Dr. Vallera’s research interests focus on developing curricular and instructional materials using innovative educational technology, project-based learning methods, and design thinking strategies. Her projects have concentrated on integrating STEM subjects and agriculture to engage elementary students in understanding the global food and fiber system, as well as those designed to encourage multicultural competence, ADA compliance, and diversity awareness.
Augmented and virtual reality
Teaching and technology
Diversity awareness and multicultural competence
Bridging formal and informal education
STEM and agricultural education