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Valenilla, Danielle

Academic Technology Specialist
Center for Academic Technology


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • Education & Pedagogy
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Hybrid Learning

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Indiana Teachers of Writing Conference (ITW) 2014, Presenter
  • "The Second Classroom: Using Wall Space to Build Classroom Community"
  • "Tech Talk: How We Influence Technology Integration"
Indiana Teachers of Writing Conference (ITW) 2013, Presenter & Keynote Speaker
  • "Chalk and Pencils, Slates and White Boards: What Does Viral Literacy Look Like?" (keynote panel)
  • "Empowering Introverts: How to Connect the Seemingly Disconnected"
Indiana Teachers of Writing Conference (ITW) 2012, Presenter
  •  “The Write Audience: Audience Appreciation and Awareness in Middle and Secondary Classrooms” 
Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Conference 2010, Presenter
  • “Graphic Novels: A Secret Weapon in Content Literacy” 
Motivational Guest Speaker, Speaker at Urey Middle School (Walkerton, Indiana) 
  • “Success and Apathy”

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

  • Discovering, mastering, and sharing emerging technologies and their implications for classroom instruction
  • Training any and all on the available technology resources at Butler University
  • Collaboration with and professional development for the Butler community regarding instruction and/or technology implementation
  • Sharing all of the above on CAT's social networks

Personal Hobbies

  • Writing
  • Dancing
  • Acting
  • Volunteering 



  • Current METL Graduate Student, Butler University
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, English and English as a New Language, Butler University
  • Diploma with The Institute of Children's Literature

Professional Credentials

  • Teacher Consultant Fellowship with the National Writing Project
  • Indiana Teachers of Writing (ITW) Conference Committee


  • "Extra Effort Award 2012" Awarded by Noblesville High School
  • "Outstanding Secondary Student Teacher 2011” Awarded by Butler University College of Education

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Women in Technology International