education, Student Affairs Committee, 1997-1999

Keynote Address, Eight Annual Multicultural Conference, Garden City Community College, Garden City, KS, March 17-19, 1999.

Service – College of Education, Elementary Education Reading Search Committee, Spring, 1999 & Fall, 1999.

Program Interview, "KSU Expert Says Language Barriers in Education Need to be Broken, " Kansas State News Services, Manhattan, KS, February 18, 1999.

Site-Visit Coordinator, ENMU COE Visit of ESL/Dual Language and Instructional Services of COE KSU, led by Dr. Julia

Rosa Emslie, Dir. Bilingual Ed., ENMU, Manhattan, KS, February, 1999.

Requested Presentation, Grow Your Own Teachers Youth Group of the Wichita Public Schools, GYOT Project Retreat, Hutchinson, KS, August, 1998.

Requested and Funded Presentation on the Programming and Instructional Needs of CLD Students, U. S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, April, 1998.

Symposium Chair, Education Symposium – ESL in the Classroom, Shooting for the Stars in Education, Kansas State University, May, 1998.

Keynote Presentation, TESOL ‘98 Breakfast Seminar for Midwest TESOL, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, March, 1998.

Keynote Presentation, Linn-Mar High School Diversity Days, Linn-Mar, Iowa, March, 1998. Herrera, S., Peréz, D., & Escamilla, K. (2014). Teaching reading to English language learners: Differentiated literacies (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon

Policy Panel Service, Rural Policy Symposium, Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, November, 1997.

Keynote Address, Fall Commencement Meeting, Geary County Unified School District, Junction City, KS, August, 1997.

Consultant – ESOL Paraprofessionals, Wichita Schools, Wichita, KS, August, 1997.

Commencement Address, GED Graduating Class of 1998, Seward County Community College, Liberal, KS,
May, 1997.

Informational Presentation for Kansas City Public Schools and Community, Parents University Symposium, Kansas City, KS, April, 1997.

Herrera, S. (1997, March). Invited Deliberation. Proposal Reviewer, Teacher Education, Interest Section. 31st annual Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference, Orlando, FL.

Advisory Panel Service, “Summit on Assessment, AEA Unit 13, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, February, 1997.

Judge, Forensics and Debate Tournament Competitions sponsored by Manhattan, High School, Manhattan, KS, 1998, 1997.

Odyssey of the Mind Coach/Sponsor, Amanda Arnold Elementary, Manhattan, KS, 1997.

Contributing Scholar, Spring Hill Partnership in Technology, Preparing Teachers for the Twenty-First Century (A professional Development Schools Project), Fall, 1996.

National Curriculum/Policy Evaluator, Guiding Principals Initiative – George Washington University, Arlington, Virginia, February, 1996.

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS AND HONORS

Nominated for 2015-2016 Kansas State University’s Dr. Ron and Rae Iman’s Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching, September 2015.

Program Recipient, 2014 Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations Award for “Go Teacher” Ecuador program, from the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE), October 28, 2014.

Recipient, KSU College of Education’s “Michael C. Holen Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award, December 2013.

Nominated for 2013 Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Minority Education, November, 2013.

Recipient, KSU College of Education’s “Faculty in Research/Creative Activities” Award, Spring, 2013.

Award finalist, Excelencia in Education for BESITOS program, October 2012

Member, Puerto Rico Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2008

Nominated for College of Education Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, 2008

President, National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (NAHSA) Board of Directors, 2008-2009

Recipient, 2005 Outstanding Alumni Award, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

Nominated for 2004 Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Minority Education, December, 2003.

CLASSIC/ESL Dual Language program, recipient of First “University Outstanding Department or Unit Award for Enhancing Diversity,” Kansas State University, September, 2003

Nomination and finalist for the E. Walter Morrison Award given by the KSU Student Foundation, April, 2003

Nominated for 2003 Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Services to Minority Education, December, 2002.

Cesar E. Chavez Award Recipient, in Recognition of the Work and Dedication to the Cause of Latinos, in Kansas City, KS (May, 2002)

Cesar E. Chavez Award Recipient, In Recognition of the Work and Dedication to the Cause of Latinos in Kansas City, KS (May, 2000)

Appointee: Governors Task Force: Kansas Advisory Committee on Hispanic Affairs (Fall, 1998-Present)

Committee Member, Latin American Studies Consortium, Kansas State University (1996-1998)

National Holmes Scholar, The Holmes Group Consortium (1991-1995)

South-Central Representative to the National Steering Committee, Holmes Group Consortium

Recipient: Bilingual Education Fellowship, Office of Bilingual Education, United States Department of Education, Washington, DC

Recipient: Annual Scholarship Award of the New Mexico School Counselor Association (1988)

Faculty Search Committee, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education [NCATE] Accreditation Committee, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Minority Recruitment, Retention, & Planning Committee, Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee, College of Education, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas

American Educational Research Association [AERA], NABE, & TESOL: Mid-America and National Chapters

 

 

 

Federally funded Project Summary

Principal Investigator/Project Director

2009 - Present

Project KORE, a 5-yr. NPD program                                                                        $1,999,749   [9/1/11-8/31/16]

Project Destiny 2, 5-yr. HEP grant                                                                           $2,346,235   [7/1/11-6/30/16]

Project KANCO, 5-yr. CAMP grant                                                                         $1,836,329   [7/1/09-6/30/14]

Project MERIT, Title III National Professional Development program                            $1,392,054     [7/2/07-7/1/12]

Project PEER, Title III National Professional Development program                              $1,265,183     [7/2/07-7/1/12]

Project PULSE, Title III National Professional Development program                            $1,377,163     [7/2/07-7/1/12]

Project Destiny, 5-yr. HEP grant                                                                             $2,303,251  [10/1/06-9/30/11]

Project CARE, Title III National Professional Development program                                $747,175  [7/15/04-7/14/09]

                                                                                                                Total - $22,800,834

2000-2007

Project MAESTRA, 5-yr. Title III National Professional Development program                $1,337,779  [9/30/02-9/29/07]

Project SYNERGY, 5-yr. Title III National Professional Development program                $1,668,200  [9/30/01-9/29/07]

Project MAKING THE GRADE, 5-yr. Title III National Professional Development Project $1,379,330 [9/30/01-9/29/07]

Project LAS ESTRELLAS, Title VII Training for All Teachers program with KU                $477,795  [10/1/01-9/30/06]

Project Operation ADVANCE, 5-yr. Title VII High School Equivalency                        $2,030,320  [8/1/01-10/31/06]

Project BESITOS, 5-yr. Title VII Career Ladder                                                         $1,048,000  [6/15/99-6/14/05]

Project RAMOS SECUNDARIOS, 5-yr. Title VII Bilingual Teachers & Personnel              $906,500   [7/1/00-6/30/05]

Project COLLABORATE, 3-yr. Title VII Bilingual Teachers and Personnel                       $533,700  [10/1/01-9/30/05]

Project SILTS, 3-yr. Title VII ESL Certification Program with ENMU & ENMSU             $132,071  [10/1/01-5/31/05]

Project NTNS, 3-yr. Title VII ESL Certification Program with UA/Birmingham                  $20,000  [10/1/01-9/30/04]   Total - $9,533,695

 

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