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Creating Wisdom Seekers- Exploring Light and Shadow Investigations

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  • Dr. Cora Causey

    Cora Brasfield Causey, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, working with teacher candidates pursuing Early Childhood and Elementary degrees. Her emphasis is on moral and intellectual development through best practice in early literacy, math, and science. Dr. Causey’s current research involves physical knowledge activities that strengthen scientific reasoning in young children. She provides regular professional development on math and science for in-service teachers.

  • Beth VanMeeteren

    Beth Dykstra VanMeeteren is a 24-year veteran early childhood teacher and now directs a state-wide center, the Iowa Regents’ Center for Early Developmental Education on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. Holding a masters in literacy education and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in constructivist early STEM, Van Meeteren’s research in early STEM education capitalizes on children’s natural interest in STEM (What is in the world? How does it work? What happens when I interact with the world? How can I communicate what I find?) and uses children’s interest in STEM as a catalyst to learn the tools of literacy. VanMeeteren advocates for starting with phenomena, recording information about phenomena, and then checking with the experts in books. The work builds upon the work of a previous director, Dr. Rheta DeVries, and co-author Dr. Constance Kamii in their book, Physical Knowledge in Preschool Education. VanMeeteren is a regular presenter at NAEYC & NSTA and a charter member of the NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum. She designs and delivers professional learning in early STEM for practicing and preservice early childhood educators.

November 4, 2021
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 3H 0M

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