Who is Valerie Burton?

English/Language Arts Teacher at West Jefferson High School, Jefferson Parish Public Schools

  • University of New Orleans
  • Loyola University New Orleans

It is my goal to expose my students to a creative learning environment that allows them to use the new tools of communication to compose, reflect, collaborate and share their publications. Students need to be able to read, write and interact with text and other mediums to be successful in today’s world.

Specialty Training (this list needs to be updated)

·Trained as Master Teacher for Intel’s “Course Essentials” and “Thinking with Technology”
·Trained in “Using Digital Cameras in the Classroom”
·Trained in the use of “MovieMaker in the Classroom 2”
·Trained in the use of “MovieMaker in the Classroom 1”
·Trained in the use of “Vocabulary Word Walls”
·Trained in the use “Literature Circles”
·Trained in “Best Practices ELA Block Schedules”
·Trained in the use of “Kagan Structures/Strategies”
·Trained in the use of “Thinking Maps”

Here are a few of my sites


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